Sunday 26 August 2012
7.30pm – c9.35pm
Royal Albert Hall

Proms on TV

  • Richard Wagner

    Parsifal (20 mins) Prelude (Act 3) and Good Friday Music
    • Daniele Gatti conductor
    • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
  • Alban Berg

    Violin Concerto (25 mins)
    • Frank Peter Zimmermann violin
    • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
    • Daniele Gatti conductor
  • J. S. Bach

    Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (3 mins) Andante (Mvt 3) Encore
    • Daniele Gatti conductor
    • Frank Peter Zimmermann violin
  • INTERVAL
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier – suite (22 mins)
    • Daniele Gatti conductor
    • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
  • Maurice Ravel

    La valse (12 mins)
    • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
    • Daniele Gatti conductor
  • Richard Wagner

    The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – overture (5 mins) Encore
    • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
    • Daniele Gatti conductor

About this event

One of the great youth orchestras is back, and in distinguished company. Daniele Gatti begins with the weighty tread and unmatched radiance of music he has been exploring at Bayreuth. Frank Peter Zimmermann plays one of the 20th century’s most eloquent violin concertos.

Strauss conjures up a bittersweet Vienna of young love, mid-life melancholy and abundant waltz tunes, while Ravel’s apotheosis of that dance form may or may not have been intended as a metaphor for the fate of European civilisation as its unstoppable whirling reaches critical mass.

 

Discover the Music

Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Stephen Johnson talks about Berg's Violin Concerto.

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