BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra John Wilson conductor Pavel Kolesnikov piano Claire Chase flute Britten Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes; Diversions for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra Bernstein Halil Copland Billy the Kid Suite Vast landscapes link Britten and Copland – cold ocean and sun-bleached prairie. Peter Grimes also unites Britten with Bernstein, who conducted the American premiere, and included the Sea Interludes in his last concert. Tremors and aftershocks of conflict are felt in Britten’s ebullient tour de force for a pianist who lost his right arm in service in World War I and Bernstein’s nocturne in tribute to a fallen Israeli soldier.

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