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Prom 56: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 01 September 2013

Another chance to hear 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.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall, London

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

First broadcast, August 24th.

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