Shostakovich: Michelangelo Sonnets

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COMPOSERS: Shostakovih
LABELS: Melodiya
WORKS: Michelangelo Sonnets; Songs
PERFORMER: Nesterenko (bass), Shenderovich (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: MEL CD 10 01609

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The young Nesterenko’s dark bass captures these sombre Michelangelo and Shakespeare settings far more idiomatically than non-Russians, and no less effectively the satirical Krokodil poems and grotesque Dostoevesky songs. Michael Scott Rohan