Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC NOW, conducted by Thomas Sondergard, perform Schumann's Symphony No 4 and are joined by Bertrand Chamayou for Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1.
Live at BBC Proms: BBC NOW with Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård in Schumann's Symphony No 4, plus the pianist Bertrand Chamayou performs Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore
Boulanger: D'un matin de printemps
Boulanger: D'un soir triste
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor
c. 8.15pm Interval: Proms Plus: Rhian Davies, Artistic Director of the Gregynog Festival, and the music critic and journalist Steph Power, discuss the life and music of Morfydd Owen. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Morfydd Owen: Nocturne
Schumann: Symphony No 4 in D minor
Bertrand Chamayou (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Søndergård (conductor)
In his final season as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales's Principal Conductor, Thomas Søndergård explore the music of two 20th-century female composers whose early deaths cut their careers tragically short: Prix de Rome winner Lili Boulanger and Wales's Morfydd Owen, whose Nocturne showcases a sensuous and utterly original musical voice. Bertrand Chamayou makes his Proms debut in Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto - composed when Mendelssohn was just 22 - while Schumann's jubilant Fourth Symphony is also the work of a composer exploring new musical maturity.