FYODOR DRUZHININ (1932-2007): Sonata for Solo Viola, MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919-1986): Sonata for Solo Viola No. 3, Op. 135, GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ (1909-1969): Polish Capriccio (transcr. Jerzy Kosmala), HENRI VIEUXTEMPS (1820-1881): Capriccio “Hommage à Paganini” in C Minor, Op. 55 (Op. 9 posth.).
Catalogue Number: 12W047
Description: From 1964-1988 Druzhinin was violist of the Beethoven Quartet, which premiered 13 of Shostakovich’s 15 string quartets, and was the dedicatee of all four of Weinberg’s solo viola sonatas. His 1959 sonata is at one with the style and mood of those two great Soviet composers. Krzystof Komendarek-Tymendorf (viola).