Rachmaninov, Shchedrin & Stravinsky: Piano Concertos & Capriccio

Denis Matsuev once more joins Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra for rumbustious live recordings of three 'greats' of the Russian piano concerto tradition. Rachmaninov's Concerto No 1—originally composed when he was a teenager—exudes youthful panache; Stravinsky's Capriccio, in all but name his Piano Concerto No 2, fizzes with balletic movement; and Shchedrin's Concerto No 2 of 1966 is a fascinating work by one of the few composer-pianists still writing today.

MAR0587  66 minutes 25 seconds
'If you like your Russian concerto-playing declamatory and armour-plated, it could be just the treat you’ve been looking for' (Gramophone)
Diapason, France
«‘The live meeting of Denis Matsuev and Valery Gergiev in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 1 is electrifying … this supercharged version is carried by an incandescent Mariinsky Orchestra.’ Classi ...