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Another chance to hear this recent Prom featuring two great piano concertos: Schumann's lyrical gem is contrasted with Chopin's poignant early masterpiece both played by the orchestra's Music Director.

This season's anniversary survey of the music of Dvorak continues with his popular string serenade and two wistful miniatures.

Presented by Graeme Kay.

Lausanne Chamber OrchestraCHRISTIAN Zacharias (conductor)

Dvorak: Serenade in E for strings

Schumann: Piano Concerto in Am

Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in Fm

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in Em, Op 72 No 2; Legend in Gm, Op 59 No 3.

20040906

Another chance to hear this highly acclaimed visiting orchestra and their Chief Conductor present the first of their two all-RUSSIAn Proms.

Glinka's Valse-Fantaisie - 'full of spirit and exceedingly piquant rhythmic coquetteries' according to his contemporary Berlioz - is followed by Prokofiev's demanding concerto and Tchaikovsky's passionate and most popular symphony.

Presented by Graeme Kay.

Yefim Bronfman (piano)

St Petersburg Philharmonic

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

Glinka: Valse-fantaisie in Bm

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5.

20040821

Another chance to hear last Monday's concert which rounded off a weekend of East/West Proms events featuring this ground-breaking ensemble.

This concert focuses on the more intimate side of its repertoire including pieces for solo pipa, sheng, kemanche and string quartet.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Silk Road Ensemble

Programme to include traditional music from CHINA and Kyzgyzstan, and

Jia Da Qun: The Prospect of Colored Desert

Debussy:Cello Sonata

Kayhan Kalhor: Gallop of a Thousand Horses.

20040908

Another chance to hear this recent Prom featuring two great piano concertos: Schumann's lyrical gem is contrasted with Chopin's poignant early masterpiece both played by the orchestra's Music Director.

This season's anniversary survey of the music of Dvorak continues with his popular string serenade and two wistful miniatures.

Presented by Graeme Kay.

Lausanne Chamber OrchestraCHRISTIAN Zacharias (conductor)

Dvorak: Serenade in E for strings

Schumann: Piano Concerto in Am

Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in Fm

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in Em, Op 72 No 2; Legend in Gm, Op 59 No 3.

20040906

Another chance to hear this highly acclaimed visiting orchestra and their Chief Conductor present the first of their two all-RUSSIAn Proms.

Glinka's Valse-Fantaisie - 'full of spirit and exceedingly piquant rhythmic coquetteries' according to his contemporary Berlioz - is followed by Prokofiev's demanding concerto and Tchaikovsky's passionate and most popular symphony.

Presented by Graeme Kay.

Yefim Bronfman (piano)

St Petersburg Philharmonic

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

Glinka: Valse-fantaisie in Bm

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5.

20040821

Another chance to hear last Monday's concert which rounded off a weekend of East/West Proms events featuring this ground-breaking ensemble.

This concert focuses on the more intimate side of its repertoire including pieces for solo pipa, sheng, kemanche and string quartet.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Silk Road Ensemble

Programme to include traditional music from CHINA and Kyzgyzstan, and

Jia Da Qun: The Prospect of Colored Desert

Debussy:Cello Sonata

Kayhan Kalhor: Gallop of a Thousand Horses.

20040821

Tonight's Late Night Prom heralds the World Premiere of two works by British composers: Judith Bingham's piece on the Garden of Eden post Adam and Eve, and Mark-Anthony Turnage's piece for choir and bells.

There is also the chance to hear varied hymn settings by Janacek and Holst, alongside solo organ works by Eben and MacMillan.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Thomas Walker (tenor)

Sioned Williams (harp)

Thomas Trotter (organ)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Stephen Jackson (conductor)

Janacek: Our Father

Mark-Antony Turnage: Calmo (BBC Commission: World Premiere)

James MacMillan: Le Tombeau de Georges Rouault

Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda - Group 3

Petr Eben: Sunday Music - Moto ostinato

Judith Bingham: The Secret Garden (BBC Commission: World Premiere).

20040821

Tonight's Late Night Prom heralds the World Premiere of two works by British composers: Judith Bingham's piece on the Garden of Eden post Adam and Eve, and Mark-Anthony Turnage's piece for choir and bells.

There is also the chance to hear varied hymn settings by Janacek and Holst, alongside solo organ works by Eben and MacMillan.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Thomas Walker (tenor)

Sioned Williams (harp)

Thomas Trotter (organ)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Stephen Jackson (conductor)

Janacek: Our Father

Mark-Antony Turnage: Calmo (BBC Commission: World Premiere)

James MacMillan: Le Tombeau de Georges Rouault

Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda - Group 3

Petr Eben: Sunday Music - Moto ostinato

Judith Bingham: The Secret Garden (BBC Commission: World Premiere).

20040908

In the last of this season's Late Night concerts, a MANCHESTER-based ensemble makes its Proms debut in a programme celebrating the 70th birthday of Mancunian composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, with two of his works from the 1960's and the recent pentecostal Linguae ignis.

Stravinsky's short jazz-inspired Ragtime and his merry burlesque tale of a fox complete the bill.

Presented by Verity Sharp.

Peter Bronder (tenor) *

James Oxley (tenor) *

Pavel Baransky (baritone) *

Maxim Mikhailov (bass) *

Fiona Shaw (narrator) %

Jennifer Langridge (cello) +

Psappha

Nicholas Kok (conductor)

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Fantasia on a Ground and Two Pavans, after Purcell; Missa super L'homme armé %

Stravinsky: Ragtime

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Linguae ignis +

Stravinsky: Renard *.

20040908

In the last of this season's Late Night concerts, a MANCHESTER-based ensemble makes its Proms debut in a programme celebrating the 70th birthday of Mancunian composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, with two of his works from the 1960's and the recent pentecostal Linguae ignis.

Stravinsky's short jazz-inspired Ragtime and his merry burlesque tale of a fox complete the bill.

Presented by Verity Sharp.

Peter Bronder (tenor) *

James Oxley (tenor) *

Pavel Baransky (baritone) *

Maxim Mikhailov (bass) *

Fiona Shaw (narrator) %

Jennifer Langridge (cello) +

Psappha

Nicholas Kok (conductor)

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Fantasia on a Ground and Two Pavans, after Purcell; Missa super L'homme armé %

Stravinsky: Ragtime

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Linguae ignis +

Stravinsky: Renard *.

8.30pmtwenty Minutes (see Separate Billing)20040910

8.50pmShostakovichSymphony No.

5 in D minor.

8.30pmtwenty Minutes (see Separate Billing)20040910

8.50pmShostakovichSymphony No.

5 in D minor.

8.45pmhans Werner Henzesymphony No. 10 (uk Premiere).20040818
8.45pmhans Werner Henzesymphony No. 10 (uk Premiere).20040818
A Highly Praised German Orchestra Makes Its First Appearance At The Proms. Strauss's Powerful Tone P20040818

oem, depicting the archetypal Romantic hero, is followed by Mozart's turbulent concerto and the first UK performance of Henze's rhapsodic Tenth Symphony, which he describes as 'pure nature music - crystalline and clear and ENGLISH'.

Presented by Piers Burton-Page.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Richard Goode (piano)

Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

R Strauss: Don Juan

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

A Highly Praised German Orchestra Makes Its First Appearance At The Proms. Strauss's Powerful Tone P20040818

oem, depicting the archetypal Romantic hero, is followed by Mozart's turbulent concerto and the first UK performance of Henze's rhapsodic Tenth Symphony, which he describes as 'pure nature music - crystalline and clear and ENGLISH'.

Presented by Piers Burton-Page.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Richard Goode (piano)

Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

R Strauss: Don Juan

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

A Rare Chance To Hear Two Great Piano Concertos In One Evening. Schumann's Lyrical Gem Is Contrasted20040825

with Chopin's poignant early masterpiece and played by the orchestra's Music Director.

This season's anniversary survey of the music of Dvorak continues with his popular string serenade, written in an amazing twelve days, and two wistful miniatures.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Lausanne Chamber OrchestraCHRISTIAN Zacharias (conductor)

Dvorak: Serenade in E major for strings

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor.

A Rare Chance To Hear Two Great Piano Concertos In One Evening. Schumann's Lyrical Gem Is Contrasted20040825

with Chopin's poignant early masterpiece and played by the orchestra's Music Director.

This season's anniversary survey of the music of Dvorak continues with his popular string serenade, written in an amazing twelve days, and two wistful miniatures.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Lausanne Chamber OrchestraCHRISTIAN Zacharias (conductor)

Dvorak: Serenade in E major for strings

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor.

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Preceding his interpretation of Beethoven's majestic concerto are new settings of Brendel's own poetry by a close friend and Brahms' passionate symphony.

Presented by John Shea.

William Dazeley (baritone)

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)

Brahms: Symphony No 3 in F major

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Three Brendel settings - There is something between us; A sheep addressed me as follows; As the unnamed awoke

(BBC Commission, first complete performance)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor'.

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Preceding his interpretation of Beethoven's majestic concerto are new settings of Brendel's own poetry by a close friend and Brahms' passionate symphony.

Presented by John Shea.

William Dazeley (baritone)

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)

Brahms: Symphony No 3 in F major

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Three Brendel settings - There is something between us; A sheep addressed me as follows; As the unnamed awoke

(BBC Commission, first complete performance)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor'.

Another Chance To Hear A Concert From Last Summer's Proms. With Three Folk-influenced Scores From Ea20050110

stern Europe framing Debussy's rarely heard Egyptian ballet, Khamma.

Enescu's popular rhapsody is based on several traditional melodies, while Bartok's final work ends with Hungarian dance rhythms.

Lutoslawski's invigorating score re-interprets traditional Polish idioms to create a modern orchestral classic.

Yuri Bashmet (viola)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No 1 in A

Bartok: Viola Concerto

Debussy (orch Koechlin): Khamma

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra.

Another Chance To Hear A Concert From Last Summer's Proms. With Three Folk-influenced Scores From Ea20050110

stern Europe framing Debussy's rarely heard Egyptian ballet, Khamma.

Enescu's popular rhapsody is based on several traditional melodies, while Bartok's final work ends with Hungarian dance rhythms.

Lutoslawski's invigorating score re-interprets traditional Polish idioms to create a modern orchestral classic.

Yuri Bashmet (viola)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No 1 in A

Bartok: Viola Concerto

Debussy (orch Koechlin): Khamma

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra.

Another Chance To Hear Berio's Dark And Moving Final Work - Completed Only A Few Weeks Before His De20040910

ath and inspired by five different poems, including one by Alfred Brendel and Mahler's setting of six ancient Chinese poems in his 'symphony for voices and orchestra' - a powerful piece he never lived to hear performed.

Presented by Graeme Kay.

Andreas Schmidt (baritone)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor)LONDON Voices (Men's Voices)

Orchestre de PARIS

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)

Berio: Stanze

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde.

Another Chance To Hear Berio's Dark And Moving Final Work - Completed Only A Few Weeks Before His De20040910

ath and inspired by five different poems, including one by Alfred Brendel and Mahler's setting of six ancient Chinese poems in his 'symphony for voices and orchestra' - a powerful piece he never lived to hear performed.

Presented by Graeme Kay.

Andreas Schmidt (baritone)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor)LONDON Voices (Men's Voices)

Orchestre de PARIS

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)

Berio: Stanze

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde.

Another Chance To Hear Last Friday's Prom Conducted By The Bbc Now's Japanese Conductor Laureate. Dv20040813

orak's much-loved concerto is full of nostalgia for the composer's Czech homeland.

Also on the programme, two musical journeys - Ravel transports us to the Orient, while Respighi evokes the sites and sounds of ancient Rome.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Katarina Karneus (mezzo-soprano)

Truls Mork (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

Takemitsu: Twill by Twilight

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor

Ravel: Sheherazade - trois poemes

Respighi: The Pines of Rome.

Another Chance To Hear Last Friday's Prom Conducted By The Bbc Now's Japanese Conductor Laureate. Dv20040813

orak's much-loved concerto is full of nostalgia for the composer's Czech homeland.

Also on the programme, two musical journeys - Ravel transports us to the Orient, while Respighi evokes the sites and sounds of ancient Rome.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Katarina Karneus (mezzo-soprano)

Truls Mork (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

Takemitsu: Twill by Twilight

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor

Ravel: Sheherazade - trois poemes

Respighi: The Pines of Rome.

Another Chance To Hear Last Monday's Prom With The Charismatic Young Ilan Volkov And His Orchestra P20040818

erforming three glittering masterworks: Ravel's first orchestral piece, Messiaen's radiant love poems, and Beethoven's expressive and taughtly rhythmic seventh symphony.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Susan Bullock (soprano)

Ravel: Shéhérazade - ouverture de féerie

Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi

Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major.

Another Chance To Hear Last Monday's Prom With The Charismatic Young Ilan Volkov And His Orchestra P20040818

erforming three glittering masterworks: Ravel's first orchestral piece, Messiaen's radiant love poems, and Beethoven's expressive and taughtly rhythmic seventh symphony.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Susan Bullock (soprano)

Ravel: Shéhérazade - ouverture de féerie

Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi

Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major.

Another Chance To Hear Last Monday's Prom With Valery Gergiev And Soloists From The Kirov Opera, Per20040825

forming The Witches Sabbath from Act 3 of Rimsky-Korsakov's exotic opera-ballet and Musorgsky's dramatically charged tone poem.

Both composers had a great influence on the young Stravinsky, whose immortal hymn to spring caused a riot during its first performance.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Olga Savova (mezzo-soprano)

Avgust Amonov (tenor)

Apollo Voices

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gregiev (conductor)

Musorgsky: St John's Night on the Bare Mountain

Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada - Act 3

Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring.

Another Chance To Hear Last Monday's Prom With Valery Gergiev And Soloists From The Kirov Opera, Per20040825

forming The Witches Sabbath from Act 3 of Rimsky-Korsakov's exotic opera-ballet and Musorgsky's dramatically charged tone poem.

Both composers had a great influence on the young Stravinsky, whose immortal hymn to spring caused a riot during its first performance.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Olga Savova (mezzo-soprano)

Avgust Amonov (tenor)

Apollo Voices

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gregiev (conductor)

Musorgsky: St John's Night on the Bare Mountain

Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada - Act 3

Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring.

Another Chance To Hear Last Monday's Proms Chamber Music Concert. East Meets West For Debussy With T20040814

he sounds of the gamelan and the lure of Moorish romance, while Janacek's world has a Czech introspection and wistfulness laced with pent-up energy.

