Shostakovich, Dmitri: Three Fantastic Dances op. 5 (1920) 5'


for piano

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the UK, countries of the Commonwealth (excluding Canada) and the Republic of Ireland.

World Premiere
3/20/1925
Moscow Conservatory Malyi Hall, Moscow
Dmitri Shostakovich, piano /


Repertoire Note  
1.March in C major  2.Waltz in C major  3.Polka in C major

Shostakovich retained a lifelong fondness for these three early piano pieces and it is easy to see why. They are probably the first pieces of his in which his distinctive personality as a composer begins to emerge. Sharp, witty and inventive, they give a clear taste of a young artist on the brink of self-discovery.

Note by Gerard McBurney

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