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A Prom featuring music by composers linked to conductor Serge Koussevitzky concludes with Andrew Litton leading the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony.


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Andrew Litton and the RPO perform a programme by composers who have something, or someone, in common: Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky. Copland's Fanfare was later incorporated into his Third Symphony, written for the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, which also commissioned Bartók at a time when he found himself in grave financial difficulty. Tonight, Yuja Wang makes her Proms debut in his fiendishly difficult Concerto No 2. Koussevitzky also championed Barber's music in the 1940s, and the original version of Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony was commissioned for the BSO's 50th anniversary and premiered under him.

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 4 (revised version, 1947)

Yuja Wang (piano)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 18th August at 2.15pm.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Tue 16 Aug 2011 21:20

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  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony no. 4 in C major Op.112

    Conductor: Andrew Litton Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


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