Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Oliver Knussen live at the BBC Proms in music by Henze, Stravinsky and Tippett.
Stravinsky: Concerto for piano and wind instruments
Tippett: Symphony No. 2
Peter Serkin (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen (conductor)
Composer-conductor Oliver Knussen directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Tippett's Symphony No. 2, inspired by the rhythmic energy of a Vivaldi bassline and the first in a series of works by Tippett to be featured at the 2013 BBC Proms in parallel with the Britten centenary.
The celebrated American pianist Peter Serkin makes his Proms debut in Stravinsky's neo-Classical Concerto for piano and winds and compact serialist conceit Movements. Written in memory of his friend Paul Dessau, the late Hans Werner Henze's 1979 Barcarola opens this programme of 20th-century masterpieces.
This Prom will be repeated on Friday 2nd August at 2pm.