Format: COMPACT DISC
Polish violist Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf’s debut solo album highlights two major works for the solo viola repertoire. Soviet composer Fyodor Druzhinin is a renowned violist with whom Shostakovich dedicated his Viola Sonata. His Sonata for Viola Solo, written in 1959, reveals Druzhinin to be a highly talented composer whose virtuoso treatment of the viola is second to none. Weinberg’s close association with Druzhinin has also led to the compositions of the four Solo Viola Sonatas (No. 1 dedicated for and edited by Druzhinin), each piece having a unique and individual style from another. Sonata No.3, Op. 135 combines technical and emotional challenges to the performer. Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf is one of the most eminent Polish musicians of his generation. He comes from a family with deep musical traditions and is a descendant of the renowned Polish composer Michał Kleofas Ogiński.