BBC PROMS 2011
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Service
The young French pianist, David Fray, makes his Proms debut playing a grandly imposing Mozart concerto, and Jaap Van Zweden conducts Bruckner's Eighth Symphony - a momentous musical journey from darkness to life.
Tonight's conductor, Jaap van Zweden, was the youngest ever concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and in that role played almost all the Bruckner symphonies under some of the greatest Bruckner interpreters. Now the conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, he has been recording his own critically-acclaimed cycle of the Bruckner symphonies.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor
David Fray (piano)
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 1 September at 2.30pm.