The exceptional young players of the European Union Youth Orchestra take on one of the largest and grandest piano concertos ever written.
Busoni’s vast creation, with a male chorus swelling its overwhelming conclusion, is rarely performed because of the demands it places on its performers. The rich, deep sound of acclaimed US pianist Garrick Ohlsson is ideal for the piece’s vast canvas.
Conductor Gianandrea Noseda also brings his thrilling energy to bear on Debussy’s magical Nocturnes, three sound portraits of subtle shades and dazzling light. Twenty-Seven Heavens, by Richard Causton, is part of New Music 20x12, delivered by PRS for Music Foundation with the BBC, LOCOG and NMC Recordings.
European Union Youth Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson Piano
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Master
Richard Causton Twenty-Seven Heavens
(New Music 20x12 UK premiere)
Busoni Piano Concerto