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Winner of the Silver Medal at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition while still a student at the Moscow Conservatory, Suren Bagratuni has gone to a distinguished international career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. In addition to performing throughout the former Soviet Union, he has toured worldwide earning enthusiastic praise in both traditional and contemporary repertoire. Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Mr. Bagratuni began his musical education there at the age of seven. After winning several national and international competitions he continued his studies at the Moscow Conservatory and later in the United States, at the New England Conservatory of Music. His teachers include such legendary cellists as Daniel Shafran, Natalia Shakhovskaya and Laurence Lesser. Suren Bagratuni began performing at age ten, and by age fourteen appeared as a concerto soloist performing Saint-Saens' Concerto with Armenian State Radio Orchestra. Since that time he has performed with all the major orchestras in the former Soviet Union, including the Moscow Philharmonic (under the direction of Valery Gergiev), and has also appeared with the Boston Pops, L'Orchestre Jeune Philharmonie in Paris, the Weimar Staatskapelle, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Orquestra Sinfonica de Sao Paulo, Symphony Orchestras of Chile, Guatemala, Dominican Republic to name a few. His solo appearances have included recitals in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Rome, Paris, Geneva, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, M?nchen ...
Symphony No.5 in D minor Op.47 by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) The State Symphony Orchestra of The USSR (USSR State Symphony Orchestra) Evgeny Svetlanov, conductor Filmed in 1976, Great Hall of the Moscow conservatory
www.openuniversity.co.uk Shostakovich Why is he famous? As World War II swept through Europe, a young Russian composer set out to win the fight with his piano. But is it possible that a piece of music was so powerful it actually ended the Siege of Leningrad? Did Shostakovich create the first Weapon of Mass Destruction? Produced on behalf of The Open University Open Broadcasting Unit by 360 productions.
Dmitri Shostakovich - Waltz No. 2
DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH´S ORCHESTATION FOR "TEA FOR TWO" Orchestra: Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam Conductor: Riccardo Chailly "Tea for Two" is a song from the 1925 musical No, No, Nanette with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Irving Caesar. The song is sung from the viewpoint of a lovestruck man, who plans the future with his new woman in mind. The song was also orchestrated by Dimitri Shostakovich in 1928 under the title "Tahiti-Trot". Shostakovich wrote it in response to a challenge from conductor Nikolai Malko: after the two listened to the song on record, Malko bet 100 roubles that Shostakovich could not completely re-orchestrate the song from memory in under an hour. Shostakovich took him up and won, completing the orchestration in around 45 minutes. The "Tahiti Trot" was first performed in 1928, and has been a popular encore ever since. It was used as an entr'acte for the ballet The Age of Gold at the suggestion of conductor Alexander Gauk. en.wikipedia.org Spanish radio programme "Libro de Notas", cycle: "Memorias de Shostakovich" in: www.rtve.es Podcasts available! Radio Clásica España (In Spanish, of course) www.rtve.es A los que hablen español...no se pierdan este programa, no tienen excusa y los que no, listen more music in Youtube! Gracias Mitia!
Shostakovich's 1st Symphony. Mvt 1 . LSO 0 Valery Gergiev. Barbican Centre 2006
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 (1940) I. Prelude: Lento II. Fugue: Adagio III. Scherzo: Allegretto IV. Intermezzo: Lento V. Finale: Allegretto Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Performers: Amati Quartet & Bruno Canino (piano) Picture: Shostakovich with the musicians of Glazunov quartet of Lukashevsky - Ginsburg - Rivkin - Mogilevsky in January 1941 As with much of Shostakovich's music the Piano Quintet is an historical reflection of its time. It is a gravely serene piece marked by a simplicity of texture, especially in the piano writing: lines are doubled two octaves below, and there is little complex inter-part composition. All of this provides clarity, and an ample accessibility reflected in the popularity of the work immediately after its premiere. Rostislav Dubinsky, original first violinist of the Borodin Quartet recalls in his book, Not By Music Alone: "For a time the Quintet overshadowed even such events as the football matches between the main teams. The Quintet was discussed in trams, people tried to sing in the streets the second defiant theme of the finale. War that soon started completely changed the life of the country as well as the consciousness of the people. If previously there was the faint hope of a better life, and the hope that the 'sacrifices' of the revolution were not in vain, this hope was never to return. The Quintet remained in the consciousness of the people as the last ray of light before the future sank into a dark gloom." The work ...
