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Prom 55 (part 2): Lutoslawski, Shostakovich & Panufnik

Episode 2 of 2

The conclusion of a Prom in which Antoni Wit conducts the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Panufnik: Tragic Overture; Lullaby. Shostakovich: Symphony No 6 in B minor.

Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra play Lutoslawski and Panufnik, with Alexander Melnikov in Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major

8.30pm Interval

Panufnik: Tragic Overture
Panufnik: Lullaby
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 in B minor

Alexander Melnikov (piano)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Antoni Wit (conductor)

Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra make their Proms debuts as the festival continues its focus on Polish music during Lutoslawski's centenary year.
Written for the Warsaw Philharmonic in 1954, Lutoslawski's virtuosic folk-inflected Concerto for Orchestra creates a unique sound-world.
Lauded for his recording of Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues, pianist Alexander Melnikov is the soloist in the composer's buoyant Piano Concerto No. 2.
Andrzej Panufnik's Tragic Overture and Lullaby and Shostakovich's Sixth Symphony paint a vivid picture of two nations in parallel periods of anxiety.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Friday 30th August at 2pm.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Aug 2013 20:50

Music Played

  • Andrzej Panufnik

    Tragic overture (Uwertura tragiczna) for orchestra

  • Andrzej Panufnik


  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.54


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