"Mr. Lifits offered an exciting performance"
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes Op. 34 & Piano Quintet Op. 57
With his “mature sound, seemingly full of wisdom” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), his sensible, delicately balanced touch, and his interpretive maturity, Michail Lifits casts a spell over audience and press alike.
After two highly acclaimed recordings of Mozart and Schubert, Michail Lifits now dedicates himself to the masterworks of Dmitri Shostakovich: the humorous and enigmatic 24 Preludes, Op. 34, and one of the best-loved chamber music pieces, the Piano Quintet, Op. 57.
About the programm
“I wanted to juxtapose these two works directly, although they are completely different musical worlds.
On the one hand, a cycle consisting of 24 miniatures, each completed in its characteristic form, and on the other, the piano quintet – a huge work with infinitely long lines, trains of thought and arcs of tension.”
"Here is a young pianist at work who is clearly not after the grand gesture, glamour and media attention. (...) One may confidently expect very much from this pianist."
Michail Lifits is Steinway Artist
When I think about Steinway, a quote by Oscar Wilde imidiately comes to mind:
‘I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best’.