From the Royal Albert Hall, London, Vassily Petrenko conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Tchaikovsky: Manfred.
BBC PROMS 2010
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Service
An evening of heady romanticism as Byron's tortured hero Manfred takes centre stage in tonight's performance by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Inspired by Lord Byron's dramatic poem, Schumann provided incidental music which captures the story's ghostly, brooding atmosphere, whilst Tchaikovsky wrote a symphony in the style of tone poem, one of his most highly charged and theatrical orchestral works. Guilt, death, religion and temptation are the Byronic themes depicted by both composers in their works, which arguably gave the moody protagonist much more fame than the original poem would have done alone.
The RLPO is joined by Macedonian pianist and former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Simon Trpceski to perform the ever popular piano concerto No 2 by Rachmaninov. At the helm is Liverpool's own adopted hero Vassily Petrenko.
Simon Trpceski (piano)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 21st July at 2pm.
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