Eivind Gullberg Jensen conductor
Yevgeny Sudbin piano
Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts from the three Suites)
A lone flute opens Debussy’s enchanted Prélude – opening the door into a new world of musical colour and feeling. Tchaikovsky’s romantic First Piano Concerto might just be the ultimate battle-royale between piano and orchestra: Russian phenomenon Yevgeny Sudbin has fingers of steel and a heart of gold. And in Shakespeare’s anniversary year, Prokofiev’s hugely popular Romeo and Juliet somehow says it all without words, in some of the 20th century’s most ardent, thrilling and irresistibly tuneful music.