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Barshai, Rudolf

Works: 1,215 works in 2,111 publications in 5 languages and 18,728 library holdings
Genres: Symphonies  Masses  Live sound recordings  Arrangements (Music)  Chamber music  Biography  Folk music  Art music  History  Songs and music 
Roles: Conductor, Arranger, Performer, Instrumentalist, Contributor, Author, Adapter, Editor, Other, Composer, Creator, Interviewee, Transcriber
Classifications: M1001, 784.2184
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rudolf Barshai
Chamber symphonies by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with the heart's blood : the New Century Chamber Orchestra performs Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

4 editions published in 1996 and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suite on Finnish themes ; Symphony for strings ; Chamber symphony by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Finnish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concertos ; & Chamber symphony by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

2 editions published in 1991 and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto for piano and orchestra in D major by Joseph Haydn( )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2016 and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 7 in C major, op. 60 : "Leningrad" by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 4 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most-renowned conductors alive today, Mariss Jansons continues his journey through the greatest 20th century symphonic cycle - that of Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich. For this recording of the remarkable Fourth Symphony, he conducts one of Europe's top orchestras - the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony is one of the most important in his cycle both musically (it's the first really mature symphony) and historically. Having been attacked by the party for not writing appropriately Soviet music, Shostakovich reacted - fearing for his life - by suppressing this dark and powerful work, which received its premiere only after Stalin's death. Completed in 1936, it was finally heard in 1961, during the Khrushchev "thaw". It proved to be the vital tranistional work in his early career. It is a very Mahlerian work: with its unusual shape; deliberate exess with an enormous orchestra; and the use of popular styles such as dances and marches that appear either straightforwardly or ironically distorted
Piano concerto no. 2 in F major, op. 102 ; Symphony for strings in A flat, op. 118a by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

5 editions published in 1986 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchesterwerke by Jürg Baur( )

7 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shostakovich +( )

2 editions published in 2015 and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler( )

3 editions published in 1993 and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eine große Ära kündigt sich an", so titelte im November 2009 die Presse das interpretatorische und spieltechnische Niveau, das Chefdirigent Jukka-Pekka Saraste und das WDR Sinfonieorchester bei Mahlers 9. Sinfonie in der Kölner Philharmonie an den Tag legten. "Saraste betont die eher schmerzlichen Aspekte, seine gemessene, Extreme meidende Deutung meidet auch alles grell Überzeichnende im dritten Satz. Alles fließt zum Schlusssatz hin, der hier statt lauter Wehklage oder versöhnlichem Trostgesang eher nordische Melancholie verströmt" (Audio 02 / 11). Bestenliste "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik" 1/2011. "Instinct and intellect combine perfectly in Jukka-Pekka Saraste's perceptive reading. Mahler is all about weighing and balancing the extremes - heart and intellect, tempo and dynamics, tension and release - and Saraste's judgement in such matters is sharp and instinctive. Saraste's acute sense of the music's flux throughout this first movement makes for a series of frenzied climaxes. Saraste creates great atmosphere in these "lost" moments, time and pulse suspended like an out-of-body experience. Impressive horn playing makes the open-to-stopped colour particularly unsettling and the balmy transition into the coda deeply reassuring. The inner movements kick in with a suitably lumpen Ländler, deliciously wonky horn trills suggesting the dodgy footwork of the uncouth putting on airs. The Rondo-Burleske is exhilarating, too - biting and quick of reflex - but shows its teeth in the cruel E flat clarinet parody of the poignant middle section, foreshadowing as it does the great finale. And it is here that Saraste and his excellent WDR Symphony Orchestra convey an almost startling defiance, with violins digging deep to convey a truly Bernsteinian full-throatedness" (Gramophone, 03 / 2011)
Concertos pour violon 1-5 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and French and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klavierkonzert Nr. 1, Op. 35 ; Kammersinfonie, C-moll, Op. 110 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

2 editions published in 1994 and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 5 ; Chamber symphony by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

2 editions published in 1994 and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies 5 & 1 by Sergey Prokofiev( )

2 editions published in 2010 and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfoniettas ; Symphony no. 7 by M Vaĭnberg( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical symphony ; Sinfonietta by Sergey Prokofiev( )

2 editions published in 2002 and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concertos, orchestral suites, chamber symphonies by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

2 editions published in 2006 in Russian and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leben in zwei Welten : Moskaus Goldene Ära und Emigration in den Westen by Rudolf Barshai( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nota : Zhiznʹ Rudolʹfa Barshai︠a︡, rasskazannai︠a︡ im v filʹme Olega Dormana by Oleg Dorman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Barchai, R.

Barchaï, Roudolf Borissovitch

Barchai, Rudolf

Barchaï, Rudolf 1924-2010

Barchaï, Rudolph

Barchai, Rudolph, 1924-2010

Baršaj, R.

Baršaj, R.B. 1924-2010

Baršaj, Rudol'f.

Baršaj, Rudolʹf 1924-2010

Baršaj, Rudol'f B.

Baršaj, Rudolʹf B. 1924-2010

Baršaj, Rudolʹf Borisovič 1924-2010

Baršaʾy, Rwdwlp Bwriyswbiyṣ' 1924-2010

Barschai, R.

Barschai, R. 1924-2010

Barschai, R. (Rudolf)

Barschai, Rudolf.

Barschai Rudolf 1924-2010

Barschaj, Rudolf B.

Barschaj, Rudolf B. 1924-2010

Barschaj, Rudolf Borissowitsch

Barschaj, Rudolf Borissowitsch 1924-2010

Barshaĭ, R.

Barshai, R., 1924-2010

Barshaĭ, R. (Rudolʹf)

Barshai, Rudolf.

Barshaĭ, Rudolʹf 1924-2010

Barshai, Rudolf Borisovich

Barshai, Rudolf Borisovich 1924-2010

Barshai, Rydolph

Barshai, Rydolph, 1924-2010

Barshay, R.

Barshay, R., 1924-2010

Barshay, Rudolf

Barshay, Rudolf 1924-2010

Barshay, Rudolf Borisovich 1924-2010

Barshy, R.

Barshy, R., 1924-2010

Barsjai, Rudolf

Barszaj, Rudolf

Barszaj, Rudolf, 1924-2010

Barszaj, Rudolf Borisowicz.

Roudolf Barchaï altiste, chef d'orchestre, fondateur de l'Orchestre de chambre de Moscou

Rudolf Baršai

Rudolf Barŝaj

Rudolf Barschai Russisch dirigent (1924-2010)

Rudolf Barshai Russian conductor

Rudolf Barszaj

Rudolf Borisovič Baršaj

Rudolf Borissowitsch Barschai russischer Dirigent und Violaspieler

Баршай, Р

Баршай, Р.Б 1924-2010

Баршай, Р. (Рудольф)

Баршай, Рудольф 1924-2010

Баршай, Рудольф Борисович

Баршай, Рудольф Борисович 1924-2010

Баршай, Рудольф (Рудольф Борисович), 1924-2010

Рудольф Баршай

ברשאי 'רודולף בוריסוביץ 1924-2010

רודולף ברשאי

バルシャイ, ルドルフ