SERGEI VASILENKO (1872-1956): Viola Sonata, Op. 46, VLADIMIR KRYUKOV (1902-1960): Viola Sonata, Op. 15, VALERIAN BODGANOV-BEREZOVSKY (1903-1971): Viola Sonata, Op. 44, JULIAN KREIN (1913-1996): Viola Sonata, GRIGORY FRID (b.1913): Viola Sonata, Op. 62/1.
Catalogue Number: 03L069
Description: Three first recordings anchor this disc of Soviet viola sonatas written between 1921 and 1956. You'll hear Romantic lyricism, Scriabineque exoticism, Shostakovichian irony, Russian emotionalism and a touch of French sensibility in this 75-minute recital. Igor Fedotov (viola), Leonid Vechkhaizer, Gary Hammond (piano).