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Speed Campaign Arpeggio: Shostakovich in Chengdu

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Cello / Cultural Politics / Music / My Publications

It’s hardly a perfect performance on my part (the triplets could be twitchier, the octaves and tessitura more clean) but, in the spirit of a Soviet speed campaign, we got it done in exactly 40 hours of rehearsals over a period of eight days. Please enjoy the scherzo from the Cello Sonata in d minor by Dmitri Shostakovich, written in a month of white-hot creation on the Crimean coast in 1934 along with his banned […]