A Prom featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Stephen Hough (piano). Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Prokofiev: Symphony No 3.
Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp
Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Vedernikov with Stephen Hough in Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Prokofiev's Symphony No.3, and Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture 'Hamlet'.
Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op.44
Stephen Hough, piano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov conductor
In 1919 Prokofiev started work on his opera The Fiery Angel, a touching love story set against the backdrop of demonic possession. He recast much of the opera's most impactful music into his Third Symphony. Alexander Vedernikov conducts it here after Stephen Hough plays Rachmaninov's devilish and ever-entertaining 'Paganini' Variations, and the final instalment of fellow Russian Tchaikovsky's three Shakepeare overtures.
[First broadcast on Tuesday 23rd August]
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.