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Schostakowitsch: Symphony no 1, etc / Kleinert, Kegel, et al

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

After the triumphant premiere of his Symphony No. 1 by the State Academic Philharmonic Orchestra under Nicolai Malko on May 12, 1926, as Victor Ilyich Seroff reports, Shostakovich and his friends celebrated into the small hours. "The reception was very modest, although there was quite enough to eat and everything tasted good; the guests stayed until five in the morning. Nikolayev gave Mitya three beautifully bound books on Scriabin with a moving dedication. The painter Kostenko gave him a drawing, while from his friends he got an ice-cream maker, two peach gateaux, a bottle of champagne, two bottles of wine and oranges and apples. Aunt Marusya sent him ten roubles. Mikhail Mikhailovich Kucherov wrote a rhymed toast, which we read out during the meal." So much regarding the ceremony which marked the beginning of the career of one of the great symphonists of the last century. Shortly after completing his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Shostakovich began work on his First Piano Concerto. It took him from March to July 1933, for him to complete and he performed the piano part at the very successful Leningrad premiere on October 15, 1933. In the work, he juxtaposed - with obvious relish - the current neo-classical style (Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Ravel and Gershwin) with the masters of Viennese Classicism, creating wonderfully unexpected stylistic effects.


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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10
  • Performers: Gyorgy Garay (Violin); Siegfried Stöckigt (Piano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Kegel
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1923-25.
  • Running Time: 29 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1923-1925

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35
  • Performers: Gunter Kootz (Piano); Willi Krug (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Rolf Kleinert
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 21 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1933