℗ 2016 Decca Music Group Limited under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Released June 3, 2016
Duration 1h 11m 44s
Genre Classical
 

Shostakovich: Piano Trios 1 & 2 - Viola Sonata

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Mats Lidström, Ada Meinich

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1.1
Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8
Dmitri Shostakovich; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay; Mats Lidström
13:08
Piano Trio No.2, Op.67  
1.2
I. Andante - Moderato - Poco più mosso
Dmitri Shostakovich; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay; Mats Lidström
7:13
1.3
II. Allegro con brio
Dmitri Shostakovich; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay; Mats Lidström
2:52
1.4
III. Largo
Dmitri Shostakovich; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay; Mats Lidström
5:22
1.5
IV. Allegretto - Adagio
Dmitri Shostakovich; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay; Mats Lidström
10:15
Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op.147  
1.6
I. Moderato
Dmitri Shostakovich; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Ada Meinich
9:50
1.7
II. Allegretto
Dmitri Shostakovich; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Ada Meinich
7:33
1.8
III. Adagio
Dmitri Shostakovich; Vladimir Ashkenazy; Ada Meinich
15:31
Digital Booklet
This album dedicated to Shostakovich echoes a long musical and personal friendship between the composer and Vladimir Ashkenazy; their intimate relationship adding a unique touch to Ashkenazy's interpretations here. The programme covers Shostakovich's entire life, from the rarely performed Piano Trio No. 1 to his last piece written the year of his death in 1975, the Sonata for Viola and Piano. Ashkenazy is joined on the trios by violinist Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay and cellist Mats Lidström, while Norwegian violist Meinich Ada is featured on the sonata, a disturbing introspection on the life of the composer.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca/London Studio Masters

Executive Producer: Dominic Fyfe Recording Producer: Andrew Cornall Recording Engineer: Philip Siney Recording Editors: Ian Watson & Jenni Whiteside Production Coordinator: Joanne Baines Recording Location: Potton Hall, Suffolk, 17–20 September 2015 Publisher: Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich/Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd Creative Director: Niall O’Rourke Product Management: Sam Le Roux Introductory Notes & Translations © 2016 Decca Music Group Limited Cover: Dmitri Shostakovich, on the train home to Moscow after the first performance by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra of his Twelfth Symphony “The Year 1917” Photo: Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images Photos Back Inlay & P2: Decca/© Ben Ealovega Booklet Editing & Art Direction: WLP Ltd
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LUFS
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DR
Album average
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-1.04
-5.28 to 0.00
-23.09
-29.73 to -17.84
-19.19
-25.80 to -14.90
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11 to 15
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Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8
-0.09-21.70-18.113
2
I. Andante - Moderato - Poco più mosso
-0.30-21.85-16.613
3
II. Allegro con brio
-0.15-17.84-15.012
4
III. Largo
-5.28-29.73-25.815
5
IV. Allegretto - Adagio
0.00-18.91-14.911
6
I. Moderato
-0.19-24.34-19.914
7
II. Allegretto
-1.28-23.74-20.615
8
III. Adagio
-1.01-26.59-22.615

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