Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the Oslo Philharmonic bring two Finnish works as well as one of the greatest of all Russian piano concertos to the Royal Albert Hall at the 59th concert in this year's BBC Proms.
Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg's Seht die Sonne was commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker and the San Francisco Symphony, and unveiled under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle in Berlin last year. Taking its title from the last chorus in Schoenberg's Gurrelieder, it was written for the same scale of forces as for that pinnacle of Viennese High Romanticism, Mahler's Ninth Symphony.
Sibelius's First was his most Russian symphony, with a touch of Tchaikovsky in its language, but evidently the work of a master symphonist in the making.
Magnus Lindberg Seht die Sonne (UK premiere) (29 mins)
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (43 mins)
Sibelius Symphony No.1 (38 mins)
Nikolai Lugansky piano
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor
Prom 59: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday 30 August, 7.30pm - c10.05pm
Venue: Royal Albert Hall