Dmitry Shostakovich: Complete Music for Piano Duo and Duet, Vol. 2
By Min Kyung Kim and Hyung Jin Moon. By Dmitry Shostakovich. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Toccata Classics (NX.TOCC0292).
Item Number: NX.TOCC0292
Much of Shostakovich's orchestral music was first heard in versions he prepared for piano four hands or two pianos - but most of these transcriptions have languished unheard since those early performances, usually given for friends and colleagues or for Party officials. This series, which uncovers all the transcriptions prepared by Shostakovich himself, continues with the first recordings of his two-piano versions of the Second Piano Concerto and the Fifteenth Symphony. This release continues the collaboration between Toccata Classics and the graduates of Joseph Banowetz's piano studio at the University of North Texas. Min Kyung Kim, born in Seoul, moved to the United States in 2008, earning her master's degree in 2011. She is currently a student researcher at the Texas Center for Performing Arts. Hyung Jin Moon is an active performer in South Korea and the United States. As a music educator, he has served as staff pianist at Lansing Music School in Michigan and currently is an adjunct faculty member at the Korea National University of Transport.