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Boris Giltburg - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

Boris Giltburg - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 & String Quartet No. 8
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:36 min | 236 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

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.