Chopin's impetuous narrative and Scriabin's extraordinary sonorities complete a kaleidoscopic mix.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Llyr Williams (piano)

Chopin: Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39

Debussy:Estampes

Janacek: In the Mists

Scriabin: Sonata No 5, Op 53.

Another Chance To Hear Last Monday's Proms Chamber Music Concert. East Meets West For Debussy With T20040814

he sounds of the gamelan and the lure of Moorish romance, while Janacek's world has a Czech introspection and wistfulness laced with pent-up energy.

Chopin's impetuous narrative and Scriabin's extraordinary sonorities complete a kaleidoscopic mix.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Llyr Williams (piano)

Chopin: Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39

Debussy:Estampes

Janacek: In the Mists

Scriabin: Sonata No 5, Op 53.

Another Chance To Hear Last Monday's Recital Focusing On Anniversary Composer Biber's Extraordinary,20040828

innovative sonatas.

Also on the programme Schmelzer's elegiac work, and expressive keyboard pieces by Froberger.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord/chamber organ)

Schmelzer: Sonatae unarum fidium - Sonata No 4

Biber: Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas - No 1, 'The Annunciation'; No 6, 'The Agony in the Garden'; No 10 'The Crucifixion'

Froberger: Suite in C; Lamentation 'Ferdinand le troisieme'.

Another Chance To Hear Last Monday's Recital Focusing On Anniversary Composer Biber's Extraordinary,20040828

innovative sonatas.

Also on the programme Schmelzer's elegiac work, and expressive keyboard pieces by Froberger.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Andrew Manze (violin)

Richard Egarr (harpsichord/chamber organ)

Schmelzer: Sonatae unarum fidium - Sonata No 4

Biber: Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas - No 1, 'The Annunciation'; No 6, 'The Agony in the Garden'; No 10 'The Crucifixion'

Froberger: Suite in C; Lamentation 'Ferdinand le troisieme'.

Another Chance To Hear Last Sunday's All-czech Prom. Janacek's Fanfare-filled Masterpiece, Which Owe20040817

s its inspiration to a military band he heard playing in his adopted home town of Brno, is followed by Dvorak's rarely-heard oratorio which retells a grisly folk legend of a love that reaches out from beyond the grave.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Anda-Louise Bogza (soprano)

Peter Straka (tenor)

Ivan Kusnjer (baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Janacek: Sinfonietta

Dvorak: The Spectre's Bride (sung in Czech).

Another Chance To Hear Last Sunday's All-czech Prom. Janacek's Fanfare-filled Masterpiece, Which Owe20040817

s its inspiration to a military band he heard playing in his adopted home town of Brno, is followed by Dvorak's rarely-heard oratorio which retells a grisly folk legend of a love that reaches out from beyond the grave.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Anda-Louise Bogza (soprano)

Peter Straka (tenor)

Ivan Kusnjer (baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Janacek: Sinfonietta

Dvorak: The Spectre's Bride (sung in Czech).

Another Chance To Hear Last Thursday's Prom. The 50th Birthday Of Swedish Composer Anders Hillborg I20040812

s marked with his compelling, Surrealist-inspired musical collage, the Swedish focus continues with Sibelius' lyrical concerto and a selection of Scandinavian songs, and Bartok's spectacular suite shows off the virtuosity of this visiting orchestra.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)

Joshua Bell (violin)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Conducted by Alan Gilbert

Anders Hillborg: Exquisite Corpse (UK premiere)

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Stenhammar: Flickan knyter i Johannenatten, Op 4 No 2 (The girl on St.

John's night); Flickan kom från sin älsklings möte Op 4 No 1 (The girl from meeting her lover)

Sibelius: Kaiutar Op 72 No 4 (Echo nymph); Pa verandan vid havet, Op 38, No 2 (On a balcony by the sea); Svarta Rosor, Op 36 No 1 (Black Roses)

Alfven: Skogen sover, Op 28 No 6 (The forest SLEEPs);

Bartok: Suite - The Miraculous Mandarin.

Another Chance To Hear Last Thursday's Prom. The 50th Birthday Of Swedish Composer Anders Hillborg I20040812

s marked with his compelling, Surrealist-inspired musical collage, the Swedish focus continues with Sibelius' lyrical concerto and a selection of Scandinavian songs, and Bartok's spectacular suite shows off the virtuosity of this visiting orchestra.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)

Joshua Bell (violin)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Conducted by Alan Gilbert

Anders Hillborg: Exquisite Corpse (UK premiere)

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Stenhammar: Flickan knyter i Johannenatten, Op 4 No 2 (The girl on St.

John's night); Flickan kom från sin älsklings möte Op 4 No 1 (The girl from meeting her lover)

Sibelius: Kaiutar Op 72 No 4 (Echo nymph); Pa verandan vid havet, Op 38, No 2 (On a balcony by the sea); Svarta Rosor, Op 36 No 1 (Black Roses)

Alfven: Skogen sover, Op 28 No 6 (The forest SLEEPs);

Bartok: Suite - The Miraculous Mandarin.

Another Chance To Hear Last Tuesday's Prom From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040819

Eight illustrious soloists join the Academy of Ancient Music for a concert celebrating the 300th anniversaries of Bohemian-born Heinrich Biber and his German counterpart Georg Muffat.

Biber's striking mass, composed for musicians based around the Cathedral at Salzburg is complemented by Bach's Magnificat, originally written for a CHRISTMAS Festival in Leipzig.

Presented by John Shea.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

Biber: Missa Bruxellensis

Muffat: Sonata V in G major, from 'Armonico Tributo'

Bach: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Michael Chance (counter-tenor)

Tim Mead (counter-tenor)

Rufus Müller (tenor)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Michael George (bass)

Stephen Richardson (bass)

Academy of Ancient Music Chorus

Academy of Ancient Music

Paul Goodwin (conductor).

Another Chance To Hear Last Tuesday's Prom From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040819

Eight illustrious soloists join the Academy of Ancient Music for a concert celebrating the 300th anniversaries of Bohemian-born Heinrich Biber and his German counterpart Georg Muffat.

Biber's striking mass, composed for musicians based around the Cathedral at Salzburg is complemented by Bach's Magnificat, originally written for a CHRISTMAS Festival in Leipzig.

Presented by John Shea.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

Biber: Missa Bruxellensis

Muffat: Sonata V in G major, from 'Armonico Tributo'

Bach: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Michael Chance (counter-tenor)

Tim Mead (counter-tenor)

Rufus Müller (tenor)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Michael George (bass)

Stephen Richardson (bass)

Academy of Ancient Music Chorus

Academy of Ancient Music

Paul Goodwin (conductor).

Another Chance To Hear Last Tuesday's Prom In Which Old And New World Influences Are Mingled. Britte20040810

n wrote his Violin Concerto in America, just before the outbreak of World War II, Ravel's showpiece was inspired by the gypsy violin traditions of central Europe, and Dvorak's symphony was written for a Prague premiere, long before the travels that eventually saw him settle on the other side of the Atlantic.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Szymanowski: Concert Overture in E major, Op 12

Britten: Violin Concerto

Ravel: Tzigane

Dvorak: Symphony No 6

Maxim Vengerov (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor).

Another Chance To Hear Last Tuesday's Prom In Which Old And New World Influences Are Mingled. Britte20040810

n wrote his Violin Concerto in America, just before the outbreak of World War II, Ravel's showpiece was inspired by the gypsy violin traditions of central Europe, and Dvorak's symphony was written for a Prague premiere, long before the travels that eventually saw him settle on the other side of the Atlantic.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Szymanowski: Concert Overture in E major, Op 12

Britten: Violin Concerto

Ravel: Tzigane

Dvorak: Symphony No 6

Maxim Vengerov (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor).

Another Chance To Hear Maxwell Davies's Eighth Symphony; Inspired By A Voyage To The Antarctic. The20040811

sounds of ice shattering and snow falling, the eerie sense of time, and the extraordinary light all find their way into this work which received its Proms premiere last Wednesday.

It's complemented by Berlioz's extraordinary, hallucinatory dream symphony.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Antarctic Symphony (Symphony No.8)*

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies *.

Another Chance To Hear Maxwell Davies's Eighth Symphony; Inspired By A Voyage To The Antarctic. The20040811

sounds of ice shattering and snow falling, the eerie sense of time, and the extraordinary light all find their way into this work which received its Proms premiere last Wednesday.

It's complemented by Berlioz's extraordinary, hallucinatory dream symphony.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Antarctic Symphony (Symphony No.8)*

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies *.

Another Chance To Hear The First Of The Proms Featuring Yo-yo Ma And Members Of The Dynamic Silk Roa20040824

d Ensemble, with a work specially written for them by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng and Messiaen's spectacular Eastern-influenced exploration of love and death.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Wu Man (pipa)

Wu Tong (sheng/suona)

Joel Fan (piano)

(members of Silk Road Ensemble)

Paul Crossley (piano)

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)LONDON Sinfonietta

David Robertson (conductor)

Bright Sheng: The Song and Dance of Tears

Messiaen: Turangalila Symphony.

Another Chance To Hear The First Of The Proms Featuring Yo-yo Ma And Members Of The Dynamic Silk Roa20040824

d Ensemble, with a work specially written for them by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng and Messiaen's spectacular Eastern-influenced exploration of love and death.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Wu Man (pipa)

Wu Tong (sheng/suona)

Joel Fan (piano)

(members of Silk Road Ensemble)

Paul Crossley (piano)

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)LONDON Sinfonietta

David Robertson (conductor)

Bright Sheng: The Song and Dance of Tears

Messiaen: Turangalila Symphony.

Another Chance To Hear The Lso, In Their Centenary Year, Perform Britten's Deeply Affecting Memorial20040809

to pacifism in which he interspersed settings of the Latin Mass for the Dead with verse by the First World War poet Wilfred Owen.

It's preceded by the world premiere of a recently uncovered organ work which Britten wrote in the 1930s, a decade which ushered in yet more devastating conflict.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Britten: Voluntary on Tallis's Lamentations (world premiere)

Britten: War Requiem

Susan B Anthony (soprano)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Timothy Bond (organ)

Finchley Children's Music GroupLONDON Symphony ChorusLONDON Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor).

Another Chance To Hear The Lso, In Their Centenary Year, Perform Britten's Deeply Affecting Memorial20040809

to pacifism in which he interspersed settings of the Latin Mass for the Dead with verse by the First World War poet Wilfred Owen.

It's preceded by the world premiere of a recently uncovered organ work which Britten wrote in the 1930s, a decade which ushered in yet more devastating conflict.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Britten: Voluntary on Tallis's Lamentations (world premiere)

Britten: War Requiem

Susan B Anthony (soprano)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Timothy Bond (organ)

Finchley Children's Music GroupLONDON Symphony ChorusLONDON Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor).

Another Chance To Hear The National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain's Prom, With A Characteristical20040816

ly adventurous programme conjuring up the colourful and rhythmic music of Bohemia with movements from Smetana's symphonic cycle, and scaling the musical heights of Mahler's titanic First Symphony.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

Smetana: From Má Vlast: Vysehrad; From Bohemia's Woods and Fields;

Vltava

Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major, 'Titan'.

Another Chance To Hear The National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain's Prom, With A Characteristical20040816

ly adventurous programme conjuring up the colourful and rhythmic music of Bohemia with movements from Smetana's symphonic cycle, and scaling the musical heights of Mahler's titanic First Symphony.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

Smetana: From Má Vlast: Vysehrad; From Bohemia's Woods and Fields;

Vltava

Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major, 'Titan'.

Another Chance To Hear The Prolific American Composer John Adams Presenting A Preview Of His Forthco20040903

Another chance to hear the prolific American composer John Adams presenting a preview of his forthcoming anti-NUCLEAR opera, alongside arrangements of songs by Ives and other earlier compatriots, and his electric tribute to California.

Ravel's evocative portrayal of bells tolling at noon in PARIS and McPhee's re-creation of Balinese gamelan music complete the eclectic mix.

Presented by John Shea.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and ""now playing"" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Audra McDonald (soprano)

Tracey Silverman (electric violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Adams (conductor)

Ravel (orch Grainger): Miroirs - La Vallée des Cloches

McPhee: Tabuh-tabuhan

Elizabeth Burley, John Alley (pianos)

Various (arr John Adams and William Brohn): Songs of Ragtime and Reminiscence (UK Premiere)

Ives: Down East

Cannon: Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?

Gershwin: The Real American Folk Song (Is a Rag)

Ives: Serenity

Harris: After the Ball

Ives: At the RiverBERLIN: Alexander's Ragtime Band

John Adams: Doctor Atomic - Easter Eve 1945 (UK Premiere); The Dharma at Big Sur (UK Premiere).

Another Chance To Hear The Prolific American Composer John Adams Presenting A Preview Of His Forthco20040903

Another chance to hear the prolific American composer John Adams presenting a preview of his forthcoming anti-NUCLEAR opera, alongside arrangements of songs by Ives and other earlier compatriots, and his electric tribute to California.

Ravel's evocative portrayal of bells tolling at noon in PARIS and McPhee's re-creation of Balinese gamelan music complete the eclectic mix.

Presented by John Shea.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and ""now playing"" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Audra McDonald (soprano)

Tracey Silverman (electric violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Adams (conductor)

Ravel (orch Grainger): Miroirs - La Vallée des Cloches

McPhee: Tabuh-tabuhan

Elizabeth Burley, John Alley (pianos)

Various (arr John Adams and William Brohn): Songs of Ragtime and Reminiscence (UK Premiere)

Ives: Down East

Cannon: Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?

Gershwin: The Real American Folk Song (Is a Rag)

Ives: Serenity

Harris: After the Ball

Ives: At the RiverBERLIN: Alexander's Ragtime Band

John Adams: Doctor Atomic - Easter Eve 1945 (UK Premiere); The Dharma at Big Sur (UK Premiere).

Another Chance To Hear The Rpo's Proms Performance Of Beethoven's Powerfully Heroic Third Symphony.20040909

The concert opens with Hindemith's virtuosic Concert Music which is followed by the lush orchestrations of the songs Wagner wrote whilst sketching the ideas for Tristan und Isolde, and the poignant Liebestod from that opera.

Presented by Graeme Kay.

