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Prom 21 - Strauss, Walton, Prokofiev

With Penny Gore.

A Prom full of orchestral spectacle and panache. The centrepiece is Prokofiev's patriotic cantata based on music he wrote for Eisenstein's film about the epic struggles of the medieval Russian hero, Alexander Nevsky. Richard Strauss's hero, Don Juan, is less bloodthirsty but every bit as colourful, while Salome is one of Strauss's most seductive heroines. Violinist Midori joins the CBSO and Andris Nelsons for Walton's Concerto - a dramatic and lyrical work that makes huge technical demands on the soloist.

Presented by Rob Cowan

R.Strauss: Don Juan
Walton:Violin Concerto
Prokofiev:Alexander Nevsky - cantata
R.Strauss: Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils

Midori (violin)
Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano)
CBSO Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor).

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 2 Aug 2011 14:00