Prom 49: Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bach & Beethoven
Another chance to hear Stephen Hough, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Robin Ticciati at the BBC Proms with music by Mendelssohn, Bach and Beethoven.
Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor
J. S. Bach, orch. George Benjamin: The Art of Fugue - Canon and Fugue
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica'
Stephen Hough (piano)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Robin Ticciati (conductor)
Stephen Hough makes his second Proms appearance this summer with Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1, famously sight-read by Liszt in the Erard piano showroom in Paris in 1831. Under its Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs Beethoven's mighty "Eroica" symphony, described by Berlioz as 'a funeral oration for a great hero'. George Benjamin pays tribute to Bach with orchestrated excerpts from The Art of Fugue.