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BBC Proms 2021

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Mozart's Final Symphonies

Summary

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and their dynamic new principal conductor, Maxim Emelyanychev, kick off the BBC Four Proms 2021 season with a night dedicated to Mozart. For the first time in Proms history, they'll perform all three of Mozart's last three symphonies, which together explore all sides of humanity - the grand introduction of No 39 with its fanfares and dances, the dark drama of the famous No 40 and finally No 41, the dazzling 'Jupiter' Symphony. Tom Service and guests present.

Review

Sometimes there’s nothing finer than letting your spirit float and soar in a cloud of Mozart. Coming “as live” (ie with only a half-hour delay) from the Royal Albert Hall, this promises to be a glorious concert, presenting his three last symphonies (Nos 39 to 41), which his genius managed to conjure in two months in the summer of 1788. 

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra appears with its dynamic and relatively new principal conductor Maxim Emelyanychev. Russian-born and just 33, he’s spoken of his aim to “get to the orchestra and the public some electricity in the air”, and this will be his first Prom in the Albert Hall. Tom Service hosts. 


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