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Yuri Bashmet, Playing & Teaching The Viola - A Film By Jacques Deschamps

Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 9909039  
Composer:  Franz SchubertJohann Sebastian BachJohannes BrahmsBenjamin Britten
Performer:  Yuri BashmetMikhail MuntianBoris Baraz
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Filmed here during the summer of 1990, when he was already recognised in the West as one of the world's finest violists, Yuri Bashmet was generously welcomed by the city of Montpellier along with his ensemble, the Moscow Soloists, when glasnost enabled him to leave the USSR freely, like other Russian artists and intellectuals at that time. And so here is the flamboyant violist, with flying hair and soulful glance, in rehearsal with the ‘Moscow Soloists'. The film is also punctuated by performances of masterpieces: the Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, the Brahms F minor Sonata with the marvellous Mikhail Muntian, and Benjamin Britten's Lachrymae. Whatever Yuri Bashmet plays, whatever he does, there is always the same impression of urgency and Read more concentration...

A movie proposed by François Manceaux & Olivier Bernager.
Directed by Jacques Deschamps.

Andrei Gridchuk - Viola
Claire Bobij - Viola
Danilo Rossi - Viola
Yuri Bashmet - Viola
Yuri Bashmet - Conductor
Mikhail Muntian - Piano
Boris Baraz - Cello1 DVD - 57 minutes
NTSC, Format 4/3 All zones
English + German subtitles Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for Violin solo no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yuri Bashmet (Viola)
Period: Baroque 
Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821: Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Yuri Bashmet (Viola)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Lachrymae for Viola and Piano, Op. 48 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Yuri Bashmet (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; England 
Der Tod und das Mädchen, D 531/Op. 7 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Yuri Bashmet (Viola), Mikhail Muntian (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114: Excerpt(s) by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Boris Baraz (Cello), Yuri Bashmet (Viola)
Sonata for Viola and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120 no 1: Excerpt(s) by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Yuri Bashmet (Viola), Mikhail Muntian (Piano)
Period: Romantic 

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