Perianes plays Beethoven
Federation Concert Hall
Eivind Aadland conductor
Javier Perianes piano
LEDGER New Work
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 4
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4
Beethoven’s imagination was on fire when he wrote the Fourth Piano Concerto and Fourth Symphony. Stepping back from the abyss – he was plunged into despair upon realising the inescapable fact of his encroaching deafness – he resolved to fulfil his destiny as a creative being, composing with new-found zeal and dynamism.
That dynamism is palpable in both of these works. The Symphony No 4 teems with original ideas while the Piano Concerto No 4 is by far the most experimental of all of Beethoven’s piano concertos. Embracing the poetic, introspective and heroic, the Fourth Concerto has long been prized by audiences and soloists. Making a welcome return to the TSO is brilliant Spanish pianist Javier Perianes.
"Spanish maestro Javier Perianes brought an elegiac elegance to the opening stanza of Beethoven’s hauntingly beautiful 4th Piano Concerto, an exquisite lightness of touch that made this piece his own."
The West Australian, 4 August 2019