Shostakovich - Piano Concertos 1 & 2, String Quartet no.8 (a...

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Shostakovich - Piano Concertos 1 & 2, String Quartet no.8 (a...

Vasily Petrenko, Boris Giltburg (piano), Rhys Owens (trumpet), Royal Liverpool Philharmoni...

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Pianist Boris Giltburg is a man on a mission: to bring some of Shostakovich’s deepest and most emotionally powerful music to the solo piano. And to that end he has arranged the composer’s Eighth Quartet (with the Shostakovich estate’s blessing) for the piano. The good news is that it works astonishingly well: yes, one might occasionally miss the sustaining power of a string ensemble in some of the slower music, but weigh against this the sheer percussive brilliance of the piano, particularly in the faster, more demonic passages, not to mention the sheer depth of t... read more

Pianist Boris Giltburg is a man on a mission: to bring some of Shostakovich’s deepest and most emotionally powerful music to the solo piano. And to that end he has arrang... read more

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