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17 Jul 2017, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2017 Prom 5: Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich

Prom 5
Prom 5: Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich
19:30 Mon 17 Jul 2017 Royal Albert Hall
A concert of emotional extremes opens with Sibelius’s tempestuous Symphony No. 7 and closes with the horror of Shostakovich’s Stalin-inspired Symphony No. 10. Exciting young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov performs Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto.
A concert of emotional extremes opens with Sibelius’s tempestuous Symphony No. 7 and closes with the horror of Shostakovich’s Stalin-inspired Symphony No. 10. Exciting young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov performs Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto.

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BBC National Orchestra of Wales makes its first Proms appearance of the season, with Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård, in a programme of big themes and even bigger melodies.

Sibelius's single-movement Seventh Symphony compresses all the intensity of a conventional symphony into around 20 minutes. That intensity only builds with the tempestuous extremes of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, the first in our cycle of the composer’s complete piano concertos, and the visceral rage of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, a horrifying portrait of life in Stalin’s Russia.

Brilliant young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, who made an exciting Proms debut in Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto last year, returns as soloist.

Tickets for this concert are now very limited. However if you are still looking for a fix of Shostakovich and Sibelius, why not try Prom 33 on Thursday 10 August, when the BBC Philharmonic plays Sibelius’s Karelia Suite alongside excerpts from Grieg’s Peer Gynt. See below for more details.

Image: Behzod Abduraimov © Nissar Abdourazakov

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