BBC Proms 2006

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2006083020060906

Bach, Shakespeare and the Requiem Mass are all influences behind the UK première of Turnage's A Relic of Memory.

That's followed by Prokofiev's virtuosic and ground-breaking piano concerto which caused a near-riot at its première in 1913.

Rachmaninov's epic choral symphony provides the conclusion.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mark-Anthony Turnage: A Relic of Memory (UK premiere)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 in Gm

Rachmaninov: The Bells

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Tatiana Monogarova (soprano)

Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor)

Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

London Philharmonic Choir

Philharmonia Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

2006083020060906

Bach, Shakespeare and the Requiem Mass are all influences behind the UK première of Turnage's A Relic of Memory.

That's followed by Prokofiev's virtuosic and ground-breaking piano concerto which caused a near-riot at its première in 1913.

Rachmaninov's epic choral symphony provides the conclusion.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mark-Anthony Turnage: A Relic of Memory (UK premiere)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 in Gm

Rachmaninov: The Bells

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Tatiana Monogarova (soprano)

Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor)

Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

London Philharmonic Choir

Philharmonia Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

2006083120060907

Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov conducts Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3; preceded by Barber's First Essay, which has always suffered from being in the shadow of his famous Adagio - which was premiered at the same concert.

The concert concludes with Mahler's searing symphony, which he dedicated to his beloved wife Alma.

Presented by Christopher Cook, from the Royal Albert Hall.

Barber: First Essay for Orchestra

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in Cm

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp m

Llyr Williams (piano)

Minnesota Orchestra

Osma Vänskä (conductor)

2006083120060907

Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov conducts Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3; preceded by Barber's First Essay, which has always suffered from being in the shadow of his famous Adagio - which was premiered at the same concert.

The concert concludes with Mahler's searing symphony, which he dedicated to his beloved wife Alma.

Presented by Christopher Cook, from the Royal Albert Hall.

Barber: First Essay for Orchestra

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 3 in Cm

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp m

Llyr Williams (piano)

Minnesota Orchestra

Osma Vänskä (conductor)

2006090120060908

The Proms concert gets off to a flying start with Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg's architecturally inspired new work - written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's stunning new concert hall designed by Frank Gehry.

Then it's Mendelssohn's fresh and original violin concerto, with Sibelius' soaring Fifth Symphony concluding the concert.

Presented by Sarah Walker, from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Magnus Lindberg: Sculpture (UK Première)

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in Em

Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

2006090120060908

The Proms concert gets off to a flying start with Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg's architecturally inspired new work - written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's stunning new concert hall designed by Frank Gehry.

Then it's Mendelssohn's fresh and original violin concerto, with Sibelius' soaring Fifth Symphony concluding the concert.

Presented by Sarah Walker, from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Magnus Lindberg: Sculpture (UK Première)

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in Em

Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

2006090220060904

Visions of the Apocalypse haunt the first of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera) Proms.

Lyadov's evocation of a mighty angel at the Last Judgement prefaces Shostakovich's choral symphony with its recounting of the 1941 massacre of the Jews at Babi Yar in the Ukraine.

No less deeply felt, Sibelius' only concerto is performed by one of greatest violinists of his generation, who has a long association with the featured orchestra and conductor.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Lyadov: From the Apocalypse

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in Dm

Shostakovich: Symphony No 13 in B flat m, Babi Yar

Bass soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre

Vadim Repin (violin)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera)

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

2006090220060904

Visions of the Apocalypse haunt the first of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera) Proms.

Lyadov's evocation of a mighty angel at the Last Judgement prefaces Shostakovich's choral symphony with its recounting of the 1941 massacre of the Jews at Babi Yar in the Ukraine.

No less deeply felt, Sibelius' only concerto is performed by one of greatest violinists of his generation, who has a long association with the featured orchestra and conductor.

Presented by Rob Cowan.

Lyadov: From the Apocalypse

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in Dm

Shostakovich: Symphony No 13 in B flat m, Babi Yar

Bass soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre

Vadim Repin (violin)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera)

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

20060905

Periods of historical turmoil drive this Prom.

Berlioz's red-hot overture unmasks the tyrannical treatment of political prisoners in the Middle Ages, while MacMillan's haunting piece is a requiem for a woman caught up in the witch-hunts of the Scottish Reformation.

Elgar's wistful symphony was written in the twilight days of Edwardian Britain amid the growing international tensions that led to the Great War.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Berlioz: Overture Les francs-juges

MacMillan: The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E flat

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

20060905

Periods of historical turmoil drive this Prom.

Berlioz's red-hot overture unmasks the tyrannical treatment of political prisoners in the Middle Ages, while MacMillan's haunting piece is a requiem for a woman caught up in the witch-hunts of the Scottish Reformation.

Elgar's wistful symphony was written in the twilight days of Edwardian Britain amid the growing international tensions that led to the Great War.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Berlioz: Overture Les francs-juges

MacMillan: The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E flat

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

20061224

Introduced by John Shea.

Handel, arr.

Mozart: Alexander's Feast

Sally Matthews (soprano)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

The English Concert and Choir

Andrew Manze (conductor).

20061224

Introduced by John Shea.

Handel, arr.

Mozart: Alexander's Feast

Sally Matthews (soprano)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

The English Concert and Choir

Andrew Manze (conductor).

20061225

Another chance to hear an all-Mozart concert from the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Lawrence Power (viola)

UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

Maxim Vengerov (violin/conductor)

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 2

Sinfonia concertante in E flat, K364

Violin Concerto No 4

Symphony No 29.

20061225

Another chance to hear an all-Mozart concert from the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Lawrence Power (viola)

UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

Maxim Vengerov (violin/conductor)

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 2

Sinfonia concertante in E flat, K364

Violin Concerto No 4

Symphony No 29.

20061226

Two pieces by internationally feted pianist Andras Schiff given as part of a Mozart recital during the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Rondo in A minor, K511; Sonata in A, K331.

20061226

Two pieces by internationally feted pianist Andras Schiff given as part of a Mozart recital during the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Rondo in A minor, K511; Sonata in A, K331.

20061227

Sarah Walker presents a concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Hilary Summers (mezzo)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

King's Consort and Choir

Robert King (conductor)

Michael Haydn: Requiem Mass

Mozart: Symphony No 31 (Paris)

Mozart: Mass in C, K317 (Coronation Mass).

Fiona Talkington presents a concert recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Yuri Bashmet (viola)

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

Shostakovich: The Golden Age (excerpts)

Schnittke: Viola Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 (Pathetique).

20061227

Sarah Walker presents a concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Hilary Summers (mezzo)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

King's Consort and Choir

Robert King (conductor)

Michael Haydn: Requiem Mass

Mozart: Symphony No 31 (Paris)

Mozart: Mass in C, K317 (Coronation Mass).

Fiona Talkington presents a concert recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

Yuri Bashmet (viola)

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

Shostakovich: The Golden Age (excerpts)

Schnittke: Viola Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 (Pathetique).

20061228

An all-Mozart concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Veronique Gens (soprano)

Lars Vogt (piano)

Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra

Ivor Bolton (conductor)

Mozart:

Symphony No 34

Piano Concerto No 24

Vorrei punirti, indegno (La finta giardiniera)

Ch'io mi scordi di te

Symphony No 38 (Prague).

A concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Simon Rattle (conductor)

Mozart: Symphony No 25

Hanspeter Kyburz: Noesis

Debussy, orch.

Matthews: 3 Preludes: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest; Feuilles mortes; Feux d'artifice

Mozart: Symphony No 40.

20061228

An all-Mozart concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Veronique Gens (soprano)

Lars Vogt (piano)

Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra

Ivor Bolton (conductor)

Mozart:

Symphony No 34

Piano Concerto No 24

Vorrei punirti, indegno (La finta giardiniera)

Ch'io mi scordi di te

Symphony No 38 (Prague).

A concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Simon Rattle (conductor)

Mozart: Symphony No 25

Hanspeter Kyburz: Noesis

Debussy, orch.

Matthews: 3 Preludes: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest; Feuilles mortes; Feux d'artifice

Mozart: Symphony No 40.

20061229

Stephanie Hughes introduces a concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Simon Rattle (conductor)

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1

Bruckner: Symphony No 7.

20061229

Stephanie Hughes introduces a concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Simon Rattle (conductor)

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1

Bruckner: Symphony No 7.

20061231

Another chance to hear the traditional Last Night concert from the 2006 season, from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Mark Elder (conductor)

Shostakovich: Festive Overture

Borodin: No sleep, no rest (Prince Igor)

Verdi: Gran dio!...

O de verd'anni miei (Ernani)

Rubinstein: Epithalamium (Nero)

Colin Mathews: Vivo

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 2

Wagner: Entry of the Guests (Tannhauser)

Coates: Calling All Workers

Bizet: Toreador's Song (Carmen)

Soloviev-Sedoy: Moscow Nights

Sonia Possetti, arr.

Matthew Barley: Bullanguera

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 (Land of Hope and Glory)

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

Bob Chilcott)

Parry, orch.

Elgar: Jerusalem

The National Anthem (arr.

Wood).

20061231

Another chance to hear the traditional Last Night concert from the 2006 season, from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Mark Elder (conductor)

Shostakovich: Festive Overture

Borodin: No sleep, no rest (Prince Igor)

Verdi: Gran dio!...

O de verd'anni miei (Ernani)

Rubinstein: Epithalamium (Nero)

Colin Mathews: Vivo

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 2

Wagner: Entry of the Guests (Tannhauser)

Coates: Calling All Workers

Bizet: Toreador's Song (Carmen)

Soloviev-Sedoy: Moscow Nights

Sonia Possetti, arr.

Matthew Barley: Bullanguera

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 (Land of Hope and Glory)

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

Bob Chilcott)

Parry, orch.

Elgar: Jerusalem

The National Anthem (arr.

Wood).

20070101

The Great Venetians

Another chance to hear a BBC Proms 2006 concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, by His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

Pieces by Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Grandi and Rigatti.

A concert from the 2006 BBC Proms season, given at the Royal Albert Hall by Artur Pizarro (piano), Juan Diego Florez (tenor) and BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

20070101

The Great Venetians

Another chance to hear a BBC Proms 2006 concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, by His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

Pieces by Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Grandi and Rigatti.

A concert from the 2006 BBC Proms season, given at the Royal Albert Hall by Artur Pizarro (piano), Juan Diego Florez (tenor) and BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

20070102

Another chance to hear the late-night concert from the BBC Proms 2006 season celebrating the seventieth birthday of Steve Reich, one of the founding fathers of American Minimalism.

Colin Currie (percussion)

Richard Benjafield (percussion)

Antoine Bedewi (percussion)

Joby Burgess (percussion)

Andrew Cottee (percussion/organ)

Owen Gunnell (percussion)

David Jackson (percussion)

Adrian Spillett (percussion)

Rowland Sutherland (piccolo)

Sam Walton (percussion)

Synergy Vocals

Clapping Music; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ; Drumming.

Another chance to hear a concert given by Orchestre National de France conducted by Kurt Masur as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Henze: Five Messages for the Queen of Sheba

Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 in C (Leningrad).

20070102

Another chance to hear the late-night concert from the BBC Proms 2006 season celebrating the seventieth birthday of Steve Reich, one of the founding fathers of American Minimalism.

Colin Currie (percussion)

Richard Benjafield (percussion)

Antoine Bedewi (percussion)

Joby Burgess (percussion)

Andrew Cottee (percussion/organ)

Owen Gunnell (percussion)

David Jackson (percussion)

Adrian Spillett (percussion)

Rowland Sutherland (piccolo)

Sam Walton (percussion)

Synergy Vocals

Clapping Music; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ; Drumming.

Another chance to hear a concert given by Orchestre National de France conducted by Kurt Masur as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Henze: Five Messages for the Queen of Sheba

Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 in C (Leningrad).

20070103

Another chance to hear a late-night concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Mary King (mezzo)

Christopher Gillett (tenor)

London Sinfonietta

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

Hans Werner Henze: Voices.

Another chance to hear a concert from the BBC Proms 2006 season, with Leonard Slatkin conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Lang Lang (piano) at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Ives: Symphony No 2

Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 in Em

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel.

20070103

Another chance to hear a late-night concert given at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Mary King (mezzo)

Christopher Gillett (tenor)

London Sinfonietta

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

Hans Werner Henze: Voices.

Another chance to hear a concert from the BBC Proms 2006 season, with Leonard Slatkin conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Lang Lang (piano) at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Ives: Symphony No 2

Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 in Em

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel.

20070104

Four pieces from a Mozart recital by internationally feted pianist Andras Schiff.

Fantasia in D minor K397

Adagio in B minor, K540

Rondo in D, K485

Sonata in A minor, K310.

Another chance to hear a concert by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Charles Mackerras, given as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Mozart: Symphony No 35 (Haffner)

Mass in Cm, K427 (Great).

20070104

Four pieces from a Mozart recital by internationally feted pianist Andras Schiff.

Fantasia in D minor K397

Adagio in B minor, K540

Rondo in D, K485

Sonata in A minor, K310.

Another chance to hear a concert by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Charles Mackerras, given as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Mozart: Symphony No 35 (Haffner)

Mass in Cm, K427 (Great).

20070105

Another chance to hear a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, given as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Featuring Beethoven's Symphony No 5.

20070105

Another chance to hear a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, given as part of the BBC Proms 2006 season.

Featuring Beethoven's Symphony No 5.

20070519

Petroc Trelawny presents a repeat of one of the series of Proms Saturday matinee concerts recorded at London's Cadogan Hall last year by one of Britain's leading chamber orchestras.

A rare chance to hear Mozart's only incidental music for the theatre as well as his lighthearted Little Night Music and a new work by the orchestra's associate composer Benjamin Wallfisch.

Fflur Wyn (soprano)

Christine Cairns (mezzo-soprano)

Christopher Lemmings (tenor)

Stephan Loges (baritone)

Orchestra of St John's

OSJ Voices

John Lubbock, Benjamin Wallfisch (conductors)

Mozart: Overture (The Magic Flute)

Wallfisch: Escape Velocity (world premiere)

Mozart: Serenade in G, K525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik)

Mozart: Thamos, King of Egypt, K345.

20070519

Petroc Trelawny presents a repeat of one of the series of Proms Saturday matinee concerts recorded at London's Cadogan Hall last year by one of Britain's leading chamber orchestras.

A rare chance to hear Mozart's only incidental music for the theatre as well as his lighthearted Little Night Music and a new work by the orchestra's associate composer Benjamin Wallfisch.

Fflur Wyn (soprano)

Christine Cairns (mezzo-soprano)

Christopher Lemmings (tenor)

Stephan Loges (baritone)

Orchestra of St John's

OSJ Voices

John Lubbock, Benjamin Wallfisch (conductors)

Mozart: Overture (The Magic Flute)

Wallfisch: Escape Velocity (world premiere)

Mozart: Serenade in G, K525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik)

Mozart: Thamos, King of Egypt, K345.

20070526

Petroc Trelawny presents a repeat of one of the series of Proms Saturday Matinee Concerts recorded at London's Cadogan Hall last summer.

Schnittke's witty homage to Mozart and Haydn sets the scene for two works by Mozart himself: a youthful symphony and the celebratory Haffner Serenade written for a wedding, which incorporates a mini violin concerto in the middle.

David Juritz (violin)

London Mozart Players

Isabelle van Keulen (violin/director)

Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn

Mozart: Symphony No 14 in A, K114

Mozart: Serenade in D, K250 (Haffner).

20070526

Petroc Trelawny presents a repeat of one of the series of Proms Saturday Matinee Concerts recorded at London's Cadogan Hall last summer.

Schnittke's witty homage to Mozart and Haydn sets the scene for two works by Mozart himself: a youthful symphony and the celebratory Haffner Serenade written for a wedding, which incorporates a mini violin concerto in the middle.

David Juritz (violin)

London Mozart Players

Isabelle van Keulen (violin/director)

Schnittke: Moz-Art a la Haydn

Mozart: Symphony No 14 in A, K114

Mozart: Serenade in D, K250 (Haffner).

20070616

Another chance to hear part of the celebrations for Mozart's 250th anniversary from last year's Proms.

The Camerata Salzburg, a chamber orchestra from the composer's birthplace, is directed by violinist Leonidas Kavakos, who is also soloist in one of Mozart's concertos.

Mozart's First Symphony was written by the eight year old prodigy on a visit to London, while the concert ends with the first of Haydn's exhilarating Paris symphonies.

Mozart: Symphony No 1 in E flat; Violin Concerto No 3 in G

Haydn: Symphony No 82 in C (The Bear).

20070616

Another chance to hear part of the celebrations for Mozart's 250th anniversary from last year's Proms.

The Camerata Salzburg, a chamber orchestra from the composer's birthplace, is directed by violinist Leonidas Kavakos, who is also soloist in one of Mozart's concertos.

Mozart's First Symphony was written by the eight year old prodigy on a visit to London, while the concert ends with the first of Haydn's exhilarating Paris symphonies.

Mozart: Symphony No 1 in E flat; Violin Concerto No 3 in G

Haydn: Symphony No 82 in C (The Bear).

Bbc Proms/guardian Young Composers' Concert20060817

For the past five months young composers throughout the country have had a chance to send Radio 3 their compositions.

Creative director Peter Wiegold and his team have combed through them, selecting the winning pieces and workshopping them.

We hear these pieces performed by the Endymion Ensemble, alongside works by Birtwistle and Ligeti.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Gyorgy Ligeti: Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet (selection)

Tim Rolfe: Jaggled

Michael Cutting: Shadows

Toby Young: Dirty Linoleum

Nasotam Horn: Continental Drifts

Murray du Plessis: Storm in a Teacup

Mark Simpson: Lov(escape)

Harrison Birtwistle: Carmen arcadiae mechanicae perpetuum

Endymion Ensemble

Peter Wiegold (director).

Bbc Proms/guardian Young Composers' Concert20060817

For the past five months young composers throughout the country have had a chance to send Radio 3 their compositions.

Creative director Peter Wiegold and his team have combed through them, selecting the winning pieces and workshopping them.

We hear these pieces performed by the Endymion Ensemble, alongside works by Birtwistle and Ligeti.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Gyorgy Ligeti: Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet (selection)

Tim Rolfe: Jaggled

Michael Cutting: Shadows

Toby Young: Dirty Linoleum

Nasotam Horn: Continental Drifts

Murray du Plessis: Storm in a Teacup

Mark Simpson: Lov(escape)

Harrison Birtwistle: Carmen arcadiae mechanicae perpetuum

Endymion Ensemble

Peter Wiegold (director).

Preview Evening20060713

Stephanie Hughes and Rob Cowan look forward to another summer of world-class music as the 112th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts begins tomorrow night.

Students from the Royal College of Music, who are appearing in this year's Proms Composer Portraits, perform live in the studio, and Stephanie and Rob select their musical highlights of the season.

Guests include the Controller of the Proms, Nicholas Kenyon, straight from the First Night rehearsals at the Royal Albert Hall.

He answers listeners' questions.

Composer Anthony Payne talks about his reconstruction of the sketches of Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 6 which will be premiered this season.

Two Proms conductors Robert King and Mark Elder - introduce the anniversaries of Mozart and Shostakovich, and some of the foreign orchestras send audio postcards as they prepare to travel to London.

There's also a chance to win a DAB radio and a pair of weekend Arena passes in the special Preview Evening competition.

Preview Evening20060713

Stephanie Hughes and Rob Cowan look forward to another summer of world-class music as the 112th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts begins tomorrow night.

Students from the Royal College of Music, who are appearing in this year's Proms Composer Portraits, perform live in the studio, and Stephanie and Rob select their musical highlights of the season.

Guests include the Controller of the Proms, Nicholas Kenyon, straight from the First Night rehearsals at the Royal Albert Hall.

He answers listeners' questions.

Composer Anthony Payne talks about his reconstruction of the sketches of Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 6 which will be premiered this season.

Two Proms conductors Robert King and Mark Elder - introduce the anniversaries of Mozart and Shostakovich, and some of the foreign orchestras send audio postcards as they prepare to travel to London.

There's also a chance to win a DAB radio and a pair of weekend Arena passes in the special Preview Evening competition.

01AFirst Night Of The Proms20060714

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Jirí Belohlávek lifts the baton for the first time in his new role as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra to launch the 112th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.

The concert lights the candles for the Proms' season-long celebration of Mozart's 250th birthday and Shostakovich's centenary and features music from Belohlávek's homeland with works by fellow Czechs Smetana and Dvorák.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)

Sir John Tomlinson (bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor).


Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro - Overture; The Marriage of Figaro - aria 'Porgi amor'; Idomeneo - recit and aria 'Oh smania! oh furie!....D'Oreste, d'Aiace
Smetana: Ma vlást - Vltava
Dvorák: Te Deum.

01AFirst Night Of The Proms20060714

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Jirí Belohlávek lifts the baton for the first time in his new role as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra to launch the 112th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.

The concert lights the candles for the Proms' season-long celebration of Mozart's 250th birthday and Shostakovich's centenary and features music from Belohlávek's homeland with works by fellow Czechs Smetana and Dvorák.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)

Sir John Tomlinson (bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor).


Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro - Overture; The Marriage of Figaro - aria 'Porgi amor'; Idomeneo - recit and aria 'Oh smania! oh furie!....D'Oreste, d'Aiace
Smetana: Ma vlást - Vltava
Dvorák: Te Deum.

01BFirst Night Of The Proms20060714

Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 in Dm

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)

Sir John Tomlinson (bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor).

01BFirst Night Of The Proms20060714

Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 in Dm

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)

Sir John Tomlinson (bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor).

02AMozart The Dramatist20060715

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Martin Handley presents a whistle-stop tour of most of Mozart's major operas with a superb cast of soloists and a conductor with a flair for this music.

Sir Roger Norrington delights in Mozart's unerring sense of character, and an ability to put those characters into his music.

Idomeneo - Ballet Music

Mitridate - 'Se viver non degg'io'

Zaide -'Nur mutig, mein Herze'

Lucio Silla - 'Fra i pensier'

The Abduction from the Seraglio - Act 2 Finale (quartet)

Anna Leese (soprano)

Rebecca Nash (soprano)

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Benjamin Hulett (tenor)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Kyle Ketelsen (baritone)

Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

BBC Singers (men's voices)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

02AMozart The Dramatist20060715

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Martin Handley presents a whistle-stop tour of most of Mozart's major operas with a superb cast of soloists and a conductor with a flair for this music.

Sir Roger Norrington delights in Mozart's unerring sense of character, and an ability to put those characters into his music.

Idomeneo - Ballet Music

Mitridate - 'Se viver non degg'io'

Zaide -'Nur mutig, mein Herze'

Lucio Silla - 'Fra i pensier'

The Abduction from the Seraglio - Act 2 Finale (quartet)

Anna Leese (soprano)

Rebecca Nash (soprano)

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Benjamin Hulett (tenor)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Kyle Ketelsen (baritone)

Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

BBC Singers (men's voices)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

02BMozart The Dramatist20060715

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Martin Handley presents a whistle-stop tour of most of Mozart's major operas with a superb cast of soloists and a conductor with a flair for this music.

Sir Roger Norrington delights in Mozart's unerring sense of character, and an ability to put those characters into his music, culminating in the hellfire finale of Don Giovanni.

La clemenza di Tito - Overture

Don Giovanni - 'Dalla sua pace'

The Marriage of Figaro - excerpts from Act 3

The Magic Flute - 'Ach, ich fühl's' (Pamina)

Don Giovanni - Act 2 Finale (Supper Scene & Epilogue)

Anna Leese (soprano)

Rebecca Nash (soprano)

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Benjamin Hulett (tenor)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Kyle Ketelsen (baritone)

Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

BBC Singers (men's voices)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor).

02BMozart The Dramatist20060715

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Martin Handley presents a whistle-stop tour of most of Mozart's major operas with a superb cast of soloists and a conductor with a flair for this music.

Sir Roger Norrington delights in Mozart's unerring sense of character, and an ability to put those characters into his music, culminating in the hellfire finale of Don Giovanni.

La clemenza di Tito - Overture

Don Giovanni - 'Dalla sua pace'

The Marriage of Figaro - excerpts from Act 3

The Magic Flute - 'Ach, ich fühl's' (Pamina)

Don Giovanni - Act 2 Finale (Supper Scene & Epilogue)

Anna Leese (soprano)

Rebecca Nash (soprano)

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Benjamin Hulett (tenor)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Kyle Ketelsen (baritone)

Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

BBC Singers (men's voices)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor).

04A20060717

Hallé Orchestra

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In the first of four Proms performances marking Colin Matthews' 60th Birthday, his sparkling and atmospheric Horn Concerto is played by the soloist for whom it was written.

Debussy's surging orchestral seascape and Sibelius' expansive symphony are conducted by Mark Elder, who will return to the podium for the Last Night.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Debussy: La Mer

Colin Matthews: Horn Concerto

Richard Watkins (horn)

Hallé

Mark Elder (conductor)
[Continues at 8.10pm after Twenty Minutes.

04A20060717

Hallé Orchestra

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In the first of four Proms performances marking Colin Matthews' 60th Birthday, his sparkling and atmospheric Horn Concerto is played by the soloist for whom it was written.

