Shostakovich: Chamber Music

Shostakovich: Chamber Music
Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Artist Various Artists
Format 3 CD
Cat. number 7535
EAN code 5029365753524
Release April 2006

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Shostakovich his chamber music works are relatively few in number and cover the main genres. They represent the different styles Shostakovich employed and span his entire career as a composer. The viola sonata is Shostakovich’s very last composition.

This release 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.

Excellent performances by internationally renowned musicians like violinists Isabelle van Keulen and Paul Rosenthal.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: Prelude: Lento - Poco piu mosso
  2. Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: Fugue: Adagio
  3. Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: Scherzo: Allegretto
  4. Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: Intermezzo: Lento
  5. Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57: Finale: Allegretto
  6. Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67: Andante – Moderato
  7. Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67: Allegro non troppo
  8. Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67: Largo
  9. Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67: Allegretto

Disk 2

  1. Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 134: Andante
  2. Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 134: Allegretto
  3. Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 134: Largo
  4. Sonata for viola and piano, Op. 147: Moderato
  5. Sonata for viola and piano, Op. 147: Allegretto
  6. Sonata for viola and piano, Op. 147: Adagio

Disk 3

  1. Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: I. Allegro non troppo
  2. Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: II. Allegro
  3. Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: III. Largo
  4. Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40: IV. Allegro
  5. Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12
  6. Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 61: I. Allegro
  7. Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 61: II. Largo
  8. Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 61: III. Moderato