Tag Archives: Dmitri Shostakovich

Russian Film Festival, Part Two

The other Russian films that I have spent time with recently, are both adapted from Shakespeare plays.  The tragedies and comedies of William Shakespeare have garnered a lot of my attention in recent weeks.  There are dozens of well done … Continue reading

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Four By Four For Four, Part IV

Part IV I had difficulty narrowing down my choice for the fourth and final entry in this series on string quartets.  There is so much music written for four strings, and the majority of it seems indispensable to me.  Brahms, … Continue reading

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A Snapshot of 1929

The twentieth century in music brought in a modern world that was fragmented in many directions at once.  Thanks to recording technology, it was a musical world that was preserved for us to still hear today.  Before the twentieth century, … Continue reading

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