Debussy's surging orchestral seascape and Sibelius' expansive symphony are conducted by Mark Elder, who will return to the podium for the Last Night.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Debussy: La Mer

Colin Matthews: Horn Concerto

Richard Watkins (horn)

Hallé

Mark Elder (conductor)
[Continues at 8.10pm after Twenty Minutes.

04B20060717

Halle Orchestra

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Sibelius' expansive symphony is conducted by Mark Elder, who will return to the podium for the Last Night.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Sibelius: Symphony No 1 in Em

Richard Watkins (horn)

Hallé

Mark Elder (conductor).

04B20060717

Halle Orchestra

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Sibelius' expansive symphony is conducted by Mark Elder, who will return to the podium for the Last Night.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Sibelius: Symphony No 1 in Em

Richard Watkins (horn)

Hallé

Mark Elder (conductor).

0520060717

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, a Mozart-infused Late Night Prom with Jonathan Dove's playfully allusive wind octet which weaves in melodies from the Marriage of Figaro, Colin Matthews' realisation of Mozart's musical-dice game, and finally Mozart appears in person with his sublime Gran Partita to end the concert.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch.

Jonathan Dove: Figures in the Garden

Colin Matthews: To compose without the least knowledge of music

Mozart: Serenade in B flat, K361 Gran Partita

London Winds

Michael Collins (clarinet/director).

0520060717

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, a Mozart-infused Late Night Prom with Jonathan Dove's playfully allusive wind octet which weaves in melodies from the Marriage of Figaro, Colin Matthews' realisation of Mozart's musical-dice game, and finally Mozart appears in person with his sublime Gran Partita to end the concert.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch.

Jonathan Dove: Figures in the Garden

Colin Matthews: To compose without the least knowledge of music

Mozart: Serenade in B flat, K361 Gran Partita

London Winds

Michael Collins (clarinet/director).

06ACosi Fan Tutte20060718

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the Glyndebourne Festival Opera's version of Mozart's Cosí fan tutte.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Possibly the most musically perfect of all Mozart's operas, Cosí fan tutte is, superficially, a comedy about four young lovers, a cynical older man and a scheming maid, but it's a comedy with a dark underbelly, dealing with the whole nature of romantic love versus basic human failings.

Fiordiligi....Miah Persson

Dorabella....Anke Vondung

Ferrando....Topi Lehtipuu

Guglielmo....Luca Pisaroni

Don Alfonso....Nicolas Rivenq

Despina....Ainhoa Garmendia

Glyndebourne Chorus

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Iván Fischer (conductor)

06ACosi Fan Tutte20060718

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the Glyndebourne Festival Opera's version of Mozart's Cosí fan tutte.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Possibly the most musically perfect of all Mozart's operas, Cosí fan tutte is, superficially, a comedy about four young lovers, a cynical older man and a scheming maid, but it's a comedy with a dark underbelly, dealing with the whole nature of romantic love versus basic human failings.

Fiordiligi....Miah Persson

Dorabella....Anke Vondung

Ferrando....Topi Lehtipuu

Guglielmo....Luca Pisaroni

Don Alfonso....Nicolas Rivenq

Despina....Ainhoa Garmendia

Glyndebourne Chorus

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Iván Fischer (conductor)

06BCosi Fan Tutte20060718

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the second Act of Mozart's Cosí fan tutte.

Fiordiligi....Miah Persson

Dorabella....Anke Vondung

Ferrando....Topi Lehtipuu

Guglielmo....Luca Pisaroni

Don Alfonso....Nicolas Rivenq

Despina....Ainhoa Garmendia

Glyndebourne Chorus

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Iván Fischer (conductor).

06BCosi Fan Tutte20060718

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the second Act of Mozart's Cosí fan tutte.

Fiordiligi....Miah Persson

Dorabella....Anke Vondung

Ferrando....Topi Lehtipuu

Guglielmo....Luca Pisaroni

Don Alfonso....Nicolas Rivenq

Despina....Ainhoa Garmendia

Glyndebourne Chorus

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Iván Fischer (conductor).

07ABirthday Concert For Hm The Queen20060719

A special concert to mark the 80th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are guests of honour at the Prom.

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queen's Music, and Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate, have created a special musical birthday present for Her Majesty - a new cantata exploring the themes of constancy and the environment, to be performed by massed children's voices, fanfare trumpeters and orchestra.

Youth remains centre stage with the teenage soloist in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.

Arr.

Gordon Jacobs: The National Anthem

Maxwell Davies: A Little Birthday Music (BBC Commission: World Premiere)

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K622

Julian Bliss (basset clarinet)

Choristers of the Chapels Royal St James' Palace and Hampton Court Palace

City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

Children's International Voices of Enfield

Finchley Children's Music Group

New London Children's Choir

Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs

Trinity Boys' Choir

Fanfare Trumpeters of the Scots Guards

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlávek (conductor)

(Continues at 8.25pm after Twenty Minutes)

07ABirthday Concert For Hm The Queen20060719

A special concert to mark the 80th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are guests of honour at the Prom.

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queen's Music, and Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate, have created a special musical birthday present for Her Majesty - a new cantata exploring the themes of constancy and the environment, to be performed by massed children's voices, fanfare trumpeters and orchestra.

Youth remains centre stage with the teenage soloist in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.

Arr.

Gordon Jacobs: The National Anthem

Maxwell Davies: A Little Birthday Music (BBC Commission: World Premiere)

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K622

Julian Bliss (basset clarinet)

Choristers of the Chapels Royal St James' Palace and Hampton Court Palace

City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

Children's International Voices of Enfield

Finchley Children's Music Group

New London Children's Choir

Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs

Trinity Boys' Choir

Fanfare Trumpeters of the Scots Guards

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlávek (conductor)

(Continues at 8.25pm after Twenty Minutes)

07BBirthday Concert For Hm The Queen20060719

Continuing the special concert to mark the 80th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, with conductor Jiri Belohlávek bringing an authentic Czech stamp to Dvorák's popular Symphony.

Dvorák: Symphony No 9 in Em, From the New World

Julian Bliss (basset clarinet)

Choristers of the Chapels Royal St James' Palace and Hampton Court Palace

City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

Children's International Voices of Enfield

Finchley Children's Music Group

New London Children's Choir

Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs

Trinity Boys' Choir

Fanfare Trumpeters of the Scots Guards

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlávek (conductor).

07BBirthday Concert For Hm The Queen20060719

Continuing the special concert to mark the 80th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, with conductor Jiri Belohlávek bringing an authentic Czech stamp to Dvorák's popular Symphony.

Dvorák: Symphony No 9 in Em, From the New World

Julian Bliss (basset clarinet)

Choristers of the Chapels Royal St James' Palace and Hampton Court Palace

City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

Children's International Voices of Enfield

Finchley Children's Music Group

New London Children's Choir

Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs

Trinity Boys' Choir

Fanfare Trumpeters of the Scots Guards

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlávek (conductor).

08A20060720

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Musically, an all-Russian concert, but with literary associations that stretch from Russia to Italy and England.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Tolstoy's great Russian classic provides the inspiration for Prokofiev's Overture, while Shostakovich's setting of sonnets by the great Italian Renaissance painter and sculptor was written to mark the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's birth.

Prokofiev: War and Peace - Overture

Shostakovich: Suite on verses by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

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08A20060720

Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Musically, an all-Russian concert, but with literary associations that stretch from Russia to Italy and England.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Tolstoy's great Russian classic provides the inspiration for Prokofiev's Overture, while Shostakovich's setting of sonnets by the great Italian Renaissance painter and sculptor was written to mark the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's birth.

Prokofiev: War and Peace - Overture

Shostakovich: Suite on verses by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

r).

08B20060720

The evening's all-Russian concert takes on an English flavour as Prokofiev calls on Elizabethan England and Shakespeare's story of star-crossed lovers to inspire his vibrant ballet score.

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - excerpts

Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conducto.

08B20060720

The evening's all-Russian concert takes on an English flavour as Prokofiev calls on Elizabethan England and Shakespeare's story of star-crossed lovers to inspire his vibrant ballet score.

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - excerpts

Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conducto.

0920060721

Featuring a hallucinatory, micro-tonal work for two groups of strings by the late Hungarian composer György Ligeti; followed by a rare opportunity to hear a performance of the original version of Schumann's Fourth symphony.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.


Ligeti: Ramifications
Schumann: Symphony No 4 in Dm
Northern Sinfonia

Thomas Zehetmair (conductor/violin)

Brahms' popular concerto rounds off the evening's Proms performance.

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D

Northern Sinfonia

0920060721

Featuring a hallucinatory, micro-tonal work for two groups of strings by the late Hungarian composer György Ligeti; followed by a rare opportunity to hear a performance of the original version of Schumann's Fourth symphony.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.


Ligeti: Ramifications
Schumann: Symphony No 4 in Dm
Northern Sinfonia

Thomas Zehetmair (conductor/violin)

Brahms' popular concerto rounds off the evening's Proms performance.

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D

Northern Sinfonia

11A20060722

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Martin Handley presents two Czech works in tonight's Prom: a suite based on Janacek's enchanting opera about the adventures of a frisky young vixen and Dvorák's deeply expressive symphony.

Continuing this year's Mozart festivities, two leading European pianists make their Proms duo debut with the delightful concerto for two pianos which Mozart wrote to perform with his sister.

Janacek (ed.

Mackerras): The Cunning Little Vixen - suite

Mozart: Concerto in E flat for two pianos, K365

Till Fellner (piano)

Paul Lewis (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor)
[Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes.

11A20060722

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Martin Handley presents two Czech works in tonight's Prom: a suite based on Janacek's enchanting opera about the adventures of a frisky young vixen and Dvorák's deeply expressive symphony.

Continuing this year's Mozart festivities, two leading European pianists make their Proms duo debut with the delightful concerto for two pianos which Mozart wrote to perform with his sister.

Janacek (ed.

Mackerras): The Cunning Little Vixen - suite

Mozart: Concerto in E flat for two pianos, K365

Till Fellner (piano)

Paul Lewis (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor)
[Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes.

11B20060722

Martin Handley presents the second of tonight's Czech works live from the Royal Albert Hall, London - Dvorák's deeply expressive symphony.

Dvorák: Symphony No 7 in Dm

Till Fellner (piano)

Paul Lewis (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor).

11B20060722

Martin Handley presents the second of tonight's Czech works live from the Royal Albert Hall, London - Dvorák's deeply expressive symphony.

Dvorák: Symphony No 7 in Dm

Till Fellner (piano)

Paul Lewis (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor).

12A20060723

Blue Peter Prom - Safari

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Blue Peter presenters Zoë Salmon and Matt Baker, along with Chris Collins, let loose a musical menagerie with birds from Mozart and Stravinsky; a cat from Aaron Copland and a whole collection of two-and four-legged creatures from the irrepressible Saint-Saëns.

And there's the excitement of the unveiling of a new arrangement of the famous Blue Peter Theme.

Hope: Blue Peter Theme - Barnacle Bill

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 - Scherzo

Mozart: The Magic Flute - Papageno's Birdcatcher Song

Julian Nott Arr.

Robin McEwan: Wallace and Gromit - The Curse

Feather & Grabowsky Arr.

Bill Connor: Jungle Rhythm from Jungle Book 2

Stravinsky: The Firebird - Infernal Dance and Finale

Chris Jarvis (narrator)

Micallef Inanga (piano duo)

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (baritone)

Music Makers

Islington Music Centre Children's Choir

BBC Philharmonic

Alexander Shelley (conductor)

12A20060723

Blue Peter Prom - Safari

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Blue Peter presenters Zoë Salmon and Matt Baker, along with Chris Collins, let loose a musical menagerie with birds from Mozart and Stravinsky; a cat from Aaron Copland and a whole collection of two-and four-legged creatures from the irrepressible Saint-Saëns.

And there's the excitement of the unveiling of a new arrangement of the famous Blue Peter Theme.

Hope: Blue Peter Theme - Barnacle Bill

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 - Scherzo

Mozart: The Magic Flute - Papageno's Birdcatcher Song

Julian Nott Arr.

Robin McEwan: Wallace and Gromit - The Curse

Feather & Grabowsky Arr.

Bill Connor: Jungle Rhythm from Jungle Book 2

Stravinsky: The Firebird - Infernal Dance and Finale

Chris Jarvis (narrator)

Micallef Inanga (piano duo)

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (baritone)

Music Makers

Islington Music Centre Children's Choir

BBC Philharmonic

Alexander Shelley (conductor)

12B20060723

Blue Peter Prom - Safari

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Blue Peter presenters Zoë Salmon and Matt Baker, along with Chris Collins, let loose a musical menagerie with a cat from Aaron Copland and a whole collection of two-and four-legged creatures from the irrepressible Saint-Saëns.

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Paul Patterson: The Three Little Pigs, excerpt

Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals, excerpts

Britten: 'Night Song' from The Little Sweep

Christophe Barratier and Bruno Coulais: Caresse sur l'Océan, from Les Choristes

Copland: I Bought Me a Cat, from Old American Songs

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

Hope arr.

