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Hillborg, Mozart

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David Zinman conducts the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. Anders Hillborg: Cold Heat (UK premiere). Mozart: Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat, K595 (soloist - Maria Joao Pires).


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Distinguished international guests, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and David Zinman, present top-flight Viennese classics and a post-minimalist work from Sweden.

Anders Hillborg's Cold Heat leavens high-art finesse with the rampaging pulse and flow of street music. Quite a contrast with the autumnal poise of Mozart's final piano concerto, tonight featuring Maria João Pires, whose Late Night Chopin recital was a highlight of last year's Proms.

After the interval, one of the great pinnacles of Western art music, a work inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution. Beethoven famously struck out the dedication to Napoleon Bonaparte when the latter declared himself Emperor but the heroic musical drama of the 'Eroica' stands for all time.

Anders Hillborg: Cold Heat (UK premiere)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595

Maria João Pires (piano)
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
David Zinman (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 29 August at 2pm.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 27 Aug 2011 19:30

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Music Played

  • Anders Hillborg

    Cold heat for orchestra

    Conductor: David Zinman Performer: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto no. 27 in B flat major K.595 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: David Zinman Performer: Maria-Joao Pires - Piano Performer: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra


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