Piano Concerto No.2 in F major Opus 102
Dmitri Shostakovich

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Up 2. Highest position since 2009, and the highest of Shostakovich's 6 entries this year.

Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 is a gloriously free, wistful creation particularly in the famous second movement, which guarantees the whole work's enduring popularity.

The piece was written as a birthday present for Shostakovich's nineteen-year-old son Maxim. Shostakovich apparently hid all sorts of family references within the music jokes that only he and Maxim would truly understand.