Dmitry Liss knows the vigour and venom of romantic, Russian music through and through, nor does the music by Johannes Brahms hold any secrets for him. Liss knows how to combine the poetic idylls of his Second Symphony with ‘sombre contemplation’. He makes Brahms into an experience, ‘an endearing man of flesh and blood’. And Liss also brings along violinist Sergey Krylov. In early 2017 the duo made a lasting impression with their performance of Prokofiev’s Second Symphony. Now, the Russians interpret Shostakovich’s penetrating First Violin Concerto.