Prom 23 repeat: Swan Lake
From the 2019 BBC Proms another chance to hear BBC Philharmonic with Principal Conductor Ben Gernon in Arnold, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.
Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore
From the BBC Proms, another chance to hear BBC Philharmonic with Principal Conductor Ben Gernon in Arnold, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.
Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Sarah Walker
Arnold: Peterloo Overture
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
In 2017, Sacha Dench of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust flew the 7,000 mile migration route of Whooper Swans from Siberia to the UK in a paraglider. Drawing on her experience, the ‘Human Swan’ talks about the birds that have become symbolic of love, beauty, and mystery with dance critic Sarah Crompton, former Arts Editor-in-Chief at The Telegraph. Hosted by New Generation Thinker Hetta Howes. Produced by Torquil MacLeod.
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (excerpts)
Juan Pérez Floristán (piano)
Ben Gernon (conductor)
The BBC Philharmonic and their Principal Guest Conductor Ben Gernon open with Malcolm Arnold's Dramatic 'Peterloo Overture' in the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Masacre at St Peter's Fields in Manchester. Excerpts from 'Swan Lake' the first of Tchaikovsky's great ballet scores, include the colourful sequence of national dances and the heart-breaking final scene in which Odette and her beloved Siegfried are united for ever in death, breaking the spell of the sorcerer Rothbart. Juan Pérez Floristán is soloist in Rachmaninov's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini', with its famous lyrical 18th Variation.