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Prom 24: Ginastera, Britten and Schubert

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, BBC Philharmonic under Juanjo Mena. Ginastera: Ollantay. Britten: Piano Concerto (soloist: Steven Osborne). Schubert: Symphony No 9 in C.

Live at BBC Proms: The BBC Philharmonic with Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena in music by Ginastera and Schubert. They are joined by Steven Osborne for Britten's Piano Concerto.

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

Ginastera: Ollantay
Britten: Piano Concerto

8.20 INTERVAL
Proms Extra - George Eliot in Germany
Novelist Patricia Duncker and New Generation Thinker Clare Walker-Gore explore George Eliot's relationship with Germany in a conversation chaired by Anne McElvoy.

8.40
Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C major 'Great'

Steven Osborne (piano)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

In his bittersweet Piano Concerto, Britten set out to exploit the piano's 'enormous compass, percussive qualities and suitability for figuration'. The result is a true bravura piece whose razor-sharp edge conceals a gregarious smile. Alongside the first London performance of Alberto Ginastera's very Argentine view of the symphony orchestra comes the inexorable momentum of Schubert's most invigorating symphony, his 'Great' Ninth.

PROMS EXTRA: George Eliot in Germany
Novelist Patricia Duncker, discusses George Eliot, her travels in Germany in the 19th century, when she spent eight months in the country, and the German music she refers to in her novels and diaries. Duncker's novel Sophie and the Sybil is a fictional version of George Eliot's time in Germany. Alongside her on stage is Clare Walker-Gore of Trinity College, Cambridge, one of the academics selected last year by the BBC and the Arts and Humanities Council to be a New Generation Thinker. The host is Anne McElvoy.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Alberto Ginastera

    Ollantay

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Piano Concerto

    Performer: Steven Osborne. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Miroirs 2nd Movement 'Oiseaux tristes'

    Performer: Steven Osborne. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No.9 in C major 'Great'

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Quintet for clarinet and strings (Op.115) in B minor, 1st movement; Allegro

    Performer: Gervase de Peyer. Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • Mozart/Brahms: Clarinet Quintets: Melos Ensemble of London, Gervase de Peyer.
    • EMI.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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