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Prom 30: Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky

Ilan Volkov conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Helen Grime: Snow (Two Eardley Pictures). Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2. Stravinsky: The Firebird.

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear: the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, conducted by Ilan Volkov, play Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and a new piece by Helen Grime.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm
Helen Grime: Two Eardley Pictures (II - Snow) - BBC commission: world premiere

2.10pm
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G major

2.50pm
Stravinsky: The Firebird

Pavel Kolesnikov, piano
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
Ilan Volkov, conductor

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland frames the turbulent and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky with the final part of Helen Grime's new two-part work for orchestra and the second of this weekend's trio of Stravinsky ballet scores.
With The Firebird of 1910, Stravinsky was immediately recognised as the most important musical voice of the new century. His relentless rhythmic drive and hypnotising orchestral colours are heard to full advantage in a performance of the complete ballet under the charismatic Ilan Volkov.

[First broadcast on Sunday 7th August]

Followed by recordings of this weeks Prom's Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Helen Grime

    Two Eardley Pictures - 2: Snow (BBC commission)

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in G

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov. Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Firebird

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Robert Schumann

    Schumann: Frauenliebe und leben

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Alice Coote.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Os Justi

    Choir: Tenebrae. Director: Nigel Short.
    • Brahms + Bruckner Motets.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 009.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ave Maria, Op.12

    Choir: Tenebrae. Director: Nigel Short.
    • Brahms + Bruckner Motets.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 010.

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