Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shostakovich 15 and Mozart K482 with Elisabeth Leonskaja

Super prom last night with the amazing Georgian Pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja playing Mozart Piano Concerto 22 in E flat major, K482, followed by Shostakovich 15 which I had never heard before.

There was an arrangement of Debussy's Petite suite by Henri B├╝sser 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.





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Wu Liang said...
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starcourse said...

But thanks for your comment even if removed. If you'd like more photos I can send them or post them.

Wu Liang said...

Thank you again!! Yes, please ^_^

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