Shostakovich

  • Shostakovich
    Review

    Shostakovich: String Quartets nos.14 op.142 & 15 op.144; Two Pieces op.36

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    The Strad Issue: March 2015 Description: The Czech ensemble offers rapt readings of Shostakovich’s last quartets Musicians: Pražák Quartet Composer: Shostakovich The two Shostakovich quartets on this recording are described in the booklet as his last diptych, although the proofreader missed the wild inaccuracy of his dates, ...

  • Oistrakh_Cadenza1
    Article

    David Oistrakh performs Shostakovich's Violin Concerto no.1 cadenza

    2015-03-10T00:00:00Z

    David Oistrakh performs the cadenza to Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto. Watch David Oistrakh perform Bach’s Double Concerto with Yehudi Menuhin. Read about David Oistrakh and Joseph Szigeti’s ‘s influence on Prokofiev’s violin concertos and sonatas in The Strad’s March 2015 issue , out now. ...

  • Borodin
    News

    Borodin Quartet signs to Decca Classics

    2015-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Long-standing Russian quartet will record major Shostakovich cycle

  • NightingaleShost1
    Article

    The Nightingale Quartet performs Shostakovich

    2015-01-08T00:00:00Z

    The Nightingale Quartet performs the Adagio from Shostakovich's Third String Quartet. The Copenhagen-based ensemble is featured in The Strad's January 2015 issue , out now. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click ...

  • Tetzlaff
    Review

    Shostakovich: Violin Concertos nos.1 & 2

    2014-12-22T00:00:00Z

    THE STRAD RECOMMENDS The Strad Issue: January 2015 Description: Searching and haunting accounts of Shostakovich’s two concertos Musicians: Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/John StorgŠrds Composer: Shostakovich Christian Tetzlaff might have been born to play the Shostakovich concertos. His questing spirit, penetrating tonal inflections and clarity of ...

  • repinconducts
    Article

    Vadim Repin conducts and performs Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto

    2014-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Violinist Vadim Repin’s Trans-Siberian Arts Festival in Novosibirsk suffered a last-minute no show in April, when conductor Valery Gergiev was delayed in New York. Rather than cancel the concert, artistic director Repin decided to conduct and play Shostakovich's Violin Concerto no.1 himself – the first time ...

  • Emerson_Quartet_Shostakovich
    Article

    Emerson String Quartet performs Shostakovich's Quartet no.3

    2014-01-30T00:00:00Z

    The Emerson String Quartet performs the third movement of Shostakovich's String Quartet no.3 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. Cellist David Finckel, who stepped down from his post last year, has written a guide on building and maintaining a successful career ...

  • American-String-Quartet-violist-Daniel-Avshalomov
    Blogs

    A Brief Survey of Summer Festivals Without All the Bother of Joining a String Quartet – Part Two

    2013-08-20T00:00:00Z

    American String Quartet violist Daniel Avshalomov continues his blog tour of US festivals in the clean mountain air of Crested Butte, Colorado

  • V5025
    Article

    Shostakovich: Violin Concertos nos.1 & 2

    2006-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The Strad Issue: January 2006 Musicians: Sergei Khachatryan (violin) French National Orchestra, Kurt Masur (conductor) Composer: Shostakovich And still they come. Recordings of Shostakovich’s claustrophobically forbidding First Concerto continue to emerge at a dizzying pace that currently shows no sign of abating. Although collectors should on no ...

  • Ruth-palmer
    Article

    Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.99, Violin Sonata op.134, plus DVD documentary A People’s Music

    2006-11-01T00:00:00Z

    The Strad Issue: January 2006 Musicians: Ruth Palmer (violin) Alexei Grynyuk (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra, Benjamin Wallfisch (conductor) Composer: Shostakovich The Shostakovich centenary has inspired a flood of new recordings of the A minor Concerto, although none quite compares with the truly astonishing account by the young Latvian ...