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Prom 38 - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra archivePart of the BBC Proms.- The BBC Scottish SO, under Chief Conductor Ilan Volkov, pair two Diaghilev commissions. With its pounding rhythms, cataclysmic upheavals and savage scenario of a young girl dancing herself to death, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is still genuinely earthshattering - no wonder Nijinsky's 1913 production provoked a riot. Begun as a homage to the Viennese waltz but twisted by his wartime experiences into a darker vision of a society whirling to disaster, Ravel's La valse was actually rejected by Diaghilev and only finally staged in the year of his death, choreographed by Nijinsky's sister Bronislava. Unsuk Chin's new Cello Concerto was written specially for Alban Gerhardt, an early member of Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme. Approx. finish time: 21:55
Performers Alban Gerhardt (cello).
Conductor Ilan Volkov.

Prom 38 - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Prom 38 - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Concert) production archive for QTIX code T01171874978. Details of all Prom 38 - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S363

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13 Aug 09The Royal Albert Hall
Inner London
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