BBC Symphony Orchestra with Javier Perianes and James Feddeck: Barber, Ravel and Mussorgsky
This was the second collaboration between the Spanish pianist Javier Perianes and the BBC Symphony Orchestra after 2017 Prom 51. This time was even better because the good work done by the young conductor James Feddeck. The American took much care to perfectly align the orchestra with Perianes in the Ravel piano concerto in G. The performance had the perfect balance between lyricism and the jazz influenced rhythm games.
Before that we enjoyed a not so frequent Barber 1st symphony. Maybe the its single movement is not anymore a formal novelty but it still demands a very intelligent planning to deliver all its sections in a coherent way. Feddeck managed to do it perfectly with awesome technical accuracy.
Second part was a much less transcendent rendition to the grand repertoire with an average performance of Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition.