Presented by Andrew McGregor, from the Royal Albert Hall. Valery Gergiev conducts the LSO and Chorus, and members of his Mariinsky Theatre in Scriabin's massive First Symphony.
BBC Proms 2010
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor
Valery Gergiev and the LSO perform the scintillating ballet score that Stravinsky wrote one hundred years ago for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Based on the Russian folk tale of the exotic Firebird imprisoned by the evil magician Kashchey, the work made him famous overnight. Scriabin too was nothing if not ambitious: he began his symphonic output with a massive work in six movements, complete with a choral finale in praise of art and including two solo vocal roles, taken tonight by members of Gergiev's Mariinsky Theatre.
Scriabin: Symphony No. 1 in E major
Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano)
Sergei Skorokhodov (tenor)
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev (conductor)
This Prom is repeated on Monday 23rd August at 2pm.
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