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Prom 34 - Schubert, Dubugnon, Strauss

Prom with the BBC SO under Semyon Bychkov. Schubert: Symphony No 8 (Unfinished). Richard Dubugnon: Battlefield Concerto (Katia, Marielle Labeque: pianos). Strauss: Ein Heldenleben.

With Louise Fryer

Schubert's Unfinished 8th Symphony and Strauss's thrilling Ein Heldenleben frame the witty Piano Concerto by Richard Dubugnon. The Labeque sisters are the soloists and Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Making a welcome return to the Proms following their three appearances in 2009, Katia and Marielle Labeque perform a dramatic piece designed to bring out their contrasting personalities. The Battlefield Concerto was specially written for them by French-Swiss composer and double bassist Richard Dubugnon - who was inspired by the painting The Battle of San Romano by the Florentine artist Paolo Uccelo (1397-1475).

Semyon Bychkov also conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two great classics - the most famous of all unfinished symphonies, and the glorious autobiography (with battle scene) of a composer who lived long in difficult times - A Hero's Life.

Presented by Penny Gore

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished'

Richard Dubugnon: Battlefield Concerto (UK Premiere)

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No.8 in B minor 'Unfinished'

  • Richard Dubugnon

    Battlefield Concerto

  • Riff And The Jets

    Jet Song

  • Richard Strauss

    Ein Heldenleben

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