A Prom featuring the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons. Haydn: Symphony No 90 in C. Barber: Essay No 2. Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E minor.
Afternoon on 3 - with Verity Sharp
Another chance to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons in music by Haydn, Barber and Shostakovich.
Presented from the Royal Albert Hall, London by Fiona Talkington
Haydn: Symphony No.90 in C major
Barber: Essay No.2
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.
[First heard on 23rd August]
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.