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Performances of Shostakovich
violin concertos -
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ROBERT ANDERSON

'Christian Tetzlaff manages both works' difficulties effortlessly ...'

Shostakovich: Violin Concertos 1 and 2 - Christian Tetzlaff. © 2014 Ondine Oy

Zhdanov in the Soviet Union was a cultural monster, and yet he did ensure that Russian composers avoided till later the twelve-tone blight that crippled so many musicians in the West. lf official criticism behind the Iron Curtain was harsh (in fact it see-sawed capriciously), there were always the desk drawers to house works that might not receive approval for the moment. In lands of comparative freedom, the ready chance of a first performance too often ensured it was also the last...

Copyright © 28 October 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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SHOSTAKOVICH: VIOLIN CONCERTOS - CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

RUSSIA

VIOLIN MUSIC

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

FINLAND

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