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Russian romance

 

The Andante of Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2, to be heard at Kleinhans Music Hall this weekend.

Listen and savor. It is beautiful!

This weekend's concerts take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday. Michael Boriskin is the piano soloist. Also on the program is Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, complete with a reading in Russian by poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. JoAnn Falletta conducts the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. You can read the background to this unique event in this story by News Features Editor Melinda Miller.

Meanwhile, do try to find time in your day to listen to this little bit of the piano concerto, played in the above recording conducted by Shostakovich's son, Maxim Shostakovich, and featuring on piano Maxim's son, Dmitri Shostakovich II.

You will be hooked!

-- Mary Kunz Goldman

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