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Proms 2019 Prom 17: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – 2

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Prom 17: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – 2
19:30 Wed 31 Jul 2019 Royal Albert Hall
This second concert by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra pairs Sibelius’s tempestuous First Symphony with the deeply felt emotions of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto, closing with Strauss’s waltz-filled Der Rosenkavalier suite.
This second concert by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra pairs Sibelius’s tempestuous First Symphony with the deeply felt emotions of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto, closing with Strauss’s waltz-filled Der Rosenkavalier suite.

Please note the change of conductor and soloist.

Programme

      • Symphony No 1 in E minor(38 mins)Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1903
        • interval
        • Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor(26 mins)Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1936
        • Der Rosenkavalier – suite(24 mins)

    About This Event

    The second concert from Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood.

    A passionate champion of new music, Wood gave the UK premieres of many major works featured this season, including both Sibelius’s turbulent Symphony No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto – played here by Gil Shaham – whose initial simplicity and directness give way to spiky virtuosity in the finale.

    The concert closes in Vienna, with the waltz-filled and lushly orchestrated suite from Richard Strauss’s popular opera Der Rosenkavalier.

    Approx. end time: 21:45

    Please note the change of conductor and soloist.

    Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 30 August

    Image: Yannick Nézet Séguin © Hans van der Woerd