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)
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.
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'.