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Prom 19 repeat: Strauss, Schumann and MacMillan

Another chance to hear Prom 19: Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC SSO in MacMillan's The Confession of Isobel Gowdie and, with Alexander Melnikov, Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor.

Afternoon Concert with Georgia Mann.

Another chance to hear BBC SSO & Thomas Dausgaard with pianist Alexander Melnikov. Schumann's Piano Concerto and James MacMillan's The Confession of Isobel Gowdie.

Presented by Kate Molleson at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra

c.2.35pm
Interval; Proms Plus: Composer Sir James MacMillan, 60 this year, discusses The Confession of Isobel Gowdie and talks about his inspiration and ideas. Recorded earlier at Imperial College Union. Producer Helen Garrison.

c.3pm
Part 2
Schumann: Piano Concerto
James MacMillan: The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

Alexander Melnikov (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

‘I always wanted a great bravura piece by him,’ wrote Clara Schumann of her husband. Her hope was answered in Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto a work whose broad, symphonic scope explores and tests the relationship between soloist and orchestra.

Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov joins the BBC Scottish SO and its Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard for a programme that also includes the sweeping drama of Strauss’s tone-poem Also sprach Zarathustra, with its memorable opening sunrise (heard on the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey) and the violence and compassion of Sir James MacMillan’s early masterpiece The Confession of Isobel Gowdie, inspired by the execution of a 17th-century ‘witch’ and premiered at the Proms in 1990.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    Also Sprach Zarathustra

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Concerto in A minor

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Alexander Melnikov. Composer: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Robert Schumann

    Träumerei (Kinderszenen Op 15: No 7)

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 44

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.

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