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20080102

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, The Nash Ensemble continues the Proms Britten/Auden celebration with a performance of some of the works on which the composer and poet collaborated.

Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Richard Watkins (horn)

Iain Burnside (piano)

Samuel West (narrator)

Nash Ensemble

Edward Gardner (conductor)

Britten: The Way to the Sea; On This Island

Britten, arr.

Daryl Runswick: Cabaret Songs

Britten: Night Mail

Colin Matthews: In memoriam Dennis Brain

Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings.

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces the Proms debut by Roger Norrington who conducts the Handel and Haydn Society in Haydn's timeless representation of the passage of the seasons.

Haydn: The Seasons (sung in German)

Sally Matthews (soprano)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone)

Handel and Haydn Society of Boston

Roger Norrington (conductor).

20080101

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces a Prom in which Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes on the roles of pianist and conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a concert combining masterpieces from past and present.

Haydn: Symphony No 102 in B flat

Ligeti: Etudes for Solo Piano (selection)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat.

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces the first Proms appearance by Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly, in a programme of much-loved classics.

Viviane Hagner (violin)

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Violin Concerto in D

Brahms: Symphony No 4 in E minor.

20080102

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, The Nash Ensemble continues the Proms Britten/Auden celebration with a performance of some of the works on which the composer and poet collaborated.

Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Richard Watkins (horn)

Iain Burnside (piano)

Samuel West (narrator)

Nash Ensemble

Edward Gardner (conductor)

Britten: The Way to the Sea; On This Island

Britten, arr.

Daryl Runswick: Cabaret Songs

Britten: Night Mail

Colin Matthews: In memoriam Dennis Brain

Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings.

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces the Proms debut by Roger Norrington who conducts the Handel and Haydn Society in Haydn's timeless representation of the passage of the seasons.

Haydn: The Seasons (sung in German)

Sally Matthews (soprano)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone)

Handel and Haydn Society of Boston

Roger Norrington (conductor).

20080101

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces a Prom in which Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes on the roles of pianist and conductor with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a concert combining masterpieces from past and present.

Haydn: Symphony No 102 in B flat

Ligeti: Etudes for Solo Piano (selection)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat.

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces the first Proms appearance by Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly, in a programme of much-loved classics.

Viviane Hagner (violin)

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Violin Concerto in D

Brahms: Symphony No 4 in E minor.

20070714

The second half of the BBC Concert Orchestra's celebration of 60 years of British film music.

Ireland: March; Scorched Earth (The Overlanders)

Richard Rodney Bennett: Love Theme From Yanks

Eric Rogers, arr.

Gavin Sutherland: Carry On Medley

Patrick Doyle: Overture (Much Ado About Nothing)

Stephen Warbeck: Shakespeare In Love

Debbie Wiseman: Wilde Suite

John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams: Chicken Run

Addison: A Bridge Too Far

John Williams: Harry's Wondrous World (Harry Potter)

Coates: The Dam Busters.

Rob Cowan presents this Prom live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

To coincide with BBC2's Summer of British Film and BAFTA's 60th anniversary, Richard E Grant hosts an evening of music from great British films, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Philip Achille (harmonica)

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)

Maida Vale Singers

BBC Concert Orchestra

John Wilson (conductor)

Walton: Battle In The Air (Battle of Britain)

Lambert: Anna Karenina Suite

Vaughan Williams: Prelude (The 49th Parallel)

Adler, arr.

Andrew Cottee: Genevieve Suite

Maurice Jarre: Theme (Lawrence of Arabia)

Easdale: The Red Shoes Suite

Arnold: March (Bridge On The River Kwai)

Petroc Trelawny presents the first of this year's Proms Saturday Matinee concerts live from the Cadogan Hall, London.

The Britten Sinfonia is joined by actors Prunella Scales and Timothy West to perform a Shakespeare themed musical programme interleaved with a selection of readings.

This encompasses the enchanted spirit-world of Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bridge's symphonic poem inspired by Gertrude's description of Ophelia's suicide in Hamlet and Shostakovich's dramatic incidental music for the same play.

Anna Dennis (soprano)

Britten Sinfonia

Alexander Shelley (conductor)

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts)

Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing Suite

Stravinsky: Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Bridge: There is a willow grows aslant a brook

Shostakovich: Hamlet Suite, Op 32a.

20070714

The second half of the BBC Concert Orchestra's celebration of 60 years of British film music.

Ireland: March; Scorched Earth (The Overlanders)

Richard Rodney Bennett: Love Theme From Yanks

Eric Rogers, arr.

Gavin Sutherland: Carry On Medley

Patrick Doyle: Overture (Much Ado About Nothing)

Stephen Warbeck: Shakespeare In Love

Debbie Wiseman: Wilde Suite

John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams: Chicken Run

Addison: A Bridge Too Far

John Williams: Harry's Wondrous World (Harry Potter)

Coates: The Dam Busters.

Rob Cowan presents this Prom live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

To coincide with BBC2's Summer of British Film and BAFTA's 60th anniversary, Richard E Grant hosts an evening of music from great British films, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Philip Achille (harmonica)

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)

Maida Vale Singers

BBC Concert Orchestra

John Wilson (conductor)

Walton: Battle In The Air (Battle of Britain)

Lambert: Anna Karenina Suite

Vaughan Williams: Prelude (The 49th Parallel)

Adler, arr.

Andrew Cottee: Genevieve Suite

Maurice Jarre: Theme (Lawrence of Arabia)

Easdale: The Red Shoes Suite

Arnold: March (Bridge On The River Kwai)

Petroc Trelawny presents the first of this year's Proms Saturday Matinee concerts live from the Cadogan Hall, London.

The Britten Sinfonia is joined by actors Prunella Scales and Timothy West to perform a Shakespeare themed musical programme interleaved with a selection of readings.

This encompasses the enchanted spirit-world of Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bridge's symphonic poem inspired by Gertrude's description of Ophelia's suicide in Hamlet and Shostakovich's dramatic incidental music for the same play.

Anna Dennis (soprano)

Britten Sinfonia

Alexander Shelley (conductor)

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts)

Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing Suite

Stravinsky: Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Bridge: There is a willow grows aslant a brook

Shostakovich: Hamlet Suite, Op 32a.

20070715

The second half of tonight's Prom promises to be as exuberant as the first is austere, as Rameau's operas contain some of the most spirited dance-music of the 18th century and this performance includes choreography by the Paris based Compagnie Roussat-Lubek.

Katharine Fuge, Julia Doyle (sopranos)

Anders Dahlin, Marc Molomot, Nicholas Mulroy (tenors)

Lawrence Wallington, Matthew Brook (basses)

Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble

Dance for All

Rosemary Nalden (director)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Compagnie Roussat-Loubek

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Rameau: Excerpts from Zais, Dardanus, Les fêtes d'Hébé, Les Boréades, Platée, Hippolyte et Aricie, Castor et Poullux and Nais.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Andre Campra was a leading figure working at the French court in the early 18th century, and his Requiem is a quietly intense setting, a gentle precursor of the later settings by Faure and Durufle.

Campra: Messe de Requiem

20070715

The second half of tonight's Prom promises to be as exuberant as the first is austere, as Rameau's operas contain some of the most spirited dance-music of the 18th century and this performance includes choreography by the Paris based Compagnie Roussat-Lubek.

Katharine Fuge, Julia Doyle (sopranos)

Anders Dahlin, Marc Molomot, Nicholas Mulroy (tenors)

Lawrence Wallington, Matthew Brook (basses)

Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble

Dance for All

Rosemary Nalden (director)

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Compagnie Roussat-Loubek

John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Rameau: Excerpts from Zais, Dardanus, Les fêtes d'Hébé, Les Boréades, Platée, Hippolyte et Aricie, Castor et Poullux and Nais.

Presented by Sarah Walker live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Andre Campra was a leading figure working at the French court in the early 18th century, and his Requiem is a quietly intense setting, a gentle precursor of the later settings by Faure and Durufle.

