Shostakovich: Violin Concertos

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COMPOSERS: Shostakovich
LABELS: Warner
WORKS: Violin Concertos
PERFORMER: Maxim Vengerov (violin): London SO/Rostropovich
CATALOGUE NO: 2564 694527-7

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Shorn of the lighter Prokofiev counterparts with which each originally shared a disc, the Shostakovich concertos constitute a harrowing journey. Yet Vengerov balances steeliness with lyricism. David Nice