Legendary pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja joins the BBC SSO and Thomas Dausgaard to perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No 1 in a programme including Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.
Live from City Halls Glasgow
Presented by Jamie MacDougall
Legendary pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja joins the BBC SSO and Thomas Dausgaard to perform Brahms' Piano Concerto No 1; alongside Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra
Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1
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Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)
The BBC SSO and their chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard perform a mighty diptych: two works from the classical music canon from the stage of the orchestra's home in Glasgow's City Halls. They are joined by that most masterful interpreter of Brahms, Elisabeth Leonskaja, to perform what is possibly the composer's most heartfelt music: his First Piano Concerto. And the orchestra itself is showcased in Bartok's glossiest and most virtuosic orchestral work: his Concerto for Orchestra.
Photo credit: Marco Borggreve