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Wednesday September 6, 2017

Proms: Revolutionary Music

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I took a notion to got to the Proms so Rob booked us seats in a box - a Grand Evening all round.

  • Igor Stravinsky - Funeral Song (12 mins)
  • Song of the Volga Boatmen (2 mins)
  • Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major(22 mins)
  • Benjamin Britten - Russian Funeral(7 mins)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No 11 in G minor 'The Year 1905'(65 mins)

Alina Ibragimova joins Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a Russian themed programme. The Proms pays tribute to the centenary of the Russian Revolution with Prokofiev's lyrical First Violin Concerto, composed amid the growing turmoil of 1917. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 harks back to another crisis, the failed revolution of 1905; its brooding cinematic landscapes are punctuated by bright flecks of instrumental colour. The concert opens with Stravinsky's youthful Funeral Song, lost for over a century and given its first modern performance only last year.

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 11:28 PM. Category: Art and Culture. | Comments (0)