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Prom 56 (part 2): Holst - The Planets

Episode 2 of 2

With Alexander Toradze (piano), London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski. Schoenberg: Five Orchestral Pieces. Scriabin: Prometheus - The Poem of Fire.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski live at the BBC Proms in music by Schoenberg, Scriabin and Holst's the Planets

Holst: The Planets

8.20pm Interval

Schoenberg: Five Orchestral Pieces
Scriabin: Prometheus - The Poem of Fire

Alexander Toradze (piano)
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

20th-century music takes three contrasting paths here in masterpieces by Holst, Schoenberg and Scriabin.

Tuneful good humour and vivid characterisation see the century at its most approachable in Holst's well-loved The Planets. Scriabin's Prometheus is more eccentric - scored for piano, 'colour organ' and orchestra. This performance of it includes the optional part for choir and responds to the composer's imaginative ideas on colour.

Premiered at the Proms in 1912, Schoenberg's Five Orchestral Pieces take tonality to the limit, anticipating the composer's later development of serialism.

1 hour, 5 minutes

Last on

Thu 28 Aug 2014 20:40

Music Played

  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Five Orchestral Pieces Op 16

    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Prometheus: The Poem of Fire

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Alexander Toradze.


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