Shostakovich plays Shostakovich | Warner 2564615501

Shostakovich plays Shostakovich

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564615501

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 13th April 2015

Contents

Works

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Cello Sonata in D minor, op.40
Fantastic Dances (3), op.5
Piano Concerto no.1 in C minor, op.35
Piano Concerto no.2 in F major, op.102
Preludes and Fugues (24), op.87
» no.1 in C major
» no.4 in E minor
» no.5 in D major
» no.6 in B minor
» no.13 in F sharp major
» no.14 in E flat minor
» no.18 in F minor
» no.23 in F major
» no.24 in D minor

Artists

Dmitri Shostakovich (piano)
Ludovic Vaillant (trumpet)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise

Conductor

Andre Cluytens

Works

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Cello Sonata in D minor, op.40
Fantastic Dances (3), op.5
Piano Concerto no.1 in C minor, op.35
Piano Concerto no.2 in F major, op.102
Preludes and Fugues (24), op.87
» no.1 in C major
» no.4 in E minor
» no.5 in D major
» no.6 in B minor
» no.13 in F sharp major
» no.14 in E flat minor
» no.18 in F minor
» no.23 in F major
» no.24 in D minor

Artists

Dmitri Shostakovich (piano)
Ludovic Vaillant (trumpet)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise

Conductor

Andre Cluytens

About

All of 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.

Contents:
CD 1

- Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings in C minor, Op.35 (1933)
Dmitri Shostakovich (piano), Ludovic Vaillant (trumpet)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française /  André Cluytens
Recorded: 1958, Salle Wagram, Paris

- Piano Concerto No.2 in F, Op.102 (1957)
Dmitri Shostakovich (piano)
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française / André Cluytens
Recorded: 1958, Salle Wagram, Paris

- Cello Sonata, Op.40 (1934)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Dmitri Shostakovich (piano)
Recorded: Unknown, Radio House, Moscow

CD 2
- Three Fantastic Pieces, Op.5 (1922)
Recorded: 1958, Salle Wagram, Paris

- Preludes and Fugues, Op.87 (1950-51)
No.1 Moderato (C major)
No.4 Andante – Adagio (E minor)
No.5 Allegretto (D major)
No.6 Allegretto – Moderato (B minor): previously unreleased on CD
No.13 Moderato con moto – Adagio (F sharp major): previously unreleased on CD
No.14 Adagio – Allegro non troppo (E flat minor): previously unreleased on CD
No.18 Moderato – Moderato con moto (F minor): previously unreleased on CD
No.23 Adagio – Moderato con moto (F major)
Recorded: 1958, Salle Wagram, Paris

No.24 Andante – Moderato (D minor)
Recorded: Unknown

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