Dmitri Kabalevsky was born in St. Petersburg, a contemporary of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Embracing social realism as dictated by the Soviet regime, he was highly regarded by the government. His musical language is not as daring and revolutionary as his fellow Soviet composers, nevertheless his music radiates a vigorous and infectious energy, inspired by rich Russian folklore. As you would expect, Artur Pizarro gives full blooded and highly athletic performances of these attractive works, which are underrepresented in the CD catalogue.
“Pizarro provides gloriously ripe and deeply felt performances of pieces that deserve to be far better known”
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