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Shostakovich: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Seven Romances, Op. 127 ()

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composed by Dmitry Shostakovich

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Shostakovich: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Seven Romances, Op. 127 - Anthony Marwood (violin); Florestan Trio; Richard Lester (cello); Susan Gritton (soprano); Susan Tomes (piano)
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  1. Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
  2. Suite of Romances (7) for soprano & piano trio, Op. 127
  3. Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
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Here's an excellent Shostakovich chamber program, combining music from different phases of the composer's career as well as introducing two fairly unusual works in combination with a great masterwork, the Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67. This work, written in 1944 as the tide had begun to turn against Hitler's armies in Russia, is perhaps the definitive musical response to the horrors of the Second World War. Its final movement, evoking klezmer music gradually overtaken by darkness, is almost unbearably moving. There ...

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Shostakovich: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Seven Romances, Op. 127 2011, Hyperion

UPC: 034571178349

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