Hindemith: Concert Music for Brass and Strings

Wagner (orch Mottl): Wesendonck-Lieder *

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan und Isolde" *

Beethoven: Symphony No 3 (Eroica)

Deborah Voigt (soprano) *

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

Another Chance To Hear The Rpo's Proms Performance Of Beethoven's Powerfully Heroic Third Symphony.20040909

The concert opens with Hindemith's virtuosic Concert Music which is followed by the lush orchestrations of the songs Wagner wrote whilst sketching the ideas for Tristan und Isolde, and the poignant Liebestod from that opera.

Presented by Graeme Kay.

Hindemith: Concert Music for Brass and Strings

Wagner (orch Mottl): Wesendonck-Lieder *

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan und Isolde" *

Beethoven: Symphony No 3 (Eroica)

Deborah Voigt (soprano) *

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

Another Chance To Hear This Acclaimed German Orchestra Performing Strauss's Powerful Depiction Of Th20040902

e archetypal Romantic hero, Mozart's turbulent concerto and Henze's rhapsodic Tenth Symphony, which he describes as 'pure nature music - crystalline and clear and ENGLISH'.

Presented by John Shea.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and ""now playing"" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Richard Goode (piano)

Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

R Strauss: Don Juan

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K 466

Hans Werner Henze: Symphony No 10.

Another Chance To Hear This Acclaimed German Orchestra Performing Strauss's Powerful Depiction Of Th20040902

e archetypal Romantic hero, Mozart's turbulent concerto and Henze's rhapsodic Tenth Symphony, which he describes as 'pure nature music - crystalline and clear and ENGLISH'.

Presented by John Shea.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and ""now playing"" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Richard Goode (piano)

Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

R Strauss: Don Juan

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K 466

Hans Werner Henze: Symphony No 10.

Another Chance To Hear This Proms Performance Of Bach's Exceptional B Minor Mass. The Work Is At Onc20040826

e an expression of his personal faith and a masterpiece of compositional skill.

Dating from the time of the Art of Fugue and the Musical Offering, this is JS Bach at his creative and inventive best.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Bach: Mass in B minor

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Renata Pokupic (soprano)

Sara Mingardo (mezzo-soprano)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Dietrich Henschel (baritone)

Monteverdi ChoirENGLISH Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

Another Chance To Hear This Proms Performance Of Bach's Exceptional B Minor Mass. The Work Is At Onc20040826

e an expression of his personal faith and a masterpiece of compositional skill.

Dating from the time of the Art of Fugue and the Musical Offering, this is JS Bach at his creative and inventive best.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Bach: Mass in B minor

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Renata Pokupic (soprano)

Sara Mingardo (mezzo-soprano)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Dietrich Henschel (baritone)

Monteverdi ChoirENGLISH Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

Another Chance To Hear This Recent Prom With Berlioz's Swashbuckling Overture Raising The Curtain On20040827

Saint-Saens' popular symphony, which places the recently restored Royal Albert Hall organ in the spotlight.

Also on the programme is a feast of music from the worlds of Viennese waltz and operetta.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Dame Gillian Weir (organ)

Yvonne Kenny (soprano)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

Berlioz: Overture, Le Corsaire

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

Johann Strauss I: Radetsky March

Johann Strauss II: Voices of Spring - waltz

Kalman: 'Heia, in dem Bergen ist mein Heimatland' from Csardasfürstin

Zeller: 'Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tyrol' from Der Vogelhändler

Lehar: 'Meine lippen sie küssen so heiss' from Giuditta

Johann Strauss I: Frederica - polka

Johann Strauss I: Cachucha-Galopp

Stolz: 'Meine Liebeslied muss ein Walzer sein' from Im Weissen Rössl

Lehar: 'Hör ich Cymbalkänge' from Zigeunerliebe

Johann Strauss II: On the Beautiful Blue Danube - waltz.

Another Chance To Hear This Recent Prom With Berlioz's Swashbuckling Overture Raising The Curtain On20040827

Saint-Saens' popular symphony, which places the recently restored Royal Albert Hall organ in the spotlight.

Also on the programme is a feast of music from the worlds of Viennese waltz and operetta.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Dame Gillian Weir (organ)

Yvonne Kenny (soprano)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

Berlioz: Overture, Le Corsaire

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

Johann Strauss I: Radetsky March

Johann Strauss II: Voices of Spring - waltz

Kalman: 'Heia, in dem Bergen ist mein Heimatland' from Csardasfürstin

Zeller: 'Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tyrol' from Der Vogelhändler

Lehar: 'Meine lippen sie küssen so heiss' from Giuditta

Johann Strauss I: Frederica - polka

Johann Strauss I: Cachucha-Galopp

Stolz: 'Meine Liebeslied muss ein Walzer sein' from Im Weissen Rössl

Lehar: 'Hör ich Cymbalkänge' from Zigeunerliebe

Johann Strauss II: On the Beautiful Blue Danube - waltz.

Another Chance To Hear This Recent Prom, Given By A Conductor Who Is Particularly Admired For His In20040823

terpretations of the music of Sibelius.

Also on the programme, two Polish masterpieces: Szymanowski's folk-music inspired concerto and a luminous work by Lutoslawski, who died ten years ago.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vanska (conductor)

Lutoslawski: Mi-parti

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 2 in D major

Sibelius: Symphony No 2 in D major.

Another Chance To Hear This Recent Prom, Given By A Conductor Who Is Particularly Admired For His In20040823

terpretations of the music of Sibelius.

Also on the programme, two Polish masterpieces: Szymanowski's folk-music inspired concerto and a luminous work by Lutoslawski, who died ten years ago.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vanska (conductor)

Lutoslawski: Mi-parti

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 2 in D major

Sibelius: Symphony No 2 in D major.

Another Chance To Hear This Recent Prom, Which Opens With Dances By Glinka To Mark His Bicentenary.20040907

Musorgsky's spine-tingling song-cycle features a great RUSSIAn baritone, and the programme is completed with Rakhmaninov's spectacular orchestral swan-song.

Presented by Graeme Kay.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

St Petersburg Philharmonic

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

Glinka: Dances from 'Ruslan and Lyudmila'

Musorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances.

Another Chance To Hear This Recent Prom, Which Opens With Dances By Glinka To Mark His Bicentenary.20040907

Musorgsky's spine-tingling song-cycle features a great RUSSIAn baritone, and the programme is completed with Rakhmaninov's spectacular orchestral swan-song.

Presented by Graeme Kay.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

St Petersburg Philharmonic

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

Glinka: Dances from 'Ruslan and Lyudmila'

Musorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances.

Another Chance To Hear This Varied Baroque Programme, Including The Last Of Handel's Coronation Anth20040901

ems for George II, Bach's popular Concerto and Vivaldi's exuberant Gloria.

Presented by John Shea.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Emma Bell (soprano)

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Catherin Wyn Rogers (mezzo-soprano)

Rachel Podger (violin)

The ENGLISH Concert Choir of The ENGLISH Concert

Andrew Manze (violin and conductor)

Handel: Coronation Anthem 'My Heart is Inditing'

Arne: Artaxerxes - three arias

Bach: Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043

Rebel: Les Eléméns - Le Cahos

Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV 589.

Another Chance To Hear This Varied Baroque Programme, Including The Last Of Handel's Coronation Anth20040901

ems for George II, Bach's popular Concerto and Vivaldi's exuberant Gloria.

Presented by John Shea.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Emma Bell (soprano)

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Catherin Wyn Rogers (mezzo-soprano)

Rachel Podger (violin)

The ENGLISH Concert Choir of The ENGLISH Concert

Andrew Manze (violin and conductor)

Handel: Coronation Anthem 'My Heart is Inditing'

Arne: Artaxerxes - three arias

Bach: Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043

Rebel: Les Eléméns - Le Cahos

Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV 589.

Britten's Precocious Work Was Premiered Shortly Before The Death Of Holst - One Of The Composers Bei20040825

ng celebrated in this season's focus on the year 1934.

East/West is another of this year's themes and Holst's chamber opera is imbued with his love of INDIAn literature and philosophy.

Lambert's settings of Li-Po were inspired by a more carnal infatuation - with the film star, Anna May Wong.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

Christopher Maltman (baritone)LONDON Voices

Nash Ensemble

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Britten: Sinfonietta

Lambert: Eight Poems of Li-Po

Holst: Savitri.

Britten's Precocious Work Was Premiered Shortly Before The Death Of Holst - One Of The Composers Bei20040825

ng celebrated in this season's focus on the year 1934.

East/West is another of this year's themes and Holst's chamber opera is imbued with his love of INDIAn literature and philosophy.

Lambert's settings of Li-Po were inspired by a more carnal infatuation - with the film star, Anna May Wong.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

Christopher Maltman (baritone)LONDON Voices

Nash Ensemble

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Britten: Sinfonietta

Lambert: Eight Poems of Li-Po

Holst: Savitri.

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms, A Rare Performance20041230

of Dvorak's finest grand opera.

In early 17th century Moscow, the Polish pretender Dimitrij is convinced that the RUSSIAn throne is legitimately his, following the death of Tsar Boris Godunov.

But tragedy is inevitable when matters are complicated by a doomed marriage to Marina, a fellow Pole, and a love affair with the Tsar's daughter Xenia.

Dvorak: Dimitrij

Dimitrij....Stuart Skelton (tenor)

Marina....Elena Prokina (soprano)

Xenia....Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)

Marfa....Dagmar Peckova (mezzo-soprano)

Shuisky....Dalibor Jenis (baritone)

Patriach....Manfred Hemm (bass)

Basmanov....Peter Coleman-Wright (baritone)

Neborsky....Jared Holt (baritone)

Slovak Philharmonic Choir

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms, A Rare Performance20041230

of Dvorak's finest grand opera.

In early 17th century Moscow, the Polish pretender Dimitrij is convinced that the RUSSIAn throne is legitimately his, following the death of Tsar Boris Godunov.

But tragedy is inevitable when matters are complicated by a doomed marriage to Marina, a fellow Pole, and a love affair with the Tsar's daughter Xenia.

Dvorak: Dimitrij

Dimitrij....Stuart Skelton (tenor)

Marina....Elena Prokina (soprano)

Xenia....Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)

Marfa....Dagmar Peckova (mezzo-soprano)

Shuisky....Dalibor Jenis (baritone)

Patriach....Manfred Hemm (bass)

Basmanov....Peter Coleman-Wright (baritone)

Neborsky....Jared Holt (baritone)

Slovak Philharmonic Choir

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms.2005010520050106

Joby Talbot, best known for his work with The Divine Comedy, owes the inspiration behind this Proms commission to the kind of wave that sneaks up on a smaller one in front, subsuming its energy and chasing you up the beach - "You'll know when it comes", the composer promises.

Alun Hoddinott's 75th birthday is celebrated with the concerto he wrote for this Prom's soloist and a West End star sings Kurt Weill's Broadway songs, followed by the last of Shostakovich's war symphonies.

Joby Talbot: Sneaker Wave (BBC Commission; world premiere)

Weill: Prelude & Songs from "Lady in the Dark" - Prelude; One Life to Live; Princess of Pure Delight; My Ship; Saga of Jenny

Alun Hoddinott: Euphonium Concerto (LONDON premiere)

Shostakovich: Symphony No 9

Ruthie Henshall (singer)

David Childs (euphonium)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor, a long-time champion of Czech music, celebrate Dvorak's birthday with three of his most popular works - the colourful and energetic Scherzo capriccioso, the richly lyrical concerto for violin, and his most well-known symphony, which Dvorak himself conducted in the orchestra's inaugural concert in 1896.

Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso; Violin Concerto; Symphony No 9 ("From the New World")

Sarah Chang (violin)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Charles Mackerras.

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms.2005010520050106

Joby Talbot, best known for his work with The Divine Comedy, owes the inspiration behind this Proms commission to the kind of wave that sneaks up on a smaller one in front, subsuming its energy and chasing you up the beach - "You'll know when it comes", the composer promises.

Alun Hoddinott's 75th birthday is celebrated with the concerto he wrote for this Prom's soloist and a West End star sings Kurt Weill's Broadway songs, followed by the last of Shostakovich's war symphonies.

Joby Talbot: Sneaker Wave (BBC Commission; world premiere)

Weill: Prelude & Songs from "Lady in the Dark" - Prelude; One Life to Live; Princess of Pure Delight; My Ship; Saga of Jenny

Alun Hoddinott: Euphonium Concerto (LONDON premiere)

Shostakovich: Symphony No 9

Ruthie Henshall (singer)

David Childs (euphonium)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor, a long-time champion of Czech music, celebrate Dvorak's birthday with three of his most popular works - the colourful and energetic Scherzo capriccioso, the richly lyrical concerto for violin, and his most well-known symphony, which Dvorak himself conducted in the orchestra's inaugural concert in 1896.

Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso; Violin Concerto; Symphony No 9 ("From the New World")

Sarah Chang (violin)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Charles Mackerras.

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms.20050106

This concert included a premiere to mark the 70th birthday of Sir Harrison Birtwistle.

The centenary of Dallapiccola's birth was also celebrated with three 'prison choruses' composed in protest at the rise of Fascism in pre-war Italy.

Dallapiccola: Canti di prigionia

Ockeghem (arr Birtwistle): Ut heremita solus

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: The Ring Dance of the Nazarene (UK Premiere)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Martin Allen (percussion)

BBC Singers

Endymion

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms.20050106

This concert included a premiere to mark the 70th birthday of Sir Harrison Birtwistle.

The centenary of Dallapiccola's birth was also celebrated with three 'prison choruses' composed in protest at the rise of Fascism in pre-war Italy.

Dallapiccola: Canti di prigionia

Ockeghem (arr Birtwistle): Ut heremita solus

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: The Ring Dance of the Nazarene (UK Premiere)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Martin Allen (percussion)

BBC Singers

Endymion

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms.20050107

Leonard Slatkin's 60th birthday concert featured his own guided tour through some lesser-known orchestrations of Musorgsky's popular picture gallery.

Also on the programme were excerpts from Britten's gamelan-inspired ballet, part of this year's East/West Proms theme, and the LONDON premiere of the clarinet concerto by a modern American master.

Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas (excerpts)

Corigliano: Clarinet Concerto (LONDON Premiere)

Musorgsky (orch Various): Pictures at an Exhibition

(introduced from the stage by Leonard Slatkin)

Michael Collins (Clarinet)

BBC Symphony Chorus (men's voices)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms.20050107

Leonard Slatkin's 60th birthday concert featured his own guided tour through some lesser-known orchestrations of Musorgsky's popular picture gallery.

