Sunday, July 23, 2006



Murray McLachlan continues his centenary recital tour, with a further nine recitals, supported by the UK Shostakovich Society and celebrating the music of Dmitri Shostakovich (born 5 September 1906). The programme ‘Shostakovich and his comrades’, includes both of the Shostakovich Sonatas, British Premiere performances of Rodion Shchedin’s recently completed Concerto for solo piano ‘ naughty limmericks’, and works by Kabalevsky, Myaskovsky and Ronald Stevenson. In addition to a performance at Wigmore Hall at 7.30pm on September 10th, there are tour dates at venues including Wesley Chapel, Harrogate June 24), Crear Concert Series , Argyll (6 August), Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival, Manchester (19 August), North Shields Master Musicians Series (8 September), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, (10 & 31 October) Goldsmiths, London (26 October) and Liverpool University (December 6)Full concert listings are available at
Sonata no. 3 in F major, op.46 Dmitri Kabalevsky
Song and Rhapsody, op. 58 Nikolai Myaskovsky (London Premiere)
Sonata no.1op.12 (1926) Dmitri Shostakovich
Recitative and Air (DSCH), ‘in memorium Dmitri Shostakovich’ Ronald Stevenson
Piano Sonata no. 2 in B minor, op. 61 (1943) Dimitri Shostakovich
‘Chastushki’: Concerto for solo piano (‘Naughty Limmericks’ ) Rodion Shchedrin (London Premiere)

Murray McLachlan has long received outstanding critical acclaim for authoritative performances in Russian Music.His prolific discography includes the complete sonatas of Prokofiev, Myaskovsky, Kabalevsky and Weinberg. He has also received widespread acclaim for his recordings of the complete Tcherepnin piano concertos, the24 Preludes and Fugues of Rodion Shchedrin and the Ronald Stevenson ‘Passacaglia on DSCH’ (‘key recording’, 2006 Penguin Guide to compact discs).


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