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BBC Prom 42: Youthful Beginnings

The Ulster Orchestra performs at the BBC Proms with outgoing Music Director Rafael Payare

  • Composer

    Schumann, Clara

  • Conductor

    Rafael Payare

  • Soloists

    Mariam Batsashvili

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Event Details


18 August 2019 19:30


Royal Albert Hall - London

Beethoven - Symphony No. 1
Clara Schumann - Piano Concerto
Sofia Gubaidulina - Fairytale Poem
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 1

The Ulster Orchestra heads to London with outgoing Music Director Rafael Payare to present the BBC Proms premiere of Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, performed by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mariam Batsashvili.

Begun when the then Clara Wieck was just 13 years old, it’s a work whose mellow mood and lyrical melodies conceal no little technical intricacy and formal innovation.

Sunny good humour also runs through both Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 – famously described as a musical ‘comedy of manners’ – and Shostakovich’s First Symphony, lively with satirical wit and mischief.



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