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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (T. Mørk, Oslo Philharmonic, Petrenko)

Composer(s):Shostakovich, Dmitry
Artist(s) Mork, Truls, cello • Petrenko, Vasily, Conductor • Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue ODE1218-2
Label Ondine
Quality   320kbps
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Review By DM96074,May 2014

Post-WW2 Soviet music is definitely an acquired taste; before and after Stalin, much of it sounds stunted, cut off as it was from developments in the west, to say nothing of being subjected to bureaucratic censure. When failing to please the critics results, not in bad reviews or empty houses, but penalties ranging from loss of livelihood to imprisonment to possible loss of life, the wonder is that any real creative work got done at all. Having managed to outlive Stalin, Shostakovich might be thought of as the most successful mid-20th century Russian composer, with a long string of masterpieces to his credit.

His First and Second Cello Concertos, newly recorded by internationally acclaimed cellist, Truls Mork, were originally written for Mstislav Rostropovich and have more....


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