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Prom 23: Jörg Widmann, Schumann, Sibelius and Nielsen

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Philharmonic under John Storgards. Jorg Widmann: Armonica. Schumann: Violin Concerto. Sibelius: Prelude (The Tempest). Nielsen: Symphony No 5.

Live at BBC Proms: The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards in the UK premiere of Jörg Widmann's Armonia and Nielsen's Symphony No.5. They are joined by Thomas Zehetmair for Schumann's Violin Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Redmond

Jörg Widmann: Armonica (UK premiere)
Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor

8.20 INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Shakespeare - Shipwrecks and Sea Captains
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to circumnavigate the world non-stop single-handed, looks at shipwrecks and sea captains in Shakespeare. With John Gallagher and Nandini Das.

8.40
Sibelius: The Tempest - Prelude
Nielsen: Symphony No.5

Christa Schönfeldinger (glass harmonica)
Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion)
Thomas Zehetmair (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor)

John Storgards was the first Finnish violinist to record Schumann's unusual Violin Concerto, but he now steps to the podium, making way for Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair. Surrounding Schumann's gem of a concerto are the first UK performance of Jörg Widmann's ethereal Armonia, the storm-tossed prelude from Sibelius's eerie depiction of Shakespeare's island realm and Carl Nielsen's landmark symphonic vision of good's triumph over evil.

PROMS EXTRA: Shakespeare - Shipwrecks and Sea Captains
In the third discussion about the way Shakespeare depicted different professions in his plays, veteran sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to circumnavigate the world single-handed, looks at playwright's view of the sea, shipwrecks and sea captains. He's joined on stage at Imperial College Union by New Generation Thinkers Dr John Gallagher from the University of Cambridge, and Nandini Das from the University of Liverpool, who chairs the discussions.

New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find academics who can turn their research into radio.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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