Prom 29 (part 1): Chopin, Franck, Saint-Saens and Casella
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
Franck: Symphonic Variations
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ', Op.78
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
David Goode (organ)
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.