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.