Review of the BBC Proms

“In the Prokofiev, Petrenko and Yuja Wang were an ideal mercurial partnership… Her chimerical crispness gave an extra buoyancy to the cornucopia of invention – “how can a single work of art display so much genius?” she asks in a programme interview with theartsdesk‘s David Kettle – and was offset by a remote magic for the mysteries at the heart of the first movement and in the central theme and variations. The vivacious ascents of the Allegro were as fast as I’ve ever heard them, complete with creative lion roars in the bass, but why not, when your partners can keep tabs on you?”

The Arts Desk