- Granville Bantock 1868–1946
The Witch of Atlas (15 mins)
- Sergei Prokofiev 1891–1953
Piano Concerto No 3 in C major Piano Concerto No 3 in C major Also known as: Piano Concerto No 3 in C major, Op 26 (28 mins)
- Anika Vavic piano, Proms debut artist
- Jean Sibelius 1865–1957
Pohjola's Daughter (14 mins)
- Richard Strauss 1864–1949
Also sprach Zarathustra Also sprach Zarathustra Also known as: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30 (32 mins)
About this event
Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra trace the development of the tone-poem in works inspired by Nietzsche, Shelley and the Finnish epic, the Kalevala.
Natural and supernatural imagery collide in the great sunrise of Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, the fire and snow of Granville Bantock’s 1902 tone-poem The Witch of Atlas and the rainbows of Sibelius’s fantasy Pohjola’s Daughter. Serbian-born Anika Vavic makes her Proms debut in Prokofiev’s crisp and virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 3, premiered in Chicago in 1921 with the composer at the keyboard.
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