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Prom 64 (part 1): Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius & Strauss

BBC Proms, 2013 Season, Prom 64 Episode 1 of 2

50 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 30 August 2013

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Christopher Cook

London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski live at the BBC Proms in music by Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius and Richard Strauss.

Bantock: The Witch of Atlas
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major

8:20pm Interval

Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter
R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Anika Vavic (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Tonight's Prom traces the development of the tone-poem in music inspired by Nietzsche, Shelley and the Finnish epic, the Kalevala. The concert opens with Granville Bantock's 1902 tone-poem 'The Witch of Atlas', based on Shelley's eponymous poem. The Serbian-born pianist Anika Vavic joins the LPO, making her Proms debut in Prokofiev's virtuosic Piano Concerto No 3. The second half of the concert starts with Sibelius's dark fantasy 'Pohjola's Daughter', and concludes with the great sunrise of Richard Strauss's thrilling 'Also sprach Zarathustra'.

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 5th September at 2pm.


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