Prom 24 repeat: A Hero's Life
BBC Proms repeat: BBC NOW and conductor Otto Tausk with Daniel Müller‐Schott in Dvořák's Cello Concerto. Plus a performance of Richard Strauss's tone poem, Ein Heldenleben.
Afternoon Concert with Kate Molleson.
Another chance to hear the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Otto Tausk at the BBC Proms with the cellist Daniel Müller‐Schott in Dvořák's Cello Concerto. Plus performances of Strauss' Ein Heldenleben and the Prelude to Act 2 of Dame Ethel Smyth's opera, The Wreckers.
Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Smyth: The Wreckers - On the Cliffs of Cornwall (Prelude to Act 2)
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor
c. 2.50pm INTERVAL
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Daniel Müller‐Schott (cello)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Otto Tausk (conductor)
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.
Triumphant horns and a flirtatious, vivacious solo violin set the tone for Strauss's vivid autobiographical tone-poem Ein Heldenleben - 'A Hero's Life', outwardly inspired by 'an ideal of great and manly heroism'. The orchestra is also at the forefront in Dvořák's Cello Concerto, sounding as an equal partner to the soloist - German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, who returns to the Proms under conductor Otto Tausk - in an intensely personal work that marries a pervasive sense of longing with real passion. And in the centenary year of British women gaining the right to vote, Ethel Smyth's evocative Act 2 Prelude from The Wreckers celebrates a key British composer who, as a suffragette, spent two months in Holloway Prison.