Shostakovich: Preface to the complete works and brief reflections on this preface Op. 123
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Evgeny Nesterenko sings Shostakovich
These two artists were friends for many years, a wonderful alliance of two genuine musicians. They gave the first performances of many works by composers of the Soviet period, including Michelangleo Buonarrotti’s Sonnets.
“The young Nesterenko's dark bass captures these sombre Michelangelo and Shakespeare settings far more idiomatically than non-Russians, and no less effectively the satirical Krokodil poems and grotesque Dostoevesky songs.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2009
“A welcome reissue that is sure to please Shostakovich aficionados.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2009
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Shostakovich - Krokodil
“The two Russian singers deliver very expressive accounts of the vocal works, Nadja Smirnov in particular effecting a beautiful lyricism in the Blok cycle. Of the two extended instrumental works, the performance of the Violin Sonata by Graf Mourja and Schoonderwoerd is especially convincing. The Second Piano Trio also receives a thoughtful rendition, with a surprising lightness of touch in the scherzo and a strongly delineated Passacaglia...” BBC Music Magazine, September 2004 ****
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