Violin Sonata

Dmitry Shostakovich

Violin Sonata

Op. 134

About this work...

The story goes that in 1967 Shostakovich presented David Oistrakh with a 60th birthday present, the Violin Concerto No. 2. But the composer was premature by a year, and felt obligated to write another composition for the violinist's actual 60th birthday. The work he produced was this 1968 Sonata for Violin and Piano, O... read more