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