Prom 30 (part 1): Borodin, Prokofiev, Edward Cowie & Tchaikovsky
The BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda, live at the BBC Proms, perform works by Borodin, Prokofiev, Edward Cowie and Tchaikovsky.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Katie Derham
Borodin: Overture and Polovtsian Dances from 'Prince Igor'
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2
Edward Cowie: Earth Music 1: The Great Barrier Reef (BBC commission: world premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2 in C minor, 'Little Russian'
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
Borodin's overture to 'Prince Igor' opens a programme celebrating the 70th birthday of composer Edward Cowie and the close musical relationship between the BBC Philharmonic, their Conductor Laureate Gianandrea Noseda and pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Bavouzet plays Prokofiev's brilliant Second Piano Concerto, its original score destroyed in the Russian Revolution and revised by the composer in Paris in 1923. The fragile beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is the subject of Edward Cowie's Earth Music 1, while the 'Little Russian' continues the season's Tchaikovsky symphony cycle.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm.