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Prom 48 (part 1): Classical Tectonics

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra under Ilan Volkov. Haukur Tomasson: Magma. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor (soloist: Jonathan Biss).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra make their BBC Proms debut with conductor Ilan Volkov performing music by Tómasson, Schumann, Leifs and Beethoven.

Haukur Tómasson: Magma (UK premiere)

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54

8.30pm
Interval

8.50pm
Leifs: Geysir

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67

Jonathan Biss (piano)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra make their BBC Proms debut led by Music Director, the Israeli conductor Ilan Volkov. Together they bring works from two major Icelandic composers, both inspired by the power and drama of their native country's geology. There's a slow-growing, primal force to Leifs's Geysir that balances the shifting tectonics of Tómasson's Magma. Virtuoso American pianist Jonathan Biss makes his second appearance this season with Schumann's Piano Concerto, and the concert closes with another central piece in the Classical repertoire: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Tom Service presents live.

Prom 48 repeat Thursday 4th September 1400-1630.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 Aug 2014 19:30

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Music Played

  • Haukur Tómasson

    Magma

    Conductor: Ilan Volkov. Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Concerto in A minor

    Performer: Jonathan Biss. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Encore

    • Robert Schumann

      Der Dichter Spricht from Kinderszenen

      Performer: Jonathan Biss.

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