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Jonathan Swain presents the finale of Proms 2009 Piano Day. Antheil: Ballet mecanique. Adams: Grand Pianola Music. Bartok: Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion. Stravinsky: Les noces.

Presented by Jonathan Swain.

BBC Proms 2009:

Another chance to hear the grand finale of the Piano Day at the Proms. A plethora of pianists join forces for some of the most striking multiple-keyboard music in the repertoire by Antheil, Adams and Bartok, ending with Stravinsky's visceral portrayal of Russian peasant wedding celebrations.

Tatiana Monogarova (soprano)
Elena Manistina (mezzo-soprano)
Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor)
Kostas Smoriginas (bass)
John Constable, Alissa Firsova, Rolf Hind, Tom Poster, Ashley Wass and Llyr Williams (pianos)
Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips (pianos)
Colin Currie and Sam Walton (percussion)
BBC Singers
Synergy Vocals
London Sinfonietta
Edward Gardner (conductor)

Antheil: Ballet mecanique
John Adams: Grand Pianola Music
Bartok: Sonata for two pianos and percussion
Stravinsky: Les noces (sung in Russian)

BBC Orchestras

Delius: Hiawatha - tone poem
BBC Concert Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)

Judith Bingham: Ghost Towns of the American West
BBC Singers
David Hill (conductor).

3 hours

Last on

Tue 18 Aug 2009 14:00