Alto CD

Music for Viola & Piano

Music for Viola & Piano
Music for Viola & Piano

Music for Viola & Piano

Yuri Bashmet &
Sviatoslav Richter

Catalogue Number: ALC 1186
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: 1985 DDD, 68:34




“there is much to be said for the spareness of the contrast achieved by the alto stringed instrument alongside the piano in the more elegiac viola sonata. In this form, the piece is lonelier, the viola nobler. Bashmet’s version of the original version (with Sviatislav Richter on Olympia, recorded in 1985, issued in 1997) makes a very powerful case for it.” (Positive Feedback Online Oct 2006) (5* award on RateYourMusic.com)

  • Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
  • Viola Sonata in F major, Op. 11 No. 4
  • [1] I. Fantasie 3:11
  • [2] II. Theme with Variations 4:31
  • [3] III. Finale: Theme with Variations 9:53
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-76)
  • [4] Lachrymae for viola and piano, Op. 48 15:06
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75)
  • Viola Sonata, Op. 147
  • [5] I. Moderato 11:46
  • [6] II. Allegretto 6:58
  • [7] III. Adagio 17:05