Campra: Messe de Requiem

20070717

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

In the first Late Night Prom of the season, two of the UK's leading choirs join forces in a programme of choral blockbusters from the late Renaissance, including the modern premiere of Alessandro Striggio's Mass, a 40-voice piece that had lain forgotten for 450 years in a Paris library.

BBC Singers

The Tallis Scholars

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

Peter Phillips, Davitt Moroney (conductors)

Striggio: Motet (Ecce beatam lucem)

Lassus: Aurora lucis rutilat (Motet and Magnificat)

Tallis: Spem in alium

Striggio: Mass in 40 and 60 parts (Ecco si beato giorno).

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

In a programme dominated by transatlantic sound worlds, the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, opens the concert with the world premiere of a work by British composer Sam Hayden, the first of ten BBC commissions this Proms season.

This is followed by Bernstein's Auden-inspired The Age of Anxiety, to coincide with the centenary celebration of the poet's birth.

Orli Shaham (piano)

Ralph van Raat (piano)

London Philharmonic Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor)

Sam Hayden: Substratum

Bernstein: Symphony No 2 (The Age of Anxiety)


[Continues at 8.20pm, after Twenty Minutes]
In the second half of tonight's Prom, David Robertson conducts the massive and complex musical forces of Ives's thrilling Fourth Symphony, which received its UK premiere at the Proms in 1966.

Ives: Symphony No 4.

20070717

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

In the first Late Night Prom of the season, two of the UK's leading choirs join forces in a programme of choral blockbusters from the late Renaissance, including the modern premiere of Alessandro Striggio's Mass, a 40-voice piece that had lain forgotten for 450 years in a Paris library.

BBC Singers

The Tallis Scholars

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

Peter Phillips, Davitt Moroney (conductors)

Striggio: Motet (Ecce beatam lucem)

Lassus: Aurora lucis rutilat (Motet and Magnificat)

Tallis: Spem in alium

Striggio: Mass in 40 and 60 parts (Ecco si beato giorno).

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

In a programme dominated by transatlantic sound worlds, the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, opens the concert with the world premiere of a work by British composer Sam Hayden, the first of ten BBC commissions this Proms season.

This is followed by Bernstein's Auden-inspired The Age of Anxiety, to coincide with the centenary celebration of the poet's birth.

Orli Shaham (piano)

Ralph van Raat (piano)

London Philharmonic Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor)

Sam Hayden: Substratum

Bernstein: Symphony No 2 (The Age of Anxiety)


[Continues at 8.20pm, after Twenty Minutes]
In the second half of tonight's Prom, David Robertson conducts the massive and complex musical forces of Ives's thrilling Fourth Symphony, which received its UK premiere at the Proms in 1966.

Ives: Symphony No 4.

20070719

In the second half of tonight's Prom, Vassily Sinaisky conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Gliere's epic Third Symphony, which depicts the exploits of the 12th century mythical hero Ilya Murometz.

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Glière: Symphony No 3 (Ilya Murometz).

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

The BBC Philharmonic's Chief Guest Conductor makes a welcome return to the Proms with music from his native Russia and bordering Estonia.

Arvo Part's elegy to Britten is followed by Rachmaninov's glittering and virtuosic glance back to Paganini.

Nelson Goerner (piano)

Part: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

20070719

In the second half of tonight's Prom, Vassily Sinaisky conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Gliere's epic Third Symphony, which depicts the exploits of the 12th century mythical hero Ilya Murometz.

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Glière: Symphony No 3 (Ilya Murometz).

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

The BBC Philharmonic's Chief Guest Conductor makes a welcome return to the Proms with music from his native Russia and bordering Estonia.

Arvo Part's elegy to Britten is followed by Rachmaninov's glittering and virtuosic glance back to Paganini.

Nelson Goerner (piano)

Part: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

20070720

In the second half of tonight's Prom, Thierry Fischer conducts the BBC NOW in Berlioz's blazing autobiographical Symphonie fantastique.

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

Making his Proms debut as principal conductor of the BBC NOW, Thierry Fischer conducts an all-French programme.

