Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Prom 34: Strauss, Mozart and Nielsen

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård recorded last week at the BBC Proms with music by Richard Strauss, including his Burleske with pianist Francesco Piemontesi, and Nielsen's Fifth Symphony.

Presented by Christopher Cook at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op 24
Richard Strauss: Burleske

Mozart: Rondo in A major for piano and orchestra, K386
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Søndergård (conductor)

In the first of his two concerts with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård directs Nielsen's Fifth Symphony, shaped by the conflicts and oppositions of the First World War and touching on a bleak nostalgia that is also at the core of Strauss's tone poem Death and Transfiguration - a musical dramatisation of the roaming thoughts of a dying artist. Profundity is balanced by virtuosity in the 'complicated nonsense' of Strauss's youthful Burleske and Mozart's sunny Rondo in A major, both featuring former New Generation Artist Francesco Piemontesi.

First broadcast 11th August 2014.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 19 Aug 2014 14:00