Piano Concerto No.2 in F major Opus 102
Up 5. Highest position since 2009, and the highest of 6 entries for Shostakovich 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.
Find out more
Did you win one of our prizes?
We gave away sixteen Kindle Fire HD tablets across the Hall Of Fame weekend, as well as hourly prizes of two of Classic FM's best books.
The Hall of Fame album
We've compiled some of the greatest tracks from this year's Hall Of Fame and housed them on one album for your listening pleasure.
Download the Classic FM app for your Apple device
Got an Apple mobile device? Listen to Classic FM on the move with our beautifully-designed, brand new app.
Download the Classic FM app for your Android device
Got an Android mobile device? Listen to Classic FM on the move with our beautifully-designed, brand new app.