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.