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Shostakovich Plus: Meta4 and Alasdair Beatson

Fiona Talkington presents Meta4 and Alasdair Beatson playing Mustonen and Shostakovich as part of the Shostakovich Plus series at LSO St. Lukes.

Fiona Talkington presents Meta4 and Alasdair Beatson playing Mustonen and Shostakovich as part of the Shostakovich Plus series at LSO St. Lukes.

In today's concert we hear two works written by composer-performers - indeed Dmitri Shostakovich and Olli Mustionen both played the piano parts in the initial outings of these piano quintets. Both works have similarities - the use of contrapuntal techniques in movements marked Prelude, Fugue and Passacaglia and both works are emotionally direct. The Mustonen is an outgoing and energetic work whilst the Shostakovich, in contrast, is a more introspective piece.

Olli Mustonen: Piano Quintet (UK Premiere)
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57

Meta4
Alasdair Beatson, piano

Photo: (c)Maike Fuchs.

57 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Dec 2017 13:00

Music Played

  • Olli Mustonen

    Piano Quintet (UK Premiere)

    Performer: Alasdair Beatson. Ensemble: Meta4.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57

    Performer: Alasdair Beatson. Ensemble: Meta4.

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