- SibeliusJean Sibelius 1865–1957
- GriegEdvard Grieg 1843–1907
- Liszt 1811–1886
Etudes d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S140No. 3 in A flat minor, 'La campanella' (encore) (5 mins)
- Alice Sara Ott piano
- NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
- Alfvén 1872–1960
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.