Shostakovich: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Viola Sonata - Ada Meinich (viola); Mats Lidström (cello); Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano); Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin)
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  1. Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
  2. Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
  3. Sonata for viola & piano in C major, Op. 147
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This very fine recording of chamber music by Shostakovich spans careers, not only that of the composer, but also that of 79-year-old pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy, who played the Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67, for Shostakovich at his home as a young man, but hasn't recorded it until now. There are other strong recordings of this tragic wartime work, which merges the personal and the external in a way that only Shostakovich and Beethoven could do, but sample the heavy, monumental treatment of the slow movement Piano Trio ...

Shostakovich: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Viola Sonata 2016, Decca

UPC: 028947893820

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