Prom 42 repeat: Clara Schumann Piano Concerto
From the Royal Albert Hall the Ulster Orchestra with Rafael Payare and NGA pianist Mariam Batsashvili in works by Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Sofia Gubaidulina and Shostakovich.
Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore
The Ulster Orchestra with Rafael Payare and Mariam Batsashvili in works by Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Sofia Gubaidulina and Shostakovich.
Presented by Hannah French from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C major
Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto
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.