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Prom 53: Emily Howard, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov

A Prom with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic conducted by Vasily Petrenko. Emily Howard: Torus. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1 (soloist: Truls Mork). Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3.

Afternoon on 3, presented by Penny Gore

The RLPO and conductor Vasily Petrenko in Rachmaninov's Third Symphony, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No.1 and Torus by Emily Howard

Presented at London's Royal Albert Hall by Martin Handley

2pm
Emily Howard: Torus (Concerto for Orchestra) - BBC co-commission with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: world premiere

2.20pm
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major

2.50pm
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.

[First broadcast on Thursday 25th August]

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

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Emily Howard

    Torus

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major

    Performer: Alexey Stadler. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sarabande from Cello suite no.2 in D minor BWV.1008

    Performer: Alexey Stadler.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No 3 in A minor

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Tahiti trot (Tea for two) from No, no, Nanette

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.

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