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Bliss, Bax, Sibelius, Parry - Part 2

BBC Proms, 2010 Season, Prom 68 Episode 2 of 2

1 hour, 10 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 05 September 2010


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

To complete Henry Wood day, the Ulster Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor Paul Watkins perform music either premiered by or closely associated with Sir Henry Wood, founder conductor of the Proms.

There is inevitably a strong English flavour to the programme with works by Arthur Bliss, Arnold Bax and Hubert Parry. An English composer forgotten now, but who gained recognition in her day, is Dorothy Howell, whose symphonic poem 'Lamia' was given its first performance at a Henry Wood Prom in 1919.

The other works from Russia and Finland were all given their UK premiere performances by Henry Wood - including Rachmaninov's expansive First Piano Concerto, played tonight by soloist Steven Osborne.

Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Parry: Symphonic Variations
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin - Waltz and Polonaise

Steven Osborne (piano)
Ulster Orchestra
Paul Watkins (conductor).


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