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Tommy Pearson presents another chance to hear last Friday's Prom.

The Philharmonia Orchestra and principle conductor Christoph von Dohnányi are joined by the young soloist Christian Tetzlaff in Mozart's folk-inspired Violin Concerto No 3.

Followed by Mahler's heart-rending fifth symphony, written for his wife as an expression of their love.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 3 in Gm, K216

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp m

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)

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Tommy Pearson presents another chance to hear last Friday's Prom.

The Philharmonia Orchestra and principle conductor Christoph von Dohnányi are joined by the young soloist Christian Tetzlaff in Mozart's folk-inspired Violin Concerto No 3.

Followed by Mahler's heart-rending fifth symphony, written for his wife as an expression of their love.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 3 in Gm, K216

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp m

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)

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The second part of this spectacular day of music-making features two new works.

There's a violin concerto, written for Viktoria Mullova and inspired by a Lemn Sissay poem, and a new work created by Between the Notes, members of BBC Symphony Orchestra and student musicians in workshops.

The young players join in a huge performance of The Pines of Rome.

Bernstein: Candide - overture

Fraser Trainer: For the Living (Violin Concerto, world premiere)

Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

New work: Invisible Lines

Respighi: The Pines of Rome

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

Between the Notes

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Musicians from

Berkshire Young Musicians' Trust Ensemble

Cheltenham Music Festival Youth Ensemble

Southampton Youth Orchestra

The Sage Gateshead Weekend School

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

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The second part of this spectacular day of music-making features two new works.

There's a violin concerto, written for Viktoria Mullova and inspired by a Lemn Sissay poem, and a new work created by Between the Notes, members of BBC Symphony Orchestra and student musicians in workshops.

The young players join in a huge performance of The Pines of Rome after the interval.

Bernstein: Candide - overture

Fraser Trainer: For the Living (Violin Concerto, world premiere)

Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

New work: Invisible Lines

Respighi: The Pines of Rome

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

Between the Notes

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Musicians from

Berkshire Young Musicians' Trust Ensemble

Cheltenham Music Festival Youth Ensemble

Southampton Youth Orchestra

The Sage Gateshead Weekend School

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Proms celebrate the rich sound of the violin live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Featuring the Northern Sinfonia, under music director and violinist Thomas Zehetmair, with works for single and multiple violins.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

JS Bach: Partita No 3 in E, BWV 1006, for solo violin; Preludio and Gavotte en Rondeau

Hartmann: Sonata No 2 for solo violin (2nd & 3rd mvts); Variationen über eine rhythmische Idee äußerst lebhafte Halbe; Sehr langsame Achtel mit viel Empfindung

Bartok: Duos, for two violins (selection)

Vivaldi: Concerto in Bm for four violins and cello, Op 3, No 10, RV 580

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Britten: Simple Symphony

Jennifer Pike, Viktoria Mullova, Bradley Creswick, Kyra Humphreys, Peter Campbell-Kelly (violin)

Alexander Somov (cello)

Northern Sinfonia

Thomas Zehetmair (violin, conductor).

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The violin extravaganza ends in a colourful celebration featuring Scots fiddlers and gypsy musicians from Hungary.

After their huge success at the 2001 Proms, world renowned virtuoso Roby Lakatos and his band return with their fiery passion and intensity.

Presented by Tommy Pearson, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Blazin' Fiddles

Roby Lakatos Ensemble.

Continuing the celebration of the violin, with the BBC SO, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Presented by Tommy Pearson

2005073020050805

The second part of this spectacular day of music-making features two new works.

There's a violin concerto, written for Viktoria Mullova and inspired by a Lemn Sissay poem, and a new work created by Between the Notes, members of BBC Symphony Orchestra and student musicians in workshops.

The young players join in a huge performance of The Pines of Rome.

Bernstein: Candide - overture

Fraser Trainer: For the Living (Violin Concerto, world premiere)

Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

New work: Invisible Lines

Respighi: The Pines of Rome

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

Between the Notes

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Musicians from

Berkshire Young Musicians' Trust Ensemble

Cheltenham Music Festival Youth Ensemble

Southampton Youth Orchestra

The Sage Gateshead Weekend School

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

2005073020050805

The second part of this spectacular day of music-making features two new works.

There's a violin concerto, written for Viktoria Mullova and inspired by a Lemn Sissay poem, and a new work created by Between the Notes, members of BBC Symphony Orchestra and student musicians in workshops.

The young players join in a huge performance of The Pines of Rome after the interval.

Bernstein: Candide - overture

Fraser Trainer: For the Living (Violin Concerto, world premiere)

Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

New work: Invisible Lines

Respighi: The Pines of Rome

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

Between the Notes

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Musicians from

Berkshire Young Musicians' Trust Ensemble

Cheltenham Music Festival Youth Ensemble

Southampton Youth Orchestra

The Sage Gateshead Weekend School

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The Proms celebrate the rich sound of the violin live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Featuring the Northern Sinfonia, under music director and violinist Thomas Zehetmair, with works for single and multiple violins.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

JS Bach: Partita No 3 in E, BWV 1006, for solo violin; Preludio and Gavotte en Rondeau

Hartmann: Sonata No 2 for solo violin (2nd & 3rd mvts); Variationen über eine rhythmische Idee äußerst lebhafte Halbe; Sehr langsame Achtel mit viel Empfindung

Bartok: Duos, for two violins (selection)

Vivaldi: Concerto in Bm for four violins and cello, Op 3, No 10, RV 580

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Britten: Simple Symphony

Jennifer Pike, Viktoria Mullova, Bradley Creswick, Kyra Humphreys, Peter Campbell-Kelly (violin)

Alexander Somov (cello)

Northern Sinfonia

Thomas Zehetmair (violin, conductor).

2005073020050804

The violin extravaganza ends in a colourful celebration featuring Scots fiddlers and gypsy musicians from Hungary.

After their huge success at the 2001 Proms, world renowned virtuoso Roby Lakatos and his band return with their fiery passion and intensity.

Presented by Tommy Pearson, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Blazin' Fiddles

Roby Lakatos Ensemble.

Continuing the celebration of the violin, with the BBC SO, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Presented by Tommy Pearson

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Presented by John Shea, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Shakespeare has inspired artists and musicians the world over, and Berlioz was no exception.

For their first Prom of the season, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs his dramatic work based on Shakespeare's most famous love story.

The rich scoring, brilliant orchestration and passionate intensity of the piece confirm Berlioz's reputation as the romantic artist par excellence.

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet (sung in French)

Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano)

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor)

John Relyea (bass)

London Symphony Chorus

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

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Presented by John Shea, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Shakespeare has inspired artists and musicians the world over, and Berlioz was no exception.

For their first Prom of the season, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs his dramatic work based on Shakespeare's most famous love story.

The rich scoring, brilliant orchestration and passionate intensity of the piece confirm Berlioz's reputation as the romantic artist par excellence.

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet (sung in French)

Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano)

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor)

John Relyea (bass)

London Symphony Chorus

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

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The second part of the Proms concert focuses on Brahms' monumental piano concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

For the UK premiere of his Four Pieces for Orchestra, Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen has found an enthusiastic champion in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's principal conductor, who is fascinated by the work's fragile and intimate qualities.

The programme also features Sibelius' genial symphony and Brahms' monumental piano concerto.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Sibelius: Symphony No 3 in C

Hans Abrahamsen: Four Pieces for Orchestra (UK premiere)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat

Nelson Freire (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

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The second part of the Proms concert focuses on Brahms' monumental piano concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

For the UK premiere of his Four Pieces for Orchestra, Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen has found an enthusiastic champion in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's principal conductor, who is fascinated by the work's fragile and intimate qualities.

The programme also features Sibelius' genial symphony and Brahms' monumental piano concerto.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Sibelius: Symphony No 3 in C

Hans Abrahamsen: Four Pieces for Orchestra (UK premiere)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat

Nelson Freire (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Verity Sharp.

To celebrate what would have been the 80th birthday of pioneering Italian composer Luciano Berio, his folk-inspired choral masterpiece, based on texts by exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, is paired with the suite from Kurt Weill's 1920s showpiece The Threepenny Opera.

Weill: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik

Berio: Coro

London Sinfonietta Voices

London Sinfonietta

Diego Masson (conductor).

The second half of the live Proms Concert features Rameau's Dardanus and Handel's Water Music suite.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

For its first UK appearance, the San Francisco-based period ensemble continues the Proms season's sea theme with Handel's brilliant suite written for a royal barge party on the River Thames, plus excerpts from early and late operas by Rameau and from two great Handel oratorios.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Rameau: Les Paladins - suite

Handel: Semele - Where'er you Walk

Handel: Jephtha - Waft Her, Angels; His Mighty Arm

Rameau: Dardanus- Chaconne

Prelude and Air 'Lieux funestes'

Recitative and Ariette Où suis-je?

Hâtons-nous; courons à la gloire

Handel: Water Music - Suite in F

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Verity Sharp.

To celebrate what would have been the 80th birthday of pioneering Italian composer Luciano Berio, his folk-inspired choral masterpiece, based on texts by exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, is paired with the suite from Kurt Weill's 1920s showpiece The Threepenny Opera.

Weill: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik

Berio: Coro

London Sinfonietta Voices

London Sinfonietta

Diego Masson (conductor).

The second half of the live Proms Concert features Rameau's Dardanus and Handel's Water Music suite.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

For its first UK appearance, the San Francisco-based period ensemble continues the Proms season's sea theme with Handel's brilliant suite written for a royal barge party on the River Thames, plus excerpts from early and late operas by Rameau and from two great Handel oratorios.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Rameau: Les Paladins - suite

Handel: Semele - Where'er you Walk

Handel: Jephtha - Waft Her, Angels; His Mighty Arm

Rameau: Dardanus- Chaconne

Prelude and Air 'Lieux funestes'

Recitative and Ariette Où suis-je?

Hâtons-nous; courons à la gloire

Handel: Water Music - Suite in F

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

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The Ravi Shankar Proms Concert continues with a traditional sequence of ragas.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Ravi Shankar, the legendary ambassador of Indian Classical Music, makes his Proms debut at the age of 85.

His daughter and protégée Anoushka joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform his Sitar Concerto No.1, before the pair team up for a sequence of ragas.

The concert begins with Delhi-born composer Param Vir's 1994 orchestral work based on the story of Milarepa, the 11th-century Tibetan saint.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Param Vir: Horse Tooth White Rock

Ravi Shankar: Sitar Concerto No 1

Trad (Indian) Sandhya (evening) ragas

Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar (sitar)

Tanmoy Bose (tabla)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jurjen Hempel (conductor)

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The Ravi Shankar Proms Concert continues with a traditional sequence of ragas.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Ravi Shankar, the legendary ambassador of Indian Classical Music, makes his Proms debut at the age of 85.

His daughter and protégée Anoushka joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform his Sitar Concerto No.1, before the pair team up for a sequence of ragas.

The concert begins with Delhi-born composer Param Vir's 1994 orchestral work based on the story of Milarepa, the 11th-century Tibetan saint.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Param Vir: Horse Tooth White Rock

Ravi Shankar: Sitar Concerto No 1

Trad (Indian) Sandhya (evening) ragas

Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar (sitar)

Tanmoy Bose (tabla)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jurjen Hempel (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

A Proms debut for this period instrument ensemble founded in the former East Germany, in a programme featuring what might be called Telemann's Water Music - a Suite depicting the ebb and flow of the Hamburg tide.

A selection of Handel arias and duets and a festive orchestral suite by Bach complete the programme.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.

Telemann: Suite in C, Hamburger Ebb und Flut

Handel: Rinaldo, Recitative and Duet, Adorato mio sposo; Prelude and Aria, Cara sposa, amante cara; Accompanied Recitative; Aria, Dunque i lacci d'un volto.

Handel: Theodora, Sinfonia and Duet, To thee, thou glorious son of worth

Bach: Suite No 4 in D, BWV 1069

Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano)

Daniel Taylor (counter-tenor)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

In the second part of tonight's concert, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Jac van Steen, perform Stravinsky's Petrushka (1947 version).

With its new Principal Guest conductor at the helm, the BBC NOW premieres a concerto, dark-hued and autumnal in colouring, by the young Welsh composer Huw Watkins, with two ballet scores written for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes: Dukas' fairy-tale inspired adventure and Stravinsky's tale of the Russian fairground puppet, Petrushka.

Presented by John Shea.

Dukas: La Péri

Huw Watkins: Double Concerto for viola and cello (world premiere)

Philip Dukes (viola)

Josephine Knight (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall.

Another chance to hear the BBC National Orchestra of Wales premiere a concerto, dark-hued and autumnal in colouring, by the young Welsh composer Huw Watkins.

Plus two ballet scores written for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes - Dukas' fairytale-inspired adventure and Stravinsky's tale of the Russian fairground puppet, Petrushka.

Presented by John Shea.

Dukas: La Péri

Huw Watkins: Double Concerto for viola and cello (world premiere)

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)

Philip Dukes (viola)

Josephine Knight (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

2005080420050811

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

A Proms debut for this period instrument ensemble founded in the former East Germany, in a programme featuring what might be called Telemann's Water Music - a Suite depicting the ebb and flow of the Hamburg tide.

A selection of Handel arias and duets and a festive orchestral suite by Bach complete the programme.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.

Telemann: Suite in C, Hamburger Ebb und Flut

Handel: Rinaldo, Recitative and Duet, Adorato mio sposo; Prelude and Aria, Cara sposa, amante cara; Accompanied Recitative; Aria, Dunque i lacci d'un volto.

Handel: Theodora, Sinfonia and Duet, To thee, thou glorious son of worth

Bach: Suite No 4 in D, BWV 1069

Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano)

Daniel Taylor (counter-tenor)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

In the second part of tonight's concert, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Jac van Steen, perform Stravinsky's Petrushka (1947 version).

With its new Principal Guest conductor at the helm, the BBC NOW premieres a concerto, dark-hued and autumnal in colouring, by the young Welsh composer Huw Watkins, with two ballet scores written for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes: Dukas' fairy-tale inspired adventure and Stravinsky's tale of the Russian fairground puppet, Petrushka.

Presented by John Shea.

Dukas: La Péri

Huw Watkins: Double Concerto for viola and cello (world premiere)

Philip Dukes (viola)

Josephine Knight (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall.

Another chance to hear the BBC National Orchestra of Wales premiere a concerto, dark-hued and autumnal in colouring, by the young Welsh composer Huw Watkins.

Plus two ballet scores written for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes - Dukas' fairytale-inspired adventure and Stravinsky's tale of the Russian fairground puppet, Petrushka.

Presented by John Shea.

Dukas: La Péri

Huw Watkins: Double Concerto for viola and cello (world premiere)

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)

Philip Dukes (viola)

Josephine Knight (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Fiona Talkington.

Another chance to hear the young Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel making his Proms debut (replacing the indisposed Neeme Järvi) in a wide-ranging programme, including Tchaikovsky's fantasy on a Dante love story, Mahler's collection of Friedrich Rückert poem settings about love and death, and Sibelius' triumphal fifth symphony.

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder

Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)

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Fiona Talkington presents the second part of tonight's performance by the Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra performing work by Tubin and Sibelius.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

On his last tour after more than two decades as Principal Conductor of tonight's orchestra, Neeme Järvi celebrates the centenary of fellow Estonian Eduard Tubin in a wide-ranging programme, including Tchaikovsky's fantasy on a Dante love story, Mahler's collection of Friedrich Rückert poem settings about love and death, and Sibelius's triumphal fifth symphony.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)

Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra

Neeme Järvi (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Fiona Talkington.

Another chance to hear the young Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel making his Proms debut (replacing the indisposed Neeme Järvi) in a wide-ranging programme, including Tchaikovsky's fantasy on a Dante love story, Mahler's collection of Friedrich Rückert poem settings about love and death, and Sibelius' triumphal fifth symphony.

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder

Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)

2005080520050812

Fiona Talkington presents the second part of tonight's performance by the Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra performing work by Tubin and Sibelius.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

On his last tour after more than two decades as Principal Conductor of tonight's orchestra, Neeme Järvi celebrates the centenary of fellow Estonian Eduard Tubin in a wide-ranging programme, including Tchaikovsky's fantasy on a Dante love story, Mahler's collection of Friedrich Rückert poem settings about love and death, and Sibelius's triumphal fifth symphony.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)

Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra

Neeme Järvi (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Tommy Pearson presents the last part of a performance by The National Youth Orchestra.

Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In their annual visit to the Proms, the talented young players of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain perform an all-English programme.

There's an exotic showpiece for Orchestra by the Orchestra's Composer in Residence, and Tippett's set of dances in celebration of nature, followed by Elgar's grandiose first symphonic outing.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

Paul Patterson: Orchestra on Parade (London premiere)

Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage, Ritual Dances

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Tommy Pearson presents the last part of a performance by The National Youth Orchestra.

Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In their annual visit to the Proms, the talented young players of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain perform an all-English programme.

There's an exotic showpiece for Orchestra by the Orchestra's Composer in Residence, and Tippett's set of dances in celebration of nature, followed by Elgar's grandiose first symphonic outing.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

Paul Patterson: Orchestra on Parade (London premiere)

Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage, Ritual Dances

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Second part of the Proms concert, presented by Penny Gore, focusing on Mahler's fairytale cantata.

Mahler: Das klagende Lied (original version; sung in German)

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Penny Gore.

Berg's intensely dramatic, highly complex, and only purely orchestral work is set alongside Mahler's fairy-tale cantata (after the interval), performed in its original three-part version for huge choral and orchestral forces.

The marvellous mingles with the macabre in this dramatic piece Mahler started in his teens - based on castles, queens and a magic flute!

Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op 6

Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano)

Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano)

Johan Botha (tenor)

Mark Delavan (baritone)

The Boys of King's College, Cambridge

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

Second part of the concert celebrating Africa 05, American vocalist Bobby McFerrin is joined by the jazz ensemble Impure Thoughts and the African Children's Choir.

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Celebrating Africa 05, the American multi-vocalist Bobby McFerrin, who wowed the Royal Albert Hall audience in his Proms debut two years ago, is joined by the jazz ensemble Impure Thoughts, led by pianist Michael Wolff, and the extraordinary combination of vocal talent that is the African Children's Choir.

Bobby McFerrin (vocalist)

African Children's Choir

Michael Wolff (piano) & Impure Thoughts

Badal Roy (tablas)

Mike Clark (drums)

John B Williams (bass)

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Presented by John Shea, from the Royal Albert Hall.

Shakespeare has inspired artists and musicians the world over, and Berlioz was no exception.

For their first Prom of the season, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs his dramatic work based on Shakespeare's most famous love story.

The rich scoring, brilliant orchestration and passionate intensity of the piece confirm Berlioz's reputation as the romantic artist par excellence.

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet (sung in French)

Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano)

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor)

John Relyea (bass)

London Symphony Chorus

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

2005080720050809

Second part of the Proms concert, presented by Penny Gore, focusing on Mahler's fairytale cantata.

Mahler: Das klagende Lied (original version; sung in German)

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Penny Gore.

Berg's intensely dramatic, highly complex, and only purely orchestral work is set alongside Mahler's fairy-tale cantata (after the interval), performed in its original three-part version for huge choral and orchestral forces.

The marvellous mingles with the macabre in this dramatic piece Mahler started in his teens - based on castles, queens and a magic flute!

Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op 6

Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano)

Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano)

Johan Botha (tenor)

Mark Delavan (baritone)

The Boys of King's College, Cambridge

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

Second part of the concert celebrating Africa 05, American vocalist Bobby McFerrin is joined by the jazz ensemble Impure Thoughts and the African Children's Choir.

Evening

Morning

Afternoon.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Celebrating Africa 05, the American multi-vocalist Bobby McFerrin, who wowed the Royal Albert Hall audience in his Proms debut two years ago, is joined by the jazz ensemble Impure Thoughts, led by pianist Michael Wolff, and the extraordinary combination of vocal talent that is the African Children's Choir.

Bobby McFerrin (vocalist)

African Children's Choir

Michael Wolff (piano) & Impure Thoughts

Badal Roy (tablas)

Mike Clark (drums)

John B Williams (bass)

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Presented by John Shea, from the Royal Albert Hall.

Shakespeare has inspired artists and musicians the world over, and Berlioz was no exception.

For their first Prom of the season, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs his dramatic work based on Shakespeare's most famous love story.

The rich scoring, brilliant orchestration and passionate intensity of the piece confirm Berlioz's reputation as the romantic artist par excellence.

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet (sung in French)

Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano)

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor)

John Relyea (bass)

London Symphony Chorus

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

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The second part of the Proms concert, given by the BBC Scottish SO.

Holst: The Planets, concluding with Colin Matthews' Pluto.

Tippett's lyrical concerto continues his centenary celebrations.

It's framed in this all-English programme by Vaughan Williams' tribute to Thomas Tallis and, after the interval, Holst's largest orchestral work, inspired by his fascination with astrology, and concluding with the missing planet added by Colin Matthews in 2000.

Presented by Paul Guinery, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Tippett: Piano Concerto

Steven Osborne (piano)

New London Chamber Choir (women's voices)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

(Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, London.

For the UK premiere of his Four Pieces for Orchestra, Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen has found an enthusiastic champion in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's principal conductor, who is fascinated by the work's fragile and intimate qualities.

The programme also features Sibelius' genial symphony and Brahms' monumental piano concerto.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Sibelius: Symphony No 3 in C

Hans Abrahamsen: Four Pieces for Orchestra (UK premiere)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat

Nelson Freire (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

2005080820050811

The second part of the Proms concert, given by the BBC Scottish SO.

Holst: The Planets, concluding with Colin Matthews' Pluto.

Tippett's lyrical concerto continues his centenary celebrations.

It's framed in this all-English programme by Vaughan Williams' tribute to Thomas Tallis and, after the interval, Holst's largest orchestral work, inspired by his fascination with astrology, and concluding with the missing planet added by Colin Matthews in 2000.

Presented by Paul Guinery, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Tippett: Piano Concerto

Steven Osborne (piano)

New London Chamber Choir (women's voices)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

(Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, London.

For the UK premiere of his Four Pieces for Orchestra, Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen has found an enthusiastic champion in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's principal conductor, who is fascinated by the work's fragile and intimate qualities.

The programme also features Sibelius' genial symphony and Brahms' monumental piano concerto.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Sibelius: Symphony No 3 in C

Hans Abrahamsen: Four Pieces for Orchestra (UK premiere)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat

Nelson Freire (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

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The second part of the Proms concert by the The BBC Concert Orchestra focuses on works by Stanford and Elgar.

Stanford: Songs of the Sea

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Warwick Thompson.

In its second Prom of the season, the BBC Concert Orchestra acknowledges this year's sea theme with highlights from Constant Lambert's wartime film score and Stanford's celebration of Britain's glorious naval past.

The rarely performed violin concerto by long-neglected Black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Elgar's beloved orchestral variations, completes this feast of British music.

Lambert: Merchant Seamen - suite

Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto

Philippe Graffin (violin)

Mark Stone (baritone)

The London Chorus (men's voices)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, London.

For its first UK appearance, the San Francisco-based period ensemble continues the Proms season's sea theme with Handel's brilliant suite written for a royal barge party on the River Thames, plus excerpts from early and late operas by Rameau and from two great Handel oratorios.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Rameau: Les Paladins - suite

Handel: Semele - Where'er you Walk

Handel: Jephtha - Waft Her, Angels; His Mighty Arm

Rameau: Dardanus- Chaconne

Prelude and Air 'Lieux funestes'

Recitative and Ariette Où suis-je?

Hâtons-nous; courons à la gloire

Handel: Water Music - Suite in F

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

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The second part of the Proms concert by the The BBC Concert Orchestra focuses on works by Stanford and Elgar.

Stanford: Songs of the Sea

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Warwick Thompson.

In its second Prom of the season, the BBC Concert Orchestra acknowledges this year's sea theme with highlights from Constant Lambert's wartime film score and Stanford's celebration of Britain's glorious naval past.

The rarely performed violin concerto by long-neglected Black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Elgar's beloved orchestral variations, completes this feast of British music.

Lambert: Merchant Seamen - suite

Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto

Philippe Graffin (violin)

Mark Stone (baritone)

The London Chorus (men's voices)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

2005080920050810

From the Royal Albert Hall, London.

For its first UK appearance, the San Francisco-based period ensemble continues the Proms season's sea theme with Handel's brilliant suite written for a royal barge party on the River Thames, plus excerpts from early and late operas by Rameau and from two great Handel oratorios.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Rameau: Les Paladins - suite

Handel: Semele - Where'er you Walk

Handel: Jephtha - Waft Her, Angels; His Mighty Arm

Rameau: Dardanus- Chaconne

Prelude and Air 'Lieux funestes'

Recitative and Ariette Où suis-je?

Hâtons-nous; courons à la gloire

Handel: Water Music - Suite in F

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A Proms debut and a sparkling programme for a versatile chamber orchestra beginning with Beethoven's mythical overture and Tippet's tribute to British music through the ages.

Soprano Kate Royal, winner of last year's Ferrier Award, joins them for two timeless Mozart arias, and the evening concludes with Beethoven's Little F major.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus - overture

Tippett: Divertimento on Sellingers Round

Mozart: Concert arias; Bella mia fiamma; Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia

Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F

Kate Royal (soprano)

Manchester Camerata

Douglas Boyd (conductor)

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The second part of the Proms concert by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin spotlights Bruckner's epic Symphony No.

6 in A.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Christopher Cook.

The Korean composer Unsuk Chin gained worldwide recognition last year when she won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award.

Her song cycle, with words from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, receives its European premiere.

Also on the menu, the overture to Weber's magical masterpiece and, after the interval, Bruckner's epic 6th Symphony.

Weber: Der Freischütz - overture

Unsuk Chin: Snags & Snarls (Suite from Alice in Wonderland, European premiere)

Christiane Oelze (soprano)

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Kent Nagano (conductor)

2005081020050817

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A Proms debut and a sparkling programme for a versatile chamber orchestra beginning with Beethoven's mythical overture and Tippet's tribute to British music through the ages.

Soprano Kate Royal, winner of last year's Ferrier Award, joins them for two timeless Mozart arias, and the evening concludes with Beethoven's Little F major.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus - overture

Tippett: Divertimento on Sellingers Round

Mozart: Concert arias; Bella mia fiamma; Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia

Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F

Kate Royal (soprano)

Manchester Camerata

Douglas Boyd (conductor)

2005081020050815

The second part of the Proms concert by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin spotlights Bruckner's epic Symphony No.

6 in A.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Christopher Cook.

The Korean composer Unsuk Chin gained worldwide recognition last year when she won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award.

Her song cycle, with words from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, receives its European premiere.

Also on the menu, the overture to Weber's magical masterpiece and, after the interval, Bruckner's epic 6th Symphony.

Weber: Der Freischütz - overture

Unsuk Chin: Snags & Snarls (Suite from Alice in Wonderland, European premiere)

Christiane Oelze (soprano)

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Kent Nagano (conductor)

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The concert by the BBC SO, featuring a brief overview of the German symphonic tradition, continues.

Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude to Act 1

Hartmann: Symphony No 6

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Martin Handley.

A brief overview of the German symphonic tradition, including an overture 'full of tears' and the last piece Beethoven was ever to perform as a pianist in public.

Anniversary composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann's stirring and dramatic 6th Symphony promises to steal the show, conducted by one of the foremost champions of his music - Ingo Metzmacher.

Brahms: Tragic Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G

Gianluca Cascioli (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

(Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes)

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The concert by the BBC SO, featuring a brief overview of the German symphonic tradition, continues.

Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude to Act 1

Hartmann: Symphony No 6

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Martin Handley.

A brief overview of the German symphonic tradition, including an overture 'full of tears' and the last piece Beethoven was ever to perform as a pianist in public.

Anniversary composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann's stirring and dramatic 6th Symphony promises to steal the show, conducted by one of the foremost champions of his music - Ingo Metzmacher.

Brahms: Tragic Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G

Gianluca Cascioli (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

(Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes)

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The live Proms concert by the Danish RSO continues with Carl Nielsen's life-affirming fifth symphony.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Fiona Talkington.

The bicentenary of one of the world's most famous storytellers, Hans Christian Andersen, is celebrated with a specially commissioned work based on his tale of sacrifice, unconditional love and watery death, The Little Mermaid.

The Danish connections continue with Grieg's popular concerto (which he composed just outside Copenhagen) and, after the interval, Carl Nielsen's life-affirming fifth symphony.

Bent Sørensen: The Little Mermaid (world premiere)

Grieg: Piano Concerto in Am

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Gert Henning-Jensen (tenor)

Lars Vogt (piano)

Danish National Girls Choir/DR

Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

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The live Proms concert by the Danish RSO continues with Carl Nielsen's life-affirming fifth symphony.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Fiona Talkington.

The bicentenary of one of the world's most famous storytellers, Hans Christian Andersen, is celebrated with a specially commissioned work based on his tale of sacrifice, unconditional love and watery death, The Little Mermaid.

The Danish connections continue with Grieg's popular concerto (which he composed just outside Copenhagen) and, after the interval, Carl Nielsen's life-affirming fifth symphony.

Bent Sørensen: The Little Mermaid (world premiere)

Grieg: Piano Concerto in Am

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Gert Henning-Jensen (tenor)

Lars Vogt (piano)

Danish National Girls Choir/DR

Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Continuing the nationwide Africa 05 season, sensational Senegalese singer-songwriter and UN representative Baaba Maal, along with his band Daande Lenol (Voice of the People), presents a programme of traditional and modern music which combines a celebration of African culture with a powerful political message.

Presented by Fiona Talkington

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

In the concluding part of tonight's prom, Edward Seckerson presents the Ulster Orchestra performing Beethoven's Symphony No 5 in Cm.

Mendelssohn's magical music for Shakespeare's play takes centre stage in this year's fairytale celebrations.

Only 17 when he wrote the overture, Mendelssohn recaptured all its youthful freshness years later when he was commissioned by the King of Prussia to supply a complete set of instrumental music for the play.

Beethoven's heroic symphony forms a fitting conclusion to the concert.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music, sung in English

Mary Nelson (soprano)

Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano)

Methodist College Belfast Girls' Choir

Ulster Orchestra

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

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In their annual visit to the Proms, the talented young players of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain perform an all-English programme.

There's an exotic showpiece for Orchestra by the Orchestra's Composer in Residence, and Tippett's set of dances in celebration of nature, followed by Elgar's grandiose first symphonic outing.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

Paul Patterson: Orchestra on Parade (London premiere)

Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage, Ritual Dances

Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Continuing the nationwide Africa 05 season, sensational Senegalese singer-songwriter and UN representative Baaba Maal, along with his band Daande Lenol (Voice of the People), presents a programme of traditional and modern music which combines a celebration of African culture with a powerful political message.

Presented by Fiona Talkington

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

In the concluding part of tonight's prom, Edward Seckerson presents the Ulster Orchestra performing Beethoven's Symphony No 5 in Cm.

Mendelssohn's magical music for Shakespeare's play takes centre stage in this year's fairytale celebrations.

Only 17 when he wrote the overture, Mendelssohn recaptured all its youthful freshness years later when he was commissioned by the King of Prussia to supply a complete set of instrumental music for the play.

Beethoven's heroic symphony forms a fitting conclusion to the concert.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music, sung in English

Mary Nelson (soprano)

Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano)

Methodist College Belfast Girls' Choir

Ulster Orchestra

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

2005081320050815

In their annual visit to the Proms, the talented young players of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain perform an all-English programme.

There's an exotic showpiece for Orchestra by the Orchestra's Composer in Residence, and Tippett's set of dances in celebration of nature, followed by Elgar's grandiose first symphonic outing.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

Paul Patterson: Orchestra on Parade (London premiere)

Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage, Ritual Dances

Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Paul Guinery presents the concluding part of a performance by Daniel Barenboim's orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians.

They perform Mahler's titanic first symphony, No 1 in D.

Daniel Barenboim's groundbreaking orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians make a welcome return to the Proms with a work bearing Mozart's trademark, aptly bringing together soloists from the orchestra in a fascinating musical dialogue, and Mahler's titanic first symphony.

Presented by Paul Guinery.

Mozart (attrib.): Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn, K297b

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Penny Gore.

Berg's intensely dramatic, highly complex, and only purely orchestral work is set alongside Mahler's fairy-tale cantata, performed in its original three-part version for huge choral and orchestral forces.

