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Proms 2017 Prom 70: Missy Mazzoli, Bartók and Dvořák

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Prom 70: Missy Mazzoli, Bartók and Dvořák
19:30 Tue 5 Sep 2017 Royal Albert Hall
American pianist Jeremy Denk joins Karina Canellakis and the BBC SO for Bartók’s ferociously brilliant Second Piano Concerto – a contrast to the pastoral beauty of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. The concert opens with Missy Mazzoli’s mesmeric Sinfonia.
American pianist Jeremy Denk joins Karina Canellakis and the BBC SO for Bartók’s ferociously brilliant Second Piano Concerto – a contrast to the pastoral beauty of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. The concert opens with Missy Mazzoli’s mesmeric Sinfonia.

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Following her recent UK debut, American conductor Karina Canellakis now makes her first visit to the Proms, joining the BBC Symphony Orchestra and fellow American Jeremy Denk for Bartók’s ferociously brilliant Second Piano Concerto.

Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, by contrast, is a work of genial lyricism. ‘Melodies simply pour out of me,’ wrote the composer, and the result is a pastoral symphony in all but name.

The concert opens with the European premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s mesmeric Sinfonia – music ‘in the shape of the solar system’ that weaves and coils itself in a sequence of pulsing loops.

Broadcast on BBC Four, 8 September

Image: Karina Canellakis © Todd Rosenberg

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