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Shostakovich, Desyatnikov, Shchedrin, Schnittke

By Oleg Vedernikov

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By Oleg Vedernikov and Alexey Goribol. By Leonid Desyatnikov, Gabriel Faure (1845-1924), Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998), Rodion Shchedrin (1932-), and Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Country of Origin: Russia. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Melodiya (NX.MELCD1002452).

Item Number: NX.MELCD1002452

Firma Melodiya presents recordings of 20th century cello music performed by Oleg Vedernikov and Alexey Goribol. The name of Alexey Goribol, a pianist, public figure and organizer of numerous festivals and music projects is well known to Russian and foreign listeners, while the name of Oleg Vedernikov whose life ended up so tragically in 2015 is less known to a wide audience. This album is dedicated to the memory of the remarkable cellist. A graduate of the Ural Conservatory, Oleg Vedernikov won a silver medal of the 2nd All-Union cello Competition in Yaroslavl in 1988. Together with Alexey Goribol Vedernikov won the first prize at the chamber competition in Trapani, Italy. This recording was made in 1993 when Oleg Vedernikov's performance, in his peers' opinion, was on top of cello art. The cellist and the pianist make a brilliant ensemble unveiling the entire contradiction and figurative wealth of contemporary music. The album features cello sonatas by Dmitri Shostakovich and Alfred Schnittke, and works by Leonid Desyatnikov and Rodion Shchedrin.

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