Shostakovich: Violin and Viola Sonatas (CD)

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Sviatoslav Richter

“Three greats of Russian musicianship in modern recordings, including Shostakovich’s final work, published posthumously (viola sonata)”
“Make your choice based on sound, cost, and availability, and you can’t go wrong.” (MusicWeb International)
The recordings sound as though some digital restoration has been accomplished, and the album credit given for ‘remastering’ reinforces this impression of very quiet background, clean sound at peak levels, and reduced audience noise.(MusicWeb)

Sonata for Violin & Piano, Op. 134

Oleg Kagan & Sviatoslav Richter

  • [1] Andante 11:30
  • [2] Allegretto 6:59
  • [3] Largo 14:57

Sonata for Viola & Piano, Op. 147
Yuri Bashmet & Sviatoslav Richter

  • [4] Moderato 11:09
  • [5] Allegretto 6:18
  • [6] Adagio 17:02