Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D Minor Premiered On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D Minor Op. 40 premiered on this day in 1934

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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D Minor Op. 40 premiered on this day in 1934.

The first performance was given by Soviet cellist Viktor Kubatsky – with the composer at the piano.

The piece was written in just 2 weeks during a highly emotionally turbulent period in Shostakovich’s life – immediately prior to his censure by the Soviet authorities and during a brief marital separation from his wife.

NATALIA GUTMAN & IVAN SOKOLOV | SHOSTAKOVICH | CELLO SONATA IN D MINOR 

 

Shostakovich & Prokofiev: Cello Sonatas |CD|

Ralph Kirshbaum, Cello

Peter Jablonski, Piano

Release Date: January 13, 2014

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