Download this event for iCal

BBC Proms 2017 Chamber Music 5

Latvian Radio Choir & Alexander Melnikov

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Shostakovich
Ten Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets – excerpts
Shostakovich
Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 – Nos. 1–4 & 7–8

‘Our family discussed the Revolution of 1905 constantly… The stories deeply affected my imagination.’ Born in the shadow of one of Russia’s darkest hours – the slaughter of over 1,000 peaceful protesters outside the Winter Palace in St Petersburg – Shostakovich carried its ghosts with him throughout his life. They are given voice here in a concert that brings together the wordless songs of the composer’s Preludes and Fugues with the more explicit homage of the Ten Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets.

In the last of its three appearances this season, the Latvian Radio Choir is joined by Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov.

Part of BBC Proms 2017 Chamber Music

BBC Proms 2017 Chamber Music 1

Who better to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth than I Fagiolini, who have spent a career unpicking the knotty conflicts and emotional truths of the composer’s music. The...

BBC Proms 2017 Chamber Music 2

Two of BBC Radio 3’s current New Generation Artists come together for a programme of chamber music spanning over 200 years. The Van Kuijk Quartet joins forces with clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe...

BBC Proms 2017 Chamber Music 3

Finnish folk music meets familiar Baroque textures in a programme exploring two genres with a shared love of song and dance. Soprano Anu Komsi and violinist Kreeta-Maria Kentala both have family...

BBC Proms 2017 Chamber Music 4

Still in his early twenties, French cellist Edgar Moreau is already making his mark with the exuberant virtuosity of his playing. Here he joins the Baroque ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro for a programme...

BBC Proms 2017 Chamber Music 6

With triumphant performances for the Royal Opera and Glyndebourne behind her, rising German soprano Christiane Karg now makes her Proms debut. She is joined by pianist Malcolm Martineau for a musical...

BBC Proms 2017 Chamber Music 7

Still in his twenties, award-winning pianist and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Pavel Kolesnikov has been praised for the sensitivity and maturity of his playing. Fresh from a critically...

BBC Proms 2017 Chamber Music 8

Schubert’s final chamber work is a piece of sublime beauty, a masterpiece of the repertoire composed only two months before the composer’s death at the age of just 31. Instead of the additional...

Concert Duration:
approx. 1 hour (no interval)

Ticket Information *

Stalls: £15; Centre Gallery: £13
Day seats: £6

See series page for booking information.

* All orders are subject to a transaction fee, except if made in person. See Booking Information for details, payment methods and delivery options.

View Seating Plan Further Ticket Info