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Proms 2019 Prom 57: Mozart, Rachmaninov & Qigang Chen

Prom 57: Mozart & Rachmaninov
Prom 57: Mozart, Rachmaninov & Qigang Chen
11:00 Sun 1 Sep 2019 Royal Albert Hall

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The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Long Yu make their first appearance at the Proms.

They are joined by Eric Lu, winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition, for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with its quasioperatic humour and wistful slow movement.

The programme also includes Chinese composer Qigang Chen’s evocative tone-poem The Five Elements and Rachmaninov’s triptych of Symphonic Dances: a passionate Allegro, an uneasy waltz and, finally, a ferocious dance of death.

Approx. end time: 13.00

Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 6 September

Image: Eric Lu © Janice Carissa

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