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July 22, 2010

Monday at the Proms: The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

"Who cares if you miss a note or two? If you're true to the music, THAT's what matters!" So says pianist Simon Trpceski about the pressure of playing a frighteningly difficult piece in front of a concert audience of 6,000, and a broadcast audience of millions. On Monday night, Trpceski joined the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at the BBC Proms in London, playing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. We'll hear how it went (he didn't miss many notes), along with a Schumann Overture and the finale of a Tchaikovsky Symphony, both inspired by Lord Byron's tragic hero, Manfred.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Joseph Haydn
    Third movement from Sonata No. 47 in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32
    Anton Nel, piano
  • Robert Schumann
    Manfred Overture
    The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Franz Schubert
    Die Forelle (The Trout)
    Mark Padmore, tenor, Imogen Cooper, piano
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Robert Schumann
    The Lotus Blossom, from Myrthen, Op. 25
    Mark Padmore, tenor, Imogen Cooper, piano
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Johannes Brahms
    Hungarian Dance No. 4 in B Minor and No. 5 in G Minor, WoO. 1
    Anton Nel, piano, Bion Tsang, cello
    Jordan Hall, Boston
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Fourth movement from Manfred Symphony in B Minor, Op. 58
    The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England

hour 2

  • John Tavener
    Interlude from Requiem
    Josephine Knight, cello, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko, conductor
    Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool, England
  • Darius Milhaud
    Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano from The Traveler with no Baggage, Op. 157b
    Erin Keefe, violin, Frank Kowalsky, clarinet, Adam Neiman, piano
    Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, Seattle
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
    Simon Trpceski, piano, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
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