Best Shostakovich Books

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1. Easier Works: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2043 Piano Solo (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)

Author: by Dmitri Shostakovich
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc.; Reprint edition (June 1, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0793599325

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(Piano Collection).One of the great composers of this century, Shostakovich was also a brilliant pianist. Gathered here are his delightful pieces for children as well as a generous collection of his most popular film and ballet music in easy arrangements.

Contents: Children’s Notebook, Op. 69 * THREE PIECES: Minuet * Prelude * Intermezzo * Song of the Counterplan * Lyrical Waltz (Ballet Suite No. 3) * Gavotte (Ballet Suite No. 3) * Romance (Ballet Suite No. 1) * Waltz – A Remembrance * Dance (Ballet Suite No. 1) * Waltz Scherzo (Ballet Suite No. 1) * Polka (Ballet Suite No.

1) * Waltz of the Flowers (Moscow-Cheryomushki) * Dance (The Limpid Stream) * Elegy (Ballet Suite No. 3) * Springtime Waltz (Michurin) * Contredanse (The Gadfly) * Spanish Dance (The Gadfly) * Nocturne (The Gadfly) * Barrel-Organ Waltz (The Gadfly) * Prelude (The Gadfly) * Sentimental Waltz * Dance (Ballet Suite No. 3) * Waltz Song (Moscow-Cheryomushki) * Galop (Ballet Suite No.

1 * Adagio (Ballet Suite No. 2) * Waltz (Ballet Suite No.3)

2. Symphony No5 Op47 Full Score Dsch New Collected Works Volume 5 Ncw 5

Author: by Dmitri Shostakovich
Published at: DSCH (June 1, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0634082689

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(DSCH).These volumes are the first releases of an ambitious series by DSCH, the exclusive publisher of the works of Shostakovich. Each volume contains: new engravings; articles regarding the history of the compositions; facsimile pages of Shostakovich’s manuscripts, outlines and rough drafts; plus interpretations of the manuscripts.

In total, 150 volumes are planned for publication.

3. Waltz No. 2: Arranged for Solo Piano

Author: by Florian Noack
Published at: Sikorski (November 1, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1540080608

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Most previous books about Dmitri Shostakovich have focused on either his symphonies and operas, or his relationship to the regime under which he lived, or both, since these large-scale works were the ones that attracted the interest and sometimes the condemnation of the Soviet authorities.

Music for Silenced Voices looks at Shostakovich through the back door, as it were, of his fifteen quartets, the works which his widow characterized as a “diary, the story of his soul.” The silences and the voices were of many kinds, including the political silencing of adventurous writers, artists, and musicians during the Stalin era; the lost voices of Shostakovich’s operas (a form he abandoned just before turning to string quartets); and the death-silenced voices of his close friends, to whom he dedicated many of these chamber works.

Wendy Lesser has constructed a fascinating narrative in which the fifteen quartets, considered one at a time in chronological order, lead the reader through the personal, political, and professional events that shaped Shostakovich’s singular, emblematic twentieth-century life. Weaving together interviews with the composer’s friends, family, and colleagues, as well as conversations with present-day musicians who have played the quartets, Lesser sheds new light on the man and the musician.

5. The Twentieth Century: A Repertory of Piano Works by Major Composters of Our Times (Anthology of Piano Music, Vol. 4)

Author: by Bela Bartok
Published at: Yorktown Music Press (January 1, 1992)

ISBN: 978-0825680441

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(Yorktown).Exploration of the language, attitude, dissonance, and drama of the piano music of our century as in the works of Debussy, Bartok, Stravinsky, Piston, Ives, Ravel, Hindemith, and 35 other contemporary composers. Contents: ANTHEIL: Dog-Cat Polka * Winter Lullaby * BARTOK: Bagatelle, Op.6, No.2 * Bagatelle, Op.6, No.

6 * Bear Dance * Dance from For Children, Book II * Dirge from For Children, Book II * Evening in the Country from Ten Easy Pieces * Lament from For Children, Book I * Play Tune from For Children, Book I * Sonatina (Bagpipe-Dance-Finale) * CASELLA: Carillon from Eleven Children’s Pieces * Siciliana from Eleven Children’s Pieces * COWELL: Sway Dance * CRESTON: Prelude, Op.38, No.

2 * DEBUSSY: Clair de Lune * First Arabesque * Prelude from Pour le Piano * Sarabande from Pour le Piano * EINEM: Pian Piece No. 4 from Four Piano Pieces * GRANADOS: The Maiden and the Nightingale from Goyescas * GRETCHANINOFF: Little Prelude, Op.109, No. 1 * On the Harmonica, Op.123, No.

