Prom 53: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Emily Howard, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov
Live at BBC Proms: RLPO and conductor Vasily Petrenko play Emily Howard and Rachmaninov, and are joined by cellist Alexey Stadler in Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto.
Live at BBC Proms: RLPO and conductor Vasily Petrenko play Emily Howard and Rachmaninov, and are joined by cellist Alexey Stadler in Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Emily Howard: Torus (Concerto for Orchestra) (BBC co-commission with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: world premiere)
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major
20:25 PROMS INTERVAL: Sir Henry Wood and Rachmaninov's Third Symphony.
Conductor Benjamin Pope examines Wood's own score of Rachmaninov's Third Symphony at the Royal Academy of Music, with Professor Raymond Holden, to see what it can tell us today.
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 in A minor
Alexey Stadler, cello
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
'A composer's music should express his love affairs, his religion, the books that have influenced him, the pictures he loves.' So said Rachmaninov, whose Third Symphony does just that through irrepressible yearning and longing. It forms the culmination of this Prom in which the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its Russian Chief Conductor perform Shostakovich's disquieting First Cello Concerto.
A brand-new work by Liverpool-born composer Emily Howard opens the concert.
PROMS INTERVAL: Sir Henry Wood and Rachmaninov's Third Symphony.
Conductor Benjamin Pope visits the Royal Academy of Music to see the Proms founder Sir Henry Wood's own copy of the score of Sergei Rachmaninov's Third Symphony. He meets Professor Raymond Holden to discuss the relationship between conductor and composer, and to find out what we can learn from this score today.
Producer Rebecca Bean.