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Scottish Ensemble - Shostakovich - Inverness Courier


05 May 2000
Inverness Courier

The Orchestration of Shostakovich's elegiac Eighth String Quartet is given an electrifying and intensely moving performance, soloists Sophia Rahman and John Wallace bring humour, high spirits and haunting beauty to the concerto for piano and trumpet, and this indispensable memento of the concert that re-launched the Ensemble in Inverness is completed by the String Octet with the Scottish Ensemble's playing at white heat.
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