Melvin Chen: Shostakovich Recital
Brilliant readings of major compositions by the great Russian composer. Melvin Chen's insight and virtuosity yield performances of great delicacy and savage power. Liner notes by Shostakovich scholar Malcolm MacDonald.
First Piano Sonata, Op. 12 (1926)
Aphorisms, Op. 13 (1927)
Second Piano Sonata in B minor, Op. 61 (1943)
Dances of the Dolls (1952)
Melvin Chen, piano