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In The Studio: Simon Trpčeski
This week charismatic pianist Simon Trpčeski was back in the studio to the second of his recordings for Linn. The programme includes two Shostakovich Piano Concertos, performed with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava and Cristian Măcelaru, plus a trio performed with Makedonissimo’s Aleksandar Krapovski violin and Alexander Somov cello.
Shostakovich’s impish First Piano Concerto exudes the carefree attitude and sassy swagger of the composer. Piano Concerto No. 2 shows off the soloist’s youthful energy and precision, while the central slow movement is a lyrical outpouring of love, perfectly suited to Simon Trpčeski’s deeply expressive style.