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SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Sonata No. 2 / The Limpid Stream (piano transcription)


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SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Sonata No. 2 / The Limpid Stream (piano transcription)

Following on from the monumental cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues [Naxos 8.554745-46], the First Piano Sonata and the 24 Preludes [Naxos 8.555781], this disc features most of Shostakovich’s remaining solo piano pieces – including miniatures and arrangements no less characteristic for their brevity. Unlike the explosive First Sonata, the Second Piano Sonata of 1943 is largely introspective in nature, a decidedly private response to the war years. Of the lighter pieces, A Child’s Exercise Book, written for the composer’s daughter, Galina, is presented in the order originally intended (and recorded in 1946) by Shostakovich. The four movements from the ballet The Limpid Stream are heard in Shostakovich’s own transcription, and here receive their first recording.

Shostakovich, Dmitry

  Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 61
1.   I. Allegretto 00:06:54
2.   II. Largo 00:06:01
3.   III. Moderato (con moto) - Allegretto con moto - Adagio - Moderato 00:11:12
  3 Pieces
4.   No. 1. Minuet 00:00:50
5.   No. 2. Prelude 00:00:55
6.   No. 3. Intermezzo 00:01:07
  A Child's Exercise Book, Op. 69
7.   I. March: in the tempo of a March 00:00:41
8.   II. Valse: in the tempo of a Waltz 00:00:33
9.   III. Sad Tale: Adagio 00:02:07
10.   VI. Merry Tale: Allegro 00:00:34
11.   V. The Bear: Allegretto 00:00:48
12.   VI. Clockwork Doll: Allegretto 00:00:45
13.   VII. Birthday [no tempo indication] 00:01:12
14.   Murzilka 00:00:49
  Preludes, Op. 2 (excerpts)
15.   No. 2 in A Minor: Allegro moderato e scherzando (Op. 2, No. 5) 00:02:17
16.   No. 3 in G Major: Andante (Op. 2, No. 2) 00:02:17
17.   No. 4 in E Minor: Allegro moderato 00:00:55
18.   No. 15 in D - Flat Major: Moderato (Op. 2, No. 7 or 8) 00:01:30
19.   No. 18 in F Minor: Andantino (Op. 2, No. 6) 00:01:08

Shostakovich, Dmitry
Shostakovich, Dmitry, arranger(s)

  The Limpid Stream, Op. 39 (excerpts) (piano trans. D. Shostakovich)
20.   Act I Scene 1: No. 7. Scene and Waltz - Entr'acte: Allegretto 00:05:56
21.   Act I Scene 2: No. 12. Dance of the Milkmaid and the Tractor Driver: Moderato con moto 00:02:20
22.   Act I Scene 2: No. 13. Ballerina's Waltz: Tempo di valse 00:02:56
23.   Act II Scene 3: No. 23. Tango: Allegro - Andante - Allegro 00:04:39

Total Playing Time: 00:58:26

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Scherbakov, Konstantin

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570092

Barcode: 747313009275

Physical Release: 09/2006

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