Proms 2011 Prom 6: Weber, Brahms & Stravinsky Prom 6: Weber, Brahms & Stravinsky

Prom 6: Weber, Brahms & Stravinsky


19:00 Tuesday 19 Jul 2011 Royal Albert Hall

  • WeberCarl Maria von Weber 1786–1826
  • BrahmsJohannes Brahms 1833–1897
  • Double Concerto for violin and cello in A minor (32 mins)
  • Halvorsen 1864–1935
  • Passacaglia in G minor on a Theme by Handel
    (encore) (4 mins)
  • StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882–1971
  • The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps) (33 mins)
  • Bizet 1838–1875
  • Carmen, Suite No. 1
    No. 6 Les Toreadors (encore) (4 mins)

About this event

In the first half of his second Prom Myung-Whun Chung pairs works by German Romantics from opposite ends of the 19th century, including the meltingly beautiful Brahms Double Concerto with Renaud and Gautier Capuçon.

After the interval comes a piece with French connections which swept away that old order. A sensational succès de scandale in 1913 for Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes, The Rite of Spring not only prompted the most famous riot in musical history but sounds sensational still, rediscovering rhythm as music's primal driving force.

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