Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Written under threat by the tyrant Joseph Stalin, the Fifth Symphony is as satisfying as it is subversive. Giancarlo Guerrero conducts.

The Complete RCA and Columbia Dimitri Mitropoulos Collection: Program 2 of 3

Part two of an exploration of a fruitful collaboration features works by Beethoven, Bloch, and Shostakovich.

Măcelaru Conducts Marsalis, Tarkiainen, and Shostakovich

Conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads the San Francisco Symphony in Dmitri Shostakovich’s madcap First Symphony and Wynton Marsalis’ celebration of Black history and folklore, Blues Symphony. San Francisco Symphony English horn player Russ de Luna stars in Outi Tarkiainen’s Milky Ways.

The Craft of Shostakovich

Exploring the Soviet-Russian composer’s chamber works.

7 Strange, Silly, and Surreal Opera Plots

Take out the high courts and bring in the dancing elephants: here are some of the strangest opera plots that have ever been put to paper.

Yuja Wang and the Oslo Philharmonic perform Ravel Piano Concertos

Pianist Yuja Wang joins the Oslo Philharmonic and its Chief Conductor Klaus Mäkelä for a program of 20th-century masterpieces by Ravel and Shostakovich.

Honeck, Capuçon & Shostakovich 5

A journey from brooding despair to rousing triumph, Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony rescued him from the grips of official Soviet disfavor.

Bloch, Ben-Haim, and Shostakovich

Some classics from the New York Philharmonic’s storied discography.

90 Years: Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

Another packed summer of live music awaits.

Afkham & Gluzman

David Afkham returns to the CSO podium to lead Debussy, Ravel, and Shostakovich.

Alan Gilbert Conducts Lyadov, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich

We visit Lyadov’s Enchanted Lake and Swan Lake of Tchaikovsky before hearing the Symphony No. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Alan Gilbert conducts.

Stephen Hough Plays Rachmaninoff

Star pianist Stephen Hough takes the stage to perform Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto.

Jurowski & Helmchen

Vladimir Jurowski conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8.

Lidiya Yankovskaya to Depart COT at End of ’23–24 Season

As one of the very few women music directors of a major US opera company, Yankovskaya is respected for her leadership, artistic vision, as well as her inventive programming.

Gemma New conducts the Firebird Suite

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs works by Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Moussa.

Danish String Quartet

The dynamic ensemble performs works by Haydn, Bach, and Shostakovich as well as their crowd-pleasing arrangements of folk music.

Hadelich Plays Prokofiev

Star violinist Augustin Hadelich makes a return to the festival to play Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concerto.

The Art of Simon Trpčeski

Showcasing one of today’s most acclaimed pianists in works by Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.

Aspects of Shostakovich

A song cycle and a piano quintet.

Gimeno & Perianes

Gustavo Gimeno, the music director designate of Teatro Real leads the LA Phil and guest pianist Javier Perianes in music by Francisco Coll García, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Playlist: Loud Classical Music

Whether you are looking to rev up for the race or drown out the din, this playlist of cacophonous classical music is for you.

Playlist: Classical Music You Probably Know (But Can’t Name): Vol. 1

Classical music can be nigh on impossible to find unless you know exactly what you’re looking for. Let us help!

Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet

The Dover Quartet plays Mozart’s “Dissonance Quartet” – String Quartet in C Major, K. 465. Then later, it’s the Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich, performed by Nicolas Namoradze, John Storgårds and Peter Stumpf.

Russian Masters

Music by Dmitri Shostakovich and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Honeck, Capuçon & Shostakovich 5

Manfred Honeck leads the CSO with a US Premiere of Auerbach’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (a CSO co-commission) featuring Gautier Capuçon.