14 September 2020
By Ellie Palmer
This year's edition of the Proms may have been very different, given Covid-19, but we were still treated to some exceptional piano performances...
Grosvenor was joined by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Paavo Järvi for a performance of Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto, bookended by Ravel’s neo-Baroque masterpiece Le tombeau de Couperin and Mozart’s titanic Symphony No. 41.
Stephen Hough was joined by conductor Alpesh Chauhan and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Isata, who appeared on the cover of issue 110 of Pianist, joined her brother Sheku (cello) for a specially recorded recital of Beethoven, Barber, Bridge and Rachmaninov.
Sir Simon Rattle conducted the London Symphony Orchestra and Pianist 104 cover star Mitsuko Uchida in a programme ranging from Elgar to Adès and Gabrieli to Kurtág. The climax is Vaughan Williams’s Fifth Symphony.