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Prom 43 (part 2): Rachmaninov, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky

Episode 2 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner. Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D (soloist: Baiba Skride). Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op 49.

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 (see separate billing)

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.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Mon 18 Aug 2014 20:40

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Violin Concerto in D major

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Overture '1812'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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