Ludwig van Beethoven
Borodin Overture and Polovtsian Dances from ‘Prince Igor’
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 ‘The Emperor’
Soloist Masa Tayama
Borodin’s wonderful music is very widely known, much of it having been adapted for use in lighter and popular genres, notably in the musical ‘Kismet’. For Beethoven’s most well loved piano concerto, we are delighted to welcome back Masa, whose previous appearances with us met with such enormous acclaim. Bartók certainly puts the various sections of the orchestra through their paces in his showpiece concerto, a true 20th Century classic.