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BBC Proms: Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich
Alina Ibragimova plays Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky Funeral Song
Stravinsky Song of the Volga Boatmen
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1
Britten Russian Funeral Music
Shostakovich Symphony No. 11
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Alina Ibragimova joins Vladimir Jurowski to present a Russian themed programme. The Proms pays tribute to the centenary of the Russian Revolution with Prokofiev's lyrical First Violin Concerto, composed amid the growing turmoil of 1917.
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 harks back to another crisis, the failed revolution of 1905; its brooding cinematic landscapes are punctuated by bright flecks of instrumental colour. The concert opens with Stravinsky’s youthful Funeral Song, lost for over a century and given its first modern performance only last year.
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