BBC Proms 2006 Live

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First Night of the Proms

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Jirí Belohlávek lifts the baton 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.

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 in Dm

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)

Sir John Tomlinson (bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

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.

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

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor) [Rptd Mon 2.00pm]

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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)

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.

Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

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 and 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)

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

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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)

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

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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.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

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)

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.

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

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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)

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

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)

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.

Webern: Passacaglia, Op 1

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No 1 in Am

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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)

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.

Wolfgang Rihm: Verwandlung (UK premiere)

Schumann: Piano Concert in Am

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Stephanie Hughes presents the conclusion of tonight's Prom live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

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)

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)

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The Voice II

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)

Petroc Trelawny presents Prokofiev's patriotic cantata with its chillingly pictoral Battle on the Ice live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky: cantata

The Voice I

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.

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)

Rodolfus Choir

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

National Youth Choir of Scotland

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

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 gamut of vocal expression.

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

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

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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)

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'

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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)

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

Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 in Cm

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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)

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)

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

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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)

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

Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 in D, Classical

Britten: Les Illuminations

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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)

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.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 15 in A

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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.

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)

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

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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)

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.

Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter

Sibelius: Symphony No 7 in C

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)

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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)

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)

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.

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

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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)

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.

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

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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)

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.

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Henri Dutilleux: Métaboles

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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)

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.

Jonathan Harvey: Towards a Pure Land (London premiere)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503

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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)

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

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)

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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)

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.

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

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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)

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.

Schnittke: (K)ein Sommernachtstraum

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

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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)

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

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)

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.

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

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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)

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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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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)

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.

Dohnányi: Symphonic Minutes

Bartók: Piano Concerto No 3

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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)

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.

Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks

Lutoslawski: Paroles tissées

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

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)

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

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in Bm (Pathétique)

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

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.

Lyadov: From the Apocalypse

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in Dm

Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera)

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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)

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

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.

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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)

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

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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)

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

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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)

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)

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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)

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

Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat

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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)

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.

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto

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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)

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.

Mozart, compl. Süssmayr: Requiem in Dm, K626

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The Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra traces its foundation back to Mozart's widow Constanze.

It highlights this season's anniversary celebrations with an all-Mozart programme of some of his most sublime and life-affirming music, under British period-performance specialist Ivor Bolton.

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

Mozart: Symphony No 34 in C, K338; Piano Concerto No 24 in Cm, K491

Veronique Gens (soprano)

Lars Vogt (piano)

Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra

Ivor Bolton (conductor)

The Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra traces its foundation back to Mozart's widow Constanze. It highlights this season's anniversary celebrations with an all-Mozart programme of some of his most sublime and life-affirming music, under British period-performance specialist Ivor Bolton.

The afternoon Proms concert continues with a new commission from London-based Japanese composer Dai Fujikura, who turns the orchestra into a giant DJ's turntable.

Dai Fujikura: Crushing Twister (World Première)

Bernstein: Fancy Free

Kevin Cole (piano)

Pauline Malefane (mezzo-soprano)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Charles Hazlewood (conductor).

Continuing the All-Mozart concert from the Royal Albert Hall with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, presented by Sandy Burnett.

Mozart: La finta giardiniera - Vorrei punirti, indegno; Concert aria Chio mi scordi di te; Symphony No 38 in D, K504 - Prague

A concert which explores how the colours and rhythms of jazz captured the imagination of classical composers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Ibert: Divertissement

Weill: Ballad of Mack the Knife, from The Threepenny Opera; Den wie man sich bettet, from Mahagonny; Ballad of Caesar's Death, from The Silverlake

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Continuing the All-Mozart concert from the Royal Albert Hall with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, presented by Sandy Burnett.

Mozart: La finta giardiniera - Vorrei punirti, indegno; Concert aria Chio mi scordi di te; Symphony No 38 in D, K504 - Prague

Veronique Gens (soprano)

Lars Vogt (piano)

Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra

Ivor Bolton (conductor).

The Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra traces its foundation back to Mozart's widow Constanze.

It highlights this season's anniversary celebrations with an all-Mozart programme of some of his most sublime and life-affirming music, under British period-performance specialist Ivor Bolton.