The marvellous mingles with the macabre in this dramatic piece Mahler started in his teens - based on castles, queens and a magic flute!

Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op 6

Mahler: Das klagende Lied (original version; sung in German)

Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano)

Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano)

Johan Botha (tenor)

Mark Delavan (baritone)

The Boys of King's College, Cambridge

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Paul Guinery presents the concluding part of a performance by Daniel Barenboim's orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians.

They perform Mahler's titanic first symphony, No 1 in D.

Daniel Barenboim's groundbreaking orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians make a welcome return to the Proms with a work bearing Mozart's trademark, aptly bringing together soloists from the orchestra in a fascinating musical dialogue, and Mahler's titanic first symphony.

Presented by Paul Guinery.

Mozart (attrib.): Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn, K297b

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Penny Gore.

Berg's intensely dramatic, highly complex, and only purely orchestral work is set alongside Mahler's fairy-tale cantata, performed in its original three-part version for huge choral and orchestral forces.

The marvellous mingles with the macabre in this dramatic piece Mahler started in his teens - based on castles, queens and a magic flute!

Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op 6

Mahler: Das klagende Lied (original version; sung in German)

Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano)

Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano)

Johan Botha (tenor)

Mark Delavan (baritone)

The Boys of King's College, Cambridge

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

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Tippett's lyrical concerto continues his centenary celebrations.

It's framed in this all-English programme by Vaughan Williams' tribute to Thomas Tallis and Holst's largest orchestral work, inspired by his fascination with astrology, and concluding with the missing planet added by Colin Matthews in 2000.

Presented by Paul Guinery, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Tippett: Piano Concerto

Holst: The Planets, concluding with Colin Matthews' Pluto.

Steven Osborne (piano)

New London Chamber Choir (women's voices)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The conclusion of tonight's Prom.

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Welsh National Opera perform extracts from Tchaikovsky's Iolanta.

Tchaikovsky's rarely performed one-act opera, Iolanta, is a simple but touching fairytale which tells the story of a blind, innocent heroine who falls in love with the knight Vaudémont.

As her love is awakened, her sight gradually returns.

Originally commissioned and first performed with The Nutcracker, it is fitting that these two works are reunited for tonight's performance.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, excerpts

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Iolanta....Nuccia Focile (soprano)

Brigitta....Elizabeth Donovan (soprano)

Laura....Camilla Roberts (mezzo-soprano)

Martha....Clare Shearer (mezzo-soprano)

Vaudemont....Peter Hoare (tenor)

King Rene....Ilya Bannik (bass)

Robert....Vladimir Moroz (baritone)

Ebn-Hakir....Pavel Baransky (baritone)

Bertrand....David Soar (bass)

AlmericIan....Yemm (tenor)

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Tippett's lyrical concerto continues his centenary celebrations.

It's framed in this all-English programme by Vaughan Williams' tribute to Thomas Tallis and Holst's largest orchestral work, inspired by his fascination with astrology, and concluding with the missing planet added by Colin Matthews in 2000.

Presented by Paul Guinery, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Tippett: Piano Concerto

Holst: The Planets, concluding with Colin Matthews' Pluto.

Steven Osborne (piano)

New London Chamber Choir (women's voices)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

20050815

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The conclusion of tonight's Prom.

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Welsh National Opera perform extracts from Tchaikovsky's Iolanta.

Tchaikovsky's rarely performed one-act opera, Iolanta, is a simple but touching fairytale which tells the story of a blind, innocent heroine who falls in love with the knight Vaudémont.

As her love is awakened, her sight gradually returns.

Originally commissioned and first performed with The Nutcracker, it is fitting that these two works are reunited for tonight's performance.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, excerpts

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Iolanta....Nuccia Focile (soprano)

Brigitta....Elizabeth Donovan (soprano)

Laura....Camilla Roberts (mezzo-soprano)

Martha....Clare Shearer (mezzo-soprano)

Vaudemont....Peter Hoare (tenor)

King Rene....Ilya Bannik (bass)

Robert....Vladimir Moroz (baritone)

Ebn-Hakir....Pavel Baransky (baritone)

Bertrand....David Soar (bass)

AlmericIan....Yemm (tenor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The BBC SO perform Shostakovich's Symphony No 11 in Gm.

Written for the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution, Shostakovich's graphic symphony looks back to the failed uprising against the Tsar in 1905 and contrasts with Stravinsky's virtuosic description of a fireworks display.

The centrepiece of the programme is Marc-André Dalbavie's new Piano Concerto inspired by William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Stravinsky: Fireworks

Marc-André Dalbavie: Piano Concerto, (BBC co-commission with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra; world premiere)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

2005081620050819

From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Warwick Thompson.

In its second Prom of the season, the BBC Concert Orchestra acknowledges this year's sea theme with highlights from Constant Lambert's wartime film score and Stanford's celebration of Britain's glorious naval past.

The rarely performed violin concerto by long-neglected black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Elgar's beloved orchestral variations, completes this feast of British music.

Lambert: Merchant Seamen - suite

Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto

Stanford: Songs of the Sea

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Philippe Graffin (violin)

Mark Stone (baritone)

The London Chorus (men's voices)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

2005081620050822

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The BBC SO perform Shostakovich's Symphony No 11 in Gm.

Written for the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution, Shostakovich's graphic symphony looks back to the failed uprising against the Tsar in 1905 and contrasts with Stravinsky's virtuosic description of a fireworks display.

The centrepiece of the programme is Marc-André Dalbavie's new Piano Concerto inspired by William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Stravinsky: Fireworks

Marc-André Dalbavie: Piano Concerto, (BBC co-commission with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra; world premiere)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

2005081620050819

From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Warwick Thompson.

In its second Prom of the season, the BBC Concert Orchestra acknowledges this year's sea theme with highlights from Constant Lambert's wartime film score and Stanford's celebration of Britain's glorious naval past.

The rarely performed violin concerto by long-neglected black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Elgar's beloved orchestral variations, completes this feast of British music.

Lambert: Merchant Seamen - suite

Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto

Stanford: Songs of the Sea

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Philippe Graffin (violin)

Mark Stone (baritone)

The London Chorus (men's voices)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

2005081720050823

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

For the 70th birthday celebrations of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, a selection of his haunting settings of sacred texts, interspersed with plainchant and motets from the 12th to 14th centuries - music which has inspired and informed Pärt's own style.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Anon: Cantus, Te Deum

Pérotin: Sederunt principes

Anon: English C14th from Worcester Fragments Beata viscera

Arvo Pärt: An den Wassern zu Babel, Psalm 137

Anon French C13th: Motet, Virgo plena gratie

Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis; Salve regina

Anon Italian C13th: Laude novella

Arvo Pärt: Trivium; Dopo la vittoria

Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Paul Hillier (director).

Soprano Christine Schäfer concludes the concert with Mahler's magical and innocent vision of heaven, his Symphony No 4.

Christine Schäfer's mesmerising portrayal of Lulu, Berg's seductive and enigmatic heroine, is still remembered from the 1996 Proms season.

She revisits the character in Berg's Lulu Suite.

Then in complete contrast, in the second part of the concert, she sings the magical and innocent vision of heaven which ends Mahler's most classical symphony, his Symphony No 4.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Berg: Lulu Suite

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Christine Schäfer (soprano)

Daniele Gatti (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Christopher Cook.

The Korean composer Unsuk Chin gained worldwide recognition last year when she won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award.

Her song cycle features words from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Also on the menu, the overture to Weber's magical masterpiece and Bruckner's epic 6th Symphony.

Weber: Der Freischütz - overture

Unsuk Chin: Snags & Snarls (Suite from Alice in Wonderland)

Bruckner: Symphony No 6 in A

Christiane Oelze (soprano)

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Kent Nagano (conductor)

2005081720050823

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

For the 70th birthday celebrations of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, a selection of his haunting settings of sacred texts, interspersed with plainchant and motets from the 12th to 14th centuries - music which has inspired and informed Pärt's own style.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Anon: Cantus, Te Deum

Pérotin: Sederunt principes

Anon: English C14th from Worcester Fragments Beata viscera

Arvo Pärt: An den Wassern zu Babel, Psalm 137

Anon French C13th: Motet, Virgo plena gratie

Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis; Salve regina

Anon Italian C13th: Laude novella

Arvo Pärt: Trivium; Dopo la vittoria

Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Paul Hillier (director).

Soprano Christine Schäfer concludes the concert with Mahler's magical and innocent vision of heaven, his Symphony No 4.

Christine Schäfer's mesmerising portrayal of Lulu, Berg's seductive and enigmatic heroine, is still remembered from the 1996 Proms season.

She revisits the character in Berg's Lulu Suite.

Then in complete contrast, in the second part of the concert, she sings the magical and innocent vision of heaven which ends Mahler's most classical symphony, his Symphony No 4.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Berg: Lulu Suite

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Christine Schäfer (soprano)

Daniele Gatti (conductor)

2005081720050822

From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Christopher Cook.

The Korean composer Unsuk Chin gained worldwide recognition last year when she won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award.

Her song cycle features words from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Also on the menu, the overture to Weber's magical masterpiece and Bruckner's epic 6th Symphony.

Weber: Der Freischütz - overture

Unsuk Chin: Snags & Snarls (Suite from Alice in Wonderland)

Bruckner: Symphony No 6 in A

Christiane Oelze (soprano)

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Kent Nagano (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, John Shea presents the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra playing Symphony No 2 in D by Sibelius.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

To mark his 90th anniversary, New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn's beautifully crafted one movement symphony opens the Proms debut concert of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

A selection from Mahler's settings from the German folk-poetry collection is sung by a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation artist, also New Zealand born, and the concert ends with Sibelius' symphony evoking the immensity of Finnish woodlands.

Presented by John Shea.

Lilburn: Symphony No 3

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn, selection; Trost im Unglück; Der Tamboursg'sell; Revelge; Lob des hohen Verstandes; Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone)

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

James Judd (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Martin Handley.

A brief overview of the German symphonic tradition, including an overture 'full of tears' and the last piece Beethoven was ever to perform as a pianist in public.

Anniversary composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann's stirring and dramatic 6th Symphony promises to steal the show, conducted by one of the foremost champions of his music - Ingo Metzmacher.

Brahms: Tragic Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G

Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude to Act 1

Hartmann: Symphony No 6

Gianluca Cascioli (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

2005081820050824

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, John Shea presents the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra playing Symphony No 2 in D by Sibelius.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

To mark his 90th anniversary, New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn's beautifully crafted one movement symphony opens the Proms debut concert of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

A selection from Mahler's settings from the German folk-poetry collection is sung by a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation artist, also New Zealand born, and the concert ends with Sibelius' symphony evoking the immensity of Finnish woodlands.

Presented by John Shea.

Lilburn: Symphony No 3

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn, selection; Trost im Unglück; Der Tamboursg'sell; Revelge; Lob des hohen Verstandes; Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone)

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

James Judd (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Martin Handley.

A brief overview of the German symphonic tradition, including an overture 'full of tears' and the last piece Beethoven was ever to perform as a pianist in public.

Anniversary composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann's stirring and dramatic 6th Symphony promises to steal the show, conducted by one of the foremost champions of his music - Ingo Metzmacher.

Brahms: Tragic Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G

Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude to Act 1

Hartmann: Symphony No 6

Gianluca Cascioli (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Fiona Talkington.

The bicentenary of one of the world's most famous storytellers, Hans Christian Andersen, is celebrated with a specially commissioned work based on his tale of sacrifice, unconditional love and watery death, The Little Mermaid.

The Danish connections continue with Grieg's popular concerto (which he composed just outside Copenhagen) and Carl Nielsen's life-affirming fifth symphony.

Bent Sørensen: The Little Mermaid (world premiere)

Grieg: Piano Concerto in Am

Nielsen: 5th symphony

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Gert Henning-Jensen (tenor)

Lars Vogt (piano)

Danish National Girls Choir/DR

Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Emotion and drama combine in this programme of music for strings, from Stuart MacRae's new cello concerto, which sets heroism and imperfection against each other, to Shostakovich's eloquent tribute to the victims of fascism and war.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Elgar: Serenade for Strings

Stuart MacRae: Hamartia (Cello Concerto) London premiere

Nicholas Maw: Life Studies - Nos 3, 6 and 8

Shostakovich, arr R Barshai: Chamber Symphony, Op 110a (from String Quartet No 8)

Li-Wei (cello)

Scottish Ensemble

Clio Gould (director/violin).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Sir Colin Davis conducts the London SO in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No 3 in E flat, Eroica.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Tippett champion Sir Colin Davis continues this year's centenary celebrations with a work the composer described as a birth to death piece - a lyrical journey from first to last breath.

Complementing this, after the interval, Beethoven's symphony Eroica, which culminates in a great celebration of human life.

Tippett: Symphony No 4

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Fiona Talkington.

The bicentenary of one of the world's most famous storytellers, Hans Christian Andersen, is celebrated with a specially commissioned work based on his tale of sacrifice, unconditional love and watery death, The Little Mermaid.

The Danish connections continue with Grieg's popular concerto (which he composed just outside Copenhagen) and Carl Nielsen's life-affirming fifth symphony.

Bent Sørensen: The Little Mermaid (world premiere)

Grieg: Piano Concerto in Am

Nielsen: 5th symphony

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Gert Henning-Jensen (tenor)

Lars Vogt (piano)

Danish National Girls Choir/DR

Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Emotion and drama combine in this programme of music for strings, from Stuart MacRae's new cello concerto, which sets heroism and imperfection against each other, to Shostakovich's eloquent tribute to the victims of fascism and war.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Elgar: Serenade for Strings

Stuart MacRae: Hamartia (Cello Concerto) London premiere

Nicholas Maw: Life Studies - Nos 3, 6 and 8

Shostakovich, arr R Barshai: Chamber Symphony, Op 110a (from String Quartet No 8)

Li-Wei (cello)

Scottish Ensemble

Clio Gould (director/violin).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Sir Colin Davis conducts the London SO in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No 3 in E flat, Eroica.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Tippett champion Sir Colin Davis continues this year's centenary celebrations with a work the composer described as a birth to death piece - a lyrical journey from first to last breath.

Complementing this, after the interval, Beethoven's symphony Eroica, which culminates in a great celebration of human life.

Tippett: Symphony No 4

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

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The Proms celebrate the rich sound of the violin from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Featuring the Northern Sinfonia, under music director and violinist Thomas Zehetmair, with works for single and multiple violins.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

JS Bach: Partita No 3 in E, BWV 1006, for solo violin; Preludio and Gavotte en Rondeau

Hartmann: Sonata No 2 for solo violin (2nd & 3rd mvts); Variationen über eine rhythmische Idee äußerst lebhafte Halbe; Sehr langsame Achtel mit viel Empfindung

Bartok: Duos, for two violins (selection)

Vivaldi: Concerto in Bm for four violins and cello, Op 3, No 10, RV 580

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Britten: Simple Symphony

Jennifer Pike, Viktoria Mullova, Bradley Creswick, Kyra Humphreys, Peter Campbell-Kelly (violin)

Alexander Somov (cello)

Northern Sinfonia

Thomas Zehetmair (violin, conductor)

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The second part of the live Proms concert featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra focuses on Beethoven's Symphony No 9 in Dm, Choral.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Rob Cowan.

The annual performance of Beethoven's monumental choral symphony (after the interval) is paired this year with the UK premiere of a colourful work for large orchestra by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina.

After its Boston premiere, also conducted by Kurt Masur, critics praised its 'gorgeous orchestration' and fascinating combinations of percussion.

Sofia Gubaidulina: The Light of the End (UK premiere)

Christine Goerke (soprano)

Jean Rigby (mezzo-soprano)

Thomas Studebaker (tenor)

Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass-baritone)

Finchley Children's Music Group

London Philharmonic Choir

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Kurt Masur (conductor)

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The Proms celebrate the rich sound of the violin from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Featuring the Northern Sinfonia, under music director and violinist Thomas Zehetmair, with works for single and multiple violins.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

JS Bach: Partita No 3 in E, BWV 1006, for solo violin; Preludio and Gavotte en Rondeau

Hartmann: Sonata No 2 for solo violin (2nd & 3rd mvts); Variationen über eine rhythmische Idee äußerst lebhafte Halbe; Sehr langsame Achtel mit viel Empfindung

Bartok: Duos, for two violins (selection)

Vivaldi: Concerto in Bm for four violins and cello, Op 3, No 10, RV 580

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Britten: Simple Symphony

Jennifer Pike, Viktoria Mullova, Bradley Creswick, Kyra Humphreys, Peter Campbell-Kelly (violin)

Alexander Somov (cello)

Northern Sinfonia

Thomas Zehetmair (violin, conductor)

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The second part of the live Proms concert featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra focuses on Beethoven's Symphony No 9 in Dm, Choral.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Rob Cowan.

