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20090718

The First Night of the Proms: 18 - 19 July

The 2009 BBC Proms start with a bang – literally – as Stravinsky's Fireworks begin a fizzing First Night Concert: a celebratory occasion blazing a trail for the season to come.

It's given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus, musical forces that underpin the summer concert series, under the direction of their Czech conductor Jiri Belohlavek.

And there are plenty of visiting musicians too, top international artists, represented in this opening night extravaganza by French sisters Katia and Marielle Labeque.

They'll be playing Poulenc's witty and iconoclastic Concerto for Two Pianos; another French composer Emmanuel Chabrier, provides an Ode to Music, sung by the young Irish soprano Aylish Tynan; and the secular celebrations are given a spiritual dimension with a psalm-setting by Anton Bruckner.

World Service broadcast programme

Stravinsky: Fireworks

Chabrier: Ode à la musique

Poulenc: Concerto for 2 pianos

Bruckner: Psalm 150

Performers

Ailish Tynan, soprano

Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor

The First Night of the Proms 2009 on BBC World Service

20090718

The First Night of the Proms: 18 - 19 July

The 2009 BBC Proms start with a bang – literally – as Stravinsky's Fireworks begin a fizzing First Night Concert: a celebratory occasion blazing a trail for the season to come.

It's given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus, musical forces that underpin the summer concert series, under the direction of their Czech conductor Jiri Belohlavek.

And there are plenty of visiting musicians too, top international artists, represented in this opening night extravaganza by French sisters Katia and Marielle Labeque.

They'll be playing Poulenc's witty and iconoclastic Concerto for Two Pianos; another French composer Emmanuel Chabrier, provides an Ode to Music, sung by the young Irish soprano Aylish Tynan; and the secular celebrations are given a spiritual dimension with a psalm-setting by Anton Bruckner.

World Service broadcast programme

Stravinsky: Fireworks

Chabrier: Ode à la musique

Poulenc: Concerto for 2 pianos

Bruckner: Psalm 150

Performers

Ailish Tynan, soprano

Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor

The First Night of the Proms 2009 on BBC World Service

2009072520090726

Prom 8: 800th Anniversary of Cambridge University

Prom 8: 800th Anniversary of Cambridge University: 25-26 July

Cambridge University is one of the oldest in the world: this year it celebrates its 800th anniversary and festivities include this fabulous concert at the 2009 BBC Proms.

The rich red interior of the RAH will be decked out instead in Cambridge colours, the distinctive light-blue, or at least many in the audience will be.

Music, especially choral music, has been at the heart of Cambridge since its foundation and composers past and present are represented in a glorious musical programme performed by the choirs of no fewer than 16 Cambridge Colleges.

We'll hear Cambridge Alumnus Simon Keenlyside take the solo role in the Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, with words by 17th century poet George Herbert, who also went to Cambridge; and Andrew Davies - another Cambridge graduate - conducts the BBC SO.

Music too by Charles Villiers Stanford and by living composer Jonathan Harvey.

World Service broadcast programme

Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs

Stanford: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A major

Harvey: Come, Holy Ghost*

Performers

Simon Keenlyside baritone

Choirs of King's and St John's colleges

Choirs of Clare, Gonville and Caius, and Trinity colleges

Choirs from combined Cambridge colleges

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis conductor

Andrew Nethsingha* conductor

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Prom 8: 800th Anniversary of Cambridge University

Prom 8: 800th Anniversary of Cambridge University: 25-26 July

Cambridge University is one of the oldest in the world: this year it celebrates its 800th anniversary and festivities include this fabulous concert at the 2009 BBC Proms.

The rich red interior of the RAH will be decked out instead in Cambridge colours, the distinctive light-blue, or at least many in the audience will be.

Music, especially choral music, has been at the heart of Cambridge since its foundation and composers past and present are represented in a glorious musical programme performed by the choirs of no fewer than 16 Cambridge Colleges.

We'll hear Cambridge Alumnus Simon Keenlyside take the solo role in the Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, with words by 17th century poet George Herbert, who also went to Cambridge; and Andrew Davies - another Cambridge graduate - conducts the BBC SO.

Music too by Charles Villiers Stanford and by living composer Jonathan Harvey.

World Service broadcast programme

Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs

Stanford: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A major

Harvey: Come, Holy Ghost*

Performers

Simon Keenlyside baritone

Choirs of King's and St John's colleges

Choirs of Clare, Gonville and Caius, and Trinity colleges

Choirs from combined Cambridge colleges

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis conductor

Andrew Nethsingha* conductor

20090801

Prom 10: Akiko Suwanai - Virtuoso Violin Works

There is a real mix of cultures in this concert: a Spanish work by a Frenchman; a Spanish work by a Spaniard who spent most of his working life in France; and a work by a Japanese composer who loved French music best of all.

