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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 Music Day2016060320160608 (R2)

Duran Duran perform live from 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.

Duran Duran perform live at 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 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 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 1's Big Weekend20161228

Bbc Radio 1's Big Weekend20161228

Adele Roberts has highlights from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter.

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend20161228

Adele Roberts has highlights from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter.

Bbc Radio 1's Big Weekend20161228

Adele Roberts has highlights from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter.

Bbc Radio 1's Big Weekend20161229
Bbc Radio 1's Big Weekend20161229

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend20161229

Adele Roberts has highlights from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter.

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend20161230

Bbc Radio 1's Big Weekend20161230

Adele Roberts has highlights from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter, Plus more from "I'm Feeling Super cool"

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend20161230

Adele Roberts has highlights from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter, Plus more from "I'm Feeling Super cool"

Bbc Radio 1's Big Weekend20161230

Adele Roberts has highlights from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter, Plus more from "I'm Feeling Super cool"

Bbc Radio 1's Teen Awards20161023

The show's over and the crowd is calming down, but the fun continues with Cel Spellman at the Afterparty!

DNCE, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Shawn Mendes, The Vamps and some Teen Heroes - it's Radio 1's Teen Awards 2016, live from Wembley!

Live coverage from Wembley as the stars arrive for Radio 1's Teen Awards - expect DNCE, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Shawn Mendes, The Vamps and a few Teen Heroes!

Bbc Radio 1's Teen Awards20161023

The show's over and the crowd is calming down, but the fun continues with Cel Spellman at the Afterparty!

Live coverage from Wembley as the stars arrive for Radio 1's Teen Awards - expect DNCE, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Shawn Mendes, The Vamps and a few Teen Heroes!

DNCE, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Shawn Mendes, The Vamps and some Teen Heroes - it's Radio 1's Teen Awards 2016, live from Wembley!

BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards20161228

Bbc Radio 1's Teen Awards20161228

Dev raids the archives for highlights from Radio 1's Teen Awards!

BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards20161228

Dev raids the archives for highlights from Radio 1's Teen Awards!

Bbc Radio 1's Teen Awards20161228

Dev raids the archives for highlights from Radio 1's Teen Awards!

BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards20161229

Bbc Radio 1's Teen Awards20161229

Dev heads back to Wembley in October for highlights of Radio 1's Teen Awards 2016!

BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards20161229

Dev heads back to Wembley in October for highlights of Radio 1's Teen Awards 2016!

Bbc Radio 1's Teen Awards20161229

Dev heads back to Wembley in October for highlights of Radio 1's Teen Awards 2016!

Bbc Radio 1xtra Live20161008

Stormzy, Sean Paul, Giggs, Wretch 32, Lady Leshurr, Craig David and Damian Marley. It can only be 1Xtra Live 2016 in Liverpool!

MistaJam and DJ Target get set for 1Xtra Live 2016!

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Stormzy, Sean Paul, Giggs, Wretch 32, Lady Leshurr, Craig David and Damian Marley. It can only be 1Xtra Live 2016 in Liverpool!

MistaJam and DJ Target get set for 1Xtra Live 2016!

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.

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.

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!

Glastonbury20160624

Clara Amfo goes roaming around Glastonbury 2016!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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, featuring Jamz Supernova, Sian Anderson, Amy Becker, Madam X, Melody Kane and Siobhan Bell.

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

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.

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.

Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park20160911

Jo Whiley welcomes to the stage the one and only Sir Elton John to close out Radio 2 In Hyde Park, playing hits from his glittering, 300m-record selling career.

In a five-decade career Elton's had over fifty top 40 hits - including the biggest-ever selling single on both sides of the Atlantic - and scored seven consecutive number 1 albums in the U.S. He's also won an Oscar, a Tony and a Golden Globe Award, as well as receiving 5 Grammy Awards, 5 Brit Awards and a host of other accolades, and this set promises to be just as glittering!

Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo introduce Madness to the stage as Radio 2's Festival In A Day continues. Plus before the headline act there'll be a special live DJ set from Trevor Nelson.

Jo Whiley and Michael Ball kick of Festival in a Day by welcoming Travis on stage. Radio coverage will then continue with Bob Harris, Janice Long, Jeremy Vine and Claudia Winkleman taking you behind the scenes of Radio 2's annual event in Hyde Park in front of 55,000 people. Plus you'll be able to watch as well as listen to Radio 2 In Hyde Park via the Red Button as well as online through your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Jo Whiley and Ken Bruce welcome the British singer-songwriter to the stage to perform songs from his self-titled number 1 album. Plus later on there'll be a special Radio 2 DJ edition of Popmaster, which you'll be able to watch live - along with all of the day's other events - via the red button or through the Radio 2 website.

Jo Whiley and Johnnie Walker introduce the rock legends performing a very special 'Aquostic' set for Festival In A Day. Plus later on there'll be a special edition of Sounds Of The 80s with Sara Cox.

Jo Whiley and Janice Long welcome acclaimed British soul singer Andreya Triana as the next act at our Festival In A Day. Plus there'll be an exclusive backstage chat with Madness before they play later in the day, as well as a very special tribute to the late Sir Terry Wogan.

Jo Whiley and Clare Teal welcome the jazz sensation to perform at Radio 2's Festival in A Day, plus later on Johnnie Walker will present a very special edition of Sounds Of The 70s. All of the day's events will be available to watch via the red button and through the Radio 2 website.

Jo Whiley and Bob Harris introduce the Grammy-winning American superstar to the stage at Hyde Park as she plays Radio 2's Festival In A Day for the first time. Plus there'll be a special live DJ set later from Craig Charles.

Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park20160911

Jo Whiley welcomes to the stage the one and only Sir Elton John to close out Radio 2 In Hyde Park, playing hits from his glittering, 300m-record selling career.

In a five-decade career Elton's had over fifty top 40 hits - including the biggest-ever selling single on both sides of the Atlantic - and scored seven consecutive number 1 albums in the U.S. He's also won an Oscar, a Tony and a Golden Globe Award, as well as receiving 5 Grammy Awards, 5 Brit Awards and a host of other accolades, and this set promises to be just as glittering!

Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo introduce Madness to the stage as Radio 2's Festival In A Day continues. Plus before the headline act there'll be a special live DJ set from Trevor Nelson.

Jo Whiley and Michael Ball kick of Festival in a Day by welcoming Travis on stage. Radio coverage will then continue with Bob Harris, Janice Long, Jeremy Vine and Claudia Winkleman taking you behind the scenes of Radio 2's annual event in Hyde Park in front of 55,000 people. Plus you'll be able to watch as well as listen to Radio 2 In Hyde Park via the Red Button as well as online through your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Jo Whiley and Ken Bruce welcome the British singer-songwriter to the stage to perform songs from his self-titled number 1 album. Plus later on there'll be a special Radio 2 DJ edition of Popmaster, which you'll be able to watch live - along with all of the day's other events - via the red button or through the Radio 2 website.

Jo Whiley and Johnnie Walker introduce the rock legends performing a very special 'Aquostic' set for Festival In A Day. Plus later on there'll be a special edition of Sounds Of The 80s with Sara Cox.

Jo Whiley and Janice Long welcome acclaimed British soul singer Andreya Triana as the next act at our Festival In A Day. Plus there'll be an exclusive backstage chat with Madness before they play later in the day, as well as a very special tribute to the late Sir Terry Wogan.

Jo Whiley and Clare Teal welcome the jazz sensation to perform at Radio 2's Festival in A Day, plus later on Johnnie Walker will present a very special edition of Sounds Of The 70s. All of the day's events will be available to watch via the red button and through the Radio 2 website.

Jo Whiley and Bob Harris introduce the Grammy-winning American superstar to the stage at Hyde Park as she plays Radio 2's Festival In A Day for the first time. Plus there'll be a special live DJ set later from Craig Charles.

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park20160916

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park20160916

Jo Whiley with some stand out moments from Radio 2's Festival In A Day. The stellar line-up on stage included Elton John, Status Quo, Madness, Gregory Porter, LeAnn Rimes, Andreya Triana, Jamie Lawson and Travis along with many of your favourite Radio2 presenters.

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park2016091620161227 (R2)

Jo Whiley with some stand out moments from Radio 2's Festival In A Day. The stellar line-up on stage included Elton John, Status Quo, Madness, Gregory Porter, LeAnn Rimes, Andreya Triana, Jamie Lawson and Travis along with many of your favourite Radio2 presenters.

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park20160916

Some stand-out moments from Radio 2's Festival in a Day.

Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park2016091620161227 (R2)

Some stand-out moments from Radio 2's Festival in a Day.

Jo Whiley with some stand out moments from Radio 2's Festival In A Day. The stellar line-up on stage included Elton John, Status Quo, Madness, Gregory Porter, LeAnn Rimes, Andreya Triana, Jamie Lawson and Travis along with many of your favourite Radio2 presenters.

Jo Whiley with some stand out moments from Radio 2's Festival In A Day. The stellar line-up on stage included Elton John, Status Quo, Madness, Gregory Porter, LeAnn Rimes, Andreya Triana, Jamie Lawson and Travis along with many of your favourite Radio2 presenters.

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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 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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In the first of four programmes, Kristian Bush presents music and interviews from the first night of this year's festival, including Charlie Daniels, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean and more.

The CMA Music Festival is an annual event held in Nashville, Tennessee and showcasing the very best in contemporary country music over four nights of stadium concerts. Kristian Bush- himself a multi-million selling artist with the band Sugarland - meets the stars each night and introduces highlights from their performances.

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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.

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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.

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Highlights from the second night.

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In the third of four programmes, Kristian Bush presents music and interviews from the penultimate night of this year's festival, including Florida Georgia Line, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Blake Shelton and more.

The CMA Music Festival is an annual event held in Nashville, Tennessee and showcasing the very best in contemporary country music over four nights of stadium concerts. Kristian Bush- himself a multi-million selling artist with the band Sugarland - meets the stars and introduces highlights from their performances.

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Highlights from the final night.

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Highlights from the final night.

09Bbc Radio New Comedy Award20160814

Mark Watson hosts the grand final of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2016 - Radio 4's nationwide search to find the UK's comedy stars of the future - live from the Edinburgh Fringe.

The BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2016 is searching the country to find the next big comedy stars to join the likes of previous finalists Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Marcus Brigstocke, Russell Howard and Rhod Gilbert.

Sixty acts competed in six regional heats held across the country to make it through to the semi-finals in Edinburgh, and now the live final from the Fringe.

Tonight, live on Radio 4, those final six acts go head to head to battle it out in the hope of being crowned winner of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2016 with a prize of £1,000 and a script commission with BBC Radio Comedy. Deciding upon the winner is an esteemed comedy panel of judges.

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BBC PROMS42 Strings, Avaes Mohammad20160829

Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry featuring emerging UK talent. Tonight, music from 42 Strings, an unusual duo of zheng (Chinese zither) and kora (African harp). And playwright and poet Avaes Mohammad will perform some of his poems. Recorded last Thursday in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry featuring emerging UK talent. Recorded last Thursday in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall. With music from the Southern Cone Quintet, which takes its inspiration from the folk and classical music of South America; and poetry from Geraldine Clarkson, whose experience includes time spent in a monastery in Peru.

Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry featuring emerging UK talent.

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Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry, featuring Old Hat, who are continuing the traditions of jazz in the 1920s and 30s; and poet Kim Moore, who draws inspiration from her other life as a trumpet teacher. Recorded last Thursday in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall.

Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry featuring emerging UK talent.

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Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry featuring emerging UK talent. Recorded last Thursday in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry featuring emerging UK talent. Recorded last Thursday in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry featuring emerging UK talent.

All female jazz band Nérija is made up of London-based musicians performing original music inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Hi-life.

Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet)

Rosie Turton (trombone)

Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone)

Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone)

Shirley Tetteh (guitar)

Inga Eichler (double bass)

Lizy Exel (drums)

Recorded in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on Wednesday.

BBC PROMSOp Sa!, Mark Grist20160822

Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry featuring emerging UK talent. Tonight's performers include Op Sa! a Balkan band playing lively gypsy dance tunes with a powerful brass-led line-up; and poet Mark Grist. Recorded last Thursday in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall.

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

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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 PROMSProm 06: Gospel Prom20160719

Live at BBC Proms: Leading Gospel singers and choirs in traditional gospel classics and arrangements, with special guest Michelle Williams.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Michelle Williams (singer)

Israel J. Allen (singer)

Tehillah Daniel (singer)

Dawn Thomas Wallace (singer)

YolanDa Brown (saxophone)

Niji Adeleye (keyboards/MD)

London Adventist Chorale

London Community Gospel Choir

Muyiwa and Riversongz

Noel Robinson

Nu Image

V9 Collective

Volney Morgan and New-Ye

University Gospel Choir of the Year Mass Choir

Karen Gibson conductor

Following the success of the first ever Gospel Prom in 2013, a selection of handpicked singers from leading gospel groups come together to form an elite gospel 'superchoir' at the Royal Albert Hall. A late-night celebration featuring original material alongside traditional gospel classics and arrangements - plus a sprinkling of esteemed special guests including Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child.

