Shostakovich wrote his First Piano Concerto for himself in 1933. As usual with an ironic smile and an abundance of good ideas, all of which demand attention, not least from the mocking solo trumpet whose biting comments interject here and there.
The prize winning soloist David Huang displays his skills at the grand piano and Manfred Honeck conducts. The Austrian also leads Symphony No 7 by his countryman Bruckner, one of the composer’s most performed works and a towering giant in Bruckner’s collection of grandiose symphonies.
Sjostakovitj Piano Concerto No 1
Bruckner Symphony no 7
1 h 8 min