- Piano Concerto No. 5
- + Shostakovich, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Denis Matsuev, piano
Valery Gergiev, conducter
For the second time Valery Gergiev and the famous orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre has released a CD in the house owned label „Mariinsky“ with works from Shchedrin. The recording of the 5th Piano Concerto with Denis Matsuev as soloist was hailed by critics as „a disc well worth having" („Audiophile Audition“) and as „among the best currently available“ („BBC Music Magazine“) shortly after its release in February 2012. Now it was nominated for the prestigious „International Classical Music Award“ (ICMA) in the category „Concerto“. The awarding of the prizes and the gala concert will take place in Milan on 18 March 2013.
For Matsuev it is the second recording of this work on a CD. The first record together with Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2005 (Sony BMG Music Entertainment) marked a milestone in the career of this young virtuoso pianist.
In addition to Shchedrin's 5th Piano Concerto the CD contains two piano concertos by Shostakovich, a close friend and colleague of Shchedrin.
Further information about the CD and how to order: