Prom 58 repeat: Tchaikovsky, Janáček, Szymanowski and Linda Catlin Smith
Another chance to hear Prom 58: the BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov with soprano Georgia Jarman perform Szymanowski’s Love Songs of Hafiz alongside a new work by Linda Catlin Smith.
Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore
Another chance to hear BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov with soprano Georgia Jarman perform Szymanowski’s Love Songs of Hafiz alongside a new work by Linda Catlin Smith.
Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Linda Catlin Smith - Nuages
Janáček - The Fiddler's Child
Szymanowski - Love Songs of Hafiz, Op. 26
Interval: Proms Plus Talk: Kate Molleson talks to cultural historian Rosamund Bartlett about Tchaikovsky and the Russian folk tradition.
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.
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.