Monday 24 Aug 2015, 7.30pmRoyal Albert Hall, London

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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

David Fray piano

Antonina Vesenina soprano

Natalia Yakimova soprano

Alexander Shagun tenor

Alexander Trofimov tenor

Vladimir Babokin tenor

Oleg Losev tenor

Dmitry Koleushko tenor

Ivan Novoselov bass

Leo Elhardt bass

Denis Beganski bass

Yuri Yevchook bass

Philharmonia Voices

Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin (complete)

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24, K491


Shostakovich Orango (orch. Gerard McBurney)

Shostakovich’s Orango – an incomplete opera whose manuscript came to light only in 2004 – is a glossy fusion of wit and political venom. The ‘Orango’ of the title is half man, half ape – a symbol of the decadent West. It’s a work matched for vivid colouring by Bartók’s violent and sexually charged ballet-pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin. French pianist David Fray returns following his Proms debut in 2011 to play Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 – written at the height of the composer’s fame in Vienna as a performer of his own works.