Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147
(transcribed for Violoncello and Piano by D. Shafran)
Prelude from Five pieces for two Violins and Piano
(Arr. L. Atowmjan; Version for 2 Violoncelli)
The Album will be released on June 5, 2020, on GENUIN.
Two highly awarded German musicians present themselves on GENUIN with a powerful Shostakovich CD: The sisters Anouchka (cello) and Katharina Hack (piano) combine the early Cello Sonata, Op. 40, and the late work of the Viola Sonata, Op. 147. It is a fascinating experiment that not only takes into account the life of the Russian composer but also focuses on his vital, rousing music. For Shostakovich's wonderfully sentimental Prelude for two cellos and piano, the sisters receive the support of an illustrious guest: the star cellist Gautier Capuçon joins in with a velvety tone.