Prom 17
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The second concert from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Proms founder conductor Henry Wood.

A passionate champion of new music, Wood gave the UK premieres of many major works featured this season, including both Sibelius's turbulent Symphony No. 1 and Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto - played here by Georgian soloist Lisa Batiashvili - whose initial simplicity and directness give way to spiky virtuosity in the finale.

The concert closes in Vienna, with the waltz-filled and lushly orchestrated suite from Richard Strauss's popular opera Der Rosenkavalier.


Symphony No. 1 in E minor 38'
Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1903


Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor 26'
Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1936
R. Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier - suite 24'
Lisa Batiashvili violin
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons conductor

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Type of production: Concert

Opened: 31 July 2019

Booking until: 31 July 2019

Running time: 2 Hours 15 Mins

Prices: £40.00 - £95.00