“That left the latest appearance by pianist Yuja Wang — charismatic, technically dazzling and artistically persuasive as ever — to address the pleasure principle pure and simple. In Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, Wang’s playing was a starburst of wit and dark expressivity, from the steely strut of the parallel chords that open the jaunty central section of this one-movement work to the intricate polyphony of the cadenza …

“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 …