CD review: Shostakovich with Martin Helmchen

The LPO Label CD:  Shostakovich Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 and Piano Quintet with pianist Martin Helmchen and conductor Vladimir Jurowski has been reviewed.

SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
Piano Concerto No. 1
Piano Concerto No. 2
Piano Quintet

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Martin Helmchen piano
Paul Beniston trumpet
Pieter Schoeman violin
Vesselin Gellev violin
Alexander Zemtsov viola
Kristina Blaumane cello
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

 

Reviewed in BBC Music Magazine (July 2011):
“What makes this disc more special is a truly superb account of Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet…Helmchen, with Pieter Schoeman and Vesselin Gellev, Alexander Zemtsov and Kristina Blaumane, turns in a searching, expressive, witty, fantastical account of this multi-faceted work…..This is one of hte most impressive performances of the work that I’ve heard in recent years”   *****

listen to excerpts >

£9.99 incl P&P

LPO-0053  BUY NOW >

www.lpo.org.uk/recordings

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