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Proms 2012 Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
19:30 Wed 15 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Dvořák’s popular ‘New World’ Symphony, written in the USA, plus old- and new-world works by Copland, Ginastera and others.
Dvořák’s popular ‘New World’ Symphony, written in the USA, plus old- and new-world works by Copland, Ginastera and others.

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Music from both American hemispheres features tonight. First the masterpiece through which the Bohemian Dvořák, resident in New York, sought to establish an American musical identity, a symphony exuding nostalgia for his own native woods and fields.

Later comes Copland’s iconic Fanfare and highlights from Ginastera’s best-known score. Joan Tower, whose childhood was spent partly in Bolivia, celebrates ‘women who take risks and are adventurous’, while distinguished Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire returns to the Proms to play one of Villa-Lobos’s most attractive compositions.

 

Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Andrew McGregor talks about Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'.

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