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symphony no4 

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symphony no4 


Great symphony! Try the two piano version, which was played in private circles when the symphony was banned, it is quite marvelous and gives a very interesting perspective :smile:

 


-edit- better picture :)


Edited by Quinto - 4/27/14 at 4:03am
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Great symphony! Try the two piano version, which was played in private circles when the symphony was banned, it is quite marvelous and gives a very interesting perspective :smile:

 

thanks - I also watched the Shostakovitch against Stalin Doc on youtube. It was excellent. 

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thanks - I also watched the Shostakovitch against Stalin Doc on youtube. It was excellent. 


Cool..I'm now listening to Shostakovich' Preludes and Fugues...stunning, what a bloody genius Shostakovich was..

 

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Cool..I'm now listening to Shostakovich' Preludes and Fugues...stunning, what a bloody genius Shostakovich was..

 

 

I can see myself slowly becoming obsessed. Im in the process of looking for some good reading material maybe a bio? Has he got memoirs or anything like that? Maybe a collection of letters. I love reading letters. 

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I liked the biography by Krzysztof Meyer ('Sjostakovitsj') and I read half the book 'Story of a Friendship' * by Isaak Glikman..which I found a itsy bit boring, but maybe that's just me..:rolleyes: 

 

-* 'The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with commentary by Isaak Glikman'


Edited by Quinto - 4/27/14 at 6:48am
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Cool..I'm now listening to Shostakovich' Preludes and Fugues...stunning, what a bloody genius Stalin was...

tongue_smile.gif Couldn't resist.
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I liked the biography by Krzysztof Meyer ('Sjostakovitsj') and I read half the book 'Story of a Friendship' * by Isaak Glikman..which I found a itsy bit boring, but maybe that's just me..:rolleyes: 

 

-* 'The letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman with commentary by Isaak Glikman'

He does have memoirs ¬ 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Testimony-Memoirs-Shostakovich-Solomon-Volkov-ebook/dp/B002FL4M2Y/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398629538&sr=1-2&keywords=shostakovich

 

Looks good as well 

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But nobody's really sure who wrote them.

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Yes, Testimony is probably a hoax - on the manuscript, composer signed first page of each chapter BUT each of those first pages was of a previously published article of his, and the text diverges from the articles in subsequent pages. Volkov probably got Shostakovich autographs, then added his own "contribution".

What you want is "Shostakovich: a life remembered", ed. by Wilson. It tells the composer's life story through memories of the people who knew him; very thorough.
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What you want is "Shostakovich: a life remembered", ed. by Wilson. It tells the composer's life story through memories of the people who knew him; very thorough.

Great tip, thanks, just ordered me a (hardcover) copy :D

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Hardcover! Hey, big spender wink.gif
Hope you enjoy it.
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"Collateral Damage #XY.0xZ" - while an acquaintance steered me towards the Tascam DA-3000 DSD recorder

(damn - it looks like it will HAVE to be my next purchase - simply too much going for it ...), I eventually landed to the DSD thread on What Is Best forum :

 

 http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showthread.php?11944-DSD-Battle-Royale!

 

and the member Bruce B has posted DSD64  and PCM 192/24 complete album samples of quite interesting music for free, some recordings that most definitely do belong to this thread as well. Here is the link :

 

ftp://pugetsoundstudios.com/

 

User: DSD
PW: Puget2013!

 

Please do note that these files are BIG - everything downloadable is 70,0 GB (75.234.953.970 B) :eek: in size,

but unless you have the capability to play back the surround 5.1 DSD files, you can cut that by almost half,

down to more menageable 35,6 GB (38.236.294.430 B).

 

( If you do not have the native DSD playback capability, in PC enviroment you can use Foobar 2000

http://www.foobar2000.org/?page=Download with DSD DFF plugin http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_input_dsdiff )

 

As most files posted are DSD DSF, you will need either the software capable of playing DSD on your computer or DSD capable DAC.

 

Just googled DSD DSF playback with Foobar 2000 : http://sourceforge.net/projects/sacddecoder/

 

The "samples" are 192/24 FLAC files and should not present too much problems -

HAPPY LISTENING !


Edited by analogsurviver - 5/4/14 at 4:41pm
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A few weeks back I decided it was time to 'get into Mahler', the impression I get is that if you like romantic music you're going to find yourself at Mahler sooner or later, but at the same time it can be a bit hard to get in to. A little bit of Googling and it seems Symphony no. 2 is the best place to start, so I bought myself the BPO/Rattle and by the second listen I'm hooked.

 

So the question is, which one should I listen to next?

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Third :wink_face:

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