Langgaard - Symphony No. 11, ‘Ixion’ (5 mins) UK Premiere
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen - Incontri (14) - UK Premiere
Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (29 mins)
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (45 mins)
Daniel Müller-Schott cello BBC Symphony Orchestra Thomas Dausgaard conductor
Thomas Dausgaard’s programme opens with the UK premiere of a briefly blazing, tuba-rich symphony completed in 1945 by the Danish maverick Langgaard, whose Music of the Spheres was such a highlight of the 2010 Proms season, there's also a UK premiere by fellow Dane Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen. The established masterpieces are Russian: Shostakovich’s hyper concentrated First Cello Concerto, in which we welcome Proms debut artist Daniel Müller-Schott, and Tchaikovsky’s most radical and masterly symphonic confrontation with existential despair.
Didn't think much of the Langgaard and the Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen piece isn't much cop either, still the rest of the programme should be good.