Frederick Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto
Interval
Gustav Holst: The Planets

Vladimir Ashkenazy pairs Grieg's Piano Concerto and Holst's 'The Planets' in this Sunday matinee concert.

Composed in 1868 while he was holidaying with his wife and young child in Denmark, Grieg's Piano Concerto embodies the spirit of one of the happiest times in the composer's life. But it was more than two years later, after he showed it to the great Franz Liszt, before it achieved the public popularity that it has enjoyed ever since.

By comparison, Holst's planetary masterwork hit the British music scene like a thunderbolt. Almost overnight, he found himself elevated from the position of a virtual unknown into a national celebrity.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
Alice Sara Ott piano
Ladies of the Philharmonia Chorus