Sunday 3 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Paavo Järvi conductor
Beethoven Overture, Coriolan
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2
Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, before Rachmaninov’s ever-popular Symphony No. 2.
The great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu has not given a press interview for 30 years, but his "radiant playing" (The Guardian) speaks for itself. He brings a lifetime of experience to this performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Opening with a theme of Mozartian elegance, the work soon reveals a stormier Romantic sensibility.
Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, and in particular the singing slow movement clarinet melody at its heart, has been an audience favourite since its first performance. Revel in Rachmaninov’s lush orchestral writing under the baton of Paavo Järvi.
ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE
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- Prices: £58 (premium); £45; £36; £28; £19; £12
- Discounts: Subscription discounts available; under-18s and concessions discounts available
- Running time: 140 minutes, including 20-minute interval
- Download programme notes: Sunday 3 Feb 2019
This concert is part of the Piano Masterworks series
Radu Lupu’s performance is supported by the