BBC Philharmonic - Verdi, Prokofiev, Casella
Recorded at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, on Saturday 3 November.
Presented by Martin Handley.
The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, performs Verdi's Overture to The Sicilian Vespers, Prokofiev's first and fourth Piano Concertos and Casella's Symphony No 3.
Verdi: The Sicilian Vespers - Overture
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 4
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 1
Casella: Symphony No 3
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet makes his Bridgewater Hall debut to get under the skin of Prokofiev's ferocious piano concertos. He performs not just the youthful First Concerto, but the sensational Fourth too, written for the left hand. Conductor Laureate Gianandrea Noseda begins the concert with Verdi's melodramatic overture before introducing a real undiscovered treasure. Imagine Puccini, Mahler and Prokofiev thrown together with a twist of Italian zest, and you have Casella's Third Symphony.