Mark-Anthony Turnage · Slide Stride
Shostakovitch · Piano Quintet
With Psappha Benjamin Powell, Benedict Holland, Sophie Rosa, Heather Wallington and Jennifer Langridge
The Piano Quintet by Dmitri Shostakovich is one of his most loved chamber works. Music that looks back to the famous chamber-music masterpieces of the romantic age and often glances towards Bach, while at the same time speaking a language of its own, of unusual purity and plainness and to begin, Psappha’s Patron Mark-Anthony Turnage pays electrifying tribute to American stride piano pioneer James P Johnson.
Venue website: Imperial College, London – Lunchtime concert series