BBC Proms: Elgar, Chopin and Strauss
Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Seong-Jin Cho – piano
Elgar In the South (Alassio)
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
— Interval —
Strauss Aus Italien
We return to the BBC Proms, led by our Principal Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
International Chopin Piano Competition-winner Seong-Jin Cho is one of the world’s most exciting young pianists, praised for his ‘remarkable technique’ and the elegance of his interpretations. Who better to perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 – a heady combination of brilliance and poetry, its slow movement a vision of ‘a beloved landscape on a moonlit spring night’.
Could that landscape perhaps be Italian? Italy’s warmth and summer sunshine suffuse both Elgar’s bucolic In the South overture and Strauss’s tone-poem Aus Italien, each inspired by a visit to the country.
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