Live at the BBC Proms. The Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, perform Brahms's Symphony No 2 and, with Yuja Wang, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3.
Live BBC Proms: The Staatskapelle Dresden with Myung-Whun Chung and Yuja Wang in works by Rachmaninov and Brahms.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
Interval Proms Plus: Each year Proms Plus and the Free Thinking programme invite a leading author to talk about their career. Mark Haddon - author of the literary and theatrical super-hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - discusses the ideas in his latest novel, The Porpoise. The book re-imagines the legend of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, the subject of an epic work by the English poet Gower, and a play by Shakespeare, keeping its central image of a ship at sea, but re-imagining it in a modern age of aviation. He is interviewed by Anne McElvoy. Produced by Fiona McLean. The whole interview will be broadcast as a Free Thinking episode later in September.
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major
Yuja Wang (piano)
Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)
Explosively virtuosic and a thrilling live performer, Yuja Wang is the soloist in Rachmaninov’s emotionally expansive and technically demanding Third Piano Concerto – one of the most challenging in the repertoire.
She joins conductor Myung-Whun Chung and the Staatskapelle Dresden – the second of this week’s visiting European orchestras – for a concert that also includes Brahms’s genial Symphony No. 2, whose freshness and spontaneity have drawn comparisons with Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony.