Today at the Proms - Proms 12 & 13

Continuing our daily coverage of what's on at The Proms 2018, Susan Omand has a quick look at the programme for Prom 12: Beethoven, Shostakovich & Rachmaninov & Prom 13: Pioneers of Sound  ...

Not only multiple pieces today but multiple proms too!

First up we have a UK premiere in among more familiar Russian romanticism and a Beethoven overture that was not, contrary to popular belief, written to accompany the Shakespeare play Coriolanus, although the play it was written for, by Heinrich Joseph von Collin, is on the same subject.

But it's the second Prom of the evening that has caught my attention as it is a late-night tribute to the ever wonderful BBC Radiophonics Workshop and should prove to be a fascinating show. If you're anything like a Doctor Who fan, the name Delia Derbyshire should jump out at you immediately. Luckily this Prom is being shown on BBC4 on Friday if you miss the broadcast tonight.

Here's the full programme for this evening's Proms which you can listen to live on Radio 3 or on the iPlayer

Prom 12 - 19:00
Ludwig van Beethoven
Overture 'Coriolan'(8 mins)

Dmitri Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major(29 mins)


Andrew Norman
Spiral(6 mins)UK premiere

Sergei Rachmaninov
Symphonic Dances(36 mins)

Prom 13 - 22:15
Delia Derbyshire
The Delian Mode(6 mins)

Knockturning(5 mins)(world premiere of new arrangement for orchestra)

Laurie Spiegel
Work TBC(5 mins)

Suzanne Ciani
Improvisation on Four Sequences(15 mins)

Daphne Oram
Still Point(30 mins)world premiere of revised version

Image - Photo © Chris Christodoulou

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