Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 and String Quartet No. 8
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Experience the Russian pianist’s virtuosic, revolutionary interpretations of Shostakovich’s piano concertos with this entrancing collection. Giltburg navigates the composer’s labyrinthine melodies and aggressive rhythms with shocking facility, especially the heroic gestures of the Second. The pianist’s arrangement of the Eighth Quartet is as haltingly beautiful as the fateful original.