• UndertheStars

    Under the Stars. Works by Spencer, Bull, Debussy, Elgar, Bizet/Hubay, Hubay, Dvorák, Tchaikovsky, Kreisler, Fauré, Brahms, Shostakovich and Siem


    The Strad Issue: April 2015 Description: Starry violinist dazzles and charms in a disc of encore pieces Musicians: Charlie Siem (violin) Munich Radio Orchestra/Paul Goodwin Composer: Spencer, Bull, Debussy, Elgar, Bizet/Hubay, Hubay, Dvorˇák, Tchaikovsky, Kreisler, Fauré, Brahms, Shostakovich and Siem This disc features a generous mix of ...

  • Shostakovich

    Shostakovich: String Quartets nos.14 op.142 & 15 op.144; Two Pieces op.36


    The Strad Issue: March 2015 Description: The Czech ensemble offers rapt readings of Shostakovich’s last quartets Musicians: Pražák Quartet Composer: Shostakovich The two Shostakovich quartets on this recording are described in the booklet as his last diptych, although the proofreader missed the wild inaccuracy of his dates, ...

  • Oistrakh_Cadenza1

    David Oistrakh performs Shostakovich's Violin Concerto no.1 cadenza


    David Oistrakh performs the cadenza to Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto. Watch David Oistrakh perform Bach’s Double Concerto with Yehudi Menuhin. Read about David Oistrakh and Joseph Szigeti’s ‘s influence on Prokofiev’s violin concertos and sonatas in The Strad’s March 2015 issue , out now. ...

  • Borodin

    Borodin Quartet signs to Decca Classics


    Long-standing Russian quartet will record major Shostakovich cycle

  • NightingaleShost1

    The Nightingale Quartet performs Shostakovich


    The Nightingale Quartet performs the Adagio from Shostakovich's Third String Quartet. The Copenhagen-based ensemble is featured in The Strad's January 2015 issue , out now. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click ...

  • Tetzlaff

    Shostakovich: Violin Concertos nos.1 & 2


    THE STRAD RECOMMENDS The Strad Issue: January 2015 Description: Searching and haunting accounts of Shostakovich’s two concertos Musicians: Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/John StorgŠrds Composer: Shostakovich Christian Tetzlaff might have been born to play the Shostakovich concertos. His questing spirit, penetrating tonal inflections and clarity of ...

  • repinconducts

    Vadim Repin conducts and performs Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto


    Violinist Vadim Repin’s Trans-Siberian Arts Festival in Novosibirsk suffered a last-minute no show in April, when conductor Valery Gergiev was delayed in New York. Rather than cancel the concert, artistic director Repin decided to conduct and play Shostakovich's Violin Concerto no.1 himself – the first time ...

  • Emerson_Quartet_Shostakovich

    Emerson String Quartet performs Shostakovich's Quartet no.3


    The Emerson String Quartet performs the third movement of Shostakovich's String Quartet no.3 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. Cellist David Finckel, who stepped down from his post last year, has written a guide on building and maintaining a successful career ...

  • American-String-Quartet-violist-Daniel-Avshalomov

    A Brief Survey of Summer Festivals Without All the Bother of Joining a String Quartet – Part Two


    American String Quartet violist Daniel Avshalomov continues his blog tour of US festivals in the clean mountain air of Crested Butte, Colorado

  • V5025

    Shostakovich: Violin Concertos nos.1 & 2


    The Strad Issue: January 2006 Musicians: Sergei Khachatryan (violin) French National Orchestra, Kurt Masur (conductor) Composer: Shostakovich And still they come. Recordings of Shostakovich’s claustrophobically forbidding First Concerto continue to emerge at a dizzying pace that currently shows no sign of abating. Although collectors should on no ...