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BBC Proms: Paavo Järvi conducts Shostakovich and Mozart

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Portrait of pianist Benjamin Grosvenor


Paavo Järvi – conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor – piano
Jason Evans – trumpet


Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin

Shostakovich Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings

Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C, Jupiter

The Philharmonia returns to the Proms as part of the BBC’s condensed live season, led by conductor Paavo Järvi. Hear or watch the full performance from the Royal Albert Hall live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC iPlayer, featuring soloists Benjamin Grosvenor and the Philharmonia’s Principal Trumpet Jason Evans.

The sophisticated, transfigured Baroque dances of Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin offset Shostakovich’s boisterous Piano Concerto No. 1, with its cheeky sprinkling of quotations from Classical giants Beethoven and Haydn among others.

These two works of neo-Baroque and neo-Classical influences are followed by Mozart’s final symphony, the ‘Jupiter’, a high point of the ‘true’ Classical-period canon. Nicknamed posthumously for its majestic first movement and epic finale, the work is a summation of Mozart’s symphonic output with its unique blend of grandeur and subtlety.

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Prices & Discounts

Free to watch

The 2020 BBC Proms are free to watch on BBC iPlayer or listen to on BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Sounds app.

Running time

1 hour 10 minutes


Is this a live performance?

Yes, this performance is being live-streamed on BBC iPlayer and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. It will be available to listen to for 30 days after the broadcast.

Where to watch

Tune in to BBC Radio 3, or go to BBC iPlayer on your computer, tablet or Smart TV.

Will it be available after broadcast?

Yes. It will be available on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds for 30 days after broadcast.

Change of artist

Esa-Pekka Salonen was originally announced as the conductor of this concert. He is no longer able to appear due to the recent extension of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions in Finland. We are grateful to Paavo Järvi for stepping in. The programme and soloists remain unchanged.

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