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.