Music for Viola & Piano - Britten: Lachrymae; Hindemith: Sonata in F; Shostakovich: Sonata Op. 147 / Yuri Bashmet, viola; Sviatoslav Richter, piano

Audio Samples

>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for Viola and Piano in F major, Op. 11 no 4
>Britten, Benjamin : Lachrymae for Viola and Piano, Op. 48
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147

Album Summary

>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for Viola and Piano in F major, Op. 11 no 4
>Britten, Benjamin : Lachrymae for Viola and Piano, Op. 48
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
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Notes & Reviews:

Bashmet and Richter demonstrate why they are the top practitioners of their craft in this collection of three highly notable compositions for viola and piano by Shostakovich (Viloa Sonata Op. 147), Britten (Lachrymae for viola and piano, Op. 48), and Hindesmith (Viola Sonata Op. 11 No. 4).

`There is much to be said for the spareness of the contrast achieved by the alto stringed instrument alongside the piano in the more elegiac viola sonata. In this form, the piece is lonelier, the viola nobler. Bashmet's version... makes a very powerful case for it." - Bob Neill, Positive Feedback Online On Schumann "Sheer unassailable authority of sound is perhaps the first striking thing about the... Novelettes; next is the extraordinary penetration into the secret corners of these crypto-narrative structures...loud bravo at the end is annoying but understandable."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Freiburg, Germany (03/06/1985-03/08/1985).



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>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for Viola and Piano in F major, Op. 11 no 4
  • Performers: Yuri Bashmet (Viola); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Notes: Freiburg, Germany (03/06/1985-03/08/1985)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Britten, Benjamin : Lachrymae for Viola and Piano, Op. 48
  • Performers: Yuri Bashmet (Viola); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Notes: Freiburg, Germany (03/06/1985-03/08/1985)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
  • Performers: Yuri Bashmet (Viola); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Notes: Freiburg, Germany (03/06/1985-03/08/1985)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1975
  • Studio/Live: Live