2013 Season

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BBC PROMSAn Introduction To Urban Classics20130810

Roger Wright, Director, BBC Proms, together with guests Claire Whitaker from Serious and Nii Sackey from Bigga Fish introduce tonight's Prom on Urban Classics - music taken from the vibrant, cross-cultural UK scene - performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under conductor Jules Buckley.

BBC PROMSBbc Proms Inspire Young Composers20130809

The Aurora Orchestra under Nicholas Collon perfoms the winning entries in the 2013 BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers' Competition. Plus a visit to some of the Inspire events.

BBC PROMSBeethoven's Ninth And The Rps20130811

Petroc Trelawny discusses the link between Beethoven and the London-based Royal Philharmonic Society with music writer Helen Wallace, while scholar Amanda Glauert provides an introduction to his Symphony No. 9, a product from that fruitful relationship.

BBC PROMSBlue-eyed Hawk And Charlotte Higgins20130902

Georgia Mann presents a session of music, played by the Blue-Eyed Hawk, of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Drama, and poetry written and read by Charlotte Higgins. The Proms Plus Late event was recorded last week in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall.

BBC PROMSBrahms20130817

Laura Tunbridge and Julian Johnson discuss the music of Brahms. Recorded earlier this evening at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall of the Royal College of Music.

BBC PROMSBrahms: German Requiem20130817

Laura Tunbridge and Julian Johnson discuss Brahms's German Requiem in a discussion recorded at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall of the Royal College of Music.

BBC PROMSBritten 10020130901

Martin Handley talks to Paul Kildea about Britten and his place in 20th-century music. Recorded earlier at the Royal College of Music.

BBC PROMSBritten 100: Billy Budd20130827

D.H. Lawrence hailed Herman Melville's novella, Billy Budd, a masterpiece when it was first published in 1924. Then, in 1951, came Britten's opera, adapted from the book. The writers Philip Hoare and Jamila Gavin join Rana Mitter to explore the book's themes of good and evil, justice and the law.

BBC PROMSBritten And Poetry20130820

Benjamin Britten's compositions were inspired by the work of many poets and novelists, including Wilfred Owen, W.H. Auden, Blake, Shakespeare, Henry James and Thomas Mann. The actor Samuel West, who has narrated some of Britten's films, and writer Alexandra Harris explore the relationship between words and music. Presented by Ian McMillan and including readings by Malcolm Sinclair.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

BBC PROMSBruckner20130903

Louise Fryer explores Bruckner, the man behind the music, the inspirations and influences that led to his Romantic Symphony, with expert Roderick Swanston. Recorded earlier at the Royal College of Music.

BBC PROMSCharlotte Seither20130828

discusses her commisssion with Andrew McGregor and introduces performances of her chamber works given by musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

BBC PROMSEmily Dankworth, Caleb Klaces20130826

Georgia Mann introduces a session of jazz music performed by singer Emily Dankworth and her jazz quartet, from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and poetry read by Caleb Klaces.

BBC PROMSEotvos And Bruckner's Symphony No 720130829

Petroc Trelawny talks to Stephen Johnson about the music of Peter Eotvos, and Bruckner's 7th Symphony. Recorded earlier at the Royal College of Music.

BBC PROMSIntroduction To The Firebird20130818

Louise Fryer and Jonathan Cross discuss Stravinsky's The Firebird.

Recorded earlier this evening at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall of the Royal College of Music.

BBC PROMSLouis Macneice20130902

Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion and poet Paul Farley on the work of one of the most popular and influential of the Thirties poets, Louis MacNeice, the BBC producer who worked with Benjamin Britten and W.H. Auden and whose most enduring work, Autumn Journal, is set amid the upheaval of the period leading up to the Second World War. MacNeice died fifty years ago this week.

Ian McMillan presents.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this summer's Proms Plus events.

BBC PROMSLutoslawski, Panufnik And Polish Culture20130823

Recorded at the Royal College of Music, London

Andrew McGregor talks to Nick Reyland and Roxanna Panufnik about Lutoslawski and Panufnik and their place in the history of Polish culture.

Andrew McGregor talks to Nick Reyland about Lutoslawski and Panufnik and their place in the history of Polish culture.

BBC PROMSMahler's Resurrection Symphony20130809

James Jolly talks to Norman Lebrecht and Jeremy Barham about Mahler's conversion from Judaism to Christianity, spirituality and the social context of the Resurrection Symphony. Recorded earlier this evening at the Proms Plus event in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall of the Royal College of Music.

BBC PROMSMusic And Cinema20130826

From the very first days of silent film to the contemporary CGI blockbuster, music has always played a crucial role in cinema, guiding the audience throught the story, keeping their attention, fixing time and place. The film composer Debbie Wiseman and critic David Benedict discuss with Matthew Sweet the ways in which movie makers have created mood with music.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

BBC PROMSProkofiev And His Fifth Symphony20130822

James Jolly discusses Prokofiev and his Fifth Symphony with Fiona McKnight, Archivist of the Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths University, and the musicologist David Nice.

BBC PROMSProm 25: Zappa - The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary2013073120131215

The Aurora Orchestra under conductor Nicholas Collon at this summer's BBC Proms, with an arrangement for orchestra of Conlon Nancarrow's Study for Player Piano No. 7, followed by the UK premiere of Philip Glass's Symphony No 10. Finally, the first Proms performance of Frank Zappa's satire The Adventures of Greggery Peccary, with narrator Mitch Benn and baritone Christopher Purves.

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Nancarrow, arr. Y. E. Mikhashoff: Study for Player Piano No. 7

Glass: Symphony No. 10 (UK premiere)

Zappa, orch Ali N. Askin: The Adventures of Greggery Peccary

Mitch Benn (narrator)

Christopher Purves (baritone)

Aurora Orchestra

Nicholas Collon (conductor).

BBC PROMSProm 43: Tallis Scholars20130814

The Tallis Scholars and Peter Phillips perform sacred choral music by two Renaissance masters - the Italian Carlo Gesualdo and the Englishman John Taverner.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Taverner: Kyrie 'Leroy'

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas - Gloria

Gesualdo: Ave, dulcissima Maria

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas - Credo

Gesualdo: Ave, regina caelorum

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas - Sanctus

Gesualdo: Maria, mater gratiae

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas - Agnus dei

Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips (conductor)

The Tallis Scholars are the choral group who, arguably, have done more than any other in this country to bring the sacred Renaissance masterpieces of the Golden Age back to life. In their 40th anniversary season they perform music by a composer who himself has an anniversary - Carlo Gesualdo, born 400 years ago this year. This 16th-century Neapolitan prince, notoriously, murdered his wife and her lover when he caught them in flagrante, and then - the story goes - spent the rest of his life in seclusion, atoning for this act of violence by composing a stream of sacred works whose highly-charged emotional expression shed a light on his own tortured state of mind. Alongside this intense, mannered music, a gloriously radiant setting of the mass by the English Tudor composer John Taverner - founding choirmaster of what is now Christ Church, Oxford, before falling from grace in the wake of his master - Cardinal Wolsey.

