Philip Cashian Piano Concerto ‘The Book of Ingenious Devices’ (World Premiere)
StraussMacbeth, Op 23 | Philip Cashian Piano Concerto ‘The Book of Ingenious Devices’ (BBC commission: world premiere) | ElgarFalstaff
BBC Symphony Orchestra | Oliver Knussen conductor | Huw Watkins piano
Two of Shakespeare’s most masterly creations take centre stage in a concert that sees composer-conductor Oliver Knussen on the podium: Strauss’s early Macbeth is a concert rarity while Elgar’s suitably well-rounded portrait of the buffoon Falstaff is a small masterpiece. At the evening’s centre, Huw Watkins gives the world premiere of Knussen pupil, Philip Cashian’s Piano Concerto.