The annual performance of Beethoven's monumental choral symphony (after the interval) is paired this year with the UK premiere of a colourful work for large orchestra by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina.

After its Boston premiere, also conducted by Kurt Masur, critics praised its 'gorgeous orchestration' and fascinating combinations of percussion.

Sofia Gubaidulina: The Light of the End (UK premiere)

Christine Goerke (soprano)

Jean Rigby (mezzo-soprano)

Thomas Studebaker (tenor)

Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass-baritone)

Finchley Children's Music Group

London Philharmonic Choir

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Kurt Masur (conductor)

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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Daniel Barenboim's groundbreaking orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians make a welcome return to the Proms with a work bearing Mozart's trademark, aptly bringing together soloists from the orchestra in a fascinating musical dialogue, and Mahler's titanic first symphony.

Presented by Paul Guinery.

Mozart (attrib.): Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn, K297b

Mahler: 1st symphony, No 1 in D

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

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The second part of the live Proms concert spotlights Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite (1945).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Penny Gore.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor Designate continues this season's fairytale theme with fellow Czech Novák's allegorical take on one of Andersen's tales from What the Moon Saw and, after the interval, Stravinsky's iconic ballet The Firebird.

Radio 3 New Generation Artist Llyr Williams joins the orchestra for Schumann's celebrated concerto.

Novak: Eternal Longing

Schumann: Piano Concerto in Am

Llyr Williams (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jií Belohlávek (conductor)

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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Daniel Barenboim's groundbreaking orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians make a welcome return to the Proms with a work bearing Mozart's trademark, aptly bringing together soloists from the orchestra in a fascinating musical dialogue, and Mahler's titanic first symphony.

Presented by Paul Guinery.

Mozart (attrib.): Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn, K297b

Mahler: 1st symphony, No 1 in D

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

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The second part of the live Proms concert spotlights Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite (1945).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Penny Gore.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor Designate continues this season's fairytale theme with fellow Czech Novák's allegorical take on one of Andersen's tales from What the Moon Saw and, after the interval, Stravinsky's iconic ballet The Firebird.

Radio 3 New Generation Artist Llyr Williams joins the orchestra for Schumann's celebrated concerto.

Novak: Eternal Longing

Schumann: Piano Concerto in Am

Llyr Williams (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jií Belohlávek (conductor)

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The live concert continues with Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony in Cm, a highly personal response to mass devastation in the Second World War.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Written at the height of the Second World War, Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony is a highly personal response to mass devastation and is played after the interval.

The Prom opens with two contrasting sides of Ravel's musical personality, his own orchestration of the Spanish-flavoured piano piece, Alborada del gracioso, and his jazz-influenced Piano Concerto.

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso; Piano Concerto in G

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

(Continues at 8.25pm after Twenty Minutes)

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The live concert continues with Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony in Cm, a highly personal response to mass devastation in the Second World War.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Written at the height of the Second World War, Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony is a highly personal response to mass devastation and is played after the interval.

The Prom opens with two contrasting sides of Ravel's musical personality, his own orchestration of the Spanish-flavoured piano piece, Alborada del gracioso, and his jazz-influenced Piano Concerto.

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso; Piano Concerto in G

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

(Continues at 8.25pm after Twenty Minutes)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Sarah Walker.

Written for the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution, Shostakovich's graphic symphony looks back to the failed uprising against the Tsar in 1905 and contrasts with Stravinsky's virtuosic description of a fireworks display.

The centrepiece of the programme is Marc-André Dalbavie's new Piano Concerto inspired by William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.

Stravinsky: Fireworks

Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 in Gm

Marc-André Dalbavie: Piano Concerto, (BBC co-commission with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra; world premiere)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

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The final act in the Proms performance of Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of Handel's Julius Caesar.

The second act in the Proms performance of Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of Handel's Julius Caesar.

[Continues at 9.20pm after Twenty Minutes]

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Sarah Connolly heads an international cast in this production from Glyndebourne Festival Opera of Handel's Julius Caesar, in three acts, which sees the sparkling combination of William Christie and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment return to the Proms.

Egypt, 48 BC.

At this point in his quest for power, Julius Caesar stands firm against the rapacious and fickle Ptolemy, but weakens for the wily charms of Cleopatra.

Handel: Julius Caesar (Semi-staged; sung in Italian; semi-staging based on new production by David McVicar for Glyndebourne Festival)

Cesare....Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Cornelia....Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano)

Sesto....Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano)

Cleopatra....Danielle de Niese (soprano)

Tolomeo....Christophe Dumaux (counter-tenor)

Achilla....Christopher Maltman (baritone)

Nireno....Rachid ben Abdeslam (counter-tenor)

Curio....Alexander Ashworth (baritone)

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

William Christie (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Sarah Walker.

Written for the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution, Shostakovich's graphic symphony looks back to the failed uprising against the Tsar in 1905 and contrasts with Stravinsky's virtuosic description of a fireworks display.

The centrepiece of the programme is Marc-André Dalbavie's new Piano Concerto inspired by William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.

Stravinsky: Fireworks

Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 in Gm

Marc-André Dalbavie: Piano Concerto, (BBC co-commission with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra; world premiere)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

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The final act in the Proms performance of Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of Handel's Julius Caesar.

The second act in the Proms performance of Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production of Handel's Julius Caesar.

[Continues at 9.20pm after Twenty Minutes]

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Sarah Connolly heads an international cast in this production from Glyndebourne Festival Opera of Handel's Julius Caesar, in three acts, which sees the sparkling combination of William Christie and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment return to the Proms.

Egypt, 48 BC.

At this point in his quest for power, Julius Caesar stands firm against the rapacious and fickle Ptolemy, but weakens for the wily charms of Cleopatra.

Handel: Julius Caesar (Semi-staged; sung in Italian; semi-staging based on new production by David McVicar for Glyndebourne Festival)

Cesare....Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Cornelia....Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano)

Sesto....Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano)

Cleopatra....Danielle de Niese (soprano)

Tolomeo....Christophe Dumaux (counter-tenor)

Achilla....Christopher Maltman (baritone)

Nireno....Rachid ben Abdeslam (counter-tenor)

Curio....Alexander Ashworth (baritone)

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

William Christie (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Christine Schäfer's mesmerising portrayal of Lulu, Berg's seductive and enigmatic heroine, is still remembered from the 1996 Proms season.

She revisits the character in Berg's Lulu Suite.

Then in complete contrast, in the second part of the concert, she sings the magical and innocent vision of heaven which ends Mahler's most classical symphony, his Symphony No 4.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Berg: Lulu Suite

Mahler: Symphony No 4

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Christine Schäfer (soprano)

Daniele Gatti (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Polish composer Henryck Górecki's mesmerising symphony of songs comes to the Proms for the first time.

Its three movements each paint a picture of a mother's sorrow over a lost child, the Virgin Mary's lamentation at the foot of the cross, 18-year old World War II prisoner Helena Wanda Blazusiakówna's secret cell wall writings, and a peasant mother's mourning over the loss of her soldier son in World War I.

Presented by Warwick Thompson.

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Susan Bullock (soprano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

David Atherton (conductor).

Louise Fryer presents the European Union Youth Orchestra performing Walton's Symphony No 1 in B flat minor.

A pan-European orchestra of young virtuosos revives Walton's explosive symphony 70 years after its first performance.

But first, two showpieces by Ravel, his tribute to Spanish culture, which played such an important part in his upbringing, and the song-cycle which celebrates the mysteries of the East.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Ravel: Shéhérazade

Walton: Symphony No 1 in B flat minor

Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

(Continues at 7.55pm after Twenty Minutes)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Christine Schäfer's mesmerising portrayal of Lulu, Berg's seductive and enigmatic heroine, is still remembered from the 1996 Proms season.

She revisits the character in Berg's Lulu Suite.

Then in complete contrast, in the second part of the concert, she sings the magical and innocent vision of heaven which ends Mahler's most classical symphony, his Symphony No 4.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Berg: Lulu Suite

Mahler: Symphony No 4

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Christine Schäfer (soprano)

Daniele Gatti (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Polish composer Henryck Górecki's mesmerising symphony of songs comes to the Proms for the first time.

Its three movements each paint a picture of a mother's sorrow over a lost child, the Virgin Mary's lamentation at the foot of the cross, 18-year old World War II prisoner Helena Wanda Blazusiakówna's secret cell wall writings, and a peasant mother's mourning over the loss of her soldier son in World War I.

Presented by Warwick Thompson.

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Susan Bullock (soprano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

David Atherton (conductor).

Louise Fryer presents the European Union Youth Orchestra performing Walton's Symphony No 1 in B flat minor.

A pan-European orchestra of young virtuosos revives Walton's explosive symphony 70 years after its first performance.

But first, two showpieces by Ravel, his tribute to Spanish culture, which played such an important part in his upbringing, and the song-cycle which celebrates the mysteries of the East.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Ravel: Shéhérazade

Walton: Symphony No 1 in B flat minor

Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

(Continues at 7.55pm after Twenty Minutes)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Martin Handley presents the BBC SO Sir Andrew Davis (conductor) performing Beethoven's Symphony No 7 in A.

The last work Alban Berg ever completed, and dedicated 'To the memory of an angel', is performed by the dazzling Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos.

The programme also features the world premiere of an intriguing new work by young British composer Morgan Hayes and the Beethoven Symphony famously described as the apotheosis of the dance.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Hayes: Strip, BBC commission, world premiere

Berg: Violin Concerto

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Martin Handley presents the BBC SO Sir Andrew Davis (conductor) performing Beethoven's Symphony No 7 in A.

The last work Alban Berg ever completed, and dedicated 'To the memory of an angel', is performed by the dazzling Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos.

The programme also features the world premiere of an intriguing new work by young British composer Morgan Hayes and the Beethoven Symphony famously described as the apotheosis of the dance.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Hayes: Strip, BBC commission, world premiere

Berg: Violin Concerto

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Following their performance of Brahms, the BBC Philharmonic and Nikolaj Znaider move on to Liszt's A Faust Symphony.

Tommy Pearson presents.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following his sensational Proms debut in 2002, the young Danish virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider returns to the Proms as soloist in Brahms' dramatic and lyrical concerto.

Liszt adds an element of the demonic with his symphonic masterpiece, based on the legend that fascinated so many 19th Century composers, writers and artists.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

(Continues at 8.30pm after Talking Proms)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Tippett champion Sir Colin Davis continues this year's centenary celebrations with a work the composer described as a birth to death piece - a lyrical journey from first to last breath.

Complementing this, after the interval, Beethoven's symphony Eroica, which culminates in a great celebration of human life.

Tippett: Symphony No 4

Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat,

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Following their performance of Brahms, the BBC Philharmonic and Nikolaj Znaider move on to Liszt's A Faust Symphony.

Tommy Pearson presents.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following his sensational Proms debut in 2002, the young Danish virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider returns to the Proms as soloist in Brahms' dramatic and lyrical concerto.

Liszt adds an element of the demonic with his symphonic masterpiece, based on the legend that fascinated so many 19th Century composers, writers and artists.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

(Continues at 8.30pm after Talking Proms)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Tippett champion Sir Colin Davis continues this year's centenary celebrations with a work the composer described as a birth to death piece - a lyrical journey from first to last breath.

Complementing this, after the interval, Beethoven's symphony Eroica, which culminates in a great celebration of human life.

Tippett: Symphony No 4

Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat,

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Rob Cowan presents the World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev performing Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The orchestra that the late Sir Georg Solti founded to be music's ambassadors for peace makes a welcome return to the Proms.

Made up of some of the most talented players from orchestras around the world, and under the baton of their new music director, their popular and eclectic programme reflects this year's fairytale theme, including Rimsky Korsakov's exotic evocation of the Arabian Nights fantasy.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Rossini: William Tell Overture

Debussy: Prélude à laprès-midi d'un faune

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Helix (BBC commission; world premiere)

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Prelude to Act I

World Orchestra for Peace

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

(Continues at 8.35pm after Twenty Minutes)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mendelssohn's magical music for Shakespeare's play takes centre stage in this year's fairytale celebrations.

Only 17 when he wrote the overture, Mendelssohn recaptured all its youthful freshness years later when he was commissioned by the King of Prussia to supply a complete set of instrumental music for the play.

Beethoven's heroic symphony forms a fitting conclusion to the concert.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music, sung in English

Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in Cm.

Mary Nelson (soprano)

Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano)

Methodist College Belfast Girls' Choir

Ulster Orchestra

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Rob Cowan presents the World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev performing Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The orchestra that the late Sir Georg Solti founded to be music's ambassadors for peace makes a welcome return to the Proms.

Made up of some of the most talented players from orchestras around the world, and under the baton of their new music director, their popular and eclectic programme reflects this year's fairytale theme, including Rimsky Korsakov's exotic evocation of the Arabian Nights fantasy.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Rossini: William Tell Overture

Debussy: Prélude à laprès-midi d'un faune

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Helix (BBC commission; world premiere)

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Prelude to Act I

World Orchestra for Peace

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

(Continues at 8.35pm after Twenty Minutes)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mendelssohn's magical music for Shakespeare's play takes centre stage in this year's fairytale celebrations.

Only 17 when he wrote the overture, Mendelssohn recaptured all its youthful freshness years later when he was commissioned by the King of Prussia to supply a complete set of instrumental music for the play.

Beethoven's heroic symphony forms a fitting conclusion to the concert.

Presented by Edward Seckerson.

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music, sung in English

Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in Cm.

Mary Nelson (soprano)

Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano)

Methodist College Belfast Girls' Choir

Ulster Orchestra

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Penny Gore.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor Designate continues this season's fairytale theme with fellow Czech Novák's allegorical take on one of Andersen's tales from What the Moon Saw and Stravinsky's iconic ballet The Firebird.

Radio 3 New Generation Artist Llyr Williams joins the orchestra for Schumann's celebrated concerto.

Novak: Eternal Longing

Schumann: Piano Concerto in Am

Stravinsky: The Firebird - suite (1945)

Llyr Williams (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The BBC Philharmonic's Principal Conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, conducts an all-Italian line-up of soloists in Verdi's profoundly beautiful, operatically-proportioned masterpiece.

Verdi's daring arrangement of the Latin text for the Requiem Mass brought its share of criticism in his day, but its sheer magnificence remains unsurpassed.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Verdi: Requiem

BBC Symphony Chorus

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)

Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano)

Giuseppe Filianoti (tenor)

Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass).

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Penny Gore.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor Designate continues this season's fairytale theme with fellow Czech Novák's allegorical take on one of Andersen's tales from What the Moon Saw and Stravinsky's iconic ballet The Firebird.

Radio 3 New Generation Artist Llyr Williams joins the orchestra for Schumann's celebrated concerto.

Novak: Eternal Longing

Schumann: Piano Concerto in Am

Stravinsky: The Firebird - suite (1945)

Llyr Williams (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

20050828

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The BBC Philharmonic's Principal Conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, conducts an all-Italian line-up of soloists in Verdi's profoundly beautiful, operatically-proportioned masterpiece.

Verdi's daring arrangement of the Latin text for the Requiem Mass brought its share of criticism in his day, but its sheer magnificence remains unsurpassed.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Verdi: Requiem

BBC Symphony Chorus

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)

Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano)

Giuseppe Filianoti (tenor)

Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass).

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Written at the height of the Second World War, Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony is a highly personal response to mass devastation.

The Prom opens with two contrasting sides of Ravel's musical personality, his own orchestration of the Spanish-flavoured piano piece, Alborada del gracioso, and his jazz-influenced Piano Concerto.

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso; Piano Concerto in G

Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 in Cm

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

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The live Proms concert featuring the Tonhalle Orchestra continues with Strauss' tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Louise Fryer.

Continuing this year's Proms nautical theme, Wagner's musical depiction of a storm-tossed sea provides a tempestuous contrast with the sunrise opening of Strauss' tone poem.

