With Jonathan Swain
Pianist Paul Lewis continues his cycle of all five Beethoven piano concertos in this Prom from last week. Beethoven revised No.2 many times before it was published. He was developing the form and there is still a youthful feel about this concerto, looking back in style to Haydn and Mozart. The Beethoven concerto is framed by Wagner's lively overture to Rienzi, which opened the very first Prom in 1895, and the ever-popular New World Symphony by Dvorak. The CBSO is conducted by its Latvian Music Director Andris Nelsons. Presented by Katie Derham
Wagner: Rienzi - overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'
Paul Lewis (piano)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor)
Followed by highlights from last year's Mananan Festival, including:
Howells: Clarinet Sonata
Schubert: Shepherd on the Rock
Gillian Webster (soprano)
Michael Collins (clarinet)
Julius Drake (piano).