Sunday, 21 June 2015

Shostakovitch; Cello Concerto no 1 & 2 and Preludes & Fugues


I can't remember how I came to Shostakovitch, but I think  it was partly because a friend of mine gave the biography of Galina Vishnevskaya, the wife of Rostropovich and at the same time it was around the breaking down of the Wall and disintegration of the Soviet Union.
However I always had an interest in Russia from around the age of 17-18; Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol and Pushkin and the music of Tchaikovsky.














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