Prom 67 (part 1): Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Behzad Ranjbaran
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra under Han-Na Chang. Behzad Banjbaran: Seemorgh. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 (soloist: Denis Matsuev).
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Han-Na Chang live at the BBC Proms with music by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Behzad Banjbaran.
Behzad Banjbaran: Seemorgh - The Sunrise (European premiere)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor
Denis Matsuev (piano)
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
Han-Na Chang (conductor)
Cellist and conductor Han-Na Chang makes her Proms conducting debut as Music Director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra - one of this year's global orchestras, also making its debut. Their concert culminates in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, haunted by its recurring 'Fate' theme.
Vivid with contrasts and surging climaxes, the symphony is matched for drama by Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto, a Proms favourite whose slow movement burns with restrained passion. Behzad Ranjbaran's Seemorgh is inspired by the mythical Persian bird of its title.
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