Now 91, and still composing, Henri Dutilleux's moving cantata commemorates the tragic losses of World War II, while Ravel's bittersweet Piano Concerto for the Left Hand was written for the war-injured Paul Wittgenstein.

Roger Muraro (piano)

Choristers from Eton College Chapel Choir

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

20070720

In the second half of tonight's Prom, Thierry Fischer conducts the BBC NOW in Berlioz's blazing autobiographical Symphonie fantastique.

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

Making his Proms debut as principal conductor of the BBC NOW, Thierry Fischer conducts an all-French programme.

Now 91, and still composing, Henri Dutilleux's moving cantata commemorates the tragic losses of World War II, while Ravel's bittersweet Piano Concerto for the Left Hand was written for the war-injured Paul Wittgenstein.

Roger Muraro (piano)

Choristers from Eton College Chapel Choir

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

20070721

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, the second half of a Proms concert of French favourites, featuring two works by Fauré.

Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Requiem

William Dutton (treble)

Russell Braun (baritone)

National Youth Choir of Wales

BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, a Proms concert of French favourites, with works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Fauré.

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor

Steven Isserlis (cello)

20070721

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, the second half of a Proms concert of French favourites, featuring two works by Fauré.

Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine; Requiem

William Dutton (treble)

Russell Braun (baritone)

National Youth Choir of Wales

BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, a Proms concert of French favourites, with works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Fauré.

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor

Steven Isserlis (cello)

20070722

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Christopher Cook presents the second half of the evening's Proms concert.

Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A

Gondwana Voices

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, presented by Christopher Cook.

The first part of this Proms concert features the European premiere of a BBC co-commission by Australian composer Brett Dean.

His witty 'sociological cantata' strikes a blow against reality TV, automated answering services, the dehumanisation of contemporary society and the warped language of corporate jargon.

Brett Dean: Vexations and Devotions (BBC co-commission with Perth Festival; European premiere)

20070722

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Christopher Cook presents the second half of the evening's Proms concert.

Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A

Gondwana Voices

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, presented by Christopher Cook.

The first part of this Proms concert features the European premiere of a BBC co-commission by Australian composer Brett Dean.

His witty 'sociological cantata' strikes a blow against reality TV, automated answering services, the dehumanisation of contemporary society and the warped language of corporate jargon.

Brett Dean: Vexations and Devotions (BBC co-commission with Perth Festival; European premiere)

20070724

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Andrew Mcgregor presents the second half of the evening's Proms concert.

Verdi: Macbeth, Acts 3 and 4 (1865 revision, with final scene from original 1847 version; semi-staged, sung in Italian)

Lady Macbeth....Sylvie Valayre

Macbeth....Andrzej Dobber

Banquo....Stanislav Shvets

Macduff....Peter Auty

Malcolm....Bryan Griffin

Doctor/Servant/Herald....Richard Mosley-Evans

Lady-in-Waiting....Svetlana Sozdateleva

Assassin....Douglas Rice-Bowen

A Lady....Julie Pasturaud

Apparition 1....Christopher Dixon

Apparition 2....George Evans-Thomas

Apparition 3....Martha Jurowski

Glyndebourne Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Geoffrey Dolton (director).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera's annual visit to the Proms brings an early Verdi work which it premiered in the UK back in 1938.

Verdi regarded Shakespeare's play as 'one of the greatest creations of man' and he responded with music that is full of drama and passion.

An international cast is led by Polish lyric baritone Andrzej Dobber.

Verdi: Macbeth, Acts 1 and 2 (1865 revision, with final scene from original 1847 version; semi-staged, sung in Italian)

20070724

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Andrew Mcgregor presents the second half of the evening's Proms concert.

Verdi: Macbeth, Acts 3 and 4 (1865 revision, with final scene from original 1847 version; semi-staged, sung in Italian)

Lady Macbeth....Sylvie Valayre

Macbeth....Andrzej Dobber

Banquo....Stanislav Shvets

Macduff....Peter Auty

Malcolm....Bryan Griffin

Doctor/Servant/Herald....Richard Mosley-Evans

Lady-in-Waiting....Svetlana Sozdateleva

Assassin....Douglas Rice-Bowen

A Lady....Julie Pasturaud

Apparition 1....Christopher Dixon

Apparition 2....George Evans-Thomas

Apparition 3....Martha Jurowski

Glyndebourne Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Geoffrey Dolton (director).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera's annual visit to the Proms brings an early Verdi work which it premiered in the UK back in 1938.

