BBC Proms 2013

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Prom 07: Gospel Prom20140101

Prom 07: Gospel Prom20140101

The Gospel Prom, from the 2013 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Pastor David Daniel.

The Proms explores the emotive and richly varied world of gospel music, with leading vocal ensembles and community choirs combining to create a thrilling massed wall of sound. Favourites such as 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' and 'O Happy Day' are heard alongside popular hymns, calypso choruses, spirituals, and new songs inspired by funk and rock.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Pastor David Daniel (host)

Muyiwa and Riversongz

London Adventist Chorale

Ken Burton (conductor)

London Community Gospel Choir

Rebecca Thomas (conductor)

People's Christian Fellowship Choir

Ruth Waldron (conductor)

First broadcast in July 2013.

Prom 14: Wagner - Das Rheingold20131223

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Following the success of his Beethoven symphony cycle last year, Daniel Barenboim launches his Proms Ring cycle, the first ever performance of Wagner's four Ring cycle operas in a single Proms Festival.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Wagner: Das Rheingold (concert performance, sung in German)

Wotan - Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)

Loge - Stephan Rügamer (tenor)

Donner - Jan Buchwald (bass-baritone)

Froh - Marius Vlad (tenor)

Fricka - Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo-soprano)

Freia - Anna Samuil (soprano)

Erda - Anna Larsson (contralto)

Alberich - Johannes Martin Kränzle (baritone)

Mime - Peter Bronder (tenor)

Fasolt - Stephen Milling (bass)

Fafner - Eric Halfvarson (bass)

Woglinde - Aga Mikolaj (soprano)

Wellgunde - Maria Gortsevskaya (mezzo-soprano)

Flosshilde - Anna Lapkovskaja (mezzo-soprano)

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

The first opera in Wagner's Ring cycle, Das Rheingold, introduces us to mythical stories of sword-wielding heroes, castles, magic potions and scheming dwarves, and the central corrupting influence of the all-powerful ring, guarded by the cruel water-sprites, otherwise known as the Rhinemaidens. A lecherous Nibelung dwarf called Alberich seizes the gold and heads to Nibelheim where he builds an empire based on fear and slave labour. We also meet Wotan the chief god in his castle Valhalla, and who when he hears of the all-powerful ring, decides he wants it for himself. Das Rheingold is performed by Staatskapelle Berlin and a stellar cast from both Barenboim's Berlin and Milan ring cycles. This is the first ever performance of Wagner's four Ring cycle operas in a single Proms Festival.

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Prom 15: Wagner - Die Walkure20131224

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Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim with the second part of Wagner's Ring cycle, Die Walküre

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Wagner: Die Walküre (concert performance, sung in German)

Wotan - Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Fricka - Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo-soprano)

Siegmund - Simon O'Neill (tenor)

Sieglinde - Anja Kampe (soprano)

Hunding - Eric Halfvarson (bass)

Brünnhilde - Nina Stemme (soprano)

Gerhilde - Sonja Mühleck (soprano)

Ortlinde - Carola Höhn (soprano)

Waltraute - Ivonne Fuchs (mezzo-soprano)

Schwertleite - Anaïk Morel (contralto)

Helmwige - Susan Foster (soprano)

Siegrune - Leann Sandel-Pantaleo (mezzo-soprano)

Grimgerde - Anna Lapkovskaja (mezzo-soprano)

Rossweisse - Simone Schröder (mezzo-soprano)

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Daniel Barenboim's Ring cycle with the Staatskapelle Berlin continues with part two, Die Walküre, and more mythical and psychological forces at large. The opera opens with a turbulent prologue depicting the terrible storm and devastating events including incest and adultery that are about to shake the characters. Siegmund has been asked by Wotan to help him acquire the ring, but blots his copybook by falling for his long-lost twin sister Sieglinde. This angers Fricka, Wotan's consort, so much that she demands Siegmund's death. Brünnhilde, Wotan's rebel daughter who we meet for the first time, tries to defend him, but in punishment she is put to sleep on a rock surrounded by fire. Die Walküre is considered perhaps the most accessible of the Ring cycle operas, and ends with the powerful Magic Fire Music.

