Nielsen’s Fifth Symphony shows off each section of the orchestra, with a fierce battle seeming to erupt between the orchestra and the lone snare drummer. Australian composer Brett Dean’s Ampitheatre imagines the ancient world and its vast performance spaces. Yuja Wang, a young powerhouse, brings considerable skill and daring to Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto, which the composer performed at its premiere with the CSO in 1921. Three interviews with Oramo about the program can be heard below.
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
Nielsen Symphony No. 5
Originally recorded at concerts on April 4, 5, and 6, 2013
Brahms Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts on Feb. 10 and 12, 2005
This program will be available until July 23, 2016