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Proms 2015 Prom 14: Prokofiev – the piano concertos

Prom 14: Prokofiev – the piano concertos
Prom 14: Prokofiev – the piano concertos
19:00 Tue 28 Jul 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Valery Gergiev conducts a monumental programme of all five piano concertos by Prokofiev. Three of today’s leading Russian pianists – Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan and Alexei Volodin – share the challenge.
Valery Gergiev conducts a monumental programme of all five piano concertos by Prokofiev. Three of today’s leading Russian pianists – Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan and Alexei Volodin – share the challenge.

Programme

      • Piano Concerto No 1 in D flat major(16 mins)
      • Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor(30 mins)
        • interval
        • Piano Concerto No 3 in C major(27 mins)
          • interval
          • Piano Concerto No 4 in B flat major(25 mins)
          • Piano Concerto No 5 in G major(23 mins)

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      About this event

      All five Prokofiev piano concertos in one concert – it’s a feat conductor Valery Gergiev achieved in 2012 at the Mariinsky and now brings to the Proms, along with three of his original pianists. It’s a rare opportunity to hear three international soloists back-to-back, to compare styles and approaches, as well as to explore the composer’s later, lesser-known concertos with their newly expressive tenderness. Daniil Trifonov, the prodigious young winner of the Tchaikovsky and Chopin competitions, shares the bill with his teacher Sergei Babayan, while Alexei Volodin tackles the rarely heard Fourth, commissioned, like Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, by the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein.

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