In addition to Sibelius’s Second Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas leads a brief work by Stravinsky and Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with Emanuel Ax as soloist. You can hear more from both performers below, in Ax’s self-deprecating interview about the fear that grips him at the beginning of the work, and Tilson Thomas as he describes the intricacies and Sibelius and Stravinsky.

Stravinsky Scherzo á la russe
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Emanuel Ax, piano
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Originally recorded at concerts on March 17, 18 and 19, 2016

Britten Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts on May 23, 23 and 24, 2014

Program notes for the first three works are here.

This program will be available until August 17, 2019

Performer Biographies

Emanuel Ax, piano
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Jaap van Zweden, conductor

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