Verdi regarded Shakespeare's play as 'one of the greatest creations of man' and he responded with music that is full of drama and passion.

An international cast is led by Polish lyric baritone Andrzej Dobber.

Verdi: Macbeth, Acts 1 and 2 (1865 revision, with final scene from original 1847 version; semi-staged, sung in Italian)

20070726

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis returns to the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a trio of major British works, all given their world premieres at the Proms.

Delius' gentle A Song of Summer comes from the relative calm of the interwar years and Vaughan Williams himself conducted the premiere of his Fifth Symphony during the Blitz in 1943.

Delius: A Song of Summer

Tippett: Triple Concerto

Daniel Hope (violin)

Philip Dukes (viola)

Christian Poltéra (cello)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Davis (conductor)


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Penny Gore presents the second half of the evening's Proms concert.

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5

Andrew Davis (conductor).

20070726

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis returns to the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a trio of major British works, all given their world premieres at the Proms.

Delius' gentle A Song of Summer comes from the relative calm of the interwar years and Vaughan Williams himself conducted the premiere of his Fifth Symphony during the Blitz in 1943.

Delius: A Song of Summer

Tippett: Triple Concerto

Daniel Hope (violin)

Philip Dukes (viola)

Christian Poltéra (cello)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Davis (conductor)


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Penny Gore presents the second half of the evening's Proms concert.

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5

Andrew Davis (conductor).

20070727

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Martin Handley.

The Halle and their charismatic chief conductor Mark Elder bring together two of this year's themes, Shakespeare and the Auden centenary.

Strauss's first tone poem Macbeth is a dark psychological study of the play's major protagonists, and Britten's first major concert collaboration with Auden is a sharply satirical and daring early work from the 1930s.

The theme of conflict continues in Nielsen's 'Inextinguishable' Symphony, which ultimately celebrates, as the composer put it, the elemental will to live.

Lisa Milne (soprano)

Halle Orchestra

Mark Elder (conductor)

Strauss: Macbeth

Britten: Our Hunting Fathers.


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Martin Handley presents the second half of tonight's Proms concert.

Nielsen: Symphony No 4 (The Inextinguishable).

20070727

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Martin Handley.

The Halle and their charismatic chief conductor Mark Elder bring together two of this year's themes, Shakespeare and the Auden centenary.

Strauss's first tone poem Macbeth is a dark psychological study of the play's major protagonists, and Britten's first major concert collaboration with Auden is a sharply satirical and daring early work from the 1930s.

The theme of conflict continues in Nielsen's 'Inextinguishable' Symphony, which ultimately celebrates, as the composer put it, the elemental will to live.

Lisa Milne (soprano)

Halle Orchestra

Mark Elder (conductor)

Strauss: Macbeth

Britten: Our Hunting Fathers.


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Martin Handley presents the second half of tonight's Proms concert.

Nielsen: Symphony No 4 (The Inextinguishable).

20070728

Brass Day

The second half of tonight's Prom concludes with the premiere of Peter Wiegold's BBC commission He is armoured without, and Janacek's life-affirming Sinfonietta.

David Pyatt, Michael Thompson, Martin Owen, Cormac O'Haodain (horns)

Hakan Hardenberger, Jamie Prophet (trumpets)

The Fanfare Trumpets of the Band of the Coldstream Guards

Massed brass players from the RNCM, Birmingham Conservatoire, London and South East England

Musicians from Uzbekistan

BBC Philharmonic

Charles Mackerras, Andre de Ridder, Peter Wiegold (conductors)

Peter Wiegold: He is armoured without (BBC commission; world premiere)

Janacek: Sinfonietta.

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

The second of today's Proms dedicated to the brass section opens with a second realisation of Judith Bingham's fanfare, followed by a rare outing for Schumann's virtuosic piece for horns and orchestra and HK Gruber's 1999 Proms commission that spotlights the trumpets (and cow horn).

