Live from the Barbican Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
The pianist Angela Hewitt collaborates with the Britten Sinfonia, directing from the keyboard. In this concert she performs two of Beethoven's famed piano concertos: his youthful second, and intimate and serene fourth, a pillar of the piano concerto repertoire.
Alongside the two concertos, violinist Thomas Gould directs the orchestra in Wagner's birthday present to his wife Cosima, and Sibelius' ethereal Scene with Cranes, composed as incidental music to a play.
Sibelius: Scene with Cranes
Beethoven: Piano concerto no.4
Angela Hewitt (piano/director)
Thomas Gould (violin/director)