KRZYSZTOF URBAŃSKI conducts
JAN LISIECKI piano
CHOPIN Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10
After Stalin died, Shostakovich, having suffered under the repressive Soviet regime, unleashed his fury
against the dictator in his Tenth Symphony — a titanic struggle pounded out in a code of savage pitches equivalent to his initials D-S-C-H (in German musical notation) — crushing the tyrant in the triumphant finale. Raising the curtain is Chopin’s rhapsodic Concerto No. 1, full of poetry and passion.