BBC Proms
23 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2012 Prom 54: Davies, Delius & Shostakovich Prom 54: Davies, Delius & Shostakovich

Prom 54: Davies, Delius & Shostakovich

Played

19:30 Thursday 23 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall

  • Peter Maxwell Davies 1934–2016
  • Symphony No.9
    London premiere (25 mins)
  • Frederick Delius 1862–1934
  • Violin Concerto (25 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Dmitri Shostakovich 1906–1975
  • Symphony No 10 in E minor Symphony No 10 in E minor Also known as: Symphony No 10 in E minor, Op 93 (45 mins)

About this event

To celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, the Master of The Queen’s Music has written a one-movement work for orchestra and additional brass sextet, promising ‘a dramatic and virtuoso challenge to all concerned’.

While 1934 saw the birth of Sir Peter, it was also the year in which we lost three key players in Britain’s musical renaissance, Delius not least among them. His Violin Concerto has no more ardent champion than Tasmin Little.

Finally, the symphony often rated Shostakovich’s finest is renewed by tonight’s famously high-voltage Liverpool partnership.

 

Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Stephen Johnson talks about Delius's Violin Concerto.

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