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Shostakovich Waltz 2


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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Waltz 2 is from the Suite for Variety Orchestra which is a suite in eight movements by Dmitri Shostakovich. The work consists of a collection of movements which derive from other works by the composer.

Waltz 2 was used prominently in Stanley Kubrick's 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut.
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Uploaded: Jan 08, 2011 - 06:01:46 PM
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2011 - 09:58:08 PM Last Played: Nov 19, 2017 - 03:49:24 AM
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thetiler said 2531 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Love Waltz's
Love it, I am a big fan of waltz's, and this one is just fabulous. Love the Mantovani feel to this but with that added classical feel. Love how you bring into this great early 1900 feeling, it is just wonderful feeling to hear MO. To me this is truly one of the classical treasures of MJ and if you post on other sites, it should be there as well. I just can't rave about this enough. You may not get over 40 fans but this tune is truly deserving of 60 fans if you go by the number of fans that visit cool songs and instrumentals.

LOVE IT !
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thetiler said 2531 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Listening again
after downloading this treasure
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MidiOrleans said 2531 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Thanks Tiler
I kinda' like it myself. This has to be some of the most joyous music ever!
It is hard to feel blue with joyous waltzes around in the air.
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867-5309 said 2531 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
OMG
this is so classy and lush -
I want to honk my horn like they did
at my old hometown bandstand after the symphony orchestra took their bows in Sibley Park. This 3:35 has stirred up the happy days.
Good job.
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kristyjo said 2531 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
I love it.
You always do such a masterful job of getting those perfect sounds. The Waltz itself is happy yet strangely frightening at moments. This is just a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for posting it AND allowing it to be downloaded!
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composerclark said 2531 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Interesting
I am a huge Shostakovich fan, so it is a real treat to hear something of his here. I don't know how many people realize that Shostakovich wrote music for a huge number of films — I counted 36 different films in the Wikipedia listing of his catalog — as well as for ballets and other stage works. When I hear this piece I think of one of the jobs he had as a teenager, which was playing music on piano for silent films... Something like this might very well have been very similar to the actual music he would make up for those occasions. This was, I believe, written for the film "The First Echelon," which I have never heard of, but the waltz is quite lovely. And wonderfully realized by you, as always... Very well done!
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jfisenne said 2531 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Shostakovich
How are you getting those great instrument sounds? Really professional sounding production.
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michaeljayklein said 2531 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Applause!
One of my favorite pieces from his "Jazz Suite" (if I remember correctly--I know this is the one I was taken with the most). Superlatives for this excellent interpretation--I'm not easy to amaze, but this amazed me. Thank you! Michael
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H3nry said 2531 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
An under-appreciated composer
These days you don't hear much of his music. He's one of the few in his era who composed music which actually pleases the ear.

Excellent performance, too. You conduct (or semi-conduct, or whatever you call it) your orchestra with verve and grace. You have set a high standard and example which I am striving toward. This goes on my iPod with 5 stars.
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Bowman said 2531 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
I loved
this when I heard it in Stanley's (sadly) last film and I love it now. Kubrick obviously had a thing for waltzes (Blue Danube in 2001) and this certainly fits the bill.

It reminds me a bit of Aram Khachaturian's waltz from the Masquerade Suite. Another work I'd love to see given the the fabulous Scotty treatment. I so envy the quality of your work. The mix, pacing and samples you use are all magnificent.

Cheers,
Charlie
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Catalina22 said 2531 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Fantastic!
This is a waltz that is wearing combat boots! It's heavy, yet nimble. Really beautiful work! Wow, you must have worked really hard on this, and it MORE than paid off. :)
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richard13 said 2531 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Lovely Scotty
Thank you.
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Mosaica said 2531 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Enjoyable
Oh this is good! Nice and easy on the ear, and the way you have orchestrated it is reminiscent of fairgrounds, and also a the music to a paranormal series in the UK called "Tales of the Unexpected".
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jgurner said 2531 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
I have to say..
As a french horn player, I never was overly fond of playing waltzes. But, there are plenty, like this one, that are very enjoyable to hear. You did a great job with this. So full and rich. I don't remember it from Eyes Wide Shut (maybe a mental block), but I do remember it from Bad Santa, and I can't help but laugh a bit whenever I hear it.

Enjoyed it!
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Cori Ander said 2531 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Thank you
for this gem, which i download and carefully save into my MidiOrleans-collection. Such a profoundly beautiflul composition. I haven't listened to Shostakovich before.

And so to your rendition. Again I am just amazed how you manage to get so much life out of pencil music. You must be working with a lot of care and very senistive ears. I bet this is not made fast, rather require lot of attention and time. I am your fan.

/Johannes
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scofugate said 2531 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
This
is just great..Thanks for keeping these alive.
You are amazing!!
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magnatone said 2530 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Shoshtakovich
Hi Scotty - WOWZA - this is truly masterful, and you are just a WHIZ!!! i'm always so happy to see a new post from you and know i'm going to love it. you never disappoint - great work scotty, thanks again!
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Moviz said 2530 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
So glad
you mentioned the film it was used in (I wouldn't have slept for a month)....This sounds absolutely wonderful, thank you, regards M
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Ibstrat said 2530 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
The
first piece I ever heard by Shostakovich was his Symphony no.4 which is pretty frightening. But what an imagination! Really an incredible genius. This is wonderful!
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Gato said 2529 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Marvelous
A wonderful listen.Terrible shame he didn't live to be 100.I love how you presented this as well. It really reminds me of a time when bands would play in the park on a warm Saturday evening and families would gather for a listen. That was a much simpler time for sure. Shame we don't do that much anymore.
Thanks for sharing this gem.- J
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drakonis said 2528 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Spellbinding...
As always, a gorgeous rendition you've done, the snare is perfect in its imperfection, sounds like somebody really playing it. Great mix.

To think of what Shostakovitch endured and the upheavals in his country and his life, to have him write his signature music makes complete sense... "warm and inviting, with tinges of Siberian snow, and always just a touch off-kilter."

Well done!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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notsosweet said 2527 days ago (January 12th, 2011)
...
how fantastic is this???? love it!!
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Silky5 said 2516 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Very Good Work
What a great piece. You brought it to life well. Notation program ?
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papag said 2496 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
The bounce
is so delightful. I like your orchestration and levels are perfect...makes me want to crank it up to "front row" volume.

Thanks for the dl :)
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bigdaddycee said 2476 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
Shostakovich Waltz 2
......first impression is one of captivation from the audio quality.....the mix here is perfection........the stereo spread is amazing.....then when I think about the complexity of the piece itself......my hat is off to you sir!

Peace!
Cee
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TobinMueller said 2408 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
Circus flare
A delight. Reminiscent of circus music: lightness, ease, underscoring the true craft so effortlessly being displayed.

Shostakovich's piano concertos are among my favorite. Such a multi-talent. Thanks for sharing this.

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Philip18 said 2328 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
Marvellous
Lovely music and rich sound - very impressive playing and production! Much enjoyed.
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Char said 2328 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
Well,
that was just fabulous. Thank you, thank you.
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