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Shostakovich: Complete Songs Vol 3 - Early Works - 1922-1924

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Fables (2), for mezzo-soprano & orchestra, Op. 4
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Songs (6) on verses by Japanese poets, for tenor & orchestra, Op. 21
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Yunoshu, gorku rïdaya (A girl, sobbing bitterly), Op. 46/2
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Hamlet, incidental music, Op. 32 (unrelated to film score)
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : King Lear, incidental music, Op. 58a
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Romances (6) to verses by English poets, for bass & piano, Op. 62 (orchestrated as Op62a)
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Notes & Reviews:

Reflecting on the music of Shostakovich, one cannot avoid thinking about the times he lived in. Drawing on diverse texts by Pushkin, Shakespeare, Krylov, Burns, and Raleigh, and romantic Japanese poetry, these early offerings tap into a different side of this complex genius.



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Fables (2), for mezzo-soprano & orchestra, Op. 4
  • Performers: Yury Serov (Piano); Liudmila Shkirtil (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1922

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Songs (6) on verses by Japanese poets, for tenor & orchestra, Op. 21
  • Performers: Victoria Evtodieva (Soprano); Yury Serov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1928-1932

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Yunoshu, gorku rïdaya (A girl, sobbing bitterly), Op. 46/2
  • Performers: Mikhail Lukonin (Baritone); Yury Serov (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1936.
  • Running Time: 12 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Hamlet, incidental music, Op. 32 (unrelated to film score) :: Ophelias Song
  • Performers: Yury Serov (Piano); Liudmila Shkirtil (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931-1932

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : King Lear, incidental music, Op. 58a :: Cordelia's Ballad
  • Performers: Yury Serov (Piano); Liudmila Shkirtil (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1940.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : King Lear, incidental music, Op. 58a :: The Fool's Songs
  • Performers: Mikhail Lukonin (Baritone); Yury Serov (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1940.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Romances (6) to verses by English poets, for bass & piano, Op. 62 (orchestrated as Op62a)
  • Performers: Fyodor Kuznetsov (Bass); Yury Serov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1942