Conductor Sir Andrew Davis
Soloist Lise de la Salle Piano
Elgar Overture In the South Alassio
Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 Jeunehomme
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 2 London
Sir Andrew Davis is one of today's supreme interpreters of the great English classics. Hear him in the unstoppable energy and vigour of Elgar's epic Italian tone-poem next to the pre-1914 world of Vaughan Williams's London Symphony, evoking the sounds of hansom cabs, Cockney mouth-organs and the tranquil Thames at night. Rising French pianist Lise de la Salle performs Mozart's Ninth Piano Concerto, in which he discovered his dark tragic mature voice.
"I have rarely heard a young pianist so in love with music, so memorably and naturally immersed in the task in hand. Music is, quite simply, her world; she moves within its realm as naturally as a fish swims or a bird flies." (Gramophone)