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Prom 39 (part 1): Strauss, Rameau, Mozart and Bernard Rands

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Markus Stenz. Rameau: Suite (Les Indes galantes). Bernard Rands: Piano Concerto (soloist: Jonathan Biss).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Markus Stenz conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in an eclectic mix of music climaxing with Strauss's heroic tone poem Ein Heldenleben

Rameau: Les Indes galantes - suite

Bernard Rands: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (UK premiere)

8.20pm Interval

8.40pm
Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K16

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Jonathan Biss (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Markus Stenz (conductor)

Markus Stenz is a conductor with a far-reaching and wide-ranging musical appetite. Tonight's Prom embodies his searching musical personality as he conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in an eclectic mix of music ranging from the early 18th century to the present day.

The first half juxtaposes music from a master of the French baroque, Rameau's Les Indes galantes, with a colourful work by the Anglo-American composer Bernard Rands. His Piano Concerto is heard for the first time in the UK, played by former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Jonathan Biss.

While the second half begins with the elegant classicism of Mozart's first numbered symphony. And - as the BBC Proms continues to mark the 150th anniversary of Strauss's birth - reaches a suitably heroic climax, with that composer's vibrant tone poem Ein Heldenleben.

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 26th August at 2pm.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Aug 2014 19:30

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Indes galantes - suite

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Markus Stenz.
  • Bernard Rands

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (UK premiere)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Jonathan Biss. Conductor: Markus Stenz.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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