And when it comes to performers, the spotlight falls on a virtuosic Japanese violinist, young Akiko Suwanai, who joins a French orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, with a conductor, Jun Maerkl, who is half Japanese.

And all the works in the programme come from the time well before the concept of musical fusion became the latest ‘must have' accessory for a musician!

World Service broadcast programme:

Takemitsu Green (First performance at the Proms)

Sarasate Concert Fantasy on Themes from ‘Carmen'

Ravel Tzigane

Ravel Rapsodie espagnole

Performers:

Akiko Suwanai violin

Orchestre National de Lyon

Jun Märkl conductor

20090801

Prom 10: Akiko Suwanai - Virtuoso Violin Works

There is a real mix of cultures in this concert: a Spanish work by a Frenchman; a Spanish work by a Spaniard who spent most of his working life in France; and a work by a Japanese composer who loved French music best of all.

And when it comes to performers, the spotlight falls on a virtuosic Japanese violinist, young Akiko Suwanai, who joins a French orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, with a conductor, Jun Maerkl, who is half Japanese.

And all the works in the programme come from the time well before the concept of musical fusion became the latest ‘must have' accessory for a musician!

World Service broadcast programme:

Takemitsu Green (First performance at the Proms)

Sarasate Concert Fantasy on Themes from ‘Carmen'

Ravel Tzigane

Ravel Rapsodie espagnole

Performers:

Akiko Suwanai violin

Orchestre National de Lyon

Jun Märkl conductor

20090808

Prom 4 08/08/09 Bassoons and Broadway Ballets

The BBC Philharmonic and its Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda are joined by the brilliant young Scottish bassoonist Karen Geoghegan, who was a popular runner-up in BBC TV's Classical Star in 2007 and here makes her Proms debut in Mozart's Bassoon Concerto.

The celebrated partnership between Stravinsky and ballet impresario Diaghilev began a hundred years ago: we mark it with Stravinsky's vibrant Scènes de Ballet originally written for the 1944 Broadway review “The Seven Lively Arts.” Despite describing it as “featherweight and sugared” Stravinsky boasted that he had received the substantial fee of $5,000 for a score lasting only 15 minutes.

World Service broadcast programme:

Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B flat major

Stravinsky: Scènes de ballet

Performers:

Karen Geoghegan, bassoon

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Prom 28 includes Stravinsky's Scenes de Ballet and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto.

The celebrated partnership between Stravinsky and ballet impresario Diaghilev began a hundred years ago: we mark it with the 'featherweight and sugared' Scènes de ballet he wrote for a 1944 Broadway revue.

20090808

Prom 4 08/08/09 Bassoons and Broadway Ballets

The BBC Philharmonic and its Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda are joined by the brilliant young Scottish bassoonist Karen Geoghegan, who was a popular runner-up in BBC TV's Classical Star in 2007 and here makes her Proms debut in Mozart's Bassoon Concerto.

The celebrated partnership between Stravinsky and ballet impresario Diaghilev began a hundred years ago: we mark it with Stravinsky's vibrant Scènes de Ballet originally written for the 1944 Broadway review “The Seven Lively Arts.” Despite describing it as “featherweight and sugared” Stravinsky boasted that he had received the substantial fee of $5,000 for a score lasting only 15 minutes.

World Service broadcast programme:

Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B flat major

Stravinsky: Scènes de ballet

Performers:

Karen Geoghegan, bassoon

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Prom 28 includes Stravinsky's Scenes de Ballet and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto.

The celebrated partnership between Stravinsky and ballet impresario Diaghilev began a hundred years ago: we mark it with the 'featherweight and sugared' Scènes de ballet he wrote for a 1944 Broadway revue.

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Prom 32: A Celebration of Multiple Pianos.

Prom 32 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Saint-Saens' 'Carnival of the A.

We've got two themes running through this Prom concert from the 2009 BBC Proms.

As well as celebrating the delights of the piano - and not only one piano but two, we'll be enjoying the music of a couple of France's most eminent composers.

In Camille Saint-Saens's zoological fantasy The Carnival of the Animals, he depicts a varied and unusual choice of animals.

The cello is the elegant swan, the xylophone represents fossils, while the pianos become very convincing hens.

But despite its popularity today, Saint-Saens never allowed a public performance of the whole piece during his lifetime.

We'll also be hearing Gabriel Faure's charming Dolly Suite which was originally written as a set of piano duets.

This playful music is full of nostalgia for childhood and it's therefore not surprising that it was inspired by a young girl – Helene Bardac, known as Dolly.

World Service broadcast programme

Faure, orch Rabaud: Dolly (suite)

Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals

Performers

Lidija and Sanja Bizjak, pianos

Britten Sinfonia

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Prom 32 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Saint-Saens' 'Carnival of the Animals' and music from Faure.

2009081520090816

Prom 32: A Celebration of Multiple Pianos.

Prom 32 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Saint-Saens' 'Carnival of the A.

We've got two themes running through this Prom concert from the 2009 BBC Proms.

As well as celebrating the delights of the piano - and not only one piano but two, we'll be enjoying the music of a couple of France's most eminent composers.

In Camille Saint-Saens's zoological fantasy The Carnival of the Animals, he depicts a varied and unusual choice of animals.

The cello is the elegant swan, the xylophone represents fossils, while the pianos become very convincing hens.

But despite its popularity today, Saint-Saens never allowed a public performance of the whole piece during his lifetime.

We'll also be hearing Gabriel Faure's charming Dolly Suite which was originally written as a set of piano duets.

This playful music is full of nostalgia for childhood and it's therefore not surprising that it was inspired by a young girl – Helene Bardac, known as Dolly.

World Service broadcast programme

Faure, orch Rabaud: Dolly (suite)

Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals

Performers

Lidija and Sanja Bizjak, pianos

Britten Sinfonia

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Prom 32 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Saint-Saens' 'Carnival of the Animals' and music from Faure.

20090829

Prom 53  A celebration of Handel and Haydn

We celebrate the anniversaries of two legendary composers in our concert today from the 2009 BBC Proms.

This year is the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel.

We'll be marking the occasion by hearing one of his most famous pieces – Water Music, Suite no.2 in D major, which was originally performed for King George I while he travelled with guests in his barge on the River Thames in London.

We'll also be hearing two beautiful arias from Handel's operas, Xerxes and Alcina, sung today by the American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato.

And Joyce will also be performing Joseph Haydn's haunting “Scena di Berenice”.

It's been described as one of the great eighteenth century concert arias and is therefore a fitting way to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of its composer, Haydn.

World Service broadcast programme:

Handel: Xerxes – Ombra mai fu

Handel: Alcina – Ah, mio cor!

Handel: Water Music – Suite No.

2 in D major

Haydn: Scena di Berenice

Performers:

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

Prom 53: Joyce DiDonato sings music by anniversary composers Haydn and Handel.

Prom 53 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes performances of music from Handel and Haydn.

20090829

Prom 53  A celebration of Handel and Haydn

We celebrate the anniversaries of two legendary composers in our concert today from the 2009 BBC Proms.

This year is the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel.

We'll be marking the occasion by hearing one of his most famous pieces – Water Music, Suite no.2 in D major, which was originally performed for King George I while he travelled with guests in his barge on the River Thames in London.

We'll also be hearing two beautiful arias from Handel's operas, Xerxes and Alcina, sung today by the American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato.

And Joyce will also be performing Joseph Haydn's haunting “Scena di Berenice”.

It's been described as one of the great eighteenth century concert arias and is therefore a fitting way to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of its composer, Haydn.

World Service broadcast programme:

Handel: Xerxes – Ombra mai fu

Handel: Alcina – Ah, mio cor!

Handel: Water Music – Suite No.

2 in D major

Haydn: Scena di Berenice

Performers:

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

Prom 53: Joyce DiDonato sings music by anniversary composers Haydn and Handel.

Prom 53 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes performances of music from Handel and Haydn.

20090912

This Prom concert features the lustrous tones of the renowned Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozzena singing a handful of exquisite miniatures by the Frenchman Henri Duparc.

She's never committed these songs to disc, so this is a rare opportunity to hear her perform some real gems of the French song repertoire.

And, best of all, she's singing with the world-renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra who are currently at their peak, in the hands of the great Latvian maestro Mariss Jansons.

He and the orchestra complete the Prom with a suite from Ravel's glorious ballet Daphnis and Chloe, a score that simply shimmers with orchestral colour.

World Service broadcast programme:

Duparc -

L'invitation au voyage

Extase (orch.

Pierre de Breville)

Le manoir de Rosemonde

Chanson triste

Phidylé

Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2

Performers:

Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Mariss Jansons, conductor

Prom 61: Duparc's songs with Magdalena Kozena and Ravel's Daphnis with Mariss Jansons

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This Prom concert features the lustrous tones of the renowned Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozzena singing a handful of exquisite miniatures by the Frenchman Henri Duparc.