BBC PROMSProm 50: White, Barry, Rzewski & Feldman20130819

BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov live at the BBC Proms with Gerald Barry, Feldman's Coptic Light and the World Premiere of Frederic Rzewski's Piano Concerto with the composer as soloist.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

John White: Chord-Breaking Machine

Gerald Barry: No other people. (UK premiere)

Frederic Rzewski: Piano Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

Feldman: Coptic Light

Frederic Rzewski (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Ilan Volkov brings his spirit of adventure to this late night Prom, featuring music as beautiful as it is ground breaking.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs music by a quartet of visionary and idiosyncratic composers, including two premieres. John White's Chord-breaking Machine could be seen as belonging to a tradition of experimental English minimalists, deconstructing musical material into its constituent parts and reforming as repetitive machine structures; Irish maverick Gerald Barry's No Other People, tonight receiving its first UK performance, also draws on repetition and seemingly simple musical figures, but here to create strongly contrasting canvases of bold, wild and stark music.

Frederic Rzewski's BBC Radio 3-commissioned Piano Concerto, tonally kaleidoscopic and stylistically far reaching, receives its world premiere, with the composer as soloist. And the concert concludes with Morton Feldman's late masterpiece, Coptic Light, a meditation for orchestra: a beatific and spiritual end to this late-night Prom.

BBC PROMSProm 54: World Routes Prom20130822

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Lucy Duran

The stars of this year's World Routes Academy Fidan Hajiyeva and Gochaq Askarov from Azerbaijan live at the BBC Proms. Plus music from Mali with Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba, as well as the worldwide debut of the all-star Da Kali Trio.

In January 2013 UK-based Fidan Hajiyeva, at just 17, became the youngest member of the World Routes Academy. Launched in 2010, the BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy aims to support and inspire young world music artists by bringing them together with an internationally renowned artist in the same field and belonging to the same tradition. Fidan's parents are from music-rich Azerbaijan and her mentor is the celebrated Azeri singer Gochaq Askarov.

The World Routes Prom also includes a focus on Mali. Da Kali is an ensemble drawn from the long tradition of Malian griots or praise singers, and includes virtuoso balafon player Lassana Diabate, Hawa Diabate a powerful and versatile female griot, and Mamadou Kouyate, who has made the little known bass ngoni his own. Trio Da Kali's appearance at the BBC Proms will be their world premiere. The Trio has been handpicked by the Aga Khan Music Initiative for the next Kronos Quartet collaboration, which will debut in the USA in early 2014.

Bassekou Kouyate is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa. He has collaborated with many musicians in and outside of Mali including Toumani Diabate, Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabate, Ali Farka Toure, Sir Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, and many others. After his celebrated debut album ?Segu Blue? and the Grammy nominated follow up ?I speak fula?, as well as hundreds of concerts all over the globe, he is back with his new album ?Jama ko.?

BBC PROMSProm 58: Light Organ Prom20130826

The annual Royal Albert Hall organ Prom this year sees the mighty Henry Willis instrument in a concert of light music. It's performed by the young British organist Richard Hills - who has an impeccable pedigree as a 'classical' organ player, but also a long-standing interest in the music of the theatre organ. His programme evokes the glory days of the instrument, in the mid twentieth century, with a selection of arrangements, original works and lollipops.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Christopher Cook

Richard Hills (organ).

BBC PROMSProm 70: Britten & Lloyd20130903

The BBC Singers, the Choristers of the Temple Church and David Hill, live at the BBC Proms, perform Benjamin Britten's 'A Boy was Born', and George Lloyd's Requiem for Princess Diana.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Christopher Cook

Britten: A Boy was Born

Lloyd: Requiem (London premiere)

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)

Greg Morris (organ)

Choristers of the Temple Church

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor)

Benjamin Britten's masterly Christmas work 'A Boy was Born' is one of his earliest compositions - completed when he only 19 - but is nonetheless a classic of the modern choral repertoire. Cast in, for choral music, the highly unusual form of a theme and variations, it's laid out for choirs of adult and treble voices. Brilliantly scored for its vocal forces, it counts as one of the most original works in the entire choral canon. In tonight's performance, the Temple Church choristers are joined by the BBC Singers - the group which gave the premiere of the work in 1934. This centenary Proms tribute to Benjamin Britten is matched by one to another composer born 100 years ago this year: George Lloyd, whose Requiem was his final composition, composed in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and tonight receiving its London premiere.

BBC PROMSProm 73: Imogen Cooper And Paul Lewis20130905

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis live at the BBC Proms with two great works by Schubert

Schubert: Piano Sonata in C minor, D958

Schubert: Piano Sonata in C major, D812 'Grand Duo'

Pianists Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis return for the final Late Night Prom of the festival. Cooper plays Schubert's late, great Piano Sonata in C minor, its scherzo still informed by the Rossinian joie de vivre of the early symphonies, the surrounding movements infused with the sorrow and resignation of the song-cycles Winterreise and Schwanengesang. Published posthumously, the symphonically conceived Grand Duo dates from the summer of 1824 when the composer was engaged as music master to Marie and Caroline Esterhazy on the family's Slovakian estate.

Imogen Cooper (piano)

Paul Lewis (piano).

BBC PROMSProms Interval20130907

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein look back at some of the festival highlights, and reporter Georgia Mann meets some of the Prommers.

ENDS.

BBC PROMSProms Poetry Competition20130906

Ian McMillan, Judith Palmer and Don Paterson introduce the winning entries in this year's Proms Poetry Competition - and welcome some of the winners on stage to read their poems. The reader is Samantha Bond.

Recorded in front of an audience at this year's Proms Plus events at the Royal College of Music.

In Association with the Poetry Society.

Ian McMillan and Don Paterson introduce the winning entries in this year's Proms Poetry Competition - and welcome some of the winners on stage to read their poems.

BBC PROMSSylvia Plath20130808

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath and the publicaton of her novel, The Bell Jar, the writer, Lavinia Greenlaw and the critic, Sally Bayley, look back on the legacy of a remarkable poet with readings by Buffy Davis.

Born in Boston in 1932 Plath moved to England to study at Cambridge where she met and married the poet Ted Hughes. Her first collection of poems, Colossus, was published here in 1960. In 1962 she wrote most of the poems which would form her best known collection, Ariel. She died in February 1963 during one of the most severe winters on record in Britain. Ariel and The Bell Jar were published after her death.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

BBC PROMSTchaikovsky And His World20130814

Ian Skelly talks to Rosamund Bartlett and Marina Frolova-Walker about Tchaikovsky and his world, looking at the influences in his life at the time of writing his Third Symphony. Recorded at the Royal College of Music.

BBC PROMSThe Life And Legacy Of Rudolf Nureyev20130815

Rudolf Nureyev was one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century.

His charisma and electrifying stage presence made him a superstar and he transformed the status and even the expected appearance of the male dancer.

