BSO: Trpceski Plays Chopin
Thu 01 Jan 1970
£12.50 - £36.50
Chopin : Piano Concerto No.1
Rachmaninov : Symphony No.2
Conductor : Jac van Steen
Soloist: Simon Trpceski (Piano)
Chopins gift for melody absolutely shines throughout his First Piano Concerto, which established him as a talent to be watched and launched his international fame. The opening is restrained yet noble but once the piano enters, it dominates the proceedings, thoroughly infusing the music with Romantic fantasy, colour, and virtuosity. The central nocturne virtually sings with tunefulness, whilst the finale pays homage to his native Poland to which he would never return.
The unqualified success of the Second Symphony vindicated Rachmaninovs powers as a symphonist, drawing upon his talent for creating ardent, emotionally compelling melodies. Filled with mesmerizing melodies, passionate musical outbursts and lovingly quiet interludes it remains an audience favourite.