CD Spotlight. A Very Joyous Disc - Brahms arranged by Kenneth Woods impresses Alice McVeigh. '... this is an excellent performance representing a useful, joyful and even inspired addition to the orchestral repertoire.'
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On 30 December 1904 was born in St Petersburg the Russian composer Dmitri Kabalevsky. He was also a pianist, and for a time played for the silent films. As a composer in Russia and from 1940 a Party member, his output reflected the required style for some years. But it can be said of the music for young people that it shines much more readily of a free spirit. Kabalevsky died in Moscow on 16 February 1987.
CD Spotlight. Jollity Ultimately Triumphs - Orchestral music by Dmitri Kabalevsky, heard by Geoff Pearce. 'I am pleased to see this interesting disc, as it showcases an important composer from the Soviet era.'
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