Shostakovich: Jazz Suites Nos. 1 & 2; The Bolt Suite; Tahiti Trot by Dmitry Yablonsky | 747313594924 | CD | Barnes & Noble
Shostakovich: Jazz Suites Nos. 1 & 2; The Bolt Suite; Tahiti Trot

Shostakovich: Jazz Suites Nos. 1 & 2; The Bolt Suite; Tahiti Trot

by Dmitry Yablonsky
     
 
Humor is an underrated element in music -- especially today, when we expect our musical experiences to be profound, even life-changing. Of course, not all composers are adept at writing comic music, but Dmitri Shostakovich was a natural prankster who as a youth earned his pocket money playing the piano for silent movies. Here are some of his lighter pieces, some more

Overview

Humor is an underrated element in music -- especially today, when we expect our musical experiences to be profound, even life-changing. Of course, not all composers are adept at writing comic music, but Dmitri Shostakovich was a natural prankster who as a youth earned his pocket money playing the piano for silent movies. Here are some of his lighter pieces, some more farcical than others: a suite of sarcastic, edgy dances from The Bolt (1931), two tuneful, nostalgic jazz suites, and a clever arrangement of Vincent Youmans's "Tea for Two." Of special note is the "Waltz 2" from the Second Jazz Suite, a melancholy waltz that was made popular in Stanley Kubrick's film Eyes Wide Shut. The performances are appealingly straightforward and well recorded.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313594924
catalogNumber:
8555949
Rank:
139360

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Tracks

  1. The Bolt, suite from the ballet, Op. 27a  - Dmitry Shostakovich  -  Russian State Symphony Orchestra  - Dmitry Yablonsky  - Boris Grigoriev
  2. Suite for Jazz Orchestra, No. 2  - Dmitry Shostakovich  -  Russian State Symphony Orchestra  - Dmitry Yablonsky  - Boris Grigoriev
  3. Suite for Jazz Orchestra, No. 1  - Dmitry Shostakovich  -  Russian State Symphony Orchestra  - Dmitry Yablonsky  - Boris Grigoriev
  4. Tahiti Trot, for orchestra (arr. of Youmans "Tea for Two"), Op. 16  - Dmitry Shostakovich  -  Russian State Symphony Orchestra  - Dmitry Yablonsky  - Boris Grigoriev

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