Ben Grosvenor plays Prokofiev
Alexander Mosolov The Iron Foundry
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
Dmitri Shostokovich Symphony No. 5
Piano Benjamin Grosvenor
Bath Philharmonia explores the artistic dichotomy of life under the hammer andsickle of Lenin & Stalin’s USSR. Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony is full of veiled sarcasm, wit and irony as well as deep sadness and fear. In contrast, Mosolov, one of the so called ‘Soviet Composers’ wrote music that made favour with the Soviet Politburo; The Iron Foundry describing the workings of the internal steam hammers, furnaces and moulders.
Described as “one in a million...several million” by The Independent,British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognised for his electrifying performances, distinctive sound and insightful interpretations. Prokofiev’s stunningly virtuosic 3rd Piano Concerto is one of the greatest piano concertos ever written, full of strident textures, lyricism, angular tunes and angry chords.