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Prom 56: Mozart and Bruckner

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo perform Bruckner's Symphony No 5 and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21 in C with soloist Benjamin Grosvenor.

Live at the BBC Proms the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo performs Bruckner's Symphony No.5, and Mozart's Piano Concerto No.21 in C K467 with soloist Benjamin Grosvenor.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sarah Walker

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C K467

c. 20.00 Interval: Proms Plus: Conductor and musicologist John Butt introduces Bruckner's Symphony No.5. Recorded earlier at Imperial College Union.

c.20.20
Bruckner: Symphony No.5 in Bb

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Former BBC Young Musician winner Benjamin Grosvenor may only be 26 but this exceptional pianist is an artist of startling emotional and technical maturity. Here he joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo as the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 (sometimes known by the nickname ‘Elvira Madigan’), with its trickling slow movement and good-humoured buffo levity. Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony, with its astonishing fugal finale, offers a more serious counterpoint in the second half.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 21 in C major, K467

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Lilacs

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 5 in B flat major

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Theme and Variations in F major, Op.19 No.6

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • MELODIYA.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Cherubic Hymn No.1 (9 Sacred pieces)

    Choir: St. Petersburg Chamber Choir. Conductor: Nikolai Korniev.
    • DG.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vespers: VII. Glory to God in the Hghest

    Choir: St. Petersburg Chamber Choir. Conductor: Nikolai Korniev.
    • DECCA.

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