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Prom 50: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev
19:30 Tue 23 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall
Continuing the Shakespeare theme this season, Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet Overture is the curtain-opener for a concert that also includes Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (with soloist Stephen Hough) and Prokofiev’s Third Symphony.
Continuing the Shakespeare theme this season, Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet Overture is the curtain-opener for a concert that also includes Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (with soloist Stephen Hough) and Prokofiev’s Third Symphony.

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In 1919 Prokofiev started work on his opera The Fiery Angel, a touching love story set against the backdrop of demonic possession. He recast much of the opera’s most impactful music into his Third Symphony. Alexander Vedernikov conducts it here after Stephen Hough plays Rachmaninov’s devilish and ever-entertaining ‘Paganini’ Variations, and the final instalment of fellow Russian Tchaikovsky’s three Shakespeare overtures.