Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / etc

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DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH
Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / etc
Boris Giltburg (piano) / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

[ Naxos / CD ]

Release Date: Saturday 17 December 2016

Shostakovich's two Piano Concertos span a period of almost thirty years. The youthful First Piano Concerto is a masterful example of eclecticism, its inscrutable humour and seriousness allied to virtuoso writing enhanced by the rôle for solo trumpet. Written as a birthday present for his son Maxim, the Second Piano Concerto is light-spirited with a hauntingly beautiful slow movement. With the permission of the composer's family, Boris Giltburg has arranged the exceptionally dark, deeply personal and powerful String Quartet No. 8, thereby establishing a major Shostakovich solo piano composition.

Tracks:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet & strings, Op. 35
Rhys Owens (trumpet)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68
arranged for piano by Boris Giltburg. World Première Recording
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
arranged for piano by Boris Giltburg. World Première Recording