Twenty years after his death the former director of the Royal Ballet, Dame Monica Mason, who partnered him in Hamlet, and his biographer, Julie Kavanagh, celebrate his life and legacy.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

BBC PROMSThe Midsummer Marriage20130816

Louise Fryer talks to writer Oliver Soden, composer Michael Berkeley and pianist Paul Webster about Tippett's Midsummer Marriage. Oliver Soden is currently writing a book about how Tippett sets words in his music and will discuss the libretto and Tippett's relationship with T. S. Eliot. Michael Berkeley knew Tippett personally and has studied his music closely, as has pianist Paul Webster who has also been repetiteur in rehearsals for tonight's Prom Performance.

BBC PROMSThe World Of The Romantic Piano Concerto20130819

The writer Judith Chernaik and Kenneth Hamilton, pianist and Professor of Music at Cardiff University, join Ian Skelly to explore the world of the Romantic piano concerto and Mendelssohn's contribution to the genre.

BBC PROMSTippett: The Midsummer Marriage20130816

BBC PROMSTomos Brangwyn And Friends, Kayo Chingonyi20130820

Georgia Mann introduces a session mixing music by Tomos Brangwyn and friends with Kayo Chingonyi's poetry.

BBC PROMSVaughan Williams London Symphony20130812

Vaughan Williams's A London Symphony was first performed in London in 1914. So: is it a tune-filled picture postcard, a dark premonition of a society devastated by war, or something more complex and subtle? Stephen Johnson and Kate Kennedy join Louise Fryer to talk about the Symphony that remained Vaughan Williams's own favourite even after he'd written seven more.

BBC PROMSVerdi's Orchestral Writing, Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony20130905

Ian Skelly hosts a talk on Verdi's orchestral writing and Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony. Among his guests is the critic, writer and Oxford Univeristy Professor of English Literature Jonathan Bate and violinist Claire Holden, who recently performed in a production of Verdi's Falstaff with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

BBC PROMS01Prom 37 (part 1): Urban Classics Prom20130810

Urban Classics Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Fazer, Laura Mvula, BBC SO and Jules Buckley live at the BBC proms

Mosolov: The Iron Foundry

Maverick Sabre Arr. Ben Cottrell: These Days

Laura Mvula Arr. Tom Richards: Sing to the Moon

Jacob Banks Arr. Ben Cottrell : Rainy Day

Fazer Arr. Jules Buckley: Fireflies

Lady Leshurr Arr. Jason Yarde: Blazin'

Wretch 32 Arr. Tom Trapp: Blackout

Laura Mvula Arr. Jules Buckley: Father Father

20.30 Interval

20.50

Henze: The Bassarids: Dance of the Maenads

Lady Leshurr: Solo

Maverick Sabre Arr. Tom Trapp: I Need

Fazer Arr. Ben Cottrell : Movie

Fazer and Young Artists: Chapters

Jacob Banks Arr. Jules Buckley: Worthy

Wretch 32 and Jacob Banks Arr. Jason Yarde: I'm Doing Ok

Laura Mvula Arr. Jules Buckley: That's Alright

Maverick Sabre Arr. Jules Buckley: Let Me Go

Wretch 32 Arr. Jason Yarde: Traktor

Labrinth Feat. Lady Leshurr Arr. Ben Cottrell: Let the Dogs Run Wild

Jules Buckley: Finale

Fazer (singer)

Laura Mvula (singer)

Maverick Sabre (singer)

Lady Leshurr (singer)

Wretch 32 (singer)

Jacob Banks (singer)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jules Buckley (conductor)

A dynamic meeting of musical cultures as conductor Jules Buckley brings together the BBC Symphony Orchestra with leading performers from the UK's vibrant urban music scene. In Urban Classics' experimental fusion of musical styles, high-octane orchestral showpieces by Mosolov and Henze rub shoulders with rap, R&B and soul. 'It's a culture clash,' says Jules Buckley. 'We're taking artists from different worlds and messing with their music, putting it in an orchestral context and exploring it in a new way.'.

BBC PROMS01Prom 42 (part 1): Janacek, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky20130814

Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Janacek's Sinfonietta, Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto (with Sunwook Kim) and Tchaikovsky's 3rd Symphony.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Janacek: Sinfonietta

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor

8:05pm Interval

8.30pm

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 3 in D major, 'Polish'

Sunwook Kim (piano)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Kirill Karabits (conductor)

This summer's Tchaikovsky symphony cycle continues as Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the dance-infused Third Symphony, written in the summer of 1875 and dubbed the 'Polish' following its 1899 London premiere in the Crystal Palace.

Leeds International Piano Competition-winner Sunwook Kim makes his Proms debut in Beethoven's dramatic Piano Concerto No 3 in a concert that begins with the dazzling brass fanfares and bustling street-life of Brno as translated into music in Janacek's 1926 Sinfonietta.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Sunday 18th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 44 (part 1): Stravinsky, Penderecki, Debussy & Ravel20130815

Charles Dutoit conducts the RPO live at the Royal Albert Hall from the BBC Proms in music by Stravinsky, Debussy, Penderecki and Ravel.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Stravinsky: Fireworks

Krzysztof Penderecki: Concerto grosso

8:15pm Interval

8:40pm

Debussy: La mer

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No. 2

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)

Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)

Arto Noras (cello)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Tonight's Prom opens with Stravinsky's short but brilliant Fireworks, and is followed by the Concerto Grosso by Krzyzstof Penderecki, who is 80 this year, featuring a trio of cellists Leonard Elschenbroich, Daniel Müller-Schott and Arto Noras. The concerto plays with Baroque forms, the cellists playing against choirs of woodwind. The work was written in 2000 and has been championed by Dutoit in Japan, Philadelphia and Chicago. The second half of the concert features 2 French scores: Debussy's sensuous orchestrations in La Mer, and concludes with the second suite from Ravel's stunningly beautiful Daphnis and Chloe.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Monday 19th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 45 (part 1): Tippett - The Midsummer Marriage20130816

Tippett's great opera The Midsummer Marriage with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis live at the BBC Proms

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage: Act 1

19.35 Interval

20:00

Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage: Act 2

20.35 Interval

21:00

Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage: Act 3

Mark - Paul Groves (tenor)

Jenifer - Erin Wall (soprano)

King Fisher - David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

Bella - Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Jack - Allan Clayton (tenor)

Sosotris - Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo)

He-Ancient - David Soar (bass)

She-Ancient - Madeleine Shaw (mezzo)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

Stage Director, Kenneth Richardson

Last heard at the Proms in 1977, The Midsummer Marriage is Tippett's answer to Mozart's The Magic Flute, an opera rich in symbolism and psychology, trials and transformations. Paul Groves and Erin Wall are Mark and Jenifer, Ailish Tynan and Allan Clayton, Bella and Jack, two couples tested by a series of supernatural interventions on the shortest night of the year.