Prom 18: Wagner - Siegfried20131226

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Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim at the 2013 BBC Proms with the third part of Wagner's Ring cycle, Siegfried

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Wagner: Siegfried (concert performance; sung in German)

Siegfried - Lance Ryan (tenor)

Brünnhilde - Nina Stemme (soprano)

Wanderer - Terje Stensvold (bass-baritone)

Mime - Peter Bronder (tenor)

Alberich - Johannes Martin Kränzle (baritone)

Fafner - Eric Halfvarson (bass)

Woodbird - Rinnat Moriah (soprano)

Erda - Anna Larsson (contralto)

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Daniel Barenboim's Ring with the Staatskapelle Berlin - the first ever complete cycle at the BBC Proms - continues with the razored strings and yelping brass of a violent storm, the cloudburst of incestuous love, a bitter marital dispute and the first appearance of Wotan's rebel daughter, Brunnhilde, sung by a leading exponent of the role, Nina Stemme. The cunning dwarf, Mime, tries to manipulate Siegfried into stealing the magic ring from the dragon, Fafner, with the sword Nothung. But his plans go awry when Siegfried takes the ring for himself...

Prom 20: Wagner - Gotterdammerung20131227

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Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim at the BBC Proms in the final opera of Wagner's epic Ring Cycle: Götterdämmerung - The Twilight of the Gods.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

Wagner: Götterdämmerung (concert performance, sung in German)

Brünnhilde.... Nina Stemme (soprano)

Siegfried.... Andreas Schager (tenor)

Hagen.... Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

Gunther.... Gerd Grochowski (bass-baritone)

Gutrune / Third Norn.... Anna Samuil (soprano)

Alberich.... Johannes Martin Kränzle (bass-baritone)

Waltraute / Second Norn.... Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano)

First Norn.... Margarita Nekrasova (contralto)

Woglinde.... Aga Mikolaj (soprano)

Wellgunde.... Maria Gortsevskaya (soprano)

Flosshilde.... Anna Lapkovskaja (mezzo-soprano)

Royal Opera Chorus

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Tom Service presents the final leg of Daniel Barenboim's Ring Cycle with the Staatskapelle Berlin - the first ever complete cycle at the BBC Proms. And it's not a happy ending: Götterdämmerung - The Twilight of the Gods - is the darkest of the four operas. The ecstatic love of Siegfried and Brünnhilde, celebrated at the end of the previous opera, is under threat from the plotting of the cunning Hagen. As the son of Alberich who created the all-powerful golden Ring, Hagen's single purpose is to regain the Ring at all costs. Soon Siegfried's fate is sealed: can Brünnhilde save the world?

Prom 22: Naturally 720140105

Prom 22: Naturally 720140105

A cappella vocal group Naturally 7 from the 2013 BBC Proms. With a soundworld that ranges from scratching and drums to brass and electric guitar all produced with just the human voice.

Presented by Louise Fryer at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Who needs instruments when you have seven voices and seven bodies? Building on the heritage of gospel with a style described as 'vocal play', the group performs its own material alongside arrangements of classics including George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' and Phil Collins's 'In the Air Tonight' which incorporate a range of sounds from scratching and drums to brass and electric guitar all produced with just the human voice.

Prom 34: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons20131225

Nigel Kennedy, Palestine Strings and members of the Orchestra of Life in a unique take on Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Nigel Kennedy

Palestine Strings

Members of the Orchestra of Life

Following his two Proms appearances in 2008 and his more recent one in 2011 to play solo Bach, Nigel Kennedy returned this year with Vivaldi's Four Seasons - with the Palestine Strings from the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music as well as members of his own Orchestra of Life. Revisiting a work he recorded to great acclaim nearly 25 years ago, Kennedy brings fresh insights to these visionary concertos, including the addition of his own improvised links between them.

