Dmitri Shostakovich, Pianist
Dmitri Shoshtakovich (1906–1975) is recognized as one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century yet few people know that he was also an outstanding concert pianist who maintained a hectic performing schedule. In Dmitri Shostakovich, Pianist Sofia Moshevich offers the first detailed examination of Shoshtakovich the pianist within the context of his life and work as a composer. She traces his musical roots, piano studies, repertoire, and concert career through his correspondence with family and friends and his own and his contemporaries' memoirs, using material never before available in English. This biographical narrative is interwoven with analyses of Shoshtakovich's piano and chamber works, demonstrating how he interpreted his own music. For the first time, Shoshtakovich's own recordings are used as primary sources to discover what made his playing unique and to dispel commonly held myths about his style of interpretation. His recorded performances are analysed in detail, specifically his tempos, phrasing, dynamics, pedal, and tonal production. Some unpublished variants of musical texts are included and examples of his interpretations are provided and compared to various editions of his published scores.
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Alexander Allegro April ballet bars Beethoven Quartet Bobikina Bogdanov-Berezovsky cellist Cello Sonata chords composer COMPOSER-PERFORMER composer's composition concert conductor cycle David Oistrakh December Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Tsyganov E-flat example F-sharp Fantastic Dances February film friends Galina Glikman Glyasser Ibid January Jewish Folk Poetry Khentova kniga pervaya Kubatsky later Leningrad Leningrad Conservatory Letter from Shostakovich Lev Oborin major Malko Maly Hall March Maxim Shostakovich minor mire Shostakovicha Moscow Conservatory musicians Nikolayev Nina Nina Dorliak Oborin October Oistrakh opera orchestra ovich pedal Philharmonic pianist Piano Concerto Piano Quintet Piano Sonata Piano Trio piece Pis'ma k drugu playing the piano preludes and fugues premiere recital recording rehearsal number Russian Scherzo score second movement Shagynian Shirinsky Shostak Shostakov Shostakovich performed Shostakovich played Shostakovich to Yavorsky Shostakovich v pis'makh Shostakovich wrote Sofia Sollertinsky solo songs Soviet String Quartet suite symphony takovich tempo Theatre theme third movement Tsyganov tvorchestvo Twenty-four Preludes Vainberg Varzar violin Yevgeniy
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