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Prom 58: Tchaikovsky, Janáček, Szymanowski and Linda Catlin Smith

Live at BBC Proms: BBC SSO & Ilan Volkov with soprano Georgia Jarman perform Szymanowski’s Love Songs of Hafiz alongside a new work by Linda Catlin Smith.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC SSO & Ilan Volkov with soprano Georgia Jarman perform Szymanowski’s Love Songs of Hafiz alongside a new work by Linda Catlin Smith.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Linda Catlin Smith - Nuages
Janáček - The Fiddler's Child
Szymanowski - Love Songs of Hafiz, Op. 26

8.15: Interval: Proms Plus Talk: Kate Molleson talks to cultural historians Rosamund Bartlett and Philip Ross Bullock about Tchaikovsky and the Russian folk tradition.

8.35 Part 2
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No 2 in C minor, 'Little Russian'

Georgia Jarman (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Folk songs and folk tales run through this programme from the BBC SSO and Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov.

A runaway success at its premiere, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.2 takes a different Ukrainian folk melody as the theme for each of its four movements, including the dizzyingly inventive finale, while a gruesome Czech legend provides the starting point for Janáček’s atmospheric orchestral ballad The Fiddler’s Child.

Szymanowski’s exotic songs based on texts by the 14th-century Persian mystic poet Hafiz and a world premiere by Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith complete the concert.

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Linda Catlin Smith

    Nuages

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Fiddler's Child

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Love Songs of Hafiz, Op. 26

    Performer: Georgia Jarman. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 2 in C minor, 'Little Russian

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Romeo and Juliet, Op.17: Capulet's Festival and Love Scene

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch. Choir: Boston Symphony Chorus.
    • RCA.

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