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

Mozart: Symphony No 34 in C, K338; Piano Concerto No 24 in Cm, K491

The afternoon Proms concert continues with a new commission from London-based Japanese composer Dai Fujikura, who turns the orchestra into a giant DJ's turntable.

Dai Fujikura: Crushing Twister (World Première)

Bernstein: Fancy Free

Kevin Cole (piano)

Pauline Malefane (mezzo-soprano)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Charles Hazlewood (conductor).

A concert which explores how the colours and rhythms of jazz captured the imagination of classical composers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Ibert: Divertissement

Weill: Ballad of Mack the Knife, from The Threepenny Opera; Den wie man sich bettet, from Mahagonny; Ballad of Caesar's Death, from The Silverlake

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

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The Proms concert continues with Shostakovich's mighty Seventh Symphony, with its distinctive, relentless snare drum motif - which has represented resistance to oppression for many different audiences worldwide since its first performance by starving musicians during the Siege of Leningrad in 1942.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 in C (Leningrad)

Orchestre National de France

Kurt Masur (conductor).

The evening begins with the London premiere of a work by the prodigious 80-year old composer Hans Werner Henze.

It tells of a magical bird charged with carrying messages between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

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

Hans Werner Henze: Five Messages for the Queen of Sheba (London premiere)

The evening begins with the London premiere of a work by the prodigious 80-year old composer Hans Werner Henze. It tells of a magical bird charged with carrying messages between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

The Proms concert continues with Shostakovich's mighty Seventh Symphony, with its distinctive, relentless snare drum motif - which has represented resistance to oppression for many different audiences worldwide since its first performance by starving musicians during the Siege of Leningrad in 1942.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 in C (Leningrad)

Orchestre National de France

Kurt Masur (conductor).

The evening begins with the London premiere of a work by the prodigious 80-year old composer Hans Werner Henze.

It tells of a magical bird charged with carrying messages between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

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

Hans Werner Henze: Five Messages for the Queen of Sheba (London premiere)

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Prom continues as it is joined by young pianist Lang Lang for Chopin's lyrical concerto.

The concert ends with Strauss' heroic tone poem.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 in Em

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel

Lang Lang (piano)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor).

In his first season as artistic director of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Sir Andrew Davis brings the orchestra to the Proms, with Ives' early, romantically inclined kaleidoscope of American songs and melodies.

Ives: Symphony No 2

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Prom continues as it is joined by young pianist Lang Lang for Chopin's lyrical concerto. The concert ends with Strauss' heroic tone poem.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Prom continues as it is joined by young pianist Lang Lang for Chopin's lyrical concerto.

The concert ends with Strauss' heroic tone poem.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 in Em

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel

Lang Lang (piano)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor).

In his first season as artistic director of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Sir Andrew Davis brings the orchestra to the Proms, with Ives' early, romantically inclined kaleidoscope of American songs and melodies.

Ives: Symphony No 2

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The second masterwork featured in the evening's Prom is Bruckner's final 'grappling with the gods' symphony.

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

Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in Dm

Richard Goode (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

The Proms feature two contrasting masterworks, beginning with one of Mozart's most graceful and elegant piano concertos - a work he valued so highly that he kept it close to his chest and prevented its publication during his lifetime.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488

In a concert devoted to three of this year's anniversary composers, the BBC Singers contrast Feldman's characteristically slow and expansive tribute to Mark Rothko with a rarely heard performance of Schumann's work for double chorus and Kurtág's settings of texts by ill-fated Russian poets.

Presented by Louise Fryer from the Royal Albert Hall.

Gyorgy Kurtag: Songs of Despair and Sorrow

Schumann: Four Songs for double chorus, Op 141

Feldman: Rothko Chapel

Amy Freston (soprano)

BBC Singers

Nash Ensemble

Martyn Brabbins and Stephen Cleobury (conductors)

In a concert devoted to three of this year's anniversary composers, the BBC Singers contrast Feldman's characteristically slow and expansive tribute to Mark Rothko with a rarely heard performance of Schumann's work for double chorus and Kurtág's settings of texts by ill-fated Russian poets.

Presented by Louise Fryer from the Royal Albert Hall.

Gyorgy Kurtag: Songs of Despair and Sorrow

Schumann: Four Songs for double chorus, Op 141

Feldman: Rothko Chapel

Amy Freston (soprano)

BBC Singers

Nash Ensemble

Martyn Brabbins and Stephen Cleobury (conductors).

