- 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)
- 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)
- Nelson Freire piano
- GinasteraAlberto Ginastera 1916–1983
Estancia, Op 8a – suite (12 mins)
- Edu Lobo
Pé de Vento from Suíte Popular Brasileira, orch. Nelson AyresEncore (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'.