Also on the programme were excerpts from Britten's gamelan-inspired ballet, part of this year's East/West Proms theme, and the LONDON premiere of the clarinet concerto by a modern American master.

Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas (excerpts)

Corigliano: Clarinet Concerto (LONDON Premiere)

Musorgsky (orch Various): Pictures at an Exhibition

(introduced from the stage by Leonard Slatkin)

Michael Collins (Clarinet)

BBC Symphony Chorus (men's voices)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms.20050109

The opening piece by Finnish 'spectralist' composer Kaija Saariaho is typical of her large-scale soundscapes - Orion is depicted as constellation, mythical hunter and demigod with eerie, icy effects painted against a serene glacial backdrop.

It's paired with Bartok's disturbing opera in which the murky secrets of the Duke's past are exposed when his wife Judith asks to see inside his seven-roomed castle.

Kaija Saariaho: Orion

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Bartok: Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Ildiko Komlosi (mezzo-soprano)

John Tomlinson (bass).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms.20050109

The opening piece by Finnish 'spectralist' composer Kaija Saariaho is typical of her large-scale soundscapes - Orion is depicted as constellation, mythical hunter and demigod with eerie, icy effects painted against a serene glacial backdrop.

It's paired with Bartok's disturbing opera in which the murky secrets of the Duke's past are exposed when his wife Judith asks to see inside his seven-roomed castle.

Kaija Saariaho: Orion

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Bartok: Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Ildiko Komlosi (mezzo-soprano)

John Tomlinson (bass).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. A Selection Of Begu20050104

iling arias and scenes from Italian and Czech opera performed by RUSSIAn soprano Anna Netrebko.

In contrast, the fifth of Shostakovich's fifteen symphonies, a powerfully victorious yet lengthy spiritual struggle, premiered at the height of Stalin's Terror.

Dvorak: The Water Goblin; Rusalka - Song to the Moon

Puccini: La Boheme - Musetta's Waltz Song; Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo

Bellini: I puritani - Mad Scene

Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 in Dm

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. A Selection Of Begu20050104

iling arias and scenes from Italian and Czech opera performed by RUSSIAn soprano Anna Netrebko.

In contrast, the fifth of Shostakovich's fifteen symphonies, a powerfully victorious yet lengthy spiritual struggle, premiered at the height of Stalin's Terror.

Dvorak: The Water Goblin; Rusalka - Song to the Moon

Puccini: La Boheme - Musetta's Waltz Song; Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo

Bellini: I puritani - Mad Scene

Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 in Dm

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Ancient Met Modern20050104

in this late night Prom.

Birtwistle, whose 70th birthday the Proms celebrated this year, has long been influenced by early music and ancient ritual, and this recent work needs two conductors to guide the musicians through its orchestral maze.

Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame*

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Theseus Game

Hilliard Ensemble*LONDON Sinfonietta

Conducted by Martyn Brabbins and Pierre-Andre Valade.

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Ancient Met Modern20050104

in this late night Prom.

Birtwistle, whose 70th birthday the Proms celebrated this year, has long been influenced by early music and ancient ritual, and this recent work needs two conductors to guide the musicians through its orchestral maze.

Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame*

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Theseus Game

Hilliard Ensemble*LONDON Sinfonietta

Conducted by Martyn Brabbins and Pierre-Andre Valade.

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Beethoven's Final S20041231

ymphonic masterpiece is preceeded a landmark work which was premiered by tonight's orchestra back in 1928.

Schoenberg: Variations for Orchestra, Op 31

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in Dm, 'Choral'CHRISTIANe Oelze (soprano)

Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano)

Timothy Robinson (tenor)

John Relyea (bass)BERLINer Philharmoniker

City of BIRMINGHAM Symphony Chorus

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Beethoven's Final S20041231

ymphonic masterpiece is preceeded a landmark work which was premiered by tonight's orchestra back in 1928.

Schoenberg: Variations for Orchestra, Op 31

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in Dm, 'Choral'CHRISTIANe Oelze (soprano)

Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano)

Timothy Robinson (tenor)

John Relyea (bass)BERLINer Philharmoniker

City of BIRMINGHAM Symphony Chorus

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Britten's Precociou20041227

s work was premiered shortly before the death of Holst - one of the composers celebrated in this summer's focus on the year 1934.

East/West was another of this year's themes and Holst's chamber opera is imbued with his love of INDIAn literature and philosophy.

Britten: Sinfonietta

Holst: Savitri

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

Christopher Maltman (baritone)LONDON Voices

Nash Ensemble

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Britten's Precociou20041227

s work was premiered shortly before the death of Holst - one of the composers celebrated in this summer's focus on the year 1934.

East/West was another of this year's themes and Holst's chamber opera is imbued with his love of INDIAn literature and philosophy.

Britten: Sinfonietta

Holst: Savitri

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

Christopher Maltman (baritone)LONDON Voices

Nash Ensemble

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Heinrich Biber's Fa20041228

mous "Battle" sonata and music by his younger compatriot Jan Dismas Zelenka give a vivid flavour of late seventeenth-century Bohemian flair.

Both composers found work outside their native land; Zelenka moving to Dresden where he was richly influenced by JS Bach whose first Orchestral Suite concludes the programme.

Zelenka: Overture à 7 Concertanti in F, ZWV 188

Biber: Battalia, for strings and continuo

Zelenka: Concerto à 8 Concertanti in G, ZWV 186 for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin & Cello

Bach: Orchestral Suite No 1 in C, BWV 1066

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Gottfried van der Goltz (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Heinrich Biber's Fa20041228

mous "Battle" sonata and music by his younger compatriot Jan Dismas Zelenka give a vivid flavour of late seventeenth-century Bohemian flair.

Both composers found work outside their native land; Zelenka moving to Dresden where he was richly influenced by JS Bach whose first Orchestral Suite concludes the programme.

Zelenka: Overture à 7 Concertanti in F, ZWV 188

Biber: Battalia, for strings and continuo

Zelenka: Concerto à 8 Concertanti in G, ZWV 186 for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin & Cello

Bach: Orchestral Suite No 1 in C, BWV 1066

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Gottfried van der Goltz (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Marking The Bicente20041229

nary of Glinka's birth, dances from one of his most influential operas.

Modest Musorgsky's spine-tingling song-cycle features a great RUSSIAn baritone, and the programme is completed with Rachmaninov's spectacular orchestral swan-song.

Glinka: Dances from 'Ruslan and Lyudmila'

Musorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

St Petersburg Philharmonic

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Marking The Bicente20041229

nary of Glinka's birth, dances from one of his most influential operas.

Modest Musorgsky's spine-tingling song-cycle features a great RUSSIAn baritone, and the programme is completed with Rachmaninov's spectacular orchestral swan-song.

Glinka: Dances from 'Ruslan and Lyudmila'

Musorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

St Petersburg Philharmonic

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Tan Dun Won An Osca20050111

r for his music for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and the programme includes two of his concertos, an Eastern-influenced ballet by Cage and an overture that Shostakovich wrote after visiting the Asian state of Kyrgyzstan.

Evelyn Glennie (percussion)

Cho-Liang Lin (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Tan Dun (conductor)

Shostakovich: Overture on RUSSIAn and Kirghiz Folk Themes

Cage: The Seasons

Tan Dun: Out of Peking Opera

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Laughing Unlearnt, for solo violin

Tan Dun: Concerto for water percussion and orchestra.

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. Tan Dun Won An Osca20050111

r for his music for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and the programme includes two of his concertos, an Eastern-influenced ballet by Cage and an overture that Shostakovich wrote after visiting the Asian state of Kyrgyzstan.

Evelyn Glennie (percussion)

Cho-Liang Lin (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Tan Dun (conductor)

Shostakovich: Overture on RUSSIAn and Kirghiz Folk Themes

Cage: The Seasons

Tan Dun: Out of Peking Opera

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Laughing Unlearnt, for solo violin

Tan Dun: Concerto for water percussion and orchestra.

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. The Dresden Staatsk20041226

apelle and their Chief Conductor perform one of the brilliant symphonies Haydn composed in the 1780's for the PARISian musical organisation 'Concert de la Loge Olympique', Bartok's lively folk-inspired suite with its Hungarian, Romanian and Arab influences, and the darkly tragic symphony which shows Dvorak's admiration for Brahms and the Viennese tradition.

Haydn: Symphony No 86

Bartok: Dance Suite

Dvorak: Symphony No 7

Dresden Staatskapelle

Bernard Haitink (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. The Dresden Staatsk20041226

apelle and their Chief Conductor perform one of the brilliant symphonies Haydn composed in the 1780's for the PARISian musical organisation 'Concert de la Loge Olympique', Bartok's lively folk-inspired suite with its Hungarian, Romanian and Arab influences, and the darkly tragic symphony which shows Dvorak's admiration for Brahms and the Viennese tradition.

Haydn: Symphony No 86

Bartok: Dance Suite

Dvorak: Symphony No 7

Dresden Staatskapelle

Bernard Haitink (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. The Traditional Las20041231

t Night festivities, including colourful overtures by Dvorak and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and a showcase for the newly-restored organ, along with Strauss's flamboyant concerto with one of this country's most celebrated young horn players, and popular arias from Proms favourite Sir Thomas Allen.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Dvorak: Overture 'Carnival'

R Strauss: Horn Concerto No.1 in E flat major, Op.11 %

Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs * #

Barber: Toccata festiva for organ and orchestra +

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Ojai Festival Overture

Puccini: Humming chorus from 'Madam Butterfly' #

Rodgers & Hammerstein: "Oh What a Beautiful Morning!" from 'Oklahoma!' *

Cole Porter: Where is the Life That Late I Led? from "Kiss me, Kate" *

Gilbert & Sullivan: The List Song from 'The Mikado' * #

Sousa: Liberty Bell March

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs (1905, with additional numbers arr Stephen Jackson)

Parry (orch Elgar): Jerusalem

arr Wood: The National Anthem

Trad: Auld Lang Syne

Simon Preston (organ) +

Sir Thomas Allen (baritone) *

David Pyatt (horn) %

BBC Singers #

BBC Symphony Chorus #

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. The Traditional Las20041231

t Night festivities, including colourful overtures by Dvorak and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and a showcase for the newly-restored organ, along with Strauss's flamboyant concerto with one of this country's most celebrated young horn players, and popular arias from Proms favourite Sir Thomas Allen.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Dvorak: Overture 'Carnival'

R Strauss: Horn Concerto No.1 in E flat major, Op.11 %

Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs * #

Barber: Toccata festiva for organ and orchestra +

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Ojai Festival Overture

Puccini: Humming chorus from 'Madam Butterfly' #

Rodgers & Hammerstein: "Oh What a Beautiful Morning!" from 'Oklahoma!' *

Cole Porter: Where is the Life That Late I Led? from "Kiss me, Kate" *

Gilbert & Sullivan: The List Song from 'The Mikado' * #

Sousa: Liberty Bell March

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs (1905, with additional numbers arr Stephen Jackson)

Parry (orch Elgar): Jerusalem

arr Wood: The National Anthem

Trad: Auld Lang Syne

Simon Preston (organ) +

Sir Thomas Allen (baritone) *

David Pyatt (horn) %

BBC Singers #

BBC Symphony Chorus #

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. The Vast Space Of T20050102

he Royal Albert Hall echoed to Monteverdi's magnificent Vespers of 1610, a multi-faceted work which explodes traditional perceptions of period and genre, transforming the plain liturgical text into a sumptuous procession of solos, ensembles and choruses, originally conceived for the splendour of St Mark's, Venice.

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Rebecca Outram (soprano)

Charles Humphries (countertenor)

Daniel Auchincloss (high tenor)

Nicholas Mulroy (high tenor)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Matthew Vine (tenor)

Robert Evans (bass)

Robert Macdonald (bass)

Choir of The King's Consort

The King's Consort

Robert King (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. The Vast Space Of T20050102

he Royal Albert Hall echoed to Monteverdi's magnificent Vespers of 1610, a multi-faceted work which explodes traditional perceptions of period and genre, transforming the plain liturgical text into a sumptuous procession of solos, ensembles and choruses, originally conceived for the splendour of St Mark's, Venice.

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Rebecca Outram (soprano)

Charles Humphries (countertenor)

Daniel Auchincloss (high tenor)

Nicholas Mulroy (high tenor)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Matthew Vine (tenor)

Robert Evans (bass)

Robert Macdonald (bass)

Choir of The King's Consort

The King's Consort

Robert King (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. This Late Night Pro20041229

m heralded the World Premieres of two works by British composers: Judith Bingham's piece on the Garden of Eden post Adam and Eve, and Mark-Anthony Turnage's piece for choir and bells.

Also, the chance to hear varied hymn settings by Janacek and Holst, alongside solo organ works by Eben and MacMillan.

Janacek: Our Father

Mark-Antony Turnage: Calmo (BBC Commission: World Premiere)

James MacMillan: Le Tombeau de Georges Rouault

Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda - Group 3

Petr Eben: Sunday Music - Moto ostinato

Judith Bingham: The Secret Garden (BBC Commission: World Premiere)

Thomas Walker (tenor)

Sioned Williams (harp)

Thomas Trotter (organ)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Stephen Jackson (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Highlights From Last Summer's Proms. This Late Night Pro20041229

m heralded the World Premieres of two works by British composers: Judith Bingham's piece on the Garden of Eden post Adam and Eve, and Mark-Anthony Turnage's piece for choir and bells.

Also, the chance to hear varied hymn settings by Janacek and Holst, alongside solo organ works by Eben and MacMillan.

Janacek: Our Father

Mark-Antony Turnage: Calmo (BBC Commission: World Premiere)

James MacMillan: Le Tombeau de Georges Rouault

Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda - Group 3

Petr Eben: Sunday Music - Moto ostinato

Judith Bingham: The Secret Garden (BBC Commission: World Premiere)

Thomas Walker (tenor)

Sioned Williams (harp)

Thomas Trotter (organ)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Stephen Jackson (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Proms Highlights.20050103

In the first of their two Proms this summer, the world's oldest orchestra and their Chief Conductor, celebrating his 75th birthday this year, played Mozart's magnificent final symphony and Bruckner's solemn memorial tribute to his musical hero, Richard Wagner, who was himself music director of the Dresden Staatskapelle in the 1840s.