The second masterwork featured in the evening's Prom is Bruckner's final 'grappling with the gods' symphony.

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

Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in Dm

Richard Goode (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor).

The Proms feature two contrasting masterworks, beginning with one of Mozart's most graceful and elegant piano concertos - a work he valued so highly that he kept it close to his chest and prevented its publication during his lifetime.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488

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The Berliner Philharmoniker Prom continues with a second Mozart symphony, preceded by Colin Matthews' imaginative orchestration of three of Debussy's piano preludes.

Debussy, orch C Matthews: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest; Feuilles mortes; Feux d'artifice (Préludes, Book 2)

Mozart: Symphony No 40 in Gm, K550

Berlin Philharmonic

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic return to the Proms for the first of two concerts on successive nights.

The concert begins with the first of two Mozart symphonies, followed by an energy-driven work for huge orchestra by Swiss composer Hanspeter Kyburz.

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

Mozart: Symphony No 25 in Gm, K183

Hanspeter Kyburz: Noesis (London premiere)

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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic return to the Proms for the first of two concerts on successive nights. The concert begins with the first of two Mozart symphonies, followed by an energy-driven work for huge orchestra by Swiss composer Hanspeter Kyburz.

The Berliner Philharmoniker Prom continues with a second Mozart symphony, preceded by Colin Matthews' imaginative orchestration of three of Debussy's piano preludes.

Debussy, orch C Matthews: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest; Feuilles mortes; Feux d'artifice (Préludes, Book 2)

Mozart: Symphony No 40 in Gm, K550

Berlin Philharmonic

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic return to the Proms for the first of two concerts on successive nights.

The concert begins with the first of two Mozart symphonies, followed by an energy-driven work for huge orchestra by Swiss composer Hanspeter Kyburz.

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

Mozart: Symphony No 25 in Gm, K183

Hanspeter Kyburz: Noesis (London premiere)

(Continues at 8.45pm after Twenty Minutes)

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The last in a series of four Proms Saturday Matinee concerts highlighting leading British chamber orchestras.

It provides a rare chance to hear Mozart's only incidental music for the theatre, as well as his light-hearted Little Night Music, containing one of his most-loved themes.

Plus, a thrilling new work by the orchestra's Associate Composer, Benjamin Wallfisch.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny, live from Cadogan Hall.

Mozart: The Magic Flute - Overture

Benjamin Wallfisch: Escape Velocity (world premiere)

Mozart: Serenade in G, K525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Thamos, King of Egypt, K345

Fflur Wyn (soprano)

Christine Cairns (mezzo-soprano)

Christopher Lemmings (tenor)

Stephan Loges (baritone)

Orchestra of St John's

OSJ Voices

John Lubbock, Benjamin Wallfisch (conductor).

The last in a series of four Proms Saturday Matinee concerts highlighting leading British chamber orchestras. It provides a rare chance to hear Mozart's only incidental music for the theatre, as well as his light-hearted Little Night Music, containing one of his most-loved themes. Plus, a thrilling new work by the orchestra's Associate Composer, Benjamin Wallfisch.

The Berliner Philharmoniker's eagerly awaited second Prom opens with Karol Szymanowski's spacious, impressionistic concerto, with the brilliant German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann.

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

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

The Berliner Philharmoniker's eagerly awaited second Prom continues with a Bruckner Symphony.

Wagner's death inspired Bruckner to write the elegiac Adagio of his radiantly lyrical Seventh Symphony, the work with which he finally began to find international recognition.

Bruckner: Symphony No 7 in E

The Berliner Philharmoniker's eagerly awaited second Prom continues with a Bruckner Symphony. Wagner's death inspired Bruckner to write the elegiac Adagio of his radiantly lyrical Seventh Symphony, the work with which he finally began to find international recognition.

The Berliner Philharmoniker's eagerly awaited second Prom continues with a Bruckner Symphony.

Wagner's death inspired Bruckner to write the elegiac Adagio of his radiantly lyrical Seventh Symphony, the work with which he finally began to find international recognition.

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

Bruckner: Symphony No 7 in E

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).

The Berliner Philharmoniker's eagerly awaited second Prom opens with Karol Szymanowski's spacious, impressionistic concerto, with the brilliant German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann.

