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.
Jörg Widmann: Con brio
Liszt: Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major
Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture
Götterdämmerung - Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey; Funeral March
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.