Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under Lan Shui. Glinka: Overture (Ruslan and Lyudmila). Zhou Long: Postures (Andreas Haefliger: piano).
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Christopher Cook
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra & Andreas Haefliger live at the BBC Proms, opening with Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila overture, and closes with Rachmaninov's Second Symphony.
Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila - overture
Zhou Long: Postures (European premiere)
Rachmaninov: Symphony no. 2 in E minor
Piano: Andreas Haefliger
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Lan Shui (Conductor)
Continuing the World Orchestras strand this year, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra makes its Proms debut under Music Director Lan Shui, bringing with it the European premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese composer Zhou Long's Piano Concerto - a fusion of Western forms and Eastern memories.
The concert opens with the overture to Glinka's fairy-tale opera Ruslan and Lyudmila, which weaves three melodies together with intricate skill. We end with Rachmaninov's Second Symphony, in which the composer overcame his early artistic doubts to produce an expansive work with a brilliant, vivacious scherzo and one of his very loveliest slow movements.
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