Murray Gold: Blue Peter Theme, world première

Chris Jarvis (narrator)

Micallef Inanga (piano duo)

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (baritone)

Music Makers

Islington Music Centre Children's Choir

BBC Philharmonic

Alexander Shelley (conductor).

12B20060723

Blue Peter Prom - Safari

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Blue Peter presenters Zoë Salmon and Matt Baker, along with Chris Collins, let loose a musical menagerie with a cat from Aaron Copland and a whole collection of two-and four-legged creatures from the irrepressible Saint-Saëns.

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Paul Patterson: The Three Little Pigs, excerpt

Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals, excerpts

Britten: 'Night Song' from The Little Sweep

Christophe Barratier and Bruno Coulais: Caresse sur l'Océan, from Les Choristes

Copland: I Bought Me a Cat, from Old American Songs

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

Hope arr.

Murray Gold: Blue Peter Theme, world première

Chris Jarvis (narrator)

Micallef Inanga (piano duo)

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (baritone)

Music Makers

Islington Music Centre Children's Choir

BBC Philharmonic

Alexander Shelley (conductor).

13A20060723

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

An all British programme from Richard Hickox in his final Prom as Principal Conductor of tonight's orchestra.

There's an Italian flavour to the music of Elgar's sunny overture, and rich drama in Walton's biblical choral epic, while Bliss explores the relationship between music and colours in his bold and iridescent score.

Presented by Aled Jones.


Elgar: In the South (Alassio)


Bliss: A Colour Symphony


Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

London Symphony Chorus

Cor Caerdydd

London Brass

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor).

13A20060723

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

An all British programme from Richard Hickox in his final Prom as Principal Conductor of tonight's orchestra.

There's an Italian flavour to the music of Elgar's sunny overture, and rich drama in Walton's biblical choral epic, while Bliss explores the relationship between music and colours in his bold and iridescent score.

Presented by Aled Jones.


Elgar: In the South (Alassio)


Bliss: A Colour Symphony


Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

London Symphony Chorus

Cor Caerdydd

London Brass

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor).

13B20060723

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, an all British programme from Richard Hickox in his final Prom as Principal Conductor of tonight's orchestra.

There's rich drama in Walton's biblical choral epic.

Presented by Aled Jones.


Walton: Belshazzar's Feast


Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

London Symphony Chorus

Cor Caerdydd

London Brass

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor).

13B20060723

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, an all British programme from Richard Hickox in his final Prom as Principal Conductor of tonight's orchestra.

There's rich drama in Walton's biblical choral epic.

Presented by Aled Jones.


Walton: Belshazzar's Feast


Bryn Terfel (Bass-Baritone)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

London Symphony Chorus

Cor Caerdydd

London Brass

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Richard Hickox (conductor).

14A20060724

An eclectic programme beginning with Haydn's wake up call for dozing audiences and ending with the dazzling Pierre-Laurent Aimard as the soloist in Brahms' mighty first piano concerto.

George Benjamin's vibrantly coloured new work has been praised for its Middle Eastern flavours and whiff of honky-tonk.

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Haydn: Symphony No 94 in G, Surprise


George Benjamin: Dance Figures, UK premiere


Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

14A20060724

An eclectic programme beginning with Haydn's wake up call for dozing audiences and ending with the dazzling Pierre-Laurent Aimard as the soloist in Brahms' mighty first piano concerto.

George Benjamin's vibrantly coloured new work has been praised for its Middle Eastern flavours and whiff of honky-tonk.

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Haydn: Symphony No 94 in G, Surprise


George Benjamin: Dance Figures, UK premiere


Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

14B20060724

Christopher Cook presents the concluding part of an eclectic programme with the dazzling Pierre-Laurent Aimard as the soloist in Brahms' mighty first piano concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 in Dm

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

14B20060724

Christopher Cook presents the concluding part of an eclectic programme with the dazzling Pierre-Laurent Aimard as the soloist in Brahms' mighty first piano concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 in Dm

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

15A20060725

A distinctly Latin air pervades the hall as Barry Wordsworth makes his final appearance as Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The music travels from Italy to Spain and South America, with sensational Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Floréz making his Proms debut in bel canto arias and popular Latin American songs, while Portuguese pianist Artur Pizarro delights in Falla's heady nocturnal rhapsody.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch.


Rossini: Barber of Seville - Overture


Rossini: Barber of Seville - Cessa di più resistere


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


Donizetti: La Fille du régiment - Ah! mes amis


Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain


Artur Pizarro (piano)

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

15A20060725

A distinctly Latin air pervades the hall as Barry Wordsworth makes his final appearance as Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The music travels from Italy to Spain and South America, with sensational Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Floréz making his Proms debut in bel canto arias and popular Latin American songs, while Portuguese pianist Artur Pizarro delights in Falla's heady nocturnal rhapsody.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch.


Rossini: Barber of Seville - Overture


Rossini: Barber of Seville - Cessa di più resistere


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


Donizetti: La Fille du régiment - Ah! mes amis


Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain


Artur Pizarro (piano)

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

15B20060725

Menéndez and Utrera (arr.

Peña): Aquellos ojos verdes


Monge (arr.

Peña): México lindo


Falla: Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat


Gardel and Le Pera, (arr.

Guinovart): El dia que me quieras

Grever, (arr.

Guinovart): Júrame


Chabrier: España


Artur Pizarro (piano)

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor).

15B20060725

Menéndez and Utrera (arr.

Peña): Aquellos ojos verdes


Monge (arr.

Peña): México lindo


Falla: Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat


Gardel and Le Pera, (arr.

Guinovart): El dia que me quieras

Grever, (arr.

Guinovart): Júrame


Chabrier: España


Artur Pizarro (piano)

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor).

16A20060726

Dazzling young American violinist Leila Josefowicz returns to the Proms with Shostakovich's haunting yet searingly virtuosic concerto.

The influence of Brahms can be heard in Webern's youthful Passacaglia while Brahms' final symphony was the culmination of a lifetime of struggle with symphonic form.

Presented by Sandy Burnett live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Webern: Passacaglia, Op 1


Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1 in Am


Leila Josefowicz (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

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Dazzling young American violinist Leila Josefowicz returns to the Proms with Shostakovich's haunting yet searingly virtuosic concerto.

The influence of Brahms can be heard in Webern's youthful Passacaglia while Brahms' final symphony was the culmination of a lifetime of struggle with symphonic form.

Presented by Sandy Burnett live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Webern: Passacaglia, Op 1


Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1 in Am


Leila Josefowicz (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

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The concert climaxes with Brahms' final Symphony which for him was the culmination of a lifetime of struggle with the symphonic form.

Brahms: Symphony No 4

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

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The concert climaxes with Brahms' final Symphony which for him was the culmination of a lifetime of struggle with the symphonic form.

Brahms: Symphony No 4

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

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The Great Venetians are celebrated tonight with a cross-selection of sacred and secular music from the high water mark of Venice's musical history.

A mosaic of motets, psalm settings and canticles, with performers placed around the Royal Albert Hall to recreate the spatial splendour of the Basilica of St Mark's.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata XIII a 8 (1615)


Monteverdi: Kyrie - Gloria from Messa a 4 voci (1650)


Giovanni Gabrieli: Plaudite, psallite a 12 (1597)


Grandi: Plorabo die ac nocte a 4 (1616)


Rigatti: Dixit Dominus a 8 (1640)


Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata XVIII a 14 (1615)


Monteverdi: Credo from Messa a 4 voci (1650)


Grandi: O beata Virgo a 3 (1613)


Cavalli: Salve Regina a 4 (1656)


Monteverdi: Sanctus - Benedictus - Agnus Dei from Messa a 4 voci (1650)


Rigatti: Magnificat a 7 (1640)


Giovanni Gabrieli: Dulcis Jesu - Sonata con voce a 20


His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts


Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

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The Great Venetians are celebrated tonight with a cross-selection of sacred and secular music from the high water mark of Venice's musical history.

A mosaic of motets, psalm settings and canticles, with performers placed around the Royal Albert Hall to recreate the spatial splendour of the Basilica of St Mark's.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata XIII a 8 (1615)


Monteverdi: Kyrie - Gloria from Messa a 4 voci (1650)


Giovanni Gabrieli: Plaudite, psallite a 12 (1597)


Grandi: Plorabo die ac nocte a 4 (1616)


Rigatti: Dixit Dominus a 8 (1640)


Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata XVIII a 14 (1615)


Monteverdi: Credo from Messa a 4 voci (1650)


Grandi: O beata Virgo a 3 (1613)


Cavalli: Salve Regina a 4 (1656)


Monteverdi: Sanctus - Benedictus - Agnus Dei from Messa a 4 voci (1650)


Rigatti: Magnificat a 7 (1640)


Giovanni Gabrieli: Dulcis Jesu - Sonata con voce a 20


His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts


Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

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A performance of Schumann's romantic concerto from the French pianist Hélène Grimaud, whose recent recording was hailed as a bracing riposte to more sentimentAl Readings.

Before that, German composer Wolfgang Rihm takes us on a journey of musical transformations, while the Prom ends with Mahler's childlike vision of heavenly life.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Wolfgang Rihm: Verwandlung (UK premiere)

Schumann: Piano Concert in Am

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan Nott (conductor)
[Continues at 8.50pm after Twenty Minutes.

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A performance of Schumann's romantic concerto from the French pianist Hélène Grimaud, whose recent recording was hailed as a bracing riposte to more sentimentAl Readings.

Before that, German composer Wolfgang Rihm takes us on a journey of musical transformations, while the Prom ends with Mahler's childlike vision of heavenly life.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Wolfgang Rihm: Verwandlung (UK premiere)

Schumann: Piano Concert in Am

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan Nott (conductor)
[Continues at 8.50pm after Twenty Minutes.

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The Prom ends with Mahler's childlike vision of heavenly life.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan Nott (conductor).

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The Prom ends with Mahler's childlike vision of heavenly life.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan Nott (conductor).

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Conductor Marc Albrecht has rapidly made a name for himself with a commitment to contemporary music and his interpretations of German romantic repertoire.

So it is no surprise that he makes his Proms debut by bringing a new work by Detlev Glanert based on tunes by Brahms as well Brahms' own reworking of the St Anthony Chorale.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale


Brahms/Glanert: Four Preludes and Serious Songs (UK premiere)


Johan Reuter (bass-baritone)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Marc Albrecht (conductor).

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Conductor Marc Albrecht has rapidly made a name for himself with a commitment to contemporary music and his interpretations of German romantic repertoire.

So it is no surprise that he makes his Proms debut by bringing a new work by Detlev Glanert based on tunes by Brahms as well Brahms' own reworking of the St Anthony Chorale.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale


Brahms/Glanert: Four Preludes and Serious Songs (UK premiere)


Johan Reuter (bass-baritone)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Marc Albrecht (conductor).

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The concert ends with Strauss, who justified making himself the hero of his large scale tone poem by quipping that he found himself quite as interesting as Napoleon or Alexander.


Strauss: Ein Heldenleben


Johan Reuter (bass-baritone)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Marc Albrecht (conductor).

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The concert ends with Strauss, who justified making himself the hero of his large scale tone poem by quipping that he found himself quite as interesting as Napoleon or Alexander.


Strauss: Ein Heldenleben


Johan Reuter (bass-baritone)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Marc Albrecht (conductor).

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The first of today's two programmes celebrating the human voice is centered around a newly commissioned work from Orlando Gough, the inspirational director of the diverse vocal group The Shout.

It features youth choirs from across the UK alongside rabble choirs of volunteer singers including the Prommers.

Colourful sacred settings by Bernstein and Poulenc and a cappella works complete the range of vocal expression.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Orlando Gough: Open (world premiere)

Gershwin: An American in Paris

Alan Hovhaness: A Rose Tree Blossoms

Thea Musgrave: On the Underground, Set 2 - In Dreams; The Subway Piranhas; In Dreams

Steven Sametz: I Have Had Singing

Poulenc: Gloria

Carol Grimes and Manickam Yogeswaran (singers)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

The Shout

Rodolfus Choir

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

National Youth Choir of Scotland

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

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The first of today's two programmes celebrating the human voice is centered around a newly commissioned work from Orlando Gough, the inspirational director of the diverse vocal group The Shout.

It features youth choirs from across the UK alongside rabble choirs of volunteer singers including the Prommers.