Mozart: Symphony No 41

Bruckner: Symphony No 7

Dresden Staatskapelle

Bernard Haitink (conductor).

Continuing This Special Christmas Series Of Proms Highlights.20050103

In the first of their two Proms this summer, the world's oldest orchestra and their Chief Conductor, celebrating his 75th birthday this year, played Mozart's magnificent final symphony and Bruckner's solemn memorial tribute to his musical hero, Richard Wagner, who was himself music director of the Dresden Staatskapelle in the 1840s.

Mozart: Symphony No 41

Bruckner: Symphony No 7

Dresden Staatskapelle

Bernard Haitink (conductor).

Following His Remarkable Millennial "bach Cantata Pilgrimage", Sir John Eliot Gardiner Brings The Ex20040815

ceptional B minor Mass to the Proms.

The work is at once an expression of Bach's personal faith and a masterpiece of compositional skill.

Dating from the time of the Art of Fugue and the Musical Offering, this is JS Bach at his creative and inventive best.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Bach: Mass in B minor

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Renata Pokupic (soprano)

Sara Mingardo (mezzo-soprano)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Dietrich Henschel (baritone)

Monteverdi ChoirENGLISH Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

Following His Remarkable Millennial "bach Cantata Pilgrimage", Sir John Eliot Gardiner Brings The Ex20040815

ceptional B minor Mass to the Proms.

The work is at once an expression of Bach's personal faith and a masterpiece of compositional skill.

Dating from the time of the Art of Fugue and the Musical Offering, this is JS Bach at his creative and inventive best.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Bach: Mass in B minor

Katharine Fuge (soprano)

Renata Pokupic (soprano)

Sara Mingardo (mezzo-soprano)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Dietrich Henschel (baritone)

Monteverdi ChoirENGLISH Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

Hansel And Gretel20041224

The start of a special CHRISTMAS series of highlights from last summer's Proms.

Humperdinck, born 150 years ago, is celebrated mainly for a single work, this opera.

It's a bittersweet fairytale of threatened innocence and vanquished evil, written with a delicious mixture of folk melodies and Wagnerian techniques.

Truly a gingerbread confection, sung at this Prom by some of opera's brightest stars.

Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel

Hansel....Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano)

Gretel....Rebecca Evans (soprano)

Mother....Elizabeth Connell (soprano)

Witch....Jane Henschel (mezzo-soprano)

Father....Alan Opie (baritone)

Dew Fairy....Gillian Keith (soprano)

Sandman....Mary Nelson (soprano)LONDON Oratory School Chamber Choir

BBC Concert Orchestra

Jane Glover (conductor)

David Edwards (director).

Hansel And Gretel20041224

The start of a special CHRISTMAS series of highlights from last summer's Proms.

Humperdinck, born 150 years ago, is celebrated mainly for a single work, this opera.

It's a bittersweet fairytale of threatened innocence and vanquished evil, written with a delicious mixture of folk melodies and Wagnerian techniques.

Truly a gingerbread confection, sung at this Prom by some of opera's brightest stars.

Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel

Hansel....Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano)

Gretel....Rebecca Evans (soprano)

Mother....Elizabeth Connell (soprano)

Witch....Jane Henschel (mezzo-soprano)

Father....Alan Opie (baritone)

Dew Fairy....Gillian Keith (soprano)

Sandman....Mary Nelson (soprano)LONDON Oratory School Chamber Choir

BBC Concert Orchestra

Jane Glover (conductor)

David Edwards (director).

Introduced By lucie Skeaping, Live From The Royal Albert Hall. Soloists, Choir And Orchestra Of Les20040909

Arts Florissants/William Christie conclude tonight's Prom featuring music by Charpentier.

Introduced By lucie Skeaping, Live From The Royal Albert Hall. Soloists, Choir And Orchestra Of Les20040909

Arts Florissants/William Christie conclude tonight's Prom featuring music by Charpentier.

Introduced By Paul Guinery, Live From The Royal Albert Hall. The Bbc So/osmo Vanska Conclude Tonight20040812

's Prom with Sibelius's Symphony No 2.

Introduced By Paul Guinery, Live From The Royal Albert Hall. The Bbc So/osmo Vanska Conclude Tonight20040812

's Prom with Sibelius's Symphony No 2.

Introduced By Tommy Pearson, Live From The Royal Albert Hall. The Bbc So/valery Gregiev Conclude Ton20040816

ight's Prom with Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Introduced By Tommy Pearson, Live From The Royal Albert Hall. The Bbc So/valery Gregiev Conclude Ton20040816

ight's Prom with Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Introduced By Tommy Pearson, Live From The Royal Albert Hall. Yo-yo Ma (cello And Director), The Sil20040815

k Road Ensemble and members of the LONDON Sinfonietta conclude tonight's concert.

Collected by Vartabed Komitas (arr S Aslamazyan): Armenian Folk Songs - Vagharshabadi Dance; It's Spring

Trad arr Ljova: Music of the Roma - Kali-Sara; Rustem; Doina Oltului

Kayhan Kalhor: Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

Introduced By Tommy Pearson, Live From The Royal Albert Hall. Yo-yo Ma (cello And Director), The Sil20040815

k Road Ensemble and members of the LONDON Sinfonietta conclude tonight's concert.

Collected by Vartabed Komitas (arr S Aslamazyan): Armenian Folk Songs - Vagharshabadi Dance; It's Spring

Trad arr Ljova: Music of the Roma - Kali-Sara; Rustem; Doina Oltului

Kayhan Kalhor: Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

Launching The First Ever Ring Cycle At The Proms, Which Will Be Given By Different Forces Over The N20040819

ext four years, Sir Simon Rattle conducts the first modern performance of a Wagner opera on period instruments.

Alberich steals the Rhinegold and forges it into a ring, which Wotan in turn takes from him, thus setting in motion the eventual downfall of the gods.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Wagner: Das Rheingold (concert performance; sung in German)

The Gods

Wotan....Willard W White (bass-baritone)

Loge....Kim Begley (tenor)

Donner....James Rutherford (bass-baritone)

Froh....Timothy Robinson (tenor)

Fricka....Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Freia....Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)

Erda....Anna Larsson (contralto)

The Nibelungs

Alberich....Oleg Bryjak (baritone)

Mime....Robin Leggate (tenor)

The Giants

Fasolt....Peter Rose (bass)

Fafner....Robert Lloyd (bass)

The Rhinemaidens

Woglinde....Kate Royal (soprano)

Wellgunde....Karen ENGLAND (mezzo-soprano)

Flosshilde....Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).

Launching The First Ever Ring Cycle At The Proms, Which Will Be Given By Different Forces Over The N20040819

ext four years, Sir Simon Rattle conducts the first modern performance of a Wagner opera on period instruments.

Alberich steals the Rhinegold and forges it into a ring, which Wotan in turn takes from him, thus setting in motion the eventual downfall of the gods.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Wagner: Das Rheingold (concert performance; sung in German)

The Gods

Wotan....Willard W White (bass-baritone)

Loge....Kim Begley (tenor)

Donner....James Rutherford (bass-baritone)

Froh....Timothy Robinson (tenor)

Fricka....Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Freia....Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)

Erda....Anna Larsson (contralto)

The Nibelungs

Alberich....Oleg Bryjak (baritone)

Mime....Robin Leggate (tenor)

The Giants

Fasolt....Peter Rose (bass)

Fafner....Robert Lloyd (bass)

The Rhinemaidens

Woglinde....Kate Royal (soprano)

Wellgunde....Karen ENGLAND (mezzo-soprano)

Flosshilde....Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).

Lausanne Chamber Orchestra/christian Zacharias Conclude Tonight's Prom With Chopin's Piano Concerto20040825

No 2, and Dvorak's Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 72 No 2 and Legend in G minor, Op 59 No 3.

Lausanne Chamber Orchestra/christian Zacharias Conclude Tonight's Prom With Chopin's Piano Concerto20040825

No 2, and Dvorak's Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 72 No 2 and Legend in G minor, Op 59 No 3.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London20040806

Ancient meets modern in this late night Prom.

Machaut's seminal work is the earliest known single-composer Latin Mass, dating from the mid fourteenth century.

Birtwistle, whose 70th birthday the Proms celebrate this year, has long been influenced by early music and ancient ritual, and his recent work needs two conductors to guide the musicians through its orchestral maze.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Hilliard Ensemble*LONDON Sinfonietta

Martyn Brabbins, Pierre-Andre Valade (conductors)

Anon (13th century): Vetus abit littera*

Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame*

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Theseus Game

Part 2: Chris de Souza introduces the second half of tonight's live Prom by the BBC NOW, featuring Ravel's Sheherazade - trois poemes, and Respighi's The Pines of Rome.

Part 1

The BBC NOW's Japanese conductor Laureate opens this Prom with the music of his compatriot Takemitsu.

Dvorák's much-loved concerto is full of nostalgia for the composer's Czech homeland with the cello pouring out some of his most gorgeous and heartfelt music.

After the interval, two musical journeys as Ravel explores the mysterious Orient and Respighi evokes the sites and sounds of ancient Rome.

Presented by Chris de Souza.

Katarina Karneus (mezzo-soprano)

Truls Mork (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

Takemitsu: Twill by Twilight

Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and 'now playing' information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

From the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON

Another chance to hear last Saturday's Prom in which Mariss Jansons, recently honoured with a Royal Philharmonic Society Award, and his new orchestra present two RUSSIAn greats.

Shostakovich's fiery and challenging concerto is juxtaposed with Tchaikovsky's profound and dramatic last symphony.

Presented by Warwick Thompson.

Gidon Kremer (violin)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London20040806

Ancient meets modern in this late night Prom.

Machaut's seminal work is the earliest known single-composer Latin Mass, dating from the mid fourteenth century.

Birtwistle, whose 70th birthday the Proms celebrate this year, has long been influenced by early music and ancient ritual, and his recent work needs two conductors to guide the musicians through its orchestral maze.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Hilliard Ensemble*LONDON Sinfonietta

Martyn Brabbins, Pierre-Andre Valade (conductors)

Anon (13th century): Vetus abit littera*

Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame*

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Theseus Game

Part 2: Chris de Souza introduces the second half of tonight's live Prom by the BBC NOW, featuring Ravel's Sheherazade - trois poemes, and Respighi's The Pines of Rome.

Part 1

The BBC NOW's Japanese conductor Laureate opens this Prom with the music of his compatriot Takemitsu.

Dvorák's much-loved concerto is full of nostalgia for the composer's Czech homeland with the cello pouring out some of his most gorgeous and heartfelt music.

After the interval, two musical journeys as Ravel explores the mysterious Orient and Respighi evokes the sites and sounds of ancient Rome.

Presented by Chris de Souza.

Katarina Karneus (mezzo-soprano)

Truls Mork (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

Takemitsu: Twill by Twilight

Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and 'now playing' information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

From the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON

Another chance to hear last Saturday's Prom in which Mariss Jansons, recently honoured with a Royal Philharmonic Society Award, and his new orchestra present two RUSSIAn greats.

Shostakovich's fiery and challenging concerto is juxtaposed with Tchaikovsky's profound and dramatic last symphony.

Presented by Warwick Thompson.

Gidon Kremer (violin)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London20040910

This season's penultimate Prom opens with a selection of beguiling arias and scenes from Italian and Czech opera performed by RUSSIAn soprano Anna Netrebko.

In contrast, the fifth of Shostakovich's fifteen symphonies, a powerfully victorious yet lengthy spiritual struggle, premiered at the height of Stalin's Terror.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Anna Netrebko (Soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Dvorak: The Water Goblin; Rusalka - Song to the Moon

Puccini: La Boheme - Musetta's Waltz Song; Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo

Bellini: I puritani - Mad Scene.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London20040910

This season's penultimate Prom opens with a selection of beguiling arias and scenes from Italian and Czech opera performed by RUSSIAn soprano Anna Netrebko.

In contrast, the fifth of Shostakovich's fifteen symphonies, a powerfully victorious yet lengthy spiritual struggle, premiered at the height of Stalin's Terror.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Anna Netrebko (Soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Dvorak: The Water Goblin; Rusalka - Song to the Moon

Puccini: La Boheme - Musetta's Waltz Song; Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo

Bellini: I puritani - Mad Scene.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040816

Valery Gergiev, a national hero in his native land, brings soloists from the Kirov Opera to his first Prom with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

The Witches Sabbath in Act 3 of Rimsky-Korsakov's exotic opera-ballet also inspired Musorgsky's dramatically charged tone poem.

Both composers had a great influence on the young Stravinsky, whose immortal hymn to spring caused a riot during its first performance.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Olga Savova (mezzo-soprano)

Avgust Amonov (tenor)

Apollo Voices

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gregiev (conductor)

Musorgsky: St John's Night on the Bare Mountain

Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada - Act 3.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040816

Valery Gergiev, a national hero in his native land, brings soloists from the Kirov Opera to his first Prom with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

The Witches Sabbath in Act 3 of Rimsky-Korsakov's exotic opera-ballet also inspired Musorgsky's dramatically charged tone poem.

Both composers had a great influence on the young Stravinsky, whose immortal hymn to spring caused a riot during its first performance.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Olga Savova (mezzo-soprano)

Avgust Amonov (tenor)

Apollo Voices

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gregiev (conductor)

Musorgsky: St John's Night on the Bare Mountain

Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada - Act 3.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040817

Alfred Brendel makes a last Proms appearance and a farewell to live broadcasts.

Brendel is renowned as one of the world's great artists and has been playing the music of Beethoven throughout his career.

Preceding the concerto are new settings of Brendel's own poetry by a close friend and Brahms' passionate symphony.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

William Dazeley (baritone)

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)

Brahms: Symphony No 3 in F major.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040817

Alfred Brendel makes a last Proms appearance and a farewell to live broadcasts.

Brendel is renowned as one of the world's great artists and has been playing the music of Beethoven throughout his career.

Preceding the concerto are new settings of Brendel's own poetry by a close friend and Brahms' passionate symphony.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

William Dazeley (baritone)

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)

Brahms: Symphony No 3 in F major.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040829

Three folk-influenced scores from Eastern Europe frame Debussy's rarely heard Egyptian ballet, in a first performance at the Proms.

Enescu's popular rhapsody is based on several traditional melodies, while Bartok's final work ends with Hungarian dance rhythms.

