Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Martin Handley presents Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in Ravel, Rachmaninov, Ustvolskaya and Strauss.
Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra play Ravel, Ustvolskaya and Strauss. Behzod Abduraimov is the soloist in Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
8.30: INTERVAL - Proms Extra: Charlotte Brontë
Claire Harman, Charlotte Brontë's biographer, and Yorkshire-born novelist and author of 'Chocolat' Joanne Harris discuss Bronte's life and work with Dr Gregory Tate.
Galina Ustvolskaya: Symphony No 3 'Jesus Messiah, save us!'
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Alexei Petrenko, reciter
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Valery Gergiev and his Munich Philharmonic Orchestra open with Ravel's hypnotic Boléro and close with a suite from Richard Strauss's waltz-filled opera Der Rosenkavalier.
In between, Galina Ustvolskaya's Symphony No. 3 pleads for redemption on raw brass and winds.
Young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov - winner of the 2009 London International Piano Competition - is the soloist in Rachmaninov's soaring Piano Concerto No. 3.
Marking the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë's birth, Claire Harman, her biographer and Yorkshire-born novelist and author of 'Chocolat' Joanne Harris discuss her life and work. The discussion is presented by Dr Gregory Tate from the University of St Andrews who teaches Brontë's work and was recorded earlier as a free audience event held at the Imperial College Union. For more details go to the Proms website.
Gregory Tate is one of the New Generation Thinkers selected by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council in a scheme to find academics interested in turning their research into radio.
Charlotte Brontë: A Life by Claire Harman is out now.
The most recent novel published by Joanne Harris is called Different Class.
The Brontë Society Anniversary Conference takes place in Manchester from August 19th to the 21st.
For information about a series of exhibitions at the Haworth Parsonage in Yorkshire, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Media Museum in Bradford go to the website of The Brontë Society. https://www.bronte.org.uk/whats-on/news/149/bronte200
Producer: Torquil MacLeod.