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Dmitry Shostakovich - A Portrait


Release Date: 03/21/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8558188   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri ShostakovichKonstantin ScherbakovShmuel AshkenasiBoris Berman,   ... 
Conductor:  Ladislav SlovákChristopher Lyndon-GeeDmitry YablonskyAntoni Wit,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio SymphonyNew Zealand Symphony OrchestraRussian State Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes and Fugues (24) for Piano, Op. 87: no 1 in C major by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1951; USSR 
Date of Recording: 12/06/1951 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2.
Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5: no 3, Polka (Allegretto) by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; USSR 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10: 1st movement, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Ladislav Slovák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Date of Recording: 11/1986 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4.
Age of Gold Suite, Op. 22a: Adagio by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USSR 
Length: 9 Minutes 7 Secs. 
5.
Bolt Suite, Op. 27a "Ballet Suite no 5": General Dance of Enthusiasm and Apotheosis by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USSR 
Date of Recording: 10/2001 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 14 in E flat minor, Adagio by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
7.
Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43: 2nd movement, Moderato con moto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Ladislav Slovák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: USSR (1935 - 1936). 
8.
Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47: 4th movement, Allegro non troppo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Ladislav Slovák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/1987 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava 
Length: 11 Minutes 29 Secs. 
9.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57: Scherzo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Shmuel Ashkenasi (Violin), Boris Berman (Piano), Marc Johnson (Cello),
Richard Young (Viola), Mathias Tacke (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vermeer String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USSR 
Date of Recording: 12/2000 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10.
Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65: 3rd movement, Allegro non troppo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Ladislav Slovák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 
Date of Recording: 12/1988 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
11.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67: 2nd movement, Allegro con brio by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dan Almgren (Violin), Stefan Bojsten (Piano), Torleif Thedéen (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stockholm Arts Piano Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Academy of Music, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
12.
Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70: 1st movement, Allegro by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Ladislav Slovák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USSR 
Date of Recording: 01/1988 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77: 3rd movement, Passacaglia by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Ilya Kaler (Violin)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Katowice, Poland 
Length: 9 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: This concerto was originally published in 1956 as Op. 99.
Composition written: USSR (1947 - 1955). 
14.
Preludes and Fugues (24) for Piano, Op. 87: no 13 in F sharp major - Prelude by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: USSR (1950 - 1951). 
15.
Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93: 4th movement, Andante - Allegro by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Ladislav Slovák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USSR 
Date of Recording: 06/1989 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava 
Length: 13 Minutes 26 Secs. 
16.
Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: Folk Festival by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Theodore Kuchar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Lev Atovmyan. 
17.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2nd movement, Andante by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Michael Houstoun (Piano)
Conductor:  Christopher Lyndon-Gee
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
18.
Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110: Largo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  György Selmeczi (Violin), György Éder (Cello), Sándor Papp (Viola),
Péter Szüts (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Éder String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/1994 
Venue:  Unitarian Church, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
19.
Symphony no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar": Humour (Allegretto) by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Peter Mikulas (Bass)
Conductor:  Ladislav Slovák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Philharmonic Chorus,  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USSR 
Date of Recording: 11/1990 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
20.
Hamlet, Op. 116: Ophelia's death by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
21.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in D flat major, Op. 133: 1st movement, Moderato by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Éder String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Unitarian Church, Budapest 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
22.
Symphony no 15 in A major, Op. 141: 1st movement, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Ladislav Slovák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
23.
Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147: 1st movement, Moderato by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Julius Drake (Piano), Annette Bartholdy (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USSR 
Length: 11 Minutes 13 Secs. 
24.
Preludes and Fugues (24) for Piano, Op. 87: no 24 in D minor - Fugue by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/05/1952 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: USSR (1950 - 1951). 
25.
Symphony no 14 in G minor, Op. 135: no 9, O Delvig! by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Peter Mikulas (Bass)
Conductor:  Ladislav Slovák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Venue:  Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Selection recorded February 22-March 4, 1991.
Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Bratislava (02/22/1991 - 03/04/1991) 

Sound Samples

24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op. 87, No. 1
3 Fantastic Dances, Op. 5: Fantastic Dance in C major, Op. 5, No. 3: Polka
Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10: I. Allegretto
The Golden Age Suite, Op. 22a: The Golden Age - ballet suite, Op. 22a: II. Adagio
Bolt, Op. 27a (Ballet Suite No. 5): The Bolt - ballet suite, Op. 27a: VIII. General Dance of Enthusiasm and Apotheosis (Finale)
24 Preludes, Op. 34: Prelude in E flat minor, Op. 34, No. 14
Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43: II. Moderato con moto
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47: IV. Allegro non troppo
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57: III. Scherzo
Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65: III. Allegro non troppo
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67: II. Allegro non troppo
Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, Op. 70: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77: III. Passacaglia
Excerpt from a radio address by Shostakovich (Leningrad. September 16, 1941)
24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude in F sharp major, Op. 87, No. 13a
Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93: IV. Andante - Allegro
The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a: The Gadfly, Op. 97: III. National Holiday
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: II. Andante
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110: V. Largo
Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113, "Babi Yar": Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113, "Babiy Yar": II. Humour
Hamlet Suite, Op. 116a: Hamlet, Op. 116: IV. Largo
String Quartet No. 12 in D flat major, Op. 133: I. Moderato - Allegretto
Symphony No. 14, Op. 135: IX. O Delvig, Delvig!
Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141: I. Allegretto
Viola Sonata, Op. 147: I. Moderato
24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87: Fugue in D minor, Op. 87, No. 24b

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