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The Great Composers, page 7

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Shostakovich - Hypothetically Murdered

Shostakovich - Hypothetically Murdered
ID: SIGCD051
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: The Great Composers

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Hamlet & King Lear - Dmitri Shostakovich, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mark Elder

Hamlet & King Lear - Dmitri Shostakovich, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mark Elder
ID: SIGCD052
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: The Great Composers

Signum Records are delighted to present the second recording on SignumClassics of the CBSO, under the direction of Mark Elder.

In his youth Shostakovich devoted much time and energy to composing for the theatre and the cinema, writing for an astonishing variety of movies, political plays, satires, the music-hall and the ballet.
The music for Nikolai Akimov’s outrageous and scandalous production of Hamlet was composed in the winter of 1931 - 1932. Akimov had decided that tragedy was irrelevant to the modern Soviet audience, and therefore presented the play as a satirical farce in which the play was turned up-side-down, by reversing all the usual assumptions about the plot and how it should be acted. The alterations to Shakespeare’s work are reflected in the titles of several of Shostakovich’s numbers. He was asked to provide music for scenes that Shakespeare only refers to but which Akimov insisted on representing on stage, for example the feast where "funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables". The overall character of Shostakovich’s music is often abrasive and satirical, and flippant just where we would expect the music to be more serious. There are also some funny moments, with particular sharp parodies of various well-known musico-theatrical clichés.

In 1954 Kozintsev had also attempted to direct a staged version of Hamlet. For this occasion he decided to reuse music that Shostakovich had already written for him to use in a staged production of King Lear in 1941. All that Kozintsev asked Shostakovich to add for the 1954 Hamlet were a Gigue and a Finale, both of which are included on this recording as an appendix to the music for Akimov’s 1932 production.
The music that Shostakovich wrote for Kozintsev’s 1941 King Lear production inhabits a strange and transitional world, halfway between the bright and brilliant sarcasm of the music for Akimov’s Hamlet of ten years earlier and the more soberly functional manner of his post-war theatrical music. Gone is most of the cheekiness, the fondness for the experimental and the grotesque. There is much in this often oppressively dark music that is characteristic of what was by now Shostakovich’s public symphonic manner.

Perhaps the most powerful and unusual part of the score is the bizarre cycle of Fool’s songs, with which the Fool mocks the mistakes of his master, the King, in the course of the first three Acts. The music of these songs is as strange and quirky as the words they set. Taken as a whole, these ten songs make up a miniature cycle of sourly absurd, almost expressionistic outbursts for voice and orchestra. They seem to form a whole in themselves, standing apart from.
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Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - The Great Composers

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - The Great Composers
ID: BRIL92352
CDs: 3
Type: 2CD + 1DVD5
Collection: The Great Composers

1 DVD+2 CD's
1 DVD 4:3
Region: (All) PAL
Total time: 00:52:00 Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Nederlands, Deutsch, French

DVD Claudel String Quartet
CD1
Radio Chamber Orchestra, Frans Brüggen (1-4)
Emmy Verhey, violin (5-7)
Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Arpad Jóo (5-7)
Derek Han, piano (8-10)
Israel Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Gunzenhauser (8-10)
CD 2
Klaviertrio Amsterdam (1-4):
Klára Würtz, piano
Joan Berkhemer, violin
Nadia David, cello
Amati Chamber Ensemble, Gil Sharon (5-8)
Chamber Choir of Europe, Nicol Matt (9)
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Schubert - The Great Composers

Schubert - The Great Composers
ID: BRIL92355
CDs: 3
Type: 2CD + 1DVD5
Collection: The Great Composers

1 DVD+2 CD's
1 DVD 4:3
Region: (All) PAL
Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Nederlands, Deutsch, French

CD1
Hanover Band, Roy Goodman (1-6)
Alwin Bär, piano (7)
John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; Steuart Bedford, piano (8,9)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Hartmut Höll, piano (10)
Gundula Janowitz, soprano; Charles Spencer, piano (11)
Sarah Walker, soprano; Roger Vignoles, piano (12)

CD2
Klára Würtz, piano (1)
Track 2-6:
Dalia Ouziel, piano
Gil Sharon, violin
Ron Ephrat, viola
Alexander Hülshoff, cello
Jean Sassen, double-bass
Misha Goldstein, piano (7)
Brandis Quartet (8)
Israel Piano Trio (9)
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Ravel - The Great Composers

Ravel - The Great Composers
ID: BRIL6799
CDs: 3
Type: 2CD + 1DVD5
Collection: The Great Composers

1 DVD+2 CD's
1 DVD 4:3
Region: (All) PAL
Total time: 00:52:00 Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Nederlands, Deutsch, French
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Mozart - The Great Composers

Mozart - The Great Composers
ID: BRIL92350
CDs: 3
Type: 2CD + 1DVD5
Collection: The Great Composers

1 DVD+2 CD's
1 DVD 4:3
Region: (All) PAL
Total time: 00:52:00 Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Nederlands, Deutsch, French
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Dvořák - The Great Composers

Dvořák - The Great Composers
ID: BRIL92409
CDs: 3
Type: 2CD + 1DVD5
Collection: The Great Composers

1 DVD+2 CD's
1 DVD 4:3
Region: (All) PAL
Total time: 00:52:00 Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Nederlands, Deutsch, French

This DVD-documentary introduces us to the music and life of one of the best loved classical composers, Antonin Dvorak. In his immortal melodies and rhythms his beloved Bohemian country comes to full life. The film features documentary episodes interwoven with music and dance tableaux shot among the fairylike forests and countryside. These scenes represent a poetic illustration of the composer’s music and evoke his passion for trains and boats, as well as the Slavic myths and landscapes that inspired his works.
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Beethoven - The Great Composers

Beethoven - The Great Composers
ID: BRIL92351
CDs: 3
Type: 2CD + 1DVD5
Collection: The Great Composers

1 DVD+2 CD's
1 DVD 4:3
Region: (All) PAL
Total time: 00:52:50 Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Nederlands, Deutsch, French

Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
Berliner Symphoniker, Peter Wohlert (conductor)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Vonk (conductor)
Berliner Symphoniker, Gerard Oskamp (conductor)
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Chopin - The Great Composers

Chopin - The Great Composers
ID: BRIL92353
CDs: 3
Type: 2CD + 1DVD5
Collection: The Great Composers

1 DVD+2 CD's
1 DVD 4:3
Region: (All) PAL
Total time: 00:52:00 Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Nederlands, Deutsch, French
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Handel - The Great Composers

Handel - The Great Composers
ID: BRIL92354
CDs: 3
Type: 2CD + 1DVD5
Collection: The Great Composers

1 DVD+2 CD's
1 DVD 4:3
Region: (All) PAL
Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Nederlands, Deutsch, French
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