[ Brilliant Classics / 3 CD ]
Release Date: Thursday 18 August 2005
This item is currently out of stock. We expect to be able to supply it to you within 2 - 4 weeks from when you place your order.
This set of 3 CD's contains seven of the best works for small ensembles and solo instrument by Shostakovich.
Shostakovich: is there more than symphonies and string quartets? Yes, this composer wrote a hugely varied oeuvre. His chamber music works are relatively few in number and cover the main genres. They also represent the different styles Shostakovich employed and span his entire career as a composer. The viola sonata is Shostakovich's very last composition.
This set of 3 CD's contains seven of the best works for small ensembles and solo instrument by Shostakovich. It includes the Piano quintet (1940) and Piano trio (1944). Also with both Sonatas for solo piano (1926, 1942), the Sonatas for violin, viola and cello respectively with piano accompaniment.
Of course, all these works have been recorded before. This set, however, offers an unusual and therefor attractive combination. For some reason most of these works are not performed in a concert hall that often.
Excellent performances by internationally renowned musicians like violinists Isabelle van Keulen and Paul Rosenthal. Also playing The Amsterdam Chamber Music Society (Het Reizend Muziekgezelschap).
Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor Op. 67
Sonata for violin and piano Op. 134
Sonata for viola and piano Op. 147
Cello Sonata in D minor Op. 40
Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 61