Prom 36: Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conducts Bach20140103

Prom 36: Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conducts Bach20140103

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Sir John Eliot Gardiner live at the BBC Proms in two oratorios by JS Bach - telling the story of Easter and the Ascension of Christ.

Presented by Catherine Bott

JS Bach: Easter Oratorio

JS Bach: Ascension Oratorio

Hannah Morrison (soprano)

Meg Bragle (alto)

Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)

Peter Harvey (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner's acclaimed Bach team - most famous for their year-long 'Bach Pilgrimage' in 2000, performing every one of Bach's cantatas - reassembled at the Royal Albert Hall during the 2013 BBC Proms for another Bach feast. On the bill are two complementary oratorios, telling the story of two crucial events in the life of Christ: the Resurrection on Easter Day, and his Ascension into Heaven.-.

Prom 37: Urban Classics Prom20131230

A dynamic meeting of musical cultures as conductor Jules Buckley brings together the BBC Symphony Orchestra with leading performers from the UK's vibrant urban music scene. In Urban Classics' experimental fusion of musical styles, high-octane orchestral showpieces by Mosolov and Henze rub shoulders with rap, R&B and soul. 'It's a culture clash,' says Jules Buckley. 'We're taking artists from different worlds and messing with their music, putting it in an orchestral context and exploring it in a new way.'

Urban Classics from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Part 1

Mosolov: The Iron Foundry

Maverick Sabre Arr. Ben Cottrell: These Days

Laura Mvula Arr. Tom Richards: Sing to the Moon

Jacob Banks Arr. Ben Cottrell : Rainy Day

Fazer Arr. Jules Buckley: Fireflies

Lady Leshurr Arr. Jason Yarde: Blazin'

Wretch 32 Arr. Tom Trapp: Blackout

Laura Mvula Arr. Jules Buckley: Father Father

Part 2

Henze: The Bassarids: Dance of the Maenads

Lady Leshurr: Solo

Maverick Sabre Arr. Tom Trapp: I Need

Fazer Arr. Ben Cottrell : Movie

Fazer and Young Artists: Chapters

Jacob Banks Arr. Jules Buckley: Worthy

Wretch 32 and Jacob Banks Arr. Jason Yarde: I'm Doing Ok

Laura Mvula Arr. Jules Buckley: That's Alright

Maverick Sabre Arr. Jules Buckley: Let Me Go

Wretch 32 Arr. Jason Yarde: Traktor

Labrinth Feat. Lady Leshurr Arr. Ben Cottrell: Let the Dogs Run Wild

Jules Buckley: Finale

Fazer (singer)

Laura Mvula (singer)

Maverick Sabre (singer)

Lady Leshurr (singer)

Wretch 32 (singer)

Jacob Banks (singer)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jules Buckley (conductor)

First broadcast in August 2013.

Prom 40: 6 Music Prom20131230

Laura Marling, Cerys Matthews, The Stranglers and London Sinfonietta in concert at the 2013 BBC Proms

From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service and Steve Lamacq

Laura Marling (singer)

Cerys Matthews (singer)

Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano)

The Stranglers

London Sinfonietta

Andrew Gourlay (conductor)

They may come from different ends of the radio dial but, for one night only, BBC Radio 6 Music's Steve Lamacq and Radio 3's Tom Service combined their passions for music to produce the first ever collaboration between these two diverse and distinctive radio stations. As well as featuring double Mercury Prize-nominated Laura Marling, 6 Music's own Cerys Matthews and original punk rock purveyors The Stranglers, the line-up includes the London Sinfonietta, playing works by Varese, Berio, John Adams and Anna Meredith.

First broadcast in August 2013.

