Dmitri Shostakovich was a very prolific composer. He wrote highly original symphonies and chamber works, and he had to do so when artists experienced a high degree of government control in Russia.
On this CD, Oleg Kagan, violin, and Yuri Bashmet, viola, perform Shostakovich’s sonatas for violin and for viola, as accompanied by Sviatoslav Richter.
- Violin Sonata, Op. 134
- Oleg Kagan (violin)
- Viola Sonata, Op. 147
- Yuri Bashmet (viola)
Accompanied by the legendary Sviatoslav Richter, piano
• This audio CD will be issued on January 8, 2013
• Label: Melodiya
Here is the Shostakovich Violin Sonata op.134 with Gidon Kremer, violin:
And next, here are Yuri Bashmet and Sviatoslav Richter, performing the Shostakovich Sonata for Viola and Piano, third movement:
As a comparison, here’s a later interpretation of the the Dmitri Shostakovich Sonata for Viola and Piano op. 147, with Yuri Bashmet (viola) and Ksenia Bashmet (piano):
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