BBC PROMSProm 07: Faure, Stravinsky And Poulenc20160720

Live at BBC Proms: Marc Minkowski conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Poulenc's Stabat Mater, Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Fauré's Shylock.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Fauré: Shylock

Stravinsky:Pulcinella Suite

c.20.15 INTERVAL - Proms Extra

Jeremy Sams and Richard Langham Smith introduce Poulenc's Stabat Mater. Highlights of a discussion hosted by Louise Fryer and recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

c.20.35

Poulenc: Stabat Mater

Julie Fuchs, soprano

Julien Behr, tenor

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Marc Minkowski conductor

Paris was at the centre of the quest for new clarity and order in music around the start of the 20th century, and tonight's Prom presents some of the most delicious fruits of that quest. Our Shakespeare anniversary celebrations continue with a suite drawn from Fauré's incidental music for The Merchant of Venice.

In his ballet score Pulcinella, Stravinsky dusted down Baroque melodies then believed to be by Pergolesi, lending them an ear-teasing bite.

Spare simplicity and urbane wit usually meet in the works of Poulenc; but in his Stabat mater - a portrait of the mother of Christ beholding her crucified son - Poulenc finds a mode of disarming tenderness and contemplation.

BBC PROMSProm 08: Strictly Prom20160721

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland. The Strictly Prom, with host Katie Derham, and dance stars from the popular BBC TV programme.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Styne arr Martin Yates - Gypsy: Overture

Rodgers, arr Don Walker - Waltz from Carousel

Satie arr. Debussy - Gymnopédie No.1

Bizet - Farandole from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2

Arr. Paul Hart - Roaring Twenties Medley

J.Strauss II - Die Fledermaus Overture

Walter Earle Brown, arr Richard Balcombe - If I Can Dream

Richard Rodney Bennett - Overture, Waltz, Finale from Murder on the Orient Express

Ginastera - Malambo from Estancia: Four Dances

8.20pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra

Sarah Walker is joined by Stephanie Jordan, Dance Research Professor at the University of Roehampton, for an introduction to tonight's Strictly Prom. Recorded earlier this evening at Imperial College Union

8.45pm

Harry Warren, arr Balcombe - 42nd Street

Khachaturian - Masquerade Suite: Mazurka and Waltz

John Barry - Somewhere in Time (main theme)

Antheil - Archipelago

Piazzolla, arr Gareth Glyn - Libertango

Tchaikovsky - Grand Pas de Deux in G (Adagio) from Nutcracker

Ary Barroso, arr John Wasson - Aquarela do Brasil

Falla - Ritual Fire Dance (El amor brujo)

Irving Berlin arr. Gordon Langford and Gavin Sutherland - Selection from Top Hat

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland

Presenter/Dancer: Katie Derham

Strictly Dancers: Joanne Clifton, Karen Clifton, Kevin Clifton, Janette Manrara, Giovanni Pernice, Aljaž Skorjanec

Choreographer: Jason Gilkison

Katie Derham dons her dance shoes and ball gown once more, joined by some of your favourite professionals from Strictly Come Dancing, who will whisk us from Vienna to Latin America and back in the company of the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Gavin Sutherland.

BBC PROMSProm 09: Le Cercle De L'harmonie20160722

Live at BBC Proms: Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, conductor Jérémie Rhorer and soprano Rosa Feola in symphonies and concert arias by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E flat major, K543

Mendelssohn: Concert aria 'Infelice'

c.20:10 INTERVAL

Proms Extra: Henry James in Italy

Novelist Philip Hensher and Professor Philip Horne consider the impact of travelling to Italy on the writing of Henry James, who died 100 years ago this year. Rana Mitter chairs.

c.20:30

Mozart: Concert aria 'Ah, lo previdi', K272

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 in A major, 'Italian'

Rosa Feola, soprano

Le Cercle de l'Harmonie

conductor Jérémie Rhorer

Jérémie Rhorer's energetic period-instrument ensemble makes its Proms debut along with fast-rising soprano Rosa Feola. The orchestra opens with Mozart's vigorous Symphony No. 39, the first of the composer's final trilogy.

Just like Mozart, Mendelssohn had an uncanny way of balancing head and heart in complex musical arguments, as heard in the thrusting brilliance of his Fourth Symphony, the 'Italian', tinged with poetry and romance

PROMS EXTRA

2016 is the centenary of the death of the great American writer Henry James. When he was 26 years old he visited Italy for the first time and fell in love with the country. He wrote an acclaimed collection of essays called Italian Hours. At a concert that features Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, novelist and Henry James expert Philip Hensher reflects on his writing. He is joined by Professor Philip Horne - editor of Henry James: A Life in Letters and a series editor of the Penguin Classics publications of Henry James's novels. Highlights of a discussion hosted by Rana Mitter and recorded at Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

BBC PROMSProm 11: Wagner And Tippett20160723

Live at BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, Mark Wigglesworth perform the final scene of Wagner's opera Die Walkure and Tippett's A Child of Our Time.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod

Wagner: Die Walküre - final scene

8.10 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Martin Handley is joined by Oliver Soden to introduce Michael Tippett's oratorio A Child of Our Time and discuss the life and work of the composer. A Proms Extra event recorded at the Imperial College Union in London.

8:30

Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Tamara Wilson (soprano)

Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano)

Peter Hoare (tenor)

James Creswell (bass)

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

Mark Wigglesworth conductor

As Europe slipped towards Fascism, Michael Tippett felt solidarity with the downtrodden. Then, in 1938,a young Polish Jew, whose parents had been deported by the Nazis, shot a German diplomat in Paris. Tippett had the central figure for his 'oratorio of contemplation', A Child of Our Time - inspired by Bach's Passions, Handel's Messiah and American spirituals.

Mark Wigglesworth also explores the theme of parent-child relationships in the final scene of Wagner's opera Die Walküre, culminating in Wotan's poignant farewell to his daughter.

BBC PROMSProm 12: Ten Pieces Ii Prom20160724

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, the BBC Philharmonic in the Ten Pieces II Prom.

Live at the BBC Proms: The Ten Pieces II Prom with the BBC Philharmonic and Alpesh Chauhan brings live performances of this music, chosen specially for secondary-school pupils to the Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

J S Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565

Shostakovich: Symphony No.10 (Scherzo)

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major (third movement)

Bizet: Carmen - Habanera and Toreador Song

Verdi: Requiem - Dies irae and Tuba mirum

4.45 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Clemency Burton-Hill hears from teachers, educators and children of Dudley about the impact the BBC's Ten Pieces has had upon their lives.

5.05

Gabriel Prokofiev: Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (5th movement)

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (extract)

Anna Clyne: Night Ferry

Wagner: Die Walküre - Ride of the Valkyries

Bernstein: West Side Story - Mambo

Naomi Wilkinson (presenter)

Lemn Sissay (presenter)

DJ Mr Switch (turntables)

Matilda Lloyd (trumpet)

Esther Yoo (violin)

Wayne Marshall (organ)

Ten Pieces Choir

BBC Philharmonic

Alpesh Chauhan (conductor)

After the success of last year's Ten pieces Prom comes a new selection of classical essentials, this time aimed at secondary-school pupils. In the culmination of the Ten Pieces II project which has taken classical music to schools across the UK this Prom brings the pieces live to the Royal Albert Hall. From the power of Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' to the skills of DJ Mr Switch in Gabriel Prokofiev's Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra, the Ten Pieces II Prom also showcases creative responses from teenagers.

PROMS EXTRA

In a brief exploration of recent research that suggests children who study music and perform music in school ensembles perform better in core subjects (including English and maths) than their peers, Clemency Burton-Hill hears from a leading cognitive neuroscientist about the impact musical study can have on the brain structure and function of children. Catching up with teachers and educators who have subscribed to the Ten Pieces project, and hearing from members of the BBC's learning team, she hears about the impact the initiative has had on pupils in Dudley and discovers some of the creative journeys they've taken whilst engaging with the classical repertoire the project explores.

Producer, Dean Craven.

BBC PROMSProm 13: Beethoven - Symphony No 920160724

The London Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No 9 and Magnus Lindberg's Two Episodes.

Live at BBC Proms: Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its concluding "Ode to Joy". Plus a world premiere by Magnus Lindberg.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Magnus Lindberg: Two Episodes (world premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor ('Choral')

Miah Persson (soprano),

Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano),

John Daszak (tenor),

Christopher Purves (bass),

London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra,

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

Beethoven helped change the European musical landscape but in his final symphony he imagined the most startling transformation of all: from a brutal, joyless world to one of uplifting and embracing brotherhood. He did it by writing his most vivid music yet and employing a chorus, proclaiming Friedrich Schiller's uplifting 'Ode to Joy'.

Vladimir Jurowski returns to the Proms, opening with a new work from one of the finest orchestral craftsmen of our time, Magnus Lindberg.

BBC PROMSProm 14: Glyndebourne - Rossini's The Barber Of Seville20160725

Live from BBC Proms: Rossini's Barber of Seville, with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducted by Enrique Mazzola and starring Danielle de Niese as Rosina.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Rossini: The Barber of Seville - Act 1

8.35pm: INTERVAL

Proms Extra: The Politics of Shaving

New Generation Thinker Alun Withey and historian Kathryn Hughes contemplate the role and politics of hair styling in 18th- and 19th-century Europe with presenter Dr Shahidha Bari.

8.55pm: The Barber of Seville - Act 2

Rosina - Danielle de Niese (soprano)

Dr Bartolo - Alessandro Corbelli (baritone)

Count Almaviva....Taylor Stayton (tenor)

Figaro - Björn Bürger (baritone)

Berta - Janis Kelly (soprano)

Fiorello - Huw Montague Rendall (baritone)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Enrique Mazzola, conductor

Glyndebourne makes its annual visit to the Proms, bringing the ultimate comic opera. Rossini wrote The Barber of Seville 200 years ago, reportedly in a period of just three weeks, his head spinning with the joy and wit he discovered in the story of the wily hairdresser Figaro's amorous antics. The result is an opera full of expectant fun but also grace and beauty. Leading soprano Danielle de Niese stars as the young ward Rosina, eager to escape the clutches of the elderly Count Almaviva in a highlight of this summer's Proms Rossini focus.

Historian and biographer Kathryn Hughes joins New Generation Thinker Alun Withey from The University of Exeter to look at the role and politics of hair styling in 18th and 19th century Europe. The discussion, recorded earlier this evening with an audience at the Imperial College Union, is hosted by Dr Shahidha Bari from Queen Mary University, London.

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

Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

A performance of Rossini's The Barber of Seville, with Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

BBC PROMSProm 15: Bbc Symphony Orchestra And Sir Andrew Davis20160726

Live at BBC Proms: Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Vaughan Williams and a new work by Anthony Payne. And Ray Chen plays Bruch's Violin Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Tchaikovsky: The Tempest

Anthony Payne: Of Land, Sea and Sky (BBC commission: world premiere)

c. 20.10 PROMS INTERVAL: A Walk in the Darent Valley

Writer Melissa Harrison describes a classic English midsummer walk in a thunderstorm. An excerpt from her acclaimed collection Rain: Four Walks in English Weather.

c. 20.30

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region

Ray Chen, violin

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Vaughan Williams's Toward the Unknown Region was his first large-scale masterpiece, setting the visionary words of Walt Whitman. Sir Andrew Davis also conducts Tchaikovsky's swashbuckling The Tempest and the world premiere of Anthony Payne's Of Land, Sea and Sky, with texts by Payne himself which reference nature and the Somme. Bruch's radiant First Violin Concerto completes the programme.

PROMS INTERVAL: A Walk in the Darent Valley

This evening's Proms Interval is an account of a classic English summer walk in a thunderstorm. It accompanies a concert which has landscape and the spirit of adventure at the heart of it in the work of Anthony Payne and Vaughan Williams. The acclaimed novelist and nature writer Melissa Harrison explores our relationship with the weather as she follows the course of a thundery rain shower deep in the Kent countryside. At the end of a long period of drought, she walks alongside the River Darent and reflects on how the countryside changes in wet weather, and how the English identity is shaped by the elements. The extract is introduced and read by the author herself and is taken from her recently published collection Rain: Four Walks in English Weather which received the following critical acclaim:

'Instantly beautiful.' Robert Macfarlane

'Harrison is writing us a new kind of modern pastoral: peopled, raw, messy and shining.' Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk.

Andrew Davis conducts the BBC SO in Tchaikovsky, Anthony Payne, Bruch and Vaughan Williams

BBC PROMSProm 16: Prokofiev - Romeo And Juliet20160727

Live at BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Jac van Steen with Chloë Hanslip play the world premiere of Michael Berkeley's Violin Concerto and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Dukas: La Péri

Michael Berkeley: Violin Concerto

(World premiere; BBC commission)

c.7.55 INTERVAL

Proms Extra: Shakespeare - Soldiers and War

Shakespeare's depiction of soldiers and war is considered by Colonel Tim Collins OBE, in the first of six discussions exploring aspects of professional life in Shakespeare's plays

c.8.15 Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

Chloë Hanslip (violin)

Diego Espinosa (tabla)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

Paul Dukas's brief, intoxicating ballet La Péri opens tonight's Prom, before Chloë Hanslip gives the world premiere of a new Violin Concerto by Michael Berkeley.

Jac van Steen conducts excerpts from one of the most dramatic and colourfully scored of all ballets, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, a highlight of our series marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare.

