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Proms 2013 Prom 71: Górecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky

Prom 71: Górecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky
Prom 71: Górecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky
19:30 Wed 4 Sep 2013 Royal Albert Hall
A series of musical farewells as Osmo Vänskä conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s turbulent ‘Pathétique’ Symphony, Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs and Anthony Payne’s orchestration of Vaughan Williams’s Four Last Songs.
A series of musical farewells as Osmo Vänskä conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s turbulent ‘Pathétique’ Symphony, Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs and Anthony Payne’s orchestration of Vaughan Williams’s Four Last Songs.

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A series of farewells as Osmo Vänskä conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme concluding the season’s focus on Polish music and premiering Anthony Payne’s orchestration of Vaughan Williams’s Four Last Songs.

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Ruby Hughes and Jennifer Johnston are the soloists, Hughes singing the three Polish texts of Henryk Górecki’s ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’, Johnston singing Procris, Menelaus, Tired and Hands, Eyes and Heart in the Vaughan Williams.

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’ is the penultimate instalment of this summer’s cycle of his symphonies.

Watch and listen to more music by Tchaikovsky at the Proms.