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Myung-Whun Chung conducts Rachmaninov and Brahms at the Proms

Myung-Whun Chun, the principal guest conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden, is the third of three major Korean figures in the Proms this year:

Prom 63: Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninov

Thursday 5 September 2019 at 7:30pm, Royal Albert Hall
Tickets: £18 to £72 (plus booking fee) | Book tickets

Myung-Whun Chung Photo Jean-Francois Leclercq
Myung-Whun Chung Photo © Jean-Francois Leclercq

Yuja Wang: piano
Staatskapelle Dresden
Myung-Whun Chung: conductor

Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor (41 mins)
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No 2 in D major (43 mins)

Explosively virtuosic and a thrilling live performer, Yuja Wang is the soloist in Rachmaninov’s emotionally expansive and technically demanding Third Piano Concerto – one of the most challenging in the repertoire.

She joins conductor Myung-Whun Chung and the Staatskapelle Dresden – the second of this week’s visiting European orchestras – for a concert that also includes Brahms’s genial Symphony No. 2, whose freshness and spontaneity have drawn comparisons with Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony.

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