BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Miraculous Maestros: Bartok and Hindemith
City Halls : Grand Hall
Bartók and Hindemith both liked to present an austere face to the world. History, though, had different ideas. Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin scandalised inter-war Hungary, and his riotous First Piano Concerto left audiences reeling. Hindemith, meanwhile, found himself writing a heartfelt elegy for King George V and a baton-twirling showstopper for the wartime US audience (even if he did call it “Symphonic Metamorphosis”). Martyn Brabbins conducts a programme that startles one moment, and charms the next with the inimitable Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen and the BBC SSO’s superb principal viola, Scott Dickinson.
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