BBC Proms 2010 [world Service]

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20100717

Six choirs, including one from Sydney, Australia, eight renowned soloists and a large symphony orchestra all join together under the baton of Czech conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek for the First Night of the 2010 season.

Marking the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, they will be performing Mahler's Symphony No.

8 in E flat major, often called his "Symphony of a Thousand", because of the number of musicians needed.

Performers:

Mardi Byers soprano

Twyla Robinson soprano

Malin Christensson soprano

Stephanie Blythe mezzo-soprano

Kelley O'Connor mezzo-soprano

Nikolai Schukoff tenor

Hanno Müller-Brachmann baritone

Tomasz Konieczny bass

Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral

Choristers of Westminster Abbey

Choristers of Westminster Cathedral

BBC Symphony Chorus

Crouch End Festival Chorus

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiří Bělohlávek conductor

Introduced by the BBC's Louise Fryer and Brett Weymark, conductor of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Highlights from the First Night of the 2010 BBC Proms - Mahler's Symphony No.8.

20100724

The stalwarts of each Proms season, the BBC Symphony Orchestra under conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek, feature in our second concert from the Proms.

They are joined by pianist Paul Lewis, one of today's leading Beethoven interpreters, who plays Beehoven's Piano Concerto No.

4 in G major.

World Service broadcast programme:

Beethoven Overture 'Egmont'

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.

Paul Lewis piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiří Bělohlávek conductor

Introduced by the BBC's Louise Fryer and jazz pianist Julian Joseph.

BBC Proms 2010 from the Royal Albert Hall in London: all-Beethoven concert with Paul Lewis

The stalwarts of each Proms season, the BBC Symphony Orchestra under conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek, feature in our second concert from the Proms. They are joined by pianist Paul Lewis, one of today's leading Beethoven interpreters, who plays Beehoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major

The stalwarts of each Proms season, the BBC Symphony Orchestra under conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek, feature in our second concert from the Proms.

They are joined by pianist Paul Lewis, one of today's leading Beethoven interpreters, who plays Beehoven's Piano Concerto No.

4 in G major.

World Service broadcast programme:

Beethoven Overture 'Egmont'

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.

Paul Lewis piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiří Bělohlávek conductor

Introduced by the BBC's Louise Fryer and jazz pianist Julian Joseph.

BBC Proms 2010 from the Royal Albert Hall in London: all-Beethoven concert with Paul Lewis