Proms 2020
9 Sep 2020, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2020 Live Paavo Järvi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Prom 13
Paavo Järvi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra
19:30 Wed 9 Sep 2020 Royal Albert Hall
Benjamin Grosvenor performs Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Paavo Järvi, bookended by Ravel’s neo-Baroque masterpiece Le tombeau de Couperin and Mozart’s titanic Symphony No. 41. Watch on iPlayer at 7.30pm
Benjamin Grosvenor performs Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Paavo Järvi, bookended by Ravel’s neo-Baroque masterpiece Le tombeau de Couperin and Mozart’s titanic Symphony No. 41. Watch on iPlayer at 7.30pm

Change of conductor

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen is no longer able to appear with the Philharmonia Orchestra on Wednesday 9 September due to the recent extension of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions in Finland. Conductor Paavo Jarvi will now appear with the Philharmonia Orchestra, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, and trumpeter Jason Evans at the Royal Albert Hall.

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The sophisticated, transfigured Baroque dances of Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin offset Shostakovich’s boisterous Piano Concerto No. 1, with its cheeky sprinkling of quotations from Classical giants Beethoven and Haydn among others.

These two works of neo-Baroque and neo-Classical influences are followed by Mozart’s final symphony, the ‘Jupiter’, a high point of the ‘true’ Classical-period canon. Nicknamed posthumously for its majestic first movement and epic finale, the work is a summation of Mozart’s symphonic output with its unique blend of grandeur and subtlety.

It will not be possible to have an audience at the Royal Albert Hall.

Live on BBC Radio 3 & live-streamed to BBC iPlayer

Image: Benjamin Grosvenor © Patrick Allen/Opera Omnia