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Details

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
England


Programme

Béla BartókThe Miraculous Mandarin
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Concerto no.24 in C minor, K.491
~ Interval ~
Dmitry ShostakovichOrango: Prologue (orch. G. McBurney)

Performers

Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
David Fray – piano
Natalia Pavlova – Susanna
Natalia Yakimova – Renée
Alexander Shagun – Armand Fleury
Alexander Trofimov – Paul Mâche
Vladimir Babokin – Foreigner 1
Oleg Losev – Foreigner 2
Dmitry Koleushko – Zoologist
Ivan Novoselov – Orango
Leo Elhardt – Voice from the Crowd
Denis Beganski – Master of Ceremonies
Yuri Yevchuk – Veselchak
Irina Brown – stage director

Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Voices

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Programme Note

Shostakovich’s Orango - an incomplete opera whose manuscript came to light only in 2004 - is a glossy fusion of wit and political venom. The ‘Orango’ of the title is half man, half ape - a symbol of the decadent West. It’s a work matched for vivid colouring by Bartók’s violent and sexually charged ballet-pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin. French pianist David Fray returns following his Proms debut in 2011 to play Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 - written at the height of the composer’s fame in Vienna as a performer of his own works.

Prom 53: Bartók – The Miraculous Mandarin; Shostakovich – Orango

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