The first of a series of six events looking at Shakespeare's depiction of different professions in his plays. Colonel Tim Collins OBE, whose rousing eve of battle speech to his troops as they prepared to go into Iraq in March 2003 has become famous, will discuss soldiers and war in plays including Henry V with presenter Rana Mitter. Recorded in front of an audience at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

Jac van Steen conducts the BBC NOW in music by Dukas, Michael Berkeley and Prokofiev.

BBC PROMSProm 17: Roger Norrington Conducts Berlioz, Beethoven And Brahms20160728

The Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR in music by Berlioz, Beethoven and Brahms.

Live at BBC Proms: Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR conducted by Sir Roger Norrington in Berlioz and Brahms, and pianist Robert Levin joins for Beethoven's Fourth Concerto

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict - overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major

8.20 INTERVAL

Proms Extra: Shakespeare - Religion and Clerics

Religion and clerics in Shakespeare considered by the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, Ewan Fernie from the Shakespeare Institute and presenter Rana Mitter.

8.40

Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor

Robert Levin, piano

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

New sounds always emerge from Sir Roger Norrington's historically informed adventures with his old friends from Stuttgart.

Tonight he turns his attention to the joyous overture from Berlioz's Shakespearean comedy Beatrice and Benedict and two works central to the Austro-German tradition: Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto and Brahms's First Symphony.

Shakespeare's depiction of religion and clerics is discussed by the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, Ewan Fernie from the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham and presenter Rana Mitter. Highlights of a discussion recorded at Imperial College Union earlier this evening as part of a series exploring different professions in Shakespeare's plays.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

BBC PROMSProm 20: Berlioz - Romeo And Juliet20160730

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, John Eliot Gardiner conducts Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet.

Live at BBC Proms: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir, National Youth Choir of Scotland and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in Berlioz's epic Dramatic Symphony Romeo and Juliet.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (sung in French)

Julie Boulianne (mezzo-soprano),

Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor),

Laurent Naouri (bass),

Monteverdi Choir,

National Youth Choir of Scotland,

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique,

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

When Hector Berlioz got his first taste of Shakespeare in 1827, he not only fell for "the whole heaven of art" in the Bard's verse, he also fell madly in love with the actress Harriet Smithson. Shakespeare inspired a string of works from this most literary and dramatic of composers, including the ardent choral symphony Romeo and Juliet.

BBC PROMSProm 21: Aurora Orchestra - Wolfgang Rihm, Strauss And Mozart20160731

Nicholas Collon conducts the Aurora Orchestra in music by Rihm, Strauss and Mozart.

Live at the BBC Proms: Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon in Wolfgang Rihm and Mozart's Symphony No 41 'Jupiter', and François Leleux joins for Strauss's Oboe Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Wolfgang Rihm: Gejagte Form (2002 version)

Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D major

4.25 INTERVAL: Sheet Music

A closer look at the journey the music takes from the composer's pen to the orchestral players' music stands. With contributions from conductor Nicholas Collon and Mozart expert Cliff Eisen.

4.55

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C major, 'Jupiter'

It's difficult to imagine how Mozart could have followed his final symphony, the 'Jupiter' - a work of such scale, majesty and intensity. Tom Service and Nicholas Collon unpick Mozart's continuous stream of joy and invention, allowing us to get under the skin of this great work, which the Aurora Orchestra plays from memory.

Before it, one of the world's leading oboists, François Leleux, plays Strauss's twisting, singing Oboe Concerto - itself preceded by Wolfgang Rihm's Hunted Form, whose animal energy suggests a pursuit more physical than a search merely for musical structure.

PROMS INTERVAL: Sheet Music

As the Aurora Orchestra prepare to play Mozart's Jupiter Symphony from memory, this afternoon's interval traces the journey of music from the composer's pen to the players' and conductor's stands, and celebrates the often overlooked and underestimated role of the music librarian. With contributions from conductor Nicholas Collon and Mozart expert Cliff Eisen.

Producer Sam Hickling.

BBC PROMSProm 22: Ravel, Lera Auerbach And Debussy20160731

Live at BBC Proms: Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Crouch End Festival Chorus and violinist Vadim Gluzman in a new work by Lera Auerbach. Plus Debussy's La Mer.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

Lera Auerbach: The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie (Symphony No.3 for violin, choir and orchestra)

(BBC co-commission with the Bergen Philharmonic and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: UK premiere)

c. 20.35 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Shakespeare - Law and Lawyers

What did Shakespeare know of the law? Geoffrey Robertson QC in conversation with Anne McElvoy, with readings performed in front of the audience at Imperial College Union.

c. 20.55

Debussy orch. Roger-Ducasse: King Lear - incidental music

Debussy: La Mer

Vadim Gluzman, violin

Nina Bennett, soprano

Helen Neeves, soprano

Andrew Watts, countertenor

Tom Raskin, tenor

Andrew Rupp, bass

Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner conductor

Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach's The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie is her Symphony No.3 - for solo violin, vocal soloists, choir and orchestra. Violinist Vadim Gluzman is the travelling musical storyteller who introduces a collection of wondrous tales by the mysterious author Erroneous Anonymous and Lera Auerbach herself. This voyage of imagination is inspired by the tradition of 'nonsense' poems, and has characters such as the Common Corporant, the Moon-Rider, and the Flying Pig, who enjoys sitting on a cloud watching the crowd.

There's also Ravel's shimmering fairy-tale suite, Debussy's glinting portrait of the sea and - in this Shakespeare anniversary year - Debussy's aborted incidental music for King Lear.

PROMS EXTRA: Shakespeare - Law and Lawyers

Continuing our exploration of the ways in which Shakespeare portrayed aspects of professional life, Geoffrey Robertson QC talks about the law and lawyers, contending that Shakespeare must either have studied at the Inns of Court or was close friends with those who did. Highlights of a discussion hosted by Anne McElvoy and recorded at Imperial College Union earlier this evening.

Producer: Luke Mulhall.

BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner in music by Ravel, Lera Auerbach and Debussy.

BBC PROMSProm 23: Jrg Widmann, Schumann, Sibelius And Nielsen20160801

Live at the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Philharmonic in Widmann, Schumann, Sibelius and Nielsen

Live at BBC Proms: The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards in the UK premiere of Jörg Widmann's Armonia and Nielsen's Symphony No.5. They are joined by Thomas Zehetmair for Schumann's Violin Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Redmond

Jörg Widmann: Armonica (UK premiere)

Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor

8.20 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Shakespeare - Shipwrecks and Sea Captains

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to circumnavigate the world non-stop single-handed, looks at shipwrecks and sea captains in Shakespeare. With John Gallagher and Nandini Das.

8.40

Sibelius: The Tempest - Prelude

Nielsen: Symphony No.5

Christa Schönfeldinger (glass harmonica)

Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion)

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgards (conductor)

John Storgards was the first Finnish violinist to record Schumann's unusual Violin Concerto, but he now steps to the podium, making way for Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair. Surrounding Schumann's gem of a concerto are the first UK performance of Jörg Widmann's ethereal Armonia, the storm-tossed prelude from Sibelius's eerie depiction of Shakespeare's island realm and Carl Nielsen's landmark symphonic vision of good's triumph over evil.

PROMS EXTRA: Shakespeare - Shipwrecks and Sea Captains

In the third discussion about the way Shakespeare depicted different professions in his plays, veteran sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to circumnavigate the world single-handed, looks at playwright's view of the sea, shipwrecks and sea captains. He's joined on stage at Imperial College Union by New Generation Thinkers Dr John Gallagher from the University of Cambridge, and Nandini Das from the University of Liverpool, who chairs the discussions.

New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find academics who can turn their research into radio.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

BBC PROMSProm 24: Ginastera, Britten And Schubert20160802

Live at BBC Proms: The BBC Philharmonic with Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena in music by Ginastera and Schubert. They are joined by Steven Osborne for Britten's Piano Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Redmond

Ginastera: Ollantay

Britten: Piano Concerto

8.20 INTERVAL

Proms Extra - George Eliot in Germany

Novelist Patricia Duncker and New Generation Thinker Clare Walker-Gore explore George Eliot's relationship with Germany in a conversation chaired by Anne McElvoy.

8.40

Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C major 'Great'

Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

In his bittersweet Piano Concerto, Britten set out to exploit the piano's 'enormous compass, percussive qualities and suitability for figuration'. The result is a true bravura piece whose razor-sharp edge conceals a gregarious smile. Alongside the first London performance of Alberto Ginastera's very Argentine view of the symphony orchestra comes the inexorable momentum of Schubert's most invigorating symphony, his 'Great' Ninth.

Novelist Patricia Duncker, discusses George Eliot, her travels in Germany in the 19th century, when she spent eight months in the country, and the German music she refers to in her novels and diaries. Duncker's novel Sophie and the Sybil is a fictional version of George Eliot's time in Germany. Alongside her on stage is Clare Walker-Gore of Trinity College, Cambridge, one of the academics selected last year by the BBC and the Arts and Humanities Council to be a New Generation Thinker. The host is Anne McElvoy.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in music by Ginastera, Britten and Schubert.

BBC PROMSProm 25: Dvorak's Cello Concerto And Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle20160803

Live at BBC Proms: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit, with Alban Gerhardt (cello). Dvorak's Cello Concerto and Bartok's opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor

8.15 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Bartok and Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Martin Handley discusses the story behind the richly scored music of Duke Bluebeard's Castle with musicologists Heather Wiebe and Rachel Beckles Wilson.

8.35

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Alban Gerhardt, cello

Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano (Judith)

John Relyea, bass (Duke Bluebeard)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Dutoit, conductor

The gothic horror story of Duke Bluebeard prompted some of the most imaginative, descriptive and shocking music Bartók would write. With its huge orchestra, underpinned in this concert performance by the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ, Bartók's score speaks of the darkness of Bluebeard's vast castle and the cold-blooded murder of his six wives.

Under Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conjures up Bartók's unsettling realm after Dvorák's Cello Concerto, which the composer believed 'outstrips the other two concertos of mine'.

PROMS EXTRA: Bartok and Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Martin Handley hosts a discussion with musicologists Heather Wiebe and Rachel Beckles Willson about the story behind the richly scored music of Duke Bluebeard's Castle, and about the life and work of its Hungarian composer. Recorded earlier at Imperial College Union.

Producer, Helen Garrison.

Charles Dutoit conducts the Royal Philharmonic in music by Dvorak and Bartok.

BBC PROMSProm 26: Bbc Symphony Orchestra And Oliver Knussen20160804

Live at BBC Proms: Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra - Reinbert de Leeuw's symphonic poem The Night Wanderer and Brahms's Second Piano Concerto with Peter Serkin.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore.

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op.83

20.20: INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Simon Callow Reads From the German Romantics

A literary accompaniment to tonight's prom. Actor and writer Simon Callow reads from some of the German Romantic authors, playwrights and poets who inspired Johannes Brahms. Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill.

20.40: Reinbert De Leeuw: Der nächtliche Wanderer ('The Night Wanderer') (UK premiere)

Peter Serkin, piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen, conductor

When Brahms came to write his Second Piano Concerto more than two decades after his First, out went the confident swagger of a man in his prime and in came a feeling of intimacy and expectation.

Oliver Knussen balances the Brahms with the far-flung world of Der nächtliche Wanderer ('The Night Wanderer') by Dutch composer and conductor Reinbert de Leeuw. Inspired by Friedrich Hölderlin's short poem of the same name, this deftly-coloured symphonic poem has been described as 'a bath of beauty' and 'a high-density monument in music'.

BBC Symphony Orchestra under Oliver Knussen in music by Brahms and Reinbert de Leeuw.

BBC PROMSProm 27: Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky And Stravinsky20160805

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC SSO in music by Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard with violinist Pekka Kuusisto perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Stravinsky's Petrushka

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Helen Grime: Two Eardley Pictures (I - Catterline in Winter)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major

7:50 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Composer Helen Grime in conversation, recorded at the Royal College of Music

8:10

Stravinsky: Petrushka

Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Tonight's Prom marks the first instalment of all three of Stravinsky's landmark ballets for the Ballet Russes company, all performed this weekend by Scottish orchestras. In the vivid folk tale of a puppet springing to life, Stravinsky had the starting point for his stylistic breakthrough, Petrushka, a ballet that would depict Russia with 'quick tempos, smells of Russian food, sweat and glistening leather boots'.

The first part of a BBC commission from Scottish composer Helen Grime - a two-part work whose complementary second 'Picture' can be heard in Prom 30 - prefaces this concert's arrival in Russia via all the despair, passion and determination of Tchaikovsky's heart-rending Violin Concerto.

PROMS EXTRA: Helen Grime

The composer Helen Grime talks to Andrew McGregor about the first part of her new two-part commission, Two Eardley Pictures, and discusses the inspiration and ideas behind her work. A Proms Extra event recorded at the Imperial College Union in London.

Producer, Andy King.

BBC PROMSProm 28: National Jazz Orchestra Of Scotland20160805

Live at BBC Proms: National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland in music by Duke Ellington and performances from saxophonist Iain Ballamy and singer Liane Carroll.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Iain Ballamy, saxophone

Liane Carroll, piano/vocals

National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland

Malcolm Edmonstone, piano

Andrew Bain, conductor

The weekend of Scottish ensembles continues with a visit from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland, whose Late Night Prom marks the Shakespeare anniversary with Duke Ellington's jazz tribute to the Bard, Such Sweet Thunder.

