DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): Preludes for Piano, Op. 34, Nos. 10, 14-18 and 24 (arr. Yevgeny Strakhov [1909-1978]), 5 pieces from The Gadfly, Op. 97 (arr. Vadim Borisovsky [1900-1972]), Viola Sonata, Op. 147.
Catalogue Number: 02N064
Reference: CDA 67865
Description: 27 minutes of Shostakovichian byways for lovers of the viola with seven of the composer's 1933 Preludes transcribed by the one-time section leader of the USSR State Symphony Orchestra and the same being done for five pieces from Lev Avtomyan's suite of music for the 1955 film by the founding violist of the Beethoven Quartet. Lawrence Power (viola), Simon Crawford-Philipps (piano).