Another chance to hear a Prom in which Thomas Daugaard conducts the BBC SSO. Prokofiev: Scythian Suite. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.
Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain.
Another chance to hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Daugaard with pianist Kirill Gerstein, in music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
Presented from the Royal Albert Hall, London by Petroc Trelawny
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (original version, 1879)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Kirill Gerstein (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Designate Thomas Dausgaard round off this weekend's Stravinsky/Scottish series with the work that changed music for ever. In The Rite of Spring rhythm was shockingly prioritised over harmony - and pounding, jagged, brutal rhythm at that.
One of The Rite's most impactful relatives is the Scythian Suite by Stravinsky's compatriot Prokofiev, a blazing orchestral canvas that forms the perfect foil to the heartfelt beauty of Tchaikovsky's charming First Piano Concerto, performed by Kirill Gerstein in a new critical edition which, he says, 'allows us to return to Tchaikovsky's original intentions'.
Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.