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Shostakovich: Preludes, Quartet No 8 / Dogma Chamber Orchestra

Shostakovich / Dogma Chamber Orch / Gurewitsch
Release Date: 03/04/2014 
Label:  Audiomax   Catalog #: 9121830   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Do.gma Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It’s rare enough to hear Shostakovich’s Twenty-Four Preludes Op. 34 on disc (much less in recital). Much rarer still, but no less interesting, is it to hear the work – not to be mistaken for the increasingly popular 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 – set for string orchestra. The Dogma Chamber Orchestra took on the task and recorded Grigory Kochmar’s arrangement to marvelous, delightfully unsettling effect: a new angle on an unfamiliar work gives us what amonuts to brand-new Shostakovich. The String Quartet No. 8 in its souped-up version (basically a simpler version of Chamber Symphony Op. 110a), is familiar territory in which Dogma faces the competition with success.

– Jens F. Laurson, Listen Magazine
It’s rare enough to hear Shostakovich’s Twenty-Four Preludes Op. 34 on disc (much less in recital). Much rarer still, but no less interesting, is it to hear the work – not to be mistaken for the increasingly popular 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 – set for string orchestra. The Dogma Chamber Orchestra took on the task and recorded Grigory Kochmar’s arrangement to marvelous, delightfully unsettling effect: a new angle on an unfamiliar work gives us what amonuts to brand-new Shostakovich. The String Quartet No. 8 in its souped-up version (basically a simpler version of Chamber Symphony Op. 110a), is familiar territory in which Dogma faces the competition with success.

– Jens F. Laurson, Listen Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Do.gma Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 

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