The BBC SSO

The Scotsman - - ARTS - Ken Wal­ton

El­gar’s First Sym­phony says ev­ery­thing about the great English com­poser, from the stately “no­bil­mente” of its open­ing march to the ring­ing op­ti­mism the stir­ring fi­nale. Thomas Daus­gard brings a Dane’s- eye view to Thurs­day’s af­ter­noon per­for­mance with the BBC SSO – the first of two con­certs fea­tur­ing pi­anist Elis­a­beth Leon­skaja, who will per­form Schu­mann’s Pi­ano Con­certo on Thurs­day and Brahms’s First Pi­ano Con­certo on Fri­day. ■ City Halls, Glas­gow, 16 and 17 May, 0141- 353 8000

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