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20060828

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

20060828

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

20060829

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)

20060829

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)

20060830

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

20060830

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

20060831

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

20060831

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

20060901

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)

20060901

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)

20060902

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).

20060902

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).

20060903

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

20060903

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

20060904

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

20060904

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

20060905

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

20060905

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

20060906

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).

20060906

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).

20060907

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

20060907

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

20060908

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)

20060908

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)

20060909

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

20060909

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

5220060822

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).

5220060822

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).