Instrumentation (this edition): Piano, Violin I, Violin II
Originally for: Piano, Violin I, Violin II, Orchestra
Size: 8.3 x 11.7 inches
Delightful is the best way to describe Dmitri Shostakovich's Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano (arranged by Lev Atovmian from other works with the composer's sanction). Rather than Shostakovich's usual brooding darkness and sardonic wit, these pieces, though never insipid, are filled with warm lyricism and Slavic charm.