Judith Bingham: Ziggurat Fanfare

Schumann: Konzertstuck

HK Gruber: Aerial

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The Proms celebration of all things brass concludes with a performance of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged by Elgar Howarth.

Mark Lee (organ)

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

Black Dyke Mills Band

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Nicholas Childs, Allan Withington (conductors)

Members of the BBC Philharmonic

Musicians from Royal Northern College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire

Hakan Hardenberger, Andre de Ridder (conductors)

Mussorgsky, arr.

Howard: Pictures at an Exhibition.

The Proms celebration of all things brass continues, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Vaughan Williams: Overture (Henry V)

Hans Werner Henze: Ragtimes and Habaneras

Wilfred Heaton: Toccata (Oh the Blessed Lord)

Philip Wilby: Dove Descending

Elgar: Severn Suite

Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall by Petroc Trelawny.

The Proms devotes a whole day to all things brass, in what promises to be one of the most joyous events of the season.

The first concert ranges widely across the brass world: from Uzbek trumpeters and two of the most famous brass bands from the north of England, to early music sagbutts and cornets and a specially commissioned fanfare from Judith Bingham.

Bingham: Ziggurat Fanfare

Monteverdi: Toccata (Orfeo)

Gabrieli: Sonata pian' e forte

Grillo: Canzon Terza (Sacri concentus ac symphoniae, Venice 1618)

Plus traditional music from Uzbekistan.

20070728

Brass Day

The second half of tonight's Prom concludes with the premiere of Peter Wiegold's BBC commission He is armoured without, and Janacek's life-affirming Sinfonietta.

David Pyatt, Michael Thompson, Martin Owen, Cormac O'Haodain (horns)

Hakan Hardenberger, Jamie Prophet (trumpets)

The Fanfare Trumpets of the Band of the Coldstream Guards

Massed brass players from the RNCM, Birmingham Conservatoire, London and South East England

Musicians from Uzbekistan

BBC Philharmonic

Charles Mackerras, Andre de Ridder, Peter Wiegold (conductors)

Peter Wiegold: He is armoured without (BBC commission; world premiere)

Janacek: Sinfonietta.

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

The second of today's Proms dedicated to the brass section opens with a second realisation of Judith Bingham's fanfare, followed by a rare outing for Schumann's virtuosic piece for horns and orchestra and HK Gruber's 1999 Proms commission that spotlights the trumpets (and cow horn).

Judith Bingham: Ziggurat Fanfare

Schumann: Konzertstuck

HK Gruber: Aerial

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The Proms celebration of all things brass concludes with a performance of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged by Elgar Howarth.

Mark Lee (organ)

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

Black Dyke Mills Band

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Nicholas Childs, Allan Withington (conductors)

Members of the BBC Philharmonic

Musicians from Royal Northern College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire

Hakan Hardenberger, Andre de Ridder (conductors)

Mussorgsky, arr.

Howard: Pictures at an Exhibition.

The Proms celebration of all things brass continues, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Vaughan Williams: Overture (Henry V)

Hans Werner Henze: Ragtimes and Habaneras

Wilfred Heaton: Toccata (Oh the Blessed Lord)

Philip Wilby: Dove Descending

Elgar: Severn Suite

Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall by Petroc Trelawny.

The Proms devotes a whole day to all things brass, in what promises to be one of the most joyous events of the season.

The first concert ranges widely across the brass world: from Uzbek trumpeters and two of the most famous brass bands from the north of England, to early music sagbutts and cornets and a specially commissioned fanfare from Judith Bingham.

Bingham: Ziggurat Fanfare

Monteverdi: Toccata (Orfeo)

Gabrieli: Sonata pian' e forte

Grillo: Canzon Terza (Sacri concentus ac symphoniae, Venice 1618)

Plus traditional music from Uzbekistan.

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Tonight's Prom concludes with Bizet's famous evocation of exotic Provence, in a rare extended selection of the incidental music to Daudet's play.

