History Shostakovich for Black-Magic Venus
posted by December 11 at 15:13 PMon
I have this Shostakovich CD, his trios: Piano, cello, violin. The first batch was written in the 1920s, I think, when he was a conservatory student. The next batch was written in the 1940s.
Tacked on at the end of the CD is a set of songs he wrote in 1967 for piano, cello, violin, and soprano. Whoever produced the CD apparently thought the songs—which don’t seem to show up much of anyplace—should get there due here.
Wow. I’d never sat down with the end of the CD before. But wow.
This is the subterranean sleepwalk operetta for Black-Magic-Venus, lyre, harp, and seance that you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s one of the songs.