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Prom 64: Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius & Strauss

A Prom with the LPO conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Bantock: The Witch of Atlas. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3. Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra.

Another chance to hear the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski at the BBC Proms in music by Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius and Richard Strauss. Presented by Christopher Cook from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Louise Fryer

Bantock: The Witch of Atlas
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major

Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter
R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Anika Vavic (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This afternoon's Prom repeat traces the development of the tone-poem in music inspired by Nietzsche, Shelley and the Finnish epic, the Kalevala. The concert opens with Granville Bantock's 1902 tone-poem 'The Witch of Atlas', based on Shelley's eponymous poem. The Serbian-born pianist Anika Vavic joins the LPO, making her Proms debut in Prokofiev's virtuosic Piano Concerto No 3. The second half of the concert starts with Sibelius's dark fantasy 'Pohjola's Daughter', and concludes with the great sunrise of Richard Strauss's thrilling 'Also Sprach Zarathustra'.

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Granville Bantock

    The Witch of Atlas

    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
  • Béla Bartók

    Quartet no. 3 Sz.85

    Ensemble: Escher String Quartet.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Requiem: Libera me

  • Jean Sibelius

    Pohjola's Daughter

    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
  • Richard Strauss

    Also sprach Zarathustra

    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No.3 in C

    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no. 10 in G major Op.14`2 for piano

    Performer: Igor Levit.