Prom 43: Tallis Scholars20140102

Prom 43: Tallis Scholars20140102

The Tallis Scholars and Peter Phillips perform sacred choral music by two Renaissance masters - the Italian Carlo Gesualdo and the Englishman John Taverner.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London during the 2013 BBC Proms

Presented by Catherine Bott

Taverner: Kyrie 'Leroy'

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas - Gloria

Gesualdo: Ave, dulcissima Maria

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas - Credo

Gesualdo: Ave, regina caelorum

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas - Sanctus

Gesualdo: Maria, mater gratiae

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas - Agnus dei

Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips (conductor)

The Tallis Scholars are the choral group who, arguably, have done more than any other in this country to bring the sacred Renaissance masterpieces of the Golden Age back to life. In their 40th anniversary season they performed music by a composer who himself had an anniversary - Carlo Gesualdo, who died 400 years ago, in September 1613. This 16th-century Neapolitan prince, notoriously, murdered his wife and her lover when he caught them in flagrante, and then - the story goes - spent the rest of his life in seclusion, atoning for this act of violence by composing a stream of sacred works whose highly-charged emotional expression shed a light on his own tortured state of mind. Alongside this intense, mannered music, a gloriously radiant setting of the mass by the English Tudor composer John Taverner - founding choirmaster of what is now Christ Church, Oxford, before falling from grace in the wake of his master, Cardinal Wolsey.

First broadcast in August 2013.

Prom 58: Light Organ Prom20131229

The annual Royal Albert Hall organ Prom this year saw the mighty Henry Willis instrument in a concert of light music. It's performed by the young British organist Richard Hills, who has an impeccable pedigree as a 'classical' organ player, but also a long-standing interest in the music of the theatre organ. His programme evokes the glory days of the instrument, in the mid twentieth century, with a selection of arrangements, original works and lollipops.

Presented by Christopher Cook

Richard Hills (organ).

Prom 59: Hollywood Rhapsody Prom20131225

The John Wilson Orchestra at the 2013 BBC Proms in a celebration of the Hollywood film scores.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Newman: Street Scene

Kaper: Confetti

Raksin: Laura - New Suite

Herrmann: Psycho Suite

Herrmann: Salammbo Aria (Citizen Kane)

Korngold: Robin Hood - Suite

Moross: The Big Country

Part 2

Steiner: Casablanca - Suite

Various: Main Title - Song Medley

Waxman: A Place in the Sun

Rózsa: Ben-Hur - Suite

Venera Gimadieva (soprano)

Matthew Ford (vocalist)

Jane Monheit (vocalist)

John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson (conductor)

John Wilson and his orchestra return to the Proms in a celebration of the Hollywood film scores that Wilson describes as 'literally unsung' and a medley of theme songs (featuring distinguished vocalists) from otherwise non-musical movies.

Connecticut-born child prodigy Alfred Newman's 'Street Scene', from How to Marry a Millionaire, contrasts with the music of Jewish émigrés Erich Korngold, Max Steiner and Franz Waxman, with suites from Korngold's swashbuckling score for Robin Hood, Steiner's nostalgic music for Casablanca and Waxman's brooding score for A Place in the Sun - all of them Academy Award-winners - making for a red-carpet event at the Royal Albert Hall.

Prom 65: Film Music Prom20131231

Film music from British war films dominate the first half including Walton's original music for 'Battle of Britain'. Part 2 is given over to music with a space connection, including the UK premiere of music from the latest Star Trek.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Part 1

Alwyn: The True Glory - March

Walton: Suite - Battle of Britain

Richard Rodney Bennett: Lady Caroline Lamb - Elegy

Lucas: Ice Cold in Alex - March

Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto (from 'Dangerous Moonlight')

Part 2

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra - opening

Ligeti: Atmosphères (excerpt)

Johann Strauss II: By the Beautiful Blue Danube - waltz (excerpt)

M. Giacchino: Suite from Star Trek: Into Darkness UK premiere

David Arnold: Independence Day - closing title

Jerry Goldsmith: Alien - closing title

John Williams: Star Wars Suite

Valentina Lisitsa (piano)

Lawrence Power (viola)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart (conductor)

First broadcast in August 2013.

Prom 68: Tchaikovsky, Szymanowski, Rachmaninov20140102

Prom 68: Tchaikovsky, Szymanowski, Rachmaninov20140102

The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko at the 2013 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, play Tchaikovsky's First Symphony, Szymanowski's First Violin Concerto (with Baiba Skride as soloist) and Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances.

