EXTERNAL EVENTS / Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Emperor Concerto

Usher Hall


Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 ‘Classical’    
Shostakovich arr. Barshai: Chamber Symphony, Op 110a
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 ‘Emperor’

Clemens Schuldt: conductor; Elisabeth Leonskaja: piano
   
Few pianists truly deserve the epithet ‘great’ but Elisabeth Leonskaja is surely one of them. Now in her seventies, she continues to cast a spell over audiences, especially in her interpretations of Beethoven. The experience and insight of decades living with this music gives a special nobility and profundity to her playing; and its sheer beauty makes her an ideal interpreter for the sublime ‘Emperor’ concerto.

In the first half Clemens Schuldt acknowledges Leonskaja’s heritage with two hugely popular symphonies by the greatest Soviet composers. The shenanigans and wit of Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’ contrast starkly with the intense tragedy unleashed by Shostakovich: powerful, moving stuff.

Kindly supported by Dunard Fund

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PLEASE NOTE This event takes place at the Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Emperor Concerto
Event Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Emperor Concerto
Date 1 February 2018 at 7:00pm
Tickets £11-£34 concessions available

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