Prom 68: Tchaikovsky, Szymanowski, Rachmaninov
A Prom featuring the Oslo Philharmonic under Vasily Petrenko. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1. Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1 (soloist: Baiba Skride). Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances.
The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko at the 2013 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, play Tchaikovsky's First Symphony, Szymanowski's First Violin Concerto (with Baiba Skride as soloist) and Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances.
Presented by Andrew McGregor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, 'Winter Daydreams'
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No1
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
Baiba Skride (violin)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
Proms debut violinist Baiba Skride joins the Oslo Philharmonic and its new Chief Conductor, Vasily Petrenko, to continue the 2013 Proms focus on Polish music in their performance of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 1, an opulent nocturnal fantasy from a composer enchanted by the soundworlds of North Africa and the southern Mediterranean, and inspired by the 'amorous conflagration' of Tadeusz Micinski's poem 'May Night'.
Tchaikovsky's youthful Symphony No 1, 'Winter Daydreams', and Rachmaninov's nostalgic final work, the Symphonic Dances of 1940, frame the concerto in a programme rich with dreams.
First broadcast in September 2013.