Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Louise Fryer
Marin Alsop & the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra with music from both American hemispheres, including Dvorák's ever-popular New World Symphony and works by Villa-Lobos, Joan Tower and Ginastera.
Music from America North and South features tonight. First the masterpiece through which the Bohemian Dvorák, resident in New York, sought to establish an American musical identity, a symphony exuding nostalgia for his own native woods and fields.
Later comes Copland's iconic Fanfare and highlights from Ginastera's best-known score. Joan Tower, whose childhood was spent partly in Bolivia, celebrates 'women who take risks and are adventurous', while distinguished Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire returns to the Proms to play one of Villa-Lobos's most attractive compositions.
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World'
Nelson Freire (piano)
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 30 August at 2.00pm.