Proms 2018 winter repeats
23 Jul 2018, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2018 Prom 12: Beethoven, Shostakovich & Rachmaninov

Prom 12
Prom 12: Beethoven, Shostakovich & Rachmaninov
19:00 Mon 23 Jul 2018 Prom 12
Karina Canellakis directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two Russian classics: Rachmaninov’s exhilarating Symphonic Dances and Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto, with Alisa Weilerstein as soloist. Beethoven’s spirited overture Coriolan opens the concert.
Karina Canellakis directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two Russian classics: Rachmaninov’s exhilarating Symphonic Dances and Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto, with Alisa Weilerstein as soloist. Beethoven’s spirited overture Coriolan opens the concert.

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Following her exciting Proms debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra last year, rising young American conductor Karina Canellakis returns to direct the orchestra in two 20th-century Russian masterpieces.

Although composed just three years before his death, Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances pulse with exhilarating rhythmic energy, while Shostakovich’s much-loved First Cello Concerto features Alisa Weilerstein in the solo part originally composed for the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.

Violence and tenderness battle in Beethoven's Coriolan overture and a UK premiere by Andrew Norman completes the programme.

Broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 29 July

Image: Alisa Weilerstein © Harold Hoffman

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