Dmitri Shostakovich performs his own piano works, including Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2

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Album title:
Shostakovich plays Shostakovich
Composer(s):
Shostakovich
Works:
From Jewish Folk Poetry; Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2; Concertino for Two Pianos; Piano Quintet; Cello Sonata; Preludes and Fugues, etc
Performer:
Dmitri Shostakovich (piano) et al
Label:
Praga Digitals
Catalogue Number:
PRD 250 365.66 (1940-50)
Performance:
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Recording:
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5
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Dmitri Shostakovich performs his own piano works, including Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2

Intense, searing  recordings by the composer himself and friends – emotionally raw, often revelatory. Frenetic moments sometimes considered ‘black humour’ actually teeter over the abyss of panic. 

Jessica Duchen

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