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Prokofiev

BBC Proms, 2011 Season, Prom 43 Episode 3 of 3

Duration:
1 hour, 10 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 16 August 2011

BBC PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Andrew Litton and the RPO perform a programme by composers who have something, or someone, in common: Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky. Copland's Fanfare was later incorporated into his Third Symphony, written for the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, which also commissioned Bartók at a time when he found himself in grave financial difficulty. Tonight, Yuja Wang makes her Proms debut in his fiendishly difficult Concerto No 2. Koussevitzky also championed Barber's music in the 1940s, and the original version of Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony was commissioned for the BSO's 50th anniversary and premiered under him.

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 4 (revised version, 1947)

Yuja Wang (piano)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 18th August at 2.15pm.

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