MENDELSSOHN Overture, The Fair Melusina (10’)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 4 in G (34’)
SCHUMANN Symphony No 4 in D minor (revised version of 1851) (28’)
EMMANUEL KRIVINE Conductor
BERTRAND CHAMAYOU Piano
The brilliant French pianist from Toulouse, Bertrand Chamayou, noted for his technical wizardry and remarkable musicianship, is the soloist in the most lyrical of Beethoven’s piano concertos. The Fourth combines intimacy with energy, serenity with wit, and is the ideal match for Chamayou’s striking imagination and poetic emotions.
SCO Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine concludes the concert with the pure-hearted music of Schumann, one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Lilting, soaring and majestic, and surging with abundant, virtuosic life, the Fourth Symphony is hardly indicative of the shattered spiritual condition of the composer at this point in his tragic career. Schumann once wrote: “Music – so different from painting – is the art which we enjoy the most in company with others”. Come and share in what promises to be one of the highlights of the Season.
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