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)

Orchestra and Choir of Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble

Marc Minkowski (conductor)

Bizet: L'Arlesienne.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Louise Fryer presents an all-French programme of vivid orchestral scene setting.

Fauré's exquisite incidental music inspired by Shakespeare is followed by the sultry sounds and scents of summer nights in Berlioz's atmospheric song cycle.

Fauré: Shylock (excerpts)

Berlioz: Les nuits d'été

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Tonight's Prom concludes with Bizet's famous evocation of exotic Provence, in a rare extended selection of the incidental music to Daudet's play.

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)

Orchestra and Choir of Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble

Marc Minkowski (conductor)

Bizet: L'Arlesienne.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Louise Fryer presents an all-French programme of vivid orchestral scene setting.

Fauré's exquisite incidental music inspired by Shakespeare is followed by the sultry sounds and scents of summer nights in Berlioz's atmospheric song cycle.

Fauré: Shylock (excerpts)

Berlioz: Les nuits d'été

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The second half of tonight's Proms concert, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in excerpts from Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet.

Presented by Rob Cowan, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Esa-Pekka Salonen makes a welcome return to the BBC SO to conduct a programme with French connections.

Ravel's homage to early French dance forms is followed by Salonen's thrilling new Piano Concerto, which begins with an imaginary French court dance.

Yefim Bronfman (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Piano Concerto (BBC co-commission; European premiere)

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The second half of tonight's Proms concert, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in excerpts from Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet.

Presented by Rob Cowan, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Esa-Pekka Salonen makes a welcome return to the BBC SO to conduct a programme with French connections.

Ravel's homage to early French dance forms is followed by Salonen's thrilling new Piano Concerto, which begins with an imaginary French court dance.

Yefim Bronfman (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Piano Concerto (BBC co-commission; European premiere)

20070731

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

A Proms debut for conductor Susanna Malkki, and Proms premieres from two of contemporary music's most eminent living figures.

Boulez's major reworking of an earlier instrumental work is paired with Birtwistle's dark and sonorous setting of words by the Chilean revolutionary poet Pablo Neruda.

BBC Singers

London Sinfonietta

Susanna Malkki (conductor)

Boulez: Derive 2

Birtwistle: Neruda Madrigales (BBC co-commission; London premiere).

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

A Proms debut for conductor Susanna Malkki, and Proms premieres from two of contemporary music's most eminent living figures.

Boulez's major reworking of an earlier instrumental work is paired with Birtwistle's dark and sonorous setting of words by the Chilean revolutionary poet Pablo Neruda.

BBC Singers

London Sinfonietta

Susanna Malkki (conductor)

Boulez: Derive 2

Birtwistle: Neruda Madrigales (BBC co-commission; London premiere).

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Live from London's Royal Albert Hall.

Tonight's Prom concludes with one of the greatest romantic orchestral masterworks, Mahler's last completed symphony, his valedictory Ninth.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

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

Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Kurtag's first orchestral work, composed in 1994.

Gyorgy Kurtag: Stele

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Live from London's Royal Albert Hall.

Tonight's Prom concludes with one of the greatest romantic orchestral masterworks, Mahler's last completed symphony, his valedictory Ninth.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

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

Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Kurtag's first orchestral work, composed in 1994.

Gyorgy Kurtag: Stele

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Tonight's Prom concludes with a performance of Rachmaninov's expansively lyrical Second Symphony.

The BBC SO is conducted by Semyon Bychkov.

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2 in E minor.

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

In the first half of tonight's Prom, Stravinsky's buzzing scherzo inspired by the ferocious lyricism of the world of bees sets the scene for the extreme virtuosity of Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto, performed by Finnish clarinettist Kari Kriikku, for whom the concerto was written.

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique

Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto

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Tonight's Prom concludes with a performance of Rachmaninov's expansively lyrical Second Symphony.

The BBC SO is conducted by Semyon Bychkov.

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2 in E minor.

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

In the first half of tonight's Prom, Stravinsky's buzzing scherzo inspired by the ferocious lyricism of the world of bees sets the scene for the extreme virtuosity of Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto, performed by Finnish clarinettist Kari Kriikku, for whom the concerto was written.

