Tuesday 14 August 2012
7.00pm – c9.15pm
Royal Albert Hall

Piano and organ

  • Frederick Delius

    Paris (The Song of a Great City) (22 mins)
    • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Charles Dutoit conductor
  • Camille Saint-Saëns

    Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op 22 (21 mins)
    • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
    • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Charles Dutoit conductor
  • Camille Saint-Saëns

    The Carnival of the Animals – The Swan, transcr. L. Godowsky (3 mins) Encore
    • Benjamin Grosvenor piano
  • INTERVAL
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 5 in E minor (45 mins)
    • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Charles Dutoit conductor

About this event

Charles Dutoit, noted interpreter of French music, begins with the Parisian memories of an Englishman abroad: anniversary composer Frederick Delius was particularly fond of the city and his unfairly neglected nocturne for orchestra has not been heard here since 1984.

Benjamin Grosvenor, who hit the headlines in 2004, aged 11, when he won the keyboard final of BBC Young Musician of the Year, made sensational Proms debut appearances last year. He returns in a Gallic concerto for which he has a special affinity. Finally to St Petersburg for Tchaikovsky’s rousing but equivocal triumph.

 

Discover the Music

Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Stephen Johnson talks about Saint-Saëns's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor.

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