Hengelbrock and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, who are celebrating the spirit of Romanticism here, are joined by pianist extraordinaire Evgeny Kissin for Liszt’s First Piano Concerto. “Clear and light-footed”
(NRC) is the conductor’s performance of Berlioz’ overture. He creates a chamber music atmosphere for the Piano Concerto, allowing the soloist to enter a musical conversation with a clarinet, then two violins and then again with the orchestra. Here, Kissin is clearly in his element, “like a fish in water!” (NRC)
Hector Berlioz - Overture"Le Carnaval Romain" Op. 9
Franz Liszt - Piano Concerto no. 1 in E flat major
Gioachino Rossini - Overture to " Il Barbiere di Siviglia"
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Symphony no. 4 in A major Op. 90 "Italian"
Giuseppe Verdi - Ballet music from "Otello"
Gabriel Fauré - Scherzo from the Piano quartet no. 1 in C minor Op.15
Giacomo Puccini - Intermezzo from "Manon Lescaut"