“Unparalleled excitement” was how one critic described the piano playing of Nobu Tsujii. If you’ve already heard him, we think you’ll agree. If you haven’t – well, judge for yourself, as he plays Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto (and enjoy some simply glorious tunes into the bargain!) Walton’s overture
is a little zinger, and then brace yourself as Vasily Petrenko and the Orchestra throw themselves body and soul into Shostakovich’s shattering Fifth Symphony. Tense, powerful and action-packed, the composer staked his life on this music. Petrenko understands that, and he won’t hold back.