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Prom 49 (part 1): Russian Fairy Tales

BBC Proms, 2014, Prom 49 Episode 1 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo live at the BBC Proms. Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, atmospheric Szymanowski songs & Ravel's Mother Goose Suite.

Princes, princesses, sailors, a sultan, Tom Thumb and the Sleeping Beauty form some of the cast of this concert based around story-telling. The BBC Symphony Orchestra is joined by soprano Anu Komsi for Szymanowski's Songs of a Fairytale Princess, and Jukka Tiensuu's Voice Verser, a virtuosic challenge for its singer. In Ravel's Mother Goose and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade it's the orchestra that turns storyteller.

Ravel: Mother Goose - Suite
Jukka Tiensuu: Voice verser (UK premiere)

20.20pm Interval

Szymanowski: Songs of a Fairytale Princess (with three additional songs orchestrated by Sakari Oramo - UK premiere)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Anu Komsi (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 5th September at 2pm.

Release date:

2 hours, 45 minutes

Last on

Sat 23 Aug 2014 19:30


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