BBC Proms
18 Jul 2013 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2013 Prom 9: Stenhammar, Szymanowski & R. Strauss Prom 9: Stenhammar, Szymanowski & R. Strauss

Prom 9: Stenhammar, Szymanowski & R. Strauss

Played

19:00 Thursday 18 Jul 2013 Royal Albert Hall

  • Wilhelm Stenhammar 1871–1927
  • Excelsior! (13 mins)
  • Karol Szymanowski 1882–1937
  • Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night' Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night' Also known as: Symphony No. 3 'Song of the Night', Op 27 (25 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Richard Strauss 1864–1949
  • An Alpine Symphony An Alpine Symphony Also known as: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64 (50 mins)

About this event

Evocations of Nordic forests, Persian gardens and snow-capped mountains feature in Thomas Søndergård’s first Prom as Principal Conductor of tonight’s orchestra.

Wilhelm Stenhammar’s 1896 symphonic overture Excelsior! leads into the opulent sound-world of Karol Syzmanowski’s Symphony No. 3, ‘The Song of the Night’. A journey from dusk to dawn and on into the night, Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony is a much a statement of the composer’s personal philosophy as a description of the natural world at its most dramatic.

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