She's never committed these songs to disc, so this is a rare opportunity to hear her perform some real gems of the French song repertoire.

And, best of all, she's singing with the world-renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra who are currently at their peak, in the hands of the great Latvian maestro Mariss Jansons.

He and the orchestra complete the Prom with a suite from Ravel's glorious ballet Daphnis and Chloe, a score that simply shimmers with orchestral colour.

World Service broadcast programme:

Duparc -

L'invitation au voyage

Extase (orch.

Pierre de Breville)

Le manoir de Rosemonde

Chanson triste

Phidylé

Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2

Performers:

Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Mariss Jansons, conductor

Prom 61: Duparc's songs with Magdalena Kozena and Ravel's Daphnis with Mariss Jansons

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Prom 10: Akiko Suwanai - Virtuoso Violin Works

01/08/200920090802

Prom 10: Akiko Suwanai - Virtuoso Violin Works

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Prom 56: Lang Lang plays Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2.

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Prom 56: Lang Lang plays Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2.

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Prom 28 includes Stravinsky's Scenes de Ballet and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto.

08/08/200920090809

Prom 28 includes Stravinsky's Scenes de Ballet and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto.

18/07/200920090719

The First Night of the Proms 2009 on BBC World Service

18/07/200920090719

The First Night of the Proms 2009 on BBC World Service

22/08/200920090823

Prom 44: Dvorak's Symphony No.

7 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer.

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Prom 44: Dvorak's Symphony No.

7 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer.

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Prom 53: Joyce DiDonato sings music by anniversary composers Haydn and Handel.

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Prom 53: Joyce DiDonato sings music by anniversary composers Haydn and Handel.

Prom 44 - Dvorak Symphony No. 720090822

Prom 44 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Dvorak's Symphony No.

7.

Visiting musicians are always made extremely welcome at the BBC Proms and in this concert the Royal Albert Hall plays host to Hungary's leading ensemble: the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

Their 25-year partnership with conductor Ivan Fischer has proved to be a great success story in classical music - and the celebrated maestro will be bringing his musical vision to bear on Antonin Dvorak's 7th Symphony.

The Czech composer wrote the symphony 125 years ago, after a visit to London, when he was warmly received.

The Symphony was first performed here a year later and continues to be hugely popular; it may not be his most well-known, but many people think it's Dvorak's best symphony: dark and dramatic, and deeply passionate.

World Service broadcast programme:

Dvorak: Symphony No.7

Performers:

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Ivan Fischer, conductor

Prom 44: Dvorak's Symphony No.

7 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer.

Prom 44 - Dvorak Symphony No. 720090822

Prom 44 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Dvorak's Symphony No.

7.

Visiting musicians are always made extremely welcome at the BBC Proms and in this concert the Royal Albert Hall plays host to Hungary's leading ensemble: the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

Their 25-year partnership with conductor Ivan Fischer has proved to be a great success story in classical music - and the celebrated maestro will be bringing his musical vision to bear on Antonin Dvorak's 7th Symphony.

The Czech composer wrote the symphony 125 years ago, after a visit to London, when he was warmly received.

The Symphony was first performed here a year later and continues to be hugely popular; it may not be his most well-known, but many people think it's Dvorak's best symphony: dark and dramatic, and deeply passionate.

World Service broadcast programme:

Dvorak: Symphony No.7

Performers:

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Ivan Fischer, conductor

Prom 44: Dvorak's Symphony No.

7 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer.

Prom 44 - Dvorak Symphony No. 720090823

Prom 44 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Dvorak's Symphony No.

7.

Prom 44 - Dvorak Symphony No. 720090823

Prom 44 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Dvorak's Symphony No.

7.

Prom 56 - Chopin20090905

Prom 56 The virtuosic Chinese pianist Lang Lang

At last year's BBC Proms, the Royal Albert Hall was completely packed out with people eager to see the Chinese pianist Lang Lang, who, fresh from his appearance at the Bird's Nest stadium in the Beijing Olympics, thrilled them all with his flamboyant showmanship and above all, his brilliant mastery of the piano.

Lang Lang's facility for Chopin was especially remarkable and in today's Prom, he's back to play one of Chopin's own favourite pieces - the Piano Concerto no 2 in F minor - a virtuosic and romantically poetic work that ends with all the fire and passion of a Polish mazurka.

World Service broadcast programme:

Chopin: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.