Colourful sacred settings by Bernstein and Poulenc and a cappella works complete the range of vocal expression.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Orlando Gough: Open (world premiere)

Gershwin: An American in Paris

Alan Hovhaness: A Rose Tree Blossoms

Thea Musgrave: On the Underground, Set 2 - In Dreams; The Subway Piranhas; In Dreams

Steven Sametz: I Have Had Singing

Poulenc: Gloria

Carol Grimes and Manickam Yogeswaran (singers)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

The Shout

Rodolfus Choir

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

National Youth Choir of Scotland

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

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Orlando Gough/Caryl Churchill: We Turned on the Light (BBC commission; first realisation)


Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Carol Grimes and Manickam Yogeswaran (singers)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

The Shout

Rodolfus Choir

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

National Youth Choir of Scotland

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

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Orlando Gough/Caryl Churchill: We Turned on the Light (BBC commission; first realisation)


Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Carol Grimes and Manickam Yogeswaran (singers)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

The Shout

Rodolfus Choir

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

National Youth Choir of Scotland

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

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Wagner's tribute to a medieval guild of Mastersingers opens this second of today's concerts celebrating the human voice.

Protest and the right to protest are the subjects for Michael Henry's Stand, which contrasts with Barber's idyllic memory of an American childhood.

A second realisation of Gough's piece for amateur choirs and rabble is followed after the interval by Prokofiev's patriotic cantata with its chillingly pictoral Battle on the Ice.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Act I Prelude

Michael Henry: Stand

Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Orlando Gough/Caryl Churchill: We Turned on The Light (BBC commission; second realisation)

Christine Brewer (soprano)

Elena Manistina (mezzo-soprano)

The Shout

BBC Symphony Chorus

Huddersfield Choral Society

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (Conductor)

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Wagner's tribute to a medieval guild of Mastersingers opens this second of today's concerts celebrating the human voice.

Protest and the right to protest are the subjects for Michael Henry's Stand, which contrasts with Barber's idyllic memory of an American childhood.

A second realisation of Gough's piece for amateur choirs and rabble is followed after the interval by Prokofiev's patriotic cantata with its chillingly pictoral Battle on the Ice.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Act I Prelude

Michael Henry: Stand

Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Orlando Gough/Caryl Churchill: We Turned on The Light (BBC commission; second realisation)

Christine Brewer (soprano)

Elena Manistina (mezzo-soprano)

The Shout

BBC Symphony Chorus

Huddersfield Choral Society

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (Conductor)

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Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky: cantata

Christine Brewer (soprano)

Elena Manistina (mezzo-soprano)

The Shout

BBC Symphony Chorus

Huddersfield Choral Society

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

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Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky: cantata

Christine Brewer (soprano)

Elena Manistina (mezzo-soprano)

The Shout

BBC Symphony Chorus

Huddersfield Choral Society

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

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Aled Jones presents the first of Haydn's six late Masses live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The life-affirming optimism it expresses contrasts with Schubert's 'Great' final symphony which follows after the interval.

Haydn: Mass in B flat, Heiligmesse

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Alexandra Sherman (mezzo-soprano)

James Edwards (tenor)

Matthew Rose (bass)

BBC Singers

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
[Continues at 7.35pm after Twenty Minutes.

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Aled Jones presents the first of Haydn's six late Masses live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The life-affirming optimism it expresses contrasts with Schubert's 'Great' final symphony which follows after the interval.

Haydn: Mass in B flat, Heiligmesse

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Alexandra Sherman (mezzo-soprano)

James Edwards (tenor)

Matthew Rose (bass)

BBC Singers

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
[Continues at 7.35pm after Twenty Minutes.

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Aled Jones presents Schubert's 'Great' final symphony live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Schumann said of this piece that it reveals to us something more than mere sorrow and joy, "It leads us into regions which - to our best recollection - we had never before experienced."

Schubert: Symphony No 9 in C, 'Great'

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Alexandra Sherman (mezzo-soprano)

James Edwards (tenor)

Matthew Rose (bass)

BBC Singers

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

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Aled Jones presents Schubert's 'Great' final symphony live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Schumann said of this piece that it reveals to us something more than mere sorrow and joy, "It leads us into regions which - to our best recollection - we had never before experienced."

Schubert: Symphony No 9 in C, 'Great'

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Alexandra Sherman (mezzo-soprano)

James Edwards (tenor)

Matthew Rose (bass)

BBC Singers

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

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Rimsky-Korsakov's opera tells of how Tsar Ivan the Terrible's discovery of a secret love-child led him to save a city from destruction.

In contrast Glazunov's beautifully lyrical concerto is performed by one of Britain's finest violinists, Tasmin Little.

Presented by Christopher Cook live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov, Ivan the Terrible, Overture

Glazunov: Violin Concerto in Am

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)
[Continues at 8.25pm after Twenty Minutes.

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Rimsky-Korsakov's opera tells of how Tsar Ivan the Terrible's discovery of a secret love-child led him to save a city from destruction.

In contrast Glazunov's beautifully lyrical concerto is performed by one of Britain's finest violinists, Tasmin Little.

Presented by Christopher Cook live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov, Ivan the Terrible, Overture

Glazunov: Violin Concerto in Am

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)
[Continues at 8.25pm after Twenty Minutes.

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A tragic view of the human effects of war is depicted in Shostakovich's searing 8th Symphony.

Presented by Christopher Cook live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 in Cm

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor).

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A tragic view of the human effects of war is depicted in Shostakovich's searing 8th Symphony.

Presented by Christopher Cook live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 in Cm

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor).

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Alexander's Feast was Handel's first major success in the genre of English oratorio and it so captivated Mozart that he made his own German version of the work.

Based on The Power of Music, an ode for the feast of St Cecilia by Dryden, its ravishing, operatic-style arias, exuberant choruses and rich orchestral writing make a fitting tribute to the patron saint of music.

Presented by Aled Jones live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Handel arr.

Mozart: Alexander's Feast, Part 1

Sally Matthews (soprano)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

The English Concert

Choir of The English Concert

Andrew Manze (conductor)

Continues at 8.20pm after Twenty Minutes

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Alexander's Feast was Handel's first major success in the genre of English oratorio and it so captivated Mozart that he made his own German version of the work.

Based on The Power of Music, an ode for the feast of St Cecilia by Dryden, its ravishing, operatic-style arias, exuberant choruses and rich orchestral writing make a fitting tribute to the patron saint of music.

Presented by Aled Jones live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Handel arr.

Mozart: Alexander's Feast, Part 1

Sally Matthews (soprano)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

The English Concert

Choir of The English Concert

Andrew Manze (conductor)

Continues at 8.20pm after Twenty Minutes

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Aled Jones presents the second part of Mozart's reworking of Handel's oratorio Alexander's Feast, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Handel arr.

Mozart: Alexander's Feast, Part 2

Sally Matthews (soprano)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

The English Concert

Choir of The English Concert

Andrew Manze (conductor).

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Aled Jones presents the second part of Mozart's reworking of Handel's oratorio Alexander's Feast, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Handel arr.

Mozart: Alexander's Feast, Part 2

Sally Matthews (soprano)

Paul Agnew (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

The English Concert

Choir of The English Concert

Andrew Manze (conductor).

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To celebrate Henze's 80th birthday, the London Sinfonietta returns to the Proms with a piece the composer wrote for them in the 1970s.

Voices brings together texts of protest and resistance to injustice from across the globe with a correspondingly diverse range of musical styles, demanding the virtuoso musicians to play an eclectic mix of instruments including steel drums, electric guitars, wine glasses and even balloons.

Presented by Verity Sharp live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Hans Werner Henze: Voices

Mary King (mezzo-soprano)

Christopher Gillett (tenor)

London Sinfonietta

Oliver Knussen (conductor).

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To celebrate Henze's 80th birthday, the London Sinfonietta returns to the Proms with a piece the composer wrote for them in the 1970s.

Voices brings together texts of protest and resistance to injustice from across the globe with a correspondingly diverse range of musical styles, demanding the virtuoso musicians to play an eclectic mix of instruments including steel drums, electric guitars, wine glasses and even balloons.

Presented by Verity Sharp live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Hans Werner Henze: Voices

Mary King (mezzo-soprano)

Christopher Gillett (tenor)

London Sinfonietta

Oliver Knussen (conductor).

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The 2005 Cardiff Singer of the World makes her Proms debut in Britten's precocious settings of Rimbaud's dazzling prose-poems.

Presented by Martin Handley live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 in D, Classical

Britten: Les Illuminations

Evgeny Kissin (piano)

Nicole Cabell (soprano)

Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
[Continues at 8.35pm after Twenty Minutes.

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The 2005 Cardiff Singer of the World makes her Proms debut in Britten's precocious settings of Rimbaud's dazzling prose-poems.

Presented by Martin Handley live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 in D, Classical

Britten: Les Illuminations

Evgeny Kissin (piano)

Nicole Cabell (soprano)

Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
[Continues at 8.35pm after Twenty Minutes.

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The Proms and Elgar's famous Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 are forever linked.

But could this be the night when a new Pomp and Circumstance is hummed on the way home from the hall? Following his extraordinary success with Elgar's 3rd Symphony, Anthony Payne has realised the composer's sketches for a sixth March.

Also, two stunningly virtuosic Russians team up for Shostakovich's capricious First Piano Concerto.

Presented by Martin Handley live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Elgar/Payne: Pomp and Circumstance March No 6 in Gm (world premiere)

JS Bach, orch.

Andrew Davis: Passacaglia and Fugue in Cm, BWV 582

Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings

Evgeny Kissin (piano)

Nicole Cabell (soprano)

Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor).

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The Proms and Elgar's famous Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 are forever linked.

But could this be the night when a new Pomp and Circumstance is hummed on the way home from the hall? Following his extraordinary success with Elgar's 3rd Symphony, Anthony Payne has realised the composer's sketches for a sixth March.

Also, two stunningly virtuosic Russians team up for Shostakovich's capricious First Piano Concerto.

Presented by Martin Handley live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Elgar/Payne: Pomp and Circumstance March No 6 in Gm (world premiere)

JS Bach, orch.

Andrew Davis: Passacaglia and Fugue in Cm, BWV 582

Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings

Evgeny Kissin (piano)

Nicole Cabell (soprano)

Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor).

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The sound of the sea runs deep through Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa's psyche - he sees tonight's piece not only as a musical illustration of the eternal cycle of water but also as a metaphor for the human life-cycle.

Nature also creeps into Mahler's Wayfaring songs.

Presented by Louise Fryer live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Toshio Hosokawa: Circulating Ocean (UK premiere)

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden, Gesellen

Christopher Maltman (baritone)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Kazushi Ono (conductor)
[Continues at 8.05pm after Twenty Minutes.

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The sound of the sea runs deep through Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa's psyche - he sees tonight's piece not only as a musical illustration of the eternal cycle of water but also as a metaphor for the human life-cycle.

Nature also creeps into Mahler's Wayfaring songs.

Presented by Louise Fryer live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Toshio Hosokawa: Circulating Ocean (UK premiere)

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden, Gesellen

Christopher Maltman (baritone)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Kazushi Ono (conductor)
[Continues at 8.05pm after Twenty Minutes.

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In a reference to a composer from the first half of this concert, Mahler is one of several composers quoted in Shostakovich's quirky but death-haunted final symphony.

Presented by Louise Fryer live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 15 in A

Christopher Maltman (baritone)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Kazushi Ono (conductor).

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In a reference to a composer from the first half of this concert, Mahler is one of several composers quoted in Shostakovich's quirky but death-haunted final symphony.

Presented by Louise Fryer live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 15 in A

Christopher Maltman (baritone)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Kazushi Ono (conductor).

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Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Includes Ravel's magical Mother Goose Suite and Szymanowski's Symphonie concertante written for the ailing composer's final European tour and performed here by his compatriot, Polish virtuoso Piotr Anderszewski.


Ravel: Mother Goose - Suite


Szymanowski: Symphonie concertante, Symphony, No 4


Piotr Anderszewski (piano)


Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Stéphane Denève (conductor).

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Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Includes Ravel's magical Mother Goose Suite and Szymanowski's Symphonie concertante written for the ailing composer's final European tour and performed here by his compatriot, Polish virtuoso Piotr Anderszewski.


Ravel: Mother Goose - Suite


Szymanowski: Symphonie concertante, Symphony, No 4


Piotr Anderszewski (piano)


Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Stéphane Denève (conductor).

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sarah Walker presents Berlioz's autobiographical Symphonie Fantastique which was inspired by his feverish love for the Irish actress Harriet Smithson.


Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Piotr Anderszewski (piano)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Stéphane Denève (conductor).

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sarah Walker presents Berlioz's autobiographical Symphonie Fantastique which was inspired by his feverish love for the Irish actress Harriet Smithson.


Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Piotr Anderszewski (piano)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Stéphane Denève (conductor).

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Presented by Verity Sharp live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In their last ever concert in the UK before the band go their separate ways, Radio Tarifa bring their striking combination of Arabic, Andalusian, medieval and Sephardic music to the Proms.

They are joined by Mauritanian vocalist Dimi Mint Abba who replaces Cheikha Rimitti who died in May.

