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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 39: R. Strauss, Rameau, Mozart and Bernard Rands

Friday 15 August 2014 - 7:30 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 39 Markus Stenz © Molina Visuals

Scheduled end time: 10:00pm

Les Indes galantes – suite 16'

Bernard Rands
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 25'
UK premiere


Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K16 13'

R. Strauss
Ein Heldenleben 45'

Jonathan Biss piano

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Markus Stenz

Rameau's opera Les Indes Galantes and Strauss's tone-poem Ein Heldenleben were both flops at their premieres, yet they soon won over a public suspicious of the new.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra tackles both works, taking us from 18th-century France to fin-de-siècle Germany – with a quick stop-off in Chelsea, where the 8-year-old Mozart composed his First Symphony.

Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Jonathan Biss gives the UK premiere of Bernard Rands's colourful new Piano Concerto, written for Biss himself.