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Proms 2013 Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik

Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik
Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik
19:30 Fri 23 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Antoni Witt and the Warsaw Philharmonic make their BBC Proms debut with Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, Andrzej Panufnik’s Lullaby and Tragic Overture and Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony. Alexander Melnikov is the soloist in Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Antoni Witt and the Warsaw Philharmonic make their BBC Proms debut with Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, Andrzej Panufnik’s Lullaby and Tragic Overture and Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony. Alexander Melnikov is the soloist in Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra make their Proms debuts as the festival continues its focus on Polish music during Lutosławski’s centenary year. Written for the Warsaw Philharmonic in 1954, Lutosławski’s virtuosic folk-inflected Concerto for Orchestra creates a unique sound-world.

Lauded for his recording of Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues, pianist Alexander Melnikov is the soloist in the composer’s buoyant Piano Concerto No. 2. Andrzej Panufnik’s Tragic Overture and Lullaby and Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony paint a vivid picture of two nations in parallel periods of anxiety.

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