Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, a Prom featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Thomas Sondergard. Strauss: Tod und Verklarung, Op 24; Burleske.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Christopher Cook
BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård live at the BBC Proms with music by Richard Strauss, including his Burleske with pianist Francesco Piemontesi, and Nielsen's Fifth Symphony.
Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op 24
Richard Strauss: Burleske
Mozart: Rondo in A major for piano and orchestra, K386
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5
Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Søndergård (conductor)
In the first of his two concerts with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård directs Nielsen's Fifth Symphony, shaped by the conflicts and oppositions of the First World War and touching on a bleak nostalgia that is also at the core of Strauss's tone poem Death and Transfiguration - a musical dramatisation of the roaming thoughts of a dying artist. Profundity is balanced by virtuosity in the 'complicated nonsense' of Strauss's youthful Burleske and Mozart's sunny Rondo in A major, both featuring former New Generation Artist Francesco Piemontesi.
Prom 34 repeat Tuesday 19th August 1400-1630.
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