Shostakovich: Violin Concerto no.1 in A minor op.99, Violin Sonata op.134, plus DVD documentary A People’s Music
The Strad Issue: January 2006 Musicians: Ruth Palmer (violin) Alexei Grynyuk (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra, Benjamin Wallfisch (conductor) Composer: Shostakovich The Shostakovich centenary has inspired a flood of new recordings of the A minor Concerto, although none quite compares with the truly astonishing account by the young Latvian ...
Cello Sonatas. Weinberg: Cello Sonata no.2 op.63. Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D minor op.40. Boris Tchaikovsky: Cello Sonata
The Strad Issue: January 2006 Musicians: Johannes Moser (cello) Paul Rivinius (piano) Composer: Weinberg, Shostakovich, Boris Tchaikovsky These are three sturdy works from the Soviet period. Moisey Weinberg (aka Mieczyslaw Vaynberg, 1919–96) and Boris Tchaikovsky (1925–96) both postdate the Revolution, but grew to maturity during Stalin’s cultural ...