S0022. FYODOR DRUZHININ (Viola), w.Larisa Panteleyeva (Pf.): Viola Sonata in f; ALEXEI NASEDIAN, w.Zverey, Sokolov, Dehnin & Krasavin: Quintet for Piano & Winds in F (both Rubinstein). Russian Disc 11 061, Recorded 1977. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 748871106123
“Fyodor Serafimovich Druzhinin studied viola at the Moscow Central Music School with Nikolai Sokolov (1944–1950) and at the Moscow Conservatory with Vadim Borisovsky (1950–1957). In 1957, he won first place at the All-Union Competition of Musicians in Moscow. He replaced Borisovsky as violist of the Beethoven Quartet in 1964. From 1980, Druzhinin was the head of the viola department at the Moscow Conservatory.
Druzhinin was a 1988 recipient of the People's Artist of Russia award. In 2001, he published his Memoirs - Pages of Life and Work. The book relates countless memories of Shostakovich, Schnittke, Igor Stravinsky, Maria Yudina, Anna Akhmatova and colleagues of the Beethoven Quartet, among others.”