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Prom 31

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 13 August 2010

With Katie Derham

Sir Andrew Davis returns to the BBC Proms as Conductor Laureate of the BBC Symphony Orchestra with a typically wide-ranging programme of music whose pairings reflect musical homages. 'Mozart always smiled; his music also smiled,' said Messiaen of Mozart - which explains the title of his Mozart tribute Un sourire. That prefaces one of Mozart's most ebullient piano concertos, and the second half of the concert couples one of Brahms's greatest works with a tribute from one of his English admirers. Introduced by Martin Handley.

Messiaen: Un sourire
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453
Parry: Elegy for Brahms
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Louis Lortie (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

Followed by:
Suk: Symphony no.1 in E major
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).



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