"At first glance it might look like just a random assembly of star players. But these are four very special musicians with whom I have very close personal and musical friendships, having played with all of them both individually and together for so long: Itamar has been my regular pianist for 11 years and I started playing with Yuri in 1993; Janine I work with all the time, not least at our annual chamber festivals, and as I write this I am on tour with Mischa playing Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations. So yes, this is chamber music played by soloists, but soloists who love playing and making music together."
(excerpt from introduction to Shostakovich recording, ONYX4026)
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