Cello concerto no. 1

Cello concerto no. 1

Sonata for cello and piano, op. 40

Music CD - 2013
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Two masterpieces for cello by Shostakovich, written 25 years apart. The insolent Sonata Op. 40 of 1934, contemporary with 'Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District', the opera that plunged its composer into disgrace with Stalin, was answered in 1959 by the bitter self-questioning of an artist who seemed to have sunk into depression. The Cello Concerto ends with a wicked caricature of true joy, adding the final touch to the extreme polymorphism of a traumatized humorist.


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