This first recording of the works for violin and piano by the Russian composer Vissarion Shebalin (1902–63) – a close friend and colleague of Shostakovich – reveals a surprisingly high number of unsuspected gems: music immediate in its melodic appeal but plumbing real depths of feeling. The integrity of the music reflects the integrity of its composer, as Shostakovich made clear: ‘His kindness, honesty and absolute adherence to principle always amazed me. His enormous talent and great mastery immediately earned him burning love and authority with friends and musical community’.
Sergey Kostylev, violin Olga Solovieva, piano
Pure Sound International Award for best audio recording of Russian academic music 2nd Prize Chamber Instrumental Music
Orientalia: Suite for Violin and Piano (1946) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0327/Track05.mp3
Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op.51, No.1 (1957–58) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0327/Track08.mp3
Suite for Solo Violin (1933) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0327/Track12.mp3
Four Light Pieces for Violin and Piano (1946) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0327/Track16.mp3
Concert Piece for Violin and Piano (1952) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0327/Track20.mp3
Catalogue No: TOCC0327EAN/UPC: 5060113443274Release Date: 01.08.2018Composer: Vissarion Shebalin Artists: Olga Solovieva, Sergey Kostylev
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