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Prokofiev, Strauss

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From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Andris Nelsons conducts the CBSO. Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky. Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome).

BBC PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

A Prom full of orchestral spectacle and panache. The centrepiece is Prokofiev's patriotic cantata based on music he wrote for Eisenstein's film about the epic struggles of the medieval Russian hero, Alexander Nevsky. Richard Strauss's hero, Don Juan, is less bloodthirsty but every bit as colourful, while Salome is one of Strauss's most seductive heroines. Violinist Midori joins the CBSO and Andris Nelsons for Walton's Concerto - a dramatic and lyrical work that makes huge technical demands on the soloist.

Prokofiev:Alexander Nevsky - cantata
R.Strauss: Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils

Midori (violin)
Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano)
CBSO Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 2nd August at 2pm.

1 hour, 20 minutes

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Sat 30 Jul 2011 20:50

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Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Alexander Nevsky - cantata Op.78 for contralto, chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: Andris Nelsons Performer: City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus Performer: Nadezhda Serdiuk - Mezzo-soprano Performer: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

  • Richard Strauss

    Salome - opera in 1 act Op.54 [1903-5]

    Conductor: Andris Nelsons Performer: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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