Much of Shostakovich’s orchestral music was first heard in versions he prepared for piano four hands or two pianos – but most of these transcriptions have languished unheard since those early performances, usually given for friends and colleagues or for Party officials. This series, which uncovers all the transcriptions prepared by Shostakovich himself, continues with the first recordings of his two-piano versions of the Second Piano Concerto and the Fifteenth Symphony.
Pianists Min Kyung Kim and Hyung Jin Moon
Catalogue No: TOCC0292EAN/UPC: 5060113442925Release Date: 01.11.2016Composer: Dmitry Shostakovich Artists: Hyung Jin Moon, Min Kyung Kim
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Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141 (1971) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0292/04.mp3
Neil Talbott :
Exciting new series. Hope we will get the Shostakovich arrangement of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. And it will he good to hear other versions of the 4th and 10th symphonies.
Lipatti Chen :
For Neil Tabott:
The label FHR(First Hand Records) had released their FHR37 in 2015 with Jeremy Menuhin and Mookie Lee-Menuhin playing the Shostakovich’s arrangement of Symphony of Psalms. Hope you could find it and enjoy. 🙂
Steve Arloff :
“The two Korean-born pianists on this recording are powerful advocates of the music and clearly had a ball while playing the two-piano version of the concerto, however, steering a necessarily more thoughtful course through the symphony. Most of us who love music recognise the signal role Shostakovich played in twentieth century music and though there are a few works of his that fall somewhat short in terms of success (2nd and 3rd symphonies for example and arguably to some extent also his 9th and 12th) these two works are up there with the best of his output of works including orchestra, while his chamber works are, without doubt, among the greatest works in the genre written by any composer in the last hundred years. This series is a valuable addition to aid our further understanding and appreciation for this giant of composition in the twentieth century.” –Music Web International, April 2017
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