2016

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Bbc Music Day2016060320160608 (R2)

Duran Duran perform live at the Eden Project as the finale to BBC Music Day.

Duran Duran perform live from the Eden Project as the finale to BBC Music Day.

Bbc Radio 1's Big Weekend20160528

Matt and Clara are live in Exeter as Nick Jonas prepares to open Radio 1's Big Weekend!

Greg James, Huw Stephens and Dev have more from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter, including Jake Bugg, Jess Glynne and Bastille on the main stage.

Annie Mac, Grimmy and MistaJam are live from Radio 1's Big Weekend with Chase and Status, plus Mumford and Sons' headline performance on the main stage.

Alice Levine, Scott Mills and Chris Stark continue the coverage from Radio 1's Big Weekend, with Tom Odell, Meghan Trainor and Sigma all due to hit the main stage.

Bbc Radio 1's Big Weekend20160529

Matt and Clara Amfo kick off day two at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter, with a little help from OneRepublic!

Greg, Huw and Dev have more from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter, with Iggy Azalea, the 1975 and Ellie Goulding all set to play the main stage!

Annie Mac, Scott Mills and Cel Spellman round off day two in Exeter with live music from the Weeknd and Coldplay's headline set.

Alice, Grimmy and Chris present as Kygo, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Years and Years play live! It's day two of Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter.

Bbc Radio 2 Folk Awards20160427

The 17th annual celebration of folk and acoustic music, live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Mark Radcliffe and Scottish singer Julie Fowlis introduce a special night of sublime live music and special guests.

Joan Armatrading, one of Britain's most respected singer-songwriters, receives a Lifetime Achievement Award and performs live. Norma Waterson, the esteemed traditional singer known for her work with The Watersons, Waterson:Carthy and daughter Eliza Carthy, receives the same accolade and also makes a rare live performance.

Scottish multi-instrumentalist and producer John McCusker marks 25 years in music with a Good Tradition Award and by performing with both his new John McCusker Band and in a special performance with Dire Straits' guitar legend Mark Knopfler.

Rufus Wainwright sings a special tribute to folk-rock legend Sandy Denny (d. 1978), who is inducted into the Folk Awards Hall of Fame. Rufus, whose parents are folk stars Loudon Wainwright III and the late Kate McGarrigle, will be backed by a band of musicians who played with Sandy during her short career.

Northumbrian group The Unthanks, who are nominated for Best Album, perform, as does London singer and song-collector Sam Lee in a special collaboration with the Roundhouse Choir.

Dublin folk-punks Lynched, nominated in three categories, play live, as do the duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman.

Other prizes handed out to celebrate the best in folk and acoustic music include Folk Singer of the Year, Best Group, Best Traditional Track, Best Original Track, Musician of the Year and the Horizon Award for the best emerging act.

The 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award is also presented to one of four nominees, all of whom are UK-based musicians aged 16-21. These inspiring young acts also perform live during the interval, in a special programme hosted by Simon Mayo and top folk musician Kathryn Tickell.

Prior to the main event, Simon Mayo will also present a special Drivetime show backstage at the Albert Hall from 5pm, with live music and chat from Folk Awards guests.

The Folk Awards are also available to watch live on the BBC Radio 2 website, and they will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer and the BBC Red Button service at a later date.

Glastonbury20160623

Annie presents live from the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury with performances from Mura Masa and Bonzai, Nao, Rejjie Snow, Shy FX and Protoje, and Mele and Monki's NRG Flash.

Glastonbury20160624

Annie presents live from backstage at Glastonbury 2016, catching up with some of the DJs playing over the weekend and going Back 2 Back with Tiga and Eats Everything.

Clara Amfo goes roaming around Glastonbury 2016!

Glastonbury20160625

Trevor Nelson catches up with live music from Jess Glynne, Foals, Madness, Squeeze, Tom Odell and ZZ Top before hosting Adele's headlining set from the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.

Jo Whiley and Dermot O'Leary are live at the Glastonbury Festival 2016. They've got intimate live performances backstage in the BBC Music Tepee from Will Young and Travis. There's also interviews with the biggest stars including Tom Odell and Andy Burrows plus Suggs drops by after he steps off the Pyramid Stage after performing with Madness. The guys from Turin Brakes drop by and Jo catches up with Grammy nominated Corinne Bailey Rae and US singer-songwriter Elle King. Jo and Dermot also chat to Basil Brush about what it's like for families visiting Worthy Farm for the iconic four day event.

Glastonbury20160625

Alice Levine is joined by Huw Stephens for a wander around Glastonbury, including live music and guests such as Foals, Last Shadow Puppets and Muse!

Glastonbury20160626

Trevor Nelson, who has his first time at the festival, catches up with live music from Ellie Goulding, Laura Mvula, Gregory Porter, Michael Kiwanuka and ELO before hosting Coldplay's headlining set from the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.

