Live at BBC Proms: BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Karina Canellakis with cellist Alisa Weilerstein in Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 1. Plus, Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances.
Live at BBC Proms: BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Karina Canellakis with cellist Alisa Weilerstein in Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto. Plus Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances.
Presented by Katie Derham from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat, Op 107
Composer Andrew Norman talks to Louise Fryer about his new work 'Spiral' ahead of its UK premiere tonight, and talks about his inspiration and ideas.
Andrew Norman: Spiral (UK premiere)
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op.45
Alisa Weilerstein (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis (conductor)
Following her exciting Proms debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra last year, rising young American conductor Karina Canellakis returns to direct the orchestra in two 20th-century Russian masterpieces. Although composed just three years before his death, Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances pulse with exhilarating rhythmic energy, while Shostakovich's much-loved First Cello Concerto features Alisa Weilerstein in the solo part originally composed for the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Violence and tenderness battle in Beethoven's Coriolan overture, and the UK premiere of a new work by American composer Andrew Norman completes the programme.