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BBC Proms 2010: Parry and Scriabin spotlights

Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Photo credit: Keith Saunders

There are non-anniversary related focuses on the music of England's Hubert Parry (1848–1918) and Russia's Alexander Scriabin (1872–1915), giving audiences a rare chance to explore their music in more depth.

Parry, who himself conducted at the Proms and was friends with Henry Wood, is rarely noticed beyond his setting of Jerusalem (11 September), but performances of his Symphonic Fantasia, 1912 (23 July), Elegy For Brahms (8 August), Symphonic Variations (5 September) and choral favourite Blest Pair Of Sirens (on the Last Night) set out to offer new perspectives on this fascinating English composer.

The spotlight falls on Scriabin too, with performances of five major works, including the Chopin-tinged early Piano Concerto played by Nelson Goerner (23 July) and the dream-like orchestral rhapsody Rêverie conducted by compatriot Vladimir Jurowski in an all-Russian programme (15 August).

There are also three symphonies, including his ambitious First (with six movements and a choral finale, 16 August) and his sensuous and overwhelming Third, The Divine Poem (24 August), as well as the symphonic-scale The Poem Of Ecstasy (20 August).

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