Biography of Dimitrij Schostakowitsch (1906-1975)

25.09.1906
Born in St. Petersburg
1919
Studies with Steinberg and Glasunov in Petrograd, his first symphony was the final year project.
1928
Musical head of the Moscow theatre Wsewolod Meiercholds
1936
Two years after the successful premiere of the opera Lady Macbeth he falls in misgrace for another performance of this opera, which Stalin did not like.
1937
Lectorship at the Leningrad conservatory
1943
Lectorship at Moscow conservatory
1960
Member of the communistic party
He was under considerable strain from the regime and followed the conception of musical taste of the system.
09.08.1975
Dies in Moscow

Sheet music for flute:

Polka - from the Golden Age
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: easy
  1. Polka - Allegretto
Parts and score. Fancy piece.


Preludes (G-Dur)
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(flute (violin), clarinet (violin), bassoon (cello))
Rating: mid-grade
  1. I - Moderato
  2. II - Allegretto
Very nice, great passages for the clarinet and a lovely solo for the bassoon.


Vier Walzer
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(flute/piccolo, clarinet in H flat, piano)
Rating: easy
  1. Frühlingswalzer - Allegretto
  2. Scherzwalzer - Allegretto scherzando
  3. Walzer - Tempo di valse
  4. Drehorgel - Allegretto
The first waltz is for clarinet and piano, the second for flute and piano, the third for flute, clarinet and piano and the last for piccolo, clarinet and piano.
Strange glossy paper reflecting artificial light. Not very clever..... a pencil does not write very well on this paper.
The piano part is nearly unplayable as the pianist has to turn about five pages for the dacapo and back again to get to coda.
Beside all the critic regarding the edition, the music itself is very playable and lovely.


Waltz No. 2 (d-moll)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: very easy
  1. Waltz


CDs with/from Dimitrij Schostakowitsch

Eric Le Sage, Francois Meyer, Paul Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud
French Connection (2005)
  1. Dimitrij Schostakowitsch: Waltz No. 3 (02:52:00)
  2. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Choros No. 2 (02:28:00)
  3. Florent Schmitt: Sonatine en trio Op. 85:
  4. I. Assez anime (02:18:00)
  5. II. Assez vif (02:18:00)
  6. III. Tres lent (02:32:00)
  7. IV Anime (01:21:00)
  8. Darius Milhaud: Sonate Op. 47:
  9. I. Tranquille (07:05:00)
  10. II. Joyeux (03:06:00)
  11. III. Emporte (01:55:00)
  12. IV. Douloureux (06:18:00)
  13. André Jolivet: Sonatine:
  14. I. Andantino (03:29:00)
  15. II. Quasi cadenza (02:44:00)
  16. III. Intermezzo (03:34:00)
  17. Maurice Emmanuel: Sonate Op. 11:
  18. I. Allegro con spirito (04:03:00)
  19. II. Adagio (05:11:00)
  20. III Molto allegro e leggierissimo (03:33:00)
  21. Dimitrij Schostakowitsch: Waltz No. 4 (02:11:00)
Eine meiner Lieblingsscheiben. Tolle Musik und super gespielt. Interessante Zusammenstellung dieser nicht alltäglichen Besetzungen.

Literature von/über Dimitrij Schostakowitsch

Last edit 22.12.2012