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Proms 2019 Prom 19: Strauss, Schumann & MacMillan

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Prom 19: Strauss, Schumann & MacMillan
19:30 Fri 2 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall

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‘I always wanted a great bravura piece by him,’ wrote Clara Schumann of her husband. Her hope was answered in Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto a work whose broad, symphonic scope explores and tests the relationship between soloist and orchestra.

Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov joins the BBC Scottish SO and its Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard for a programme that also includes the sweeping drama of Strauss’s tone-poem Also sprach Zarathustra, with its memorable opening sunrise (heard on the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey) and the violence and compassion of Sir James MacMillan’s early masterpiece The Confession of Isobel Gowdie, inspired by the execution of a 17th-century ‘witch’ and premiered at the Proms in 1990.

Approx. end time: 21:45

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Image: Alexandra Melnikov © Julien Mignot

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