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Prom 31: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky

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

2pm:
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

2.20pm:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (original version, 1879)

2.55pm:
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Scythian Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor (original version, 1879)

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Franz Liszt

    Transcendental Etude No.7

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto Waltz No 1

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • Hyperion.
  • Edward German

    Hamlet-Symphonic Poem

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Song to the Moon (Rusalka)

    Singer: Karita Mattila. Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.
    • Karita Mattila Live in Helsinki: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Saraste.
    • Ondine.
    • 2.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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