Digital: NCO with Steven Osborne, piano
James Manson New work | Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 | Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Digital stream £12.50 per household
Winner of the RPS Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013, pianist Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most treasured musicians. Celebrated for his insightful interpretations, his musicality and technique, Osborne is much sought after as soloist, chamber musician and recitalist.
The NCO begins its season with Beethoven’s magnificent fourth symphony – in turn serious, high-spirited and playful. Composed in the same year, his Piano Concerto No. 4 is perhaps the most poetic of his concertos.
James Manson, principal bass of NCO, has branched out from being a very skilful arranger to producing original compositions. This will be his fourth to be performed by NCO.