Hallé/Elder - Brahms and Sibelius
Live from Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Tom McKinney
Mark Elder and the Hallé are joined by Sunwook Kim in Brahms' Second Piano Concerto. After the interval: Sibelius' Second Symphony.
In 2006, at the age of just eighteen, Korean pianist Sunwook Kim became the youngest winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition for forty years. In these concerts he joins Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé for a performance of Brahms's majestic Second Piano Concerto, a work that will showcase both his refined sense of lyricism and immaculate technique. After the interval comes Sibelius's powerful and romantic Second Symphony. Though the composer denied it was his 'Liberation Symphony' - a piece depicting Finnish resistance to Russian imperialism - a sense of epic struggle lies at its core.
Brahms Piano Concerto No.2
Sibelius Symphony No.2
Sunwook Kim, piano
Sir Mark Elder, conductor.