28 Aug 2016, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2016 Prom 57

Prom 57
Prom 57: Thomas Larcher, Wagner and Richard Strauss
19:30 Sun 28 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall
The UK premiere of Thomas Larcher’s Symphony No. 2 opens this BBC Symphony Orchestra Prom, before performances of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Strauss’s epic Alpine Symphony. Semyon Bychkov conducts.
The UK premiere of Thomas Larcher’s Symphony No. 2 opens this BBC Symphony Orchestra Prom, before performances of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Strauss’s epic Alpine Symphony. Semyon Bychkov conducts.

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An Alpine Symphony combines the tunefulness, richness of orchestration and sheer unadulterated beauty of Richard Strauss’s character-based tonepoems with what is probably his most impressive piece of musical architecture.

Whether depicting a bracing mountain climb or the slow formation of the mountain range itself, the work has a magnificence all of its own, particularly when resounding through the Royal Albert Hall. The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Semyon Bychkov scales its heights here, after Wagner’s unalloyed love songs for Mathilde Wesendonck and the first UK performance of Thomas Larcher’s Symphony No. 2.

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