- Peter Maxwell Davies 1934–2016
Symphony No.9London premiere (25 mins)
- Frederick Delius 1862–1934
Violin Concerto (25 mins)
- Tasmin Little violin
- 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.