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Prom 17: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – 2

Live at the BBC Proms. The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Yannick Nézet‐Séguin play Sibelius, Strauss and, with Gil Shaham, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor.

Live at BBC Proms: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Yannick Nézet‐Séguin plays Sibelius and Richard Strauss and are joined by violinist Gil Shaham in Prokofiev.

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

Sibelius:
Symphony No 1 in E minor

c.8.10pm
Interval: Proms Plus talk: Journalist and string-instrument expert Ariane Todes and Russian music expert and critic David Nice explore Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and the Russian school of violin-playing.

c.8.30pm
Prokofiev:
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor

Richard Strauss:
Der Rosenkavalier – suite

The second concert from Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood.

A passionate champion of new music, Wood gave the UK premieres of many major works featured this season, including both Sibelius’s turbulent Symphony No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto – played here by soloist Gil Shaham – whose initial simplicity and directness give way to spiky virtuosity in the finale.

The concert closes in Vienna, with the waltz-filled and lushly orchestrated suite from Richard Strauss’s popular opera Der Rosenkavalier.

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 1 in E minor

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor

    Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Partita No. 3 in E major (BWV 1006) - III: Gavotte and rondo

    Performer: Gil Shaham.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier - suite

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse triste Op 44, No 1

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Waltz, Op 12 No 2 (Lyric Pieces)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
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