Shostakovich: Piano Concertos & Piano Quintet


© 2011 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

℗ 2011 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

Piano Concertos recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall,
London, 23 April 2008 and 25 April 2009. Piano Quintet recorded at Henry
Wood Hall, 24–25 June 2010.

Publisher: Anglo-Soviet Music Ltd (for Great Britain and British
Commonwealth excluding Canada)

Supported by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust

Total playing time: 75.49

DDD Stereo

Released April 2011

CD: Shostakovich: Piano Concertos & Piano Quintet

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Martin Helmchen piano
Paul Beniston trumpet
Pieter Schoeman violin
Vesselin Gellev violin
Alexander Zemtsov viola
Kristina Blaumane cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Shostakovich’s energetic piano concertos feature striking and attractive themes, with sudden changes of mood between the burlesque and haunting, perfectly captured in these live recordings with pianist Martin Helmchen and the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. The Piano Quintet displays perhaps an even greater range of styles within a work of unusual purity written under the looming shadow of war, played here by Principals of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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