Tchaikovsky's Pathetique


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Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

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The finest British pianist of his generation, Paul Lewis makes his BSO debut with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. From the beginning of this lyrical work the piano firmly takes the lead, and so does this thrilling artist, a recognized Beethoven specialist. Dima Slobodeniouk, a conductor with deep Russian roots, frames the concerto with two masterpieces of his native land: the first-ever BSO performance of Stravinsky’s 1920 miniature gem — a perfect showcase for the BSO’s winds — and Tchaikovsky’s profoundly stirring “Pathétique” Symphony.

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