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
Britten: Piano Concerto
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.
Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C major 'Great'
Steven Osborne (piano)
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.