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Prom 25: Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Weinberg

Live at the BBC Proms. Dalia Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius's Karelia Suite, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6 and, with Sol Gabetta, Weinberg's Cello Concerto.

Live at BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6. Plus Weinberg's Cello Concerto with soloist Sol Gabetta.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Sibelius: Karelia Suite

Mieczysław Weinberg: Cello Concerto

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Proms Plus Talk: Shahidha Bari presents readings of Tchaikovsky’s letters, many of which were suppressed because of what they revealed about his sexuality. She is joined by composer Rolf Hind. Recorded earlier at Beit Hall, Imperial College.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'

Sol Gabetta (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska (conductor)

Dalia Stasevska makes her Proms debut as the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s newly appointed Principal Guest Conductor.

Cellist Sol Gabetta joins them to celebrate the centenary of one of the 20th century’s great unsung heroes, Mieczysław Weinberg, whose Cello Concerto – premiered by Rostropovich in 1957, a decade after it was written – deserves a place alongside those of his great friend and colleague Shostakovich.

The programme also includes Tchaikovsky’s much-loved ‘Pathétique’ Symphony, with its thrilling Scherzo, and Sibelius’s suite Karelia a stirring celebration of Finland’s proud history.

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Stasevska.
  • Mieczysław Weinberg

    Cello Concerto

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Traditional Catalan

    El Cant dels Ocells [The Song of the Birds]

    Performer: Sol Gabetta.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Stasevska.
  • Eric Coates

    Bird Song at Eventide

    Performer: James Baillieu. Singer: Kathryn Rudge.
    • Champs Hill Records.
  • Frank Bridge

    Valse intermezzo

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Bridge: Orchestral Works vol.5: Williams/BBC NOW/Hickox.
    • Chandos.
    • 14.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Postcard from the Med (The Captain's Paradise)

    Music Arranger: Philip Lane. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.

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