Joyce Yang, Edo de Waart and
the Los Angeles Philharmonic,
reviewed by REBECCA SCHMID
Edo de Waart led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a concert at Disney Hall on Saturday (13 March 2010) featuring acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3. Tone poems by Qigang Chen and Richard Strauss rounded out the program with highly-charged symphonic dramas.
Chen's ten-minute work The Five Elements illustrates water, wood, fire, earth, and metal, the universal elements according to Chinese belief. The finely-etched orchestration powerfully conveyed the composer's mantra of resisting Western influence. De Waart executed the complex demands of Chen's score with precision and zen-like focus...
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