It is a live recording! This recording is a part of the Platinum Collection of the RMS. It is a perfect combination of the great music and the high quality performing mastership. Great performance of the famous Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 performed by Mikhail Petukhov with the famous Russian Chamber Orchestra of Bolshoi Theater under Maestro Yuri Simonov. As always RMS is committed to bringing only the best quality music to you.