Thursday, August 20, 2015
Shostakovich 15 and Mozart K482 with Elisabeth Leonskaja
There was an arrangement of Debussy's Petite suite by Henri Büsser which was pretty vapid I'm afraid.
The most amazing thing about the Mozart were the cadenzas, which are by Britten and presumably written for Leonskaja's colleague Sviatoslav Richter. And she gave a terrific encore of a Chopin Nocturne. I'd love to hear her play the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues.
The Shostakovich 15 was also amazing though C says it came over very badly on the radio.
Here by request are some more photos of Leonskaja.