2 in F minor

Performers:

Lang Lang, piano

Staatskapelle Dresden

Fabio Luisi, conductor

Prom 56 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Chopin's Piano Concerto No.

2.

Prom 56: Lang Lang plays Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2.

Prom 56 - Chopin20090905

Prom 56 The virtuosic Chinese pianist Lang Lang

At last year's BBC Proms, the Royal Albert Hall was completely packed out with people eager to see the Chinese pianist Lang Lang, who, fresh from his appearance at the Bird's Nest stadium in the Beijing Olympics, thrilled them all with his flamboyant showmanship and above all, his brilliant mastery of the piano.

Lang Lang's facility for Chopin was especially remarkable and in today's Prom, he's back to play one of Chopin's own favourite pieces - the Piano Concerto no 2 in F minor - a virtuosic and romantically poetic work that ends with all the fire and passion of a Polish mazurka.

World Service broadcast programme:

Chopin: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.

2 in F minor

Performers:

Lang Lang, piano

Staatskapelle Dresden

Fabio Luisi, conductor

Prom 56 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Chopin's Piano Concerto No.

2.

Prom 56: Lang Lang plays Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2.

Prom 56 - Chopin20090906

Prom 56 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Chopin's Piano Concerto No.

2.

Prom 56 - Chopin20090906

Prom 56 recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall includes Chopin's Piano Concerto No.

2.

The Last Night Of The Proms20090913

How do you combine high-calibre music making with uproarious fun and with the sense of national pride? And how do you balance traditions which have been established for half a century or more with the desire to bring something new to the programme? These are some the questions every Proms director has to grapple with when it comes to the Last Night of the Proms, a concert that in the minds of many is the focal point for the whole season of more than 100 concerts.

This year the serious side of the proceedings is supplied by singer Sarah Connolly in what's perhaps the best known work by Purcell, innovations come in the shape of Oliver Knussen's affectionate nod to Stravinsky's Fireworks and in the original orchestration of Parry's Jerusalem which replaces the established version by Elgar.

And the fun element? Well, how often do you hear three vacuum cleaners and a floor polisher in an orchestral work …

World Service broadcast programme:

Oliver Knussen - Flourish with Fireworks

Purcell Dido and Aeneas – 'Thy hand, Belinda...

When I am laid in earth' (Dido's Lament); 'With drooping wings ye cupids come'

Arnold - A Grand, Grand Overture

Piazzolla - Libertango

Arne, arr.

Sargent- Rule, Britannia!

Parry - Jerusalem

Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No.1

Performers:

Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

Alison Balsom, trumpet

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, conductor

You can also hear the Last Night of the Proms live and complete on Saturday 12th September on digital shortwave (DRM) from 18.30GMT.

For further information about DRM receivers please visit www.drm.org

Highlights from Last Night of the Proms with soloists Sarah Connolly and Alison Balsom.

The Last Night Of The Proms20090913

How do you combine high-calibre music making with uproarious fun and with the sense of national pride? And how do you balance traditions which have been established for half a century or more with the desire to bring something new to the programme? These are some the questions every Proms director has to grapple with when it comes to the Last Night of the Proms, a concert that in the minds of many is the focal point for the whole season of more than 100 concerts.

This year the serious side of the proceedings is supplied by singer Sarah Connolly in what's perhaps the best known work by Purcell, innovations come in the shape of Oliver Knussen's affectionate nod to Stravinsky's Fireworks and in the original orchestration of Parry's Jerusalem which replaces the established version by Elgar.

And the fun element? Well, how often do you hear three vacuum cleaners and a floor polisher in an orchestral work …

World Service broadcast programme:

Oliver Knussen - Flourish with Fireworks

Purcell Dido and Aeneas – 'Thy hand, Belinda...

When I am laid in earth' (Dido's Lament); 'With drooping wings ye cupids come'

Arnold - A Grand, Grand Overture

Piazzolla - Libertango

Arne, arr.

Sargent- Rule, Britannia!

Parry - Jerusalem

Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No.1

Performers:

Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

Alison Balsom, trumpet

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, conductor

You can also hear the Last Night of the Proms live and complete on Saturday 12th September on digital shortwave (DRM) from 18.30GMT.

For further information about DRM receivers please visit www.drm.org

Highlights from Last Night of the Proms with soloists Sarah Connolly and Alison Balsom.

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Duparc's songs with Magdalena Kozena and Ravel's Daphnis with Mariss Jansons

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Duparc's songs with Magdalena Kozena and Ravel's Daphnis with Mariss Jansons