Lutoslawski's invigorating score re-interprets traditional Polish idioms to create a modern orchestral classic.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Yuri Bashmet (Viola)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No 1 in A major

Bartok: Viola Concerto.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040829

Three folk-influenced scores from Eastern Europe frame Debussy's rarely heard Egyptian ballet, in a first performance at the Proms.

Enescu's popular rhapsody is based on several traditional melodies, while Bartok's final work ends with Hungarian dance rhythms.

Lutoslawski's invigorating score re-interprets traditional Polish idioms to create a modern orchestral classic.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Yuri Bashmet (Viola)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No 1 in A major

Bartok: Viola Concerto.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040831

The vast space of the Royal Albert Hall echoes to Monteverdi's magnificent Vespers of 1610, a multi-faceted work which explodes traditional perceptions of period and genre, transforming the plain liturgical text into a sumptuous procession of solos, ensembles and choruses, originally conceived for the splendour of St Mark's, Venice.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Rebecca Outram (soprano)

Charles Humphries (countertenor)

Daniel Auchincloss (high tenor)

Nicholas Mulroy (high tenor)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Matthew Vine (tenor)

Robert Evans (bass)

Robert Macdonald (bass)

Choir of The King's Consort

The King's Consort

Robert King (conductor).

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040831

The vast space of the Royal Albert Hall echoes to Monteverdi's magnificent Vespers of 1610, a multi-faceted work which explodes traditional perceptions of period and genre, transforming the plain liturgical text into a sumptuous procession of solos, ensembles and choruses, originally conceived for the splendour of St Mark's, Venice.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Rebecca Outram (soprano)

Charles Humphries (countertenor)

Daniel Auchincloss (high tenor)

Nicholas Mulroy (high tenor)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Matthew Vine (tenor)

Robert Evans (bass)

Robert Macdonald (bass)

Choir of The King's Consort

The King's Consort

Robert King (conductor).

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040901

Leonard Slatkin's 60th birthday concert features his own guided tour through some lesser-known orchestrations of Musorgsky's popular picture gallery.

Also on the programme are excerpts from Britten's gamelan-inspired ballet, part of this year's East/West Proms theme, and the LONDON premiere of the clarinet concerto by a modern American master.

Presented by Verity Sharp.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Michael Collins (Clarinet)

BBC Symphony Chorus (men's voices)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin (conductor)

Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas (excerpts)

Corigliano: Clarinet Concerto (LONDON Premiere).

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040901

Leonard Slatkin's 60th birthday concert features his own guided tour through some lesser-known orchestrations of Musorgsky's popular picture gallery.

Also on the programme are excerpts from Britten's gamelan-inspired ballet, part of this year's East/West Proms theme, and the LONDON premiere of the clarinet concerto by a modern American master.

Presented by Verity Sharp.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Michael Collins (Clarinet)

BBC Symphony Chorus (men's voices)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin (conductor)

Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas (excerpts)

Corigliano: Clarinet Concerto (LONDON Premiere).

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040903

Pierre Boulez conducts his first Late Night Prom with IRCAM's resident new music ensemble.

His own elegant yet complex Sur Incises, scored for three pianists, three harpists and three percussionists, is followed by Stravinsky's RUSSIAn Peasant songs - based on choruses sung by women as they told fortunes - and the evocative wedding celebrations of Les Noces.

Presented by Chris de Souza.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and ""now playing"" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Catrin Wyn-Davis (Soprano)

Hilary Summers (mezzo-soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Tigran Martirossian (bass)

BBC Singers

Ensemble Intercontemporain

Pierre Boulez (conductor)

Pierre Boulez: Sur Incises

Stravinsky: Four RUSSIAn Peasant Songs (a cappella version); Les Noces.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, London.20040903

Pierre Boulez conducts his first Late Night Prom with IRCAM's resident new music ensemble.

His own elegant yet complex Sur Incises, scored for three pianists, three harpists and three percussionists, is followed by Stravinsky's RUSSIAn Peasant songs - based on choruses sung by women as they told fortunes - and the evocative wedding celebrations of Les Noces.

Presented by Chris de Souza.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and ""now playing"" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Catrin Wyn-Davis (Soprano)

Hilary Summers (mezzo-soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Tigran Martirossian (bass)

BBC Singers

Ensemble Intercontemporain

Pierre Boulez (conductor)

Pierre Boulez: Sur Incises

Stravinsky: Four RUSSIAn Peasant Songs (a cappella version); Les Noces.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, Tonight's Concert Concludes With The National Youth Orchestra Of Gr20040807

eat Britain conducted by Roger Norrington performing Mahler's Symphony No 1 in D major, Titan.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON

Making it's annual pilgrimage to the Proms tonight The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain presents a characteristically adventurous programme conjuring up the colourful and rhythmic music of Bohemia with movements from Smetana's symphonic cycle.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

Smetana: Má Vlast - Vysehrad

From Bohemia's Woods and Fields

Vltava

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall, Tonight's Concert Concludes With The National Youth Orchestra Of Gr20040807

eat Britain conducted by Roger Norrington performing Mahler's Symphony No 1 in D major, Titan.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON

Making it's annual pilgrimage to the Proms tonight The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain presents a characteristically adventurous programme conjuring up the colourful and rhythmic music of Bohemia with movements from Smetana's symphonic cycle.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

Smetana: Má Vlast - Vysehrad

From Bohemia's Woods and Fields

Vltava

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall. The Bbc Symphony Chorus (men's Voices) And Orchestra/leonard Slatki20040901

n conclude tonight's Prom.

Musorgsky (orch Various): Pictures at an Exhibition

(introduced from the stage by Leonard Slatkin).

Live From The Royal Albert Hall. The Bbc Symphony Chorus (men's Voices) And Orchestra/leonard Slatki20040901

n conclude tonight's Prom.

Musorgsky (orch Various): Pictures at an Exhibition

(introduced from the stage by Leonard Slatkin).

Live From The Royal Albert Hall. The Bbc Symphony Orchestra/jukka-pekka Saraste Conclude Tonight's P20040829

rom.

Debussy (orch.

Koechlin): Khamma

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra.

Live From The Royal Albert Hall. The Bbc Symphony Orchestra/jukka-pekka Saraste Conclude Tonight's P20040829

rom.

Debussy (orch.

Koechlin): Khamma

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra.

Live From The Victoria & Albert Museum, London.20040816

Rounding off a weekend of East/West Proms events, this ground-breaking ensemble, which takes its cue from the ancient and exotic trading route through CHINA and Central Asia, turns to the more intimate side of its repertoire including pieces for solo pipa, sheng, kemanche and string quartet.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Silk Road Ensemble

Programme to include traditional music from CHINA and Kyzgyzstan, and

Jia Da Qun: The Prospect of Colored Desert

Debussy:Cello Sonata

Kayhan Kalhor: Gallop of a Thousand Horses.

Live From The Victoria & Albert Museum, London.20040816

Rounding off a weekend of East/West Proms events, this ground-breaking ensemble, which takes its cue from the ancient and exotic trading route through CHINA and Central Asia, turns to the more intimate side of its repertoire including pieces for solo pipa, sheng, kemanche and string quartet.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Silk Road Ensemble

Programme to include traditional music from CHINA and Kyzgyzstan, and

Jia Da Qun: The Prospect of Colored Desert

Debussy:Cello Sonata

Kayhan Kalhor: Gallop of a Thousand Horses.

Music Of The Silk Road20040815

The centrepiece of this season's East/West theme features Yo-Yo Ma's pioneering ensemble in a colourful and evocative programme, including music and musicians from CHINA, INDIA, Persia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

The extraordinary tabla player Sandeep Das and Iranian spike-fiddler Kayhan Kalhor feature in their own compositions and Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man performs arrangements of traditional folk music.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road EnsembleLONDON Sinfonietta

Byambasuren Sharav: Legend of Herlen

Zhao Jiping: Moon over Guan Mountains (for sheng, pipa, cello and tabla)

Sandeep Das: Tarang.

Music Of The Silk Road20040815

The centrepiece of this season's East/West theme features Yo-Yo Ma's pioneering ensemble in a colourful and evocative programme, including music and musicians from CHINA, INDIA, Persia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

The extraordinary tabla player Sandeep Das and Iranian spike-fiddler Kayhan Kalhor feature in their own compositions and Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man performs arrangements of traditional folk music.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road EnsembleLONDON Sinfonietta

Byambasuren Sharav: Legend of Herlen

Zhao Jiping: Moon over Guan Mountains (for sheng, pipa, cello and tabla)

Sandeep Das: Tarang.

Music Of The Silk Road20050105

Continuing this special CHRISTMAS series of highlights from last summer's Proms.

The centrepiece of this season's East/West theme features Yo-Yo Ma's pioneering ensemble in a colourful and evocative programme, including music and musicians from CHINA, INDIA, Persia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

The extraordinary tabla player Sandeep Das and Iranian spike-fiddler Kayhan Kalhor feature in their own compositions and Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man performs arrangements of traditional folk music.

Byambasuren Sharav: Legend of Herlen

Zhao Jiping: Moon over Guan Mountains (for sheng, pipa, cello and tabla)

Sandeep Das: Tarang

Kayhan Kalhor: Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road EnsembleLONDON Sinfonietta.

Music Of The Silk Road20050105

Continuing this special CHRISTMAS series of highlights from last summer's Proms.

The centrepiece of this season's East/West theme features Yo-Yo Ma's pioneering ensemble in a colourful and evocative programme, including music and musicians from CHINA, INDIA, Persia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

The extraordinary tabla player Sandeep Das and Iranian spike-fiddler Kayhan Kalhor feature in their own compositions and Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man performs arrangements of traditional folk music.

Byambasuren Sharav: Legend of Herlen

Zhao Jiping: Moon over Guan Mountains (for sheng, pipa, cello and tabla)

Sandeep Das: Tarang

Kayhan Kalhor: Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road EnsembleLONDON Sinfonietta.

Out Here To Swing!20050107

"Out Here to Swing!"

Continuing this special CHRISTMAS series of highlights from last summer's Proms.

The internationally renowned resident orchestra from NEW YORK's Lincoln Center, fronted by virtuoso trumpeter and musical dynamo Wynton Marsalis, made a welcome return to the Proms with a late-night celebration of the irresistible rhythms and roof-lifting riffs of the Golden Age of Swing.

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet/director).

Out Here To Swing!20050107

"Out Here to Swing!"

Continuing this special CHRISTMAS series of highlights from last summer's Proms.

The internationally renowned resident orchestra from NEW YORK's Lincoln Center, fronted by virtuoso trumpeter and musical dynamo Wynton Marsalis, made a welcome return to the Proms with a late-night celebration of the irresistible rhythms and roof-lifting riffs of the Golden Age of Swing.

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Wynton Marsalis (trumpet/director).

Part 120040809

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

The charismatic young Ilan Volkov and his orchestra return to the Proms with three glittering masterworks: Ravel's first orchestral piece, Messiaen's radiant love poems, and Beethoven's expressive and taughtly rhythmic seventh symphony - the last work he was ever to conduct in public.

Presented by Sandy Burnett.

Susan Bullock (soprano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Ravel: Shéhérazade - ouverture de féerie

Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and 'now playing' information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

Part 120040809

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

The charismatic young Ilan Volkov and his orchestra return to the Proms with three glittering masterworks: Ravel's first orchestral piece, Messiaen's radiant love poems, and Beethoven's expressive and taughtly rhythmic seventh symphony - the last work he was ever to conduct in public.

Presented by Sandy Burnett.

Susan Bullock (soprano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Ravel: Shéhérazade - ouverture de féerie

Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and 'now playing' information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

Part 120040810

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

Eight illustrious soloists join the Academy of Ancient Music for a concert celebrating the 300th anniversaries of Bohemian-born Heinrich Biber and his German counterpart Georg Muffat.

Biber's striking mass, composed for musicians based around the Cathedral at Salzburg is complemented by Bach's Magnificat, originally written for a CHRISTMAS Festival in Leipzig.

Presented by John Shea.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

Biber: Missa Bruxellensis

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Michael Chance (counter-tenor)

Tim Mead (counter-tenor)

Rufus Müller (tenor)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Michael George (bass)

Stephen Richardson (bass)

Academy of Ancient Music Chorus

Academy of Ancient Music

Paul Goodwin (conductor).

Part 120040810

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

Eight illustrious soloists join the Academy of Ancient Music for a concert celebrating the 300th anniversaries of Bohemian-born Heinrich Biber and his German counterpart Georg Muffat.

Biber's striking mass, composed for musicians based around the Cathedral at Salzburg is complemented by Bach's Magnificat, originally written for a CHRISTMAS Festival in Leipzig.

Presented by John Shea.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

Biber: Missa Bruxellensis

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Michael Chance (counter-tenor)

Tim Mead (counter-tenor)

Rufus Müller (tenor)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Michael George (bass)

Stephen Richardson (bass)

Academy of Ancient Music Chorus

Academy of Ancient Music

Paul Goodwin (conductor).

Part 120040811

The first Proms performance of Janacek's visionary cantata about a kingdom of the spirit governed by an eternal love, written on the eve of the First World War, continues this season's bohemian theme.

It is framed by Mozart's short Italian style opera-overture-cum-symphony and Mahler's darkly nocturnal symphony.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

Mozart: Symphony No 32 in G major, K318

Janacek: The Eternal Gospel (sung in Czech)

Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano)

John Daszak (tenor)LONDON Philharmonic Choir

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

Part 120040811

The first Proms performance of Janacek's visionary cantata about a kingdom of the spirit governed by an eternal love, written on the eve of the First World War, continues this season's bohemian theme.

It is framed by Mozart's short Italian style opera-overture-cum-symphony and Mahler's darkly nocturnal symphony.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

Mozart: Symphony No 32 in G major, K318

Janacek: The Eternal Gospel (sung in Czech)

Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano)

John Daszak (tenor)LONDON Philharmonic Choir

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

Part 120040813

In the first of three Proms appearances to celebrate this season's East/West theme, Yo-Yo Ma and members of the dynamic Silk Road Ensemble perform a new work specially written for them by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng.

And the survey of Messiaen's music continues with an exploration of love and death in his spectacular, Eastern-influenced orchestral masterwork.

Presented by Piers Burton-Page.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Wu Man (pipa)

Wu Tong (sheng/suona)

Joel Fan (piano)

(members of Silk Road Ensemble)

Paul Crossley (piano)

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)LONDON Sinfonietta

David Robertson (conductor)

Bright Sheng: The Song and Dance of Tears (UK premiere).

