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Dvorak, Martinu, Grieg, Janacek - Part 3

Episode 3 of 3

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Janacek's Ballad of Blanik and Dvorak's Symphony No 8 in G.


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the visiting Czech Philharmonic Orchestra frame their programme with Dvorak's ebullient, life-affirming Carnival Overture and his radiant 8th Symphony. In between, Martinu's 6th Symphony dances with Czech and Moravian folk melodies and rhythms; there's a detour to the Norwegian fjords for Grieg's Piano Concerto with Lars Vogt; and back to the Moravian Janacek whose gentle Ballad of Blanik was inspired by recent Czech independence and the new nation's legendary guardians.

Janácek: The Ballad of Blaník
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major

Lars Vogt, piano
Czech Philhamonic Orchestra
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 7th September at 2.20pm.

1 hour, 20 minutes

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Sun 29 Aug 2010 20:25


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