Xian Zhang director – Bertrand Chamayou piano
Symphony no. 1, op. 25, "Classical" Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Concerto no. 4, op. 58 Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony no. 6, op. 111 Sergei Prokofiev
Bertrand Chamayou, the standard-bearer of the new generation of French pianists, is soloist for Beethoven's lyrical Fourth. It was with this work of revolutionary form that the musical iconoclast raised the concerto to symphonic heights. Appropriately for the programme, as this is preceded and followed by symphonies by his admirer Prokofiev.