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Shostakovich: The Golden Age ()

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Once upon a time in America -- in an era when the Vienna serialists, Bartók, and the products of homegrown artists such as Ives and Antheil remained unknown, the distended, crooked melodic line in Shostakovich's "Polka" from the ballet The Golden Age stood as the ne plus ultra of irreverent modernism. While this piece, and the suite that brought it to the world's concert halls, continued to be performed with frequency and as representative of "Shostakovich," the ballet from which it came was nowhere to be found for decade ...

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Shostakovich: The Golden Age
2006, Naxos

UPC: 747313021772

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