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Strauss

BBC Proms, 2012 Season, Prom 34 Episode 2 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Schubert's Unfinished 8th Symphony and Strauss's thrilling Ein Heldenleben frame the witty Piano Concerto by Richard Dubugnon. The Labeque sisters are the soloists and Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Making a welcome return to the Proms following their three appearances in 2009, Katia and Marielle Labeque perform a dramatic piece designed to bring out their contrasting personalities. The Battlefield Concerto was specially written for them by French-Swiss composer and double bassist Richard Dubugnon - who was inspired by the painting The Battle of San Romano by the Florentine artist Paolo Uccello (1397-1475).

Semyon Bychkov also conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two great classics - the most famous of all unfinished symphonies, and the glorious autobiography (with battle scene) of a composer who lived long in difficult times - A Hero's Life.

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 20th August at 2pm.

Release date:

1 hour, 5 minutes

Last on

Wed 8 Aug 2012 20:55