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Proms 2019 Prom 58: Tchaikovsky, Janáček, Szymanowski and Linda Catlin Smith

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Prom 58: Tchaikovsky, Janáček, Szymanowski and Linda Catlin Smith
19:30 Sun 1 Sep 2019 Royal Albert Hall

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Folk songs and folk tales run through this programme from the BBC SSO and Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov.

A runaway success at its premiere, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.2 takes a different Ukrainian folk melody as the theme for each of its four movements, including the dizzyingly inventive finale, while a gruesome Czech legend provides the starting point for Janáček’s atmospheric orchestral ballad The Fiddler’s Child.

Szymanowski’s exotic songs based on texts by the 14th-century Persian mystic poet Hafiz and a world premiere by Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith complete the concert.

Approx. end time: 21.30

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Image: Georgia Jarman © Claire McAdams

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