Tuesday 19 July 2011
7.00pm – c9.00pm
Royal Albert Hall

Classical for starters

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Oberon - overture (9 mins)
    • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
    • Myung-Whun Chung conductor
  • Johannes Brahms

    Concerto in A minor for Violin and Cello (Double Concerto) (32 mins)
    • Renaud Capuçon violin
    • Gautier Capuçon cello
    • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
    • Myung-Whun Chung conductor
  • Halvorsen

    Passacaglia in G minor on a Theme by Handel (4 mins) (encore)
    • Renaud Capuçon violin
    • Gautier Capuçon cello
  • INTERVAL
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Le sacre du printemps (33 mins)
    • Myung-Whun Chung conductor
    • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
  • Bizet

    Carmen, Suite No. 1 (4 mins) No. 6 Les Toreadors (encore)
    • Myung-Whun Chung conductor
    • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

About this event

In the first half of his second Prom Myung-Whun Chung pairs works by German Romantics from opposite ends of the 19th century, including the meltingly beautiful Brahms Double Concerto with Renaud and Gautier Capuçon.

After the interval comes a piece with French connections which swept away that old order. A sensational succès de scandale in 1913 for Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes, The Rite of Spring not only prompted the most famous riot in musical history but sounds sensational still, rediscovering rhythm as music's primal driving force.

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