Prom 60 repeat: Marin Alsop and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in Shostakovich's Symphony No 5. Pianist Jean‐Yves Thibaudet joins them in Bernstein's Age of Anxiety
Another chance to hear Marin Alsop and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall and pianist Jean‐Yves Thibaudet joins them in Bernstein's Age of Anxiety
Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Bernstein Slava! (A Political Overture)
Bernstein Symphony No 2 'The Age of Anxiety'
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 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.