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Shostakovich, Dmitri, Part II

This week we conclude our two-part series on the life and times of Dmitri Shostakovich.  From his later symphonies to the Jazz Suite No. 2, Bill explores all forms of Shostakovich’s writing. Starting with Shostakovich’s  Four Romances after Pushkin, Op. 46, and his Symphony No. 5, The Market Place from The Gadfly, Op. 97, Bill ends the week with Kim Kashkashian playing a beautiful performance of the Viola Sonata with Robert Levin.

Program 1

Shostakovich: Renaissance fr. Four Romances after Pushkin, Op. 46
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra/Rozhdestvensky; Safiulin, bs.
Mel 46130

Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 in d minor, Op. 47
St. Petersburg Philharmonic/Temirkanov
RCA 68548
21:34, :26, 23:20

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, IV (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic/ Bernstein
CBS 37218


Program 2

Shostakovich: String Quartet No.1 in C Major, Op. 49
Emerson String Quartet
DG 463284

Shostakovich: Foxtrot fr.Jazz Suite No. 1, Op. 38b
Royal Concertgebouw Orchesra/Chailly
Lon 433702

Shostakovich: Symphony No.8 in c minor, Op.65, I
Lon 425675

Shostakovich: Trio for Piano and Strings No. 2 in e minor, Op. 67, I + IV (excerpt)
Laredo, v.; Robinson, vc.; Kalichstein, p.
8:30, 1:30


Program 3

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, I & II
Emerson String Quartet
DG 463284

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in a minor, I & II
BBC Symphony Orchestra/M.Shostakovich; Hope, v.
Warner Classics 62546

Shostakovich: Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87: No. 1 & No. 5
Shostakovich, p.
EMI 54606

Shostakovich: “John Andersson” & “Billy Boy” fr. Eight English & American Folk Songs
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra/ Rozhdestvensky; Ivanova, ms.
Mel 46130

Shostakovich: Romance fr. The Gadfly
arr.Atovmian, BBC Symphony Orchestra/M. Shostakovich; Hope, v.
Warner Classics 62546


Shostakovich: The Market Place fr. The Gadfly, Op. 97 (excerpt)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Chailly
Lon 452597


Program 4

Shostakovich: Lyric Waltz fr. Jazz Suite No. 2, Op. 50b
Royal Concertgebouw/Chailly
Lon 433702

Shostakovich: Quartet for Strings No. 8 in c minor, Op. 8
Emerson String Quartet
DG 463284

Shostakovich: Symphony No.13 in B-flat Major, Op. 113, Babi Yar, I & VI
New York Phil/Masur
Teldec 90848
:46, 15:17, 12:17


Program 5

Shostakovich: Waltz fr. Jazz Suite No. 2, Op. 50b (excerpts)
Royal Concertgebouw/Chailly
Lon 433702
:40, 1:47

Shostakovich: Symphony No.15 in A Major, Op. 141, I & IV
Lon 458919
7:58, 14:14 

Shostakovich: Symphony No.14 ig minor, Op. 135  (excerpts)
Bavarian Radio SymphonyOrchestra/Jansons;Alexashkin, bs,; Gogolevskaja, s.
EMI 56830
4:42, 4:40, 5:46

Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147, II + III (excerpt)
Kashkashian, vla.; Levin, p.
ECM 1425


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