‘A concert with Russian music is easily programmed. Take a little bit of Tchaikovsky, add some Rachmaninov or Prokofiev and garnish it with Shostakovich. Shaken, not stirred and na zdorovie! – the success is guaranteed. Though the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s programme used all the traditional ingredients, it improved the recipe considerably with very special flavours: a seldom played suite, a dazzling virtuoso piano concerto and a relaxed symphony. A delicious daring cocktail, served by the pianist Nikolai Lugansky and the Budapest Festival Orchestra under the baton of Gábor Takács-Nagy. ‘… Read the full review on Bachtrack.