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Prom 51: Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons

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

2pm:
Haydn: Symphony No.90 in C major

2.25pm:
Barber: Essay No.2

2.40pm:
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 90 in C Major

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
  • Samuel Barber

    Essay No 2

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No 10 in E minor

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
  • Christian Sinding

    Suite im alten Stil (Suite in the Olden Style) Op.10

    Performer: Henning Kraggerud. Performer: Christian Hadland.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.33 in B flat, K319

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • PHILIPS.

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