Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Rotterdam Philharmonic's Prom under Yannick Nezet-Seguin concludes with Prokofiev's bright and energetic Symphony No 5 in B flat.
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin live at the BBC Proms with music by Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Prokofiev.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'
Wagner, orch. Mottl: Wesendonck-Lieder
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
Anna Caterina Antonacci (soprano)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor)
Tonights Prom features the Rotterdam Philharmonic and opens with a tale of doomed love in Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet', conducted by the orchestra's charismatic Canadian Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. They are then joined by Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci for Wagner's 'Wesendonck Lieder', a song-cycle written by the composer while he was infatuated with Mathilde Wesendonck, the author of the poems, and the wife of Wagner's patron. The second half of the concert is devoted to Prokofiev's bright and energetic Fifth Symphony in B flat major.
An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Thursday 29th August at 2pm.
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