Beethoven Overture, Leonore No. 3 Carl Vine Piano Concerto No. 2 (UK première) Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Vassily Sinaisky conductor Piers Lane piano
In July 1953, shortly after the death of Joseph Stalin, Shostakovich started his Tenth Symphony. Years of psychological torture at Stalin’s hand found their way into the symphony’s compelling obsession and relentless drive. Gone, Shostakovich believed for a moment, was the censorship that had curtailed him for decades. In the most powerful symphony he wrote, we glimpse a liberated composer unleashing his all. With Beethoven’s own manifesto for musical freedom and the first UK performance of Australian composer Carl Vine’s Second Piano Concerto, here’s a concert that promises to take a powerful hold of the emotions.
Free pre-concert discussion | 6.15pm–6.45pm | Royal Festival Hall Pianist Piers Lane discusses the UK première of Carl Vine’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Listen to an excerpt of the Vine Piano Concerto No. 2, from the world-premiere performance by Piers Lane, Hugh Wolff and the Sydney Symphony; recorded by ABC Classic FM.
Vine Piano Concerto No. 2 commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and London Philharmonic Orchestra with support from Garf and Gill Collins.
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