Lamb & Hayward Masterworks

Piers Lane plays Rachmaninov

Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 op.18, C minor
Sergei Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead op. 29

 

Tom Woods Chief Conductor Emeritus
Piers Lane Piano

 

Saturday 13th August 7.30pm (Pre-concert talk 6.40pm)
Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram

DATES

  • 13 Aug
    Saturday 13th August, 7:30 pm 2016-08-13 19:30:00 2016-08-14 03:30:00 Pacific/Auckland Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Piers Lane plays Rachmaninov - 2016 London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane is one of the most inquisitive and engaging live performers of his generation. Described by Gramophone as possessing “a superb musical intelligence, sensitivity, and scintillating brilliance” Lane will be joining the CSO to perform Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto. A loveable rogue of misadventure and trickery, Till Eulenspiegel is a character that can be traced back to medieval folklore. Strauss’ tone poem is a colourful depiction of the mischief and mayhem created by this joker before he eventually receives his final come-uppance. Rachmaninov was deeply moved by Romantic artist Arnold Bocklin’s atmospheric painting, The Isle of the Dead depicting a solitary island-bound boat bearing a casket. Inspired by its haunting imagery, Rachmaninov composed his tone poem of the same name in response. A remarkable work of the late Romantic era, it is a richly orchestrated jewel that evokes mystery and reverence. Air Force Museum of New Zealand CSO marketing@cso.co.nz Get Tickets

London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane is one of the most inquisitive and engaging live performers of his generation. Described by Gramophone as possessing “a superb musical intelligence, sensitivity, and scintillating brilliance” Lane will be joining the CSO to perform Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto. A loveable rogue of misadventure and trickery, Till Eulenspiegel is a character that can be traced back to medieval folklore. Strauss’ tone poem is a colourful depiction of the mischief and mayhem created by this joker before he eventually receives his final come-uppance. Rachmaninov was deeply moved by Romantic artist Arnold Bocklin’s atmospheric painting, The Isle of the Dead depicting a solitary island-bound boat bearing a casket. Inspired by its haunting imagery, Rachmaninov composed his tone poem of the same name in response. A remarkable work of the late Romantic era, it is a richly orchestrated jewel that evokes mystery and reverence.