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Shostakovich: Preludes; Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives; Weill: Seven Pieces From The Threepenny Opera

Shostakovich / Prokofiev / Weill / Schmid
Release Date: 02/10/2015 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1253   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri ShostakovichSergei ProkofievKurt Weill
Performer:  Benjamin SchmidLisa Smirnova
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Third release on Ondine by the Austrian star violinist Benjamin Schmid contains fresh arrangements of well-known piano pieces by Shostakovich and Prokofiev for violin and piano. Also included is a suite transcribed from Kurt Weill's iconic 'The Threepenny Opera'. All the three original works by the composers were written during the 1910s and 1920s.

Known for his exceptionally wide repertoire and a great sense of musicality Benjamin Schmid is one of the most versatile violinists of today.
Third release on Ondine by the Austrian star violinist Benjamin Schmid contains fresh arrangements of well-known piano pieces by Shostakovich and Prokofiev for violin and piano. Also included is a suite transcribed from Kurt Weill's iconic 'The Threepenny Opera'. All the three original works by the composers were written during the 1910s and 1920s.

Known for his exceptionally wide repertoire and a great sense of musicality Benjamin Schmid is one of the most versatile violinists of today.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 6 in B minor, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
2.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 24 in D minor, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
3.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 22 in G minor, Adagio by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
4.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 21 in B flat major, Allegretto poco moderato by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
5.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 20 in C minor, Allegretto furioso by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
6.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
7.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 19 in E flat major, Andantino by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
8.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 18 in F minor, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
9.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 17 in A flat major, Largo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
10.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 16 in B flat minor, Andantino by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
11.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 15 in D flat major, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
12.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 13 in F sharp major, Moderato by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
13.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro non troppo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
14.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 10 in C sharp minor, Moderato non troppo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
15.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
16.
Pieces (7) from "Die Dreigroschenoper," for violin & piano (arranged by Stefan Frenkel) by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin), Lisa Smirnova (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Germany 

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