Prom 68 repeat: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich
The Mariinsky Orchestra play Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich at the Proms, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Afternoon on 3 - with Georgia Mann
Another chance to hear the Mariinsky Orchestra play Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall
Prokofiev: Cantata for the Twentieth Anniversary of the October Revolution, Op 74
Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto no.3 in E flat major
Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 in D minor
Denis Matsuev, piano
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Who better than Russia's foremost opera orchestra and chorus to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution? Along with Artistic Director Valery Gergiev they perform Prokofiev's epic Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution - a work that captures the violence of the Bolshevik Revolution and the birth of the Soviet Union in bold orchestral textures and rich, folk-infused choral writing.
The cruelty of the Stalinist regime is captured in Shostakovich's evocative Fifth Symphony, and regular collaborator Denis Matsuev joins the orchestra as soloist in Tchaikovsky's final work - the single-movement Piano Concerto No. 3.
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.