One of the most performed of all cello concertos, Elgar’s eloquent masterpiece is a rich, rewarding experience. Brilliant Norwegian cello master Truls Mørk brings it to life with Leonard Slatkin who also leads beloved, thrilling music by Rossini and Berlioz.
Virtuoso cellists love to play Bloch's masterpiece Schelomo (“Solomon”). The magnificence of the solo part, its overwhelming emotional range, is both unprecedented and unique in the cello's literature. Above all, the work touches the listener on an emotional level. Slatkin also leads Berlioz’ beloved masterwork.
Composed when he was just 24, Grieg’s only Piano Concerto has become a pillar on which his reputation rests, filled as it is with rich Romantic melodies that stay with you for a lifetime. French virtuoso Jean-Yves Thibaudet applies his comprehensive mastery to bring it to sumptuous life.
Longtime master pianist Murray Perahia has been celebrated over the years for his probing performances of music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Brahms, winning eight Gramophone Awards and being voted into the inaugural Gramophone Hall of Fame.
The breakout pianist from Uzbekistan, who made such a strong impression here during the 2014/15 season, this time performs what is probably Saint-Saëns’ most popular concerto, filled with melodies, drama, and glittering passagework.