Prom 45 (part 2): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Charles Dutoit
Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Charles Dutoit conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Shostakovich's Symphony No 15 in A, Op 141.
Charles Dutoit conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Shostakovich and Debussy, and Elizabeth Leonskaja joins them for Mozart's E flat piano concerto.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Debussy (orch. Henri Büsser): Petite Suite
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op 141
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor)
It has been almost 30 years since the celebrated Russian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja last performed at the Proms. She makes her return alongside the internationally renowned conductor Charles Dutoit, in Mozart's majestic E flat Piano Concerto. Written concurrently with The Marriage of Figaro, the concerto shares much of the opera's grace and its abundance of tunes, as well as some strikingly lovely woodwind textures. Shostakovich's 15th Symphony is an altogether darker affair - intimate and introspective. Musical memories haunt the score as the composer searches for meaning in what he surely knew would be his final symphony.
This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 3rd September at 2pm.
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