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Prom 29 (part 1): Chopin, Franck, Saint-Saens and Casella

BBC Proms, 2014 Season, Prom 29 Episode 1 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

The BBC Philharmonic and their Conductor Laureate, Gianandrea Noseda perform works by Casella, Chopin, Franck and Saint-Saëns. The orchestra is joined by a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.

Casella: Elegia eroica
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

7.30pm Interval

7.50pm
Franck: Symphonic Variations
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ', Op.78

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
David Goode (organ)
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Casella's powerful "Heroic Elegy", dedicated to the "unknown soldier", opens the concert and continues this year's Proms series of works written in the shadow of the First World War. Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Benjamin Grosvenor joins the orchestra for Chopin's lyrical but virtuosic First Piano Concerto and, after the interval, returns as soloist in Franck's Symphonic Variations. Saint-Saëns's thrilling journey from darkness to blazing light, the "Organ" Symphony, closes the programme.

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 14th August at 2pm.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Fri 8 Aug 2014 18:30

Credits

Role Contributor
PerformerBBC Philharmonic