Ligeti Concert Românesc
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Roderick Cox conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason piano (RPO Artist-in-Residence, 2022–23)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Ligeti’s Concert Românesc adapts the sounds of Romanian folk music from his childhood to the symphonic and opens with an evocation of the iconic alphorn, which could be heard among the Carpathian mountains.
Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason continues her RPO artistic residency with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 – a piece filled with ingenious melodic invention and weaving of its many varied themes, inspired by the composer’s travels.
Written under the long shadow of Beethoven, Brahms’ First Symphony showed that he was a master of the form – with the drama and dynamism conjured out of all sections of the orchestra, leading to a triumphant finale that stamps a resounding seal of the composer’s symphonic prowess.
“[Isata] played beautifully… calmly commanding throughout, she was also unfailingly subtle” (The New York Times)
Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. 20-minute interval)
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