Maestro Rafael Payare and the OSM steer the course through a romantic storm of lyricism and passion. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no. 1 is a technically brilliant work of supercharged vitality with folk dance overtones, featuring Israeli-American pianist Inon Barnatan as soloist. Sibelius completed his Symphony no. 1 in 1899, commandeering an idiom inherited from Romanticism while personally branding it with abrupt changes and magical atmospheres.
Piano Concerto no. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23
Symphony no. 1 in E minor, op. 39