"Rustem Hayroudinoff’s fresh, intelligent and tremendously witty playing makes this a CD I’d give anyone for Christmas. This young Russian is clearly a deep-thinking, independent and very characterful artist and concert halls should book him, fast. But also, he has unearthed some real gems in these pieces of incidental music by Shostakovich, the vast majority of which are heard on disc here for the first time. The total effect is a breath of fresh air."
(BBC Music Magazine: The Best CDs of the Year)
Shostakovich Theatre Music