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Shostakovich: the symphonies

Shostakovich: the symphonies

Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink.

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Published by Decca. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shostakovich, D. -- 1906-1975.,
  • Haitink, Bernard, -- 1929-

  • Edition Notes

    Booklet to accompany 11 CD set 444 430-2.

    SeriesThe symphonies
    The Physical Object
    Pagination123p.
    Number of Pages123
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18202336M


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I bought this book as a "read-along" to better understand the forms of the various movements in Shostakovich's symphonies and concertos.

I'm only part way through it, but will offer this anyway. Basically, it works. Hurwitz is always clear and detailed and is a good writer/5(11). Excellent collection of the complete symphonies by Shostakovich. The quality of the Naxos recording sometimes is not as good as with other collections (the equally budget Brilliant collection of the WDR-Barshai recordings sounds more spaced), but the quality of Petrenko's performance is very high overall, with best results in the slow movements /5(6).

rows  This is a list of compositions by Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich made a. (Unlocking the Masters). The fall of the Soviet empire has not diminished the popularity of Dmitri Shostakovich's great symphonies and concertos one bit, despite the fact that most literature on him neglects any substantive discussion of the music itself in favor of biographical speculation on the relationship between the composer and the political climate of the day.3/5(1).

Written by a British writer for a western audience, this evaluation and analysis of Shostakovich's symphonies never strays far from Soviet musicological and aesthetic positions: even his characterization of Zhdanov's attacks as "more crudely sweeping" than similar criticisms is footnoted to note acknowledgement of the fact by "the Communist Party 4/5.

Dmitry Shostakovich, in full Dmitry Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, (born September 12 [Septem New Style],St. Petersburg, Russia—died August 9,Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.), Russian composer, renowned particularly for his 15 symphonies, numerous chamber works, and concerti, many of them written under the pressures of government-imposed standards of.

Unlocking the MastersThe fall of the Soviet empire has not diminished the popularity of Dmitri Shostakovich's great symphonies and concertos one bit, despite the fact that most literature on him neglects any substantive discussion of the music itself in favor of biographical speculation on the relationship between the composer and the political climate of the day/5.

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11 "The Continuing his series of the symphonies of Dmitry Shostakovich with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons presents the Symphony No. 4 in C minor and the Symphony No. 11 in G minor, The Year on this Deutsche Grammophon Brand: Deutsche Grammophon.

Even if you have the Kondrashin and the Rozhdestvensky complete cycles, even if you have every recording by Mravinsky and every Maxim Shostakovich recording, you'll still have to admit that this complete cycle of the symphonies of Dmitry Shostakovich with Rudolf Barshai conducting the WDR Sinfonieorchester is, far and away, the single greatest Shostakovich : $ The second and third symphonies are a bit more experimental but at the same time have choral endings which have a feeling of propaganda to them.

The 13th symphony is a rare but amazing example of explicit political commentary in Shostakovich's music, focusing particularly on the anti-Semitism which characterised the end of Stalin's rule. Another book is Shostakovich reconsidered, which proves that Volkov did write Testament, really the composers memoirs and shows what Shostakovich meant in his symphonies.

Maxim Shostakovich's conducting of his fathers music brings out the various emotions and is worth while adding to your collection/5(20). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, titled Leningrad, was completed in Samara in December and premiered in that city on March 5, At first dedicated to Lenin, it was eventually submitted in honor of the besieged city of Leningrad, where it was first played under dire circumstances on August 9,with the siege by Axis and Finnish forces.

This book has done exactly what I wanted: it has opened up whole areas of Shostakovich's music that I previously found dark and mysterious. The author provides a clear description of the form each of the 15 symphonies and 6 concertos/5(15). Scholars remain divided as to the book’s veracity, yet there is a ring of truth in its basic tenet that nothing in Shostakovich’s music can be taken at face value.

If Testimony is to be believed, Shostakovich’s music is a semantic minefield, laced with irony and punctuated with hollow triumphs trotted out to keep Stalin at bay.

A review of Shostakovich’s symphonies. Shostakovich, anybody. At his death inthe Soviet composer was regarded by many critics as little more than a musical apparatchik who kept his head. This book will remain on my shelf, as an owner's manual, available when listening to recordings of Shostakovich's symphonies and concerti.” Fanfare, March/April “a thoroughly comprehensible, enlightening, engaging guide for the general listener who wants to understand what ShostakovichÕs music is all about.

Shostakovich - Complete Symphonies / Presentation + New Mastering (Century rec.: Kirill Kondrashin) - Duration: Classical Music/ /Reference Recordingviews. Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos 4 and 11 review – brittleness and brilliance Book of the week The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes review About results for Dmitri Shostakovich.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Shostakovich Symphonies by Hugh Ottaway (, Book, Illustrated) at the best online prices at. Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH (–) The Complete Symphonies Nos. Alexander Vinogradov, Bass Gal James, Soprano Huddersfield Choral Society Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra Vasily Petrenko.

Dmitry Shostakovich’s cycle of fifteen symphonies stands as one of the greatest musical achievements of the 20th century. An Owner's Manual.

Author: David Hurwitz; Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation ISBN: Category: Music Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» (Unlocking the Masters).

The fall of the Soviet empire has not diminished the popularity of Dmitri Shostakovich's great symphonies and concertos one bit, despite the fact that most literature on him neglects.

Dmitri Shostakovich My hero: Dmitri Shostakovich by Julian Barnes Under lifelong pressure from the Stalinist state, being a coward was the only sensible choice. devoted himself primarily to symphonies, concertos and quartets.

His Symphony No. 5 () and No. 6 () were well received by both the Communist Party and the public. On the outbreak of war between Russia and Germany inShostakovich and his family were evacuated to Kuybishev (now Samara).

In they settled in. What Shostakovich Was Really Expressing. This book is a paean to Shostakovich’s quartets and their significance. you can hear the Fifth and Seventh Symphonies as reflections of that. Dmitri Shostakovich's professional life, like Glazunov, Tukhachesvsky and Meyerhold are much more fully portrayed, and there are some interesting anecdotes about them and many of Shostakovich's colleagues.

But perhaps what is most fascinating parts of the book deal with the frustration and horror with which Shostakovich describes life under Stalin. Program notes for the Shostakovich symphonies thus often bristle with references to Soviet history, to potential double-meanings, ironic twists, Aesopian messages.

In her book. The book merits an enthusiastic welcome into the Shostakovich bibliography. The only other English language works that address in detail this same repertoire head on are both long out-of-print: Hugh Ottoway’s superb BBC Music Guide, Shostakovich Symphonies and Roy Blokker and Robert Dearling’s longer, if less illuminating “The Music.

(Unlocking the Masters). The fall of the Soviet empire has not diminished the popularity of Dmitri Shostakovich's great symphonies and concertos one bit, despite the fact that most literature on him neglects any substantive discussion of the music itself in favor of biographical speculation on the relationship between the composer and the political climate of the day.

Dmitry Shostakovich was a Russian composer whose symphonies and quartets, numbering 15 each, are among the greatest examples from the 20th century of these classic forms. His style evolved from the brash humor and experimental character of his first period, exemplified by the operas The Nose and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, into both the more introverted melancholy.

Given the size of Shostakovich's war-haunted seventh and eighth symphonies, Joseph Stalin expected a Ninth in that "out-Mahlered Beethoven," in the late Boris Schwarz's phrase. Shostakovich’s symphonies and his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District loomed over the panels like a barely noticed specter, as the composer listened to his translator read a prepared speech and mumbled brief answers to awkward questions.

Indeed, the only audible musical happening of the weekend was the very end of the by: 1. Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (25 September –9 August ) was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Soviet chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government.

'How Shostakovich Changed My Mind' Touches On The Music-Body Connection BBC music on full display in his new book How Shostakovich works — mostly symphonies and string quartets — helps.

Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony would, at first glance, seem, on purely musical grounds, to be a most unlikely work to have become possibly the most hotly debated and discussed piece of classical music written in the 20 th c.

Nonetheless, in the three quarters of a century since it was composed, it has never failed to divide opinion or inspire debate. In these symphonies and other works (notably the extraordinary 15th Quartet), the message seemed to be not that Shostakovich had overcome his.

pages, [4] leaves of plates: 25 cm. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Associated-names Dearling, Robert, authorPages: Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies & Concertos. Arthaus Musik: Buy 4 Blu-rays online. Veronika Dzhioeva (soprano - No. 14), Mikhail Petrenko (bass - Nos. 13 & 14), Denis Matsuev (piano), Mario Brunello (cello), Daniil Trifonov (piano), Timur Martynov (trumpet), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Alena Baeva (violin), Vadim Repin (violin) Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky 4/5.

Reflections on the Symphonies of Shostakovich In seeking Shostakovich, I’ve discovered one thing above all: his genius is too often obscured, if not lost altogether, in the babble of commentary that surrounds his work.

While an accurate understanding of the historical context is both useful and inspiring, the most important place to look is the. Shostakovich Symphonies and Concertos: An Owner's Manual (Unlocking the Masters) by Hurwitz, David and a great selection of related books.

Shostakovich composed this work for Schumann-sized orchestra plus percussion in the summer ofand Yevgeny Mravinsky led the first performance at Leningrad on November 3 of that year.

Given the size of Shostakovich's war-haunted seventh and eighth symphonies, Joseph Stalin expected a Ninth in that "out-Mahlered Beethoven," in the late Boris Schwarz's .Buy a cheap copy of Shostakovich Against Stalin: The War book. •Moving and authentic documentary with lots of archive material, this is an important document of the Stalin era •The documentary shows the cruelty of the Free shipping over $  This July release is the third of Andris Nelsons' DG Shostakovich Symphony cycle and contains live performances of the 4th [, but withdrawn 'till ] and 11th [] Symphonies.

Nelsons is performing his Shostakovich cycle with the Author: Anthony Kershaw.