Live at the BBC Proms. The Ulster Orchestra with Rafael Payare and Mariam Batsashvili in works by Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Sofia Gubaidulina and Shostakovich.
Live at BBC Proms: The Ulster Orchestra with Rafael Payare and Mariam Batsashvili in works by Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Sofia Gubaidulina and Shostakovich.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Hannah French
Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C major
Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto
Interval: Ian Skelly talks to pianist Lucy Parham and musicologist Natasha Loges about the life and work of Clara Schumann.
Sofia Gubaidulina: Fairytale Poem
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor
Mariam Batsashvili (piano)
Rafael Payare (conductor)
Belfast's Ulster Orchestra and its dynamic music director Rafael Payare present the Proms premiere of Clara Schumann's Piano Concerto, performed here by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mariam Batsashvili.
Begun when the then Clara Wieck was just 13 years old, it’s a work whose mellow mood and lyrical melodies conceal no little technical intricacy and formal innovation.
Sunny good humour also runs through both Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 – famously described as a musical 'comedy of manners' – and Shostakovich's First Symphony, lively with satirical wit and mischief.