Tuesday 4 September 2012
7.30pm – c9.45pm
Royal Albert Hall

  • Johannes Brahms

    Tragic Overture (14 mins)
    • Christian Tetzlaff violin
    • St Louis Symphony
    • David Robertson conductor
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto for Violin in D major, Op 61 (40 mins)
    • Christian Tetzlaff violin
    • St Louis Symphony
    • David Robertson conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16 (16 mins)
    • Christian Tetzlaff violin
    • St Louis Symphony
    • David Robertson conductor
  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris (18 mins)
    • Christian Tetzlaff violin
    • St Louis Symphony
    • David Robertson conductor
  • J. S. Bach

    Partita for Solo Violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 (3 mins) Encore
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide - overture (4 mins) Encore

About this event

Accompanied by an acclaimed ensemble appearing at the Proms for the first time, frequent guest Christian Tetzlaff revisits the demanding Beethoven concerto.

David Robertson has devised what might seem an unlikely second-half pairing but Schoenberg and Gershwin, both talented painters and tennis aficionados, became firm friends when relocated to Hollywood.

And we begin with Brahms, whom Schoenberg venerated, here at his most impassioned.

 

Discover the Music

Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Andrew McGregor talks about Gershwin's An American in Paris.

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