Shostakovich: Piano Concertos

Marc-Andre Hamelin, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Litton

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Format: LP

Cat No: LPA67425

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Release Date:  13 September 2024

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Gate Fold Vinyl

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571996011

Genres:  Classical  Orchestral  

  • Description

    The two piano concertos of Shostakovich, though strikingly different from each other, have both become twentieth-century classics. The first has long been one of Marc-Andre Hamelin's party pieces and we are delighted to have paired him with Andrew Litton, a conductor who knows these works backwards (he has recorded the second concerto as pianist!), to give the resulting performances a vitality and flair, which we think places them amongst the greatest.

    The Shchedrin concerto, though less known, is no less enjoyable. There is brilliance in both the piano writing and the orchestration, and the surprise appearance in the finale of a jazz trio including vibraphone and drum kit is sure to bring the house down.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Piano Concerto No 1 in C minor, Op 35
      • 2. II. Lento
      • 3. III. Moderato -
      • 4. IV. Allegro con brio

      Side 2

      • 1. Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102
      • 2. II. Andante
      • 3. III. Allegro