One of today's leading Tippett exponents, Sir Andrew Davis conducts the centrepiece of this summer's Proms focus on Tippett's music alongside Britten's centenary.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Tuesday 20th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 46 (part 1): Dvorak, Verdi, Tchaikovsky & Strauss20130817

The CBSO under Andris Nelsons, live at the BBC Proms with Kristine Opolais singing music by Verdi and Tchaikovsky. Also orchestral works by Dvorak and Strauss.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major

3.40pm Interval

4.00pm

Verdi: Otello - Willow Song; Ave Maria

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin - Polonaise; Letter Scene

Johann Strauss II: Emperor Waltz

Johann Strauss II: Thunder and Lightning - polka

Kristine Opolais (soprano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons (conductor)

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under its Music Director, conductor Andris Nelsons, accompany soprano Kristine Opolais in the Willow Song and Ave Maria from Verdi's Otello, as well as in the Letter Scene from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. But first, Dvorak's Symphony No. 8; and at the end two orchestral pieces by Johann Strauss II: the Emperor Waltz and the Thunder and Lightning polka.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Thursday 22nd August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 47 (part 1): Brahms - A German Requiem20130817

Rachel Harnisch, Henk Neven, OAE and Marin Alsop live at the BBC Proms with one of the greats of the choral repertoire - Brahms's German Requiem - and works by Brahms and Schumann.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Brahms: Tragic Overture (op. 81)

Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor

8.15pm Interval

8.35pm

Brahms: A German Requiem

Rachel Harnisch (soprano)

Henk Neven (baritone)

Choir of the Enlightenment

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Marin Alsop (conductor)

Inspired by the death of his own mother, the German Requiem of Johannes Brahms is famously a piece which sets out to console the living, rather than commending to eternity the souls of the dead. With texts assembled by Brahms himself from the Lutheran Bible, its deliberate avoidance of Christian theology was a source of concern at early performances, but the premiere of the complete work in 1868 was a triumphant turning-point in Brahms's career. Tonight's performance, using period instrument and choral forces of the sort and size Brahms himself would have known, places his masterwork in the context of his relationship with friends and fellow-composers Robert and Clara Schumann - including performances of Schumann's masterly Fourth Symphony and Brahms's own Tragic Overture.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Friday 23rd August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 48 (part 1): Ravel, Matthias Pintscher And Stravinsky20130818

Tine Thing Helseth, Marco Blaauw, BBC SSO and Matthias Pintscher live at the BBC Proms. Dance-inspired music by Stravinsky and Ravel alongside Pintscher's Double Trumpet Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Matthias Pintscher: Chute d'étoiles (London premiere)

8.15pm Interval

8.35pm

Stravinsky: The Firebird

Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet)

Marco Blaauw (trumpet)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Matthias Pintscher (conductor)

Composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher combines his twin roles this evening, as he joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to perform his own music alongside that of composers who have inspired him.

Proms featured artist Tine Thing Helseth joins Marco Blaauw as the pair of virtuoso soloists in the London premiere of Matthias Pintscher's Double Trumpet Concerto, Chute d'etoiles. A dramatic and multi-layered work, it takes inspiration from the sculptures of Anslem Kiefer and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. The piece is painted in vivid colours, richly textured, and pushes the techniques of soloists and orchestra to shattering effect.

The concerto is sandwiched between two works which also combine a sense of drama with exquisite and masterfully orchestrated surfaces. Ravel's turn-of-the-century exploration of Spanish dance forms, Rapsodie espagnole and Stravinsky's ballet based on Russian folktales, The Firebird.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Wednesday 21st August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 49 (part 1): Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bach & Beethoven20130819

Stephen Hough, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Robin Ticciati live at the BBC Proms with music by Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bach and Beethoven.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Berlioz: Overture - King Lear

Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor

7.50pm Interval

8.10pm

J. S. Bach, orch. George Benjamin: The Art of Fugue - Canon and Fugue

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica'

Stephen Hough (piano)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Robin Ticciati (conductor)

Stephen Hough makes his second Proms appearance this summer with Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1, famously sight-read by Liszt in the Erard piano showroom in Paris in 1831. Under its Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs another work of the same year: Berlioz's King Lear, alongside Beethoven's mighty "Eroica" symphony, described by Berlioz as 'a funeral oration for a great hero'. George Benjamin pays tribute to Bach with orchestrated excerpts from The Art of Fugue.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Sunday 25th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 51 (part 1): Tippett, Britten & Elgar20130820

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Ian Bostridge, London Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding live at the BBC Proms in a concert honouring the memory of Sir Colin Davis through music by Britten, Tippett and Elgar.

Tippett: The Mask of Time - Fanfare no. 5

Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra

Britten: Les illuminations

8.30pm Interval

8.50pm

Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat major

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

London Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Harding (conductor)

What was to have been the latest Proms appearance by Sir Colin Davis becomes, following his death earlier this year, a concert honouring his memory. Taking over as conductor, Daniel Harding performs music by the modern British composer with whom Sir Colin was perhaps most associated - Michael Tippett - including in his programme Tippett's wonderfully vigorous, energetic and inventive Concerto for strings. This year's Britten centenary is marked in his white-hot 1940 song-cycle to words by the precocious teenage poet, surrealist and libertine Arthur Rimbaud. Concluding the concert, the magisterial Second Symphony by the grandfather of 20th-century English music, Edward Elgar.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Monday 26th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 52 (part 1): Vir, Sibelius, Bantock & Elgar20130821

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo perform Elgar's Enigma Variations and Sibelius's Violin Concerto, with soloist Lisa Batiashvili, live at the BBC Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Param Vir: Cave of Luminous Mind (BBC commission: world premiere)

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor

8.35pm Interval (see separate billing)

8.55pm

Bantock: Celtic Symphony

Elgar: 'Enigma' Variations

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Dedicated to the late Jonathan Harvey, Param Vir?s Cave of Luminous Mind is inspired by the mindfulness of Tibetan Buddhism and the story of Buddhist master Milarepa?s penitential progress on the Diamond Path.

Chief Conductor and Elgar Medalwinner Sakari Oramo directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Vir?s work, Elgar?s ?Enigma? Variations and Granville Bantock?s 1940 Celtic Symphony for strings and six harps. Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili plays Sibelius?s exhilarating Violin Concerto, a work she recorded in 2008 to rave reviews.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Tuesday 27th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 53 (part 1): Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Prokofiev20130822

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin live at the BBC Proms with music by Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Prokofiev.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'

Wagner, orch. Mottl: Wesendonck-Lieder

7.45pm Interval

8.05pm

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Anna Caterina Antonacci (soprano)

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor)

Tonights Prom features the Rotterdam Philharmonic and opens with a tale of doomed love in Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet', conducted by the orchestra's charismatic Canadian Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. They are then joined by Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci for Wagner's 'Wesendonck Lieder', a song-cycle written by the composer while he was infatuated with Mathilde Wesendonck, the author of the poems, and the wife of Wagner's patron. The second half of the concert is devoted to Prokofiev's bright and energetic Fifth Symphony in B flat major.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Thursday 29th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 55 (part 1): Lutoslawski, Shostakovich & Panufnik20130823

Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra play Lutoslawski and Panufnik, with Alexander Melnikov in Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major

8.30pm Interval

8.50pm

Panufnik: Tragic Overture

Panufnik: Lullaby

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 in B minor

Alexander Melnikov (piano)

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Antoni Wit (conductor)

Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra make their Proms debuts as the festival continues its focus on Polish music during Lutoslawski's centenary year.

Written for the Warsaw Philharmonic in 1954, Lutoslawski's virtuosic folk-inflected Concerto for Orchestra creates a unique sound-world.

