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Prom 12: Beethoven, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov

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

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Proms Plus
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.

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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.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Overture 'Coriolan'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.
  • Andrew Norman

    Spiral

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphonic Dances

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965

    Performer: Sharon Kam. Performer: Geoffrey Parsons. Singer: Barbara Bonney.
    • TELDEC.

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Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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