Prom 23: Grosvenor plays Busoni’s Piano Concerto


  • Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
  • Busoni Piano Concerto


  • Edward Gardner conductor
  • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
  • Rodolfus Choir
  • London Philharmonic Choir

Ready for something completely different?

Marking the centenary of the composer’s death, Ferruccio Busoni’s gargantuan Piano Concerto is perhaps better described as a symphony in five movements, capped by a male chorus. Woven through Busoni’s bizarrely wonderful and utterly engrossing score is one of the most challenging piano parts ever committed to paper – tackled tonight by British star pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. Before it, Edward Gardner and his London Philharmonic forces whet the appetite with the snap, crackle and pop of Rachmaninov’s riveting Symphonic Dances.

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

General booking opens at 9.00am on Saturday 18 May.

Mon 5 Aug 2024, 7.30pm

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