LSO and Chorus - Scriabin, Liszt
Valery Gergiev conducts the LSO in Scriabin and Liszt, with pianist Denis Matsuev
Live from the Barbican in London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Scriabin: Symphony No 1
Solo piano recordings by Denis Matsuev
8.50 Part Two
Liszt: Piano Concerto No 2
Scriabin: 'The Poem of Ecstasy'
Denis Matsuev, piano
London Symphony Chorus,
London Symphony Orchestra,
Valery Gergiev conductor
Valery Gergiev launches a cycle of Scriabin's symphonies with the LSO. The first symphony, completed in 1900 is an epic piece for huge orchestra and voices in praise of Art. His 'Poem of Ecstasy' is sometimes called his fourth symphony, and sums up his conviction of the value of an ecstatic response to music.
Denis Matsuev won the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition. He performs here the second of Liszt's two piano concertos; less flashy than its predecessor but arguably deeper and more compelling.
In the interval, there is chance to hear Denis Matsuev recorded live in New York's Carnegie Hall.