13 Aug 2012, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2012 Prom 42: Prokofiev, Neuwirth & Bartók

Prom 42: Prokofiev, Neuwirth & Bartók
19:30 Mon 13 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Two 20th-century classics, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (suite), conducted by Susanna Mälkki.
Two 20th-century classics, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (suite), conducted by Susanna Mälkki.

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Susanna Mälkki returns to the Proms with two genre-defining 20th-century favourites. Revisiting the doomed love of Verona’s most romantic couple, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet effectively revivified the evening-length ballet, just as Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra cemented the potential of an apparently contradictory title.

Between these classics, Lawrence Power joins the Philharmonia Orchestra to tackle the fiendishly difficult solo part in Olga Neuwirth’s recent work for viola and orchestra, comprising five breathtaking, seething, allusion-rich movements.

 

Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Tom Service talks about Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.

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