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Prom 30: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

Ilan Volkov conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Helen Grime: Snow (Two Eardley Pictures). Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G. Stravinsky: The Firebird.

Live at BBC Proms: the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, conducted by Ilan Volkov, play Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and a new piece by Helen Grime.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Helen Grime: Two Eardley Pictures (II - Snow) - BBC commission: world premiere
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G major

4.45: PROMS INTERVAL
Two Tales by Teffi - 'One of Us' and 'Subtly Worded'
Teffi is a re-discovered author, writing satirical tales about Russia in the 1920s. One tale describes a case of mistaken identity, the other reveals some rather strange letters.
Reader - Samantha Spiro

5.05
Stravinsky: The Firebird

Pavel Kolesnikov, piano
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
Ilan Volkov, conductor

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland frames the turbulent and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky with the final part of Helen Grime's new two-part work for orchestra (see also Prom 27) and the second of this weekend's trio of Stravinsky ballet scores.
With The Firebird of 1910, Stravinsky was immediately recognised as the most important musical voice of the new century. His relentless rhythmic drive and hypnotising orchestral colours are heard to full advantage in a performance of the complete ballet under the charismatic Ilan Volkov.

PROMS INTERVAL: Two Tales by Teffi - 'One of Us' and 'Subtly Worded'
Recently re-discovered, Teffi writes satirical tales about Russia set in the 1920s. One tale laughs at a case of mistaken identity with Mrs Kukabina; the other describes some rather strange letters, which require even stranger replies. They are translated by Anne Marie Jackson and Robert Chandler.
Reader - Samantha Spiro
Producer - Duncan Minshull.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Helen Grime

    Two Eardley Pictures (Snow)

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Concerto No 2 in G major

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov. Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    June from 'The Seasons'

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in B flat for 3 oboes, 3 violins and continuo

    Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Archiv.

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