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Prom 05: Haydn, HK Gruber and Stravinsky

A Prom in which John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Haydn: Symphony No 85. HK Gruber: into the open... (with Colin Currie: percussion). Stravinsky: Petrushka.

Afternoon on 3 - Presented by Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards perform music by Haydn, Stravinsky and the world premiere of HK Gruber's percussion concerto "into the open ..." with soloist Colin Currie.

Presented at the Royal Albert Hall by Martin Handley.

Haydn:Symphony No. 85 in B flat 'La reine'
HK Gruber: into the open ... (world premiere)
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)

Colin Currie (percussion)
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgårds (conductor)

Petrushka, with its bustling Shrovetide fair and colourful carnival characters ends a programme which begins with Haydn's symphony 'La reine', the second movement of which shares Stravinsky's sophisticated approach to folk music. Viennese maverick HK Gruber's percussion concerto 'into the open ...', echoes the ballet's vivid scoring with a vast assortment of percussion instruments from Thailand, Africa and South America. Colin Currie joins the BBC Philharmonic and its Principal Guest Conductor John Storgards.

Followed by great recordings from some of this week's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.85 in B flat major "La reine"

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • HK Gruber

    into the open.....

    Performer: Colin Currie. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Petrushka (1911 version)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Trio No.2 in F Op.80

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff. Performer: Christian Tetzlaff.
    • EMI.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Theme with Variations Op.40

    Performer: John McCabe.
    • SOMM.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic