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Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo: Interpretation and Performance (Russian Music Studies)

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The piano works of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) are among the most treasured musical compositions of the twentieth century. In this volume, pianist and Russian music scholar Sofia Moshevich provides detailed interpretive analyses of the ten major piano solo works by Shostakovich, carefully noting important stylistic details and specific ways to overcome the numerous musical and technical challenges presented by the music. Each piece is introduced with a brief historic and structural description, followed by an examination of such interpretive aspects as tempo, phrasing, dynamics, voice balance, pedaling, and fingering. This book will be an invaluable resource for students, pedagogues, and performers of Shostakovich's piano solos.

About the Author

Sofia Moshevich is an independent scholar, pianist, and teacher in Toronto, Canada. She is author of Dmitri Shostakovich, Pianist.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Early Works

Five Preludes

Three Fantastic Dances, op. 5

Piano Sonata no. 1, op. 12

Aphorisms, op. 13

Polka, op. 22a, from The Golden Age

2. Mature Works

Twenty-four Preludes, op. 34.

Piano Sonata No. 2, op. 61.

3. The Masterpiece

Twenty-four Preludes and Fugues, op. 87.

4. Works for Children

Children's Notebook, op. 69.

Dances of the Dolls

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253014221
Subtitle:
Interpretation and Performance
Author:
Moshevich, Sofia
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Music-Books on Piano and Harpsichord
Subject:
Musical Instruments / Piano & Keyboard
Subject:
Music, Russian Music, Pedagogy, Piano, Performance
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Russian Music Studies
Publication Date:
20150528
Binding:
Book
Language:
English
Illustrations:
91 music exx.
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Individual Composer and Musician
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Techniques
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruments » Piano and Keyboard

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