"The piano concerto was always my field of experimentation."
“I have written music for the piano throughout my entire creative life.”
For Rodion Shchedrin (Родион Щедрин) as a pianist, the piano has always been a particularly important instrument for his own music. He has composed countless piano works and a total of 6 piano concertos. Shchedrin embodies an extraordinarily free, personal style - a connection between Russian tradition and many facets of modernity. Shchedrin's music escapes all categories with charm and irony, and with its playful and experimental handling of traditions.
Here are the PIANOVERSAL listening tips with piano music by Rodion Shchedrin.