The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a 1. Overture 2. Contredanse 3. Folk Feast (National Holiday) 4. Interlude 5. Barrel-Organ Waltz 6. Galop 7. Introduction (Prelude) 8. Romance 9. Intermezzo 10. Nocturne 11. Scene 12. Finale Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Performer: Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra World Premiere: April 12, 1955 Leningrad TV Directed by Alexander Feinzimmer (responsible over twenty years earlier for Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije), The Gadfly (Ovod) was first shown on 12 April 1955. Based on a period swashbuckler (1897) by Ethel Lilian Voynich, a minor English novelist (1864-1960), the story is set in 19th century Austrian-occupied Italy and tells of a freedom-fighter (the illegitimate son of a cardinal). Known as the "Gadfly" because his "sting" so maddens the authorities, he goes through various adventures before eventually meeting a hero's death by firing squad. Inspiring one of Shostakovich's most attractive scores, the twelve movements ("fragments") of the suite, Op. 97a (compiled by Lev Atoumian), reflect not only the heroism and lyric quality of Gabrilovitch's screenplay but also the clever archaic, romantic and popular pastiche of Shostakovich's musical underlining. Anticipations of symphonies to come, allusions to Rossini and Tchaikovsky, are plentiful. But the rightly famous Romance for violin and orchestra (a descendent of the Meditation from Thais) is in a luscious, heady, lover's world of its own. Like the Nocturne (solo cello), its timing ...
Title :Dmitri Shostakovich - Romance (from The Gadfly)
We go behind the scenes at a Philharmonia Orchestra rehearsal with Gustavo Dudamel to see what goes into rehearsing and conducting such an incredible symphony.
Jazz Suite No. 2 (Suite for Stage Variety Orchestra): VI. Waltz 2 Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Jazz Suite No. 1: III. Foxtrot (Blues) Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky Ensemble: Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: II. Andante Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Dmitri Shostakovich's son, Maxim Shostakovich conducts Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major which is performed by Maxim's son, Dmitri Shostakovich Jr. and accompanied by the I Musici de Montreal
BBC Proms 2007: Prom 48 Royal Albert Hall August 19, 2007 Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Shostakovich Symphony 10 mvt I. Moderato
Dmitri Shostakovich filmed in 1975 during rehearsals of opera "The Nose"
June,1994 at NHK Hall, Tokyo Charles Dutoit, conductor NHK Symphony Orchestra
this is a great composicion the russian waltz, definitly a total clasic
Op. 110 Mov. 2 Allegro molto Performed by: Emerson String Quartet Note: I highly recommend playing the next movement as soon as this movement finishes playing. This whole quartet is supposed to be played without stopping. (at least that's how I interpret it)
Pt. 3 www.youtube.com Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française André Cluytens, conductor Dmitry Shostakovich, piano
Pt. 2 www.youtube.com Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française André Cluytens, conductor Dmitry Shostakovich, piano
Schostakovitch - Chamber Symphony op. 110 - first and second movement. The Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra conducted by Massimo Lambertini during a concert in Cesena, Italy, Teatro Bonci, March 2005
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Elena Rostropovich (piano) Olga Rostropovich
BBC Proms 2007: Prom 48 Royal Albert Hall August 19, 2007 Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Shostakovich Symphony 10 mvt II. Allegro
Kirov Orchestra ＆ NHK Symphony Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, 2002.
NHK Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. NHK Hall, Tokyo, 2006.
