Rare Zimerman Appearance in London

On June 30, 2016, Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra closed out the 2015/2016 Barbican season in London with Polish pianist Krystian Zimermanperforming Brahms’s Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor.

Excerpt from a concert review by Andrew Clements for The Guardian:

The first half of the concert had obviously been conceived as a unity: Rattle began by conducting a perfectly hushed account of Charles Ives’s The Unanswered Question, the interrogating solo trumpet and the ethereal strings off stage, the querulous quartet of flutes stationed around the edge of the platform, and that led without a break into the concerto’s solo piano opening. The first two movements of the concerto were elided, so the 45-minute span became a seamless whole, with Zimerman’s delicate, crystalline playing tracing its trajectory.

[Source: barbican.org.uk]