Dimitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) : CELLO WORKS

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Juxtaposition of a youthful, tumultuous and virtuoso sonata (1934), still influenced by Tchaikovsky and Miaskovsky, and his very last score (5 July 1975), for viola, a Winterreise of the composer through his own memories, ending with an homage to Beethoven. This crepuscular work blends direct quotations with parodical, sometimes even derisory, associations. Here, for the first time, it is played on the cello in its original tessitura. Two genre pieces illustrate the fabulous melodic ease of a composer obliged to write a large number film scores and incidental music during his ‘pariah’ period.

PRD/DSD 250 264

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