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Presented by Verity Sharp live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In their last ever concert in the UK before the band go their separate ways, Radio Tarifa bring their striking combination of Arabic, Andalusian, medieval and Sephardic music to the Proms.

They are joined by Mauritanian vocalist Dimi Mint Abba who replaces Cheikha Rimitti who died in May.

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The National Youth Orchestra

Tonight's Prom pits Janacek's epic and bloody tribute to a Cossack freedom fighter against a Stravinsky symphony sparked by the despair and ultimate hope of the 1940s.

Presented by Rob Cowan live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Stravinksy: Symphony in Three Movements


Janáek: Taras Bulba


National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Sir Colin Davis (conductor).

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The National Youth Orchestra

Tonight's Prom pits Janacek's epic and bloody tribute to a Cossack freedom fighter against a Stravinsky symphony sparked by the despair and ultimate hope of the 1940s.

Presented by Rob Cowan live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Stravinksy: Symphony in Three Movements


Janáek: Taras Bulba


National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Sir Colin Davis (conductor).

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The National Youth Orchestra

A fabled Sibelius conductor steers the youthful talent through the composer's tale of a man's infatuation for a maiden seated on a rainbow.

And to conclude they perform Sibelius' slow-burning final symphony.

Presented by Rob Cowan live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter

Sibelius: Symphony No 7 in C

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Sir Colin Davis (conductor).

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The National Youth Orchestra

A fabled Sibelius conductor steers the youthful talent through the composer's tale of a man's infatuation for a maiden seated on a rainbow.

And to conclude they perform Sibelius' slow-burning final symphony.

Presented by Rob Cowan live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter

Sibelius: Symphony No 7 in C

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Sir Colin Davis (conductor).

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The recently restored Father Willis organ is put through its paces by leading British organist David Goode, playing an eclectic variety of organ music including works by both of this year's Proms anniversary composers, plus those of Glière and Glazunov.

Written for Bach's centenary year, Liszt's magnificent Fantasia and Fugue on a theme from Meyerbeer's opera Le Prophète is prefaced by chorale preludes by Bach himself and Georg Böhm, whose music was an early influence on Bach's style.

Presented by Martin Handley live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Mozart: Fantasia in Fm for mechanical organ, K608


Shostakovich: The Gadfly, Credo; The Cathedral Service


Glière: Fugue on a Russian Christmas Song


Glazunov: Fantasy, Op 110


Böhm: Chorale Prelude on Vater unser im Himmelreich


JS Bach: Chorale Prelude on Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot, BWV 678


Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam


David Goode (organ).

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The recently restored Father Willis organ is put through its paces by leading British organist David Goode, playing an eclectic variety of organ music including works by both of this year's Proms anniversary composers, plus those of Glière and Glazunov.

Written for Bach's centenary year, Liszt's magnificent Fantasia and Fugue on a theme from Meyerbeer's opera Le Prophète is prefaced by chorale preludes by Bach himself and Georg Böhm, whose music was an early influence on Bach's style.

Presented by Martin Handley live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Mozart: Fantasia in Fm for mechanical organ, K608


Shostakovich: The Gadfly, Credo; The Cathedral Service


Glière: Fugue on a Russian Christmas Song


Glazunov: Fantasy, Op 110


Böhm: Chorale Prelude on Vater unser im Himmelreich


JS Bach: Chorale Prelude on Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot, BWV 678


Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam


David Goode (organ).

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Inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Julian Anderson's new Proms commission is a non-religious work with purely orchestral movements framing a setting of sections from the Latin Mass, together with other texts in Latin and English.

The mezzo part was especially written for tonight's soloist, whose versatility and depth of the sound the composer has always admired.

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Julian Anderson: Heaven is Shy of Earth (BBC commission; world premiere)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo soprano)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor).

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Inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Julian Anderson's new Proms commission is a non-religious work with purely orchestral movements framing a setting of sections from the Latin Mass, together with other texts in Latin and English.

The mezzo part was especially written for tonight's soloist, whose versatility and depth of the sound the composer has always admired.

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Julian Anderson: Heaven is Shy of Earth (BBC commission; world premiere)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo soprano)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor).

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Ravel's idyllic evocation of 'the Greece of my dreams' created a distinctly French work for Diaghilev's legendary Ballets Russes.

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo soprano)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor).

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Ravel's idyllic evocation of 'the Greece of my dreams' created a distinctly French work for Diaghilev's legendary Ballets Russes.

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo soprano)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor).

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The concert begins with music by the other Haydn: a Requiem which shows the great influence he had on the young Mozart.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Michael Haydn: Requiem

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Hilary Summers (mezzo-soprano)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Choir of The King's Consort

The King's Consort

Robert King (conductor).

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The concert begins with music by the other Haydn: a Requiem which shows the great influence he had on the young Mozart.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Michael Haydn: Requiem

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Hilary Summers (mezzo-soprano)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Choir of The King's Consort

The King's Consort

Robert King (conductor).

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Continuing the celebration of Mozart's 250th anniversary, tonight's concert features his convention-defying symphony written for Paris and a joyous, celebratory mass for Salzburg.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Mozart: Symphony No 31 in D, K297, 'Paris'; Mass in C, K317, 'Coronation'

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Hilary Summers (mezzo-soprano)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Choir of The King's Consort

The King's Consort

Robert King (conductor).

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Continuing the celebration of Mozart's 250th anniversary, tonight's concert features his convention-defying symphony written for Paris and a joyous, celebratory mass for Salzburg.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Mozart: Symphony No 31 in D, K297, 'Paris'; Mass in C, K317, 'Coronation'

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Hilary Summers (mezzo-soprano)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Choir of The King's Consort

The King's Consort

Robert King (conductor).

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Featuring the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier in an all French programme - Ravel evokes the brilliant colours of Spain and Henri Dutilleux's 90th birthday is celebrated with his classic 1960s work.

Presented by Donald Macleod live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Henri Dutilleux: Métaboles

Dame Felicity Lott (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor).

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Featuring the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier in an all French programme - Ravel evokes the brilliant colours of Spain and Henri Dutilleux's 90th birthday is celebrated with his classic 1960s work.

Presented by Donald Macleod live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Henri Dutilleux: Métaboles

Dame Felicity Lott (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor).

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The all French programme continues, as Ravel evokes exotic flavours from the East, and there's a rare chance to hear Roussel's landmark French 20th century symphony.

Presented by Donald Macleod live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Ravel: Shéhérazade
Roussel: Symphony No 3

Dame Felicity Lott (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor).

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The all French programme continues, as Ravel evokes exotic flavours from the East, and there's a rare chance to hear Roussel's landmark French 20th century symphony.

Presented by Donald Macleod live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Ravel: Shéhérazade
Roussel: Symphony No 3

Dame Felicity Lott (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor).

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Composed for the opening of the BBC SSO's impressive new Glasgow home where it was premiered earlier this year, Jonathan Harvey's pure land is a notional one, free from poverty, danger and social friction, boasting gardens filled with heavenly flowers.

Mozart's magisterial late Piano Concerto in C was written in Vienna in the same year as The Marriage of Figaro.

Presented by Sandy Burnett live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Jonathan Harvey: Towards a Pure Land (London premiere)


Mozart: Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503


Stephen Kovacevich (piano)


BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

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Composed for the opening of the BBC SSO's impressive new Glasgow home where it was premiered earlier this year, Jonathan Harvey's pure land is a notional one, free from poverty, danger and social friction, boasting gardens filled with heavenly flowers.

Mozart's magisterial late Piano Concerto in C was written in Vienna in the same year as The Marriage of Figaro.

Presented by Sandy Burnett live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Jonathan Harvey: Towards a Pure Land (London premiere)


Mozart: Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503


Stephen Kovacevich (piano)


BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

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The Schumann 150th anniversary survey continues with the symphonic tribute he paid in 1850 to his new Rhineland home.

Presented by Sandy Burnett live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Schumann: Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish)

Stephen Kovacevich (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

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The Schumann 150th anniversary survey continues with the symphonic tribute he paid in 1850 to his new Rhineland home.

Presented by Sandy Burnett live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Schumann: Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish)

Stephen Kovacevich (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

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A new piano concerto from Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award winner James Dillon, a composer whose music has a direct and expressive impact.

Followed by Sibelius' fairytale tone poem of which he said, 'In no other work have I revealed myself so completely'.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Sibelius: En saga


James Dillon: Andromeda (BBC commission; world premiere)


Noriko Kawai (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

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A new piano concerto from Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award winner James Dillon, a composer whose music has a direct and expressive impact.

Followed by Sibelius' fairytale tone poem of which he said, 'In no other work have I revealed myself so completely'.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Sibelius: En saga


James Dillon: Andromeda (BBC commission; world premiere)


Noriko Kawai (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

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To end the concert, Sara Mohr-pietsch presents Stravinsky's magic folktale ballet, The Firebird, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet

Noriko Kawai (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

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To end the concert, Sara Mohr-pietsch presents Stravinsky's magic folktale ballet, The Firebird, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet

Noriko Kawai (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

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Penny Gore presents a late night celebration for the seventieth birthday of one of the founding fathers of American Minimalism Steve Reich, including some of his signature scores from the early 1970s, and ranging from the intriguing sound of just four hands clapping together, to the massed effects of no less than nine percussionists, voices and organ.

The programme concludes with the Ghanaian inspired work which put this American master on the musical map.

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Steve Reich: Clapping Music; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ; Drumming

Colin Currie (percussion)

Richard Benjafield (percussion)

Antoine Bedewi (percussion)

Joby Burgess (percussion)

Andrew Cottee (percussion/organ)

Owen Gunnell (percussion)

David Jackson (percussion)

Adrian Spillett (percussion)

Rowland Sutherland (piccolo)

Sam Walton (percussion)

Synergy Vocals.

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Penny Gore presents a late night celebration for the seventieth birthday of one of the founding fathers of American Minimalism Steve Reich, including some of his signature scores from the early 1970s, and ranging from the intriguing sound of just four hands clapping together, to the massed effects of no less than nine percussionists, voices and organ.

The programme concludes with the Ghanaian inspired work which put this American master on the musical map.

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Steve Reich: Clapping Music; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ; Drumming

Colin Currie (percussion)

Richard Benjafield (percussion)

Antoine Bedewi (percussion)

Joby Burgess (percussion)

Andrew Cottee (percussion/organ)

Owen Gunnell (percussion)

David Jackson (percussion)

Adrian Spillett (percussion)

Rowland Sutherland (piccolo)

Sam Walton (percussion)

Synergy Vocals.

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Dreams and personal memories are in the air in an evening of music by John Adams.

An elegiac setting of the words of Walt Whitman, recalling his experience as a nurse in the Civil War, is paired with a shimmering tribute to the composer's own father.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives; The Wound-Dresser


Eric Owens (bass)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Adams (conductor).

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Dreams and personal memories are in the air in an evening of music by John Adams.

An elegiac setting of the words of Walt Whitman, recalling his experience as a nurse in the Civil War, is paired with a shimmering tribute to the composer's own father.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives; The Wound-Dresser


Eric Owens (bass)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Adams (conductor).

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Dreams and personal memories are in the air in this evening of music by John Adams.

Adams' wildest dream is realized in his zany depiction of a huge tanker rocketing skywards from San Francisco Bay.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Adams: Harmonielehre

Eric Owens (bass)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Adams (conductor).

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Dreams and personal memories are in the air in this evening of music by John Adams.

Adams' wildest dream is realized in his zany depiction of a huge tanker rocketing skywards from San Francisco Bay.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Adams: Harmonielehre

Eric Owens (bass)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Adams (conductor).

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Following the success of her thrilling First Night performance last year, former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Janine Jansen returns to celebrate this year's Mozart anniversary with his Turkish violin concerto.

Schnittke's mischievous response to a request for a Shakespeare-related work opens the concert.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Schnittke: (K)ein Sommernachtstraum

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

Janine Jansen (violin)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
[Continues at 7.35pm after Twenty Minutes.

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Following the success of her thrilling First Night performance last year, former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Janine Jansen returns to celebrate this year's Mozart anniversary with his Turkish violin concerto.

Schnittke's mischievous response to a request for a Shakespeare-related work opens the concert.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Schnittke: (K)ein Sommernachtstraum

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

Janine Jansen (violin)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
[Continues at 7.35pm after Twenty Minutes.

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The Shostakovich centenary survey continues with the symphony that had to wait 25 years for its premiere after Shostakovich felt forced to withdraw it in the wake of the notorious Pravda attack of 1936.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 in Cm

Janine Jansen (violin)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor).

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The Shostakovich centenary survey continues with the symphony that had to wait 25 years for its premiere after Shostakovich felt forced to withdraw it in the wake of the notorious Pravda attack of 1936.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 in Cm

Janine Jansen (violin)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor).

