Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Paul Lewis, Piano
Vine V – An Orchestral Fanfare
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op.37
Prokofiev Symphony No.5 in B flat
What do you call a piece that only runs five minutes? Australian composer Carl Vine decided a short work deserved a short title and called it simply V (for the Roman numeral!). ‘I wanted to sing of the free, happy man, his mighty power, his chivalry and purity of spirit,’ said Prokofiev about his searching Fifth Symphony which overflows with persuasive charm. Yet it’s also witty, edgy and contrarian, with exquisite melodies.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra's Artist-in-Residence program is supported by The University of Queensland. Presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Brisbane Festival.