The Emerson String Quartet performs Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet no. 3, III. allegro non troppo; from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY. The Emerson String Quartet: Philip Setzer Eugene Drucker, violins Lawrence Dutton, viola David Finckel, cello www.emersonquartet.com Performance courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon, GmbH: www.deutschegrammophon.com Video produced by Peachtoad Productions: www.peachtoad.com
Andre Rieu and the Second Waltz
NHK Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paavo Järvi. Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 2005.
The Toscin It is a good performance. However, this conductor is not so known. NHK Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yukio Kitahara. NHK Hall, Tokyo, 1992.
At that time, she was in her teens. However, this performance is wonderful. Sayaka Shoji is soloist with the NHK Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit. Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 2002.
Dmitri Shostakovich playing Symphony 7 (Leningrad)
A collection of rare photographs accompanied by Symphony 8, 3rd movement
Composed by Dimitry Shostakovich Performed by English Chamber Orchestra with Dmitri Alexeyev Conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975) Symphony No.5 Op.47 Moderato Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra-1973 Conductor: Evgeny Aleksandrovich Mravinsky (1903-1988)
This is from the Proms 2006 More splitting nightmares! Especially the cadenza! Hope you enjoy it!
Valery Gergiev conducts Shostakovich's 7th Symphony which salutes the sacrifices made during the Great Patriotic War as survivors of the Siege of Leningrad describe the first performance of this great symphony
Valery Gergiev conducts and historians remind us of the horrors of Stalin's era which nearly swallowed the composer up...
The great Russian composer's symphony (conducted here by Valery Gergiev) captures a time of terror in Russia...this clip includes interviews with music contemporaries and Lady MacBeth of the Mtsensk District...
mill3d_2003 - Dimitri Shostakovich - The Second Waltz
Abram Shtern's 80 birthday celebration with Shostakovich - Romance
b. tarr's Damnation shostakovich Prelude and Fugue opus 87 n.6 performer: Richter
Facts established about this video so far: Pianist: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) Trumpeter: Leonid Yuriev (1913-1971) Conductor: Maybe Aleksandr Gauk (1893-1963) Orchestra: Probably Leningrad Philharmonic Venue: Moscow Conservatory "Great Hall" Date: This info suggests it is 1940: www.youtube.com Piano: Bechstein, E270. Year Built: ? (Thanks to everyone whose comments helped in establishing some of these facts. Please, keep them coming.) Original Note: This is the famous surviving video of young Shostakovich playing his first piano concerto. Footage is from 1934 or 1935 (I don't know for sure (I remember hearing about those years, but if anyone knows for sure, please let me know) -- definitely not on or before this concerto's premiere on October 15th, 1933, which happened at the Leningrad Philharmonic Hall). This performance is from Moscow Conservatory's Bol'shoi Zal. We get to hear the very end of that performance (starting with the piano cadenza) - the only footage that, supposedly, survives. Video and audio was taken from a DVD of a movie called "Sonata for Viola". In that movie (and most likely the way the original footage was put together) most of concerto video doesn't coincide with audio and audio is played too fast (resulting in a raised pitch). So, I corrected as much as I could. (The frame rate of this video is 28.534 fps, and it seems to work fine after upload). There is even one place (towards the end of the final "stride" cadenza) where the video footage ...
Anne Gastinel y Roger Muraro (Segundo movimiento, allegro)
Shostakovich video to accompany an article (in Spanish) in Rebelion.org www.rebelion.org
A 3 minute film I made as a school project to go along with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 that I later remade to go along with his Cello Concerto for use by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra to be played during their opening to their Shostokovich Performance.
Mravinsky conducts the Leningrad Philharmonic at the Leningrad Conservatory hall (if I'm not mistaken). This is the 4th concluding movement of Shostakovich's Symphony no. 5.
Seraphina Quartet plays Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110 Sabrina Tabby, Caeli Smith, Madeline Smith, Genevieve Tabby