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Wustin's work ' Prinoshenye' (offering) is dedicated to Gidon Kremer 'in memory of Dmitri Shostakovitch' and was premiered at the Vienna Konzerthaus in 2005. What we know of Shostakovitch – the scherzo-like, the humorous as a means to break the harsh reality – has been taken by the composer as idea for his work. 'In Shostakovitch's music, the clownish element plays an important role. I think that this is where he found his inner independence despite all outer dependence.' And this is why Wustin's music comes across in a jauntily playful, almost crazy, yet also sharp and sarcastic manner, sparkling, bubbling, tiptoeing, rumbling, rattling – and suddenly ending with a single sombre chord as if the sadness would shine through the make-up that crumbles away.

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