Home » Classical Music » Prom 31: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky at the Royal Albert Hall – 7th August 2016

Prom 31: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky at the Royal Albert Hall – 7th August 2016



The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Designate Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard round off this weekend’s Stravinsky/Scottish series with the work that changed music for ever. In The Rite of Spring, rhythm was  prioritised over harmony – and pounding, jagged, brutal rhythm at that. One of The Rite’s most impactful relatives is the Scythian Suite by Stravinsky’s compatriot Prokofiev, a  orchestral canvas that forms the perfect foil to the heartfelt beauty of Tchaikovsky’s charming First Piano Concerto, performed by Kirill Gerstein in a new edition which, he says, ‘allows us to return to Tchaikovsky’s original intentions’.


Prokofiev Scythian Suite 20’

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor (original version, 1879) 34’


Stravinsky The Rite of Spring 34’


Kirill Gerstein piano

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard conductor

For more information and book tickets, visit the Royal Albert Hall website here

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