La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra – Alain Altinoglu conductor – Nelson Goerner piano – Saténik Khourdoian violin
Uncut Pascal Dusapin
Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 1, op. 23 Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Ein Heldenleben, Symphonic Poem, op. 40 Richard Strauss
The compelling melodic and virtuoso enchantment of Tchaikovsky’s famous piano concerto; the impressive life story of a hero (himself?) told in a playful and brilliant manner by the orchestra in one of Strauss’s great symphonic poems; and the fascinating new soundworld of Pascal Dusapin, in one of his recent pieces: a recipe that combines grand Romanticism with a dash of pathos and fresh contemporary sounds. A perfect opening to the season!