Wednesday 15 August 2012 at 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2A, United Kingdom
Tel: 0845 401 5045
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World' (45 mins)
Fanfare for the Common Man (4 mins)
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (3 mins)
Momoprécoce (28 mins)
Estancia – suite (12 mins)
Nelson Freire piano
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Music from both American hemispheres features tonight. First the masterpiece through which the Bohemian Dvořák, resident in New York, sought to establish an American musical identity, a symphony exuding nostalgia for his own native woods and fields.
Later comes Copland’s iconic Fanfare and highlights from Ginastera’s best-known score. Joan Tower, whose childhood was spent partly in Bolivia, celebrates ‘women who take risks and are adventurous’, while distinguished Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire returns to the Proms to play one of Villa-Lobos’s most attractive compositions.