Pianist Emanuel Ax joins the visiting Zurich orchestra in Beethoven's grandiose and lyrical concerto.

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman - overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in Cm

Emanuel Ax (piano)

Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich

David Zinman (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Written at the height of the Second World War, Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony is a highly personal response to mass devastation.

The Prom opens with two contrasting sides of Ravel's musical personality, his own orchestration of the Spanish-flavoured piano piece, Alborada del gracioso, and his jazz-influenced Piano Concerto.

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso; Piano Concerto in G

Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 in Cm

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

20050829

The live Proms concert featuring the Tonhalle Orchestra continues with Strauss' tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Louise Fryer.

Continuing this year's Proms nautical theme, Wagner's musical depiction of a storm-tossed sea provides a tempestuous contrast with the sunrise opening of Strauss' tone poem.

Pianist Emanuel Ax joins the visiting Zurich orchestra in Beethoven's grandiose and lyrical concerto.

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman - overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in Cm

Emanuel Ax (piano)

Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich

David Zinman (conductor)

20050830

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A late night celebration of Pierre Boulez's 80th birthday.

His atmospheric work based on texts by American poet e.

e cummings is framed by Stravinsky's memorial to Debussy and four sacred choral works, and ecstatic music by Boulez's teacher Messiaen.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments, 1920 version

Pierre Boulez: e e cummings ist der Dichter

Stravinsky: The Dove Descending; Pater noster; Ave Maria; Credo

Messiaen: Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine

Nicolas Hodges (piano)

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

In his monumental 3rd Symphony, Mahler attempted to create an all-encompassing work of art, reflecting the entire world through the elements of Nature, Man, God and Love.

For their first of two ambitious concerts at this year's Proms, The Cleveland Orchestra under its now well-established music director, devotes itself to this epic hymn to the universe.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D m

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Trinity Boys' Choir

Women of The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor).

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A late night celebration of Pierre Boulez's 80th birthday.

His atmospheric work based on texts by American poet e.

e cummings is framed by Stravinsky's memorial to Debussy and four sacred choral works, and ecstatic music by Boulez's teacher Messiaen.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments, 1920 version

Pierre Boulez: e e cummings ist der Dichter

Stravinsky: The Dove Descending; Pater noster; Ave Maria; Credo

Messiaen: Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine

Nicolas Hodges (piano)

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

In his monumental 3rd Symphony, Mahler attempted to create an all-encompassing work of art, reflecting the entire world through the elements of Nature, Man, God and Love.

For their first of two ambitious concerts at this year's Proms, The Cleveland Orchestra under its now well-established music director, devotes itself to this epic hymn to the universe.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D m

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Trinity Boys' Choir

Women of The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor).

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Louise Fryer.

A pan-European orchestra of young virtuosos revives Walton's explosive symphony 70 years after its first performance.

But first, two showpieces by Ravel, his tribute to Spanish culture, which played such an important part in his upbringing, and the song-cycle which celebrates the mysteries of the East.

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Shéhérazade

Walton: Symphony No 1 in B flat m

Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

20050831

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

From the heart, may it reach to the heart, runs Beethoven's inscription on the score of his uniquely dramatic and highly personal setting of the Mass.

Making their second appearance at this year's Proms, The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus take up the challenge of this all-encompassing work.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Mass in D

Emily Magee (soprano)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Franz-Josef Selig (bass)

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor).

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Louise Fryer.

A pan-European orchestra of young virtuosos revives Walton's explosive symphony 70 years after its first performance.

But first, two showpieces by Ravel, his tribute to Spanish culture, which played such an important part in his upbringing, and the song-cycle which celebrates the mysteries of the East.

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole; Shéhérazade

Walton: Symphony No 1 in B flat m

Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

20050831

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

From the heart, may it reach to the heart, runs Beethoven's inscription on the score of his uniquely dramatic and highly personal setting of the Mass.

Making their second appearance at this year's Proms, The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus take up the challenge of this all-encompassing work.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Mass in D

Emily Magee (soprano)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Franz-Josef Selig (bass)

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor).

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Martin Handley.

The last work Alban Berg ever completed, and dedicated 'To the memory of an angel', is performed by the dazzling Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos.

The programme also features an intriguing new work by young British composer Morgan Hayes, and the Beethoven Symphony famously described as the apotheosis of the dance.

Hayes: Strip - BBC commission

Berg: Violin Concerto

Beethoven:Symphony No 7 in A

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Joseph Swensen (conductor)

20050901

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

English music spanning a tempestuous era for the arts and religion: from works by Cornysh and Wylkynson recorded for posterity in the pages of the Eton Choirbook in the time of Henry Tudor, to the rich Elizabethan harmonies of Thomas Tallis' magnificent 40-part motet, Spem in Alium.

Presented by Catherine Bott.

Wylkynson: Jesus autem transiens/Credo in unum Deum

Cornysh: Salve regina

Tallis: Nine Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter:

1.

Man Blest no Doubt

2.

Let God Arise in Majesty

3.

Why Fumth in Fight

4.

O Come in One to Praise the Lord

Tallis: O nata lux de lumine

5.

Een Like the Hunted Hind

6.

Expend, O Lord, My Plaint of Word

7.

Why Bragst in Malice High

8.

God Grant We Grace

9.

Come, Holy Ghost (Tallis' Ordinal)

Tallis: Gaude gloriosa Dei mater

Tallis: Spem in alium

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers (conductor).

In the first of two eagerly-awaited Proms under the baton of its new music director, the world-renowned Dutch orchestra performs Mahler's massive 6th Symphony.

The fateful hammer blows of the work's finale seem to prophesy the tragedies that the composer himself was soon to face: his daughter's death and the diagnosis of his own fatal heart condition.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Mahler: Symphony No.

6 in A m

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor).

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Martin Handley.

The last work Alban Berg ever completed, and dedicated 'To the memory of an angel', is performed by the dazzling Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos.

The programme also features an intriguing new work by young British composer Morgan Hayes, and the Beethoven Symphony famously described as the apotheosis of the dance.

Hayes: Strip - BBC commission

Berg: Violin Concerto

Beethoven:Symphony No 7 in A

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Joseph Swensen (conductor)

20050901

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

English music spanning a tempestuous era for the arts and religion: from works by Cornysh and Wylkynson recorded for posterity in the pages of the Eton Choirbook in the time of Henry Tudor, to the rich Elizabethan harmonies of Thomas Tallis' magnificent 40-part motet, Spem in Alium.

Presented by Catherine Bott.

Wylkynson: Jesus autem transiens/Credo in unum Deum

Cornysh: Salve regina

Tallis: Nine Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter:

1.

Man Blest no Doubt

2.

Let God Arise in Majesty

3.

Why Fumth in Fight

4.

O Come in One to Praise the Lord

Tallis: O nata lux de lumine

5.

Een Like the Hunted Hind

6.

Expend, O Lord, My Plaint of Word

7.

Why Bragst in Malice High

8.

God Grant We Grace

9.

Come, Holy Ghost (Tallis' Ordinal)

Tallis: Gaude gloriosa Dei mater

Tallis: Spem in alium

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers (conductor).

In the first of two eagerly-awaited Proms under the baton of its new music director, the world-renowned Dutch orchestra performs Mahler's massive 6th Symphony.

The fateful hammer blows of the work's finale seem to prophesy the tragedies that the composer himself was soon to face: his daughter's death and the diagnosis of his own fatal heart condition.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Mahler: Symphony No.

6 in A m

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor).

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following his sensational Proms debut in 2002, the young Danish virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider returns to the Proms as soloist in Brahms' dramatic and lyrical concerto.

Liszt adds an element of the demonic with his symphonic masterpiece, based on the legend that fascinated so many 19th Century composers, writers and artists - Faust.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D

Liszt: A Faust Symphony

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

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The second part of the live concert by the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Mariss Jansons, focuses on Brahms' Symphony No 1 in Cm.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Although not looking for another conducting position, Mariss Jansons was unable to refuse when the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra approached him.

With a programme that plays to their strengths, he and the Dutch orchestra make their second appearance at this year's Proms, with Lutoslawski's folk-inspired orchestral showpiece and, after the interval, Brahms' hard-won first symphonic masterpiece.

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following his sensational Proms debut in 2002, the young Danish virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider returns to the Proms as soloist in Brahms' dramatic and lyrical concerto.

Liszt adds an element of the demonic with his symphonic masterpiece, based on the legend that fascinated so many 19th Century composers, writers and artists - Faust.

Presented by Tommy Pearson.

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D

Liszt: A Faust Symphony

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

20050902

The second part of the live concert by the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Mariss Jansons, focuses on Brahms' Symphony No 1 in Cm.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Although not looking for another conducting position, Mariss Jansons was unable to refuse when the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra approached him.

With a programme that plays to their strengths, he and the Dutch orchestra make their second appearance at this year's Proms, with Lutoslawski's folk-inspired orchestral showpiece and, after the interval, Brahms' hard-won first symphonic masterpiece.

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Another chance to hear the orchestra that the late Sir Georg Solti founded to be music's ambassadors for peace.

Made up of some of the most talented players from orchestras around the world, and under the baton of their new music director, their programme reflects the Proms fairytale theme, including Rimsky Korsakov's exotic evocation of the Arabian Nights fantasy.

Rossini: William Tell, overture

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

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Helix

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Prelude to Act I

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

World Orchestra for Peace

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

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The second part of the live Proms concert from the Royal Albert Hall focuses on Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Sandy Burnett.

Patriotic music from both sides of the Atlantic feature in an exciting collaboration between top student orchestras from New York and London, brought together by Berlioz champion Sir Colin Davis.

The concert culminates in a performance of the French composer's dream-fantasy.

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 6 in Em

Juilliard Orchestra; Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

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From the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Another chance to hear the orchestra that the late Sir Georg Solti founded to be music's ambassadors for peace.

Made up of some of the most talented players from orchestras around the world, and under the baton of their new music director, their programme reflects the Proms fairytale theme, including Rimsky Korsakov's exotic evocation of the Arabian Nights fantasy.

Rossini: William Tell, overture

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

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Helix

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Prelude to Act I

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

World Orchestra for Peace

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

20050903

The second part of the live Proms concert from the Royal Albert Hall focuses on Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Sandy Burnett.

Patriotic music from both sides of the Atlantic feature in an exciting collaboration between top student orchestras from New York and London, brought together by Berlioz champion Sir Colin Davis.

The concert culminates in a performance of the French composer's dream-fantasy.

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 6 in Em

Juilliard Orchestra; Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

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The second part of the live Proms concert spotlights Brahms' A German Requiem.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Christopher Cook.

This year's fairytale theme continues with Zemlinsky's sumptuously orchestrated three-movement fantasy based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen story.

On a more serious note after the interval, Brahms' personal and deeply spiritual setting of vernacular texts from the Lutheran Bible is dedicated to the memory of his friend Robert Schumann and the whole of humanity.

Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau (The Little Mermaid)

Marie Arnet (soprano)

Bo Skovhus (baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Philharmonia Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

James Conlon (conductor)

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The second part of the live Proms concert spotlights Brahms' A German Requiem.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Christopher Cook.

This year's fairytale theme continues with Zemlinsky's sumptuously orchestrated three-movement fantasy based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen story.

On a more serious note after the interval, Brahms' personal and deeply spiritual setting of vernacular texts from the Lutheran Bible is dedicated to the memory of his friend Robert Schumann and the whole of humanity.

Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau (The Little Mermaid)

Marie Arnet (soprano)

Bo Skovhus (baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Philharmonia Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

James Conlon (conductor)

20050905

The second part of the live Proms concert given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales focuses on Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 4 in Fm.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Sarah Walker.

Four vividly descriptive interludes from Britten's operatic masterpiece continue this year's sea theme, followed by the first Proms performance for 20 years of Alan Rawsthorne's muscular piano concerto, written for the Festival of Britain in 1951.

After the interval, Tchaikovsky's symphonic portrayal of the inescapable force of destiny.

Britten: Peter Grimes - Four Sea Interludes

Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No 2

Howard Shelley (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Rumon Gamba (conductor)

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The second part of the live Proms concert given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales focuses on Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 4 in Fm.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Sarah Walker.

Four vividly descriptive interludes from Britten's operatic masterpiece continue this year's sea theme, followed by the first Proms performance for 20 years of Alan Rawsthorne's muscular piano concerto, written for the Festival of Britain in 1951.

After the interval, Tchaikovsky's symphonic portrayal of the inescapable force of destiny.

Britten: Peter Grimes - Four Sea Interludes

Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No 2

Howard Shelley (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Rumon Gamba (conductor)

20050906

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Louise Fryer.

A recently discovered setting of The Skye Boat Song is among the choral works by Tippett which round off this year's Proms tribute for the composer's centenary.

Interspersed between the Tippett vocal works, the harp features prominently in two recent chamber pieces, performed by one of the UK's leading ensembles.

Tippett: Dance, Clarion Air

David Horne: Splintered Instruments

Tippett: Four Songs from the British Isles - 1.

England - Early one Morning; 2.

Ireland - Lilliburlero; 3.

Scotland - Poortith Cauld; 4.

Wales - Gwenllian

Tippett: Over the Sea to Skye (London premiere)

Elliott Carter: Mosaic

Tippett arr.

Meirion Bowen: The Tempest - suite

Mark Padmore (tenor)

David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Nash Ensemble

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

The second part of the live Proms concert, introduced by Martin Handley, spotlights Beethoven's Symphony No 4 in B flat.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Martin Handley.

Award-winning British composer Thomas Adès brings his Violin Concerto to the Proms following its world premiere in Berlin.

Music from Stravinsky's first neo-classical ballet and two works by Beethoven (his ebullient Symphony is after the interval) complete the programme.

Beethoven: Overture Namensfeier

Stravinsky: Pulcinella - suite

Thomas Adès: Violin Concerto (UK premiere)

Anthony Marwood (violin)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Thomas Adès (conductor)

20050906

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Louise Fryer.

A recently discovered setting of The Skye Boat Song is among the choral works by Tippett which round off this year's Proms tribute for the composer's centenary.

Interspersed between the Tippett vocal works, the harp features prominently in two recent chamber pieces, performed by one of the UK's leading ensembles.

Tippett: Dance, Clarion Air

David Horne: Splintered Instruments

Tippett: Four Songs from the British Isles - 1.

England - Early one Morning; 2.

Ireland - Lilliburlero; 3.

Scotland - Poortith Cauld; 4.

Wales - Gwenllian

Tippett: Over the Sea to Skye (London premiere)

Elliott Carter: Mosaic

Tippett arr.

Meirion Bowen: The Tempest - suite

Mark Padmore (tenor)

David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Nash Ensemble

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

The second part of the live Proms concert, introduced by Martin Handley, spotlights Beethoven's Symphony No 4 in B flat.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Martin Handley.

Award-winning British composer Thomas Adès brings his Violin Concerto to the Proms following its world premiere in Berlin.

Music from Stravinsky's first neo-classical ballet and two works by Beethoven (his ebullient Symphony is after the interval) complete the programme.

Beethoven: Overture Namensfeier

Stravinsky: Pulcinella - suite

Thomas Adès: Violin Concerto (UK premiere)

Anthony Marwood (violin)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Thomas Adès (conductor)

20050907

The second part of the live concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta, showcases Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Zubin Mehta makes a rare London appearance to conduct the first of the Vienna Philharmonic's two Proms; with Haydn's rousing Drumroll symphony, the dramatic suite Berg compiled from his first opera (ending this season's centenary celebrations of the composer) and, after the interval, one of the seminal works of the 20th Century, Stravinsky's hedonistic ballet score.

Haydn: Symphony No 103 in E flat, Drumroll

Berg: Three Fragments from Wozzeck

Katarina Dalayman (soprano)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Zubin Mehta (conductor)

(Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes)

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The second part of the live concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta, showcases Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Zubin Mehta makes a rare London appearance to conduct the first of the Vienna Philharmonic's two Proms; with Haydn's rousing Drumroll symphony, the dramatic suite Berg compiled from his first opera (ending this season's centenary celebrations of the composer) and, after the interval, one of the seminal works of the 20th Century, Stravinsky's hedonistic ballet score.

Haydn: Symphony No 103 in E flat, Drumroll

Berg: Three Fragments from Wozzeck

Katarina Dalayman (soprano)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Zubin Mehta (conductor)

(Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes)

20050908

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In their second Prom of the season, the Vienna Philharmonic perform Bruckner's symphonic triumph of light over darkness, which according to one of his keenest supporters, composer Hugo Wolf, excels every other Symphony of the Master in its spiritual dimensions, richness and greatness.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Bruckner: Symphony No 8 in Cm, ed.

Novak

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor).

20050908

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In their second Prom of the season, the Vienna Philharmonic perform Bruckner's symphonic triumph of light over darkness, which according to one of his keenest supporters, composer Hugo Wolf, excels every other Symphony of the Master in its spiritual dimensions, richness and greatness.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Bruckner: Symphony No 8 in Cm, ed.

Novak

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor).

20050909

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Fiona Talkington presents the Helsinki PO and The Crouch End Festival Chorus performing work by Sibelius and Ravel.

Sibelius: Luonnotar

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë - Suites I and II.

Composed for tonight's virtuoso trumpet soloist, Mark-Anthony Turnage's From the Wreckage celebrates its UK Premiere.

In its centenary year, Debussy's impressionistic depiction of the sea continues the Proms nautical theme.

Sibelius' evocation of the mythological goddess Luonnotar is followed by the suites Ravel extracted from his ballet commissioned by Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Solveig Kringelborn (soprano)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)

Crouch End Festival Chorus

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

Debussy: La Mer

Mark-Anthony Turnage: From the Wreckage (UK premiere)

20050909

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Fiona Talkington presents the Helsinki PO and The Crouch End Festival Chorus performing work by Sibelius and Ravel.

Sibelius: Luonnotar

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë - Suites I and II.

Composed for tonight's virtuoso trumpet soloist, Mark-Anthony Turnage's From the Wreckage celebrates its UK Premiere.

In its centenary year, Debussy's impressionistic depiction of the sea continues the Proms nautical theme.

Sibelius' evocation of the mythological goddess Luonnotar is followed by the suites Ravel extracted from his ballet commissioned by Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Solveig Kringelborn (soprano)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)

Crouch End Festival Chorus

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

Debussy: La Mer

Mark-Anthony Turnage: From the Wreckage (UK premiere)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Stephanie Hughes presents the finale of the 111th Proms season.

Features a performance by John Williams of the traditional English song, Down by the Salley Gardens.

Korngold: The Sea Hawk, suite

Simon Bainbridge: Scherzi

Trad: Down by the Salley Gardens

Purcell: King Arthur, Fairest Isle

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs, with additional numbers arr Bob Chilcott

Parry, orch Elgar: Jerusalem

The National Anthem (arr.

Wood)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Paul Daniel (conductor).

The 111th Proms season sails triumphantly off into the sunset as Walton, Lambert and Korngold complete the nautical theme for this year's Last Night celebrations.

Sir Henry Wood's Sea-Songs are performed, in their centenary year, with their original bugle calls restored; illustrious counter-tenor Andreas Scholl sings Handel and Purcell, and John Williams performs Rodrigo's celebrated concerto.

During the interval, a taste of the Proms in the Park festivities around the country.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Walton: Overture, Portsmouth Point

Handel: Xerxes, Ombra mai fu; Rodelinda, Dove sei; Giustino, Se parla nel mio cor

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

Lambert: The Rio Grande

Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor)

John Williams (guitar)

Paul Lewis (piano)

Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Stephanie Hughes presents the finale of the 111th Proms season.

Features a performance by John Williams of the traditional English song, Down by the Salley Gardens.

Korngold: The Sea Hawk, suite

Simon Bainbridge: Scherzi

Trad: Down by the Salley Gardens

Purcell: King Arthur, Fairest Isle

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs, with additional numbers arr Bob Chilcott

Parry, orch Elgar: Jerusalem

The National Anthem (arr.

Wood)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Paul Daniel (conductor).

The 111th Proms season sails triumphantly off into the sunset as Walton, Lambert and Korngold complete the nautical theme for this year's Last Night celebrations.

Sir Henry Wood's Sea-Songs are performed, in their centenary year, with their original bugle calls restored; illustrious counter-tenor Andreas Scholl sings Handel and Purcell, and John Williams performs Rodrigo's celebrated concerto.

During the interval, a taste of the Proms in the Park festivities around the country.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Walton: Overture, Portsmouth Point

Handel: Xerxes, Ombra mai fu; Rodelinda, Dove sei; Giustino, Se parla nel mio cor

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

Lambert: The Rio Grande

Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor)

John Williams (guitar)

Paul Lewis (piano)

Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)

20051225

The start of a special Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra performs Bruckner's symphonic triumph of light over darkness, which according to one of his keenest supporters, composer Hugo Wolf, 'excels every other Symphony of the Master in its spiritual dimensions, richness and greatness'.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor and recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Bruckner: Symphony No 8 in Cm (ed.

Novak)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor).

20051225

The start of a special Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra performs Bruckner's symphonic triumph of light over darkness, which according to one of his keenest supporters, composer Hugo Wolf, 'excels every other Symphony of the Master in its spiritual dimensions, richness and greatness'.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor and recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Bruckner: Symphony No 8 in Cm (ed.

Novak)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor).

20051226

Continuing the special Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

A recently discovered setting of The Skye Boat Song was among the choral works by Tippett which rounded off this year's Proms tribute for the composer's centenary.

Interspersed between the Tippett vocal works, the harp features prominently in two recent chamber pieces.

Presented by Louise Fryer, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tippett: Dance, Clarion Air

David Horne: Splintered Instruments

Tippett: Four Songs from the British Isles, England - Early One Morning; Ireland - Lilliburlero; Scotland - Poortith Cauld; Wales - Gwenllian

Tippett: Over the Sea to Skye (London premiere)

Elliott Carter: Mosaic

Tippett, arr Meirion Bowen: The Tempest suite

Mark Padmore (tenor)

David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Nash Ensemble

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

20051226

Continuing the special Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

A recently discovered setting of The Skye Boat Song was among the choral works by Tippett which rounded off this year's Proms tribute for the composer's centenary.

Interspersed between the Tippett vocal works, the harp features prominently in two recent chamber pieces.

Presented by Louise Fryer, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tippett: Dance, Clarion Air

David Horne: Splintered Instruments

Tippett: Four Songs from the British Isles, England - Early One Morning; Ireland - Lilliburlero; Scotland - Poortith Cauld; Wales - Gwenllian

Tippett: Over the Sea to Skye (London premiere)

Elliott Carter: Mosaic

Tippett, arr Meirion Bowen: The Tempest suite

Mark Padmore (tenor)

David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Nash Ensemble

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

20051227

Continuing the special Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

English music spanning a tempestuous era for the arts and religion - from works by Cornysh and Wylkynson recorded for posterity in the pages of the Eton Choirbook in the time of Henry Tudor, to the rich Elizabethan harmonies of Thomas Tallis' magnificent 40-part motet, Spem in Alium.

Presented by Catherine Bott and recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Wylkynson: Jesus autem transiens; Credo in Deum

Cornysh: Salve regina

Tallis: Nine Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter; O nata lux de lumine; Gaude gloriosa Dei mater; Spem in Alium

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers (conductor).

20051227

Continuing the special Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

English music spanning a tempestuous era for the arts and religion - from works by Cornysh and Wylkynson recorded for posterity in the pages of the Eton Choirbook in the time of Henry Tudor, to the rich Elizabethan harmonies of Thomas Tallis' magnificent 40-part motet, Spem in Alium.

Presented by Catherine Bott and recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Wylkynson: Jesus autem transiens; Credo in Deum

Cornysh: Salve regina

Tallis: Nine Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter; O nata lux de lumine; Gaude gloriosa Dei mater; Spem in Alium

The Sixteen

Harry Christophers (conductor).

20051228

Continuing the Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

Polish composer Henryck Górecki's mesmerising symphony of songs was heard at the Proms for the first time.

Its three movements each paint a picture of a mother's sorrow over a lost child - the Virgin Mary's lamentation at the foot of the cross; 18-year old Second World War prisoner Helena Wanda Blazusiakówna's secret cell wall writings; and a peasant mother's mourning over the loss of her soldier son in the First World War.

Presented by Warwick Thompson, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Susan Bullock (soprano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

David Atherton (conductor).

For the 70th birthday celebrations of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, a selection of his haunting settings of sacred texts, interspersed with plainchant and motets from the 12th-14th centuries - music which has inspired and informed Pärt's own style.

Presented by Martin Handley, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Anon: Cantus - Te Deum

Pérotin: Sederunt principes

Anon English 14th century - from Worcester Fragments: Beata viscera

Arvo Pärt: An den Wassern zu Babel (Psalm 137)

Anon English 13th century: Motet - Virgo plena gratie

Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis; Salve regina

Anon English 13th century: Laude novella

Arvo Pärt: Trivium; Dopo la vittoria

Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Paul Hillier (director).

20051228

Continuing the Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

Polish composer Henryck Górecki's mesmerising symphony of songs was heard at the Proms for the first time.

Its three movements each paint a picture of a mother's sorrow over a lost child - the Virgin Mary's lamentation at the foot of the cross; 18-year old Second World War prisoner Helena Wanda Blazusiakówna's secret cell wall writings; and a peasant mother's mourning over the loss of her soldier son in the First World War.

Presented by Warwick Thompson, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No 3, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Susan Bullock (soprano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

David Atherton (conductor).

For the 70th birthday celebrations of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, a selection of his haunting settings of sacred texts, interspersed with plainchant and motets from the 12th-14th centuries - music which has inspired and informed Pärt's own style.

Presented by Martin Handley, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Anon: Cantus - Te Deum

Pérotin: Sederunt principes

Anon English 14th century - from Worcester Fragments: Beata viscera

Arvo Pärt: An den Wassern zu Babel (Psalm 137)

Anon English 13th century: Motet - Virgo plena gratie

Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis; Salve regina

Anon English 13th century: Laude novella

Arvo Pärt: Trivium; Dopo la vittoria

Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Paul Hillier (director).

20051231

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, and presented by Stephanie Hughes.

To celebrate the end of 2005, another chance to hear one of the broadcasting highlights of the year as the Proms sailed off into the sunset for its nautical theme with Walton, Lambert and Korngold.

Sir Henry Wood's Sea-Songs, in their centenary year, had their original bugle calls restored, illustrious counter-tenor Andreas Scholl sang Handel and Purcell, and John Williams performed Rodrigo's celebrated concerto.

Plus a taste of the Proms in the Park festivities around the country.

Walton: Overture Portsmouth Point

Handel: Xerxes - Ombra mai fu

Rodelinda - Dove sei

Giustino - Se parla nel mio cor

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

Lambert: The Rio Grande

Knorngold: The Sea Hawk - suite

Simon Bainbridge: Scherzi

Trad: Down by the Salley Gardens

Purcell: King Arthur - Fairest Isle

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs, with additional numbers arr.

Bob Chilcott

Parry, orch.

Elgar: Jerusalem

The National Anthem (arr.

Wood)

Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor)

John Williams (guitar)

Paul Lewis (piano)

Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Paul Daniel (conductor).

20051231

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, and presented by Stephanie Hughes.

To celebrate the end of 2005, another chance to hear one of the broadcasting highlights of the year as the Proms sailed off into the sunset for its nautical theme with Walton, Lambert and Korngold.

Sir Henry Wood's Sea-Songs, in their centenary year, had their original bugle calls restored, illustrious counter-tenor Andreas Scholl sang Handel and Purcell, and John Williams performed Rodrigo's celebrated concerto.

Plus a taste of the Proms in the Park festivities around the country.

Walton: Overture Portsmouth Point

Handel: Xerxes - Ombra mai fu

Rodelinda - Dove sei

Giustino - Se parla nel mio cor

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

Lambert: The Rio Grande

Knorngold: The Sea Hawk - suite

Simon Bainbridge: Scherzi

Trad: Down by the Salley Gardens

Purcell: King Arthur - Fairest Isle

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs, with additional numbers arr.

Bob Chilcott

Parry, orch.

Elgar: Jerusalem

The National Anthem (arr.

Wood)

Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor)

John Williams (guitar)

Paul Lewis (piano)

Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Paul Daniel (conductor).

20060102

Continuing the special Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

Featuring Verdi's Requiem, presented by Petroc Trelawny, and recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

The BBC Philharmonic's Principal Conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, led an all-Italian line-up of soloists in Verdi's profoundly beautiful, operatically-proportioned masterpiece.

Verdi's daring arrangement of the Latin text for the Requiem Mass brought its share of criticism in his day, but its sheer magnificence remains unsurpassed.

Verdi: Requiem

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)

Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano)

Giuseppe Filianoti (tenor)

Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

Tchaikovsky's rarely performed one-act opera Iolanta is a simple but touching fairytale, which tells the story of a blind, innocent heroine, Iolanta, who falls in love with the knight Vaudémont.

As her love is awakened, her sight gradually returns.

Originally commissioned and first performed with The Nutcracker, it is fitting that these two works were reunited for this Proms performance.

Presented by Martin Handley, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (excerpts)

Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (concert performance, sung in Russian)

Iolanta....Nuccia Focile (soprano)

Brigitta....Elizabeth Donovan (soprano)

Laura....Camilla Roberts (mezzo-soprano)

Martha....Clare Shearer (mezzo-soprano)

Vaudémont....Peter Hoare (tenor)

King Rene....Ilya Bannik (bass)

Robert....Vladimir Moroz (baritone)

Ebn-Hakir....Pavel Baransky (baritone)

Bertrand....David Soar (bass)

Almeric....Yemm (tenor)

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor).

20060102

Continuing the special Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

Featuring Verdi's Requiem, presented by Petroc Trelawny, and recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

The BBC Philharmonic's Principal Conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, led an all-Italian line-up of soloists in Verdi's profoundly beautiful, operatically-proportioned masterpiece.

Verdi's daring arrangement of the Latin text for the Requiem Mass brought its share of criticism in his day, but its sheer magnificence remains unsurpassed.

Verdi: Requiem

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)

Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano)

Giuseppe Filianoti (tenor)

Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

Tchaikovsky's rarely performed one-act opera Iolanta is a simple but touching fairytale, which tells the story of a blind, innocent heroine, Iolanta, who falls in love with the knight Vaudémont.

As her love is awakened, her sight gradually returns.

Originally commissioned and first performed with The Nutcracker, it is fitting that these two works were reunited for this Proms performance.

Presented by Martin Handley, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (excerpts)

Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (concert performance, sung in Russian)

Iolanta....Nuccia Focile (soprano)

Brigitta....Elizabeth Donovan (soprano)

Laura....Camilla Roberts (mezzo-soprano)

Martha....Clare Shearer (mezzo-soprano)

Vaudémont....Peter Hoare (tenor)

King Rene....Ilya Bannik (bass)

Robert....Vladimir Moroz (baritone)

Ebn-Hakir....Pavel Baransky (baritone)

Bertrand....David Soar (bass)

Almeric....Yemm (tenor)

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor).

20060103

Continuing the special Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

Featuring Ravi Shankar, the legendary ambassador of Indian classical music.

He made his Proms debut at the age of 85.

His daughter and protégée Anoushka joined him for a sequence of evening ragas.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, and presented by Martin Handley.

Trad (Indian): Sandhya (evening) ragas

(introduced from the stage by Ravi Shankar)

Ravi Shankar (sitar)

Anoushka Shankar (sitar)

with Tanmoy Bose (tabla).

With an all-Haydn programme, featuring a heavenly motet, a rousing symphony, and a seafaring Mass marking the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Presented by Catherine Bott, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Haydn: Motet Insanae et vanae curae; Symphony No 90 in C; Missa in angustiis (Nelson Mass)

Luba Orgonásová (soprano)

Wilke te Brummelstroete (mezzo-soprano)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Alastair Miles (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

In his monumental 3rd Symphony, Mahler attempted to create an all-encompassing work of art, reflecting the entire world through the elements of Nature, Man, God and Love.

For the first of two ambitious concerts at the Proms, The Cleveland Orchestra devoted itself to this epic hymn to the universe.

Presented by Sarah Walker, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Mahler: Symphony No 3 in Dm

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Trinity Boys' Choir

Women of The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor).

20060103

Continuing the special Christmas series of highlights from the summer Proms.

Featuring Ravi Shankar, the legendary ambassador of Indian classical music.

He made his Proms debut at the age of 85.

His daughter and protégée Anoushka joined him for a sequence of evening ragas.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, and presented by Martin Handley.

Trad (Indian): Sandhya (evening) ragas

(introduced from the stage by Ravi Shankar)

Ravi Shankar (sitar)

Anoushka Shankar (sitar)

with Tanmoy Bose (tabla).

With an all-Haydn programme, featuring a heavenly motet, a rousing symphony, and a seafaring Mass marking the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Presented by Catherine Bott, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Haydn: Motet Insanae et vanae curae; Symphony No 90 in C; Missa in angustiis (Nelson Mass)

Luba Orgonásová (soprano)

Wilke te Brummelstroete (mezzo-soprano)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Alastair Miles (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

In his monumental 3rd Symphony, Mahler attempted to create an all-encompassing work of art, reflecting the entire world through the elements of Nature, Man, God and Love.

For the first of two ambitious concerts at the Proms, The Cleveland Orchestra devoted itself to this epic hymn to the universe.

Presented by Sarah Walker, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Mahler: Symphony No 3 in Dm

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Trinity Boys' Choir

Women of The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor).

20060104

Continuing the special series of highlights from the summer Proms.

Zubin Mehta made a rare London appearance to conduct the first of the Vienna Philharmonic's two Proms - with Haydn's rousing Drumroll symphony, the dramatic suite Berg compiled from his first opera (ending the season of centenary celebrations of the composer) and one of the seminal works of the 20th Century, Stravinsky's hedonistic ballet score.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Haydn: Symphony No 103 in E flat, Drumroll

Berg: Three Fragments from Wozzeck

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Katarina Dalayman (soprano)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Zubin Mehta (conductor).

20060104

Continuing the special series of highlights from the summer Proms.

Zubin Mehta made a rare London appearance to conduct the first of the Vienna Philharmonic's two Proms - with Haydn's rousing Drumroll symphony, the dramatic suite Berg compiled from his first opera (ending the season of centenary celebrations of the composer) and one of the seminal works of the 20th Century, Stravinsky's hedonistic ballet score.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Haydn: Symphony No 103 in E flat, Drumroll

Berg: Three Fragments from Wozzeck

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Katarina Dalayman (soprano)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Zubin Mehta (conductor).

20060105

Continuing the special series of highlights from the summer Proms.

'From the heart, may it reach to the heart', runs Beethoven's inscription on the score of his uniquely dramatic and highly personal setting of the Mass.

Making their second appearance at the Proms, The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus took up the challenge of this all-encompassing work.

Presented by Sarah Walker, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Beethoven: Missa solemnis (Mass in D)

Emily Magee (soprano)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Michael Volle (bass)

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor).

In the first of two eagerly-awaited Proms under the baton of its new music director, the world-renowned Dutch orchestra performed Mahler's massive 6th Symphony.

The fateful hammer blows of the work's finale seem to foretell the tragedies that the composer himself was soon to face - his daughter's death and the diagnosis of his own fatal heart condition.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Mahler: Symphony No 6 in Am

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor).

20060105

Continuing the special series of highlights from the summer Proms.

'From the heart, may it reach to the heart', runs Beethoven's inscription on the score of his uniquely dramatic and highly personal setting of the Mass.

Making their second appearance at the Proms, The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus took up the challenge of this all-encompassing work.

Presented by Sarah Walker, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Beethoven: Missa solemnis (Mass in D)

Emily Magee (soprano)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Michael Volle (bass)

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor).

In the first of two eagerly-awaited Proms under the baton of its new music director, the world-renowned Dutch orchestra performed Mahler's massive 6th Symphony.

The fateful hammer blows of the work's finale seem to foretell the tragedies that the composer himself was soon to face - his daughter's death and the diagnosis of his own fatal heart condition.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Mahler: Symphony No 6 in Am

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor).

20060106

Continuing this special Christmas and New Year series of highlights from last summer's Proms.

Purcell's lavish semi-opera, a spectacular reworking of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream, was a huge success when it was premiered at the Dorset Garden Theatre in 1692, and contains some of the composer's most ethereal and sensual music.

Oberon and Titania are the quarrelling King and Queen of the Fairies who inhabit a bizarre unfolding world of farce and wit.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Purcell: The Fairy Queen (concert performance)

Rebecca Outram (soprano)

Mhairi Lawson (soprano)

Julia Gooding (soprano)

Susan Hemington-Jones (soprano)

Daniel Auchincloss (tenor)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Mark Le Brocq (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Jonathan Best (bass)

Gabrieli Consort & Players

Paul McCreesh (director).

20060106

Continuing this special Christmas and New Year series of highlights from last summer's Proms.

Purcell's lavish semi-opera, a spectacular reworking of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream, was a huge success when it was premiered at the Dorset Garden Theatre in 1692, and contains some of the composer's most ethereal and sensual music.

Oberon and Titania are the quarrelling King and Queen of the Fairies who inhabit a bizarre unfolding world of farce and wit.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Purcell: The Fairy Queen (concert performance)

Rebecca Outram (soprano)

Mhairi Lawson (soprano)

Julia Gooding (soprano)

Susan Hemington-Jones (soprano)

Daniel Auchincloss (tenor)

Charles Daniels (tenor)

Mark Le Brocq (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Jonathan Best (bass)

Gabrieli Consort & Players

Paul McCreesh (director).

20060109

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

Louise Fryer presents a selection of music that reflects last year's Proms nautical theme, Wagner's musical depiction of a storm-tossed sea provides a tempestuous contrast with the sunrise opening of Strauss' tone poem.

Pianist Emanuel Ax joined the visiting Zurich orchestra in Beethoven's grandiose and lyrical concerto.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Emanuel Ax (piano)

Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich

Conducted by David Zinman

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in C m

R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra.

20060109

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

Louise Fryer presents a selection of music that reflects last year's Proms nautical theme, Wagner's musical depiction of a storm-tossed sea provides a tempestuous contrast with the sunrise opening of Strauss' tone poem.

Pianist Emanuel Ax joined the visiting Zurich orchestra in Beethoven's grandiose and lyrical concerto.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Emanuel Ax (piano)

Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich

Conducted by David Zinman

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in C m

R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra.

20060110

Continuing this special Christmas and New Year series of highlights from last summer's Proms.

Sandy Burnett presents patriotic music from both sides of the Atlantic in this exciting collaboration between top student orchestras from New York and London, brought together by Berlioz champion Sir Colin Davis.

The concert culminated in a performance of the French composer's dream-fantasy.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Juilliard Orchestra

Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 6 in Em

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique.

20060110

Continuing this special Christmas and New Year series of highlights from last summer's Proms.

Sandy Burnett presents patriotic music from both sides of the Atlantic in this exciting collaboration between top student orchestras from New York and London, brought together by Berlioz champion Sir Colin Davis.

The concert culminated in a performance of the French composer's dream-fantasy.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Juilliard Orchestra

Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 6 in Em

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique.

20060111

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

The annual Proms performance of Beethoven's monumental choral symphony was paired last year with the UK premiere of a colourful work for large orchestra by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina.

After its Boston premiere, also conducted by Kurt Masur, critics praised its gorgeous orchestration and fascinating combinations of percussion.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Sofia Gubaidulina: The Light of the End (UK premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in Dm, Choral

Christiane Libor (soprano)

Jean Rigby (mezzo-soprano)

Thomas Studebaker (tenor)

Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass-baritone)

Finchley Children's Music Group

London Philharmonic Choir

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Kurt Masur (conductor).

20060111

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

The annual Proms performance of Beethoven's monumental choral symphony was paired last year with the UK premiere of a colourful work for large orchestra by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina.

After its Boston premiere, also conducted by Kurt Masur, critics praised its gorgeous orchestration and fascinating combinations of percussion.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Sofia Gubaidulina: The Light of the End (UK premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in Dm, Choral

Christiane Libor (soprano)

Jean Rigby (mezzo-soprano)

Thomas Studebaker (tenor)

Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass-baritone)

Finchley Children's Music Group

London Philharmonic Choir

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Kurt Masur (conductor).

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a feast of sparkling music from Britain's most famous Victorian operatic duo - Gilbert and Sullivan.

Featuring The Yeoman of the Guard - overture; the Pineapple Poll suite, based on Gilbert's ballad The Bumboat Woman's Story, as originally arranged by Sir Charles Mackerras in the 1950s; and in the second part, a voyage aboard HMS Pinafore.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

(Continues at 8.25pm after Twenty Minutes)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a feast of sparkling music from Britain's most famous Victorian operatic duo - Gilbert and Sullivan.

Featuring The Yeoman of the Guard - overture; the Pineapple Poll suite, based on Gilbert's ballad The Bumboat Woman's Story, as originally arranged by Sir Charles Mackerras in the 1950s; and in the second part, a voyage aboard HMS Pinafore.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

(Continues at 8.25pm after Twenty Minutes)

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Presented by Sean Rafferty.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a Proms performance of Purcell's The Fairy Queen, Acts 1-3.

Purcell's lavish semi-opera - a spectacular reworking of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - was a huge success when it was premiered at the Dorset Garden Theatre in 1692, and contains some of the composer's most ethereal and sensual music.

Oberon and Titania are the quarrelling King and Queen of the Fairies who inhabit a bizarre unfolding world of farce and wit.

Rebecca Outram, Mhairi Lawson, Julia Gooding, Susan Hemington-Jones (soprano)

Daniel Auchincloss, Charles Daniels, Mark Le Brocq (tenor)

Peter Harvey, Jonathan Best (bass)

Gabrieli Consort and Players

Paul McCreesh (director)

Continues at 7.55pm after Twenty Minutes

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Presented by Sean Rafferty.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a Proms performance of Purcell's The Fairy Queen, Acts 1-3.

Purcell's lavish semi-opera - a spectacular reworking of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - was a huge success when it was premiered at the Dorset Garden Theatre in 1692, and contains some of the composer's most ethereal and sensual music.

Oberon and Titania are the quarrelling King and Queen of the Fairies who inhabit a bizarre unfolding world of farce and wit.

Rebecca Outram, Mhairi Lawson, Julia Gooding, Susan Hemington-Jones (soprano)

Daniel Auchincloss, Charles Daniels, Mark Le Brocq (tenor)

Peter Harvey, Jonathan Best (bass)

Gabrieli Consort and Players

Paul McCreesh (director)

Continues at 7.55pm after Twenty Minutes

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A newly commissioned Concerto for Orchestra opens the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' first Prom of the season, with its principal conductor.

There is also Benjamin Britten's enchanting early song cycle; plus the rarely-performed original version of Vaughan Williams' A London Symphony, restoring the work's 'epic Mahlerian grandeur', according to Richard Hickox.

Presented by Chris de Souza.

Michael Berkeley: Concerto for Orchestra (BBC commission, world premiere)

Britten: Quatre chansons françaises

Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (original version)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor)

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A newly commissioned Concerto for Orchestra opens the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' first Prom of the season, with its principal conductor.

There is also Benjamin Britten's enchanting early song cycle; plus the rarely-performed original version of Vaughan Williams' A London Symphony, restoring the work's 'epic Mahlerian grandeur', according to Richard Hickox.

Presented by Chris de Souza.

Michael Berkeley: Concerto for Orchestra (BBC commission, world premiere)

Britten: Quatre chansons françaises

Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (original version)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor)

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Continuing this season's theme of music related to the sea, Thea Musgrave's new set of Turneresque seascapes launches the Prom session, followed by Rachmaninov's sparklingly virtuosic concerto and, after the interval, Nielsen's dramatic symphony, which celebrates the elemental energy of life.

Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall by Sandy Burnett.

Thea Musgrave: Turbulent Landscapes (London premiere)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp m

Nielsen: Symphony No 4, The Inextinguishable

Stephen Hough (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä (conductor)

Continues at 8.20pm after Twenty Minutes

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Continuing this season's theme of music related to the sea, Thea Musgrave's new set of Turneresque seascapes launches the Prom session, followed by Rachmaninov's sparklingly virtuosic concerto and, after the interval, Nielsen's dramatic symphony, which celebrates the elemental energy of life.

Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall by Sandy Burnett.

Thea Musgrave: Turbulent Landscapes (London premiere)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp m

Nielsen: Symphony No 4, The Inextinguishable

Stephen Hough (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä (conductor)

Continues at 8.20pm after Twenty Minutes

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Continuing this season's theme of music related to the sea, Thea Musgrave's new set of Turneresque seascapes launches the Prom session, followed by Rachmaninov's sparklingly virtuosic concerto and Nielsen's dramatic symphony, which celebrates the elemental energy of life.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Sandy Burnett.

Thea Musgrave: Turbulent Landscapes (London premiere)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp m

Nielsen: Symphony No 4, The Inextinguishable

Stephen Hough (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä (conductor)

Presented by Catherine Bott, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

The year's first Late Night Prom boasts an all-Haydn programme, with a heavenly motet, a rousing symphony and a seafaring Mass marking the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Haydn: Motet Insanae et vanae curae; Symphony No 90 in C; Missa in angustiis ('Nelson' Mass)

Luba Orgonáová (soprano)

Wilke te Brummelstroete (mezzo-soprano)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Alastair Miles (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

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Continuing this season's theme of music related to the sea, Thea Musgrave's new set of Turneresque seascapes launches the Prom session, followed by Rachmaninov's sparklingly virtuosic concerto and Nielsen's dramatic symphony, which celebrates the elemental energy of life.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Sandy Burnett.

Thea Musgrave: Turbulent Landscapes (London premiere)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp m

Nielsen: Symphony No 4, The Inextinguishable

Stephen Hough (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä (conductor)

Presented by Catherine Bott, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

The year's first Late Night Prom boasts an all-Haydn programme, with a heavenly motet, a rousing symphony and a seafaring Mass marking the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Haydn: Motet Insanae et vanae curae; Symphony No 90 in C; Missa in angustiis ('Nelson' Mass)

Luba Orgonáová (soprano)

Wilke te Brummelstroete (mezzo-soprano)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Alastair Miles (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Another chance to hear an exotic score by Stravinsky that highlights this season's fairytale theme.

It contrasts with Ravel's bittersweet homage to a vanished world.

Also James MacMillan conducts his new organ concerto, a riotous piece that transforms the Royal Albert Hall's recently refurbished organ to produce a cacophony of animal sounds.

Stravinsky: The Nightingale (concert performance; sung in Russian)

Nightingale....Olga Trifonova (soprano)

Cook....Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Fisherman....Evgeny Akimov (tenor)

Emperor of China....Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

Chamberlain....Darren Jeffery (bass-baritone)

Bonze....Daniel Borowski (bass)

Death....Irina Tchistyakova (mezzo-soprano)

Wayne Marshall (organ)

BBC Singers

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda, James MacMillan (conductor)

James MacMillan: A Scotch Bestiary for organ and orchestra (London premiere)

Ravel: La valse

Rpt of Thu 7.30pm

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Petroc Trelawny.

An exotic score by Stravinsky highlights this season's fairytale theme, and contrasts with, after the interval, Ravel's bittersweet homage to a vanished world.

Continues at 8.40pm after the Proms Quiz

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From the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Another chance to hear an exotic score by Stravinsky that highlights this season's fairytale theme.

It contrasts with Ravel's bittersweet homage to a vanished world.

Also James MacMillan conducts his new organ concerto, a riotous piece that transforms the Royal Albert Hall's recently refurbished organ to produce a cacophony of animal sounds.

Stravinsky: The Nightingale (concert performance; sung in Russian)

Nightingale....Olga Trifonova (soprano)

Cook....Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Fisherman....Evgeny Akimov (tenor)

Emperor of China....Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

Chamberlain....Darren Jeffery (bass-baritone)

Bonze....Daniel Borowski (bass)

Death....Irina Tchistyakova (mezzo-soprano)

Wayne Marshall (organ)

BBC Singers

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda, James MacMillan (conductor)

James MacMillan: A Scotch Bestiary for organ and orchestra (London premiere)

Ravel: La valse

Rpt of Thu 7.30pm

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Petroc Trelawny.

An exotic score by Stravinsky highlights this season's fairytale theme, and contrasts with, after the interval, Ravel's bittersweet homage to a vanished world.