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An all Mozart programme from the one of the world's most exciting violinists playing with, and directing, one of Europe's most vibrant young orchestras.

Two violin concertos show Mozart's ravishing inspiration, with their accent on lyricism and personal expressiveness, while the Sinfonia concertante reveals the compose'rs true emotional depth.

The second violin concerto follows after Twenty Minutes.

Presented by Donald Macleod live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 2 in D, K211; Sinfonia concertante in E flat, K364

Lawrence Power (viola)

UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

Maxim Vengerov (violin/conductor)

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An all Mozart programme from the one of the world's most exciting violinists playing with, and directing, one of Europe's most vibrant young orchestras.

Two violin concertos show Mozart's ravishing inspiration, with their accent on lyricism and personal expressiveness, while the Sinfonia concertante reveals the compose'rs true emotional depth.

The second violin concerto follows after Twenty Minutes.

Presented by Donald Macleod live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 2 in D, K211; Sinfonia concertante in E flat, K364

Lawrence Power (viola)

UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

Maxim Vengerov (violin/conductor)

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An all Mozart programme from the one of the world's most exciting violinists playing with, and directing, one of Europe's most vibrant young orchestras.

After the second of tonight's violin concertos, Vengerov tackles the intimate chamber music-style yet fiery and impulsive manner of the Symphony No 29 that marks a turning point in the Mozart's development.

Presented by Donald Macleod live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 4 in D, K218; Symphony No 29 in A, K201

Lawrence Power (viola)

UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

Maxim Vengerov (violin/conductor).

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An all Mozart programme from the one of the world's most exciting violinists playing with, and directing, one of Europe's most vibrant young orchestras.

After the second of tonight's violin concertos, Vengerov tackles the intimate chamber music-style yet fiery and impulsive manner of the Symphony No 29 that marks a turning point in the Mozart's development.

Presented by Donald Macleod live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No 4 in D, K218; Symphony No 29 in A, K201

Lawrence Power (viola)

UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

Maxim Vengerov (violin/conductor).

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Vivid orchestral colour and the courage to draw inspiration from the past are the threads that connect all three works tonight.

The fabric of the evening owes much to Ravel, who looms large in Steven Stucky's orchestral showpiece performed in the first half of the concert.

Presented by Sandy Burnett live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Steven Stucky: Second Concerto for Orchestra (UK premiere)

François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

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Vivid orchestral colour and the courage to draw inspiration from the past are the threads that connect all three works tonight.

The fabric of the evening owes much to Ravel, who looms large in Steven Stucky's orchestral showpiece performed in the first half of the concert.

Presented by Sandy Burnett live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Steven Stucky: Second Concerto for Orchestra (UK premiere)

François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

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As a conclusion to the concert, Sandy Burnett presents Ravel's bewitching Piano Concerto in G and his glorious arrangement for orchestra of Mussorgsky's stroll round an art gallery, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

Mussorgsky (orch.

Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor).

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As a conclusion to the concert, Sandy Burnett presents Ravel's bewitching Piano Concerto in G and his glorious arrangement for orchestra of Mussorgsky's stroll round an art gallery, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

Mussorgsky (orch.

Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor).

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Finland is celebrated tonight as Sakari Oramo returns to the Proms with his new orchestra to perform an evocative tone-poem about sea nymphs by Sibelius.

Strauss's sublime Four Last Songs are sung by a Finnish soprano with a truly glorious voice.

Presented by Fiona Talkington live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Sibelius: The Oceanides

Strauss, Richard: Four Last Songs

Soile Isokoski (soprano)

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)
[Continues at 8.25pm After Twenty Minutes.

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Finland is celebrated tonight as Sakari Oramo returns to the Proms with his new orchestra to perform an evocative tone-poem about sea nymphs by Sibelius.

Strauss's sublime Four Last Songs are sung by a Finnish soprano with a truly glorious voice.

Presented by Fiona Talkington live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Sibelius: The Oceanides

Strauss, Richard: Four Last Songs

Soile Isokoski (soprano)

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)
[Continues at 8.25pm After Twenty Minutes.

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Three defining works of the Romantic era are performed by musicians with a mission to bring fresh insights to them.

Schumann's turbulent overture was inspired by a Byronic hero as tormented as the composer himself; Mendelssohn's last symphony, dedicated to Queen Victoria, was the fruit of a trip to the ivy-clad ruins of an Edinburgh chapel; and there is a return to the Proms of a visionary violinist in Beethoven's sunny concerto.

Presented by Martin Handley live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Schumann: Manfred Overture
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)


BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jii Blohlávek (conductor)

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Three defining works of the Romantic era are performed by musicians with a mission to bring fresh insights to them.

Schumann's turbulent overture was inspired by a Byronic hero as tormented as the composer himself; Mendelssohn's last symphony, dedicated to Queen Victoria, was the fruit of a trip to the ivy-clad ruins of an Edinburgh chapel; and there is a return to the Proms of a visionary violinist in Beethoven's sunny concerto.

Presented by Martin Handley live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Schumann: Manfred Overture
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)


BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jii Blohlávek (conductor)

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Brilliant American pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to the Proms this year to play Bartok's exhilarating Third Piano Concerto.

Then a curtain-raising suite of miniatures by Hungarian Erno Dohnányi is performed by his country's leading orchestra.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Dohnányi: Symphonic Minutes

Bartók: Piano Concerto No 3

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer (conductor)
[Continues at 8.35pm after Twenty Minutes.

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Brilliant American pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to the Proms this year to play Bartok's exhilarating Third Piano Concerto.

Then a curtain-raising suite of miniatures by Hungarian Erno Dohnányi is performed by his country's leading orchestra.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Dohnányi: Symphonic Minutes

Bartók: Piano Concerto No 3

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer (conductor)
[Continues at 8.35pm after Twenty Minutes.

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Stravinsky's earthy riot-provoking ballet depicting pagan Russian rites completes the concert.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer (conductor).

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Stravinsky's earthy riot-provoking ballet depicting pagan Russian rites completes the concert.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer (conductor).

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A vibrant New York orchestra under its principal conductor perform Stravinsky's Baroque-inflected Dumbarton Oaks and Lutoslawski's intricate Woven Words, which contrast with Wagner's lyrical Siegfried Idyll, based on themes from the third of his Ring operas.

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks

Lutoslawski: Paroles tissées

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Orchestra of St Luke's

Donald Runnicles (conductor)
[Continues at 8.15pm after Twenty Minutes.

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A vibrant New York orchestra under its principal conductor perform Stravinsky's Baroque-inflected Dumbarton Oaks and Lutoslawski's intricate Woven Words, which contrast with Wagner's lyrical Siegfried Idyll, based on themes from the third of his Ring operas.

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks

Lutoslawski: Paroles tissées

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Orchestra of St Luke's

Donald Runnicles (conductor)
[Continues at 8.15pm after Twenty Minutes.

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This year's Mozart survey continues with his glorious final symphony played by a vibrant New York orchestra under its principal conductor.

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Orchestra of St Luke's

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

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This year's Mozart survey continues with his glorious final symphony played by a vibrant New York orchestra under its principal conductor.

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Orchestra of St Luke's

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

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A rare Proms solo recital tonight by a pianist recognized as one of the most highly respected Mozart interpreters.

András Schiff's artfully shaped programme offers a true microcosm of Mozartian expression - and all within a magic circle of his rarely used, lonely and melancholy key of A minor.

Presented by Donald Macleod live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mozart: Rondo in Am, K511; Sonata in A, K331; Fantasia in Dm, K397; Adagio in Bm, K540; Rondo in D, K485; Sonata in Am, K310

András Schiff (piano).

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A rare Proms solo recital tonight by a pianist recognized as one of the most highly respected Mozart interpreters.

András Schiff's artfully shaped programme offers a true microcosm of Mozartian expression - and all within a magic circle of his rarely used, lonely and melancholy key of A minor.

Presented by Donald Macleod live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mozart: Rondo in Am, K511; Sonata in A, K331; Fantasia in Dm, K397; Adagio in Bm, K540; Rondo in D, K485; Sonata in Am, K310

András Schiff (piano).

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Yuri Bashmet returns to perform Schnittke's bracing, humorous viola concerto, a work written for him.

In tonight's all Russian programme, Valery Gergiev continues the Shostakovich centenary theme with excerpts from the composer's politically correct, anti-Capitalist ballet, The Golden Age.

Presented by Fiona Talkington live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Shostakovich: The Golden Age (excerpts)

Schnittke: Viola Concerto

Yuri Bashmet (viola)

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

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Yuri Bashmet returns to perform Schnittke's bracing, humorous viola concerto, a work written for him.

In tonight's all Russian programme, Valery Gergiev continues the Shostakovich centenary theme with excerpts from the composer's politically correct, anti-Capitalist ballet, The Golden Age.

Presented by Fiona Talkington live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Shostakovich: The Golden Age (excerpts)

Schnittke: Viola Concerto

Yuri Bashmet (viola)

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

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Tonight's all Russian programme ends with Tchaikovsky's heartfelt final symphony, a work premiered just 10 days before the composer's death.

Presented by Fiona Talkington live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in Bm (Pathétique)

Yuri Bashmet (viola)

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor).

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Tonight's all Russian programme ends with Tchaikovsky's heartfelt final symphony, a work premiered just 10 days before the composer's death.

Presented by Fiona Talkington live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in Bm (Pathétique)

Yuri Bashmet (viola)

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor).

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Visions of the Apocalypse haunt the first of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera) Proms.

Beginning with Lyadov's evocation of a mighty angel at the Last Judgement and followed by Sibelius' deeply felt concerto performed by Vadim Repin, one of the greatest violinists of his generation who has a long association with tonight's orchestra and conductor.

Presented by Rob Cowan live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Lyadov: From the Apocalypse

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in Dm

Sergey Alexashkin (bass)

Vadim Repin (violin)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera)

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

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Visions of the Apocalypse haunt the first of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera) Proms.

Beginning with Lyadov's evocation of a mighty angel at the Last Judgement and followed by Sibelius' deeply felt concerto performed by Vadim Repin, one of the greatest violinists of his generation who has a long association with tonight's orchestra and conductor.

Presented by Rob Cowan live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Lyadov: From the Apocalypse

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in Dm

Sergey Alexashkin (bass)

Vadim Repin (violin)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera)

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

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The concert concludes with Shostakovich's choral symphony inspired by the 1941 massacre of Jews at Babi Yar in the Ukraine.

Presented by Rob Cowan live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 13 in B flat minor (Babi Yar)

Sergey Alexashkin (bass)

Vadim Repin (violin)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Kirov Opera

Valery Gergiev (conductor).

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The concert concludes with Shostakovich's choral symphony inspired by the 1941 massacre of Jews at Babi Yar in the Ukraine.

Presented by Rob Cowan live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 13 in B flat minor (Babi Yar)

Sergey Alexashkin (bass)

Vadim Repin (violin)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Kirov Opera

Valery Gergiev (conductor).

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Sex and Siberia, murder and melodrama, blood and black humour - it's all there in Shostakovich's powerful opera.

The story is about Katerina, a women trapped in a sterile marriage with a weak husband and a predatory father-in-law, who murders both of them when she takes a handsome workman as a lover.

Russian audiences in the 1930s had never seen anything like it - and neither had Stalin, who walked out in disgust and launched a brutal clampdown on experimental art.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes, live from Royal Albert Hall, London.

Katerina Lvovna Ismailova, wife of Zinovy Borisovich....Larisa Gogolevskaya (soprano)

Boris Timofeyevich Ismailov, a merchant....Vladimir Ognovenko (bass)

Sergei, employed by the Ismailovs....Viktor Lutsuk (tenor)

Zinovy Borisovich Ismailov, his son....Yevgeny Akimov (tenor)

Shabby peasant....Vasiliy Gorshkov (tenor)

Aksinya, employed by the Ismailovs....Tatiana Kravtsova (soprano)

Chief of Police....Vadim Kravets (baritone)

Priest....Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

Sonyetka, a convict....Olga Savova (contralto)

Other roles sung by members of the Mariinsky Theatre: Andrei Popov, Grigoriy Karasev, Alexander Gerasimov, Ilya Bannik, Gennadiy Bezzubenkov.

Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera)

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

49ALady Macbeth Of The Mtsensk District - Acts 1 And 220060820

Sex and Siberia, murder and melodrama, blood and black humour - it's all there in Shostakovich's powerful opera.

The story is about Katerina, a women trapped in a sterile marriage with a weak husband and a predatory father-in-law, who murders both of them when she takes a handsome workman as a lover.

Russian audiences in the 1930s had never seen anything like it - and neither had Stalin, who walked out in disgust and launched a brutal clampdown on experimental art.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes, live from Royal Albert Hall, London.

