Articles tagged 'Shostakovich'

Mostly Symphonies 12: Russian Angles

These two scores for films by Elem Klimov are wonderful discoveries… Both scores run rampant over moods and styles, and some may find the electric guitars and Esquivel-like flourishes a bit campy.

Mostly Symphonies 12: Russian Angles

These two scores for films by Elem Klimov are wonderful discoveries… Both scores run rampant over moods and styles, and some may find the electric guitars and Esquivel-like flourishes a bit campy.

Shostakovich States: “Masters are playing.”

Formed in 1922 as the Moscow Conservatory Quartet, the Beethoven got its permanent name in 1931 along with recognition as the top Soviet quartet — seven years before Shostakovich wrote his first.

Shostakovich States: “Masters are playing.”

Formed in 1922 as the Moscow Conservatory Quartet, the Beethoven got its permanent name in 1931 along with recognition as the top Soviet quartet — seven years before Shostakovich wrote his first.

Kipple 3.

When Alex (a Ukrainian thrift-shop owner) hands me a Shostakovich CD, I pay attention; he knows his stuff.

Kipple 3.

When Alex (a Ukrainian thrift-shop owner) hands me a Shostakovich CD, I pay attention; he knows his stuff.

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.

Four Symphonies: Reduced, Amplified, Completed and Unnecessary

One needs but a moment to get used to the intimate café texture whose Viennese litheness underscores the exquisite Schubertian opening dip.

Random Noise 2

Russia and the USA, Shostakovich and Feldman

Random Noise 2

Russia and the USA, Shostakovich and Feldman

Dear La Folia 9.

Thinking back to my last missive and your parenthetical comment, I withheld the brand name of the DAC I was auditioning…

Dear La Folia 9.

Thinking back to my last missive and your parenthetical comment, I withheld the brand name of the DAC I was auditioning…

Scardanelli’s Motley

Thomas Bucholz, a German composer of whom I know nothing, was born in Thuringia in 1961.

Scardanelli’s Motley

Thomas Bucholz, a German composer of whom I know nothing, was born in Thuringia in 1961.

Scardanelli’s Motley: A Survey of Recent Releases

As the reader of La Folia 1:1 has already discovered, Signor Scardanelli is a gentleman of a delusional cast of mind.

Scardanelli’s Motley: A Survey of Recent Releases

As the reader of La Folia 1:1 has already discovered, Signor Scardanelli is a gentleman of a delusional cast of mind.