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
Symphony No 1 in E minor
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.
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor
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.