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Prom 33: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911). Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 1. Birtwistle: Sonance Severance 2000. Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra.

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Edward Gardner at the BBC Proms in music by Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, and Prokofiev's First Piano Concerto, with Louis Schwizgebel.

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 version)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Sonance Severance 2000
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra

Louis Schwizgebel (piano)
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Edward Gardner (conductor)

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain makes its annual visit to the Proms with a fiery and virtuosic programme of 20th-century orchestral showpieces, conducted by Proms regular Edward Gardner.

A Russian first half sees BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel take the lead in Prokofiev's youthful First Piano Concerto. Written while the composer was still a student, it brims with the same audacious energy that pulses through Stravinsky's great ballet Petrushka. Lutoslawski's vivacious Concerto for Orchestra closes the evening with still more primary-coloured, folkloric brilliance and drama.

First broadcast 10th August.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Standchen (Serenade) Piano transcription by Franz Liszt

    Performer: Louis Schwizgebel-Wang.
  • Witold Lutosławski

    Concerto for Orchestra

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
  • Rachmaninov

    Fragments, Op. posth

  • Rachmaninov

    Prelude Op.23 no.8

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise, Op.34’14

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude Op.23 no.2

  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Sonance Severance

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Petrushka (1911 version)

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
  • Tchaikovsky

    Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op.42

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