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SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2, Piano Trio No 2 Simon Trpceski (piano), Janacek Philharmonic Ostrava, conductor Cristian Macelaru, Andrei Kavalinski (trumpet), Aleksandar Krapovski (violin), Alexander Somov (cello) LINN Records In his youth Shostakovich was a fine pianist, and his 1933 Piano Concerto – conceived as a work for solo trumpet – was a party piece until injury forced him to give up playing. Its successor, premiered in 1957,