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Shostakovich: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Viola Sonata / Vladimir Ashkenazy, Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay, Mats Lidstrom, Ada Meinich

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 8
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The three works on this album span Shostakovich's entire creative life: the early, rarely heard Trio No 1, the Piano Trio No 2 and his very last composition, the Viola Sonata of 1975. Vladimir Ashkenazy's friendship with the composer and his lifelong advocacy of his music lends the performances on this album a unique, definitive authority and he is joined by long-standing chamber music partners. Astonishingly, these are Ashkenazy's first recordings of this music.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2016
Ashkenazy and his colleagues bring out [the First Trio's] lyrical qualities to the full, with no shortage of momentum where required... Ashkenazy and Ada Meinich certainly bring verve and pungency to the [Viola Sonata].

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk (09/17/2015-09/20/2015).



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 8
  • Performers: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano); Mats Lidstrom [Composer/Cello] (Cello); Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay (Violin)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (09/17/2015-09/20/2015)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1923

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67
  • Performers: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano); Mats Lidstrom [Composer/Cello] (Cello); Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay (Violin)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (09/17/2015-09/20/2015)
  • Running Time: 25 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1944

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
  • Performers: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano); Ada Meinich (Viola)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (09/17/2015-09/20/2015)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1975