The first five-star recording of 2017

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

With devastating precision, Giltburg — Moscow-born and winner of the Reine Elisabeth prize (first claimed by Emil Gilels) — has interpolated between the (Shostakovich) concertos his own piano reductions of one movement of the second string quartet and the entirety of the eight quartet, contemporaneous with the two piano concertos, exposing the composer’s seditious inner thoughts. This is a constantly illuminating, almost faultless project.

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