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1

The last in a series of four Proms Saturday Matinee concerts highlighting leading British chamber orchestras.

It provides a rare chance to hear Mozart's only incidental music for the theatre, as well as his light-hearted Little Night Music, containing one of his most-loved themes.

Plus, a thrilling new work by the orchestra's Associate Composer, Benjamin Wallfisch.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny, live from Cadogan Hall.

Mozart: The Magic Flute - Overture

Benjamin Wallfisch: Escape Velocity (world premiere)

Mozart: Serenade in G, K525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Thamos, King of Egypt, K345

Fflur Wyn (soprano)

Christine Cairns (mezzo-soprano)

Christopher Lemmings (tenor)

Stephan Loges (baritone)

Orchestra of St John's

OSJ Voices

John Lubbock, Benjamin Wallfisch (conductor).

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In the third of his four Proms appearances this season, Christoph Eschenbach conducts the second of two German works inspired by poetry.

Beethoven's choral celebration of human brotherhood is set to Schiller's famous Ode to Joy.

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

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in Dm, Choral

Marisol Montalvo (soprano)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Nikolai Schukoff (tenor)

Franz-Josef Selig (bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor).

In the third of his four Proms appearances this season, Christoph Eschenbach conducts the first of two German works inspired by poetry.

Unhinged soprano Herodias, mother of Salome, agonises before a mirror in Matthias Pintscher's theatrical setting of symbolist poet Mallarmé.

Matthias Pintscher: Hérodiade-Fragmente

In the third of his four Proms appearances this season, Christoph Eschenbach conducts the second of two German works inspired by poetry. Beethoven's choral celebration of human brotherhood is set to Schiller's famous Ode to Joy.

In the third of his four Proms appearances this season, Christoph Eschenbach conducts the second of two German works inspired by poetry.

Beethoven's choral celebration of human brotherhood is set to Schiller's famous Ode to Joy.

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

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in Dm, Choral

Marisol Montalvo (soprano)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Nikolai Schukoff (tenor)

Franz-Josef Selig (bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor).

In the third of his four Proms appearances this season, Christoph Eschenbach conducts the first of two German works inspired by poetry.

Unhinged soprano Herodias, mother of Salome, agonises before a mirror in Matthias Pintscher's theatrical setting of symbolist poet Mallarmé.

Matthias Pintscher: Hérodiade-Fragmente

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The Philadelphia Orchestra tackle the second of the 19th-Century's greatest symphonies featured in the evening Prom - Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5.

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

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in Em

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)

The Philadelphia Orchestra is put through its paces performing two of the 19th-Century's greatest symphonies.

Both works grapple with the shadows of Fate, but both finally emerge triumphant into the light.

The first piece is Beethoven's Symphony No 5.

Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in Cm

The Philadelphia Orchestra is put through its paces performing two of the 19th-Century's greatest symphonies. Both works grapple with the shadows of Fate, but both finally emerge triumphant into the light. The first piece is Beethoven's Symphony No 5.

The celebration of Mozart's 250th anniversary continues with Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos directing a leading chamber orchestra from the composer's birthplace, and playing one of his mature, lyrical concertos.

In contrast, Mozart's First Symphony was written by the eight-year-old prodigy on a visit to London.

The concert ends with the first of Haydn's exhilarating Paris symphonies.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mozart: Symphony No 1 in E flat, K16; Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216

Haydn: Symphony No 82 in C, The Bear

Camerata Salzburg

Leonidas Kavakos (director/violin).

The celebration of Mozart's 250th anniversary continues with Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos directing a leading chamber orchestra from the composer's birthplace, and playing one of his mature, lyrical concertos. In contrast, Mozart's First Symphony was written by the eight-year-old prodigy on a visit to London. The concert ends with the first of Haydn's exhilarating Paris symphonies.

The celebration of Mozart's 250th anniversary continues with Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos directing a leading chamber orchestra from the composer's birthplace, and playing one of his mature, lyrical concertos.

In contrast, Mozart's First Symphony was written by the eight-year-old prodigy on a visit to London.

The concert ends with the first of Haydn's exhilarating Paris symphonies.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mozart: Symphony No 1 in E flat, K16; Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216

Haydn: Symphony No 82 in C, The Bear

Camerata Salzburg

Leonidas Kavakos (director/violin).

