Shostakovich, Dmitry
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes op. 34 & String Quartet No. 8 - aranżacja na orkiestrę smyczkową
Dogma Chamber Orchestra;
Gurewitsch, Mikhail
nr katalogowy
AUD 912 1830-6
Just a few bars into the opening pages of the String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110 by Dmitri Shostakovich and one can't help but feel a profoundly disturbing sense of dread, desolation and a presentiment of evil. It was composed in 1960 near Dresden, and is dedicated to the memory of the victims of fascism and war, and could even be interpreted as a reaction to global atrocities. Its impact on musical society has been so great that it has been arranged for piano four hands, wind quintet, wind octet, saxophone quartet, and for string orchestra by at least eight different people including conductor Rudolf Barshai. The version on this CD which includes the addition of a double bass, is otherwise very faithful to the original. The extra weight, layers and dimension with which a string orchestra augments a string quartet are invaluable, especially when they enhance a masterpiece of this magnitude. The 16 members of the Dogma Chamber Orchestra bring a wealth of expressive insights to this painfully evocative musical narrative. They capture and project very well the gravity inherent to the music as a whole, but also "get" the cynical mockery that the composer directs at himself. The wide gamut of emotive states found throughout the quartet's five movements are also all accounted for in this performance, and the raging levels of bitter anger, fear and terror all compressed together within the second movement Allegro, are very well magnified here in this recording. To the point where at certain moments, the orchestra sounds like a runaway train, loaded with anti-Soviet subversives, hurtling at top speed towards Siberia. Makes you wonder if that is what Shostakovich himself wanted to infuse within the music. And for those of you classical music fans out there who don't care for piano music -(I've known a few myself who own vast collections of orchestral music but not even one recording of piano music, not even Chopin)- but admire the music of Shostakovich, you can discover for the first time and enjoy the rarely recorded string orchestra arrangement of one of his best piano works, the 24 Preludes Op. 34. It may not be as emotionally gripping as the quartet, but it is still a strong representation of what made Shostakovich tick. And when it's as well played as it is in this MDG/Audiomax recording, it is well worth discovering, and re-discovering for those who've heard the original piano version. Jean-Yves Duperron - April 2014
Muzyka klasyczna

(Produkt nie został jeszcze oceniony)

cena 64,00

Produkt na zamówienie

Wysyłka ustalana indywidualnie.

Darmowa wysyłka dla zamówień powyżej 300 zł!

Darmowy kurier dla zamówień powyżej 500 zł!

sprawdź koszty wysyłki

Produktu jeszcze nie zrecenzowano, chcesz być pierwszy?

Klienci, którzy kupili ten produkt, kupili również

różni kompozytorzy

Reports from the Low Country

CCS 39619

Rachmaninov, Sergey

Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead; Symphony No. 1


Vaccaj, Nicola

Vaccaj: Giulietta e Romeo

CDS 7832

Bach, Johann Christian

J.C.BACH: Sinfonie Concertanti (4 CD)

C 7005

Danielpour, Richard

Danielpour: Talking to Aphrodite; Symphony for Strings; Kaddish


różni kompozytorzy

The A to Z of Opera


Wagner, Richard

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

NBD 0099 V

Tchaikovsky, Piotr

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suites, aranżacja: Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

HMU 907493

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista, Vivaldi, Antonio

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, Sinfonia ‘Al Santo Sepolcro’

CNT 2097

Dieupart, Charles

Dieupart: Six Sonatas for a Flute with a Thorough Bass (London 1717)


różni kompozytorzy, Brahms, Johannes, Schumann, Clara

Letztes Glück - Brahms and Friends, Romantic Lieder

ROP 6103

Smetana, Bedrich

Smetana: Symphonic Poems / Neumann

SU 0198-2

Shakespeare: Henry IV, Parts I & II


Ravel, Maurice

Ravel: L’Enfant et les sortilèges


Scarlatti, Alessandro

A. Scarlatti: Cantatas


Pozostałe płyty tego kompozytora

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 "The Year 1905"


Shostakovich, Dmitry

Shostakovich: Piano Concertos nos.1 & 2, Sonata for violin and piano op. 134

HMC 902104

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Shostakovich: Symphony 9 Piano Trio No. 2 String Quartet No. 3

PRD 250319

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Shostakovich: All Symphonies - 110th anniversary edition

MEL CD 10 02431

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphonies

HMU 907634

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 5 8 & 11

EVCD 018

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2; Piano Quintet

MEL CD 10 02451

Shostakovich, Dmitry, Vasks, Pēteris

Shostakovich: Trios 1 & 2 for piano, violin & cello / Vasks: Episodi e Canto perpetuo

PH 12045

Shostakovich, Dmitry, Prokofiev, Sergey, Rachmaninov, Sergey

Transcriptions For Sax Rendez-vous Russe -Transcriptions For Sax: Prokofiev, Rachmaninov & Shostakovich:

MDG 903 1951-6

różni kompozytorzy



Shostakovich, Dmitry

Shostakovich: Jazz & Ballet Suites; Film Music


Shostakovich, Dmitry, Rachmaninov, Sergey, Arensky, Anton

Rachmaninoff, Arnesky, Shostakovich: Piano Trios

NI 5917

Bach, Johann Sebastian, Chopin, Fryderyk, Shostakovich, Dmitry

The B-A-C-H Project

C 5335

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Shostakovich plays Shostakovich

MEL CD 10 02596

Shostakovich, Dmitry, Prokofiev, Sergey

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Shostakovich: 14 Preludes

ORC 100057