Shostakovich: Piano Quintet; Ustvolskaya: Octet; Composition No. 3; Symphony No. 5 - Catherine Antcliffe (bassoon); Christopher Tombling (violin); Gareth Newman (bassoon); Gavin McNaughton (bassoon);...
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  1. Octet for 2 oboes, 4 violins, timpani & piano
  2. Composition III, for 4 flutes, 4 bassoons & piano ("Benedictus qui venit")
  3. Symphony No. 5 (Amen)
  4. Quintet for piano & strings in G minor, Op. 57
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While Shostakovich's serene Piano Quintet in G minor is presented as the main attraction on this RCA disc, the lion's share of the program is devoted to the less celebrated and more challenging works of his student and friend, Galina Ustvolskaya. Yet as important as her music was to Shostakovich, and as critical as his teaching was to her development, the pieces recorded here do not clearly or convincingly illustrate the connections between them. Indeed, Ustvolskaya's Octet is strikingly unlike Shostakovich, for the ...

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet; Ustvolskaya: Octet; Composition No. 3; Symphony No. 5 2005, RCA Red Seal

UPC: 828766545425

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