The Philadelphia Orchestra tackle the second of the 19th-Century's greatest symphonies featured in the evening Prom - Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5.

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

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in Em

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach (conductor).

The Philadelphia Orchestra is put through its paces performing two of the 19th-Century's greatest symphonies.

Both works grapple with the shadows of Fate, but both finally emerge triumphant into the light.

The first piece is Beethoven's Symphony No 5.

Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in Cm

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The BBC NOW's Conductor Laureate continues its all-Russian programme with Rachmaninov's large-scale, lyrical second symphony, composed in secret while sheltering in Dresden from the failed Russian Revolution of 1905.

Presented by Edward Seckerson live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2 in Em

Han-Na Chang (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales' Conductor Laureate returns with an all-Russian programme featuring a brilliant young Rostropovich-protégé Han-Na Chang, in the cello concerto Shostakovich wrote for the great man himself.

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat

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One of the great Mahler interpreters of our time, Bernard Haitink, conducts this monumental death-to-rebirth symphony. It begins at the graveside, passes through an apocalyptic vision of the Day of Judgement and ends with the promise of universal resurrection to the life eternal.

Presented by Donald Macleod from the Royal Albert Hall.

Mahler: Symphony No 2 in Cm, Resurrection

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano)

BBC Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

One of the great Mahler interpreters of our time, Bernard Haitink, conducts this monumental death-to-rebirth symphony.

It begins at the graveside, passes through an apocalyptic vision of the Day of Judgement and ends with the promise of universal resurrection to the life eternal.

One of the great Mahler interpreters of our time, Bernard Haitink, conducts this monumental death-to-rebirth symphony.

It begins at the graveside, passes through an apocalyptic vision of the Day of Judgement and ends with the promise of universal resurrection to the life eternal.

Presented by Donald Macleod from the Royal Albert Hall.

Mahler: Symphony No 2 in Cm, Resurrection

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano)

BBC Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Haitink (conductor).

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The Proms concert concludes with Shostakovich's epic symphony, which possibly heralded a new sense of freedom found in Russia after the death of Stalin.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in Em

Joshua Bell (violin)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

Bruch's ever-popular, warmly romantic violin concerto - played by a Proms favourite soloist - opens the concert.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny, from the Royal Albert Hall.

Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 in Gm

Continues at 8.20pm after Twenty Minutes

The Proms concert concludes with Shostakovich's epic symphony, which possibly heralded a new sense of freedom found in Russia after the death of Stalin.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in Em

Joshua Bell (violin)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

Bruch's ever-popular, warmly romantic violin concerto - played by a Proms favourite soloist - opens the concert.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny, from the Royal Albert Hall.

Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 in Gm

Continues at 8.20pm after Twenty Minutes

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The last in this series of Mozart-anniversary Proms concludes with the glorious late, great Mass, curiously left unfinished by Mozart and which is performed in scholar-pianist Robert D Levin's exciting new completion.

Mozart, compl Robert D Levin: Mass in Cm, K427

Rosemary Joshua, Lisa Milne (soprano)

Eric Cutler (tenor)

Nathan Berg (bass)

Choir of the Enlightenment

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

Rounding up this season's series of Mozart-anniversary Proms, Sir Charles Mackerras begins with one of the composer's earliest Viennese symphonies, written for the ennoblement of a family friend.

Presented by Fiona Talkington, from the Royal Albert Hall.

Mozart: Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner)

The last in this series of Mozart-anniversary Proms concludes with the glorious late, great Mass, curiously left unfinished by Mozart and which is performed in scholar-pianist Robert D Levin's exciting new completion.

Mozart, compl Robert D Levin: Mass in Cm, K427

Rosemary Joshua, Lisa Milne (soprano)

Eric Cutler (tenor)

Nathan Berg (bass)

Choir of the Enlightenment

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor).

Rounding up this season's series of Mozart-anniversary Proms, Sir Charles Mackerras begins with one of the composer's earliest Viennese symphonies, written for the ennoblement of a family friend.

Presented by Fiona Talkington, from the Royal Albert Hall.

Mozart: Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner)

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Last Night of the Proms

The final Proms outing of the season continues, featuring Henry Wood's Sea Songs - performed with their original bugle calls restored.

