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Prom 53 (part 2): Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Prokofiev

Episode 2 of 2

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

7.45pm Interval

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.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Thu 22 Aug 2013 20:05

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony no. 5 in B flat major Op.100

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Folk Festival


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