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Proms 2013 Prom 21: Colin Matthews, Prokofiev & Shostakovich

Prom 21: Colin Matthews, Prokofiev & Shostakovich
Prom 21: Colin Matthews, Prokofiev & Shostakovich
19:00 Mon 29 Jul 2013 Royal Albert Hall
The UK premiere of Colin Matthews’s Turning Point opens the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’s first Prom with Thomas Søndergård. Daniel Hope plays Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, the quicksilver antipode to Shostakovich’s monumental Symphony No. 11, ‘The Year 1905’.
The UK premiere of Colin Matthews’s Turning Point opens the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’s first Prom with Thomas Søndergård. Daniel Hope plays Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, the quicksilver antipode to Shostakovich’s monumental Symphony No. 11, ‘The Year 1905’.

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Thomas Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales return to give the UK premiere of Colin Matthews’s mercurial Turning Point and Daniel Hope is the soloist in the first of two 20th-century Russian masterpieces.

The flinty beauty of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto stands in sharp contrast to the granite heft of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, ‘The Year 1905’, written four years after the death of Joseph Stalin and studded through with revolutionary songs.