The Black Saturday fires claimed the lives of 173 people.

The Black Saturday fires claimed the lives of 173 people. Photo: AAP

Brett Dean

Brett Dean Photo: Supplied

Australian composer and conductor Brett Dean inhabits both those roles in this concert from the Philharmonia's Premier Series in 2017.

The main work in the first half is his response to the 2009 'Black Saturday' fires in Victoria.

In the second half, another favourite Australian Piers Lane performs the mighty Second Piano Concerto by Brahms.

Recorded: Auckland Town Hall, 2 November 2017
Producer: Tim Dodd
Engineer: Adrian Hollay