Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, from the Royal Albert Hall, London. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner's Prom concludes with Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.
BBC Proms 2010
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the four evocative Sea Interludes from Britten's opera Peter Grimes, the heartrending strings and tolling bell of the Cantus by Arvo Pärt (75 this year) which forms a hypnotic tribute to Britten, and the Fifth Symphony by one of Britten's great friends - a work which brought Shostakovich back into favour with Soviet authorities. Former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in the new concerto by Huw Watkins, who often appears as a pianist with her in recitals.
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Edward Gardner (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 24th August at 2.20pm.
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