Prom 60: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


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Royal Albert Hall

Pazar, 30 Ağu 2009, 7:30PM

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£8 - £44 price band B or Prom for £5 ... s/2009/howtobook/tickets.shtml


Martha Argerich piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit conductor


Vivier Orion (UK premiere) (13 mins)
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major (22 mins)
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 in D flat major (15 mins)
Musorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition (30 mins)


Iconic pianist Martha Argerich returns to the Proms to play both Ravel's jazzy G major Concerto (its blue-note harmonies coloured by the composer's visits to Harlem and Hollywood) and Prokofiev's one-movement Concerto No.1 (the 21-year-old's precocious mix of wrong-note modernism, percussive rhythms and post-Romantic rhapsody).

Musorgsky's musical memorial to a dead painter friend was known mainly in its original solo piano form before Ravel added the colours of his unrivalled orchestral imagination.

In the International Year of Astronomy, Claude Vivier's intriguing exploration of the echoing vastnesses of outer space is brought to the UK by Charles Dutoit, who conducted its 1980 premiere in Montreal.


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