Prom 51 (part 1): Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons
Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Haydn's Symphony No 90 in C and Barber's Essay No 2.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons, live at the BBC Proms, in music by Haydn, Barber and Shostakovich.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Fiona Talkington
Haydn: Symphony No.90 in C major
Barber: Essay No.2
3.40 pm INTERVAL
Shostakovich: Symphony No.10 in E minor
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor)
Returning for a second appearance this summer, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra bring a piece of America with them in Barber's Essay No. 2 - a symphony in miniature, moving from lyrical loveliness through contrapuntal conflict to end with a radiant chorale. They pair it with Haydn's Symphony No.90, where ebullient mischief and dignity vie for supremacy in sunny C major. Joy gives way to high drama, however, in Shostakovich's Symphony No.10 - a vivid portrait of Stalinist Russia.
This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 8th September at 2pm.
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