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Details

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
England


Programme

Ludwig van BeethovenFidelio, Op.72
Arnold SchoenbergPiano Concerto, Op.42
~ Interval ~
Dmitry ShostakovichSymphony no.8 in C minor, Op.65

Performers

Vladimir Jurowski – conductor
Mitsuko Uchida – piano

London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Programme Note

Mitsuko Uchida makes a welcome return to the Proms for Schoenberg’s rarely heard Piano Concerto. It’s a work whose 12-tone abstraction is tempered by intriguing autobiographical suggestions - ‘Life was so easy’, ‘Suddenly hatred broke out’ - scribbled on the original manuscript. Autobiography is also at the fore in Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony. Composed in 1943, at a particularly dark moment for Russia in the war, the work is a fragile statement of hope that the composer himself summarised as: ‘All that is dark and oppressive will disappear; all that is beautiful will triumph.’

Prom 66: Beethoven, Schoenberg & Shostakovich

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