Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 1: III. Moderato
Type of Spiritual Experience
The other pieces I have chosen are lyric and beautiful, but this one piece demonstrates what the injury to his brain was like. Of all the pieces it combines beauty with anguish. There is harmony and discord - heaven and hell!
As one commentator on the youtube video says "It's a dark, sorrowful but beautiful melody, like a drowning maid, or a vanishing dream".
A description of the experience
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35: III. Moderato
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Dmitri Shostakovich's son, Maxim Shostakovich conducts Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor which is performed by Maxim's son, Dmitri Shostakovich Jr. and accompanied by the I Musici de Montreal