Part 120040813

In the first of three Proms appearances to celebrate this season's East/West theme, Yo-Yo Ma and members of the dynamic Silk Road Ensemble perform a new work specially written for them by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng.

And the survey of Messiaen's music continues with an exploration of love and death in his spectacular, Eastern-influenced orchestral masterwork.

Presented by Piers Burton-Page.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Wu Man (pipa)

Wu Tong (sheng/suona)

Joel Fan (piano)

(members of Silk Road Ensemble)

Paul Crossley (piano)

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)LONDON Sinfonietta

David Robertson (conductor)

Bright Sheng: The Song and Dance of Tears (UK premiere).

Part 120040823

This highly acclaimed visiting orchestra and their chief conductor present the first of two all-RUSSIAn Proms featuring the music of Glinka in his bicentenary year.

His spirited Valse-Fantaisie is followed by Prokofiev's thrillingly demanding concerto and Tchaikovsky's passionate and popular symphony.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and 'now playing' information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

Yefim Bronfman (piano)

St Petersburg Philharmonic

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

Glinka: Valse-fantaisie in B minor

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2.

Part 120040823

This highly acclaimed visiting orchestra and their chief conductor present the first of two all-RUSSIAn Proms featuring the music of Glinka in his bicentenary year.

His spirited Valse-Fantaisie is followed by Prokofiev's thrillingly demanding concerto and Tchaikovsky's passionate and popular symphony.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and 'now playing' information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

Yefim Bronfman (piano)

St Petersburg Philharmonic

Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

Glinka: Valse-fantaisie in B minor

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2.

Part 120040826

Glyndebourne Festival Opera brings its acclaimed double-bill of mercenary tales to the Proms.

In Rakhmaninov's dark plot a young, penniless Knight rues his father's meanness while the old man gloats over his treasure.

The relatives of Puccini's late Signor Donati are horrified to learn that he has left his entire estate to a monastery, and enlist the help of the local con man to turn the will to their advantage.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Rakhmaninov: The Miserly Knight (semi-staged; sung in RUSSIAn)

Glyndebourne Festival OperaLONDON Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Baron....Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

Albert....Richard Berkeley-Steele (tenor)

Duke....Albert Schagidullin (baritone)

Salomon....Viacheslav Voynarovskiy (tenor)

Servant....Maxim Mikhailov (bass).

Part 120040826

Glyndebourne Festival Opera brings its acclaimed double-bill of mercenary tales to the Proms.

In Rakhmaninov's dark plot a young, penniless Knight rues his father's meanness while the old man gloats over his treasure.

The relatives of Puccini's late Signor Donati are horrified to learn that he has left his entire estate to a monastery, and enlist the help of the local con man to turn the will to their advantage.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Rakhmaninov: The Miserly Knight (semi-staged; sung in RUSSIAn)

Glyndebourne Festival OperaLONDON Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Baron....Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

Albert....Richard Berkeley-Steele (tenor)

Duke....Albert Schagidullin (baritone)

Salomon....Viacheslav Voynarovskiy (tenor)

Servant....Maxim Mikhailov (bass).

Part 120040827

Following their highly acclaimed Beethoven cycle in 2003, the RPO and their Music Director bring the powerfully heroic Third Symphony to the Proms.

The concert opens with Hindemith's virtuosic Concert Music and they are joined by Wagnerian soprano Deborah Voigt for the lush orchestration of the songs the composer wrote whilst sketching the ideas for Tristan und Isolde, and the poignant Liebestod from that opera.

Presented by Piers Burton-Page.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Hindemith: Concert Music for Brass and Strings

Wagner (orch Mottl): Wesendonck-Lieder *

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan und Isolde" *

Deborah Voigt (soprano) *

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

Part 120040827

Following their highly acclaimed Beethoven cycle in 2003, the RPO and their Music Director bring the powerfully heroic Third Symphony to the Proms.

The concert opens with Hindemith's virtuosic Concert Music and they are joined by Wagnerian soprano Deborah Voigt for the lush orchestration of the songs the composer wrote whilst sketching the ideas for Tristan und Isolde, and the poignant Liebestod from that opera.

Presented by Piers Burton-Page.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and "now playing" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

Hindemith: Concert Music for Brass and Strings

Wagner (orch Mottl): Wesendonck-Lieder *

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan und Isolde" *

Deborah Voigt (soprano) *

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

Part 120040828

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

Music tonight that deals with the transience of human life.

Berio's dark and moving final work - completed only a few weeks before his death and inspired by five different poems including one by Alfred Brendel, is placed alongside Mahler's setting of six ancient Chinese poems in his 'symphony for voices and orchestra' - a powerful piece he never lived to hear performed.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Andreas Schmidt (baritone)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor)LONDON Voices (Men's Voices)

Orchestre de PARIS

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)

Berio: Stanze.

Part 120040828

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

Music tonight that deals with the transience of human life.

Berio's dark and moving final work - completed only a few weeks before his death and inspired by five different poems including one by Alfred Brendel, is placed alongside Mahler's setting of six ancient Chinese poems in his 'symphony for voices and orchestra' - a powerful piece he never lived to hear performed.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Andreas Schmidt (baritone)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor)LONDON Voices (Men's Voices)

Orchestre de PARIS

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)

Berio: Stanze.

Part 120040830

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

A long-awaited return to the Proms for André Previn, with the orchestra of which he became Music Director last season and the concerto he recently wrote especially for his wife, tonight's soloist.

The 75th anniversary celebrations of Diaghilev continue with Debussy's erotic reverie which was choreographed by Nijinsky for the Ballet Russes, and the Prom culminates in a symphony which portrays 'the greatness of the human spirit'.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Continues affter Twenty Minutes.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

André Previn (conductor)

Debussy: Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune

André Previn: Violin Concerto "Anne-Sophie".

The finest of Australia's young musicians join celebrated French pianist Hélène Grimaud in a concerto she describes as 'intensely dramatic and emotional'.

This special bank holiday matinee also includes the first UK performance of a work by Australian composer Carl Vine to mark his 50th birthday, and Shostakovich's youthful first symphony.

Presented by Chris de Souza.

Continues after Twenty minutes.

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

Australian Youth Orchestra

Lawrence Foster (conductor)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1.

Part 120040830

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

A long-awaited return to the Proms for André Previn, with the orchestra of which he became Music Director last season and the concerto he recently wrote especially for his wife, tonight's soloist.

The 75th anniversary celebrations of Diaghilev continue with Debussy's erotic reverie which was choreographed by Nijinsky for the Ballet Russes, and the Prom culminates in a symphony which portrays 'the greatness of the human spirit'.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Continues affter Twenty Minutes.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

André Previn (conductor)

Debussy: Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune

André Previn: Violin Concerto "Anne-Sophie".

The finest of Australia's young musicians join celebrated French pianist Hélène Grimaud in a concerto she describes as 'intensely dramatic and emotional'.

This special bank holiday matinee also includes the first UK performance of a work by Australian composer Carl Vine to mark his 50th birthday, and Shostakovich's youthful first symphony.

Presented by Chris de Souza.

Continues after Twenty minutes.

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

Australian Youth Orchestra

Lawrence Foster (conductor)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1.

Part 120040902

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

Joby Talbot, best known for his work with The Divine Comedy, owes the inspiration of tonight's new commission to the kind of wave that sneaks up on a smaller one in front, subsuming its energy and chasing you up the beach - ""You'll know when it comes"", the composer promises.

Alun Hoddinott's 75th birthday is celebrated with the concerto he wrote for tonight's soloist, a West End star sings Kurt Weill's Broadway songs, and the Prom finishes with the last of Shostakovich's war symphonies.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Ruthie Henshall (singer)

David Childs (euphonium)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Grant Llewellyn (conductor)

Joby Talbot: Sneaker Wave (BBC Commission; world premiere)

Weill: Prelude and Songs from ""Lady in the Dark"" - Prelude; One Life to Live; Princess of Pure Delight; My Ship; Saga of Jenny.

Part 120040902

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

Joby Talbot, best known for his work with The Divine Comedy, owes the inspiration of tonight's new commission to the kind of wave that sneaks up on a smaller one in front, subsuming its energy and chasing you up the beach - ""You'll know when it comes"", the composer promises.

Alun Hoddinott's 75th birthday is celebrated with the concerto he wrote for tonight's soloist, a West End star sings Kurt Weill's Broadway songs, and the Prom finishes with the last of Shostakovich's war symphonies.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Ruthie Henshall (singer)

David Childs (euphonium)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Grant Llewellyn (conductor)

Joby Talbot: Sneaker Wave (BBC Commission; world premiere)

Weill: Prelude and Songs from ""Lady in the Dark"" - Prelude; One Life to Live; Princess of Pure Delight; My Ship; Saga of Jenny.

Part 220040810

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

John Shea presents the second part of tonight's Prom featurng the Academy of Ancient Music.

Muffat: Sonata V in G major, from 'Armonico Tributo'

Bach: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Michael Chance (counter-tenor)

Rufus Müller (tenor)

Michael George (bass)

Academy of Ancient Music Chorus

Academy of Ancient Music

Conducted by Paul Goodwin.

Part 220040810

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

John Shea presents the second part of tonight's Prom featurng the Academy of Ancient Music.

Muffat: Sonata V in G major, from 'Armonico Tributo'

Bach: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Joanne Lunn (soprano)

Michael Chance (counter-tenor)

Rufus Müller (tenor)

Michael George (bass)

Academy of Ancient Music Chorus

Academy of Ancient Music

Conducted by Paul Goodwin.

Part 220040811

Introduced by Christopher Cook, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov conclude tonight's concert.

Mahler: Symphony No 7.

Part 220040811

Introduced by Christopher Cook, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov conclude tonight's concert.

Mahler: Symphony No 7.

Part 220040826

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi (semi-staged; sung in Italian)

Glyndebourne Festival OperaLONDON Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Gianni Schicchi....Alessandro Corbelli (baritone)

Lauretta....Sally Matthews (soprano)

Rinuccio....Massimo Giordano (tenor)

Nella....Olga Schalaewa (soprano)

La Ciesca....Marie McLaughlin (mezzo-soprano)

Zita....Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano)

Marco....Riccardo Novaro (Baritone)

Gherardino....TBC(treble)

Gherardo....Adrian Thompson (tenor)

Ser Amantio di Nicolao....Richard Mosley-Evans (baritone)

Betto di Signa....Maxim Mikhailov (bass)

Simone....Luigi Roni (bass)

Maestro Spinelloccio....Viacheslav Voynarovskiy (bass)

Pinellino....James Gower (bass)

Guccio....Robert Davies (bass).

Part 220040826

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi (semi-staged; sung in Italian)

Glyndebourne Festival OperaLONDON Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Gianni Schicchi....Alessandro Corbelli (baritone)

Lauretta....Sally Matthews (soprano)

Rinuccio....Massimo Giordano (tenor)

Nella....Olga Schalaewa (soprano)

La Ciesca....Marie McLaughlin (mezzo-soprano)

Zita....Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano)

Marco....Riccardo Novaro (Baritone)

Gherardino....TBC(treble)

Gherardo....Adrian Thompson (tenor)

Ser Amantio di Nicolao....Richard Mosley-Evans (baritone)

Betto di Signa....Maxim Mikhailov (bass)

Simone....Luigi Roni (bass)

Maestro Spinelloccio....Viacheslav Voynarovskiy (bass)

Pinellino....James Gower (bass)

Guccio....Robert Davies (bass).

Part 220040827

The conclusion of tonght's Prom.

Introduced by Piers Burton-Page, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Beethoven: Symphony No 3 (Eroica)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

Part 220040827

The conclusion of tonght's Prom.

Introduced by Piers Burton-Page, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Beethoven: Symphony No 3 (Eroica)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

Part 220040828

The conclusion of tonight's Prom.

Andreas Schmidt (baritone)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor)LONDON Voices (Men's Voices)

Orchestre de PARIS

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde.

Part 220040828

The conclusion of tonight's Prom.

Andreas Schmidt (baritone)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor)LONDON Voices (Men's Voices)

Orchestre de PARIS

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde.

Part 220040830

Introduced by Louise Fryer, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Andre Previn conclude tonight's Prom.

Prokofiev: Symphony No 5.

Live from the Albert Hall.

The Australian Youth Orchestra/Lawrence Foster conclude this afternoon's Prom.

Carl Vine: Celebrare Celeberrime (UK premiere)

Shostakovich: Symphony No 1.

Part 220040830

Introduced by Louise Fryer, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Andre Previn conclude tonight's Prom.

Prokofiev: Symphony No 5.

Live from the Albert Hall.

The Australian Youth Orchestra/Lawrence Foster conclude this afternoon's Prom.

Carl Vine: Celebrare Celeberrime (UK premiere)

Shostakovich: Symphony No 1.

Part 220040902

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON

David Childs (euphonium) and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Grant Llewellyn conclude tonight's Prom.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

David Childs (euphonium)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conducted by Grant Llewellyn

Alun Hoddinott: Euphonium Concerto (LONDON premiere)

Shostakovich: Symphony No 9.

Part 220040902

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON

David Childs (euphonium) and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Grant Llewellyn conclude tonight's Prom.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

David Childs (euphonium)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conducted by Grant Llewellyn

Alun Hoddinott: Euphonium Concerto (LONDON premiere)

Shostakovich: Symphony No 9.

Part 2. Introduced By Piers Burton-page. The London Sinfonietta/david Robertson Play Messiaen's Tura20040813

ngalila Symphony.

Part 2. Introduced By Piers Burton-page. The London Sinfonietta/david Robertson Play Messiaen's Tura20040813

ngalila Symphony.

Part 2: Humperdinck: Hansel And Gretel, Act 3. Jennifer Larmore (hansel), Rebecca Evans (gretel), Lo20040820

NDON Oratory School Chamber Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra/Jane Glover conclude tonight's Prom.

Part 1

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

Humperdinck, who was born 150 years ago, is celebrated mainly for a single work, tonight's opera.

It is a bitter-sweet fairytale of threatened innocence and vanquished evil, written with a delicious mixture of folk melodies and Wagnerian techniques.

