Prom 67: Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Behzad Ranjbaran
Prom in which Han-Na Chang conducts the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. Behzad Ranjbaran: Seemorgh. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 (with Denis Matsuev) Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5.
The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Han-Na Chang made their Proms debut this summer playing music by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Behzad Ranjbaran.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Behzad Ranjbaran: 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.
Concert originally broadcast 07/09/2014.