Is Rachmaninoff’s Second the most romantic symphony ever written? With its grand, storm-swept vistas, endless melodies and rapturous emotions, it’s definitely a contender, and Kazuki Yamada simply loves it. Every performance is a special occasion – but first comes Holst’s exquisite Japanese jewel-box, and a CBSO debut for Seong-Jin Cho: a pianist who’s rapidly acquiring a worldwide following.

About Kazuki conducts Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony

Full programme

  • Holst, Japanese Suite  (10mins)
  • Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 4  (34mins)
  • Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 2  (55mins)