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#452259 - 01/02/08 04:35 PM Shostakovich Plays Shostakovich PC #2
DDS24P&FOP87 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 374
I am very found of this concerto. I had the unforgettable experience of seeing this performed live by Tatiana Nikolaeva (Nikolayeva?)once. When she first enters with that "restrained Rachmaninoff" theme of the slow movement, she looked at the audience and smiled....

I: Allegro

II: Andante

III: Allegro
She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)

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#452260 - 01/03/08 12:22 PM Re: Shostakovich Plays Shostakovich PC #2
Janus K. Sachs Offline
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Registered: 10/31/07
Posts: 1731
Loc: Betelgeuse, baby!
Thanks! I've always wanted to listen to Shostakovich play his own works, even though I am not his biggest fan by a long shot. The second concerto is far from profound, but it's at the very least amusing!
Die Krebs gehn zurücke,
Die Stockfisch bleiben dicke,
Die Karpfen viel fressen,
Die Predigt vergessen.

Die Predigt hat g'fallen.
Sie bleiben wie alle.


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