Shostakovich plays Shostakovich | Praga Digitals PRD25036566

Shostakovich plays Shostakovich

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Label: Praga Digitals

Cat No: PRD25036566

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 18th November 2016

Contents

About

Shostakovich began his career with hopes of becoming a professional pianist, and throughout his life he maintained a close association with this instrument. He enjoyed playing in private and in public, and recorded compositions of his own in the 1940s and 1950s. Some of his most ebullient (Piano Concerto No.1, op.35) and personal (Jewish Folk Poetry, op.49, Preludes and Fugues, op. 87) scores were written for the piano. Many of his piano recordings are unfamiliar to classical music lovers because of their poor sound quality, but this compilation makes for enjoyable listening.

Track listing:

CD1:
1-11. From Jewish Poetry - Moscow, 15 January 1955 
Nina Dorliak, Zara Dolukhanova, Alexei Maslennikov

12-14. Piano Concerto No.2 - Moscow, 10 May 1957
Moscow Radio Symphony Orch., Alexander Gaouk

15-18. Piano Concerto No.1 - Moscow, 27 November 1957
Moscow Phil., Samuel Samoussoud, Josef Volovmk

19. Concertino for 2 pianos - Moscow Conservatory, 1957
Maxim Shostakovich

CD2:
1-5. Piano Quintet, op.57 - Moscow, 10 May 1957
Beethoven Quartet, Dmitri Shostakovich

6-9. Cello Sonata, op.40 - live, Moscow Conservatory, 10 May 1957
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

10-13. Preludes, op.34, arr. for violin and piano by Dmitry Tryganov - Moscow Conservatory, 1957 Dmitry Tryganov

14-16. Preludes and Fugues, op. 87/5, 23, 3 - Moscow, May 1957
Dmitri Shostakovich (piano)

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