Inspired by the sixteenth century fresco by Raphael, Hindemith paints his own endearing musical picture depicting the myth of Amor and Psyché. Canadian pianist Leonid Nediak takes centre stage with Rachmaninoff’s colourful and jazz-flavoured Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4. Written during the years of postwar Stalinist Russia, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6 is a tragically ominous reflection of society and the composer’s own inner turmoil.
Intermission discussion and Q&A with Leonid Nediak and Michael Berec.