- Masques et bergamasques Suite
- Piano Concerto
- Symphony in D minor
- Barry Douglas
- Hervé Niquet
The Brussels Philharmonic joins us for its second concert of this 2015‑16 series, conducted by the much admired Hervé Niquet, who has achieved success as a conductor, composer and singer.
The award-winning pianist Barry Douglas joins the orchestra for Schumann’s joyful and melodic Piano Concerto. Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition and gives concerts with the world’s leading orchestras.
Franck’s rarely performed and only symphony which culminates in blazing glory concludes the evening’s music.
‘Douglas superbly draws out the contrasts within each piece, bringing out their individual character… his tone is a deep velvet cushion, the legatos full of affection and the rhythms galvanised with great energy.’ (BBC Music Magazine)