Kent Nagano and Romanian pianist Radu Lupu join forces in an all-Beethoven program. Winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn and Leeds international competitions, an enigmatic artist who has never granted an interview, Radu Lupu conquers crowds the world over thanks to an infinitely nuanced touch. Here he revisits the OSM in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, probably the most groundbreaking of the group. Despite being written when the composer was discovering his deafness, the Second Symphony in no way reflects Beethoven’s torments of the time. As for the Fourth, all lightness, it expresses a spring-like calm – before the excitement of the famous Fifth!