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White Nights Vol 2 - Viola Music From St. Petersburg / Tatjana Masurenko

Prokofiev / Masurenko / Ishay
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 11070   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei ProkofievGennady BanschikovDmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Roglit IshayTatjana Masurenko
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is the music of the twentieth century that has helped us to understand the dark energy of the viola in new ways. In particular the final decades of the Soviet Union produced works of moving expressiveness. The violist Tatjana Masurenko is rooted in the St Petersburg string tradition, which derives from the violinist Leopold von Auer, who above all strove to restore awareness of the profundity of scores and their contexts. Greatly influenced by Joseph Joachim, in this pursuit Auer clearly surpassed Henryk Wieniawski, his predecessor at the St Petersburg Conservatory.

Sergey Prokofiev, Dmitry Shostakovich and Gennady Banshchikov would later also study at that conservatory, though the name of the city changed, becoming
Read more Petrograd on the outbreak of war with Germany in 1914 and Leningrad from 1924. The collapse of the USSR finally caused the original name to be restored. Read less

Works on This Recording

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Roglit Ishay (Piano), Tatjana Masurenko (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
Venue:  Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln 
Length: 12 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Sonata for viola & piano by Gennady Banschikov
Performer:  Roglit Ishay (Piano), Tatjana Masurenko (Viola)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Roglit Ishay (Piano), Tatjana Masurenko (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USSR 
Venue:  Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln 
Length: 30 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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