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Prom 48 (part 2): Classical Tectonics

Episode 2 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Ilan Volkov conducts the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Jon Leifs's Geysir and Beethoven's Symphony No 5.

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.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 Aug 2014 20:50

Music Played

  • Jón Leifs

    Geysir

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 5

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Encores

    • Jón Leifs

      Consolation

      Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • Trad

      Sprengisandur

      Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Extra

    • Knut Nystedt

      Immortal Bach

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Concerto in C minor BWV 1060

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