Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo

Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo : Interpretation and Performance

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The piano works of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) are among the most treasured musical compositions of the twentieth century. In this volume, pianist and Russian music scholar Sofia Moshevich provides detailed interpretive analyses of the ten major piano solo works by Shostakovich, carefully noting important stylistic details and specific ways to overcome the numerous musical and technical challenges presented by the music. Each piece is introduced with a brief historic and structural description, followed by an examination of such interpretive aspects as tempo, phrasing, dynamics, voice balance, pedaling, and fingering. This book will be an invaluable resource for students, pedagogues, and performers of Shostakovich's piano more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 025301431X
  • 9780253014313

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" a valuable addition to the literature on Shostakovich. Moshevich provides a broad analysis of Shostakovich s piano solos, descriptions of the unique characters, imaginative images to guide pianists, and practical suggestions to bring out the salient features." Read Gainsford, Florida State University--Read Gainsford, Florida State University"show more

About Sofia Moshevich

Sofia Moshevich is an independent scholar, pianist, and teacher in Toronto, Canada. She is author of Dmitri Shostakovich, more