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Prom 55: Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Unsuk Chin

A Prom in which Myung-Whun Chung conducts the Seoul Philharmonic. Debussy: La mer. Unsuk Chin: Su (Wu Wei: sheng). Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor(Pathetique).

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Myung-Whun Chung at this year's BBC Proms in music by Unsuk Chin alongside two Western symphonic pieces by Debussy and Tchaikovsky

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Debussy: La mer
Unsuk Chin: Šu
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'

Wu Wei (sheng)
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

Myung-Whun Chung made his first Proms appearance this summer as Music Director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, which made its own Proms debut as one of a series of global orchestras.

They brought with them the sounds of South Korea in a concerto for sheng (traditional reed mouth organ) and orchestra written by their compatriot Unsuk Chin - a sonic game between soloist and orchestra.

Chin's evocative textures are framed by the sensuous richness of Debussy's La mer, capturing the sea in all its moods, and Tchaikovsky's final symphony, with its elusive but turbulent narrative.

Concert originally broadcast 27/08/2014.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • BOHM

    Partita on Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

    Performer: Harald Vogel (organ).
  • Unsuk Chin

    Su

    Orchestra: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung. Performer: Wu Wei.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer

    Orchestra: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
  • SCHELLE

    Actus Musicus auf Weyh-Nachten

    Composer: SCHELLE. Ensemble: La Capella Ducale, Musica Fiata, Roland Wilson (director). Ensemble: La Capella Ducale, Musica Fiata, Roland Wilson (director).
  • Johannes Brahms

    3 Hungarian Dances (No. 1)

    Orchestra: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)

    Orchestra: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
  • Wu Wei

    Dragon Dance

    Performer: Wu Wei.

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