With instruments taking the roles of actors, Ellington's piece broke new ground when it appeared in 1957 as part of a 12-part Shakespeare-themed album, and it still feels entirely fresh today. The NYJOS welcomes back previous collaborators - saxophonist Iain Ballamy performing some of his compositions such as All Men Amen and Floater along with pianist/vocalist Liane Carroll - to perform a series of arrangements by Malcolm Edmonstone, including songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Carole King and others.

BBC PROMSProm 28: National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Scotland20160805

A special jazz Prom, with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland.

BBC PROMSProm 29: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain20160806

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in works by Iris ter Schiphorst, Strauss, Holst.

Live at BBC Proms: The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conducted by Edward Gardner, play Holst, Strauss and a new piece by Iris ter Schiphorst.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Redmond

Iris ter Schiphorst: Gravitational Waves (BBC co-commission with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain: London premiere)

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

8.15: INTERVAL

Proms Extra: HG Wells - Time and Space

Stephen Baxter, who is writing a sequel to The War of The Worlds, and Dr Sarah Dillon discuss HG Wells, time and space with presenter and New Generation Thinker Dr Will Abberley.

8.35

Holst: The Planets (incl. Colin Matthews's Pluto, the Renewer)

CBSO Youth Chorus

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Edward Gardner, conductor

Film directors have reached for these works by Strauss and Holst in their attempts to explain the human condition against the infinite background of space.

The depiction of astrological characters in The Planets, from the cheeky game-play of Mercury to the shattering impact of Mars, could be made for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall. The power of Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra is no less cinematic.

HG Wells was born 150 years ago this year. Although a prolific writer in many genres, he is best known today for his science fiction books, 'The War of the Words' and 'The Time Machine'. As the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain prepare to perform Holst's suite The Planets, novelist Stephen Baxter, who has been commissioned to write a sequel to 'The War of the Worlds' examines Wells's novels and philosophy. He's joined by science fiction expert and New Generation Thinker Dr Sarah Dillon from the University of Cambridge. The discussion is hosted by Dr Will Abberley from the University of Sussex, another New Generation Thinker.

New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find academics who can turn their research into radio.

Producer: Luke Mulhall.

BBC PROMSProm 30: National Youth Orchestra Of Scotland20160807

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland plays Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

Live at BBC Proms: the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, conducted by Ilan Volkov, play Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and a new piece by Helen Grime.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Helen Grime: Two Eardley Pictures (II - Snow) - BBC commission: world premiere

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G major

4.45: PROMS INTERVAL

Two Tales by Teffi - 'One of Us' and 'Subtly Worded'

Teffi is a re-discovered author, writing satirical tales about Russia in the 1920s. One tale describes a case of mistaken identity, the other reveals some rather strange letters.

Reader - Samantha Spiro

5.05

Stravinsky: The Firebird

Pavel Kolesnikov, piano

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

Ilan Volkov, conductor

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland frames the turbulent and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky with the final part of Helen Grime's new two-part work for orchestra (see also Prom 27) and the second of this weekend's trio of Stravinsky ballet scores.

With The Firebird of 1910, Stravinsky was immediately recognised as the most important musical voice of the new century. His relentless rhythmic drive and hypnotising orchestral colours are heard to full advantage in a performance of the complete ballet under the charismatic Ilan Volkov.

PROMS INTERVAL: Two Tales by Teffi - 'One of Us' and 'Subtly Worded'

Recently re-discovered, Teffi writes satirical tales about Russia set in the 1920s. One tale laughs at a case of mistaken identity with Mrs Kukabina; the other describes some rather strange letters, which require even stranger replies. They are translated by Anne Marie Jackson and Robert Chandler.

Producer - Duncan Minshull.

BBC PROMSProm 31: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky And Stravinsky20160807

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC SSO in music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Daugaard are joined by pianist Kirill Gerstein in music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented Petroc Trelawny

Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (original version, 1879)

8.30 INTERVAL

Proms Extra: Exploring Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

Christopher Cook talks to Jonathan Cross, Stravinsky expert and author of the 2015 biography 'Igor Stravinsky', about the composer's seminal and controversial score for the ballet 'The Rite of Spring'.

Recorded earlier this evening at Imperial College Union.

8.50

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Kirill Gerstein (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Designate Thomas Dausgaard round off this weekend's Stravinsky/Scottish series with the work that changed music for ever. In The Rite of Spring rhythm was shockingly prioritised over harmony - and pounding, jagged, brutal rhythm at that.

One of The Rite's most impactful relatives is the Scythian Suite by Stravinsky's compatriot Prokofiev, a blazing orchestral canvas that forms the perfect foil to the heartfelt beauty of Tchaikovsky's charming First Piano Concerto, performed by Kirill Gerstein in a new critical edition which, he says, 'allows us to return to Tchaikovsky's original intentions'.

BBC PROMSProm 32: Esa-pekka Salonen Conducts Schoenberg, Dutilleux And Mahler20160808

Live at BBC Proms: The Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen play Schoenberg, Dutilleux and Mahler.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw

Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time

8.05: INTERVAL

Proms Extra: After Auschwitz

Eva Schloss, step-sister of Anne Frank, discusses her memoir 'After Auschwitz' about her experiences of survival in the concentration camp and life after Liberation.

8.25: Mahler Symphony No 1 in D major

David Wilson-Johnson (narrator)

Philharmonia Voices (men's voices)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Mahler's First Symphony isn't just the opening chapter of the composer's spiritual autobiography, it's also an awakening in itself. From hushed strings and woodwind cuckoos, it breaks into a forthright stride towards, eventually, a blazing affirmation of camaraderie and confidence.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the symphony here with his own Philharmonia Orchestra, following meditations on loss from Arnold Schoenberg and centenary composer Henri Dutilleux, whose The Shadows of Time was inspired by the diaries of Anne Frank and written to mark 50 years since the end of the Second World War.

In front of a small audience Eva Schloss, step-sister of Anne Frank, discusses her memoir 'After Auschwitz' in which she relates the trauma of fleeing her comfortable home in Vienna to escape Nazi persecution, to the relative safety of Amsterdam where she meets amongst many others a young, vivacious Anne Frank. Amsterdam stays safe only until the Nazis invade at which point her family are forced to go into into hiding. Betrayed by Nazi double agents working for the Resistance, Eva and her family are sent in cattle trucks to Auschwitz-Birkenau where her mother and she are separated from her beloved father and brother. After a gruelling eight months barely surviving the horrors of the concentration camp and where both mother and daughter only narrowly escape being sent to the gas chambers Eva and her mother are two of the lucky few to still be alive when the Russians come to liberate the camp in January 1944.

A long, eventful journey home brings them eventually back to Amsterdam where they hope beyond hope to be reunited with the rest of their family. But Eva and her mother must confront the tragic truth that her father and brother are dead just as Anne Frank's father Otto must bear the loss of his whole family. Eva's mother and Otto eventually marry and dedicate their lives to the memory of Anne Frank and all the countless other children who perished during the Holocaust. Eva Schloss carries this work on tirelessly today.

After reading several extracts from her memoir, After Auschwitz, Eva responds to audience members questions about what they have heard.

BBC PROMSProm 33: Mark Simpson, Dutilleux And Elgar20160809

Live at BBC Proms: The BBC Philharmonic with Juanjo Mena in Elgar, Dutilleux and the London premiere of 'Israfel' by the orchestra's Composer in Association, Mark Simpson.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Redmond

Mark Simpson: Israfel (London premiere)

Dutilleux: 'Tout un monde lointain...'

8.15 INTERVAL

Proms Extra: An Introduction to Elgar's First Symphony

Kate Kennedy and musicologists J.P.E. Harper Scott and Professor Bruce Wood introduce Elgar's First Symphony.

Recorded earlier this evening at the Imperial College Union.

8.35

Elgar: Symphony No.1 in A flat, Op.55

Johannes Moser (cello)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

In his First Symphony, unveiled in Manchester in 1911, Edward Elgar saw beyond the recession in which Britain was languishing to express a 'massive hope for the future'. The symphony's noble main tune appears fragile at first, but when it returns at the end, it's carried home by an ecstatic orchestra filled with a spirit of uplifting optimism. The BBC Philharmonic and its Chief Conductor also present the London premiere of a work by its Composer in Association, Mark Simpson, and the marriage of modernity and beauty that is Dutilleux's cello concerto 'Tout un monde lointain...'.

BBC PROMSProm 34: Dutilleux, Hk Gruber And Beethoven20160810

Live at BBC Proms: Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Dutilleux and Beethoven's Symphony No.5. Trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger is the soloist in H.K. Gruber's Busking.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Henri Dutilleux: Timbres, espace, mouvement

H.K. Gruber: Busking, for trumpet, accordion, banjo and string orchestra

20:25 INTERVAL

Proms Extra: An Introduction to Dutilleux's Timbres, Espace, Mouvement

Tom Service introduces Henri Dutilleux's Timbres, espace, mouvement with French music specialist Caroline Rae, and discusses the life and work of the composer, whose centenary we celebrate this year. Recorded earlier today at the Student Union of Imperial College London.

20.45

Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

Mats Bergström, banjo

Claudia Buder, accordion

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo, conductor

Two centuries on, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony has lost none of its shattering power. A tirade against destiny, it remains one of the most compelling yet perfect musical arguments ever created. Sakari Oramo conducts it here, after the pulsating drive of HK Gruber's Busking, performed by Håkan Hardenberger, the soloist for whom it was created, and an unusual ensemble of accordion, banjo and strings. But, to start, music of pictorial delicacy: Henri Dutilleux's sonic reproduction of the cosmic, whirling effect of Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night.

BBC PROMSProm 36: Jamie Cullum Prom20160811

Live at the BBC Proms: Jamie Cullum presents an evening of late-night jazz, with performances from BBC Introducing artists, the Heritage Orchestra and conductor Jules Buckley.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Jamie Cullum, piano/vocals

The Roundhouse Choir

The Heritage Orchestra

Jules Buckley, conductor

Straddling the boundaries of jazz, pop and rock, Jamie Cullum returns for another Late Night Prom after his sell-out appearance in 2010. This time, backed by the Roundhouse Choir and Heritage Orchestra, he offers his own take on a collection of pop songs, in the spirit of The Song Society - Cullum?s project to create fast and loose covers of favourite tracks.

He brings the same approach of new discovery both to his use of the wide array of instruments available and to exploring the distinctive space of the Royal Albert Hall.

BBC PROMSProm 37: Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales And Thomas Sondergard20160812

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard play Walton, Webern and Brahms's Fourth Symphony, plus a new cello concerto from Huw Watkins for his brother, Paul.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Walton: Partita

Huw Watkins: Cello Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

8.20 INTERVAL

Proms Extra: An Introduction to Brahms's Fourth Symphony

Andrew McGregor, with musicologists Laura Tunbridge and Robert Samuels, provide an introduction to Brahms's Symphony No 4 in E minor, the composer's last symphony, notable for its last movement which is in the form of a symphonic passacaglia.

Recorded earlier this evening at Imperial College Union.

8.40

Webern: Passacaglia

Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor

Paul Watkins (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Sondergard (Principal Conductor)

Thomas Sondergard conducts his BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a Prom exploring the idea of the orchestral 'passacaglia' and some of the most delicious and subtle sonorities ever conjured. Brahms's fourth and final symphony feels like the composer's supreme achievement for orchestra; its finale, a radiant passacaglia, is the summation of the composer's quest to wed discipline and emotion. After Walton's boisterous Partita comes the world premiere of the latest Proms cello concerto, a piece written by Huw Watkins and played by his bother, Paul. It's a work that stems from the brothers' long experience of performing chamber music together. "I'm biased of course," says Huw, "but there's no cellist I know who makes a more expressive and beautiful sound.".

BBC PROMSProm 38: The John Wilson Orchestra Performs Gershwin20160813

John Wilson returns to the Proms with a programme celebrating one of the greatest song-writing duos of all time: George and Ira Gershwin. On the songlist for tonight, 'They All Laughed', 'Funny Face', 'Embraceable You', 'I Got Rhythm' and many more.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson, conductor

Including, during the interval, at approx 7.50pm: Proms Extra - An Introduction to the Music of Gershwin.

George Gershwin could be said to be one of the first "crossover" artists. As a composer he wrote in both classical and popular genres, with many of his larger works being some of the most popular amongst 20th century audiences. He was a prolific songwriter, setting clever and often witty lyrics provided by his brother Ira Gershwin.

Clemency Burton-Hill, theatre music expert Edward Seckerson and director, composer and orchestrator Jason Carr provide an introduction to Gershwin's Music. Tonight's conductor John Wilson also joins the discussion.

Recorded earlier today at Imperial College Union.

BBC PROMSProm 39: Haydn, Charlotte Bray And Mahler20160814

Live at BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo in Mahler's 5th Symphony, Haydn's Symphony No.34 and Charlotte Bray's Falling in the Fire, with cellist Guy Johnston.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Haydn: Symphony No.34 in D minor

Charlotte Bray: Falling in the Fire (BBC commission: world premiere)

8.10 PROMS INTERVAL: What's in a Name?

No-one attributed more importance to naming the baby than Laurence Sterne's Walter Shandy but his attempts to ensure his son's future success came to naught and all because he couldn't get his trousers on. As the 2016 list of top baby names is revealed to a waiting world, Sophie Coulombeau explores literary archives to uncover the true story of What's In a Name? Just the fears, hopes and frustrations, ambitions and proclivities of British society over the centuries.

