J S Bach / Schnittke / Shostakovich - Piano Concertos | Quartz QTZ2060

J S Bach / Schnittke / Shostakovich - Piano Concertos


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Label: Quartz

Cat No: QTZ2060

Barcode: 0880040206026

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 25th February 2008



This is the solo debut disc of Russian pianist Ksenia Bashmet, rising star and daughter of the legendary viola player and conductor Yuri Bashmet. On this enterprising recording she performs three concertos with the multi-award winning Moscow Soloists under the baton of her father, the chamber orchestra’s founder and Music Director, Yuri Bashmet.
It features two major 20th century Russian concertos - by Dmitri Shostakovich and Alfred Schnittke - and also demonstrates Bashmet’s versatility and breadth of repertoire in J S Bach's Concerto in D minor, BWV1052, perhaps the most popular and beautiful of his keyboard concertos. 
Schittke’s Concerto for piano and strings (1979), a single-movement work, is generally regarded as one of his finest pieces, while Shostakovich’s Concerto No 1 for piano, trumpet and strings is amongst the most brilliant and distinctive of his early works.
Ksenia Bashmet is a prize winner at many major competitions and has also appeared at a large number of prestigious international festivals.

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