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Proms 2014 Prom 43: Rachmaninov, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

Prom 43: Rachmaninov, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky
Prom 43: Rachmaninov, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky
19:30 Mon 18 Aug 2014 Royal Albert Hall
An all-Russian programme from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner opens with the buzzing energy of Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique and end in the cannon-fire of Tchaikovsky’s ‘1812’ Overture. In between come Rachmaninov’s choral symphony The Bells and Stravinsky’s iconoclastic violin concerto, performed here by soloist Baiba Skride.
An all-Russian programme from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner opens with the buzzing energy of Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique and end in the cannon-fire of Tchaikovsky’s ‘1812’ Overture. In between come Rachmaninov’s choral symphony The Bells and Stravinsky’s iconoclastic violin concerto, performed here by soloist Baiba Skride.

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Tonight’s all-Russian programme opens with the buzzing energy of Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique
and ends in a burst of cannon-fire, bells and brass as Tchaikovsky’s ‘1812’ Overture celebrates the defeat of Napoleon. This musical spectacle is more than matched by Rachmaninov’s choral symphony The Bells, chiming the journey from birth to death.

After making her Proms debut last year with Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto, young Latvian violinist Baiba Skride returns to perform Stravinsky’s neo-Classical Violin Concerto – lively with dance and invention.

 

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