Rodion Shchedrin is recognised as one of the greatest living Russian composers and has had a longstanding association with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, specifically writing his opera The Left-Hander for the occasion of Gergiev’s 60th birthday. Recordings of Shchedrin’s concert-opera The Enchanted Wanderer, his Piano Concerto No 5 and The Left-Hander are all available exclusively on the Mariinsky Label.
These recordings are also available via digital download and can be enjoyed at the highest quality as FLAC studio masters or through the convenience of our 320kbps MP3s.
Opera Choice of the Month 'Gergiev feels how deeply rooted [The Enchanted Wanderer] is in Russian tradition.' BBC Music Magazine
**** 'Shchedrin’s new opera The Left-Hander is imaginative, playful and a fine portrayal of the British and the Russians. The orchestral playing is superb. The sound recording is excellent.' Pizzicato
'Valery Gergiev, who prepared the score in the presence of the composer, leads the forces masterfully.' International Record Review
'If you're a Shchedrin admirer or someone interested in contemporary opera, [The Left-Hander] is eminently worth your attention.' Classical.net