Lauded for his recording of Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues, pianist Alexander Melnikov is the soloist in the composer's buoyant Piano Concerto No. 2.

Andrzej Panufnik's Tragic Overture and Lullaby and Shostakovich's Sixth Symphony paint a vivid picture of two nations in parallel periods of anxiety.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Friday 30th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 59 (part 1): Hollywood Rhapsody Prom20130826

The John Wilson Orchestra live at the BBC Proms in a celebration of the Hollywood film scores.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Newman: Street Scene

Kaper: Confetti

Raskin: Laura - New Suite

Herrmann: Psycho Suite

Herrmann: Salammbo Aria (Citizen Kane)

Korngold: Robin Hood - Suite

Moross: The Big Country

8:20pm Interval

8:40pm

Steiner: Casablanca - Suite

Various: Main Title - Song Medley

Waxman: A Place in the Sun

Rózsa: Ben Hur - Suite

Venera Gimadieva (soprano)

Matthew Ford (vocalist)

Jane Monheit (vocalist)

John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson (conductor)

John Wilson and his orchestra return to the Proms in a celebration of the Hollywood film scores that Wilson describes as 'literally unsung' and a medley of theme songs (featuring distinguished vocalists) from otherwise non-musical movies.

Connecticut-born child prodigy Alfred Newman's 'Street Scene', from How to Marry a Millionaire, contrasts with the music of Jewish émigrés Erich Korngold, Max Steiner and Franz Waxman, with suites from Korngold's swashbuckling score for Robin Hood, Steiner's nostalgic music for Casablanca and Waxman's brooding score for A Place in the Sun - all of them Academy Award-winners - making for a red-carpet event at the Royal Albert Hall.

BBC PROMS01Prom 60 (part 1): Britten - Billy Budd20130827

Britten 100

Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Andrew Davis live at the BBC Proms. Jacques Imbrailo stars as Billy Budd, the doomed pure-hearted sailor caught between the predatory Claggart, and the weak Captain Vere.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Britten: Billy Budd - Act 1 (two-act revised version; semi-staged)

8:20pm Interval

8:40pm

Britten: Billy Budd - Act 2

Billy Budd - Jacques Imbrailo (baritone)

Captain Vere - Mark Padmore (tenor)

John Claggart - Brindley Sherratt (bass)

Mr Redburn - Stephen Gadd (baritone)

Mr Flint - David Soar (bass-baritone)

Lieutenant Ratcliffe - Darren Jeffery (bass)

Red Whiskers - Alasdair Elliott (tenor)

Donald - John Moore (baritone)

Dansker - Jeremy White (bass)

The Novice - Peter Gijsbertsen (tenor)

Squeak - Colin Judson (tenor)

Bosun - Richard Mosley-Evans (baritone)

First Mate - Michael Wallace (baritone)

Second Mate - Benjamin Cahn (baritone)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Davis (conductor)

Andrew Davis conducts the London Philharmonic and the cast of Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of Billy Budd. Based on Herman Melville's novella, the opera tells the story of a young sailor who is persecuted by the predatory master-at-arms John Claggart. His only hope of salvation is Captain 'Stary' Vere who is too rule-bound to help him. Jacques Imbrailo sings the innocent Budd, with Brindley Sherratt and Mark Padmore as Claggart and Vere.

BBC PROMS01Prom 63 (part 1): Mozart, Peter Eotvos And Bruckner20130829

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen live at the BBC Proms with the UK Premiere of Peter Eötvös's DoReMi, and Bruckner's mighty Symphony no.7

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod

Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor - Overture

Peter Eötvös: DoReMi (UK premiere)

8:00pm Interval

8:20pm

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major

Midori (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

Tonight's Prom features the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's 2nd violin concerto titled DoReMi, and described by soloist Midori as "so rhapsodic and so individual". The Philharmonia under Esa-Pekka Salonen then perform Bruckner's tribute to Wagner, his mighty Symphony no.7, complete with Wagner tubas.

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 3rd September at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 64 (part 1): Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius & Strauss20130830

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Christopher Cook

London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski live at the BBC Proms in music by Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius and Richard Strauss.

Bantock: The Witch of Atlas

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major

8:20pm Interval

8:40pm

Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter

R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Anika Vavic (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Tonight's Prom traces the development of the tone-poem in music inspired by Nietzsche, Shelley and the Finnish epic, the Kalevala. The concert opens with Granville Bantock's 1902 tone-poem 'The Witch of Atlas', based on Shelley's eponymous poem. The Serbian-born pianist Anika Vavic joins the LPO, making her Proms debut in Prokofiev's virtuosic Piano Concerto No 3. The second half of the concert starts with Sibelius's dark fantasy 'Pohjola's Daughter', and concludes with the great sunrise of Richard Strauss's thrilling 'Also sprach Zarathustra'.

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 5th September at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 66 (part 1): Family Matinee: The Big Proms Bear Hunt20130901

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic Children's Choirs, In Harmony Liverpool, all under conductor Matthew Coorey combine forces with storyteller Michael Rosen and illustrator Tony Ross, live at the BBC Proms, in The Big Proms Bear Hunt, a family matinee including music by Mussorgsky, Grieg and Stravinsky.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Jonathan Willcocks: Meet the Orchestra

Ian Stephens: We're going on a bear hunt

Klaus Badelt arr. Stephens: Pirates of the Caribbean

Alan Menken arr. Stephens: Under the Sea

Villa-Lobos: Little train of the Caipira (Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2)

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel - Evening Prayer

Mussorgsky: Great Gate of Kiev

4.25pm Interval

4.45pm

Grieg: 'In the Hall of the Mountain' King from Peer Gynt

Shostakovich: A Spin through Moscow (Cheryomushki)

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Trepak

Arturo Marquez: Danzon No. 2 - excerpt

Britten: Nocturne from Matinées Musicales

Elgar: The Wild Bears, from "The Wand of Youth, Suite No.2"

Ian Stephens: The "scramble back home" music

Stravinsky: The Firebird - Berceuse and Finale

Michael Rosen (storyteller)

Tony Ross (illustrator)

In Harmony Liverpool

Liverpool Philharmonic Children's Choirs

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Matthew Coorey (conductor).

BBC PROMS01Prom 67 (part 2): Arvo Part, Britten, Berlioz & Saint-saens20130901

Arvo Pärt, Britten, Berlioz and Saint-Saëns performed by the Orchestre de Paris and Paavo Järvi live at the BBC Proms with Janine Jansen as soloist in Britten's Violin Concerto

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Pärt: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

Britten: Violin Concerto

8.15pm Interval

8.35pm

Berlioz: Overture 'Le corsaire'

Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ'

Janine Jansen (violin)

Thierry Escaich (organ)

Orchestre de Paris

Paavo Järvi (conductor)

The Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten was written by Arvo Pärt in response to his sense of loss for a composer he had never met but whose music he describes as possessing the "unusual purity" he himself sought as a composer. Britten's own Violin Concerto was written during the composer's war-time years in New York, "I feel so deeply about this piece...one experiences the incredible strength of it" says tonight's soloist Janine Jansen. In the second half of the concert Paavo Järvi leads his Orchestre de Paris in two French works: firstly the Mediterranean swagger of Berlioz's overture 'Le corsaire' and then the weight of full orchestra and organ in Saint-Saëns 'Third Symphony' which concludes a concert that journeys from Estonian introspection to Gallic extrovert display.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Friday 6th September at 2pm.

