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Happy Birthday Shostakovich! (Read 1736 times)

Offline scherzo123

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Happy Birthday Shostakovich!
« on: September 25, 2012, 07:36:56 PM »
It's Shostakovich's Birthday! Let's celebrate by naming your favorite Shostakovich pieces! Mine are his Piano Sonatas.
Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV848
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4
Chopin Scherzo Op.31
Mussorgsky "The Great Gate of Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition

Offline ahinton

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Re: Happy Birthday Shostakovich!
«Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 08:24:50 PM »
It's Shostakovich's Birthday! Let's celebrate by naming your favorite Shostakovich pieces! Mine are his Piano Sonatas.
Really?! But let's celebrate indeed - his 106th birthday! My favourites? - where to start? Symphonies 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15; some of the quartets (but how to choose between them?!), both violin concertos, both cello concertos, the 24 Preludes for piano...

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Offline j_menz

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Re: Happy Birthday Shostakovich!
«Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 12:00:21 AM »
... Symphonies 5 and 7, the piaonoi concerti, the P&Fs.....
"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left" -- Oscar Levant

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: Happy Birthday Shostakovich!
«Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 03:39:22 AM »
P&F's and his sonatas.
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Re: Happy Birthday Shostakovich!
«Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 11:47:02 AM »
The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a
Piano Concertos (actually Olga Kern is in the area tomorrow to play one of them, I'm going to try and make the drive to go see this live)