ROBERT FUCHS (1847-1927): 20 Duos for 2 Violins, Op. 55, ANTONÍN DVORÁK (1841-1904): Terzetto for 2 Violins and Viola, Op. 74, DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): 5 Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano (arr. Levon Atovmyan [1901-1963]).
Catalogue Number: 04K066
Description: The almost non-existent notes tell us nothing about the main work here - Fuchs' 33 minutes worth of violin duos, whose publication date can be reliably guessed at though (c.1897) - but they fall easily into the genre of the Characterstücke so popular among German Romantic composers. Somewhat rare are Atovmyan's transcriptions of short segments from various sources in Shostakovich's stage and screen music. Regina Brandstätter, Raimund Lissy (violins), Tobias Lea (cello), Cordelia Höfer (piano).