BBC PROMS01Prom 69 (part 2): Beethoven & Bruckner20130903

The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko, live at the BBC Proms, play Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, and, with Christian Ihle Hadland, Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major

7.35pm Interval

7.55pm

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, 'Romantic'

Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

In their second Proms appearance this summer Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic explore the Romantic landscape and Schubertian echoes of Bruckner's Fourth Symphony. Repeatedly revised by the composer during his lifetime, the symphony opens with a radiant sunrise.

Last heard playing Brahms with the Signum Quartet (PCM 7), Christian Ihle Hadland joins Petrenko and the orchestra for Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto, built on the Mozartian model but already pointing to the bold gestures of the composer's maturity.

BBC PROMS01Prom 71 (part 1): Gorecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky20130904

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä live at the BBC Proms. Gorecki's famous 3rd Symphony, Vaughan Williams' Four Last Songs, and Tchaikovsky's great and final 6th Symphony.

A series of farewells as Osmo Vänskä conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme concluding the season's focus on Polish music and premiering Anthony Payne's orchestration of Vaughan Williams's Four Last Songs. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Ruby Hughes and Jennifer Johnston are the soloists, Hughes singing the three Polish texts of Henryk Górecki's 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs', Johnston singing Procris, Menelaus, Tired and Hands, Eyes and Heart in the Vaughan Williams. Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' is the penultimate instalment of this summer's cycle of his symphonies.

Górecki: Symphony No. 3, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'

8.30pm Interval

8.50pm Vaughan Williams Orch. A. Payne: Four Last Songs (BBC commission: world premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'

Ruby Hughes (soprano)

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä (conductor).

BBC PROMS01Prom 72 (part 1): Verdi & Tchaikovsky20130905

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and Xian Zhang at the BBC Proms perform Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony, and are joined by Joseph Calleja for arias by Verdi

Verdi: La forza del destino - overture

Verdi: Attila - 'O dolore! ed io vivea'

Verdi: I vespri siciliani - 'À toi que j'ai chérie'

Verdi: La traviata - Prelude (Act 1)

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra - 'O inferno!... Sento avvampar nell'anima'

Verdi: Aida - Triumphal March (Act 2)

Verdi: Luisa Miller - 'O! fede negar potessi... Quando le sere al placido'

Verdi: Rigoletto - 'La donna è mobile'

7.55pm Interval

8.15pm

Tchaikovsky: Manfred

Joseph Calleja (tenor)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Xian Zhang (conductor)

The Orchestra Sinfonia di Milano Giuseppe Verdi under Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang complete the season's Tchaikovsky Symphony series with his Byronic Manfred Symphony. And Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja warms up for the Last Night of the Proms by joining the orchestra for overtures and arias by Verdi.

BBC PROMS01Prom 74 (part 1): Vienna Philharmonic20130906

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod

Lorin Maazel directs Bruckner's mighty Symphony no 8, a work composed as a conscious tribute to three mighty Austro-German orchestral masters. Alongside it, music by J S Bach for Bruckner's own instrument - the organ.

J. S. Bach arr. Guilmant: Cantata 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir', BWV 29 - Sinfonia

J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Allein Gott in der Höh' sie Ehr', BWV 662

J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist', BWV 667

J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Vor deinem Thron tret' ich hiermit', BWV 668

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

8.00pm Interval

8.25pm

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak)

Klaus Sonnleitner (organ)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Lorin Maazel (conductor)

Lorin Maazel directs Bruckner's mighty Symphony no 8, a work composed as a conscious tribute to the three great Austro-German masters whose legacy Bruckner most admired: Beethoven, Schubert and Wagner.

Before it, music for organ by J S Bach - a reminder both that Bruckner was himself an accomplished organist, and also that he himself gave six recitals on the Albert Hall organ in 1871. Tonight's soloist - the distinguished performer Klaus Sonnleitner - is present-day organist at St Florian's Abbey, Linz, where Bruckner himself was organist almost 160 years ago.

BBC PROMS01Prom 75 (part 1): Last Night Of The Proms20130907

The Last Night of the Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Nigel Kennedy

The Last Night begins with a celebratory new work by Anna Clyne and includes a rare performance of Britten's 1967 overture for chorus and orchestra, The Building of The House, a touch of Broadway magic and the sound of a glass ceiling being broken as Marin Alsop takes charge of her first Last Night. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a transatlantic flavour.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

Anna Clyne: Masquerade (BBC commission: world premiere)

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - overture

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Britten: The Building of the House

Bernstein: Candide - 'Make Our Garden Grow'

Massenet: Chérubin - 'Je suis gris! je suis ivre!'

Handel: Xerxes - 'Frondi tenere e belle... Ombra mai fù'

Rossini: La donna del lago - 'Tanti affetti in tal momento!'

9:00pm Interval

9:20pm

Bernstein: Candide - overture

Verdi: Nabucco - 'Va, pensiero' (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)

Arlen: Over the Rainbow

Monti: Csárdás

Trad. arr. Chris Hazell: Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)

Rodgers: Carousel - 'You'll never walk alone'

Bantock: The Sea Reivers

Lloyd: HMS Trinidad March

Arne: Rule, Britannia!

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')

Parry orch. Elgar: Jerusalem

Britten: National Anthem

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)

Nigel Kennedy (violin)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop (conductor).

BBC PROMS02Part 220130815

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Charles Dutoit conducts the RPO live at the Royal Albert Hall from the BBC Proms in music by Stravinsky, Debussy, Penderecki and Ravel.

Stravinsky: Fireworks

Krzysztof Penderecki: Concerto grosso

8:15pm Interval

8:40pm

Debussy: La mer

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No. 2

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)

Daniel Muller-Schott (cello)

Arto Noras (cello)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Tonight's Prom opens with Stravinsky's short but brilliant Fireworks, and is followed by the Concerto Grosso by Krzyzstof Penderecki, who is 80 this year, featuring a trio of cellists Leonard Elschenbroich, Daniel Muller-Schott and Arto Noras. The concerto plays with Baroque forms, the cellists playing against choirs of woodwind. The work was written in 2000 and has been championed by Dutoit in Japan, Philadelphia and Chicago. The second half of the concert features 2 French scores: Debussy's sensuous orchestrations in La Mer, and concludes with the second suite from Ravel's stunningly beautiful Daphnis and Chloe.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Monday 19th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS02Prom 37 (part 2): Urban Classics Prom20130810
BBC PROMS02Prom 42 (part 2): Janacek, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky20130814

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Janacek's Sinfonietta, Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto (with Sunwook Kim) and Tchaikovsky's 3rd Symphony.