Coates: March 'Calling All Workers'

Bizet: Carmen - Toreador's Song

Soloviev-Sedoy: Moscow Nights

Sonia Possetti, arr. Matthew Barley: Bullanguera

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D - 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 (arranged Wood)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Mark Elder (conductor)

Conductor Mark Elder is master of ceremonies as the traditional festivities herald the Last Night of the 112th Proms season, presented by Stephanie Hughes with Rob Cowan.

There's a distinctly Russian flavour to the music, as well as two outstanding Russian soloists performing classics of the vocal and violin repertory. Anniversary composers Shostakovich and Colin Matthews get a final outing of the season.

Shostakovich: Festive Overture

Borodin: Prince Igor - aria 'No sleep, no rest'

Verdi: Ernani - recit and aria 'Gran dio!...O de verd'anni miei'

Rubinstein: Nero - Epithalamium

Colin Matthews: Vivo

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 2 in Gm

Wagner: Tannhäuser - Entry of the Guests

Sonia Possetti, arr.

Matthew Barley: Bullanguera

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

Bob Chilcott)

Parry, orch.

Elgar: Jerusalem

There's a distinctly Russian flavour to the music, as well as two outstanding Russian soloists performing classics of the vocal and violin repertory.

Anniversary composers Shostakovich and Colin Matthews get a final outing of the season.

Last Night of the Proms

The final Proms outing of the season continues, featuring Henry Wood's Sea Songs - performed with their original bugle calls restored.

Coates: March 'Calling All Workers'

Bizet: Carmen - Toreador's Song

Soloviev-Sedoy: Moscow Nights

Sonia Possetti, arr.

Matthew Barley: Bullanguera

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D - 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 (arranged Wood)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Mark Elder (conductor).

Conductor Mark Elder is master of ceremonies as the traditional festivities herald the Last Night of the 112th Proms season, presented by Stephanie Hughes with Rob Cowan.

There's a distinctly Russian flavour to the music, as well as two outstanding Russian soloists performing classics of the vocal and violin repertory.

Anniversary composers Shostakovich and Colin Matthews get a final outing of the season.

Shostakovich: Festive Overture

Borodin: Prince Igor - aria 'No sleep, no rest'

Verdi: Ernani - recit and aria 'Gran dio!...O de verd'anni miei'

Rubinstein: Nero - Epithalamium

Colin Matthews: Vivo

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 2 in Gm

Wagner: Tannhäuser - Entry of the Guests

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Expect the unexpected as Austrian composer and chansonnier HK Gruber returns to the Proms.

Codes and a riddle based on a tone-row are the subject of his newest work - Hidden Agenda - while vampires, John Wayne, Superman and Batman all make an appearance in the text of his 'pan-demonium'.

Choral works by Weill and Eisler, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of their collaborator, Bertolt Brecht, complete the programme.

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


HK Gruber: Hidden Agenda (UK Premiere)
Weill: Kiddush

Eisler: Liturgie vom Hauch Op 21, No 1


Weill: Berlin Requiem - Zu Potsdam unter den Eichen
Eisler: Über das Töten, Op 21, No 2
Weill: Berlin Requiem - Legende vom toten Soldaten
Eisler: Ferner Streiken - 50,000 Holzarbeiter, Op 19, No 1
HK Gruber: Frankenstein
Daniel Hyde (organ)

Daniel Norman (tenor)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

HK Gruber (chansonnier/conductor).

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)

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

Expect the unexpected as Austrian composer and chansonnier HK Gruber returns to the Proms. Codes and a riddle based on a tone-row are the subject of his newest work - Hidden Agenda - while vampires, John Wayne, Superman and Batman all make an appearance in the text of his 'pan-demonium'.

Choral works by Weill and Eisler, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of their collaborator, Bertolt Brecht, complete the programme.

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

HK Gruber: Hidden Agenda (UK Premiere)

Weill: Kiddush

Eisler: Liturgie vom Hauch Op 21, No 1

Weill: Berlin Requiem - Zu Potsdam unter den Eichen

Eisler: Über das Töten, Op 21, No 2

Weill: Berlin Requiem - Legende vom toten Soldaten

Eisler: Ferner Streiken - 50,000 Holzarbeiter, Op 19, No 1

HK Gruber: Frankenstein

Daniel Hyde (organ)

Daniel Norman (tenor)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

HK Gruber (chansonnier/conductor)