Jo Whiley and Dermot O'Leary bring you the best of the Glastonbury Festival. Jeff Lynne's ELO perform their greatest hits and tracks from their latest album live from The Pyramid Stage. There are intimate live performances backstage in the BBC Music Tepee from Gabrielle Aplin and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, plus interviews with the legendary Cyndi Lauper and Earth, Wind and Fire. There's also a surprise performance from the BBC Introducing Stage.

Glastonbury20160626

Alice Levine and Huw Stephens are back at Glastonbury, including highlights from Adele's headline set, plus guests Catfish and the Bottlemen and Years and Years.

1Xtra is live from the WOW Stage at Glastonbury with an all-female Back 2 Back special!

1Xtra is live from the WOW Stage at Glastonbury with an all-female Back 2 Back special, featuring Jamz Supernova, Sian Anderson, Amy Becker, Madam X, Melody Kane and Siobhan Bell.

Glastonbury20160709

Another chance to hear Four Tet on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Another chance to hear Four Tet on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix at Glastonbury 2016.

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Mark Radcliffe brings you live music from the CCA in Glasgow for Celtic Connections 2016. Scotland's annual folk, roots and world music festival celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. Tonight's line-up for Burns Night features Barbara Dickson, Julie Fowlis and Kris Drever.

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Mark Radcliffe brings you more live music from the CCA in Glasgow for Celtic Connections 2016. Scotland's annual folk, roots and world music festival celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. Tonight's line-up includes Americana artists performing 'in the round' with Gretchen Peters, Rhiannon Giddens and Teddy Thompson with Kelly Jones.

BBC PROMSProm 01: First Night Of The Proms20160715

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sakari Oramo. Sol Gabetta plays Elgar's Cello Concerto, mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina joins for Prokofiev's Cantata Alexander Nevsky

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny and Clemency Burton-Hill

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor

c.20:00

Interval - Petroc Trelawny and Clemency Burton-Hill look forward to two months of world-class music-making in the company of guests including the Director of the BBC Proms, David Pickard.c.20:25

Prokofiev: Cantata 'Alexander Nevsky'

Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano

Sol Gabetta, cello

BBC National Chorus of Wales

The BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo, conductor

Tchaikovsky's ravishing 'Romeo and Juliet' overture launches our celebrations marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare.

Argentine soloist Sol Gabetta makes her Proms debut in Elgar's hauntingly lyrical Cello Concerto, the first in a series of works throwing a spotlight on the instrument.

Prokofiev delivered a score of new directness and clarity for his friend Sergey Eisenstein's patriotic film Alexander Nevsky: the cantata he fashioned from it features the dramatic 'Battle on the Ice'.

BBC PROMSProm 01: First Night Of The Proms20160717

Another chance to hear Friday's First Night of the Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo.

Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta makes her Proms debut in Elgar's hauntingly lyrical Cello Concerto, the first in a series of works this season throwing a spotlight on the instrument. Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina joins for the cantata Prokofiev fashioned from the score for his friend Sergey Eisenstein's patriotic film Alexander Nevsky. The concert begins with Tchaikovsky's ravishing 'Romeo and Juliet' overture, launching another of this season's themes, marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny and Clemency Burton-Hill from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor

Prokofiev: Cantata 'Alexander Nevsky'

Sol Gabetta, cello

Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano

BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo, conductor.

BBC PROMSProm 02: Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov20160716

Live at BBC Proms: The Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Antonio Pappano perform Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov with soloists including Bryn Terfel.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

7.30pm

Mussorgsky Boris Godunov (original version, 1869)

(concert performance; sung in Russian)

Boris Godunov....Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Fyodor....Benjamin Knight (treble)

Xenia....Vlada Borovko (soprano)

Shuisky....John Graham-Hall (tenor)

Shchelkalov....Kostas Smoriginas (bass-baritone)

Pimen....Ain Anger (bass)

Grigory (Pretender Dmitry)....David Butt Philip (tenor)

Varlaam....Andrii Goniukov (bass)

Missail....Harry Nicoll (tenor)

Innkeeper....Rebecca de Pont Davies (mezzo-soprano)

Yurodivy (Holy Fool)....Andrew Tortise (tenor)

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor

Modest Mussorgsky created music of white-hot inspiration in his operatic masterpiece Boris Godunov, which tells of a Tsar hounded by fear, danger and intrigue. Bryn Terfel leads an illustrious cast.

BBC PROMSProm 03: Mozart, Haydn And Faure20160717

The Choir of King's College Cambridge joins forces with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for music including Fauré's Requiem and Haydn's Mass in Time of War.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate

Haydn: Mass in C major 'Paukenmesse'

approx 8pm INTERVAL

Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits the chapel of King's College, Cambridge, with some of the choir's many distinguished alumni, and talks to some current choristers and choral scholars.

approx. 8.20pm

Fauré: Pavane; Cantique de Jean Racine; Requiem

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Paula Murrihy (mezzo-soprano)

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

In a Prom of choral classics the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, follows intricate sacred works by Mozart and Haydn with the radiant serenity of Fauré, whose Requiem radiates stillness and spirituality.

