Articles tagged 'Shostakovich'

Mostly Symphonies 23.

Presumably Russians have an emotional view into the symphony that Shostakovich began composing during the siege of Leningrad. Compared to his earlier recording, Gergiev is mellower, with the Mariinsky sounding warmer and more sensitive.

Mostly Symphonies 23.

Presumably Russians have an emotional view into the symphony that Shostakovich began composing during the siege of Leningrad. Compared to his earlier recording, Gergiev is mellower, with the Mariinsky sounding warmer and more sensitive.

String Theory 4: String Orchestras

Ever willful, Pettersson forges sternly lyric melodies in which every pitch counts. Typical of the composer, gorgeous tonal moments, usually cadential, emerge from dissonance.

String Theory 4: String Orchestras

Ever willful, Pettersson forges sternly lyric melodies in which every pitch counts. Typical of the composer, gorgeous tonal moments, usually cadential, emerge from dissonance.

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.