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SHOSTAKOVICH: Dmitry Shostakovich - A Portrait (WHITEHOUSE)

Dmitry Shostakovich: A Portrait
His Works . His Life

  • 2 CDs with over 2½ hours of music
  • Richly illustrated with photographs
  • Detailed essay by Richard Whitehouse

8.558188-89

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975) is a rare figure in modern music: a composer who, having achieved international success when still in his teens, went on to become the leading light in Russian music of the Soviet era, and a mainstay of concert halls in Europe and America - championed by many international conductors and musicians. Yet this fame was to be increasingly accompanied by a constant debate between East and West over just what his music was about; an ideological battle that has only intensified in the three decades since his death. Together with a comprehensive essay that surveys his musical output, these two CDs present a detailed overview of Shostakovich's achievement.

Includes music from nine symphonies, two string quartets, two ballet suites, Piano Concerto No. 2, The Gadfly and Hamlet, as well as Shostakovich himself playing the piano and making a radio address.



Disc 1

Shostakovich, Dmitry

  Prelude and Fugue in C Major, Op. 87, No. 1
1.   Play with flash player Prelude and Fugue in C Major, Op. 87, No. 1 00:04:46
  Fantastic Dance in C Major, Op. 5, No. 3: Polka
2.   Play with flash player Fantastic Dance in C Major, Op. 5, No. 3: Polka 00:01:07
  Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10: I. Allegretto
3.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10: I. Allegretto 00:08:11
  The Golden Age - ballet suite, Op. 22a: II. Adagio
4.   Play with flash player The Golden Age - ballet suite, Op. 22a: II. Adagio 00:09:07
  The Bolt - ballet suite, Op. 27a: VIII. General Dance of Enthusiasm and Apotheosis (Finale)
5.   Play with flash player The Bolt - ballet suite, Op. 27a: VIII. General Dance of Enthusiasm and Apotheosis (Finale) 00:03:25
  Prelude in E-Flat Minor, Op. 34, No. 14
6.   Play with flash player Prelude in E - Flat Minor, Op. 34, No. 14 00:02:12
  Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43: II. Moderato con moto
7.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43: II. Moderato con moto 00:08:42
  Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: IV. Allegro non troppo
8.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: IV. Allegro non troppo 00:11:29
  Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: III. Scherzo
9.   Play with flash player Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: III. Scherzo 00:03:23
  Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: III. Allegro non troppo
10.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65: III. Allegro non troppo 00:06:42
  Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67: II. Allegro non troppo
11.   Play with flash player Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67: II. Allegro non troppo 00:02:55
  Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70: I. Allegro
12.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 9 in E - Flat Major, Op. 70: I. Allegro 00:05:16
  Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77: III. Passacaglia
13.   Play with flash player Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77: III. Passacaglia 00:09:57

  Excerpt from a radio address by Shostakovich (Leningrad. September 16, 1941)
14.   Play with flash player Excerpt from a radio address by Shostakovich (Leningrad. September 16, 1941) 00:00:53


Disc 2

Shostakovich, Dmitry

  Prelude in F-Sharp Major, Op. 87, No. 13a
1.   Play with flash player Prelude in F - Sharp Major, Op. 87, No. 13a 00:01:55
  Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: IV. Andante - Allegro
2.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: IV. Andante - Allegro 00:13:26
  The Gadfly, Op. 97: III. National Holiday
3.   Play with flash player The Gadfly, Op. 97: III. National Holiday 00:02:42
  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102: II. Andante
4.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102: II. Andante 00:06:38
  String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: V. Largo
5.   Play with flash player String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110: V. Largo 00:03:43
  Symphony No. 13 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 113, "Babiy Yar": II. Humour
6.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 13 in B - Flat Minor, Op. 113, "Babiy Yar": II. Humour 00:07:37
  Hamlet, Op. 116: IV. Largo
7.   Play with flash player Hamlet, Op. 116: IV. Largo 00:03:39
  String Quartet No. 12 in D-Flat Major, Op. 133: I. Moderato - Allegretto
8.   Play with flash player String Quartet No. 12 in D - Flat Major, Op. 133: I. Moderato - Allegretto 00:06:37

Shostakovich, Dmitry
Kuchelbecker, W., lyricist(s)

  Symphony No. 14, Op. 135: IX. O Delvig, Delvig!
9.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 14, Op. 135: IX. O Delvig, Delvig! 00:04:49

Shostakovich, Dmitry

  Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141: I. Allegretto
10.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 15 in A Major, Op. 141: I. Allegretto 00:08:24
  Viola Sonata, Op. 147: I. Moderato
11.   Play with flash player Viola Sonata, Op. 147: I. Moderato 00:11:13
  Fugue in D Minor, Op. 87, No. 24b
12.   Play with flash player Fugue in D Minor, Op. 87, No. 24b 00:07:27

Total Playing Time: 02:36:15






Composer(s):
Shostakovich, Dmitry

Lyricist(s):
Kuchelbecker, W.

Conductor(s):
Kuchar, Theodore; Lyndon-Gee, Christopher; Slovák, Ladislav; Wit, Antoni; Yablonsky, Dmitry

Orchestra(s):
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Russian Philharmonic Orchestra; Russian State Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Éder Quartet; Stockholm Arts Trio; Vermeer Quartet

Choir(s):
Slovak Philharmonic Chorus

Artist(s):
Bartholdy, Annette; Berman, Boris; Drake, Julius; Houstoun, Michael; Kaler, Ilya; Mikuláš, Peter; Scherbakov, Konstantin; Shostakovich, Dmitry

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: A Portrait

Genre: Chamber Music; Concerto; Instrumental; Music Biographies; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.558188-89

Barcode: 636943818824

Release Date: 03/2006

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