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Prom 63: Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninov

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

c.7.45pm
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major

Yuja Wang (piano)
Staatskapelle Dresden
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.

1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor

    Performer: Yuja Wang. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise, Op. 34 No.14

    Performer: Yuja Wang.
  • Vincent Youmans

    Tea for Two

    Performer: Yuja Wang.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No.2 in D major

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Overture, Les Francs-Juges, Op.3

    Conductor: Georg Solti. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • DECCA.

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