Live at the BBC Proms. The Britten Sinfonia with Marc-André Hamelin and Ryan Wigglesworth perform music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.
Live at BBC Proms: the Britten Sinfonia with Marc-André Hamelin and Ryan Wigglesworth, playing Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Mozart: Concerto in E flat major for two pianos
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 4, 'Mozartiana'
Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1897
c.8.15pm: Interval: Musicologist Jonathan Cross introduces Stravinsky’s Divertimento: The Fairy’s Kiss.
Ryan Wigglesworth: Piano Concerto
BBC co-commission with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: world premiere
Stravinsky: Divertimento 'The Fairy's Kiss'
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Ryan Wigglesworth, piano and conductor
Arranging four pieces by Mozart in his Suite No. 4, Tchaikovsky pays homage to the composer he regarded as a ‘divinity’.
Tchaikovsky himself was the inspiration for Stravinsky’s ballet The Fairy’s Kiss, shot through with Tchaikovsky’s melodies.
Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth also features as both pianist – alongside Marc-André Hamelin in Mozart’s Concerto for two pianos – and composer, with the world premiere of his own Piano Concerto.