The fourth concert in this year's Verbier Festival series Unprecedented Encounters: an evening of Russian music featuring some of the international music scene's greatest soloists.
Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 opens the concert. It was commissioned in 1940 by his frequent collaborators, the Beethoven Quartet, a young string quartet that wanted a quintet it could perform with Shostakovich himself as pianist. Taneyev's Piano Quartet in E Major, Op. 20—premiered in Moscow by the Bohemian Quartet with the composer himself at the piano—closes the concert.
Made possible by the support of the Tabor Foundation.
Janine Jansen appears courtesy of Decca.
Photo: Janine Jansen © Aline Paley
2003 St. Petersburg Gala, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the city