WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Part of the BBC Proms.
In the first of his two concerts with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Sondergard directs Nielsen's Fifth Symphony, shaped by the conflicts and oppositions of the First World War and touching on a bleak nostalgia that is also at the core of Strauss's tone-poem Tod und Verklarung ('Death and Transfiguration') - a musical dramatisation of the roaming thoughts of a dying artist. Profundity is balanced by virtuosity in the 'complicated nonsense' of Strauss's youthful Burleske and Mozart's sunny Rondo in A major, both featuring former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Francesco Piemontesi. Finish time approx. 21:55