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Proms 2011 Prom 53: Stravinsky, Ravel & Tchaikovsky

Prom 53: Stravinsky, Ravel & Tchaikovsky
19:00 Wed 24 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall
A great youth orchestra and a distinguished and much-loved conductor return.
A great youth orchestra and a distinguished and much-loved conductor return.

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A great youth orchestra and a distinguished and much-loved conductor. The programme begins with Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, partly inspired by newsreel footage of the Second World War.

A long standing favourite of Sir Colin's, it is a work he first conducted at the Proms all of 50 years ago. The biggest piece is Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony, in which the composer grapples with a malign Fate and, in his coruscating finale, makes use of a well-known Russian folk song. Before the interval, Ravel's exotic, ambiguous Shéhérazade is sung by Susan Graham, a supreme interpreter of the cycle.