Proms 2012 Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Played

19:30 Wednesday 15 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall

  • DvořákAntonín Dvořák 1841–1904
  • Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World' Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World', Op 95 (45 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • CoplandAaron Copland 1900–1990
  • Fanfare for the Common Man (4 mins)
  • Joan Tower b.1938
  • Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (3 mins)
  • Villa-LobosHeitor Villa-Lobos 1887–1959
  • Momoprécoce (28 mins)
  • GinasteraAlberto Ginastera 1916–1983
  • Estancia, Op 8a – suite (12 mins)
  • Edu Lobo
  • Pé de Vento from Suíte Popular Brasileira, orch. Nelson Ayres
    Encore (3 mins)

About this event

Music from both American hemispheres features tonight. First the masterpiece through which the Bohemian Dvořák, resident in New York, sought to establish an American musical identity, a symphony exuding nostalgia for his own native woods and fields.

Later comes Copland’s iconic Fanfare and highlights from Ginastera’s best-known score. Joan Tower, whose childhood was spent partly in Bolivia, celebrates ‘women who take risks and are adventurous’, while distinguished Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire returns to the Proms to play one of Villa-Lobos’s most attractive compositions.

 

Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Andrew McGregor talks about Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'.

Highlights

Events on 15 Aug 2012

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