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


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”   *****

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£9.99 incl P&P

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