8.30

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor

Guy Johnston, cello

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

The latest in the series of Proms cello concertos is a powerful new work from Charlotte Bray, an expression of 'moral outrage' at the destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, last summer, after which 'everything changed' in the composer's compositional outlook.

Similarly, something changed in Mahler when he came to write his Fifth Symphony. Not only had he survived a haemorrhage that had nearly killed him, but he had also met and fallen in love with Alma Schindler, for whom the Fifth Symphony's ardent Adagietto is a love song. Before that, Haydn's Symphony No. 34 makes its first appearance at the Proms.

BBC PROMSProm 40: Britten Sinfonia And Thomas Ades20160815

Live at the BBC Proms: Thomas Adès conducts the Britten Sinfonia in his own music with cellist, Steven Isserlis and violinist, Augustin Hadelich in Beethoven, Francisco Coll and Prokofiev.

Presented by Penny Gore

Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F major

Francisco Coll: Four Iberian Miniatures

8.00pm INTERVAL: Proms Extra - An Introduction to Beethoven's Eighth Symphony

Sarah Walker delves into Beethoven's Eighth Symphony with the musicologist John Deathridge.

Recorded earlier today at the Concert Hall of Imperial College Union.

8.20pm

Thomas Adès: Lieux retrouvés (UK premiere of version with orchestra)

Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 in D major, Classical

Augustin Hadelich (violin)

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Britten Sinfonia

Thomas Adès (conductor)

Thomas Adès's Lieux retrouvés was inspired by the cello's 'haunting sense of time and place'. Here, Steven Isserlis performs it in its new cello-and-orchestra guise. Francisco Coll's piquant Iberian miniatures for violin and orchestra contrast with 'Classical' symphonies by Prokofiev and Beethoven.

BBC PROMSProm 41: The Halle - Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde20160816

Live at the BBC Proms: The Hallé under Mark Elder are joined by soloists Alice Coote, Gregory Kunde and Leonard Elschenbroich to perform Berlioz, Colin Matthews and Mahler

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

7pm

Berlioz: Overture 'King Lear'

Colin Matthews: Berceuse for Dresden (London premiere)

7.35 PROMS INTERVAL: Mahler and the Tang Dynasty Poets

Stephen Johnson takes a closer look at the poetry used by Mahler in Das Lied von der Erde. He speaks to Chinese poet Yang Lian about the legacy of the Tang Dynasty poets. Dr Yixu Lu, Professor of German at Sydney University, explains why the ideas they expressed were relevant to the German speaking world around the turn of the twentieth century.

Producer, Laura Yogasundram.

c.7.55pm

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Leonard Elschenbroich, cello

Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano

Gregory Kunde, tenor

Hallé

Sir Mark Elder, conductor

Berlioz's King Lear overture was admired by the King of Hanover: 'How you have portrayed (Cordelia) - her humility and tenderness! It is heart-rending, and so beautiful!'

Continuing our focus on the cello this summer, Colin Matthews's Berceuse for Dresden takes inspiration from the eight bells of the Dresden church at which it was premiered.

In Mahler's exploration of darkness and radiance in his culminating synthesis of song and symphony, Das Lied von der Erde, he altered the parameters of vocal and orchestral expression for ever.

BBC PROMSProm 42: The Sixteen Sing Bach And Arvo Part20160816

Live at BBC Proms: Harry Christophers directs The Sixteen in sacred choral works by JS Bach and Arvo Pärt.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229

Arvo Part: Nunc dimittis

Bach: Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225

Arvo Part: Triodion

Bach: Jesu meine Freude, BWV 227

In this Late Night Prom Harry Christophers and his vocal group The Sixteen present a selection of JS Bach's rigorous yet deeply spiritual motets written in Leipzig in the 1720s, placing them against the resounding purity of sacred choral works by contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, including his Nunc dimittis, a cautious but luminous vision of eternity. An enlightening juxtaposition from one of the world's leading ensembles.

BBC PROMSProm 43: Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim And The West-eastern Divan Orchestra20160817

Martha Argerich joins Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a programme of Liszt, Wagner and Widmann.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Jörg Widmann: Con brio

Liszt: Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major

8.10pm INTERVAL: Proms Extra - Wagner's Orchestra

Christopher Cook explores Wagner's writing for the orchestra with musicologist Barbara Eichner. Recorded earlier today at the Concert Hall of Imperial College Union.

8.30pm

Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture

Götterdämmerung - Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey; Funeral March

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Overture

Martha Argerich, piano

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Daniel Barenboim returns with his orchestra of young Arabs and Israelis, and with another iconic musician, Martha Argerich. Composer Jörg Widmann harnessed the energy of Beethoven's fast movements in the 'exercise in fury and rhythmic insistence' that is his Con brio.

After Liszt's thunderously virtuosic First Piano Concerto, Daniel Barenboim - who conducted Wagner's Ring cycle at the Proms in 2013 - concludes with powerful excerpts from three of the composer's operas.

BBC PROMSProm 44: Shakespeare: Stage And Screen20160818

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart celebrate music from stage and screen inspired by Shakespeare's plays, including Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, based on Romeo and Juliet, and selections from Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and Richard Rodgers's The Boys from Syracuse.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Walton arr Muir Mathieson: Prelude to Richard III

Finzi: Suite from Love's Labour's Lost

Sullivan: Overture to Act IV of The Tempest, Op 1

Walton compiled Christopher Palmer: As You Like It: A Poem for Orchestra after Shakespeare

Joby Talbot: "Springtime Dance" from The Winter's Tale

8.20pm INTERVAL

Proms Extra: Shakespeare - Actors and Acting

Michael Pennington looks at the depiction of actors and acting as a metaphor in Shakespeare's plays. Dr Sarah Dillon hosts the recording with an audience at Imperial College Union.

8.40pm

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

The Bard on Broadway

Porter: Kiss Me, Kate - Another Openin', Another Show; Always True to You; Where is the Life that Late I Led?; So In Love

Rodgers/Hart: The Boys from Syracuse - Dear Old Syracuse; You Have Cast Your Shadow on the Sea; Falling in Love with Love; Sing for your Supper; This Can't Be Love

Porter: "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (Kiss Me, Kate)

Hannah Waddingham, Anna-Jane Casey, Sarah Eyden, Graham Bickley (singers)

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart

This transatlantic Prom presents a range of Shakespeare's characters as reflected on stage and screen - with an all-British first half and a second half devoted to American musicals, conducted by the US-born Keith Lockhart.

Michael Pennington is a leading Shakespeare actor who co-founded the English Shakespeare Company with director Michael Bogdanov and has performed at theatres across the world. He is the author of several books about Shakespeare's plays - the most recent of which is King Lear in Brooklyn. He also performs a solo Shakespeare show Sweet William. He is interviewed by Dr Sarah Dillon from the University of Cambridge and one of the BBC and AHRC's New Generation Thinkers. Part of a series of discussions in which leading figures explore the way Shakespeare has depicted their profession in his plays.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

BBC PROMSProm 45: Janacek: The Makropulos Affair20160819

Live at BBC Proms: Janacek's opera The Makropulos Affair. Jirí Belohlávek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and a cast including Karita Mattila as Emilia Marty.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Janacek: The Makropulos Affair (concert performance; sung in Czech)

Acts 1 and II

20.45 INTERVAL: Proms Extra - The Makropulos Affair Considered

Louise Fryer talks to Janacek experts Nigel Simeone and Jan Smaczny about The Makropulos Affair. Part of a discussion recorded before the performance at the Students' Union, Imperial College.

21.05

Act III

Emilia Marty - Karita Mattila (soprano)

Albert Gregor - Aleš Briscein (tenor)

Dr Kolenatý - Gustáv Belácek (bass-baritone)

Vítek - Jan Vacík (tenor)

Kristina, Vitek's daughter.... Eva Šterbová (soprano)

Baron Jaroslav Prus - Svatopluk Sem (baritone)

Janek - Aleš Vorácek (tenor)

Count Hauk-Šendorf - Jan Ježek (tenor)

Stage Technician.... Jiri Klecker (baritone)

Cleaning Woman - Yvona Škvárová (contralto)

Chambermaid - Jana Hrochová-Wallingerová (contralto)

BBC Singers (men's voices)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek, conductor

Kenneth Richardson, stage director

A dream team gathers for Janacek's late, great existential masterpiece The Makropulos Affair. This tragic satire is powered by a score that contains some of the composer's most extreme and alluring music.

The Finnish soprano Karita Mattila, acclaimed for her 'electrifying' portrayal of the opera's heroine, Emilia Marty, at the Met in New York, is joined by Czech singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Laureate Jirí Belohlávek.

BBC PROMSProm 46: Mahler's Ruckert-lieder And Mozart's Mass In C Minor20160820

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov perform Mahler's Rückert-Lieder (with mezzo Tanja Ariane Baumgartner), Mozart's Mass in C Minor and Grisey's extraordinary rarity 'Dérives'

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Grisey: Dérives

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder *

8:20 INTERVAL: Proms Extra: An Introduction to Mozart's Mass in C minor.

Ian Skelly talks to Matthew Head and Timothy Jones about Mozart's Mass in C minor. Part of a discussion recorded before the performance at the Students' Union, Imperial College.

8:40

Mozart: Mass in C Minor, K427

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, mezzo *

Louise Alder, soprano

Carolyn Sampson, soprano

Benjamin Hulett, tenor

Matthew Rose, bass

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov, conductor

Tonight's first half contrasts Gérard Grisey's classic Dérives, a striking exploration of the interiors of sounds, with Mahler's tender Rückert-Lieder, sung by German mezzo Tanja Ariane Baumgartner.

Mozart's unfinished Mass in C minor is a mix of the chamber and the operatic, the dancing and the devotional - a work ripe for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall.

BBC PROMSProm 47: Ulster Orchestra And Rafael Payare20160821

Live at BBC Proms: Prom 47: The Ulster Orchestra and Rafael Payare play Haydn and Tchaikovsky, and a new piece by Belfast-based composer Piers Hellawell.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Piers Hellawell: Wild Flow (BBC commission: world premiere)

Haydn: Cello Concerto No 1 in C major

4.40 Proms Interval: The Dreamwalker

30 years after he was held hostage in Beirut, Brian Keenan reveals how 17th-century harper Turlough Carolan offered him salvation during the darkest days of his incarceration.

5.00 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in E minor

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Ulster Orchestra

Rafael Payare, conductor

In the late 1880s Tchaikovsky felt momentarily freed from the catastrophes that were haunting his private life and carving a tragic path through his career. His Fifth Symphony, which was taking shape on his desk, appears to ease the composer's own suffering. Light floods its textures; hopeful melodies invade its dark corners.

Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare makes his Proms debut with his Ulster Orchestra to perform this most radiant of Tchaikovsky's symphonies, bringing with him Haydn's delightfully perky C major Cello Concerto and a brand-new work by Piers Hellawell.

PROMS INTERVAL: The Dreamwalker

When Brian Keenan was freed from the isolated, blacked-out cell where he had been held hostage for four-and-a-half years in Beirut - he was determined to pay a debt of honour to a mysterious musician who had befriended him in his solitude.

Turlough Carolan - a 17th-century harper and pivotal figure in Irish musical history - had come to offer Keenan salvation during the bleakest days of his incarceration.

Like Keenan in his cell, Carolan lived in darkness. Blinded by smallpox as a child, he had come to show him how he might roam free in the vivid world of his imagination. Keenan began to piece together what little fragments of Carolan's story he knew - how Carolan had travelled through Ireland as an itinerant harper, just as Christianity took hold. Keenan's dream-like visions of Carolan began to have a healing effect.

Then came Brian Keenan's release in August 1990. But Carolan wasn't finished with him. Unlikely coincidences, signs... and then a letter from an Innuit woman, insisting that Carolan was a 'dreamwalker' who had visited Keenan for a reason.

30 years on from his release, Brian Keenan now shares that reason with us.

Producer: Owen McFaddenLive at BBC Proms: Prom 47: The Ulster Orchestra and Rafael Payare play Haydn and Tchaikovsky, and a new piece by Belfast-based composer Piers Hellawell.

Turlough O'Carolan - a 17th-century harper and pivotal figure in Irish musical history - had come to offer Keenan salvation during the bleakest days of his incarceration.

Like Keenan in his cell, O'Carolan lived in darkness. Blinded by smallpox as a child, he had come to show him how he might roam free in the vivid world of his imagination. Keenan began to piece together what little fragments of O'Carolan's story he knew - how O'Carolan had travelled through Ireland as an itinerant harper, just as Christianity took hold. Keenan's dream-like visions of O'Carolan began to have a healing effect.

Then came Brian Keenan's release in August 1990. But O'Carolan wasn't finished with him. Unlikely coincidences, signs... and then a letter from an Innuit woman, insisting that O'Carolan was a 'dreamwalker' who had visited Keenan for a reason.

Producer: Owen McFadden.

BBC PROMSProm 49: Quincy Jones Prom20160822

Live at the BBC Proms: Quincy Jones with the Metropole Orkest.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Richard Bona, voice/bass guitar

Jacob Collier, voice/piano/synth

Alfredo Rodríguez, piano

Metropole Orkest

Jules Buckley, conductor

Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest return to the Proms to celebrate the career of composer, arranger, conductor, producer and all-round musical giant Quincy Jones. Recent musical partners of Quincy's join the longest-established jazz orchestra in existence as special guests to collaborate on new arrangements of hits both old and new - and the great man himself makes an appearance.