Continues at 8.40pm after the Proms Quiz

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A favourite Proms soloist plays Mozart's folk-inspired violin concerto, and, after the interval, Mahler's turbulent symphony, with its heart-rending adagietto written for his wife as an expression of their love.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 3 in Gm, K216

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp m

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)

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A favourite Proms soloist plays Mozart's folk-inspired violin concerto, and, after the interval, Mahler's turbulent symphony, with its heart-rending adagietto written for his wife as an expression of their love.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Tommy Pearson.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 3 in Gm, K216

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp m

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)

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Blue Peter presenters Liz Barker, Zoe Salmon and Gethin Jones are the guides for an action-packed voyage across the high seas complete with storms, pirates and sailors and into the fantasy realms of sugar plum fairies and fairy godmothers.

Along the way they meet a Sorcerer's Apprentice and take a detour into the Sci-Fi worlds of Star Wars and Doctor Who.

And on the final leg of the journey, there's a family sing-along, Last Night of the Proms style.

Paul Kieve (magician)

New London Children's Choir, in collaboration with Schools Music Association

Prince Consort (percussion)

Kevin Hathway (director)

BBC Philharmonic

Jason Lai (conductor)

Hope: Blue Peter theme

John Williams: Star Wars theme

Trad.

What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?

(Maori): Pokarekare Ana

Richard Wilkins: Pirates on Parade

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker, Dance of Sugar Plum Fairy

Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice, cut version

Britten: Peter Grimes, Storm Interlude

Prokofiev: Cinderella Midnight and Waltz

Debussy: La Mer (3rd mvt)

Ron Grainger arr.

Christopher Austin: Doctor Who theme

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

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Blue Peter presenters Liz Barker, Zoe Salmon and Gethin Jones are the guides for an action-packed voyage across the high seas complete with storms, pirates and sailors and into the fantasy realms of sugar plum fairies and fairy godmothers.

Along the way they meet a Sorcerer's Apprentice and take a detour into the Sci-Fi worlds of Star Wars and Doctor Who.

And on the final leg of the journey, there's a family sing-along, Last Night of the Proms style.

Paul Kieve (magician)

New London Children's Choir, in collaboration with Schools Music Association

Prince Consort (percussion)

Kevin Hathway (director)

BBC Philharmonic

Jason Lai (conductor)

Hope: Blue Peter theme

John Williams: Star Wars theme

Trad.

What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?

(Maori): Pokarekare Ana

Richard Wilkins: Pirates on Parade

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker, Dance of Sugar Plum Fairy

Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice, cut version

Britten: Peter Grimes, Storm Interlude

Prokofiev: Cinderella Midnight and Waltz

Debussy: La Mer (3rd mvt)

Ron Grainger arr.

Christopher Austin: Doctor Who theme

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

The majestic sea port of Liverpool provides its finest musicians tonight for Mendelssohn's stormy crossing and Vaughan Williams' epic setting of Walt Whitman's sea poems, inspiring a human voyage into the unknown.

Bruch's violin concerto sees the triumphant return of the 2003 Last Night soloist Leila Josefowicz.

Presented by Chris de Souza.

Mendelssohn: Overture The Hebrides, Fingal's Cave

Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 in Gm

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

Janice Watson (soprano)

Dwayne Croft (baritone)

RLPO Chorus

Chester Festival Chorus

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Gerard Schwarz (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

The majestic sea port of Liverpool provides its finest musicians tonight for Mendelssohn's stormy crossing and Vaughan Williams' epic setting of Walt Whitman's sea poems, inspiring a human voyage into the unknown.

Bruch's violin concerto sees the triumphant return of the 2003 Last Night soloist Leila Josefowicz.

Presented by Chris de Souza.

Mendelssohn: Overture The Hebrides, Fingal's Cave

Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 in Gm

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

Janice Watson (soprano)

Dwayne Croft (baritone)

RLPO Chorus

Chester Festival Chorus

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Gerard Schwarz (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Chris de Souza presents the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in the concluding part of this Prom, with work by Vaughan Williams.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Chris de Souza presents the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in the concluding part of this Prom, with work by Vaughan Williams.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Noted Elgar conductor, Mark Elder, conducts what he calls a very special work, with many wonderful moments.

This glorious setting of Cardinal Newman's poem, which was given to Elgar as a wedding present, inspires and compels with a joint choir of over 350 singers, as it follows the journey of Gerontius from his deathbed into the very presence of God.

Presented by Sandy Burnett.

Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)

Paul Groves (tenor)

Matthew Best (bass)

Hallé Youth Choir

Hallé Choir

London Philharmonic Choir

Hallé Orchestra

Mark Elder (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Noted Elgar conductor, Mark Elder, conducts what he calls a very special work, with many wonderful moments.

This glorious setting of Cardinal Newman's poem, which was given to Elgar as a wedding present, inspires and compels with a joint choir of over 350 singers, as it follows the journey of Gerontius from his deathbed into the very presence of God.

Presented by Sandy Burnett.

Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)

Paul Groves (tenor)

Matthew Best (bass)

Hallé Youth Choir

Hallé Choir

London Philharmonic Choir

Hallé Orchestra

Mark Elder (conductor)

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Sandy Burnett presents the Hallé Orchestra's concluding part of Elgar's setting of Cardinal Newman's poem.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

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Sandy Burnett presents the Hallé Orchestra's concluding part of Elgar's setting of Cardinal Newman's poem.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

This season's centenary celebrations of Michael Tippett continue with his extraordinary but rarely-performed depiction of St Augustine's 4th-century vision of eternity.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Tippett: The Vision of St Augustine

Elizabeth Atherton (soprano)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

This season's centenary celebrations of Michael Tippett continue with his extraordinary but rarely-performed depiction of St Augustine's 4th-century vision of eternity.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Tippett: The Vision of St Augustine

Elizabeth Atherton (soprano)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sarah Walker presents the NOW playing Shostakovich's epic Symphony No 10 in Em.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sarah Walker presents the NOW playing Shostakovich's epic Symphony No 10 in Em.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Fairy tales open and close this Prom, with Lyadov's trilogy of folk-infused tone poems and Stravinsky's ballet inspired by Hans Christian Andersen.

Oliver Knussen's settings of four Walt Whitman poems contrast with a new dark and wild orchestral piece from leading German-born composer Detlev Glanert.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Lyadov: Baba-Yaga; The Enchanted Lake; Kikimora

Oliver Knussen: Whitman Settings

Detlev Glanert: Theatrum bestiarum (BBC commission, world premiere)

Claire Booth (soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Storgårds (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Fairy tales open and close this Prom, with Lyadov's trilogy of folk-infused tone poems and Stravinsky's ballet inspired by Hans Christian Andersen.

Oliver Knussen's settings of four Walt Whitman poems contrast with a new dark and wild orchestral piece from leading German-born composer Detlev Glanert.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Lyadov: Baba-Yaga; The Enchanted Lake; Kikimora

Oliver Knussen: Whitman Settings

Detlev Glanert: Theatrum bestiarum (BBC commission, world premiere)

Claire Booth (soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Storgårds (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In the second part, Christopher Cook presents the BBC SO performing Stravinsky's The Fairy's Kiss.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In the second part, Christopher Cook presents the BBC SO performing Stravinsky's The Fairy's Kiss.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Musical story-telling through fairy-tales, letters and pictures.

Two of Ravel's most enduring works, including his orchestration of Mussorgsky's ever-popular pianistic gallery, frame the young Stravinsky's fantastical scherzo and Dutilleux's sumptuous song cycle.

Barbara Hannigan's soprano soars over haunting harmonies in this London premiere.

Presented by Paul Guinery.

Ravel: Mother Goose - Suite

Henri Dutilleux: Correspondances (London premiere)

Barbara Hannigan (soprano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Musical story-telling through fairy-tales, letters and pictures.

Two of Ravel's most enduring works, including his orchestration of Mussorgsky's ever-popular pianistic gallery, frame the young Stravinsky's fantastical scherzo and Dutilleux's sumptuous song cycle.

Barbara Hannigan's soprano soars over haunting harmonies in this London premiere.

Presented by Paul Guinery.

Ravel: Mother Goose - Suite

Henri Dutilleux: Correspondances (London premiere)

Barbara Hannigan (soprano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Paul Guinery presents the City of Birmingham SO performing work by Stravinsky and Musorgsky.

Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique

Musorgsky orch.

Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Paul Guinery presents the City of Birmingham SO performing work by Stravinsky and Musorgsky.

Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique

Musorgsky orch.

Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A Proms debut and a sparkling programme for a versatile chamber orchestra beginning with Beethoven's mythical overture and Tippet's tribute to British music through the ages.

Soprano Kate Royal, winner of last year's Ferrier Award, joins them for two timeless Mozart arias, and the evening concludes with Beethoven's Little F major.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus - overture

Tippett: Divertimento on Sellingers Round

Mozart: Concert arias; Bella mia fiamma; Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia

Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F

Kate Royal (soprano)

Manchester Camerata

Douglas Boyd (conductor).

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A Proms debut and a sparkling programme for a versatile chamber orchestra beginning with Beethoven's mythical overture and Tippet's tribute to British music through the ages.

Soprano Kate Royal, winner of last year's Ferrier Award, joins them for two timeless Mozart arias, and the evening concludes with Beethoven's Little F major.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus - overture

Tippett: Divertimento on Sellingers Round

Mozart: Concert arias; Bella mia fiamma; Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia

Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F

Kate Royal (soprano)

Manchester Camerata

Douglas Boyd (conductor).

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Based on music composed for François Girard's award winning 1999 film, The Red Violin, John Corigliano's new concerto receives its UK premiere.

Under their principal conductor, and winner of this year's Female Artist of the Year at the Classical Brit Awards.

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra also performs John Adams' popular foxtrot and excerpts from Prokofiev's passionate ballet score.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

John Adams: The Chairman Dances

John Corigliano: Violin Concerto, The Red Violin (UK premiere)

Joshua Bell (violin)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop (conductor)

(Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Based on music composed for François Girard's award winning 1999 film, The Red Violin, John Corigliano's new concerto receives its UK premiere.

Under their principal conductor, and winner of this year's Female Artist of the Year at the Classical Brit Awards.

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra also performs John Adams' popular foxtrot and excerpts from Prokofiev's passionate ballet score.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

John Adams: The Chairman Dances

John Corigliano: Violin Concerto, The Red Violin (UK premiere)

Joshua Bell (violin)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop (conductor)

(Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sarah Walker presents the Bournemouth SO performing excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sarah Walker presents the Bournemouth SO performing excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A mixed bag of emotions tonight in this all-Russian Prom, beginning with the sad story of the snow maiden who can only survive as long as her heart remains untouched by love and ending with the last piece that Prokovief was ever to conduct - his immensely popular fifth Symphony - a work that reaffirms faith in life and human happiness.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Sergey Khachatryan (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Tchaikovsky: The Snow Maiden

Introduction: Melodrama (Act 2)

Dance of the Tumblers (Act 3)

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1 in Am

(Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A mixed bag of emotions tonight in this all-Russian Prom, beginning with the sad story of the snow maiden who can only survive as long as her heart remains untouched by love and ending with the last piece that Prokovief was ever to conduct - his immensely popular fifth Symphony - a work that reaffirms faith in life and human happiness.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Sergey Khachatryan (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Tchaikovsky: The Snow Maiden

Introduction: Melodrama (Act 2)

Dance of the Tumblers (Act 3)

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1 in Am

(Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes)

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Stephanie Hughes presents the BBC Philharmonic performing Prokofiev's Symphony No 5 in B flat minor.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Stephanie Hughes presents the BBC Philharmonic performing Prokofiev's Symphony No 5 in B flat minor.

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The second part of the Gilbert and Sullivan fest from the Royal Albert Hall, with the focus on a voyage aboard HMS Pinafore, with a host of seafaring soloists.

Sir Joseph Porter....Richard Suart (baritone)

Captain Corcoran....Neal Davies (bass)

Ralph Rackstraw....Timothy Robinson (tenor)

Josephine....Sally Matthews (soprano)

Little Buttercup....Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano)

Dick Deadeye....Peter Sidhorn (baritone)

Bill Bobstay, Boatswains Mate....Owen Gilhooly (baritone)

Bob Becket, Carpenter's Mate....Stephen Richardson (bass)

Cousin Hebe....Wendy Dawn Thompson (mezzo-soprano)

Tim Brooke-taylor (narrator)

Maida Vale Singers

BBC Concert Orchestra

Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor).

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The second part of the Gilbert and Sullivan fest from the Royal Albert Hall, with the focus on a voyage aboard HMS Pinafore, with a host of seafaring soloists.

Sir Joseph Porter....Richard Suart (baritone)

Captain Corcoran....Neal Davies (bass)

Ralph Rackstraw....Timothy Robinson (tenor)

Josephine....Sally Matthews (soprano)

Little Buttercup....Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano)

Dick Deadeye....Peter Sidhorn (baritone)

Bill Bobstay, Boatswains Mate....Owen Gilhooly (baritone)

Bob Becket, Carpenter's Mate....Stephen Richardson (bass)

Cousin Hebe....Wendy Dawn Thompson (mezzo-soprano)

Tim Brooke-taylor (narrator)

Maida Vale Singers

BBC Concert Orchestra

Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor).

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The final two acts from the Proms performance of Purcell's The Fairy Queen, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

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The final two acts from the Proms performance of Purcell's The Fairy Queen, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

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The world premiere of a newly commissioned Concerto for Orchestra opens the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' first Prom of the season, with its principal conductor.

There is also Benjamin Britten's enchanting early song cycle and, after the interval, the rarely-performed original version of Vaughan Williams' A London Symphony, restoring the work's 'epic Mahlerian grandeur', according to Richard Hickox.

Presented by Chris de Souza, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Michael Berkeley: Concerto for Orchestra (BBC commission, world premiere)

Britten: Quatre chansons françaises

Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (original version)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Continues at 8.00pm after Twenty Minutes

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The world premiere of a newly commissioned Concerto for Orchestra opens the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' first Prom of the season, with its principal conductor.

There is also Benjamin Britten's enchanting early song cycle and, after the interval, the rarely-performed original version of Vaughan Williams' A London Symphony, restoring the work's 'epic Mahlerian grandeur', according to Richard Hickox.

Presented by Chris de Souza, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Michael Berkeley: Concerto for Orchestra (BBC commission, world premiere)

Britten: Quatre chansons françaises

Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (original version)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Continues at 8.00pm after Twenty Minutes

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The BBC National Orchestra of Wales' Proms performance focuses on the original version of Vaughan Williams' A London Symphony.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

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The BBC National Orchestra of Wales' Proms performance focuses on the original version of Vaughan Williams' A London Symphony.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

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The second part of the live concert from the Proms focuses on Nielsen's dramatic Symphony No 4.

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The second part of the live concert from the Proms focuses on Nielsen's dramatic Symphony No 4.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Petroc Trelawny.

The second half of the concert focuses on Ravel's La valse and James MacMillan's new organ concerto, A Scotch Bestiary for organ and orchestra.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Petroc Trelawny.

The second half of the concert focuses on Ravel's La valse and James MacMillan's new organ concerto, A Scotch Bestiary for organ and orchestra.

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The Proms concert spotlights Mahler's turbulent Symphony No 5.

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The Proms concert spotlights Mahler's turbulent Symphony No 5.

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First Night of the Proms

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus launch the 111th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.

Sir Roger Norrington conducts an all-star line-up in Tippett's powerful oratorio marking the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Janine Jansen, performs the ever-popular Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, and this year's Proms theme of the Sea is launched with Berlioz's thrilling overture.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Janine Jansen (violin)

Indra Thomas (soprano)

Christine Rice (mezzo soprano)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Sir Willard White (bass)

Berlioz: Overture The Corsair

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in Em

Elgar: Overture Cockaigne

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

Continues at 8.15pm after Twenty Minutes: Talking Proms

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First Night of the Proms

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus launch the 111th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.

Sir Roger Norrington conducts an all-star line-up in Tippett's powerful oratorio marking the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Janine Jansen, performs the ever-popular Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, and this year's Proms theme of the Sea is launched with Berlioz's thrilling overture.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Janine Jansen (violin)

Indra Thomas (soprano)

Christine Rice (mezzo soprano)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Sir Willard White (bass)

Berlioz: Overture The Corsair

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in Em

Elgar: Overture Cockaigne

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

Continues at 8.15pm after Twenty Minutes: Talking Proms

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First Night of the Proms: In the concluding part of tonight's concert, Stephanie Hughes presents the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performing Tippett's A Child of Our Time.

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First Night of the Proms: In the concluding part of tonight's concert, Stephanie Hughes presents the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performing Tippett's A Child of Our Time.