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Prom 16 (part 2): Elgar, Bantock, Walton and Tchaikovsky

Episode 2 of 2

Jac van Steen conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Walton: Henry V - Touch Her Soft Lips and Part; Death of Falstaff. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F minor.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Jac van Steen launch the Proms Tchaikovsky cycle, and cellist Raphael Wallfisch celebrates his 60th birthday with Bantock's Sapphic Poem.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Elgar: Falstaff
Bantock: Sapphic Poem

8.20pm Interval

8.40pm
Walton: Henry V - Touch Her Soft Lips and Part; Death of Falstaff
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen (conductor)

The baleful fanfare of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony heralds the BBC Proms complete cycle of his symphonies. For conductor Jac van Steen, it's a realisation of extreme opposites, and overcoming the contrasts: "The first movement is born out of the chaos that is an inevitable part of this process, it is concerned with darkness and fate, leading to a euphoric finale, where the energy turns to light and joy". Celebrating his 60th birthday this year, Raphael Wallfisch is the soloist in the Proms premiere of Granville Bantock's Sapphic Poem, launching the Proms focus on the composer this summer. Rich, lyrical and lushly orchestrated, it is framed by two very different portraits of Sir John Falstaff by Edward Elgar and William Walton.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Wed 24 Jul 2013 20:40

Music Played

  • William Walton

    Henry V - Touch her soft lips and part; Death of Falstaff

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No.4 in F Minor, Op.36

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