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Prokofiev: Symphonic Song; Piano Concerto No 5

From the Royal Festival Hall, London, Steven Osborne (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski. Prokofiev: Symphonic Song, Op 57; Piano Concerto No 5.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The London Philharmonic plays Prokofiev, in a festival of his music conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Including his Piano concerto no.5 (with Steven Osborne), and his Symphony no.6.
The music of Prokofiev is championed in this programme by the London Philharmonic forming part of a larger series on the composer, assembled by the orchestra's principal conductor, Vladimir Jurowski. Jurowski has a strong affinity with Prokofiev's music, and feels that his genius as a composer is often overlooked.

Ripe for rediscovery is the extraordinary Symphonic Song, dark and brooding at the outset, followed by brassy outbursts and a triumphant ending. The Fifth Piano concerto is a temperamental but brilliantly accomplished piece, and the Sixth Symphony, written after the end of WWII, is both a commemorative and life-affirming work.

Prokofiev: Symphonic Song, Op.57
Prokofiev: Piano concerto no.5

Steven Osborne (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor Vladimir Jurowski.

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 18 Jan 2012 19:30

Music Played

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra part 1

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Symphonic song Op.57

      Conductor: Vladimir JUROWSKI Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Concerto no. 5 in G major Op.55 for piano and orchestra

      Conductor: Vladimir JUROWSKI Performer: Steven OSBORNE - Piano Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra part 2

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Symphony no. 6 in E flat minor Op.111

      Conductor: Vladimir JUROWSKI Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

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