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Proms 2015 Prom 5: Haydn, HK Gruber & Stravinsky

Prom 5: Haydn, HK Gruber & Stravinsky
Prom 5: Haydn, HK Gruber & Stravinsky
19:30 Mon 20 Jul 2015 Royal Albert Hall
The BBC Philharmonic’s programme spans more than two centuries, opening with Haydn’s ‘La reine’ Symphony and closing with Stravinsky’s fairy-tale ballet 'Petrushka'. Selected pieces will be broadcast on BBC Four on Thursday 6 August.
The BBC Philharmonic’s programme spans more than two centuries, opening with Haydn’s ‘La reine’ Symphony and closing with Stravinsky’s fairy-tale ballet 'Petrushka'. Selected pieces will be broadcast on BBC Four on Thursday 6 August.

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Petrushka, with its bustling Shrovetide fair and colourful carnival characters, launches a week dominated by the music of Stravinsky. All three of the composer’s great scores for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes are performed this season – bright, folkloric textures gradually giving way to new musical brutality. Haydn’s ‘Paris’ Symphony set the City of Light talking over a century earlier. The second movement of ‘La reine’ (The Queen) shares Stravinsky’s sophisticated approach to folk music, while Viennese maverick HK Gruber’s into the open … echoes the ballet’s vivid scoring with instruments from Thailand, Africa and South America. Former BBC Young Musician of the Year Colin Currie joins the BBC Philharmonic under its Principal Guest Conductor John Storgårds.