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Prom 56 (part 1): Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

BBC Proms, 2013 Season, Prom 56 Episode 1 of 2

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 24 August 2013

The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, conducted by Philippe Jordan, play Wagner's Rienzi, Shostakovich's 5th Symphony and Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Live from the Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Wagner: Rienzi - Overture
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

8:15pm Interval

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Philippe Jordan (conductor)

Founded by Claudio Abbado in 1986, the pan-European Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester remains one of the most musically exciting and technically polished youth orchestras in the world. Tonight, Philippe Jordan directs the GMJO in the overture to Wagner's Rienzi and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, written in an atmosphere of intense scrutiny and artistic repression, after the public denouncement of his opera The Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. Ravel's jazz-inflected Piano Concerto in G major completes the programme, with the flamboyant French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet as the soloist.

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 1st September at 2pm.


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