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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

2.35pm
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3pm
David Robert Coleman: Looking for Palestine
London premiere

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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Polonaise from 'Eugene Onegin' (Act 3)

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35

    Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • David Robert Coleman

    Looking for Palestine

    Singer: Elsa Dreisig. Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    The Poem of Ecstasy

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Edward Elgar

    'Nimrod' from Variations on an Original Theme ('Enigma'), Op 36

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Sonata in C major K.303

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Mozart: Violin Sonatas.
    • Hyperion.
    • 014.

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