Sir Mark Elder takes us from German Romanticism to the eclecticism of one of the 20th-century's most individual composers - Charles Ives.
Graceful lyricism and dramatic power, irrepressible energy and intricate brilliance from the soloist - the hallmarks of Beethoven's writing for his own instrument all combine in his Piano Concerto No 3.
The second half brings something else entirely, from a composer like no other - Charles Ives' Second Symphony, a dizzying patchwork of quotations and allusions, peppered with snatches of popular tunes and hymns from the composer's American homeland.
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 3
IVES Symphony No 2
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano
London Symphony Orchestra
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Date: 17 Apr Time: 19:30