Echoes of Time

Listen to a clip from Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto here


'The Scherzo, taken at a blistering pace, sounds almost unhinged with the violin and orchestra engaged in a struggle of titanic proportions' Erik Levi

Echoes of Time
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1; plus violin works by Kancheli, Pärt & Rachmaninov
Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Hélène Grimaud (piano); Bavarian Radio SO/Esa-Pekka Salonen
DG 477 9299 68:21 mins

For a full review and star ratings, take a look at the April issue of BBC Music Magazine

Audio clip: Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 – Scherzo: Allegro