6. Easy Pieces for the Piano (including 2 Pieces for Piano Duet): Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 1887 Piano Solo (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)

Author: by Joseph Prostakoff
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (August 1, 1987)
ISBN: 978-1458414960

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(Piano Solo).Contents: Adagio * Barrel Organ Polka * Barrel Organ Waltz * Country Dance * Dance * Festival Waltz * Gavotte * A Little Piece * Lullaby * Lyrical Waltz * Melancholy Ditty * Nocturne * Polka * Polka (Pno Duet) * Romance * Sentimental Waltz * Skipping Dance * Song of Challenge * Spanish Dance * Springtime Waltz * Waltz * Waltz (Pno Duet) * Waltz of Flowers * Waltz Song.

7. Shostakovich – Children's Notebook, Opus 69: Schirmer Performance Editions Hal Leonard Piano Library

Author: by Richard Walters
Published at: Hal Leonard (February 1, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1495083389

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(Schirmer Performance Editions). Children’s Notebook for Piano was written in 1944 for Shostakovich’s eight-year-old daughter, Galina, for her studies on the instrument. Another piece, “Birthday,” was added to the set as a birthday present in 1945.


Sonata, Op. 147: Viola and Piano
Author: by Dmitri Shostakovich
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793538645

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(String Solo).VAAP Edition.

9. On Russian Music

Author: by Richard Taruskin
Published at: University of California Press; First edition (September 30, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0520268067

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Over the past four decades, Richard Taruskin’s publications have redefined the field of Russian-music study. This volume gathers thirty-six essays on composers ranging from Bortnyansky in the eighteenth century to Tarnopolsky in the twenty-first, as well as all of the famous names in between.

Some of these pieces, like the ones on Chaikovsky’s alleged suicide and on the interpretation of Shostakovich’s legacy, have won fame in their own right as decisive contributions to some of the most significant debates in contemporary musicology. An extensive introduction lays out the main issues and a justification of Taruskin’s approach, seen both in the light of his intellectual development and in that of the changing intellectual environment, which has been particularly marked by the end of the cold war in Europe.

10. A History of Russian Music: From Kamarinskaya to Babi Yar

Author: by Francis Maes
Published at: University of California Press; First edition (February 20, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0520248250

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Francis Maes’s comprehensive and imaginative book introduces the general public to the scholarly debate that has revolutionized Russian music history over the past two decades. Based on the most recent critical literature, A History of Russian Music summarizes the new view of Russian music and provides a solid overview of the relationships between artistic movements and political ideas.

The revision of Russian music history may count as one of the most significant achievements of recent musicology. The Western view used to be largely based on the ideas of Vladimir Stasov, a friend and confidant of leading nineteenth-century Russian composers who was more a propagandist than a historian.

With the deconstruction of Stasov’s interpretation, stereotyped views have been replaced by a fuller understanding of the conditions and the context in which composers such as Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Stravinsky created their oeuvres. Even the more recent history of Soviet music, in particular the achievement of Dmitry Shostakovich, is being assessed on new documentary grounds.

11. Jacqueline du Pré: Her Life, Her Music, Her Legend

Author: by Elizabeth Wilson
Published at: Arcade; 1st edition (August 1, 2013)
ISBN: 978-1611458251

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She was beautiful.She was a musical genius. She was married to another prodigious musician, the conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim. Their fairy-tale marriage turned them into a royal musical couple. This definitive biography charts du Pr’s meteoric career from her early twenties, when she became a legend virtually overnight.

For over a decade Jacqueline du Pr performed the cello repertory with all the best symphonic orchestras around the world, and during those years she also recorded the entire cello literature. At the age of twenty-seven, however, Jackie was felled at the height of her career by multiple sclerosis.

She died in 1987, leaving behind an extraordinary musical legacy. Jackie’s unworldly nature and ability to communicate in her playing the full spectrum of human emotions hid a complex personality where dark doubts coexisted with the certainty of her talent. Wilson details Jackie’s passionate, tumultuous, complicated relationship with her sister Hilary, depicted in the film Hilary and Jackie.

12. Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo: Interpretation and Performance (Russian Music Studies)

Author: by Sofia Moshevich
Published at: Indiana University Press (May 28, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0253014221

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The piano works of Dmitri Shostakovich (19061975) are among the most treasured musical compositions of the 20th century. In this volume, pianist and Russian music scholar Sofia Moshevich provides detailed interpretive analyses of the ten major piano solo works by Shostakovich, carefully noting important stylistic details and specific ways to overcome the numerous musical and technical challenges presented by the music.

Each piece is introduced with a brief historic and structural description, followed by an examination of such interpretive aspects as tempo, phrasing, dynamics, voice balance, pedaling, and fingering. This book will be an invaluable resource for students, pedagogues, and performers of Shostakovich’s piano solos.

13. Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 61

Author: by Dmitri Shostakovich
Published at: Dsch (February 1, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0634080722

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(DSCH).Composed in 1943, this sonata is now available in an authentic Russian edition from DSCH of Moscow.