Steven Osborne piano
Ilan Volkov conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The BBC SSO and Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov have a glowing reputation for their interpretations of music by Stravinsky; they conclude this short season of Afternoon Performance concerts with an all Stravinsky programme. Leading Scottish pianist Steven Osborne gives a rare performance of Capriccio, the piano concerto which Stravinsky wrote for himself to play. The bubbling, rhythmic energy of the Concerto for piano and wind contrasts well with Stravinsky's orchestration of a waltz by Chopin, and the programme also includes the composer's neo-classical string concerto.