1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2013-08-27Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107; Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126
Performers: Ivashkin, Alexander
Conductors: Polyanskii, Valeri
Ensemble: ; Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Shostakovich's two cello concertos contain some of his most personal and heartfelt music. Despair and hope alternate in this music, expressing Shostakovich's emotions under a...continue...
Recording information: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (10/07/1997-10/09/1997)....continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-08-29Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: The Fall of Berlin, film score, Op. 82; The Unforgettable Year 1919, suite from the film score, Op. 89a (assembled by Atovmyan)
Performers: Alekseyeva, Ellena
Ensemble: Moscow Capella; Moscow Symphony Orchestra
"In her excellent book Soviet Film Music (1997), Tatyana Egorova condemns Shostakovich's Fall of Berlin as "distressing" and "sounding stiff and monotonous", since "the possibilities...continue...