Review from The Guardian
Review from The Independent
Monday 13 August 2012 at 19.30 on BBC radio 3
Broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
In the words of the BBC:
Susanna Mälkki returns to the Proms with two genre-defining 20th-century favourites. Revisiting the doomed love of Verona’s most romantic couple, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet brought new life to the evening-length ballet, just as Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra demonstrated the potential of a seemingly contradictory title.
Between these classics, Lawrence Power joins the Philharmonia Orchestra to tackle the fiendishly difficult solo part in Olga Neuwirth’s recent work for viola and orchestra, comprising five breathtaking, seething, allusion-rich movements.
19.30 -Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet – Suite No. 1
Olga Neuwirth: Remnants of Songs… an Amphigory
20.30 – Interval
20.50 – Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Link to BBC for audio clips
This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 26 August at 2.00pm
DURATION: 2 HOURS, 15 MINUTES
More women conductors at the Proms soon!