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Prom 4 (part 1): World Orchestra for Peace, Valery Gergiev

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, the World Orchestra for Peace under Valery Gergiev. Roxanna Panufnik: Three Paths to Peace. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

In its only UK concert this year, classical supergroup the World Orchestra for Peace returns to the Proms with its conductor Valery Gergiev.

Roxanna Panufnik: Three Paths to Peace (European premiere)
R Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten - symphonic fantasia

8.05pm Interval

8.25pm
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor

World Orchestra for Peace
Valery Gergiev (conductor)

This celebrated orchestra marks Strauss's 150th anniversary with the colourful, fairy-tale soundscapes of his operatic masterpiece Die Frau ohne Schatten. Fantasy gives way to reality in the prescient tragedy of Mahler's Sixth Symphony, the glorious agony of its final movement foreshadowing the composer's own personal heartbreaks.
Roxanna Panufnik's Three Paths to Peace, commissioned by tonight's orchestra, meshes Christian, Jewish and Islamic musical traditions to tell the story of Abraham and Isaac.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 Jul 2014 19:30

Music Played

  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Three Paths to Peace (European premiere)

    Orchestra: World Orchestra for Peace. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Richard Strauss

    Die Frau ohne Schatten - symphonic fantasia

    Orchestra: World Orchestra for Peace. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.

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