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SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Sonata / Violin Sonata


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THE COLLABORATIVE CONDUCTOR – Jeremy Siepmann Interviews Dmitry Yablonsky

SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Sonata / Violin Sonata

Although Shostakovich’s chamber music is dominated by the fifteen string quartets [Naxos 8.550973 – 0977], he also left his mark on the piano trio [Naxos 8.553297], the piano quintet [8.554830] and the accompanied sonatas. Those for cello, violin and for viola [Naxos 8.557231] count among his most significant instrumental creations. The 1934 Cello Sonata includes one of the earliest of Shostakovich’s sardonic scherzos, while the Largo is a ‘romance’ that draws on a lineage taking in Tchaikovsky and even Rachmaninov. The 1968 Violin Sonata, written for David Oistrakh, is among Shostakovich’s most uncompromising pieces. Very different is the film score for The Gadfly whose Romance has assumed the status of a ‘lollipop’, not least through its use as the signature tune for the 1980s UK television drama Reilly, Ace of Spies.

Shostakovich, Dmitry

  Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40
1.   I. Allegro non troppo 00:11:52
2.   II. Allegro 00:03:09
3.   III. Largo 00:07:50
4.   IV. Allegro 00:04:29
  Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 134
5.   I. Andante 00:10:23
6.   II. Allegretto 00:06:53
7.   III. Largo 00:15:05

Shostakovich, Dmitry
Yablonsky, Dmitry, arranger(s)

  The Gadfly, Op. 97 (trans. D. Yablonsky) (excerpts)
8.   Romance 00:02:58
9.   Nocturne 00:03:54

Total Playing Time: 01:06:33

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Yablonsky, Dmitry

Yablonsky, Dmitry

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra

Fedotov, Maxim; Petrova, Galina; Saranceva, Ekaterina; Yablonsky, Dmitry

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557722

Barcode: 0747313272228

Physical Release: 10/2006

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