To mark this year’s Proms season featuring several piano concertos from the likes of Beethoven and Rachmaninov to Glazunov and Arnold (the latter of which, Arnold’s Concerto for Two Pianos, is being played by Noriko Ogawa on 31st July with Kathryn Stott and the BBC Concert Orchestra), BBC Music Magazine has asked ten of today’s top pianists which piano concerto they think has been undeservedly overlooked.
Two of our artists were interviewed: Peter Donohoe chose Arthur Bliss’ Piano Concerto saying ‘the excitment of it is phrnomenal. I think Bliss is at his very est in the Piano Concerto’. Noriko Ogawa chose the 1950 Concerto by the Norweign composer Harald Saeverud describing his music
Peter Donohoe and Noriko Ogawa, two of Britain’s finest pianists, are also collaborating again to reaffirm their highly regarded working relationship, performing a wide variety of repertoire for two pianos. Both highly acclaimed for their expertise in Romantic repertoire they perform with enviable rapport and panache. Their programme includes works by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns.