Prom 43 repeat: Daniel Barenboim and the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
BBC Proms repeat: the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, perform Tchaikovsky, Scriabin and David Robert Coleman's Looking for Palestine.
Afternoon Concert with Jonathan Swain.
Another chance to hear the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and conductor Daniel Barenboim play music by Tchaikovsky, David Robert Coleman and Scriabin at the BBC Proms.
Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
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David Robert Coleman: Looking for Palestine
Alexander Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy
Elsa Dreisig, soprano
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Followed by recordings from this week's Proms artists.
Daniel Barenboim and his pioneering West–Eastern Divan Orchestra return to the Proms for a concert marrying passion and politics.
One of the most richly Romantic works in the repertoire – Tchaikovsky’s heart-rending Violin Concerto, performed here by Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili – is paired with Scriabin’s ecstatic, orgiastic 'The Poem of Ecstasy', an attempt to bridge the divide between spirituality and sexuality in music.
At the centre of the concert is David Robert Coleman’s 'Looking for Palestine' for soprano and orchestra, a work commissioned by the ensemble, and one that speaks to its uniquely political identity.