Including at 8.20 pm during the interval: PROMS EXTRA

Clemency Burton-Hill discusses the Quincy Jones music featured tonight, as well as his remarkable career as composer, arranger and producer, with conductor Jules Buckley and journalist Angus Batey. Recorded earlier in the Concert Hall of Imperial College Students' Union.

Producer Juan-Carlos Jaramillo.

BBC PROMSProm 50: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov And Prokofiev20160823

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Vedernikov in Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3, Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture 'Hamlet'; and they are joined by pianist Stephen Hough for Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Martin Handley

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Hamlet'

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

20.10 INTERVAL: Proms Extra - Devils

Rev Richard Coles and poet Imtiaz Dharker explore the Devil in Christian and Islamic cultures. Chaired by Dr Christopher Harding in front of an audience at Imperial College Union.

20.30

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op.44

Stephen Hough, piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Vedernikov conductor

In 1919 Prokofiev started work on his opera The Fiery Angel, a touching love story set against the backdrop of demonic possession. He recast much of the opera's most impactful music into his Third Symphony. Alexander Vedernikov conducts it here after Stephen Hough plays Rachmaninov's devilish and ever-entertaining 'Paganini' Variations, and the final instalment of fellow-Russian Tchaikovsky's three Shakepeare overtures.

BBC PROMSProm 51: Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra And Marin Alsop20160824

The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop in dances from Russia and Latin America, with pianist Gabriela Montero in Grieg's Piano Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Marlos Nobre: Kabbalah

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

7.50pm INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Petroc Trelawny discusses life and work at the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra with its Artistic Director, Arthur Nestrovski, and with the British journalist Neil Fisher, who's been to Brazil to see the ensemble in action. Recorded earlier in the Concert Hall of Imperial College Students' Union.

8.15pm: Part 2

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 4 - Prelude

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Gabriela Montera, piano

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop, conductor

This year's Proms focus on Latin America in the year when the Olympic Games go to Rio de Janeiro heats up with a visit from the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, under its chief conductor Marin Alsop. Their concert is bookended by infectious, furious dances from Marlos Nobre and Rachmaninov. In between comes music from the doyen of South American composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto for which the orchestra is joined by Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero.

BBC PROMSProm 52: The Sao Paulo Symphony And Jazz Symphony Orchestras20160824

Live at BBC Proms: The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra is joined by guest players from the São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra for a celebration of Brazilian popular music.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop, conductor

Following the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra's evening Prom, its musicians and Principal Conductor Marin Alsop are joined by members of the São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra for a landmark celebration of Brazilian popular-music from the past 100 years.

Few countries can boast such an ingrained and individual popular music tradition as Brazil, and this feel-good Late Night Prom will take you from the African influenced rhythms and Chopinesque chromaticism of Brazilian street music to the outlandish constructions of the so-called São Paulo avant-garde - all from the best Brazilian players in the business.

BBC PROMSProm 53: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Emily Howard, Shostakovich And Rachmaninov20160825

Live at BBC Proms: RLPO and conductor Vasily Petrenko play Emily Howard and Rachmaninov, and are joined by cellist Truls Mork in Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Emily Howard: Torus (Concerto for Orchestra) (BBC co-commission with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: world premiere)

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major

20:25 PROMS INTERVAL: Sir Henry Wood and Rachmaninov's Third Symphony.

Conductor Benjamin Pope examines Wood's own score of Rachmaninov's Third Symphony at the Royal Academy of Music, with Professor Raymond Holden, to see what it can tell us today.

20:45

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 in A minor

Truls Mørk, cello

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko, conductor

'A composer's music should express his love affairs, his religion, the books that have influenced him, the pictures he loves.' So said Rachmaninov, whose Third Symphony does just that through irrepressible yearning and longing. It forms the culmination of this Prom in which the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its Russian Chief Conductor perform Shostakovich's disquieting First Cello Concerto.

A brand-new work by Liverpool-born composer Emily Howard opens the concert.

PROMS INTERVAL: Sir Henry Wood and Rachmaninov's Third Symphony.

Conductor Benjamin Pope visits the Royal Academy of Music to see the Proms founder Sir Henry Wood's own copy of the score of Sergei Rachmaninov's Third Symphony. He meets Professor Raymond Holden to discuss the relationship between conductor and composer, and to find out what we can learn from this score today.

Producer Rebecca Bean.

BBC PROMSProm 54: Collegium Vocale Gent And The Budapest Festival Orchestra20160826

Live at BBC Proms: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent and Ivan Fischer. An all-Mozart programme of music composed in the last year of his life, including the Requiem and the Clarinet Concerto with soloist ?kos ?cs.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Mozart: Concert aria 'Per questa bella mano', K612

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622

8.10 INTERVAL Proms Extra: Introduction to Mozart's Requiem

Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to Esther Cavett and Sir Nicholas Kenyon about Mozart's Requiem and the mythology around the music. Recorded earlier this evening at the Imperial College Union.

8.30

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626

(compl. Süssmayr)

?kos ?cs (clarinet)

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Barbara Kozelj (mezzo-soprano)

Jeremy Ovenden (tenor)

Neal Davies (bass)

Collegium Vocale Gent

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer (conductor)

The story of Mozart's last months is almost as remarkable as the string of masterpieces he produced during them. Who was the cloaked figure rumoured to have commissioned Mozart to write the Requiem? We'll never know, but the deathly tread, furious fight and radiant hope of the music remain unparalleled.

Iván Fischer brings his equally exceptional Budapest Festival Orchestra to the Proms, joined by one of Europe's leading choirs for the Requiem, alongside the autumnal shades of Mozart's late Clarinet Concerto.

BBC PROMSProm 55: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra And Mirga Grazinyte-tyla20160827

Live at the BBC Proms: The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla play Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Mozart: The Magic Flute - Overture

Hans Abrahamsen: let me tell you (London premiere)

8.15: INTERVAL Proms Extra

Ian Skelly discusses Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony with writer Rosamund Bartlett and Russian music expert Marina Frolova-Walker. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union.

8.35: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F minor

Barbara Hannigan, soprano

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, conductor

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra makes its first London appearance with young Lithuanian Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, who becomes the orchestra's Music Director next season. While Mozart's overture combines infectious energy with Masonic symbolism, Tchaikovsky's dramatic Fourth Symphony explores the shadow cast by Fate. Hans Abrahamsen's Grawemeyer Award-winning song-cycle for Barbara Hannigan centres on Shakespeare's Ophelia, using only words allotted to her in Hamlet.

BBC PROMSProm 57: Thomas Larcher, Wagner And Richard Strauss20160828

Live at the BBC Proms: Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Strauss's An Alpine Symphony, Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder with mezzo Elisabeth Kulman, and Thomas Larcher's new Symphony No. 2 "Kenotaph".

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Thomas Larcher: Symphony No.2 "Cenotaph" (UK premiere)

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder

20.25 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to William Mival and Gavin Plumey about Strauss's epic 'An Alpine Symphony'. Recorded earlier this evening at the Concert Hall of Imperial College Union.

20.45 Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony

Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Semyon Bychkov conductor

An Alpine Symphony combines the tunefulness, richness of orchestration and sheer unadulterated beauty of Richard Strauss's character-based tonepoems with what is probably his most impressive piece of musical architecture. Whether depicting a bracing mountain climb or the slow formation of the mountain range itself, the work has a magnificence all of its own, particularly when resounding through the Royal Albert Hall. The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Semyon Bychkov scales its heights here, after Wagner's unalloyed love songs for Mathilde Wesendonck, sung by distinguished Austrian mezzo Elisabeth Kulman, and the UK premiere of Symphony No. 2 "Cenotaph" by another Austrian - composer Thomas Larcher.

BBC PROMSProm 58: Cbeebies Prom20160829

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Jessica Cottis are joined by familiar faces from CBeebies for a fun, family musical journey.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Katie Derham.

Arr. Steve Sidwell: CBeebies theme tunes medley

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) - 3rd movementt

Korngold, arr Stanley Black: The Sea Hawk - Main Theme

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - Dance of the Knights

Strauss, arr Alasdair Malloy: Also sprach Zarathustra

Maxwell Davies: Orkney Wedding* (finale)

Arturo Marquez: Conga del Fuego

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Jessica Cottis

Robert Jordan (bagpipes)

CBeebies presenters:

Andy Day (Andy's Dinosaur Adventures / Prehistoric Adventures)

Ben Faulks (Mr Bloom's Nursery / Here and There)

Gemma Hunt (Swashbuckle)

Chris Jarvis (Show Me Show Me / Stargazing)

Rebecca Keatley (Let's Play)

Steven Kynman (Robert the Robot)

Cat Sandion (CBeebies Presenter).

BBC PROMSProm 59: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra - Beethoven20160829

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, play Beethoven's Symphony No 7 and, with András Schiff, the Piano Concerto No 5.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Martin Handley

Beethoven: Overture 'Leonore' No 2

Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor'

8.25: INTERVAL: Proms Extra - East and West Germany

Novelist Philip Kerr and historian Karen Leeder look back at Leipzig in 1989 where the border was first breached. Chaired by Rana Mitter with an audience at Imperial College Union

8.45: Symphony No 7 in A major

András Schiff, piano

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Tonight's all-Beethoven Prom culminates in the composer's most fascinating and bold symphony, a piece shaped by irresistible rhythmic drive, whether in the inevitable tread of its slow march or the propulsive energy of its outer movements.

One of the world's oldest orchestras, along with one of its closest collaborators, lights the fuse on Beethoven's Seventh and his excitable Leonore Overture No. 2, while 'pianist's pianist' Sir András Schiff performs the composer's most commanding piano concerto.

PROMS EXTRA: East and West Germany

The border separating East and West Germany was first breached in Leipzig. As the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra perform at the Proms, novelist Philip Kerr and historian Karen Leeder from the University of Oxford talk about East and West Germany, their differences and similarities and how massive peaceful demonstrations in Leipzig in 1989 triggered the fall of the Berlin Wall. The discussion is chaired by Rana Mitter who is a regular presenter of Radio 3's Arts and Ideas programme Free Thinking and of Sunday Features.

Producer: Luke Mulhall.

BBC PROMSProm 60: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester20160830

Live at the BBC Proms: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under Philippe Jordan with soloist Christian Gerhaher perform Bach and Bruckner

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

JS Bach: Cantata No.82, 'Ich habe genug'

7.25pm INTERVAL Proms Extra

Sarah Walker discusses Bruckner's Ninth Symphony with academic and broadcaster Stephen Johnson and 19th-century music expert Erik Levi. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Students' Union.

7.45pm

Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Christian Gerhaher baritone

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Philippe Jordan conductor

Death laid its hand on Anton Bruckner as he laboured over the incomplete last movement of his final symphony. But as life was leaving Bruckner, vision and faith were only strengthening in him. Even in its incompleteness, Bruckner's Ninth carries with it an inspiring optimism in the face of death. 'Art had its beginning in God,' believed Bruckner, 'and so it must lead back to God.' Appropriate sentiments given that it is preceded by Bach's cantata of resignation and acceptance 'Ich habe genug' from the thrilling bass-baritone of Christian Gerhaher.

BBC PROMSProm 61: Late Night With Kamasi Washington20160830

Late Night with jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington and the CBSO Strings.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Kamasi Washington (saxophone)

Strings of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

conductor Jules Buckley

Thrilling California-based saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington has been described as the biggest thing to hit jazz for years. Having toured for over a decade with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill and Snoop Dogg, he now brings his own band to the Proms, combining with the strings of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and choral backing, to perform tracks from his groundbreaking recent three-disc album The Epic.

BBC PROMSProm 62: Bayan Northcott, Mozart And Zemlinsky20160831

Live at BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simone Young. Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony, Baiba Skride in Mozart's Violin Concerto No.5 and a new work by Bayan Northcott.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Bayan Northcott: Concerto for Orchestra (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5 in A major, K219, Turkish

20.20 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Novelist Tahmima Anam, New Generation Thinker Preti Taneja and Rana Mitter discuss Tagore's writing and his poem The Gardener which inspired music by Zemlinksy in tonight's Prom.

20.40

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony, Op.18

Baiba Skride, violin

Siobhan Stagg, soprano

Christopher Maltman, baritone

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Simone Young, conductor

Simone Young makes her Proms debut with the world premiere of Bayan Northcott's Concerto for Orchestra and Mozart's Eastern-influenced violin concerto. Then, a rare chance to hear Zemlinsky's setting of Hindu poetry by Rabindranath Tagore, an alluring and mysterious slice of late-Romantic lusciousness in which soprano and baritone drape verses over a kaleidoscopic orchestra.

