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Elisabeth Leonskaja

Fiona Talkington presents Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano) in concert at LSO St Luke's, London. Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No 2 in B minor, Op 61. Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata in G, Op 37.

Fiona Talkington presents Georgian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja playing Russian music from before and after the Revolutions of 1917.

Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No 2 in B minor, Op 61
Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata in G major, Op 37
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)

A century ago this week, Russia was convulsed by the first of two revolutions in a single year. (It's called the February Revolution because Russia still used an old calendar at that time.) To mark the anniversary, this Russian Revolutionaries series from LSO St Luke's in London features four pianists from Russia, Georgia and the Ukraine delving into the riches of Russian piano music composed before, after and even during the momentous year of 1917 - by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Medtner, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. The series begins today with Georgian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Sonata No 2 in B minor, Op 61

    Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja.
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky

    Grand Sonata in G major, Op 37

    Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja.

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