Live from the Lighthouse, Poole, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits continue their important Prokofiev cycle with the rarely-heard Symphony No 3.
Live from the Lighthouse, Poole
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits continue their important Prokofiev cycle and the brilliant twenty-six year old pianist, Denis Kozhukin, joins them to play Rachmaninov's Fourth Piano Concerto.
Presented by Martin Handley
Prokofiev Symphony No.3
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.4
Ravel La Valse
Denis Kozhukhin (piano)
Bournemoth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits (conductor)
Principal conductor, Kirill Karabits's brilliantly conceived programme pairs two works written in 1926 but conceived over a much longer time frame. Music from Prokofiev's opera, The Fiery Angel, is re-worked in gloriously symphionic terms in his rarely heard Third Symphony whilst Rachmaninov Fourth Piano Concerto ended an eight year drought following the composer's enforced move from his homeland following the Russian Revolution. The Novgorod-born, Denis Kozhukhin is the soloist in this concerto - as much for the orchestra as the pianist - which is by turns improvisatory, jazzy and yet typically noble. Ravel's deadly-aimed shot at the lost world of Imperial Vienna rounds off the programme in a crescendo of the macabre.