BBC SSO March 2013 Concert 5

BBC SSO March 2013 Concert 5

Chopin Piano Concerto No.2

Friday 15 March 2013, 7.30pm

Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 (c.32')
Bruckner Symphony No.2 (c.60')

Garrick Ohlssonpiano
Thomas Dausgaard conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Arrivals and departures: the teenage Chopin wrote his Second Piano Concerto just months before leaving Poland forever, yet its music is already drenched in the poetry that would make him famous. Anton Bruckner, meanwhile, hoped that his Second Symphony would be his passport into the Viennese musical elite - only to have it dismissed as "unplayable" by the Vienna Philharmonic. Hindsight offers perspective: tonight, former Chopin Competition winner Garrick Ohlsson brings a lifetime's devotion to the composer, while Thomas Dausgaard has won critical acclaim for his fresh approach to Bruckner's profoundly Romantic early symphony.

This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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