Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Prom 66: Berlin Philharmonic, Kirill Petrenko, Yuja Wang perform Dukas, Schmidt and Prokofiev

Live at BBC Proms: Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Kirill Petrenko in ballet music by Dukas and Franz Schmidt's Symphony no 4, plus Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 with Yuja Wang

Live at BBC Proms: Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Kirill Petrenko in ballet music by Dukas and Franz Schmidt's Symphony no 4, plus Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 with Yuja Wang as soloist.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Martin Handley.

Dukas: La Péri – Fanfare and Poème dansé
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 in C major

8.20pm
Interval: Proms Plus Talk: Musicologist and broadcaster Erik Levi introduces Schmidt's Symphony No. 4.

8.45pm
Franz Schmidt: Symphony No 4 in C major

Yuja Wang (piano)
Berliner Philharmonic
Conductor Kirill Petrenko

A landmark concert sees the Berlin Philharmonic perform for the first time in London under its new Chief Conductor Designate, Kirill Petrenko. ‘In this work Mahler’s spirit is resurrected,’ said a colleague of Franz Schmidt’s Fourth Symphony, a piece whose Romantic character is charged with the grief of personal loss. Dynamic pianist Yuja Wang is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto, with its explosive closing battle of wills between soloist and orchestra. The concert opens with Dukas’s exotic, Impressionistic ballet score La péri, prefaced by the arresting curtain-raising fanfare the composer later added.

2 hours, 44 minutes

Music Played

  • Paul Dukas

    Fanfare and Poeme danse (La Peri)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Petrenko.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No 3 in C major

    Performer: Yuja Wang. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Franz Schmidt

    Symphony No 4 in C major

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Petrenko.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Oboe Concerto, K.314

    Performer: Lothar Koch. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Danse Profane

    Performer: Marie‐Pierre Langlamet. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Indésens Records.

Broadcast

The home of classical music and the Proms on the BBC

The home of classical music and the Proms on the BBC

Most Proms are broadcast live on Radio 3