With Penny Gore - Another chance to hear the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the BBC Proms with music by Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Prokofiev.
Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'
Wagner, orch. Mottl: Wesendonck-Lieder
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
Anna Caterina Antonacci (soprano)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor)
The Rotterdam Philharmonic's Prom opens with a tale of doomed love in Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet', conducted by the orchestra's charismatic Canadian Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. They are then joined by Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci for Wagner's 'Wesendonck Lieder', a song-cycle written by the composer while he was infatuated with Mathilde Wesendonck, the author of the poems, and the wife of Wagner's patron. The second half of the concert is devoted to Prokofiev's bright and energetic Fifth Symphony in B flat major.
Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.