Articles tagged 'Shostakovich'
It is fascinating to see which composers and performers felt it necessary to enhance the Baroque master, and which were content to simply orchestrate.
My favorite track is the Prelude from Bach’s Second English Suite which glows fantastically on Fender Rhodes.
Wirén clearly preferred quality over quantity.
Every reviewer and annotator of these works cites Dvořák whose Ninth with its European form and American flavors established a stylistic precedent.
A marauding concert requiem easily mistaken for Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14½.
This Dmitri animated by Barnes isn’t the Shostakovich whose music I know.
In 1908 Mahler (48) made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (Jan. 1), wrote Das Lied von der Erde, and premiered his Seventh in Prague (Sep. 19).
Two string quartet concerts at Zankel Hall in October: the Belcea Quartet and the Danish String Quartet.
Classical Spohr penned the first Nonet, light and lively, although Romantic Onslow’s has grandeur.
This wobbly No. 2 wouldn’t make any top-10 Mahler list, but the Twilight Zone composer’s Varèsian vignettes demand far more attention.
The 89-minute documentary coalesces around the work that Barshai considered his most important: completing Bach’s Art of Fugue and producing a performing edition of Mahler’s Tenth.