Janacek: Sinfonietta

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor

8:05pm Interval

8.30pm

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 in D major, 'Polish'

Sunwook Kim (piano)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Kirill Karabits (conductor)

This summer?s Tchaikovsky symphony cycle continues as Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the dance-infused Third Symphony, written in the summer of 1875 and dubbed the ?Polish? following its 1899 London premiere in the Crystal Palace.

Leeds International Piano Competition-winner Sunwook Kim makes his Proms debut in Beethoven?s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 3 in a concert that begins with the dazzling brass fanfares and bustling street-life of Brno as translated into music in Janacek's 1926 Sinfonietta.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Sunday 18th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS02Prom 45 (part 2): Tippett - The Midsummer Marriage20130816

BBC PROMS02Prom 46 (part 2): Dvorak, Verdi, Tchaikovsky & Strauss20130817

The CBSO under Andris Nelsons, live at the BBC Proms with Kristine Opolais singing music by Verdi and Tchaikovsky. Also orchestral works by Dvorak and Strauss.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major

3.40pm Interval (see separate billing)

4.00pm

Verdi: Otello - Willow Song; Ave Maria

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin - Polonaise; Letter Scene

Johann Strauss II: Emperor Waltz

Johann Strauss II: Thunder and Lightning - polka

Kristine Opolais (soprano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons (conductor)

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under its Music Director, conductor Andris Nelsons, accompany soprano Kristine Opolais in the Willow Song and Ave Maria from Verdi's Otello, as well as in the Letter Scene from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. But first, Dvorak's Symphony No. 8; and at the end two orchestral pieces by Johann Strauss II: the Emperor Waltz and the Thunder and Lightning polka.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Thursday 22nd August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS02Prom 47 (part 2): Brahms's A German Requiem20130817
BBC PROMS02Prom 48 (part 2): Ravel, Matthias Pintscher And Stravinsky20130818
BBC PROMS02Prom 49 (part 2): Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bach & Beethoven20130819
BBC PROMS02Prom 51 (part 2): Tippett, Britten & Elgar20130820
BBC PROMS02Prom 52 (part 2): Vir, Sibelius, Bantock & Elgar20130821

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo perform Elgar's Enigma Variations and Sibelius's Violin Concerto, with soloist Lisa Batiashvili, live at the BBC Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Param Vir: Cave of Luminous Mind (BBC commission: world premiere)

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor

8.35pm Interval

8.55pm

Bantock: Celtic Symphony

Elgar: 'Enigma' Variations

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Dedicated to the late Jonathan Harvey, Param Vir?s Cave of Luminous Mind is inspired by the mindfulness of Tibetan Buddhism and the story of Buddhist master Milarepa?s penitential progress on the Diamond Path.

Chief Conductor and Elgar Medalwinner Sakari Oramo directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Vir?s work, Elgar?s ?Enigma? Variations and Granville Bantock?s 1940 Celtic Symphony for strings and six harps. Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili plays Sibelius?s exhilarating Violin Concerto, a work she recorded in 2008 to rave reviews.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Tuesday 27th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS02Prom 53 (part 2): Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Prokofiev20130822
BBC PROMS02Prom 55 (part 2): Lutoslawski, Shostakovich & Panufnik20130823
BBC PROMS02Prom 59 (part 2): Hollywood Rhapsody Prom20130826
BBC PROMS02Prom 60 (part 2): Britten - Billy Budd20130827
BBC PROMS02Prom 63 (part 2): Mozart, Peter Eotvos And Bruckner20130829
BBC PROMS02Prom 64 (part 2): Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius & Strauss20130830
BBC PROMS02Prom 66 (part 2): Family Matinee: The Big Proms Bear Hunt20130901
BBC PROMS02Prom 67 (part 2): Arvo Part, Britten, Berlioz & Saint-saens20130901
BBC PROMS02Prom 69 (part 2): Beethoven & Bruckner20130903
BBC PROMS02Prom 71 (part 2): Gorecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky20130904
BBC PROMS02Prom 72 (part 2): Verdi & Tchaikovsky20130905
BBC PROMS02Prom 74 (part 2): Vienna Philharmonic20130906

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod

Lorin Maazel directs Bruckner's mighty Symphony no 8, a work composed as a conscious tribute to three mighty Austro-German orchestral masters. Alongside it, music by J S Bach for Bruckner's own instrument - the organ.

J. S. Bach arr. Guilmant: Cantata 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir', BWV 29 - Sinfonia

J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Allein Gott in der Höh' sie Ehr', BWV 662

J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist', BWV 667

J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Vor deinem Thron tret' ich hiermit', BWV 668

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

8.00pm Interval

8.25pm

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak)

Klaus Sonnleitner (organ)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Lorin Maazel (conductor)

Lorin Maazel directs Bruckner's mighty Symphony no 8, a work composed as a conscious tribute to the three great Austro-German masters whose legacy Bruckner most admired: Beethoven, Schubert and Wagner.

Before it, music for organ by J S Bach - a reminder both that Bruckner was himself an accomplished organist, and also that he himself gave six recitals on the Albert Hall organ in 1871. Tonight's soloist - the distinguished performer Klaus Sonnleitner - is present-day organist at St Florian's Abbey, Linz, where Bruckner himself was organist almost 160 years ago.

BBC PROMS02Prom 75 (part 2): Last Night Of The Proms20130907

BBC PROMS03Param Vir20130821

talks to Andrew McGregor about his work, and introduces performances of his chamber works, given by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music. Recorded earlier this evening at the Amaryllis Concert Hall in the Royal College of Music.

BBC PROMS03Prom 45 (part 2): Tippett - The Midsummer Marriage20130816
BBC PROMS03Psm03: Camerata Ireland20130810

Alison Balsom, Camerata Ireland, and Barry Douglas, live at the BBC proms, play music by Britten and his contemporaries.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Britten: Young Apollo

Lennox Berkeley: Serenade For Strings

Shostakovich: Concerto For Piano, Trumpet and Strings (Piano Concerto No. 1)

Priaulx Rainier: Movement For Strings (World Premiere)

Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Alison Balsom (trumpet)

Barry Douglas (piano/director)

Camerata Ireland

Pianist Barry Douglas directs Camerata Ireland in its Proms debut with a programme continuing the season's focus on the music of Benjamin Britten and his contemporaries. Withdrawn from performance for 40 years after its 1939 premiere, Britten's Young Apollo opens a sequence of works of brittle, edgy beauty, including the world premiere of Priaulx Rainier's 1951 Movement for strings. Lennox Berkeley's Serenade for strings and Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge frame a performance of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No.1, whose witty trumpet part is played by Alison Balsom.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Wednesday 14th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS03The Sam Watts Quintet And Poet Amy Blakemore20130807

Georgia Mann presents a session of jazz and poetry with the Sam Watts Quintet, featuring Sam Watts, piano; Thomas Seminar Ford, guitar; Lucia Capellaro, cello; Flo Moore, bass; Ben Brown, drums. Also in the session, the poet Amy Blakemore.

BBC PROMS04Lauren Kinsella And Ahren Warner20130813

Georgia Mann introduces a session with jazz vocalist and composer Lauren Kinsella, winner of the 2013 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, accompanied on the piano by Dan Nicholls. Also, poet Ahren Warner reads some of his work.

