Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, take a musical journey that begins with the ceremonial fizz and pomp of Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony and ends in the burnished melancholy and high drama of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No 2.
Plus, pianist Jan Lisiecki makes his Proms debut in Schumann’s Piano Concerto, a work that eschews empty technical display and calls instead for a detailed and intimate dialogue between pianist and orchestra: chamber music on a grand scale.
(Note: at the Royal College of Music at 4.45pm, a Proms Plus Intro event. Louise Fryer is joined by composer and musicologist William Mival to discuss Rachmaninov and his Symphony No. 2. Free.)