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1 in G minor, 'Winter Daydreams'

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No1

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Baiba Skride (violin)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

Proms debut violinist Baiba Skride joins the Oslo Philharmonic and its new Chief Conductor, Vasily Petrenko, to continue the 2013 Proms focus on Polish music in their performance of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 1, an opulent nocturnal fantasy from a composer enchanted by the soundworlds of North Africa and the southern Mediterranean, and inspired by the 'amorous conflagration' of Tadeusz Micinski's poem 'May Night'.

Tchaikovsky's youthful Symphony No 1, 'Winter Daydreams', and Rachmaninov's nostalgic final work, the Symphonic Dances of 1940, frame the concerto in a programme rich with dreams.

First broadcast in September 2013.

Prom 69: Beethoven, Bruckner20140103

Prom 69: Beethoven, Bruckner20140103

The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko play Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, and, with Christian Ihle Hadland, Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto.

From the 2013 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major

Bruckner: Symphony No 4 in E flat major, 'Romantic'

Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

In their second Proms appearance last summer Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic explored the Romantic landscape and Schubertian echoes of Bruckner's Fourth Symphony. Repeatedly revised by the composer during his lifetime, the symphony opens with a radiant sunrise.

Before that, Christian Ihle Hadland joined Petrenko and the orchestra for Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto, built on the Mozartian model but already pointing to the bold gestures of the composer's maturity.

First broadcast in September 2013.

Prom 71: Gorecki, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky20131229

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä at this summer's BBC Proms. Gorecki's famous 3rd Symphony, Vaughan Williams's Four Last Songs and Tchaikovsky's great, final 6th Symphony.

Presented by Suzy Klein

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Górecki: Symphony No 3, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'

Vaughan Williams (orch. Anthony Payne): Four Last Songs (BBC commission: world premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'

Ruby Hughes (soprano)

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä (conductor)

Osmo Vänskä conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme which concluded the season's focus on Polish music and premiering Anthony Payne's orchestration of Vaughan Williams's Four Last Songs. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Ruby Hughes and Jennifer Johnston are the soloists, Hughes singing the three Polish texts of Henryk Górecki's 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs', Johnston singing Procris, Menelaus, Tired, and Hands, Eyes and Heart in the Vaughan Williams. Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' was the penultimate instalment of the summer's cycle of his symphonies.

Prom 72: Verdi and Tchaikovsky20140105

Prom 72: Verdi And Tchaikovsky20140105

The Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and Xian Zhang perform Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony and are joined by Joseph Calleja for arias by Verdi.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London during the 2013 BBC Proms

Presented by Penny Gore

Verdi: La forza del destino - Overture

Verdi: Attila - 'O dolore! ed io vivea'

Verdi: I vespri siciliani - 'À toi que j'ai chérie'

Verdi: La traviata - Prelude (Act 1)

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra - 'O inferno!... Sento avvampar nell'anima'

Verdi: Aida - Triumphal March (Act 2)

Verdi: Luisa Miller - 'O! fede negar potessi... Quando le sere al placido'

Verdi: Rigoletto - 'La donna è mobile'

Tchaikovsky: Manfred

Joseph Calleja (tenor)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Xian Zhang (conductor)

The Orchestra Sinfonia di Milano Giuseppe Verdi under Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang completed the 2013 Proms season's Tchaikovsky Symphony series with his Byronic Manfred Symphony. And in the first half of the concert, Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja joined the orchestra in opera arias by Verdi.

First broadcast in September 2013.

Prom 73: Imogen Cooper And Paul Lewis20131223

Pianists Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis play Schubert's Grand Duo.

Published posthumously, the symphonically conceived Grand Duo dates from the summer of 1824 when the composer was engaged as music master to Marie and Caroline Esterhazy on the family's Slovakian estate.

