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Prom 48 repeat: Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Silvestri

Another chance to hear Prom 48: Cristian Măcelaru conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2 and, with Seong-Jin Cho, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 2.

Afternoon Concert with Kate Molleson.

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Cristian Măcelaru. Rachmaninov's mighty Symphony No. 2 plus Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Seong-Jin Cho.

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Constantin Silvestri: Three Pieces for strings
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor

Interval: An exploration of the Russian symphonic tradition, with musicologist Geoffrey Norris.

Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor

Seong-Jin Cho (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru (conductor)

Tracing a thrilling journey from doubt to triumph, Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2 sits at the centre of this concert from a brooding opening it moves through a lovely slow movement to an ecstatic close – one of the most exciting in the repertoire. Romanian conductor Cristian Măcelaru makes his Proms debut with the BBC SO.

There’s more drama and still greater virtuosity in Prokofiev’s demanding Piano Concerto No. 2, performed here by 2015 Chopin International Piano Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho. The concert opens with the folk-inspired Three Pieces for strings by the Romanian composer-conductor Constantin Silvestri, who defected to the West in 1956 and died in London 50 years ago.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Constantin Silvestri

    Three Pieces for Strings

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Cristian Măcelaru.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto no 2 in G minor

    Performer: Seong-Jin Cho. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Cristian Măcelaru.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata K332 2nd mvt

    Performer: Seong-Jin Cho.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony no 2

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Cristian Măcelaru.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 100

    Performer: Yuja Wang. Performer: Leonidas Kavakos.
    • Decca.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in E minor 'Il Favorito', RV277

    Performer: Arthur Grumiaux. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Vittorio Negri.
    • PHILIPS.