Alfred Schnittke: Piano Quintet
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15, op. 144
Recorded June 2000
ECM New Series 1755
Schnittke's Piano Quintet and Shostakovich's final composition, the 15th String Quartet: crucially important works from the early 1970s whose emphasis on self-expression seems to prefigure an entire landscape of post-Soviet music. Superbly interpreted by the always adventurous Keller Quartet - joined by Alexei Lubimov for the Schnittke.