Schubert: Piano Sonata in C major, D812 'Grand Duo'

Imogen Cooper (piano)

Paul Lewis (piano)

Part of a BBC Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, first broadcast in September 2013.

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Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic20140101

Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic20140101

Lorin Maazel directs Bruckner's mighty Symphony No 8, a work composed as a conscious tribute to three mighty Austro-German orchestral masters. Alongside it, music by J S Bach for Bruckner's own instrument - the organ.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod

J. S. Bach arr. Guilmant: Cantata 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir', BWV 29 - Sinfonia

J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Allein Gott in der Höh' sie Ehr', BWV 662

J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist', BWV 667

J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Vor deinem Thron tret' ich hiermit', BWV 668

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak)

Klaus Sonnleitner (organ)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Lorin Maazel (conductor)

Lorin Maazel directs Bruckner's mighty Symphony No 8, a work composed as a conscious tribute to the three great Austro-German masters whose legacy Bruckner most admired: Beethoven, Schubert and Wagner.

Before it, music for organ by J S Bach - a reminder both that Bruckner was himself an accomplished organist, and also that he himself gave six recitals on the Albert Hall organ in 1871. Tonight's soloist - the distinguished performer Klaus Sonnleitner - is present-day organist at St Florian's Abbey, Linz, where Bruckner himself was organist almost 160 years ago.

First broadcast in September 2013.

Prom 75: Last Night Of The Proms20131231

Marin Alsop takes charge of her first Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

The 2013 Last Night began with a celebratory new work by Anna Clyne and includes a rare performance of Britten's 1967 overture for chorus and orchestra, The Building of The House, a touch of Broadway magic and the sound of a glass ceiling being broken as Marin Alsop took charge of her first Last Night. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a transatlantic flavour.

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

Anna Clyne: Masquerade (BBC commission: world premiere)

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - overture

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Britten: The Building of the House

Bernstein: Candide - 'Make Our Garden Grow'

Massenet: Chérubin - 'Je suis gris! je suis ivre!'

Handel: Xerxes - 'Frondi tenere e belle... Ombra mai fù'

Rossini: La donna del lago - 'Tanti affetti in tal momento!'

Part 2

Bernstein: Candide - overture

Verdi: Nabucco - 'Va, pensiero' (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)

Arlen: Over the Rainbow

Monti: Csárdás

Trad. arr. Chris Hazell: Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)

Rodgers: Carousel - 'You'll never walk alone'

Bantock: The Sea Reivers

Lloyd: HMS Trinidad March

Arne: Rule, Britannia!

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')

Parry orch. Elgar: Jerusalem

Britten: National Anthem

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)

Nigel Kennedy (violin)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop (conductor)

First broadcast in September 2013.

01Prom 50: White, Barry, Rzewski And Feldman20131222

BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov at this summer's BBC Proms with Gerald Barry, Feldman's Coptic Light and the World Premiere of Frederic Rzewski's Piano Concerto with the composer as soloist.

Presented by Andrew McGregor

John White: Chord-Breaking Machine

Gerald Barry: No other people. (UK premiere)

Frederic Rzewski: Piano Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

Feldman: Coptic Light

Frederic Rzewski (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Ilan Volkov brings his spirit of adventure to this late night Prom, featuring music as beautiful as it is ground breaking.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs music by a quartet of visionary and idiosyncratic composers, including two premieres. John White's Chord-breaking Machine could be seen as belonging to a tradition of experimental English minimalists, deconstructing musical material into its constituent parts and reforming as repetitive machine structures; Irish maverick Gerald Barry's No Other People, tonight receiving its first UK performance, also draws on repetition and seemingly simple musical figures, but here to create strongly contrasting canvases of bold, wild and stark music.

Frederic Rzewski's BBC Radio 3-commissioned Piano Concerto, tonally kaleidoscopic and stylistically far reaching, receives its world premiere, with the composer as soloist. And the concert concludes with Morton Feldman's late masterpiece, Coptic Light, a meditation for orchestra: a beatific and spiritual end to this late-night Prom.

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