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Katie Derham presents the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen. Shostakovich: The Age of Gold Suite; Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor. Lisa Batiashvili (violin).


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

An all-Russian programme, beginning with a four-movement suite taken from the first ballet score that Shostakovich wrote - The Age of Gold. The ballet itself was a failure - unlike the other dance work represented in this evening's concert, Petrushka. It is one of the great 20th-century ballets and its story of a puppet who comes to life elicited a colourful, masterly and hugely influential score from the young Stravinsky. The final music on the programme is by one of Stravinsky's heroes, Tchaikovsky. His special brand of passion, energy and lyricism is a perfect match for the story of Francesca da Rimini - the heroine of a murderous tale from Dante's Divine Comedy.

The relationship between London's Philharmonia Orchestra and Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Esa-Pekka Salonen has deepened and matured in the three seasons that they've been together. They bring the fruits of this relationship to the Proms, including Shostakovich's 1st Violin Concerto with former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Lisa Batiashvili as soloist.

Shostakovich: The Age of Gold - Suite
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 19th August 2011 at 2.20pm.

1 hour, 5 minutes

Last on

Wed 17 Aug 2011 19:30

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Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Age of gold - suite from the ballet Op.22a

    Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Concerto no. 1 in A minor Op.77 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Performer: Lisa Batiashvili - Violin Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra


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