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Proms 2011 Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg & Nielsen

Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg & Nielsen
19:30 Mon 8 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra return to the Proms to play two contrasting symphonies by Sibelius and Nielsen, while critically acclaimed young pianist, Alice Sara Ott, makes her Proms debut in one of the most popular of all piano concertos - Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor.
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra return to the Proms to play two contrasting symphonies by Sibelius and Nielsen, while critically acclaimed young pianist, Alice Sara Ott, makes her Proms debut in one of the most popular of all piano concertos - Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor.

Programme

      • Symphony No 6 in D minor(28 mins)
      • Piano Concerto in A minor(30 mins)
      • Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140 - No. 3 'La Campanella'(5 mins)(encore)
        • interval
        • Symphony No 4 'Inextinguishable'(35 mins)
        • Mountain King Suite - IV. Herdsmaids Dance(4 mins)

    About this event

    Absent from the Proms since 2004, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is back with a new Chief Conductor, no stranger to these shores (as a former Music Director of the CBSO), and a suitably Nordic programme.

    Sibelius claimed to be offering the public 'pure cold water' with music like his magical Sixth Symphony - other composers were, he said, 'engaged in the manufacture of cocktails'.

    Nielsen's Fourth is a more extrovert piece, a celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit from the dark days of the First World War, complete with battling sets of timpani and earth-shattering climaxes.

    Between the two symphonies, critically acclaimed young German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott makes her Proms debut in one of the most popular of all piano concertos.