Live at the BBC Proms. The West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, with their conductor Daniel Barenboim and pianist Martha Argerich, perform Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Lutosławski.
Live at BBC Proms: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra with conductor Daniel Barenboim and pianist Martha Argerich in Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Lutosławski
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished'
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
Interval: Proms Plus Talk: Professor Adrian Thomas and Professor Nicholas Reyland discuss the work that established Lutoslawski as a major composer in 1950s Poland, the Concerto for Orchestra, with presenter Andrew McGregor.
Concerto for Orchestra
Martha Argerich (piano)
West–Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
Daniel Barenboim and his West–Eastern Divan Orchestra return to the Proms with a programme of emotion and sensation.
Legendary Argentine pianist Martha Argerich is the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 – an outpouring of Romantic intensity sustained from the arresting opening chords right through to the thrilling finale.
Polish folk dances pulse through Lutosławski’s vibrant Concerto for Orchestra, with its echoes of Stravinsky and Bartok. Its bracing rhythmic energy and reticent beauty offer the perfect foil to the melodic richness of Tchaikovsky’s concerto.