Part of the BBC Proms.
Archive :: production:T01043970556, concert:S359, venue:V221
Schubert, Dubugnon & R. Strauss
Making a welcome return following their three appearances in 2009, Katia and Marielle Labeque perform a dramatic piece designed to bring out their contrasting personalities. The Battlefield Concerto was specially written for them by French-Swiss composer and double bass player, Richard Dubugnon. Semyon Bychkov, who conducted the work's recent Los Angeles premiere, here sandwiches it between two classics - the most famous of all unfinished symphonies and the glorious musical autobiography (with battle scene) of a composer who lived long in difficult times.