BBC PROMS 'Also sprach Zarathustra'

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  • 20th century music (1900 – 2000)
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The London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, with pianist Anika Vavic.

Bantock: '
The Witch of Atlas'

Prokofiev: 
Piano Concerto No 3 in C

Sibelius: '
Pohjola's Daughter'

Strauss
: 'Also sprach Zarathustra'

(Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra trace the development of the tone-poem in works inspired by Nietzsche, Shelley and the Finnish epic, the Kalevala.)

(Note: at 5.30pm in the Royal College of Music there is a Proms Plus Family event in which you can find out the real meaning of Strauss’s epic 'Also sprach Zarathustra', along with the stories behind 'The Witch of Atlas' and 'Pohjola’s Daughter 'in this introductory talk for families with Rachel Leach. Then, at 10pm, there is a Proms Plus Late in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall. Relax with a drink and enjoy the informal post-Prom music and poetry from emerging young talent.)

Event phone: 0845 401 5040
Event website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms
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