Christian Thielemann

Christian Thielemann

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dmitri Shostakovich: 3 Fantastic Dances, 5 Preludes & Fugues – Dmitri Shostakovich (Audio video)
















Shostakovich pursued a promising career as a pianist before he decided to concentrate on composing. He played Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and other great romantic composers on the concert platform, and also took part in the first Russian performance of Stravinsky's Les noces. After 1930 he played only his own works in public, and recorded a good many of them in Russia. [...]

In the Fantastic Dances Shostakovich's playing is not quite so secure, but he brings out the character of these little pieces with great vividness.


His Preludes and Fugues inhabit a much more serious world, and here one may admire the composer's absorbed, very dedicated playing. He builds and shapes each piece in masterly Fashion – the long No.24, in particular, is held together with great skill. In this item, whose recording origin is not apparently known, the sound becomes a little rusty – elsewhere the piano tone is satisfactory.


Source: Gramophone (4/1993)

 

SHOSTAKOVICH plays SHOSTAKOVICH

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

♪ 3 Fantastic Dances, Op.5 (1922)

i. March – Allegretto
ii. Waltz – Andantino
iii. Polka – Allegretto

♪ 5 Preludes & Fugues, Op.87 Nos. 1, 4, 5, 23, 24 (1950-1951)

Dmitri Shostakovich, piano

Recorded in 1958 (Mono)

(HD 1080p - Audio video)

First publication: August 12, 2014 – Last update: May 6, 2017






















See also

Symphonies

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.7 in C major "Leningrad" – hr-Sinfonieorchester, Marin Alsop (HD 1080p)


George Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major | Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 in D minor – Yuja Wang, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas


Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 in D minor – BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner


Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.13 in B flat minor "Babi Yar" – Sergei Aleksashkin, Groot Omroepmannenkoor, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Dima Slobodeniouk


Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.4 in C minor – Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, David Afkham


Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.14 in G minor – Makvala Kasrashvili, Evgeny Nesterenco, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai (Audio video)



Concertos


Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat major – Mstislav Rostropovich, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin (May 29, 1960 – Audio video)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor – Nicola Benedetti, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Søndergård (HD 1080p)


Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat major – Alexander Warenberg, Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Judith Kubitz


Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat major, & Symphony No.1 in F minor | Benjamin Britten: Sinfonietta, Op.1 – Steven Isserlis, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Teodor Currentzis (HD 1080p)


Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.2 in G major – Mstislav Rostropovich, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov (World premiere recording, Prague, December 6, 1967 – Audio video)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat major – Mstislav Rostropovich, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Aleksandr Gauk (World premiere recording, Moscow, October 6, 1959 – Audio video)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor – Martha Argerich, David Guerrier, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Gábor Takács-Nagy

Dmitri Shostakovich plays the end of his First Piano Concerto (1940)


Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 in F major – Dmitri Shostakovich, Orchestre National de France, André Cluytens (Audio video)


Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in C minor – Dmitri Shostakovich, Orchestre National de France, André Cluytens (Audio video)



Chamber Music

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2 in E minor – Delta Piano Trio (HD 1080p)


Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.1 in C minor – Janine Jansen, Torleif Thedéen, Eldar Nebolsin



Song Cycles

Dmitri Shostakovich: Song-cycle: From Jewish Folk Poetry – Tatiana Sharova, Ludmila Kuznetsova, Alexei Martynov, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Valeri Polyansky (Audio video)


Movies

Shostakovich Against Stalin: The War Symphonies – A Documentary by Larry Weinstein – Netherland Radio Philharmonic, Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (HD 1080p)


Dmitri Shostakovich: Katerina Izmailova (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), 1966 – A film by Mikhail Shapiro – Galina Vishnevskaya, Konstantin Simeonov


The New Babylon (Novyy Vavilon), 1929 – A film by Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg – Music by Dmitri Shostakovich (HD 1080p)


Film Music

Dmitri Shostakovich: Film music from New Babylon – Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Valeri Polyansky (Audio video)


Texts (in Greek)

Μουσική υπό διωγμό: οι πολιτικές διώξεις του Ντμίτρι Σοστακόβιτς

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