Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard and pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk perform music by Rachmaninov.
Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard and pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk, perform music by Rachmaninov.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor
c. 6.55pm - Interval: PROMS EXTRA Louise Fryer discusses traditional Russian music with Anastasia Belina-Johnson and David Nice.
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2 in E minor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
Latvian Radio Choir
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
In tonight's all-Rachmaninov Prom, prize-winning pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk makes his Proms debut in the composer's demanding Third Piano Concerto, while the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra steps into the spotlight for the mercurial Second Symphony, with its hauntingly beautiful Adagio and impassioned finale. The Latvian Radio Choir complements each work with Russian Orthodox chant, illuminating these blazing orchestral works with the hypnotic sound-world that seeped into Rachmaninov's works.
Music and featured items
PROMS EXTRA: Louise Fryer and guests discuss traditional Russian music
Role Contributor Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra