A Prom featuring the BBC Philharmonic under chief conductor Juanjo Mena. Ginastera: Ollantay. Britten: Piano Concerto (soloist: Steven Osborne). Schubert: Symphony No 9.
Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore
Another chance to hear 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.
Presented by Tom Redmond at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Britten: Piano Concerto
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.
[First broadcast on Tuesday 2nd August]
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.