Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva makes her Pentatone debut with RESILIENCE, presenting music by Szpilman, Shostakovich, Weinberg and Prokofiev, composers who – each in their own way – maintained themselves in times of great instability. The focal point of this album is Władysław Szpilman, a Polish Jew who survived World War II thanks to the power of his music, and is widely known as the title hero of Roman Polanski’s award-winning film The Pianist. Incited by the unique opportunity to play on Szpilman’s house piano, this recording project helped Avdeeva to cope with the challenges of our current times, and it may offer fortitude and consolation to listeners as well.


Szpilman: Mazurek & Suite “The Life of the Machines“
Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No. 1
Weinberg: Piano Sonata No. 4
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 8