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Prom 52: Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Ryan Wigglesworth

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.

c.8.35pm:
Ryan Wigglesworth: Piano Concerto
BBC co-commission with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: world premiere

Stravinsky: Divertimento 'The Fairy's Kiss'

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Britten Sinfonia
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.

2 hours, 44 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto in E flat major for two Pianos, K365

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Performer: Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Orchestral Suite No. 4, 'Mozartiana'

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Orchestral Suite No. 4, 'Mozartiana'

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Ryan Wigglesworth

    Piano Concerto

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Divertimento: The Fairy's Kiss

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Duke Ellington

    The Queen's Suite

    Orchestra: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.

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