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Shostakovich’s Sole Piano Quintet

Cinquième Salle August 9, 2019

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“Listen to my music … everything is there,” avowed Shostakovich. This Piano Quintet demonstrates several facets of the composer’s personality: gravitas, rigour, theatricality, and irony. Its highly personal substance brings out the expressive and lyrical intensity of this work, to be performed by outstanding chamber musicians.

ShostakovichPiano Quintet in G minor, op. 57 

Baiba Skride, violin 
Blake Pouliot, violin 
Lambert Chen, viola  
Tavi Ungerleider, cello 
Philip Chiu, piano  


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