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Prom 43: Liszt and Wagner

A Prom featuring pianist Martha Argerich with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a programme of Liszt, Wagner and Widmann.

Afternoon on 3 - with Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear Martha Argerich and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Proms with Daniel Barenboim, in a programme of Liszt, Wagner and Widmann.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

2pm:
Jörg Widmann: Con brio

2.15pm:
Liszt: Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major

2.35pm:
Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture

2.50pm:
Götterdämmerung - Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey; Funeral March

3.10pm:
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Overture

Martha Argerich (piano)
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Daniel Barenboim returns with his orchestra of young Arabs and Israelis, and with another iconic musician, the pianist Martha Argerich. Composer Jörg Widmann harnessed the energy of Beethoven's fast movements in the 'exercise in fury and rhythmic insistence' that is his Con brio.
After Liszt's thunderously virtuosic First Piano Concerto, Daniel Barenboim - who conducted Wagner's Ring cycle at the Proms in 2013 - concludes with powerful excerpts from three of the composer's operas.

[First broadcast on 17 August]

Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jörg Widmann

    Con brio

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Franz Liszt

    Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo in A major D951

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhauser - Overture

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Richard Wagner

    Gotterdammerung - Dawn, Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Overture

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Prelude to Act III

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Richard Wagner

    Lohengrin - Prelude to Act III

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in F minor, Op 63 No 2

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Chopin: Late Masterpieces, Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
    • 2.

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