From Proms 2016, John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Jorg Widmann: Armonica. Schumann: Violin Concerto. Sibelius: Prelude (The Tempest). Nielsen: Symphony No 5.
Afternoon on 3, presented by Penny Gore
Another chance to hear John Storgards conduct the BBC Philharmonic at the BBC Proms in the UK premiere of Jörg Widmann's Armonica and Nielsen Symphony No. 5. They're joined by soloist Thomas Zehetmair for Schumann's Violin Concerto.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Redmond
Jörg Widmann: Armonica (UK premiere)
Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor
Sibelius: The Tempest - Prelude
Nielsen: Symphony No.5
Christa Schönfeldinger (glass harmonica)
Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion)
Thomas Zehetmair (violin)
John Storgards (conductor)
John Storgards was the first Finnish violinist to record Schumann's unusual Violin Concerto, but he now steps to the podium, making way for Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair. Surrounding Schumann's gem of a concerto are the first UK performance of Jörg Widmann's ethereal Armonia, the storm-tossed prelude from Sibelius's eerie depiction of Shakespeare's island realm and Carl Nielsen's landmark symphonic vision of good's triumph over evil.
[First broadcast on Monday 1st August]
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.