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Prom 12

2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 28 July 2010

With Penny Gore

Schumann's lyrical Piano Concerto continues the season's bicentenary celebrations of the composer's birth. Conducted by Vassily Sinaisky, the BBC Philharmonic is joined by acclaimed pianist Christian Zacharias who is fascinated by Schumann's music. 'Schumann, of course, is not easy', says Zacharias. 'He has rhythmically intricate ideas which suggest one thing but which actually hide another', like the 'hidden waltz' of the finale.

In the second half of the programme the spirit of the traditional Proms Viennese night is revived, with a variety of classics from the Strauss family. Introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op. 52
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in E minor Op 72 No 2
Johann Strauss II:
Die Fledermaus - overture
Thunder and Lightning - polka
Emperor Waltz
By the Beautiful Blue Danube - waltz
Johann Strauss I: Radetzky March

Christian Zacharias (piano)
BBC Philharmonic
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor).



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