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Prom 43 (part 1): Rachmaninov, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs. Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique. Rachmaninov: The Bells, Op 35.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs, live at the BBC Proms, in an all-Russian programme including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

The concert opens with Stravinsky's fizzing Scherzo fantastique, and includes his neo-classical Violin Concerto - Baiba Skride is the soloist. The BBC Symphony Chorus and Crouch End Chorus and soloists join for Rachmaninov's choral symphony The Bells, chiming the journey from birth to death. And the concert ends with Tchaikovsky celebrating the defeat of Napoleon in spectacular style!

Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique

Rachmaninov: The Bells Op. 35

8.20pm Interval

8.40pm
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D major

Tchaikovsky: Overture '1812' Op. 49

Baiba Skride (violin)
Albina Shagimuratova (soprano)
Stuart Skelton (tenor)
Mikhail Petrenko (baritone)
Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

Prom 43 repeat Friday 29th August 1400-1630.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 18 Aug 2014 19:30

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo fantastique

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    The Bells

    Conductor: Edward Gardner.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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