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Paavo Jarvi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

BBC Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall: Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, Shostakovich's First Piano Concerto (with soloist Benjamin Grosvenor) and Mozart's 'Jupiter' Symphony.

BBC Proms: Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Benjamin Grosvenor performs Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Paavo Jarvi, bookended by Ravel’s neo-Baroque masterpiece Le tombeau de Couperin and Mozart’s titanic Symphony No. 41.

The sophisticated, transfigured Baroque dances of Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin offset Shostakovich’s boisterous Piano Concerto No. 1, with its cheeky sprinkling of quotations from classical giants Beethoven and Haydn among others.

These two works of neo-baroque and neo-classical influences are followed by Mozart’s final symphony, the ‘Jupiter’, a high point of the ‘true’ classical-period canon. Nicknamed posthumously for its majestic first movement and epic finale, the work is a summation of Mozart’s entire symphonic output with its unique blend of grandeur and subtlety.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No 1

Mozart: Symphony No 41, K551 (Jupiter)

Jason Evans (trumpet)
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Paavo Jarvi (conductor)

2 hours, 29 minutes

Last on

Wed 9 Sep 2020 19:30

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Topmbeau de Couperin

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor. Orchestra: Philharmonia.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 41 in C, Jupiter

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse Triste

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Romance Op.11

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44 No. 1

    Ensemble: Navarra String Quartet.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 5 in G major for keyboard, BWV 829

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • ECM.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Salon Polka No 3 in A flat major

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • WARNER.

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Broadcast

  • Wed 9 Sep 2020 19:30

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