American pianist Jonathan Biss makes his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Mozart's Piano Concerto No 22 conducted by Marin Alsop. Edward Seckerson speaks to Jonathan about the delights and challenges of an international career as a young artist. On 24 January, Mark Elder conducts Strauss's Sinfonia Domestica and in this interview explains why he believes this work is one of Strauss's most under-rated tonepoems, and introduces Martinu's The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca.
Music clips featured on the podcast:
Clips 1, 5, 7: Strauss Sinfonia Domestica
Tonhalle Orchester, Zurich conducted by David Zinman. Arte Nova Classics 74321 98335 2. Used with kind permission of Sony BMG
Clip 2: Beethoven – Pathetique Sonata (Rondo)
Jonathan Biss. EMI - 0094639442225. Used with kind permission of EMI
Clip 3: Mozart – Piano Concerto No 22 (1st movement)
Jonathan Biss, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. EMI – 5099921727023. Used with kind permission of EMI.
Clip 4: Schumann – Fantasi