- 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)
- 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.