Katerina Lvovna Ismailova, wife of Zinovy Borisovich....Larisa Gogolevskaya (soprano)

Boris Timofeyevich Ismailov, a merchant....Vladimir Ognovenko (bass)

Sergei, employed by the Ismailovs....Viktor Lutsuk (tenor)

Zinovy Borisovich Ismailov, his son....Yevgeny Akimov (tenor)

Shabby peasant....Vasiliy Gorshkov (tenor)

Aksinya, employed by the Ismailovs....Tatiana Kravtsova (soprano)

Chief of Police....Vadim Kravets (baritone)

Priest....Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

Sonyetka, a convict....Olga Savova (contralto)

Other roles sung by members of the Mariinsky Theatre: Andrei Popov, Grigoriy Karasev, Alexander Gerasimov, Ilya Bannik, Gennadiy Bezzubenkov.

Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera)

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

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Shostakovich's powerful opera, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, continues, with Acts 3 and 4, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Katerina Lvovna Ismailova, wife of Zinovy Borisovich....Larisa Gogolevskaya (soprano)

Boris Timofeyevich Ismailov, a merchant....Vladimir Ognovenko (bass)

Sergei, employed by the Ismailovs....Viktor Lutsuk (tenor)

Zinovy Borisovich Ismailov, his son....Yevgeny Akimov (tenor)

Shabby peasant....Vasiliy Gorshkov (tenor)

Aksinya, employed by the Ismailovs....Tatiana Kravtsova (soprano)

Chief of Police....Vadim Kravets (baritone)

Priest....Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

Sonyetka, a convict....Olga Savova (contralto)

Other roles sung by members of the Mariinsky Theatre: Andrei Popov, Grigoriy Karasev, Alexander Gerasimov, Ilya Bannik, Gennadiy Bezzubenkov.

Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera)

Valery Gergiev (conductor).

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Shostakovich's powerful opera, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, continues, with Acts 3 and 4, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Katerina Lvovna Ismailova, wife of Zinovy Borisovich....Larisa Gogolevskaya (soprano)

Boris Timofeyevich Ismailov, a merchant....Vladimir Ognovenko (bass)

Sergei, employed by the Ismailovs....Viktor Lutsuk (tenor)

Zinovy Borisovich Ismailov, his son....Yevgeny Akimov (tenor)

Shabby peasant....Vasiliy Gorshkov (tenor)

Aksinya, employed by the Ismailovs....Tatiana Kravtsova (soprano)

Chief of Police....Vadim Kravets (baritone)

Priest....Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

Sonyetka, a convict....Olga Savova (contralto)

Other roles sung by members of the Mariinsky Theatre: Andrei Popov, Grigoriy Karasev, Alexander Gerasimov, Ilya Bannik, Gennadiy Bezzubenkov.

Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera)

Valery Gergiev (conductor).

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Periods of historical turmoil drive the evening's Prom, live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Louise Fryer.

Berlioz's red-hot overture unmasks the tyrannical treatment of political prisoners in the Middle Ages, while McMillan's haunting piece is a requiem for a woman caught up in the witch-hunts of the Scottish Reformation.


Berlioz: Overture Les francs-juges
MacMillan: The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

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Periods of historical turmoil drive the evening's Prom, live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Louise Fryer.

Berlioz's red-hot overture unmasks the tyrannical treatment of political prisoners in the Middle Ages, while McMillan's haunting piece is a requiem for a woman caught up in the witch-hunts of the Scottish Reformation.


Berlioz: Overture Les francs-juges
MacMillan: The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

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The evening's Proms concert theme of historical turmoil continues with Elgar's wistful symphony- written in the twilight days of Edwardian Britain amid the growing international tensions that led to the Great War.

Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E flat

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor).

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The evening's Proms concert theme of historical turmoil continues with Elgar's wistful symphony- written in the twilight days of Edwardian Britain amid the growing international tensions that led to the Great War.

Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E flat

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor).

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The pan-European Mahler Youth Orchestra is welcomed back to the Proms with a young Swiss conductor making his Proms debut.

American mezzo Susan Graham also makes her Proms debut in Chausson's heady romance, while the amorous conquests of the legendary Don Juan are explored in Strauss' tone poem.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Edward Seckerson.

R Strauss: Don Juan

Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer

Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Philippe Jordan (conductor)

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The pan-European Mahler Youth Orchestra is welcomed back to the Proms with a young Swiss conductor making his Proms debut.

American mezzo Susan Graham also makes her Proms debut in Chausson's heady romance, while the amorous conquests of the legendary Don Juan are explored in Strauss' tone poem.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Edward Seckerson.

R Strauss: Don Juan

Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer

Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Philippe Jordan (conductor)

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The pan-European Mahler Youth Orchestra concert concludes with the symphony Shostakovich claimed was written to 'convey the mood of spring, joy and life'.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 6 in Bm

Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Philippe Jordan (conductor).

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The pan-European Mahler Youth Orchestra concert concludes with the symphony Shostakovich claimed was written to 'convey the mood of spring, joy and life'.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 6 in Bm

Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Philippe Jordan (conductor).

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Bach, Shakespeare and the Requiem Mass are all influences behind the UK première of Turnage's A Relic of Memory.

That's followed by Prokofiev's virtuosic and ground-breaking piano concerto which caused a near-riot at its première in 1913.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mark-Anthony Turnage: A Relic of Memory (UK premiere)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 in Gm

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Tatiana Monogarova (soprano)

Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor)

Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

London Philharmonic Choir

Philharmonia Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

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Bach, Shakespeare and the Requiem Mass are all influences behind the UK première of Turnage's A Relic of Memory.

That's followed by Prokofiev's virtuosic and ground-breaking piano concerto which caused a near-riot at its première in 1913.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mark-Anthony Turnage: A Relic of Memory (UK premiere)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 in Gm

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Tatiana Monogarova (soprano)

Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor)

Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

London Philharmonic Choir

Philharmonia Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

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The Proms concert continues with Rachmaninov's epic choral symphony.

Rachmaninov: The Bells

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Tatiana Monogarova (soprano)

Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor)

Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

London Philharmonic Choir

Philharmonia Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

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The Proms concert continues with Rachmaninov's epic choral symphony.

Rachmaninov: The Bells

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Tatiana Monogarova (soprano)

Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor)

Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

London Philharmonic Choir

Philharmonia Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

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The eclectic musical roots of Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov are displayed in his Three Songs, performed by American soprano Dawn Upshaw for whom they were written.

Also featured is Barber's First Essay, which has always suffered from being in the shadow of his famous Adagio - which was premiered at the same concert.

Presented by Christopher Cook, from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Barber: First Essay for Orchestra

Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs (UK premiere)

Minnesota Orchestra

Dawn Upshaw (soprano)

Osma Vänskä (conductor)

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The eclectic musical roots of Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov are displayed in his Three Songs, performed by American soprano Dawn Upshaw for whom they were written.

Also featured is Barber's First Essay, which has always suffered from being in the shadow of his famous Adagio - which was premiered at the same concert.

Presented by Christopher Cook, from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Barber: First Essay for Orchestra

Osvaldo Golijov: Three Songs (UK premiere)

Minnesota Orchestra

Dawn Upshaw (soprano)

Osma Vänskä (conductor)

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The Proms concert concludes with Mahler's searing symphony, which he dedicated to his beloved wife Alma.

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp m

Minnesota Orchestra

Dawn Upshaw (soprano)

Osma Vänskä (conductor).

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The Proms concert concludes with Mahler's searing symphony, which he dedicated to his beloved wife Alma.

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp m

Minnesota Orchestra

Dawn Upshaw (soprano)

Osma Vänskä (conductor).

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The Proms concert gets off to a flying start with Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg's architecturally inspired new work - written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's stunning new concert hall designed by Frank Gehry.

Plus, Mendelssohn's fresh and original violin concerto.

Presented by Sarah Walker, from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Magnus Lindberg: Sculpture (UK Première)

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in Em

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

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The Proms concert gets off to a flying start with Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg's architecturally inspired new work - written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's stunning new concert hall designed by Frank Gehry.

Plus, Mendelssohn's fresh and original violin concerto.

Presented by Sarah Walker, from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Magnus Lindberg: Sculpture (UK Première)

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in Em

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

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The evening's Proms concert from the Royal Albert Hall concludes with Sibelius' soaring Fifth Symphony.

Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor).

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The evening's Proms concert from the Royal Albert Hall concludes with Sibelius' soaring Fifth Symphony.

Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor).

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Penny Gore introduces a concert recorded in the Royal Albert Hall.

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4

Gil Shaham (violin)

NDR Symphony Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor).

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Penny Gore introduces a concert recorded in the Royal Albert Hall.

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4

Gil Shaham (violin)

NDR Symphony Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor).

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The Orchestra of North German Radio and its chief conductor present two pieces in which 18th-century music is viewed through the prism of the 20th, with Ravel's elegant dance suite in homage to Couperin and Stravinsky's pithy neo-classical concerto.

Presented by Penny Gore, live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto

Gil Shaham (violin)

NDR Symphony Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)

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The Orchestra of North German Radio and its chief conductor present two pieces in which 18th-century music is viewed through the prism of the 20th, with Ravel's elegant dance suite in homage to Couperin and Stravinsky's pithy neo-classical concerto.

Presented by Penny Gore, live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto

Gil Shaham (violin)

NDR Symphony Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)

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The second half of the Proms concert features Tchaikovsky's Symphony which begins by grappling with the notion of fate and, by contrast, the finale portrays a folk festival.

Presented by Penny Gore, live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in Fm

Gil Shaham (violin)

NDR Symphony Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor).

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The second half of the Proms concert features Tchaikovsky's Symphony which begins by grappling with the notion of fate and, by contrast, the finale portrays a folk festival.

Presented by Penny Gore, live from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in Fm

Gil Shaham (violin)

NDR Symphony Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor).

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The first of two all-Mozart concerts features music from the last six years of the composer's life.

Ceremonial music for the passing of fellow brothers of Mozart's Masonic lodge is performed alongside Symphony No 39, in the composer's 'Masonic' key of E flat.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Mozart: Meistermusik for men's chorus and orchestra (original version of Masonic Funeral Music, K477); Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (mezzo-soprano)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Alfred Reiter (bass)

Collegium Vocale Gent

Orchestre des Champs-élysées

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

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The first of two all-Mozart concerts features music from the last six years of the composer's life.

Ceremonial music for the passing of fellow brothers of Mozart's Masonic lodge is performed alongside Symphony No 39, in the composer's 'Masonic' key of E flat.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Mozart: Meistermusik for men's chorus and orchestra (original version of Masonic Funeral Music, K477); Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (mezzo-soprano)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Alfred Reiter (bass)

Collegium Vocale Gent

Orchestre des Champs-élysées

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

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The all-Mozart Proms concert continues as Philippe Herreweghe directs a leading cast in the valedictory Requiem - in the time-honoured completion by the composer's assistant Franz Xaver Süssmayr.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Mozart, compl.

Süssmayr: Requiem in Dm, K626

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (mezzo-soprano)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Alfred Reiter (bass)

Collegium Vocale Gent

Orchestre des Champs-élysées

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor).

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The all-Mozart Proms concert continues as Philippe Herreweghe directs a leading cast in the valedictory Requiem - in the time-honoured completion by the composer's assistant Franz Xaver Süssmayr.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes, live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Mozart, compl.

Süssmayr: Requiem in Dm, K626

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Ingeborg Danz (mezzo-soprano)

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Alfred Reiter (bass)

Collegium Vocale Gent

Orchestre des Champs-élysées

Philippe Herreweghe (conductor).

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Donald Macleod presents a concert recorded in the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mahler: Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Christianne Stotijn (mezzo)

BBC Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Haitink (conductor).

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Donald Macleod presents a concert recorded in the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mahler: Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Christianne Stotijn (mezzo)

BBC Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Haitink (conductor).

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Petroc Trelawny presents a concert recorded in the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10

Joshua Bell (violin)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

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Petroc Trelawny presents a concert recorded in the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10

Joshua Bell (violin)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

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The Academy of Ancient Music with its new music director Richard Egarr showcase a programme of popular and uplifting works.

Mozart's lively divertimento and majestic Adagio and Fugue are framed by two of Bach's endlessly inventive concertos.

Presented by Petroc Trelawney live from Cadogan Hall, London.

JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV 1049

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K136

Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in Cm, K546

JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV 1050

Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)

Rachel Beckett (recorder)

Rachel Brown (flute/recorder)

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr (director/harpsichord).

PSM0220060805

The Academy of Ancient Music with its new music director Richard Egarr showcase a programme of popular and uplifting works.

Mozart's lively divertimento and majestic Adagio and Fugue are framed by two of Bach's endlessly inventive concertos.

Presented by Petroc Trelawney live from Cadogan Hall, London.

JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV 1049

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K136

Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in Cm, K546

JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV 1050

Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)

Rachel Beckett (recorder)

Rachel Brown (flute/recorder)

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr (director/harpsichord).