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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 43: Rachmaninov, Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

Monday 18 August 2014 - 7:30 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 43 Baiba Skride © Marco Borggreve

Scheduled end time: 9:40pm

Stravinsky
Scherzo fantastique 12'

Rachmaninov
The Bells 35'

interval

Stravinsky
Violin Concerto 22'

Tchaikovsky
Overture '1812' 16'

Baiba Skride violin
Luba Orgonášová soprano
Stuart Skelton tenor
Mikhail Petrenko baritone

Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner
conductor

Tonight's all-Russian programme opens with the buzzing energy of Stravinsky's Scherzo fantastique and ends in a burst of cannon-fire, bells and brass as Tchaikovsky’s '1812' Overture celebrates the defeat of Napoleon.

This musical spectacle is more than matched by Rachmaninov's choral symphony The Bells, chiming the journey from birth to death.

After making her Proms debut last year with Szymanowski's Violin Concerto, young Latvian violinist Baiba Skride returns to perform Stravinsky's neo-Classical Violin Concerto – lively with dance and invention.