The King's choristers are joined by leading vocal soloists as well as the period instruments of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

INTERVAL

The choir of King's College, Cambridge, is one of the most renowned university choirs in the world, and its chapel home is a marvel of architectural and acoustical beauty. The choir has also produced many distinguished musicians, and in this feature Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits the chapel with two of them - baritone Stephen Varcoe and organist Thomas Trotter - to discuss the experience of performing with the choir, and how it prepared them for a career in music. She also chats to some of the choir's current choral scholars and choristers about what life is like in the choir today, and what the future might hold.

Producer, Graham Rogers.

BBC PROMSProm 04: Ravel, Rachmaninov, Ustvolskaya And Strauss20160718

Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra play Ravel, Ustvolskaya and Strauss. Behzod Abduraimov is the soloist in Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Ravel: Boléro

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor

8.30: INTERVAL - Proms Extra: Charlotte Brontë

Claire Harman, Charlotte Brontë's biographer, and Yorkshire-born novelist and author of 'Chocolat' Joanne Harris discuss Bronte's life and work with Dr Gregory Tate.

8.50

Galina Ustvolskaya: Symphony No 3 'Jesus Messiah, save us!'

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Alexei Petrenko, reciter

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Valery Gergiev, conductor

Valery Gergiev and his Munich Philharmonic Orchestra open with Ravel's hypnotic Boléro and close with a suite from Richard Strauss's waltz-filled opera Der Rosenkavalier.

In between, Galina Ustvolskaya's Symphony No. 3 pleads for redemption on raw brass and winds.

Young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov - winner of the 2009 London International Piano Competition - is the soloist in Rachmaninov's soaring Piano Concerto No. 3.

PROMS EXTRA

Marking the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë's birth, Claire Harman, her biographer and Yorkshire-born novelist and author of 'Chocolat' Joanne Harris discuss her life and work. The discussion is presented by Dr Gregory Tate from the University of St Andrews who teaches Brontë's work and was recorded earlier as a free audience event held at the Imperial College Union. For more details go to the Proms website.

Gregory Tate is one of the New Generation Thinkers selected by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council in a scheme to find academics interested in turning their research into radio.

Charlotte Brontë: A Life by Claire Harman is out now.

The most recent novel published by Joanne Harris is called Different Class.

The Brontë Society Anniversary Conference takes place in Manchester from August 19th to the 21st.

For information about a series of exhibitions at the Haworth Parsonage in Yorkshire, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Media Museum in Bradford go to the website of The Brontë Society. https://www.bronte.org.uk/whats-on/news/149/bronte200

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

BBC PROMSProm 05: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis20160719

Live at BBC Proms: The BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda in Beethoven's Missa solemnis

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Beethoven: Missa solemnis

Camilla Nylund (soprano)

Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano)

Stuart Skelton (tenor)

Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass)

Hallé Choir

Manchester Chamber Choir

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda

In 1819 Ludwig van Beethoven was stirred by a new creative energy. Sketched over the next four years, on specially enlarged sheets of paper, was the work Beethoven himself came to admire above all others: his grand solemn mass, the Missa solemnis. Using every means of musical imagery available, Beethoven demonstrated his supreme mastery of the orchestral-choral model in this musical glimpse of heaven. The BBC Philharmonic, along with the Hallé Choir and Manchester Chamber Choir, bring Beethoven's vision to life under the orchestra's dynamic Conductor Laureate, Gianandrea Noseda.

BBC PROMS01Proms Chamber Music 1: Debussy, Dutilleux And Mozart2016071820160724 (R3)

Paul Lewis and the Vertavo Quartet in music by Debussy, Dutilleux and Mozart.

Live at BBC Proms: Paul Lewis and the Vertavo Quartet in music by Debussy, Dutilleux and Mozart

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Debussy: Cello Sonata

Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414

Paul Lewis, piano

Bjørg Lewis, cello

Vertavo Quartet

Paul Lewis joins his regular partners the Vertavo Quartet for the first of the season's Proms Chamber Music concerts. They begin with music from France: Debussy's Symbolist Cello Sonata and one of the most important string quartets of the 20th century, Henri Dutilleux's exploration of sound constructed on a single chord, Ainsi la nuit. To end, all five musicians are united for the quintet arrangement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12, the jewel among his landmark concertos from the spring of 1782 and a work of rare intimacy, lightness and charm.

BBC PROMS01Proms Lecture: Frank Cottrell Boyce20160716

Rana Mitter introduces author Frank Cottrell-Boyce to deliver this year's Proms Lecture. Four years ago he was involved in writing the Olympic Opening Ceremony for the London Olympic Games. His lecture looks at the cultural legacy, the importance of arts in education and the wider influence of arts on society.

Producer: Fiona McLean.