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All-female 10-piece brass ensemble tenThing live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Grieg: Holberg Suite - Praeludium

Grieg: Lyric Pieces - Grandmother's Minuet, Op. 68 No. 2

Grieg: 19 Norwegian Folk Songs - Gjendine's Lullaby, Op. 66 No. 19

Grieg: Lyric Pieces - March of the Dwarfs, Op. 54 No. 3

Diana Burrell: Blaze (BBC commission: world premiere)

Weill: The Threepenny Opera - suite

Piazzolla: Oblivion

Bizet: Carmen - Suite No. 2

tenThing

Ahead of her Royal Albert Hall concerto debut later this month, Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth brings her all-female 10-piece brass ensemble tenThing to Cadogan Hall. A bold new work by the British composer Diana Burrell is the centrepiece of a virtuosic programme of tangos, seguidillas, habaneras and serenades from Grieg, Piazzolla and Bizet.

Repeated on Saturday at 2pm.

BBC PROMS04Psm 4: English Chamber Orchestra20130824

Britten 100

The English Chamber Orchestra performs two works written for the tenor Peter Pears, including Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. Plus a set of variations by multiple composers which marked the Queen's coronation in 1953.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Purcell, arr. Britten: Chacony

Lutoslawski: Paroles tissées

Berkeley, Britten, Oldham, Searle, Tippett and Walton: Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (Sellinger's Round)

Tansy Davies and John Woolrich: Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (Sellinger's Round) - new variations (BBC commission: world premiere)

Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings

Ben Johnson (tenor)

Richard Watkins (horn)

English Chamber Orchestra

Paul Watkins (conductor)

To mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten, the English Chamber Orchestra focus on his evocative Serenade, together with one of his Purcell arrangments. The other two works in the programme are a set of songs which Lutoslawski composed for Peter Pears, and a set of Variations written collectively for the 1953 coronation. Britten contributed one variation, and the other composers were Lennox Berkeley, Arthur Oldham, Humphrey Searle, Michael Tippett and William Walton. For this performance there are two special new additions to the set, by Tansy Davies and John Woolrich.

This concert will be repeated on Wednesday 28th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS05Pcm 5: Holst And Sir Harrison Birtwistle2013081220130817 (R3)

The Nash Ensemble and the BBC Singers join forces for a programme of 20th-century and contemporary works alongside two choral gems from the Tudor period.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Gustav Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (Group 3)

William Cornysh: Ave Maria Mater Dei

Imogen Holst: Hallo, my fancy, whither wilt thou go?

Walter Lambe: Stella Caeli

Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem (UK premiere)

BBC Singers

Nash Ensemble

Nicholas Kok (conductor)

Nicholas Kok conducts the UK premiere of a recent work by Sir Harrison Birtwistle - an elegy to twelve extinct species of lepidoptera, commemorated through their Latin names which are set for women's voices and ensemble of three harps and alto flute.

Also in the programme, Gustav Holst's ravishing set of Sanskrit words - for which he made his own translations from the ancient texts - and one of the handful of compositions left behind by his daughter, Imogen. Completing the mix, two motets from that treasury of early Tudor sacred music compiled as the Eton Choirbook - an extraordinary part of the English musical history from a period whose music was a source of fascination to all three of the other composers in this afternoon's concert.

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Live from Cadogan Hall

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

String music by Britten, Tippet and Walton performed by the Camerata Nordica and Terje Tønnesen live at the BBC Proms.

Britten: Simple Symphony

Tippett: Little Music for strings

Britten: Elegy for strings (world premiere)

Britten: Lachrymae

Walton: Sonata for strings

Catherine Bullock (viola)

Terje Tønnesen (violin/director)

Camerata Nordica

The Proms focus on Britten and contemporaries continues with the world premiere of his Elegy for strings. Written six years before the Simple Symphony, this early miniature is contrasted with works by Britten's contemporaries Tippett and Walton. Violinist Terje Tønnesen directs the Swedish ensemble Camerata Nordica in their Proms debut. They are joined by viola player Catherine Bullock who is the soloist in Britten's Lachrymae.

An edited version of the Prom will be broadcast on Wednesday 4th September at 2pm.

BBC PROMS06Pcm 6: London Conchord Ensemble20130819

Robin Tritschler and London Conchord Ensemble at the BBC Proms perform music from the English pastoral tradition by Warlock and Imogen Holst, alongside Poulenc's witty Sextet.

From Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Poulenc: Sextet

Imogen Holst: Phantasy Quartet

Warlock: The Curlew

Couperin, arr. Adès: Les baricades mistérieuses

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

London Conchord Ensemble

Peter Warlock's yearning and melancholy song-cycle on poems by WB Yeats lies at the heart of this Prom, paired with another wistful piece of English pastoralia from the student pen of the young Imogen Holst. Alongside them, Poulenc's wonderfully witty and colourful Sextet for piano and wind instruments provides a spicy contrast, with - to finish - an elusive 17th-century harpsichord work by François Couperin, refracted through the contemporary prism of Thomas Adès's fertile musical imagination.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Saturday 24th August at 2pm.

BBC PROMS08Pcm 8: Dowland2013090220130907

Fretwork, Ian Bostridge and Elizabeth Kenny live at the BBC Proms explore the music, life and world of the great English Lutenist John Dowland, born 450 years ago this year.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Dowland: The King of Denmark's Galliard

Dowland: Can she excuse my wrongs (The Earl of Essex's Galliard)

Dowland: Flow, my tears (Lachrimae antiquae)

Dowland: My thoughts are winged with hopes (Sir John Souch's Galliard)

Dowland: Farewell Fancy (Chromatic fantasia)

Dowland: Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears

Dowland: Come again, sweet love doth now invite

Dowland: Mr John Langton's Pavan

Dowland: I saw my lady weep

Dowland: Lachrimæ Amantis

Dowland: If my complaints could passions move (Captain Digorie Piper's Galliard)

Dowland: Lachrimæ tristes

Dowland: In darkness let me dwell

Dowland: Shall I strive with words to move (Sir Henry Noel's Galliard)

Fretwork

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Elizabeth Kenny (lute)

In a concert to mark his birth, 450 years ago, singer Ian Bostridge, lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and viol consort Fretwork explore the music of John Dowland. Courtier, composer, internationally famous performer and occasional spy, Dowland was described by a contemporary as someone "whose heavenly touch upon the lute doth ravish human sense". Today's concert explores both that ravishing music - in songs, dances and instrumental works - and also Dowland's world and life - through musical portraits of his friends, associates and employers. And it includes the song which became his musical calling-card, one of the best known vocal works of the 17th century, and which came to be seen as the epitome of English melancholy: 'Flow my tears'.

BBC PROMS08The Porter Quartet, Frances Leviston20130911

Georgia Mann presents a session of jazz and poetry with the Porter Quartet: Robin Porter, tenor saxophone; Jonathan Brown, guitar; Sam Vicary, double-bass, and Tom Hawthorn, drums. Also, the poet Frances Leviston reads some of her critically acclaimed work.