BBC Proms
8 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2011 Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg & Nielsen Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg & Nielsen

Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg & Nielsen

Played

19:30 Monday 8 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall

  • Jean Sibelius 1865–1957
  • Symphony No 6 in D minor Symphony No 6 in D minor Also known as: Symphony No 6 in D minor, Op 104 (28 mins)
  • Edvard Grieg 1843–1907
  • Piano Concerto in A minor Piano Concerto in A minor Also known as: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (30 mins)
  • Franz Liszt 1811–1886
  • Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140 - No. 3 'La Campanella' Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140 - No. 3 'La Campanella' Also known as: Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140: No. 3 in A-flat minor 'La Campanella'
    (encore) (5 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Carl Nielsen 1865–1931
  • Symphony No 4 'Inextinguishable' Symphony No 4 'Inextinguishable' Also known as: Symphony No 4 'Inextinguishable', Op 29 (35 mins)
  • Hugo Alfvén 1872–1960
  • Mountain King Suite - IV. Herdsmaids Dance Mountain King Suite - IV. Herdsmaids Dance Also known as: Mountain King Suite, Op. 37 - IV. Herdsmaids Dance (4 mins)

About this event

Absent from the Proms since 2004, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is back with a new Chief Conductor, no stranger to these shores (as a former Music Director of the CBSO), and a suitably Nordic programme.

Sibelius claimed to be offering the public 'pure cold water' with music like his magical Sixth Symphony - other composers were, he said, 'engaged in the manufacture of cocktails'.

Nielsen's Fourth is a more extrovert piece, a celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit from the dark days of the First World War, complete with battling sets of timpani and earth-shattering climaxes.

Between the two symphonies, critically acclaimed young German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott makes her Proms debut in one of the most popular of all piano concertos.

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