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Shostakovich: Sonata for Violin & Piano, Op. 134; Sonata for Viola & Piano, Op. 147 / Oleg Kagan, violin; Yuri Bashmet, viola; Sviatoslav Richter, piano;

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
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Notes & Reviews:

Three greats of Russian musicianship in modern recordings, including Shostakovich's final work, published posthumously (viola sonata). According to MusicWeb these recordings are superlative with extremely good sound.

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Some digital restoration has been accomplished... very quiet background, clean sound at peak levels, reduced audience noise.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Grand Hall (05/17/1985); Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (05/17/1985); Grand Hall (09/26/1982); Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (09/26/1982).



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>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134
  • Performers: Oleg Kagan (Violin); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1968.
  • Running Time: 32 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
  • Performers: Yuri Bashmet (Viola); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1975.
  • Running Time: 34 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1975