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Prom 31: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Prokofiev: Scythian Suite. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 (with Kirill Gerstein). Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Daugaard are joined by pianist Kirill Gerstein in music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented Petroc Trelawny

Prokofiev: Scythian Suite
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (original version, 1879)

8.30 INTERVAL
Proms Extra: Exploring Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Christopher Cook talks to Dame Monica Mason, former dancer and artistic director of the Royal Ballet, and to Jonathan Cross, Stravinsky expert and author of the 2015 biography 'Igor Stravinsky', about the composer's seminal and controversial score for the ballet 'The Rite of Spring'.
Recorded earlier this evening at Imperial College Union.

8.50
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Kirill Gerstein (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Designate Thomas Dausgaard round off this weekend's Stravinsky/Scottish series with the work that changed music for ever. In The Rite of Spring rhythm was shockingly prioritised over harmony - and pounding, jagged, brutal rhythm at that.

One of The Rite's most impactful relatives is the Scythian Suite by Stravinsky's compatriot Prokofiev, a blazing orchestral canvas that forms the perfect foil to the heartfelt beauty of Tchaikovsky's charming First Piano Concerto, performed by Kirill Gerstein in a new critical edition which, he says, 'allows us to return to Tchaikovsky's original intentions'.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Scythian Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (original version, 1879)

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and fugue for piano no. 16 (Op.87`16) in B flat minor [complete]

    Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva.
    • Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87: Tatiana Nicolayeva.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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