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Prom 14 (part 3): Prokofiev - The Piano Concertos

Episode 3 of 3

Conclusion of a Prom featuring the LSO under Valery Gergiev. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 4 in B flat (soloist: Sergei Babayan); Piano Concerto No 5 in G (with Alexei Volodin).

The pianists Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan and Alexei Volodin join the LSO and Valery Gergiev to perform the complete Prokofiev Piano Concertos, live at the BBC Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Service

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Concerto


8.20pm: Part 2
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major


9.10pm: Part 3
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5 in G major

Daniil Trifonov (piano) (Concertos 1 & 3)
Sergei Babayan (piano) (Concertos 2 & 5)
Alexei Volodin (piano) (Concerto 4)
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev conductor

All five Prokofiev piano concertos in one concert - it's a feat conductor Valery Gergiev achieved in 2012 at the Mariinsky and now brings to the Proms, along with three of his original pianists. It's a rare opportunity to hear three international soloists back-to-back, to compare styles and approaches, as well as to explore the composer's later, lesser-known concertos with their newly expressive tenderness. Daniil Trifonov, the prodigious young winner of the Tchaikovsky and Chopin Competitions, shares the bill with his teacher Sergei Babayan, while Alexei Volodin tackles the rarely heard Fourth, commissioned, like Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, by the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Tue 28 Jul 2015 21:10

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major

    Performer: Alexei Volodin. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No. 5 in G major

    Performer: Sergei Babayan. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Béla Bartók

    Contrasts, trio for violin, clarinet & piano

    Ensemble: James Ehnes (violin), Michael Collins (clarinet), Andrew Armstrong (piano).


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