PROMS EXTRA: Tagore

Tonight's Prom features a setting by Zemlinsky of 'The Gardener' by the great Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Novelist Tahmima Anam and New Generation Thinker Preti Taneja, from the University of Cambridge, discuss the poem and Tagore's place in both Bengali and world culture. The discussion is chaired by Rana Mitter who is a regular presenter of Radio 3's Arts and Ideas programme Free Thinking and of Sunday Features.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

BBC PROMSProm 63: Bach - Mass In B Minor20160901

Live at BBC Proms: Les Arts Florissants and William Christie perform Bach's Mass in B minor.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bach: Mass in B minor

Katherine Watson (soprano)

Tim Mead (countertenor)

Reinoud Van Mechelen (tenor)

André Morsch (baritone)

Les Arts Florissants

William Christie (conductor)

During the last four years of his life, Johann Sebastian Bach worked on a piece that he knew would represent the summation of his life's work. In the end, the material of Bach's almighty Mass in B minor was almost two decades in the making - a compilation of some of his finest vocal music woven together with startlingly original new music born of acute inspiration.

William Christie conducts Bach's Mass with a quartet of soloists and his own ensemble Les Arts Florissants, known for its historically informed and infectiously exciting performances of Baroque music.

BBC PROMSProm 64: Berlin Philharmonic And Simon Rattle - Boulez And Mahler20160902

Live at the BBC Proms: The Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle perform Boulez and Mahler

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

7pm

Boulez: Éclat

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Berlin Philharmonic

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Sir Simon Rattle brings his Berlin Philharmonic to the Proms for two concerts, the first falling on the day the festival commemorates the towering genius that was the late Pierre Boulez.

Here Boulez's kaleidoscopic Éclat forms a prelude to perhaps Gustav Mahler's most radical symphony, a work in which his musical imagination stormed new territories in its fierce harmonies and wild scoring.

In the symphony's celebrated 'Night Music' serenades - eerie yet strangely calming nocturnes for orchestra, one hinging on a gently strumming guitar and mandolin - Mahler appears to look to a realm far beyond his own.

BBC PROMSProm 65: Pierre Boulez, Bela Bartok And Elliott Carter20160902

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Singers, Ensemble intercontemporain and Baldur Brönnimann in repertoire by the ensemble's founder Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter and Bartok.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bela Bartok: Three Village Scenes

Pierre Boulez: Anthèmes 2

Elliott Carter: Penthode

Pierre Boulez: cummings ist der Dichter

BBC Singers

Ensemble intercontemporain

Baldur Brönnimann conductor

The Ensemble Intercontemporain commemorates the late Pierre Boulez - composer, conductor, polemicist and founder of the ensemble - with a programme of pieces he conducted during more than 40 years of appearances at the Proms. His Anthèmes 2, for violin and electronics, contrasts with the exuberant vocal setting of avian poetry by E. E. Cummings, performed by the BBC Singers.

Around these come Bartók's earthy Village Scenes and Elliott Carter's Penthode - written for tonight's ensemble - a slow movement of geological power that has been compared to the steady glide of tectonic plates.

BBC PROMSProm 66: Berlin Philharmonic And Simon Rattle20160903

Live at the BBC Proms: The Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle perform Anderson, Dvorak and Brahms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Julian Anderson: Incantesimi (UK premiere)

Dvorák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46

c.8.20pm: INTERVAL: Proms Extra

Tom Service discusses Brahms's Symphony No. 2 with academic Nicholas Baragwanath and Austro-German music expert Gavin Plumley. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Students' Union.

c.8.40pm

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major

Berlin Philharmonic

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Overlooking a lake in the Austrian resort of Pörtschach, Johannes Brahms created a symphony that captured all he saw: the beauty of the sunset; the stillness of the night; the peaceful awakening to a new day. And yet its musicians were to play, said Brahms, as if 'with a mourning ribbon around their arm'.

Brahms's meeting of glowing melancholy and piercing brightness is the culmination of the Berlin Philharmonic's second Prom under Sir Simon Rattle, following Dvorák's colourful Slavonic Dances and a new work from Julian Anderson.

BBC PROMSProm 67: Simon Bolvar Symphony Orchestra And Gustavo Dudamel20160904

Live at BBC Proms: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel play Villa-Lobos, Paul Desenne and Ravel's La Valse and Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Paul Desenne: Hipnosis mariposa (UK premiere)

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 2

c.4.20pm: PROMS INTERVAL: Lucky - by Julianne Pachico

Julianne Pachico is a new literary talent from South America. In her story, set against the backdrop of Colombia's guerilla war, teenage Stephanie confronts an uncertain future.

c.4.40pm:

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No 2

La Valse

The incomparable Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra makes a return following its second appearance at the Proms back in 2011.

As part of our celebration this year of South American music and musicians, we hear the performance of Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne's Hipnosis mariposa and Heitor Villa-Lobos's orchestral tribute to J. S. Bach.

This most thrusting of orchestras ends with Ravel's dizzying parody of a fin de siècle waltz, La Valse. A Proms hot ticket if ever there was one.

PROMS INTERVAL: Lucky - by Julianne Pachico

Julianne Pachico is a new and exciting literary talent from South America. Her short story is set in 2003 against the backdrop of Colombia's guerrilla war. Teenaged Stephanie is delighted when she persuades her mother to let her stay at home while the rest of the family head off for a weekend away. Her delight in escaping her mother's constant gaze soon turns to disquiet when something unexpected happens.

Julianne Pachico's short story accompanies this year's celebration of South American music when the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra performs at the Proms.

Abridged by Lisa Martinson

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

BBC PROMSProm 68: Rossini - Semiramide20160904

Rossini's tragic opera Semiramide. Sir Mark Elder conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Opera Rara Chorus, and soloists including the Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova and the Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Rossini: Semiramide - Act 1

8.50pm: Proms Extra

Louise Fryer talks to Roger Parker about Rossini's Semiramide. Recorded earlier this evening at the Imperial College Union.

9.10pm:

Rossini: Semiramide - Act 2

Semiramide - Albina Shagimuratova (soprano)

Arsace - Daniela Barcellona (mezzo soprano)

Assur - Ildebrando d'Arcangelo (bass-baritone)

Idreno....Barry Banks (tenor)

Oroe - Gianluca Buratto (bass)

Azema - Susana Gaspar (soprano)

Mitrane - David Butt Philip (tenor)

Nino's Ghost - James Platt (bass)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Opera Rara Chorus

Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

Sir Mark Elder conducts Rossini's operatic tragedy, which pushes singers to the limits of expression in recounting the story of Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, and her entrapment in a web of incest and revenge at the behest of her long-lost son. Vocal athleticism, vivid storytelling and Classical poise combine in Rossini's rarely heard opera, performed in concert.

BBC PROMSProm 70: Staatskapelle Berlin And Daniel Barenboim - Mozart And Bruckner20160906

Live at the BBC Proms: Berlin Staatskapelle with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor in Mozart's No 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation' and Bruckner's Symphony No 6.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Ian Skelly

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'

c.8.05pm PROMS EXTRA: The Great Fire of London

On this day 350 years ago the capital was in ruins after the Great Fire of London. Historian Adrian Tinniswood describes the massive clearing-up operation, and talks to New Generation Thinker Thomas Charlton of Dr Williams's Library.

Producer: Katy Hickman

c.8.30pm

Bruckner: Symphony No 6 in A major

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (piano and director)

Bruckner, but not as we know him. In the Sixth Symphony, gone is the composer's typical heft, his long-drawn crescendos and his archetypal brooding introduction. Instead, this symphony gallops into life, crackling with vitality. Bruckner's rich and individual Sixth Symphony is heard in the second of the Staatskapelle Berlin's two Proms after a piano concerto by Mozart that boasts similar rarity and individuality.

Mozart's sparkling Piano Concerto No. 26 was performed by the composer in Frankfurt during festivities in 1790 for the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor; tonight Daniel Barenboim gives its first Proms performance for over 40 years.

BBC PROMSProm 71: Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann And Daniil Trifonov - Mozart And Bruckner20160907

Live at BBC Proms: The Staatskapelle Dresden, chief conductor Christian Thielemann and pianist Daniil Trifonov perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No.21 and Bruckner's Third Symphony.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Mozart: Piano concerto No.21 in C, K467

8.00pm: PROMS EXTRA

Writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley talks to Sara Mohr-Pietsch about the life and work of the Staatskapelle Dresden and the orchestra's place in German culture. They are joined by the orchestra's artistic programmer Tobias Niederschlag.

Recorded earlier in the evening at the Imperial College Union.

Producer Janet Tuppen

8.20pm: Part 2

Bruckner: Symphony No.3 in D minor

Daniil Trifonov (piano)

Staatskapelle Dresden

Christian Thielemann (conductor)

In the first of two Proms in which Christian Thielemann displays his credentials as an interpreter of the Austro-German repertoire, he focuses on Bruckner's Third Symphony, the composer's symphonic monument to his idol Wagner - a monolithic memorial that feels at the same time intimate and personal.

Before that, one of the most sought-after of today's pianists, Daniil Trifonov, is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 - whose ebullient finale contrasts with the seraphic slow movement made famous by the 1967 film Elvira Madigan.

BBC PROMSProm 72: Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann And Nikolaj Znaider20160908

The Staatskapelle Dresden, chief conductor Christian Thielemann and violinist Nikolaj Znaider perform Beethoven, Reger and Strauss's tone poem 'Till Eulenspiegel'.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D

7.45pm: PROMS INTERVAL

Tom Service talks to the German conductor Christian Thielemann, Principal Conductor of the Dresden Staatskapelle in an edited version of an interview first broadcast on Music Matters in 2014.

8.05pm: Part 2

Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

Staatskapelle Dresden

Christian Thielemann (conductor)

The Staatskapelle Dresden and its Chief Conductor Christian Thielemann open their second Prom with Beethoven's most radiant, smiling work, his sublime Violin Concerto, in the sure hands of Nikolaj Znaider.

After the interval this famously rich-toned orchestra digs into Max Reger's affectionate and beautifully orchestrated Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart and finally Richard Strauss's witty and abrasive depiction of an impish figure from German folklore, his outlandish tone-poem telling of 'Till Eulenspiegel's merry pranks'.

BBC PROMSProm 73: Handel - Coronation Anthems20160908

Live at BBC Proms: Academy of Ancient Music and conductor Richard Egarr in Muffat, Purcell and JS Bach and Handel's Coronation Anthems.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Handel: Coronation Anthems: Zadok the Priest; My Heart is Inditing

Georg Muffat: Armonico tributo - Sonata No. 5 in G major

Handel: Coronation Anthem: Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened

JS Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 - Air (arr. Stokowski)

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas - 'When I am Laid in Earth' (Dido's Lament) (arr. Stokowski)

Handel: Coronation Anthem: The King Shall Rejoice

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr conductor

On 11 October 1727, George II was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. The House of Hanover's favourite composer was the natural choice to provide the music. Handel wrote four majestic Coronation Anthems for the occasion, the most famous, Zadok the Priest, designed to unleash its blazing choral entry just as George stepped into the Abbey's chancel.

The Academy of Ancient Music returns to the Proms to fill the Royal Albert Hall with all the regal splendour of Handel's Coronation Anthems and with Leopold Stokowski's equally grandiose upholstering of music by Bach and Purcell.

BBC PROMSProm 74: Verdi - Requiem20160909

Live at BBC Proms: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and BBC Proms Youth Choir with conductor Marin Alsop in Verdi's Requiem

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Verdi: Requiem

Tamara Wilson (soprano)

Alisa Kolosova (mezzo-soprano)

Michael Fabiano (tenor)

Morris Robinson (bass)

BBC Proms Youth Choir

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Marin Alsop (conductor)

Verdi's shattering Requiem - which began life as a memorial to Rossini - was so forthright in its expression of grief, faith and judgement that many thought it too dramatic for performance in church.

In the penultimate Prom of 2016, Marin Alsop leads the period instruments of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the fresh voices of the BBC Proms Youth Choir through all the passion, turbulence and reflection of Verdi's sacred masterpiece.

BBC PROMSProm 75: Last Night Of The Proms20160910

The Last Night of the Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and Chorus, and soloists headed by Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez in a Last Night that also showcases a hand-picked selection of young singers in Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill and Petroc Trelawny

Tom Harrold: Raze (BBC commission: world premiere)

Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow

Borodin: Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances (Act 2)

Rossini: La Cenerentola - Si, ritrovarla io giuro

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore - Una furtiva lagrima

Offenbach: La Belle Hélène - Au mont Ida

Britten: Matinées musicales

Jonathan Dove: Our revels now are ended

8.25pm INTERVAL: Petroc Trelawny and Clemency Burton-Hill look back at the last two months of the BBC Proms in the company of guests, and Georgia Mann gets a sense of the excitement in the arena with some of the Prommers.

8.50pm

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

Donizetti: La Fille du régiment - 'Ah! mes amis'

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

Arr. Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs

Arne: Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent)

Parry: Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)

The National Anthem (arr. Britten)

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor)

Francesca Chiejina, Eve Daniell, Lauren Fagan, Alison Rose (sopranos)

Claire Barnett-Jones, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Anna Harvey, Katie Stevenson (mezzo-sopranos)

Trystan Llyr Griffiths, Oliver Johnston, Joshua Owen Mills, James Way (tenors)

Bragi Jónsson, Benjamin Lewis, James Newby, Bradley Travis (basses)

BBC Proms Youth Ensemble

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo conductor.

BBC PROMSProms At...bold Tendencies Multi-storey Car Park, Peckham20160903

The Multi-Story Orchestra play Steve Reich at Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham, London.

Presented by Georgia Mann

The Multi-Story Orchestra play Steve Reich.

Steve Reich: Vermont Counterpoint

Eight Lines

Music for a Large Ensemble

Multi-Story Orchestra

Christopher Stark, conductor

The Proms steps out of the Royal Albert Hall and into a municipal car park in Peckham to salute the man who reconnected art music to urban culture in all its drive, repetition and asymmetry.

South London favourites Christopher Stark and the Multi-Story Orchestra make their Proms debut in an all-Reich performance on their home ground.

The programme includes Reich's bright and excitable Music for a Large Ensemble - his first major work for full orchestra - and the shifting patterns of his single-movement 'octet' Eight Lines.

BBC PROMSProms At...roundhouse, Camden20160820

Live at BBC Proms: London Sinfonietta, conductor Andrew Gourlay and violinist Jonathan Morton in music by Ligeti and two World Premieres by Mica Levi and David Sawer

Live from the Roundhouse, Camden

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: The Message

Georg Friedrich Haas: Open Spaces II

Mica Levi: Signal Before War (BBC commission: world premiere)

György Ligeti: Ramifications

Jonny Greenwood: smear

David Sawer: April \ March (World premiere: BBC co-commission with the RPS Drummond Fund)

Jonathan Morton, violin

London Sinfonietta

Andrew Gourlay, conductor

The Proms returns to Camden's industrial answer to the Royal Albert Hall for a programme which takes its lead from Ligeti's iconic Ramifications. This embracing score, for two groups of spatially positioned strings, is heard alongside music by one of Ligeti's natural musical heirs, Georg Friedrich Haas, and other new pieces concerned with physical space.

The concert culminates in a major work from David Sawer that reflects the energy and physicality of dance.

BBC PROMSProms At...sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe20160813

Live at the BBC Proms - Arcangelo, directed by Jonathan Cohen, at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe, in music by Purcell, Blow and Matthew Locke

Live from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe

Presented by Georgia Mann

Purcell: Timon of Athens - Curtain Tune

I Spy Celia

I See She Flies Me

Blow: Venus and Adonis - Excerpts

Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Excerpts

3.40 INTERVAL: Proms Extra

A literary accompaniment to today's Prom. Actress and RSC member Samantha Bond performs work by Shakespeare and his contemporaries including the sonnets and famous speeches from Romeo and Juliet.

4.00

Locke: The Tempest - Curtain Tune

Draghi: The Tempest - Dance of the Fantastick Spirits

Purcell (attrib): The Tempest - Excerpts

Katherine Watson (soprano)

Samuel Boden (tenor)

Callum Thorpe (bass)

Arcangelo

Jonathan Cohen (harpsichord/organ/director)

From one of London's biggest auditoria to one of its smallest - the Proms moves east for a celebration of Restoration theatre music at the intimate jewel-box that is the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe on London's Bankside.

This performance offers a chance to get up close with leading performers and Jonathan Cohen's crack Baroque ensemble, Arcangelo, which makes its Proms debut in works by Purcell, Blow, Locke and Draghi - including music for Shakespeare's The Tempest.

BBC PROMSProms At...the Chapel, Greenwich20160806

Live from the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, Rossini's Petite messe solennelle.

For this first 'Proms at...' matinee, in the stunning chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, the BBC Singers and Chief Conductor David Hill present the Proms premiere of Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.

Live from the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Presented by Sean Rafferty

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Elizabeth Watts, soprano

Kathryn Rudge, mezzo-soprano

Peter Auty, tenor

James Platt, bass

Richard Pearce, harmonium

Iain Farrington, piano

BBC Singers

David Hill, conductor

"The last mortal sin of my old age" was how Rossini described his Little Solemn Mass - which, famously, is neither short nor solemn, and so influenced by the music of the opera house that even to call it a Mass seems out of place. Elaborate choruses, fabulously operatic solo writing - by turns dramatic, expressive and humorous - have made this extraordinary piece one of the icons of the 19th-century choral repertoire. In it, Rossini reflected the contrast of his own witty exterior concealing sincere religious belief. Here, joy is tinged with grief and anxiety, amid vocal writing of purity and pungency.

BBC PROMSProms Poetry Competition: Ian Mcmillan, Jackie Kay20160908

Judges Ian McMillan, Jackie Kay and Judith Palmer are joined on stage by the winning poets whose writing has been prompted by music from this year's Proms. The reader is Stella Gonet. Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet, the David Bowie Prom, Elgar on the opening night and Michael Tippett's A Child of Our Time are amongst the concerts which have produced a range of poetic responses but whether they have led to the winning poems we will hear tonight in a Proms Extra event recorded in front of an audience at Beit Hall, Imperial College before tonight's concert.

Ian McMillan is a poet and presenter of Radio 3's The Verb.

Jackie Kay is the third poet to take up the position of Makar, Scotland's Poet Laureate.

Judith Palmer is director of the Poetry Society.

Producer: Fiona McLean.

BBC PROMS01Anthony Payne20160726

Composers in Conversation: Anthony Payne, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year, discusses his new work, Of Land, Sea and Sky - commissioned by the BBC and premiered in this evening's Prom - as well as his influences and inspirations, with Andrew McGregor. With live performance. Recorded earlier at Imperial College Union.

Composer Anthony Payne discusses his new work, Of Land, Sea and Sky with Andrew McGregor.

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.

BBC PROMS02Charlotte Bray20160814

Composer Charlotte Bray talks to Kate Molleson about her influences and inspirations, and introduces performances of her chamber works. Recorded earlier at Imperial College Union Concert Hall.

BBC PROMS02Pcm 02: Guy Johnston And Friends2016072520160731 (R3)

Live from Cadogan Hall in London, Guy Johnston and friends in Brahms, Elgar, Villa-Lobos.

Live at the BBC Proms: Guy Johnston and friends perform a programme for multiple cellos including music by Brahms, Bach, Elgar and Villa-Lobos

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Programme to include:

Brahms, arr. Edward Russell: Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor

Bach, arr. Robin Michael: Motet 'O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht', BWV 118

Elgar, arr. Edward Russell: Nimrod from Enigma Variations

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras No. 5

Julius Klengel: Hymnus for 12 cellos

Golda Schultz, soprano

Guy Johnston, Emma Denton, Benjamin Hughes, Su-a Lee, Sarah McMahon, Robin Michael, Brian O'Kane, Justin Pearson, Pedro Silva, Victoria Simonsen, Gabriella Swallow, Adi Tal, cellos

As part of this season's celebration of the cello, Guy Johnston gathers eleven of his cello-playing friends for this celebration of the instrument in all its expressive guises. From Bach to Brahms via elegiac sounds from England and stomping rhythms from Brazil, Johnston and his friends demonstrate not only the cello's intense beauty but also its versatility.

BBC PROMS03Colin Matthews20160816

Composers in Conversation: Colin Matthews, 70 this year, talks to Andrew McGregor about his influences and inspirations, and introduces performances of his chamber music. Recorded earlier this evening at the Imperial College Union.

BBC PROMS03Pcm 03: An Erik Satie Cabaret2016080120160807 (R3)

Live at the BBC Proms: French pianist Alexandre Tharaud and actor Alistair McGowan lead a cabaret of music and words celebrating Satie

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Alistair McGowan, actor

Jean Delescluse, singer

Alexandre Tharaud, piano

French pianist Alexandre Tharaud leads a cabaret of music and words celebrating one of the most curious and innovative composers of the 20th century.

He is joined by actor and impressionist Alistair McGowan (author of both a radio play and a documentary inspired by the composer) for a lunchtime foray featuring extracts from Satie's witty Memoirs of an Amnesiac.

Along the way we discover more about the composer of the solo-piano Gnossiennes and Gymnopédies: a committed eccentric who embraced Surrealism, invented the term 'furniture music' (later to become 'ambient music'), frequented Montmartre's bohemian Le Chat Noir cabaret club, became seduced by an esoteric strain of mystical Catholicism and for a period ate only food that was white in colour.

Live at Cadogan Hall, pianist Alexandre Tharaud and actor Alistair McGowan celebrate Satie

BBC PROMS04Emily Howard20160825

Proms Extra: Composers in Conversation: Emily Howard discusses the world premiere of her new work Torus with Andrew McGregor and talks about her influences and inspirations; with live performances and discussion. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Student Union.

BBC PROMS04Pcm 04: The Academy Of St Martin In The Fields2016080820160814 (R3)

Live at the BBC Proms: Håkan Hardenberger and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields celebrate the music of Kurt Weill and of proponents of the 'Third Viennese School'

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

1pm

Tobias Broström: Sputnik

Weill: Songs, including from 'The Threepenny Opera' and 'The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny'

Kurt Schwertsik: Adieu Satie - excerpts

HK Gruber: Three MOB Pieces

Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

HK Gruber, voice

John Constable, piano

Mats Bergström, banjo/guitar

Claudia Buder, accordion

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

The most intrepid of trumpeters, Håkan Hardenberger is joined by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and some special friends for a celebration of the music of Kurt Weill and of proponents of the subversive and at times irreverent 'Third Viennese School', among them Kurt Schwertsik and HK Gruber, who appears as vocalist.

From Cadogan Hall, a Prom celebrating the music of Weill and the Third Viennese School.

BBC PROMS05Pcm 05: Fretwork And Stile Antico2016081520160821 (R3)

Live at BBC Proms: Viol consort Fretwork and vocal ensemble Stile Antico celebrate the Shakespeare anniversary, contrasting music of his contemporaries Byrd, Morley, Gibbons, Ramsey, Tomkins, Johnson and Wilbye, with new settings by Huw Watkins and Nico Muhly.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Morley: It was a lover and his lass

Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

Byrd: Why do I use my paper, ink and pen?

Huw Watkins: The Phoenix and the Turtle

Byrd: Fantasia a 5, Two parts in one in the fourth above

Tomkins: Be strong and of a good courage

Ramsey: Sleep, fleshly birth

Byrd: Browning a 5, 'The leaves be green'

Johnson: Full fathom five

Nico Muhly: Gentle sleep

Gibbons: In nomine No. 1

Wilbye: Draw on, sweet night

Stile Antico

Fretwork.

Fretwork and Stile Antico contrast music of Shakespeare's contemporaries with new settings

BBC PROMS06Pcm 06: Louis Lortie2016082220160828 (R3)

Louis Lortie plays piano music by Rossini, Faure, Poulenc and Liszt at Cadogan Hall.

Live at BBC Proms: Pianist Louis Lortie performs works by Rossini (arranged Liszt), Fauré, Poulenc and Liszt.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Rossini (arr. Liszt): Soirées musicales - La regata veneziana (notturno)

Rossini (arr. Liszt): Soirées musicales - La danza (tarantella)

Fauré: Barcarolle No 5 in F sharp minor

Fauré: Barcarolle No 7 in D minor

Poulenc: Napoli

Liszt: Venezia e Napoli

Louis Lortie (piano)

Eloquent French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie performs an intriguing programme that moves from the clear spring-water of Fauré's Barcarolles to depictions of Italian cities from Poulenc and Liszt.

Poulenc's pianistic vision of Naples manages to be light-hearted and dazzling at the same time. Liszt was intrigued and inspired by the city's furious traditional dance, the tarantella. He used that and the gondola songs of Venice in the broad emotional canvas that is his Venezia e Napoli.

BBC PROMS07Pcm 07: Armida Quartet2016082920160904 (R3)

The Armida String Quartet perform Schubert and Mozart. Plus a work by Sally Beamish.

Live at BBC Proms: The Armida Quartet perform Schubert and Mozart, and Lise Berthaud and David Saudubray give the world premiere of a new work for viola and piano by Sally Beamish.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor

Sally Beamish: Merula perpetua

(BBC co-commission with the Royal Philharmonic Society: world premiere)

Mozart: String Quintet in C major, K515

Armida Quartet

Lise Berthaud (viola)

David Saudubray (piano)

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Armida Quartet bring two friends and three composers to Cadogan Hall for the summer's seventh Proms Chamber Music concert.

Either side of a new work for viola and piano written for Lise Berthaud and David Saudubray by Sally Beamish are chamber works by Schubert and Mozart: the former's quartet movement combining sobriety and vivacity, and the latter's C major String Quintet - a work brimming with twists, interruptions and thrills.

BBC PROMS08Pcm 8: Songs By Purcell, Mendelssohn And Quilter2016090520160911 (R3)

Live at BBC Proms: soprano Carolyn Sampson and countertenor Iestyn Davies perform songs by Purcell (arr. Britten), Mendelssohn and Quilter, including settings of Shakespeare.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Purcell (arr. Britten): Sound the trumpet; Lost is my quiet; Music for a while; If music be the food of love; No, resistance is but vain; Celemene, pray tell me

Mendelssohn: Ich wollt' meine Lieb' ergösse sich; Scheidend; Neue Liebe; Sonntagsmorgen; Das Ährenfeld; Lied aus 'Ruy Blas'

Quilter: It was a lover and his lass; Music, when soft voices die; Drink to me only with thine eyes; Love's philosophy; Love calls through the summer night

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)

Joseph Middleton (piano)

Two cherished British singers round off 2016's Proms Chamber Music series with a joint recital at Cadogan Hall, celebrating English song with an extended stopover in Germany for songs and duets by Felix Mendelssohn.

Either side, Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies and Joseph Middleton present Benjamin Britten's touching 'realisations' of songs by the composer's theatrical predecessor Henry Purcell, and works by the doyen of English song, Roger Quilter.