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Jun 202012
 
Fuse Classical CD Review: Shostakovich, Prologue to "Orango" and Symphony no. 4/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Orango is one of the tantalizing “what might have been’s” of musical history: a biting social commentary on Soviet society on the fifteenth anniversary of the October Revolution, written when Shostakovich was at the height of his musical powers and popularity.

Apr 092012
 
Fuse Classical CD Review: “Sounds of Defiance” (Yevgeny Kutik, violin/Timothy Bozarth/piano)

This recording heralds a serious, probing musician exploring some vital, if unfamiliar, twentieth-century violin repertoire, and, as such, presents a more-than-welcome addition to recent solo violin discography.

Oct 132009
 
Culture Vulture: BSO’ s Death-drenched Russian program

By Helen Epstein Oct-8-13 Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich Symphony Hall Boston, MA Vasily Petrenko, conductor Audiences as well as composers project their emotions and fantasies onto every piece of art with which they engage, but I think this is particularly [...]