Cello concerto no. 1
Sonata for cello and piano, op. 40Music CD - 2013
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.
Publisher: Arles : Harmonia Mundi, 
Copyright Date: ℗2013
Branch Call Number: MCD SHO
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio digital,stereo 1 audio disc (63 min., 7 sec.) ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Sonata for cello and piano, op. 40