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Proms 2017 Prom 17: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

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Prom 17: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique
19:30 Thu 27 Jul 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Life and death collide in a Prom that explores what lies beyond human existence. Tchaikovsky’s passionate final symphony dares to face death with hope, while Mark Simpson’s critically acclaimed The Immortal takes inspiration from Victorian seances.
Life and death collide in a Prom that explores what lies beyond human existence. Tchaikovsky’s passionate final symphony dares to face death with hope, while Mark Simpson’s critically acclaimed The Immortal takes inspiration from Victorian seances.

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Life and death collide in a concert that explores what lie beyond the limits of human existence. In his passionate Sixth Symphony, which the composer described as 'the best thing I ever composed or shall compose', Tchaikovsky reimagined what the symphony could be, daring to face death with uncertainty.

The BBC Philharmonic’s Composer in Association and a former BBC Young Musician winner and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Mark Simpson, also looks to the afterlife in his critically acclaimed oratorio The Immortal. Inspired by Victorian seances, he conjures up eerie visions of a world beyond.

Image: Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak

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