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Prom 71: Stravinsky, Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski in Shostakovich's Symphony No 11, plus Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto with soloist Alina Ibragimova.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski in Shostakovich's Symphony No 11, plus Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto with soloist Alina Ibragimova.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Stravinsky: Funeral Song
arr. Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 in D
Britten: Russian Funeral
Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 in G minor (The Year 1905)

Alina Ibragimova (violin)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Alina Ibragimova joins Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a Russian themed programme. The Proms pays tribute to the centenary of the Russian Revolution with Prokofiev's lyrical First Violin Concerto, composed amid the growing turmoil of 1917.

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 harks back to another crisis, the failed revolution of 1905; its brooding cinematic landscapes are punctuated by bright flecks of instrumental colour. The concert opens with Stravinsky's youthful Funeral Song, lost for over a century and given its first modern performance only last year.

3 hours, 15 minutes

Music and featured items

  • PART 1

    Duration: 51:14

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Funeral Song

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Song of the Volga Boatmen

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Sonata No. 5 in G major for solo violin (L'aurore: Lento Assai - 1st movement)

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova.
  • INTERVAL

    The Russian experience of death across the turbulent 20th century and beyond.

    Duration: 19:59

  • PART 2

    Duration: 01:14:12

  • Benjamin Britten

    Russian Funeral (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No 11 in G minor 'The Year 1905' (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Waltz on the Ice (Winter Bonfire)

    Conductor: Ronald Corp. Orchestra: New London Orchestra.
    • Prokofiev: Music for Children: New London Orchestra/Corp.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Post-concert

    • Franz Schubert

      Piano Sonata in A major, D 959

      Performer: Stephen Kovacevich.
      • EMI.
    • Albert Roussel

      Divertissement, Op.6

      Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
      • WARNER.

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