Beethoven's heroic 'Emperor' Concerto flows from the imperial majesty of its three opening orchestral chords and interspersed bubbling piano lines; while Strauss' Nietzsche-inspired Also sprach Zarathustra climbs ever-upward from its spell-binding beginning. Alongside, the rhythmically driving, jumping, iridescent sound-world of Tansy Davies.
*Tansy Davies' Forest – A Concerto for 4 Horns has been jointly commissioned by Esa-Pekka Salonen for the Philharmonia Orchestra's 70th Anniversary; New York Philharmonic: Alan Gilbert, Music Director; and International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn's 60th Anniversary.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Philharmonia Horn Section
RepertoireBeethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor)
Tansy Davies: Forest - A Concerto for 4 horns & orchestra(London premiere)
R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra