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SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Sonata No. 2 / The Limpid Stream (piano transcription)

Composer(s)Shostakovich, Dmitry
Artist(s) Scherbakov, Konstantin, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570092
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Following on from the monumental cycle of 24 Preludes and Fugues [Naxos 8.554745-46], the First Piano Sonata and the 24 Preludes [Naxos 8.555781], this disc features most of Shostakovich’s remaining solo piano pieces – including miniatures and arrangements no less characteristic for their brevity. Unlike the explosive First Sonata, the Second Piano Sonata of 1943 is largely introspective in nature, a decidedly private response to the war years. Of the lighter pieces, A Child’s Exercise Book, written for the composer’s daughter, Galina, is presented in the order originally intended (and recorded in 1946) by Shostakovich. The four movements from the ballet The Limpid Stream are heard in Shostakovich’s own transcription, and here receive their


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Work/Track Title Time
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Sonata No. 2 / The Limpid Stream (piano transcription) 58:26   
  Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor, Op. 61          
      I. Allegretto 6:54       
      II. Largo 6:01       
      III. Moderato (con moto) - Allegretto con moto - Adagio - Moderato 11:12       
  3 Pieces          
      No. 1. Minuet 0:50       
      No. 2. Prelude 0:55       
      No. 3. Intermezzo 1:07       
  A Child's Exercise Book, Op. 69          
      I. March: in the tempo of a March 0:41       
      II. Valse: in the tempo of a Waltz 0:33       
      III. Sad Tale: Adagio 2:07       
      VI. Merry Tale: Allegro 0:34       
      V. The Bear: Allegretto 0:48       
      VI. Clockwork Doll: Allegretto 0:45       
      VII. Birthday [no tempo indication] 1:12       
  Murzilka 0:49       
  Preludes, Op. 2 (excerpts)          
      No. 2 in A Minor: Allegro moderato e scherzando (Op. 2, No. 5) 2:17       
      No. 3 in G Major: Andante (Op. 2, No. 2) 2:17       
      No. 4 in E Minor: Allegro moderato 0:55       
      No. 15 in D-Flat Major: Moderato (Op. 2, No. 7 or 8) 1:30       
      No. 18 in F Minor: Andantino (Op. 2, No. 6) 1:08       
  The Limpid Stream, Op. 39 (excerpts) (piano trans. D. Shostakovich)          
      Act I Scene 1: No. 7. Scene and Waltz-Entr'acte: Allegretto 5:56       
      Act I Scene 2: No. 12. Dance of the Milkmaid and the Tractor Driver: Moderato con moto 2:20       
      Act I Scene 2: No. 13. Ballerina's Waltz: Tempo di valse 2:56       
      Act II Scene 3: No. 23. Tango: Allegro - Andante - Allegro 4:39       
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