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Prom 24: Ginastera, Britten and Schubert

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

Ginastera: Ollantay
Britten: Piano Concerto

Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C major 'Great'

Steven Osborne (piano)
BBC Philharmonic
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Alberto Ginastera


    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Piano Concerto

    Performer: Steven Osborne. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Oiseaux tristes from Miroirs

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No.9 in C major, 'Great'

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor Op.65

    Performer: Johannes Moser. Performer: Ewa Kupiec.
    • Hanssler.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    A Grand, Grand Overture, Op 57

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Arnold: Overtures: BBC Philharmonic/Gamba.
    • Chandos.
    • 10.


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Performer BBC Philharmonic