A Prom featuring the Iceland Symphony Orchestra under Ilan Volkov. Tomasson: Magma. Schumann: Piano Concerto (with Jonathan Biss). Leifs: Geysir. Beethoven: Symphony No 5.
Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra make their BBC Proms debut with conductor Ilan Volkov performing music by Tómasson, Schumann, Leifs and Beethoven.
Presented by Tom Service at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Haukur Tómasson: Magma (UK premiere)
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54
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.
First broadcast 22nd August 2014.