Part of the LONDON CONCERT SERIES 2018/19
Known for his insightful interpretations, German master-pianist Christian Zacharias returns to work with the ECO as both soloist and conductor in works that perfectly showcase his artistry. He performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, a work that expresses the composer’s turbulent feelings towards his uncertain future through dramatic and melancholy melodies. Zacharias conducts a selection of movements from Beethoven’s enchanting ballet score The Creatures of Prometheus and Schoenberg’s innovative tone poem Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night), performed here in its orchestral version. This work is a favourite of the ECO, the orchestra having recorded it three times previously.
- Beethoven Movements from The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43
- Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4 (Orchestral version)
- Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37
- Christian Zacharias