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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
Mariinsky Chorus
Mariinsky Orchestra
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution

    Choir: Mariinsky Chorus. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major Op. 75

    Performer: Denis Matsuev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Witold Lutoslawski

    Variations on a Theme of Paganini

    Performer: Denis Matsuev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    The Music Box, Op.32

    Performer: Denis Matsuev.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Baba Yaga, Op. 56

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet No 2 in A major, Op 26 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Performer: Isaac Stern. Performer: Jaime Laredo. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • Brahms: Piano Quartets Opp. 25, 26 & 60: Ax/Stern/Laredo/Ma.
    • Sony Classical.

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