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Prom 60: Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Live from BBC Proms: Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra perform Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins them for Bernstein's Age of Anxiety

Live from BBC Proms: Marin Alsop and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins them in Bernstein's Age of Anxiety
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Bernstein Slava! (A Political Overture)
Bernstein Symphony No 2 'The Age of Anxiety'

c8.40pm
Interval Proms Plus: Poet, playwright and librettist Glyn Maxwell has retraced Auden's travels in Iceland. He joins Polly Clark, whose recent novel Larchfield explored Auden's early years teaching in Scotland, to discuss Auden's poetry and his influence on other artists. Hosted by Matthew Sweet.

c. 9.00pm
Shostakovich Symphony No 5 in D minor

Jean‐Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop (conductor)

Marin Alsop, a protégée of Leonard Bernstein, returns to the Proms with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a politically charged climax to our bank-holiday Bernstein weekend. The concert culminates in Shostakovich’s ambiguous Fifth Symphony, whose triumphant finale can be heard either as political protest or capitulation to Stalin’s Soviet regime. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the orchestra for Bernstein’s ‘The Age of Anxiety’ – a musical quest for faith in a broken, post-war world – and the evening opens with the boisterous Slava!, a ‘political overture’ dedicated to cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Slava! (A Political Overture)

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphony No 2, 'The Age of Anxiety'

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No 5 in D minor

    Conductor: Marin Alsop. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
  • George Gershwin

    Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Picture

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Sonata in A for clarinet and piano

    Performer: Annelien Van Wauwe. Performer: Martin Klett.
  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)

    Music Arranger: Mstislav Rostropovich. Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Markus Becker.
    • Rostropovich Encores.
    • hyperion.
    • 9.

Broadcast

  • Mon 27 Aug 2018 20:00

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