Shostakovich Piano Music

Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo: Interpretation and Performance (Russian Music Studies)

Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo: Interpretation and Performance (Russian Music Studies) by Sofia Moshevich
English | 25 Nov. 2014 | ISBN: 0253014220 | 300 Pages | EPUB/AZW3/PDF (conv) | 12.01 MB

The piano works of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) are among the most treasured musical compositions of the twentieth century. In this volume, pianist and Russian music scholar Sofia Moshevich provides detailed interpretive analyses of the ten major piano solo works by Shostakovich, carefully noting important stylistic details and specific ways to overcome the numerous musical and technical challenges presented by the music.
Anna Vinnitskaya - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Anna Vinnitskaya - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 49:45 minutes | 450 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Anna Vinnitskaya has now joined Alpha Classics. Her first recording for the label is devoted to one of her repertories of choice: the concertos of Shostakovich. When I performed the Second Piano Concerto for the first time at the age of eleven, his music seemed very optimistic to me. Only later did I understand everything else that is concealed behind the façade of Shostakovichs music.
Alexander Melnikov - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Alexander Melnikov - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:04 minutes | 628 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Shostakovich’s music is often 'two-faced', sometimes sublimated in ecstasy and joie de vivre, sometimes plunged into emptiness and suffused with a death wish. Accompanied by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Teodor Currentzis, Alexander Melnikov captures this feeling admirably in the Concertos Opp.35 and 102, and perhaps still more poignantly – “with disarming sincerity and fearless directness”, to quote his booklet note – alongside Isabelle Faust in the Sonata Op.134.
Boris Giltburg - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

Boris Giltburg - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & String Quartet No. 8
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:36 min | 236 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Shostakovich’s two Piano Concertos span a period of almost thirty years. The youthful First Piano Concerto is a masterful example of eclecticism, its inscrutable humour and seriousness allied to virtuoso writing enhanced by the rôle for solo trumpet. Written as a birthday present for his son Maxim, the Second Piano Concerto is light-spirited with a hauntingly beautiful slow movement. With the permission of the composer’s family, Boris Giltburg has arranged the exceptionally dark, deeply personal and powerful String Quartet No. 8, thereby establishing a major Shostakovich solo piano composition.

Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo: Interpretation and Performance  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Sept. 15, 2016
Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo: Interpretation and Performance

Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo: Interpretation and Performance (Russian Music Studies) by Sofia Moshevich
2015 | ISBN: 0253014220 | English | 248 pages | True PDF | 4 MB

Simon Smith - Alfred Schnittke: Complete Piano Music (2014)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Sept. 7, 2016
Simon Smith - Alfred Schnittke: Complete Piano Music (2014)

Simon Smith - Alfred Schnittke: Complete Piano Music (2014)
Genre: Classical | MP3 320 kbps | 02:26:25 | ~336 Mb
Label: Delphian | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2016

In 2002 Simon Smith made his recording debut on Delphian in a disc of James MacMillans complete piano music, paired with Stuart MacRaes Piano Sonata. Recordings of music by Hafliði Hallgrímsson and Thomas Wilson have followed. In this new, substantial outing Smith turns from music-making in Scotland to another of his lifelong loves, the music of Alfred Schnittke. This two-disc set comprises Schnittkes entire published output for solo piano (including one piece for piano duet and another for six hands at one keyboard). The Russian composers music often makes gargantuan demands of the player. Smiths astonishing dynamic palette and heartfelt musicality combine here to stunning effect.
Jeroen van Veen - Arvo Part: Fur Anna Maria, Complete Piano Music (2014) 2CD

Jeroen van Veen - Arvo Pärt: Für Anna Maria, Complete Piano Music (2014) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 02:00:24
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95053

A much-admired contemporary, living composer whose popularity among a wide cross-section of music devotees and casual listeners transcends genre barriers. This new double-disc set of the complete piano music encompasses works composed over a 50 year span. Jeroen Van Veen is a preeminent and critically-favored Minimalist advocate and multi-dimensional artist with a noteworthy backlist of Brilliant Classic releases to his credit with more to come. Booklet notes written by Jeroen Van Veen.

Contemplating Shostakovich: Life, Music and Film  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 30, 2014
Contemplating Shostakovich: Life, Music and Film

Contemplating Shostakovich: Life, Music and Film by Alexander Ivashkin, Andrew Kirkman
2012 | ISBN: 1409439372 | English | 285 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Shostakovich: Piano Trios No 1 & 2, Seven Romances - Susan Gritton, Florestan Trio (2011)

Shostakovich: Piano Trios No 1 & 2, Seven Romances - Susan Gritton, Florestan Trio (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 239 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67834

After sixteen years of exceptional achievement and vast critical acclaim, the career paths of the members of The Florestan Trio are diverging. Sadly, the trio will disband at the end of this year and this disc marks the end of their studio career. For their final recording, the trio performs an all- Shostakovich program comprising the two piano trios and the Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok, for which they are joined by soprano Susan Gritton. Written in 1923, the first trio was an astonishing achievement for a seventeen-year-old student.

Herman Galynin - Piano Music, Volume One (2008)  Music

Posted by Su_Lihua at March 27, 2011
Herman Galynin - Piano Music, Volume One (2008)

Herman Galynin - Piano Music, Volume One (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Scans | 166 MB
Classical/20th Century | Label: Toccata Classic | Cat.: 0076 | RS/MU

The Russian composer Herman Galynin (1922-66) studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Shostakovich and Myaskovsky, producing a flow of brilliant compositions while still a student. They fuse influences from his teachers – Shostakovich’s wit and irony and Myaskovsky’s lyrical introspection – with Prokofiev’s rhythmic energy to produce a language very much his own. Although he was dogged by ill fortune (he was an orphan) and ill health, Galynin’s music expresses a defiant will to live with verve and humour.