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Offline bvy

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Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« on: June 01, 2008, 04:55:59 PM »
I'm just curious. I can't find anything. I expect there are interesting arrangements of his works for organ (recommendations?), but I wonder if he ever composed anything specifically for organ. And if not, why not?

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 05:37:19 PM »
I'm just curious. I can't find anything. I expect there are interesting arrangements of his works for organ (recommendations?), but I wonder if he ever composed anything specifically for organ. And if not, why not?


The only ones I know are organ arrangements:
http://www.allegro.co.uk/dmitri-shostakovich-music-for-organ-p-3358.html

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 06:48:05 PM »
He wrote relatively little for solo keyboard to start with, and nothing for solo organ. Perhaps he found its rich timbre at variance with his pessimistic and ironic personality.
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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 10:56:07 PM »
Not to mention that Stalin had a dim view of the buildings where organs usually are located.....

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 03:22:01 AM »
Regardless of the question of churches and Communism, there are no organs in Russian Orthodox churches;  there is not, therefore, any tradition of Russian organ music for church use.

It is a curious situation where, in fact, the few organs which are in Russia, are in concert halls.

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 11:58:23 AM »
Regardless of the question of churches and Communism, there are no organs in Russian Orthodox churches;  there is not, therefore, any tradition of Russian organ music for church use.

The Rabbi at our temple won't allow any organ music.  Using the Obama example, I must hate organ music.

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 12:15:56 PM »
Regardless of the question of churches and Communism, there are no organs in Russian Orthodox churches;  there is not, therefore, any tradition of Russian organ music for church use.

It is a curious situation where, in fact, the few organs which are in Russia, are in concert halls.
lol, that must explain why all those OTHER Russian composers hardly wrote anything for organ, either....

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008, 03:36:06 PM »
lol, that must explain why all those OTHER Russian composers hardly wrote anything for organ, either....

Good point. I'm not finding organ music by Prokofiev, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky or Rach. I'm wondering now if any major late Romantic or 20th century Russian composers composed organ music.

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 11:54:06 PM »
Good point. I'm not finding organ music by Prokofiev, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky or Rach. I'm wondering now if any major late Romantic or 20th century Russian composers composed organ music.

I've got a couple of pieces by Schnittke sitting on my score shelves. Some other stuff too, I'm sure....

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008, 08:12:11 AM »
Good point. I'm not finding organ music by Prokofiev, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky or Rach. I'm wondering now if any major late Romantic or 20th century Russian composers composed organ music.

Depends what you consider "major".  I know that Glazunov, Gliere, Taneyev and Gretchaninov composed some organ works.  Check out the "Tsar of Instruments" disc on Chandos for content.

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2008, 08:41:00 AM »
I've got a couple of pieces by Schnittke sitting on my score shelves. Some other stuff too, I'm sure....
lol, he's "modern".

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(who cares if there's organs in Russia or not to play my organ music?)  ;D

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 11:09:05 PM »
2 Postludes (in d and F) c. 1925, no opus numbers
2 pieces op.111: Intrada, Funeral Music, memory of Aksell Gallen-Kalleia
 an arrangement of the Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth...op. 29
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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2010, 10:09:37 AM »
Prokofiev was supposedly a good organ student when he was a teenager at the Conservatory. Though he wrote no organ works, there is a small, simple organ part in the Alexander Nevsky film score (not the cantata version, but the original film score), and small parts for organ or harmonium in Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.


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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2011, 10:20:13 AM »
2 Postludes (in d and F) c. 1925, no opus numbers
2 pieces op.111: Intrada, Funeral Music, memory of Aksell Gallen-Kalleia
 an arrangement of the Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth...op. 29
2 pieces op111 are by Jean Sibelius, not by Shostakovich :o

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2011, 05:01:03 PM »
Khachaturian's 3rd symphony must be mentioned here.
 

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2011, 05:09:04 PM »
Khachaturian's 3rd symphony must be mentioned here.

Oh, you must mean Katchy!  Way OT, I have always been embarrassed for people who don't have the gumption to write out Shostakovitch and resort to "Shosty".   ::)   

Certainly not you, Eyeresist, you even typed out Khachaturian! Thanks for that.   :)

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2011, 06:03:52 PM »
Can't help feeling I'm being mocked here. I often write "Shosty", as it's just plain quicker.

It's often easier to abbreviate these crazy long European names. There is Knap, of course. I find "Rozdhy" saves me having to Google his name each time I write it (though I've almost got it memorised by now). Other Russian conductors include Kond, Mrav and Svet. There's also Celi, of course.
 

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2011, 07:09:49 PM »
There's also Celi, of course.
wut? Short form not possible by definition. Must be Ceeeeeeeeeeliiiiiiiiiiiii.

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2011, 03:11:49 AM »
Can't help feeling I'm being mocked here. I often write "Shosty", as it's just plain quicker.

It's often easier to abbreviate these crazy long European names. There is Knap, of course. I find "Rozdhy" saves me having to Google his name each time I write it (though I've almost got it memorised by now). Other Russian conductors include Kond, Mrav and Svet. There's also Celi, of course.

No. I don't even know that about you. Simply mocking the thread starter. It is one of my pet peeves. "Rozdhy" is an exception though, since I can't ever remember how to spell it either. :D

The proper shortening of Shostakovitch is DSCH. Shosty is right out. :D

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Re: Did Shosty Write Anything For Organ?
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2011, 03:25:50 AM »
I mean, why not go flat-out Hollywood with Shosty baby?
 
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