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Prokofiev: Symphonic Song; Piano Concerto No 5

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 January 2012

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The London Philharmonic plays Prokofiev, in a festival of his music conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Including his Piano concerto no.5 (with Steven Osborne), and his Symphony no.6.
The music of Prokofiev is championed in this programme by the London Philharmonic forming part of a larger series on the composer, assembled by the orchestra's principal conductor, Vladimir Jurowski. Jurowski has a strong affinity with Prokofiev's music, and feels that his genius as a composer is often overlooked.

Ripe for rediscovery is the extraordinary Symphonic Song, dark and brooding at the outset, followed by brassy outbursts and a triumphant ending. The Fifth Piano concerto is a temperamental but brilliantly accomplished piece, and the Sixth Symphony, written after the end of WWII, is both a commemorative and life-affirming work.

Prokofiev: Symphonic Song, Op.57
Prokofiev: Piano concerto no.5

Steven Osborne (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor Vladimir Jurowski.

Music Played

3 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra part 1

    • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

      Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Symphonic song Op.57

      Conductor: Vladimir JUROWSKI Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

      Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Concerto no. 5 in G major Op.55 for piano and orchestra

      Conductor: Vladimir JUROWSKI Performer: Steven OSBORNE - Piano Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra part 2

    • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

      Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Symphony no. 6 in E flat minor Op.111

      Conductor: Vladimir JUROWSKI Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra


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