Truly a gingerbread confection, sung at this Prom by some of opera's brightest stars.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Hansel....Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano)

Gretel....Rebecca Evans (soprano)

Mother....Elizabeth Connell (soprano)

Witch....Jane Henschel (mezzo-soprano)

Father....Alan Opie (baritone)

Dew Fairy....Gillian Keith (soprano)

Sandman....Mary Nelson (soprano)LONDON Oratory School Chamber Choir

BBC Concert Orchestra

Jane Glover (conductor)

Directed by David Edwards

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel (Acts I & II) (concert performance; sung in German)

Another chance to hear last Wednesday's Prom, which opens with Janacek's visionary cantata about a kingdom of the spirit governed by an eternal love, written on the eve of the First World War.

It's framed by Mozart's short Italian style opera-overture-cum-symphony and Mahler's darkly nocturnal symphony.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano)

John Daszak (tenor)LONDON Philharmonic Choir

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Mozart: Symphony No 32 in G major, K318

Janacek: The Eternal Gospel (sung in Czech)

Mahler: Symphony No 7.

Part 2: Humperdinck: Hansel And Gretel, Act 3. Jennifer Larmore (hansel), Rebecca Evans (gretel), Lo20040820

NDON Oratory School Chamber Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra/Jane Glover conclude tonight's Prom.

Part 1

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, LONDON.

Humperdinck, who was born 150 years ago, is celebrated mainly for a single work, tonight's opera.

It is a bitter-sweet fairytale of threatened innocence and vanquished evil, written with a delicious mixture of folk melodies and Wagnerian techniques.

Truly a gingerbread confection, sung at this Prom by some of opera's brightest stars.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Hansel....Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano)

Gretel....Rebecca Evans (soprano)

Mother....Elizabeth Connell (soprano)

Witch....Jane Henschel (mezzo-soprano)

Father....Alan Opie (baritone)

Dew Fairy....Gillian Keith (soprano)

Sandman....Mary Nelson (soprano)LONDON Oratory School Chamber Choir

BBC Concert Orchestra

Jane Glover (conductor)

Directed by David Edwards

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel (Acts I & II) (concert performance; sung in German)

Another chance to hear last Wednesday's Prom, which opens with Janacek's visionary cantata about a kingdom of the spirit governed by an eternal love, written on the eve of the First World War.

It's framed by Mozart's short Italian style opera-overture-cum-symphony and Mahler's darkly nocturnal symphony.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano)

John Daszak (tenor)LONDON Philharmonic Choir

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Mozart: Symphony No 32 in G major, K318

Janacek: The Eternal Gospel (sung in Czech)

Mahler: Symphony No 7.

Part 2: Petroc Trelawny Introduces The Concluding Half Of Tonight's All-czech Prom, Featuring Dvor&#20040808

225;k's The Spectre's Bride (sung in Czech) performed by the BBC SO/Jirí Belohlavek.

This season's bohemian theme continues with an all-Czech Prom - Janácek's fanfare-filled masterpiece, which owes its inspiration to a military band he heard playing in his adopted home town of Brno, is paired with Dvorák's rarely-heard oratorio which retells a grisly folk legend of a love that reaches out from beyond the grave.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Anda-Louise Bogza (soprano)

Peter Straka (tenor)

Ivan Kusnjer (baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlavek (conductor)

Janácek: Sinfonietta

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Part 2: Petroc Trelawny Introduces The Concluding Half Of Tonight's All-czech Prom, Featuring Dvor&#20040808

225;k's The Spectre's Bride (sung in Czech) performed by the BBC SO/Jirí Belohlavek.

This season's bohemian theme continues with an all-Czech Prom - Janácek's fanfare-filled masterpiece, which owes its inspiration to a military band he heard playing in his adopted home town of Brno, is paired with Dvorák's rarely-heard oratorio which retells a grisly folk legend of a love that reaches out from beyond the grave.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Anda-Louise Bogza (soprano)

Peter Straka (tenor)

Ivan Kusnjer (baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlavek (conductor)

Janácek: Sinfonietta

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Part 2: Tonight's Prom By The St Petersburg Philharmonic/yuri Temirkanov Concldues With Tchaikovsky'20040823

s Symphony No 5.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Part 2: Tonight's Prom By The St Petersburg Philharmonic/yuri Temirkanov Concldues With Tchaikovsky'20040823

s Symphony No 5.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Penny Gore Introduces Thhe Conclusion Of Tonight's Prrom.20040907

Ildiko Komlosi (mezzo-soprano)

John Tomlinson (bass)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Bartok: Duke Bluebeard's Castle.

Penny Gore Introduces Thhe Conclusion Of Tonight's Prrom.20040907

Ildiko Komlosi (mezzo-soprano)

John Tomlinson (bass)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Bartok: Duke Bluebeard's Castle.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle20040817

From the Victoria and Albert Museum in LONDON.

In the final Composer Portrait of the season, following the world premiere of his new work 'Three Brendel Settings' in tonight's Prom, Andrew Mcgregor talks to Sir Harrison Birtwistle about his life and music and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Refrains and Choruses, for wind quintet

Nocturnes from 'The Io Passion' for clarinet and string quartet

Nine Settings of Lorine Niedecker for soprano and cello

Amy Freston (soprano)

Contemporary Consort of the Royal College of Music.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle20040817

From the Victoria and Albert Museum in LONDON.

In the final Composer Portrait of the season, following the world premiere of his new work 'Three Brendel Settings' in tonight's Prom, Andrew Mcgregor talks to Sir Harrison Birtwistle about his life and music and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Refrains and Choruses, for wind quintet

Nocturnes from 'The Io Passion' for clarinet and string quartet

Nine Settings of Lorine Niedecker for soprano and cello

Amy Freston (soprano)

Contemporary Consort of the Royal College of Music.

Swedish Virtuoso Trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger Plays Hk Gruber's Charming Fusion Of Bach And The20040823

Beatles, and his compatriot Folke Rabe's tribute to the music of Mahler, first performed in a sardine factory.

They're framed by two symphonies - one by a Swedish contemporary of Mozart, and Beethoven's punchy fourth.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) *

Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Kraus: Symphony in C major, VB 138

Folke Rabe: Sardine Sarcophagus *

H K Gruber: Three MOB pieces *

Beethoven: Symphony No 4

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Swedish Virtuoso Trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger Plays Hk Gruber's Charming Fusion Of Bach And The20040823

Beatles, and his compatriot Folke Rabe's tribute to the music of Mahler, first performed in a sardine factory.

They're framed by two symphonies - one by a Swedish contemporary of Mozart, and Beethoven's punchy fourth.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) *

Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Kraus: Symphony in C major, VB 138

Folke Rabe: Sardine Sarcophagus *

H K Gruber: Three MOB pieces *

Beethoven: Symphony No 4

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and 'now playing' information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.

The Bbc So/john Adams Conclude Tonight's Prom With Premieres Of Two Of His Own Works.20040822

John Adams: Doctor Atomic - Easter Eve 1945 - UK Premiere; The Dharma at Big Sur - UK Premiere.

The Bbc So/john Adams Conclude Tonight's Prom With Premieres Of Two Of His Own Works.20040822

John Adams: Doctor Atomic - Easter Eve 1945 - UK Premiere; The Dharma at Big Sur - UK Premiere.

Three Uk Premieres Tonight As The Prolific American Composer John Adams Presents A Preview Of His Fo20040822

Three UK premieres tonight as the prolific American composer John Adams presents a preview of his forthcoming anti-NUCLEAR opera, alongside his arrangements of Charles Ives' songs and his electric tribute to California.

Ravel's evocative portrayal of bells tolling at noon in PARIS and McPhee's re-creation of Balinese gamelan music complete the eclectic mix.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Continues affter Twenty Minutes.

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Audra McDonald (soprano)

Tracey Silverman (electric violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Adams (conductor)

Ravel, orch Grainger: Miroirs - La Vallée des Cloches

McPhee: Tabuh-tabuhan

Ives, arr John Adams: Songs of Ragtime and Reminiscence - UK Premiere.

Three Uk Premieres Tonight As The Prolific American Composer John Adams Presents A Preview Of His Fo20040822

Three UK premieres tonight as the prolific American composer John Adams presents a preview of his forthcoming anti-NUCLEAR opera, alongside his arrangements of Charles Ives' songs and his electric tribute to California.

Ravel's evocative portrayal of bells tolling at noon in PARIS and McPhee's re-creation of Balinese gamelan music complete the eclectic mix.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Continues affter Twenty Minutes.

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Audra McDonald (soprano)

Tracey Silverman (electric violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Adams (conductor)

Ravel, orch Grainger: Miroirs - La Vallée des Cloches

McPhee: Tabuh-tabuhan

Ives, arr John Adams: Songs of Ragtime and Reminiscence - UK Premiere.

To Mark This Year's Anglo-french Celebration Of The Entente Cordiale, Les Arts Florissants And Willi20040909

am Christie present a concert marking the 300th anniversary of the death of Marc-Antoine Charpentier with a programme of sumptuous choral music.

Perhaps better known for his operas, Charpentier also wrote a huge amount of grand and intimate sacred works for his aristocratic patron, the devout Madamoiselle de Guise.

Presented by Lucie Skeaping.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Charpentier: Requiem (Messe pour les trépassés, H2+12+311) *;Messe pour plusieurs instruments au lieu des orgues, H513; Te Deum, H.146 +

Orlanda Velez Isidro (soprano) *+

Olga Pitarch (soprano) *+

Paul Agnew (tenor) *+

Jeffrey Thompson (tenor) *

Topi Lehtipuu (tenor) *+

Marc Mauillon (tenor) *

João Fernandes (bass) *+

Bertrand Bontoux (bass) *

Choir and Orchestra of Les Arts Florissants

William Christie (conductor).

To Mark This Year's Anglo-french Celebration Of The Entente Cordiale, Les Arts Florissants And Willi20040909

am Christie present a concert marking the 300th anniversary of the death of Marc-Antoine Charpentier with a programme of sumptuous choral music.

Perhaps better known for his operas, Charpentier also wrote a huge amount of grand and intimate sacred works for his aristocratic patron, the devout Madamoiselle de Guise.

Presented by Lucie Skeaping.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Charpentier: Requiem (Messe pour les trépassés, H2+12+311) *;Messe pour plusieurs instruments au lieu des orgues, H513; Te Deum, H.146 +

Orlanda Velez Isidro (soprano) *+

Olga Pitarch (soprano) *+

Paul Agnew (tenor) *+

Jeffrey Thompson (tenor) *

Topi Lehtipuu (tenor) *+

Marc Mauillon (tenor) *

João Fernandes (bass) *+

Bertrand Bontoux (bass) *

Choir and Orchestra of Les Arts Florissants

William Christie (conductor).

Tonight's Conductor Is Particularly Admired For His Interpretations Of The Music Of His Compatriot,20040812

Sibelius, and has made an acclaimed series of recordings of his symphonies.

The first half of the Prom features two Polish masterpieces, Szymanowski's folk-music inspired concerto and a luminous work by Lutoslawski, who died ten years ago.

Presented by Paul Guinery.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vanska (conductor)

Lutoslawski: Mi-parti

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 2 in D major.

Tonight's Conductor Is Particularly Admired For His Interpretations Of The Music Of His Compatriot,20040812

Sibelius, and has made an acclaimed series of recordings of his symphonies.

The first half of the Prom features two Polish masterpieces, Szymanowski's folk-music inspired concerto and a luminous work by Lutoslawski, who died ten years ago.

Presented by Paul Guinery.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

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Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vanska (conductor)

Lutoslawski: Mi-parti

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 2 in D major.

Tonight's Uk Premiere By Finnish 'spectralist' Composer Kaija Saariaho Is Typical Of Her Large-scale20040907

soundscapes - Orion is depicted as constellation, mythical hunter and demigod with eerie, icy effects painted against a serene glacial backdrop.

It's paired with Bartok's disturbing opera in which the murky secrets of the Duke's past are exposed when his wife Judith asks to see inside his seven-roomed castle.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and ""now playing"" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Kaija Saariaho: Orion (UK premiere).

Tonight's Uk Premiere By Finnish 'spectralist' Composer Kaija Saariaho Is Typical Of Her Large-scale20040907

soundscapes - Orion is depicted as constellation, mythical hunter and demigod with eerie, icy effects painted against a serene glacial backdrop.

It's paired with Bartok's disturbing opera in which the murky secrets of the Duke's past are exposed when his wife Judith asks to see inside his seven-roomed castle.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and ""now playing"" information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via Dab radio and Freeview.

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Kaija Saariaho: Orion (UK premiere).

William Dazeley (baritone), alfred Brendel (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra/christoph Von Dohnanyi Co20040817

nclude tonight's concert.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Three Brendel settings - There is something between us; A sheep addressed me as follows; As the unnamed awoke

(BBC Commission, first complete performance)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor'.

William Dazeley (baritone), alfred Brendel (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra/christoph Von Dohnanyi Co20040817

nclude tonight's concert.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Three Brendel settings - There is something between us; A sheep addressed me as follows; As the unnamed awoke

(BBC Commission, first complete performance)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor'.

67Part 120040905

The renowned BERLINer Philharmoniker returns to the Proms for the first of two concerts under the baton of its British Chief Conductor.

Joining them for the annual Proms performance of Beethoven's final symphonic masterpiece are Rattle's former choir and an international team of soloists.

In the first half, a landmark work which was premiered by tonight's orchestra back in 1928.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and 'now playing' information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.CHRISTIANe Oelze (soprano)

Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

John Relyea (bass)

City of BIRMINGHAM Symphony ChorusBERLINer Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Schoenberg: Variations for Orchestra, Op 31

Part 2: Tonight's Prom from the BERLINer Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle concludes with Beethoven's Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral'.

67Part 120040905

The renowned BERLINer Philharmoniker returns to the Proms for the first of two concerts under the baton of its British Chief Conductor.

Joining them for the annual Proms performance of Beethoven's final symphonic masterpiece are Rattle's former choir and an international team of soloists.

In the first half, a landmark work which was premiered by tonight's orchestra back in 1928.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Continues after Twenty Minutes.

Programme notes, composer and artist profiles and 'now playing' information for each main evening Prom are available on LiveText via DAB radio and Freeview.CHRISTIANe Oelze (soprano)

Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

John Relyea (bass)

City of BIRMINGHAM Symphony ChorusBERLINer Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Schoenberg: Variations for Orchestra, Op 31

Part 2: Tonight's Prom from the BERLINer Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle concludes with Beethoven's Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral'.