Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Liszt’s fiery Second Piano Concerto
3:00pm, Sunday 14 June 2020
Eminent conductor Stéphane Denève is a firm favourite with Scottish audiences from his years as Music Director of the RSNO. But his new orchestra – the Brussels Philharmonic – is steadily becoming a cherished visitor too, following its several remarkable performances in Edinburgh.
This is undoubtedly Belgium’s greatest orchestra, scaling ever greater heights under Denève’s charismatic leadership, and they make a welcome return with a richly Romantic concert of vivid colours and potent emotions.
Brilliant French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the starriest keyboard names around, and he’s soloist in Liszt’s fiery Piano Concerto No. 2, blending ever-changing moods of intimacy and flamboyance.
After the interval, Denève and his orchestra embark on the gripping drama of Mahler’s First Symphony – from the expectant shimmer of a spring morning, through a grotesque funeral procession, to the unbridled euphoria of its celebratory conclusion.
To open, the nostalgia and gentle melancholy of This Midnight Hour by superb British composer Anna Clyne.
Door time: 2pm
Conductor: Stephane Deneve
Soloist: Jean Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Anna Clyne – This Midnight Hour (15’)
Liszt – Piano Concerto No. 2
Mahler – Symphony No. 1
Estimated end time: 5pm
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