Dimitri Shostakovich

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2CD
13 Apr 2015

Barcode: 0825646155019

Composer: Dimitri Shostakovich

All Shostakovich's recordings are distinguished by his masterly technique and the clean, non-legato touch, which is wholly in keeping with the character of his music. Yet beautiful tone and broad cantilenas are also in evidence, notably in the slow movements of both concertos and in some of the preludes and fugues. He never indulges in superficial effects for effect's sake. His playing conveys his compositional intentions with uncommon clarity and subtlety, and is in many respects individual and inspiring. It demonstrates the versatility of Shostakovich's exceptional talent, and earns him his place in the tradition of great pianism among major composers of our century: Rachmaninov, Bartók and Prokofiev.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato - Allegro vivace - Moderato  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
02 Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 35: II. Lento  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
03 Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 35: III. Moderato  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
04 Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 35: IV. Allegro con brio - Presto - Allegretto poco moderato - Allegro con brio  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
05 Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102: I. Allegro  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
06 Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102: II. Andante  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
07 Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102: III. Allegro  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
08 Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: I. Allegro non troppo - Largo  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
09 Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: II. Allegro  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
10 Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: III. Largo  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
11 Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: IV. Allegro  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
Disc 2 
01 Shostakovich: 3 Fantastic Dances, Op. 5: I. Allegretto  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
02 Shostakovich: 3 Fantastic Dances, Op. 5: II. Andantino  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
03 Shostakovich: 3 Fantastic Dances, Op. 5: III. Allegretto  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
04 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: No. 1 in C Major (Moderato)  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
05 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: No. 4 in E Minor (Andante - Adagio)  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
06 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: No. 5 in D Major (Allegretto)  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
07 Twenty-Four Preludes & Fugues Op. 87 (2003 Digital Remaster): No. 6 Allegretto - Moderato (B minor)  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
08 Twenty-Four Preludes & Fugues Op. 87 (2003 Digital Remaster): No. 13 Moderato con moto - Adagio (F sharp major)  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
09 Twenty-Four Preludes & Fugues Op. 87 (2003 Digital Remaster): No. 14 Adagio - Allegro non troppo (E flat minor)  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
10 Twenty-Four Preludes & Fugues Op. 87 (2003 Digital Remaster): No. 18 Moderato - Moderato con moto (F minor  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
11 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: No. 23 in F Major (Adagio - Moderato con moto)  - Dmitri Shostakovich 
12 Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: No. 24 in D Minor (Andante - Moderato)  - Dmitri Shostakovich 


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