Brilliant readings of major compositions by the great Russian composer. Melvin Chen’s insight and virtuosity yield performances of great delicacy and savage power. Liner notes by Shostakovich scholar Malcolm MacDonald.
This is a brilliant recital, one that reveals just about every facet of Shostakovich’s musical personality in terms of his writing for piano.Classics Today
This disk is, by turns, edifying, enlightening, terrifying and entertaining.Musicweb International