Prom 44 (part 1): West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No 1. Beethoven: Triple Concerto (with Barenboim: piano).
Live at the BBC Proms: Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a Beethoven concerto and highly contrasting symphonies by the young Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op 9
Beethoven: Concerto in C major for violin, cello and piano, Op 56 (Triple Concerto)
8.35 pm Interval
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Guy Braunstein (violin)
Kian Soltani (cello)
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (piano/conductor)
There's a second chance to hear this Prom on Tuesday 1 September at 2pm.
Daniel Barenboim returns to the Proms, this time as both conductor and soloist, taking the piano part in Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony startled audiences with its ruthless concision - a reaction against the excesses of the late-Romantics. But excess gets the last word, in Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony, the musical expression of some of its composer's most troubled and heartfelt emotions.
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