Viola Sonata

Dmitry Shostakovich

Viola Sonata

Op. 147

About this work...

This was Shostakovich's last work, completed about a month before his death. Because of his advanced and painful arthritis, as well as his unsteady hand and bad eyesight, the composer showed an increasing tendency to write sparsely scored orchestral compositions (Symphonies No. 14 and No. 15, for example) and many cham... read more