"In many ways, performing as a soloist is easier than performing chamber music. Chamber music is complex. There are so many possibilities in terms of ensemble and balance. Musicial choices and interpretations can change how you approach something in any given moment. Playing secondary and then all of a sudden shifting to playing a solo can be nervewracking - coming to the forefront...
Review: Russian Composers
Boris Tischenko - String Quartet No 5 Op 90 (1984) UK premiere
Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Quintet Op 57
Pushkin House, London
October 30, 2012
Review by Edward Clark
Boris Tischenko was, for 50 years, a major figure in St Petersburg’s musical life. After his student years he continued studies with Shostakovich and reputedly became the great composer’s favourite...