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Proms 2017 Prom 71: Stravinsky, Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Prom 71
Prom 71: Stravinsky, Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich
19:00 Wed 6 Sep 2017 Royal Albert Hall
The LPO marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution with Prokofiev’s ‘Mendelssohnian’ First Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11. Stravinsky’s Funeral Song, lost for over a century and rediscovered in 2015, opens the concert.
The LPO marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution with Prokofiev’s ‘Mendelssohnian’ First Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11. Stravinsky’s Funeral Song, lost for over a century and rediscovered in 2015, opens the concert.

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Alina Ibragimova joins Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a Russian themed programme. The Proms pays tribute to the centenary of the Russian Revolution with Prokofiev’s lyrical First Violin Concerto, composed amid the growing turmoil of 1917.

Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11 harks back to another crisis, the failed revolution of 1905; its brooding cinematic landscapes are punctuated by bright flecks of instrumental colour. The concert opens with Stravinsky’s youthful Funeral Song, lost for over a century and given its first modern performance only last year.

Image: Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel