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BBC Proms: Beethoven, Schoenberg & Shostakovich

Vladimir Jurowski conducts

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Albert Hall, London

Beethoven Fidelio overture
Schoenberg Piano Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Mitsuko Uchida piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra


Mitsuko Uchida and the London Philharmonic Orchestra 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.’

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