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SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Sonata. 24 Preludes. Sergei Dogadin, Nikolai Tokarev. Naxos

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Shostakovich Violin Sonata 24 Preludes Sergei Dogadin Nikolai Tokarev Naxos

Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)
Violin Sonata
24 Preludes
(arr. violin and piano)

Sergei Dogadin, Violin
Nikolai Tokarev, Piano

Dmitry Shostakovich’s succinctly composed and highly distinctive 24 Preludes have proved their popularity in numerous rrangements, but when the composer heard these transcriptions by Dmitry Tsyganov he declared that ‘I forgot they were originally written
for piano, so naturally did they sound.’ The set was completed in 2000 by the Russian born composer and pianist Lera Auerbach. These often whimsical and ironic Preludes contrast greatly with the chilling and profound Violin Sonata, a late work that concludes
with Shostakovich’s last ever use of passacaglia form.

• Not to be confused with his 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87, Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes Op. 34 are amongst his more appealing and popular works for solo piano. Completed as a cycle relatively recently in 1999, these transcriptions for violin and piano are growing in popularity amongst performers. The Violin Sonata is more challenging, but innumerable great performers have accepted its monumental scale and ultimately deeply rewarding breadth of deep feelings, sadness and hope.

• This is a Naxos recording debut for two remarkable musicians of the new generation:
violinist Sergei Dogadin and Nikolay Tokarev.

Sergei Dogadin is the winner of ten international competitions, including the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 and the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover in 2015. Since making his major debut in 2002 with Vasily Petrenko and the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Dogadin has performed with many leading orchestras in the world’s most renowned venues including the Musikverein in Vienna, the Berlin Philharmonie, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle in Zurich and Düsseldorf, and the Symphony Hall in Shanghai, among others.

Naxos 8573753

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