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Prom 33 - Sibelius, Grieg, Nielsen

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 12 August 2011

With Jonathan Swain

Proms Repeat: the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra return to the Proms for the first time since 2004, this year with their new Chief Conductor, Sakari Oramo.

First in the programme is Sibelius's magical Sixth Symphony, which the composer claimed would offer the public 'pure cold water' rather than the 'cocktails' composed by his contemporaries. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra perform a contrasting symphony at the end of their Prom: Nielsen's extrovert Fourth Symphony, which emerged from the dark days of the First World War.

Between these two symphonies, the critically-acclaimed young German-Japanese pianist, Alice Sara Ott, makes her Proms debut playing the ever popular Piano Concerto in A minor by Grieg.

Presented by Katie Derham

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 6 in D minor

    Performer: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Condcutor: Sakari Oramo

  • Image for Edvard Grieg

    Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott (piano) Performer: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sakari Oramo

  • Image for Carl Nielsen

    Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 4, 'Inextinguishable'

    Performer: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sakari Oramo

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn Quartet for Strings Op.76'1 in G major

    Performer: Belcea String Quartet

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