Friday 30 August 2013
7.30pm – c9.45pm
Royal Albert Hall

Piano and organ

  • Granville Bantock

    The Witch of Atlas (15 mins)
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Vladimir Jurowski conductor
  • Sergey Prokofiev

    Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C major (28 mins)
    • Anika Vavic piano
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Vladimir Jurowski conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Jean Sibelius

    Pohjola's Daughter (14 mins)
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Vladimir Jurowski conductor
  • Richard Strauss

    Also sprach Zarathustra (32 mins)
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Vladimir Jurowski conductor

About this event

Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra trace the development of the tone-poem in works inspired by Nietzsche, Shelley and the Finnish epic, the Kalevala.

Natural and supernatural imagery collide in the great sunrise of Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, the fire and snow of Granville Bantock’s 1902 tone-poem The Witch of Atlas and the rainbows of Sibelius’s fantasy Pohjola’s Daughter. Serbian-born Anika Vavic makes her Proms debut in Prokofiev’s crisp and virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 3, premiered in Chicago in 1921 with the composer at the keyboard.

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