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Proms 2012 Prom 54: Davies, Delius & Shostakovich

Prom 54: Davies, Delius & Shostakovich
19:30 Thu 23 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Tasmin Little has long been a passionate ambassador for Delius’s Violin Concerto; plus a new symphony by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Tasmin Little has long been a passionate ambassador for Delius’s Violin Concerto; plus a new symphony by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

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To celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, the Master of The Queen’s Music has written a one-movement work for orchestra and additional brass sextet, promising ‘a dramatic and virtuoso challenge to all concerned’.

While 1934 saw the birth of Sir Peter, it was also the year in which we lost three key players in Britain’s musical renaissance, Delius not least among them. His Violin Concerto has no more ardent champion than Tasmin Little.

Finally, the symphony often rated Shostakovich’s finest is renewed by tonight’s famously high-voltage Liverpool partnership.

 

Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Stephen Johnson talks about Delius's Violin Concerto.

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