Disappointing Russian fare from the Razumovsky Ensemble

Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky: Razumovsky Ensemble **

Dmitri Shostakovich's portrait, in the audience at the Bach Celebration of July 28, 1950 © Deutsche Fotothek

Dmitri Shostakovich’s portrait, in the audience at the Bach Celebration of July 28, 1950
© Deutsche Fotothek

Wigmore Hall, 15th October 2015

There’s a sense of deflation when you visit a restaurant for the first time, encouraged by friends or enticed by the menu, and it doesn’t live up to expectations. Despite a lip-smacking appetizer – Stravinskian neoclassical bliny and caviar, perhaps – the main fare in the Razumovsky Ensemble’s all-Russian programme at Wigmore Hall disappointed. A tough stroganoff and stodgy lymonnyk failed to pass muster.

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