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
Helen Grime: Two Eardley Pictures (II - Snow) - BBC commission: world premiere
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G major
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.