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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
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

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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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    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Largo 6:01    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Moderato (con moto) - Allegretto con moto - Adagio - Moderato 11:12    2.39   Add to cart  
  3 Pieces              
      No. 1. Minuet 0:50    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 2. Prelude 0:55    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 3. Intermezzo 1:07    0.99   Add to cart  
  A Child's Exercise Book, Op. 69              
      I. March: in the tempo of a March 0:41    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Valse: in the tempo of a Waltz 0:33    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Sad Tale: Adagio 2:07    0.99   Add to cart  
      VI. Merry Tale: Allegro 0:34    0.99   Add to cart  
      V. The Bear: Allegretto 0:48    0.99   Add to cart  
      VI. Clockwork Doll: Allegretto 0:45    0.99   Add to cart  
      VII. Birthday [no tempo indication] 1:12    0.99   Add to cart  
  Murzilka 0:49    0.99   Add to cart  
  Preludes, Op. 2 (excerpts)              
      No. 2 in A Minor: Allegro moderato e scherzando (Op. 2, No. 5) 2:17    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 3 in G Major: Andante (Op. 2, No. 2) 2:17    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 4 in E Minor: Allegro moderato 0:55    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 15 in D-Flat Major: Moderato (Op. 2, No. 7 or 8) 1:30    0.99   Add to cart  
      No. 18 in F Minor: Andantino (Op. 2, No. 6) 1:08    0.99   Add to cart  
  The Limpid Stream, Op. 39 (excerpts) (piano trans. D. Shostakovich)              
      Act I Scene 1: No. 7. Scene and Waltz-Entr'acte: Allegretto 5:56    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2: No. 12. Dance of the Milkmaid and the Tractor Driver: Moderato con moto 2:20    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2: No. 13. Ballerina's Waltz: Tempo di valse 2:56    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 3: No. 23. Tango: Allegro - Andante - Allegro 4:39    0.99   Add to cart  
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