Album of the Week: Shostakovich - The Cello Concertos

This week's pick is Shostakovich Cello Concertos 1 & 2 featuring Gautier Capuçon and the Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev.  I had the privilege of seeing the Mariinsky Orchestra with Gergiev at a UMS performance last year and attending a gala dinner with Mr. Gergiev after the concert, so I was very interested to hear this recording.  The Strad Magazine also featured a cover article on Gautier Capuçon this month, which further peaked my interest.

I was not disappointed.  The Gramophone review sums it up well: "The catalogue isn’t exactly short of fine recordings of the two Shostakovich cello concertos. But Gautier Capuçon immediately shows that his are interpretations to be reckoned with."