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Prom 6: The Rite of Spring

Live at the BBC Proms. The Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music, the Juilliard School, Edward Gardner and James Ehnes perform Stravinsky, Britten and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

Live at BBC Proms: Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School with Edward Gardner and James Ehnes in works by Stravinsky, Britten and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Metacosmos
(UK premiere)

Benjamin Britten: Violin Concerto

c. 20:25 Interval
Proms Plus Talk: In the first of a series of talks focusing on Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood, musicologist and broadcaster Hannah French explores his relationship with the Royal Academy of Music, in discussion with Professor Tim Jones from the Academy, and presenter Petroc Trelawny.

c. 20:50
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

James Ehnes (violin)
Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School
Edward Gardner (conductor)

Earthy, pagan dances meet the Music of the Spheres in this concert of 20th- and 21st-century orchestral works. Stravinsky’s infamous ballet score The Rite of Spring pulses with rhythmic energy and urgency, while Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s luminous and intricately textured Metacosmos travels deep into space. At the centre of the programme is Britten’s elegiac Violin Concerto, written on the cusp of the Second World War. Violinist James Ehnes joins Edward Gardner and musicians from both London’s Royal Academy of Music and New York’s Juilliard School.

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir

    Metacosmos

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: James Ehnes. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata no. 2 in A major BWV.1015 3rd movement; Andante un poco

    Performer: James Ehnes.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Oliver Knussen

    Flourish with fireworks Op.22 for orchestra

    Orchestra: Juilliard Orchestra. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Academy. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 10 in C K330

    Performer: Yeol Eum Son.

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