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Proms 2012 Prom 57: Wagner, Berg, R. Strauss & Ravel

Prom 57: Wagner, Berg, R. Strauss & Ravel
19:30 Sun 26 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Wagner’s 'Prelude' and 'Good Friday Music' from Parsifal and Berg’s Violin Concerto preface waltz-inspired works by Strauss and Ravel.
Wagner’s 'Prelude' and 'Good Friday Music' from Parsifal and Berg’s Violin Concerto preface waltz-inspired works by Strauss and Ravel.

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One of the great youth orchestras is back, and in distinguished company. Daniele Gatti begins with the weighty tread and unmatched radiance of music he has been exploring at Bayreuth. Frank Peter Zimmermann plays one of the 20th century’s most eloquent violin concertos.

Strauss conjures up a bittersweet Vienna of young love, mid-life melancholy and abundant waltz tunes, while Ravel’s apotheosis of that dance form may or may not have been intended as a metaphor for the fate of European civilisation as its unstoppable whirling reaches critical mass.

 

Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Stephen Johnson talks about Berg's Violin Concerto.