Created in 1966 for Berlin’s Deutsche Opera Ballet and set to Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no.2 in F, this stunning ballet includes energetic corps de ballet sections as well as lyrical pas de deux that perfectly reflect the contrasting mood of the music. Bright, vivid designs by Jürgen Rose encapsulate the work’s warmth and energy and Concerto remains one of MacMillan’s most celebrated creations. This recording from 2019 features Royal Ballet First Soloists Anna Rose O’Sullivan, James Hay and Mayara Magri with Principals Yasmine Naghdi and Ryoichi Hirano.