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Proms 2012 Prom 43: Delius, Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky

Prom 43: Delius, Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky
19:00 Tue 14 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Charles Dutoit conducts Saint-Saëns’s bristling Piano Concerto No. 2, Delius’s view of nocturnal Paris and Tchaikovsky’s Fateful Fifth.
Charles Dutoit conducts Saint-Saëns’s bristling Piano Concerto No. 2, Delius’s view of nocturnal Paris and Tchaikovsky’s Fateful Fifth.

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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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