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Shostakovich: Violin Sonata & 24 Preludes / Dogadin, Tokarev


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573753  
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sergey DogadinNikolai Tokarev
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dmitry Shostakovich’s succinctly composed and highly distinctive 24 Preludes have proved their popularity in numerous arrangements, but when the composer heard these transcriptions by Smitry Tsyganov he declared that ‘I forgot they were originally written for piano, so naturally did they sound.’ The set was completed in 2000 by the Russian-born composer and pianist Lera Auerbach. These often whimsical and ironic Preludes contrast greatly with the chilling and profound Violin Sonata, a late work that concludes with Shostakovich’s last ever use of passacaglia form. Dmitry Shostakovich’s succinctly composed and highly distinctive 24 Preludes have proved their popularity in numerous arrangements, but when the composer heard these transcriptions by Smitry Tsyganov he declared that ‘I forgot they were originally written for piano, so naturally did they sound.’ The set was completed in 2000 by the Russian-born composer and pianist Lera Auerbach. These often whimsical and ironic Preludes contrast greatly with the chilling and profound Violin Sonata, a late work that concludes with Shostakovich’s last ever use of passacaglia form. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sergey Dogadin (Violin), Nikolai Tokarev (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 
2.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sergey Dogadin (Violin), Nikolai Tokarev (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 

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