From the Royal Albert Hall, The Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, perform Brahms's Symphony No 2 and, with Yuja Wang, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3.
BBC Proms 2019: The Staatskapelle Dresden with Myung-Whun Chung and Yuja Wang in works by Rachmaninov and Brahms.
Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
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.