In these concerts from March 2016, Michael Tilson Thomas leads Sibelius’ Second Symphony, as well as 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 of Sibelius and Stravinsky. Also on the bill: from 2014, Jaap van Zweden leads the CSO in orchestral excerpts from Britten’s Peter Grimes.

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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