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique

Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto

20070805

The conclusion to the evening's Prom features two works by Richard Strauss - his sparkling, waltz-infused Der Rosenkavalier Suite and the Oboe Concerto, written in the aftermath of the Second World War and one of the last fruits of his 'Indian summer'.

Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D; Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Alexei Ogrintchouk (oboe)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor).

Presented by Penny Gore, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Elgar's affectionate musical sketches of his 'friends pictured within' are the second of two sets of variations to open the evening's Prom.

Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale

Elgar: Enigma Variations

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

The great British choral tradition is celebrated as the 130-strong voices of the BBC Symphony Chorus are raised in music by Proms anniversary composers Elgar and Grieg, alongside Brahms and Richard Rodney Bennett, who has written his Four Poems of Thomas Campion especially for this occasion.

Elgar: Four Choral Songs, Op 53

Brahms: Four Songs, Op 17

Reubke: Organ Sonata in C minor on Psalm 94 (finale)

Rodney Bennett: Four Poems of Thomas Campion

Elgar: Organ Sonata in G (finale)

Grieg: Four Psalms, Op 74 (Nos 1 and 2; sung in Norwegian)

Elgar: Give unto the Lord

Iain Farrington (organ)

Thorbjorn Gulbrandsoy (baritone)

Sioned Williams (harp)

Nicholas Korth, Christopher Larkin (horn)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Stephen Jackson (conductor).

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The conclusion to the evening's Prom features two works by Richard Strauss - his sparkling, waltz-infused Der Rosenkavalier Suite and the Oboe Concerto, written in the aftermath of the Second World War and one of the last fruits of his 'Indian summer'.

Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D; Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Alexei Ogrintchouk (oboe)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor).

Presented by Penny Gore, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Elgar's affectionate musical sketches of his 'friends pictured within' are the second of two sets of variations to open the evening's Prom.

Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale

Elgar: Enigma Variations

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

The great British choral tradition is celebrated as the 130-strong voices of the BBC Symphony Chorus are raised in music by Proms anniversary composers Elgar and Grieg, alongside Brahms and Richard Rodney Bennett, who has written his Four Poems of Thomas Campion especially for this occasion.

Elgar: Four Choral Songs, Op 53

Brahms: Four Songs, Op 17

Reubke: Organ Sonata in C minor on Psalm 94 (finale)

Rodney Bennett: Four Poems of Thomas Campion

Elgar: Organ Sonata in G (finale)

Grieg: Four Psalms, Op 74 (Nos 1 and 2; sung in Norwegian)

Elgar: Give unto the Lord

Iain Farrington (organ)

Thorbjorn Gulbrandsoy (baritone)

Sioned Williams (harp)

Nicholas Korth, Christopher Larkin (horn)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Stephen Jackson (conductor).

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

Four years on, and the first Proms Ring cycle reaches its climax and conclusion with Gotterdammerung.

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and some of the world's leading Wagnerian singers.

Wagner: Gotterdammerung

Brunnhilde....Christine Brewer (soprano)

Siegfried....Stig Andersen (tenor)

Hagen....John Tomlinson (bass)

Gunther....Alan Held (baritone)

Gutrune....Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano)

Alberich....Gordon Hawkins (baritone)

Waltraute....Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)

First Norn....Andrea Baker (mezzo-soprano)

Second Norn....Natascha Petrinsky (mezzo-soprano)

Third Norn....Miranda Keys (soprano)

Woglinde....Katherine Broderick (soprano)

Wellgunde....Anna Stephany (mezzo-soprano)

Flosshilde....Liora Grodnikaite (mezzo-soprano)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

Concert staging by Paul Curran.


Wagner's Gotterdammerung continues.

Concert Staging By Paul Curran.


The conclusion of tonight's performance of Wagner's Gotterdammerung and the Proms's first Ring Cycle.

Concert Staging By Paul Curran.

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

Four years on, and the first Proms Ring cycle reaches its climax and conclusion with Gotterdammerung.

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and some of the world's leading Wagnerian singers.

Wagner: Gotterdammerung

Brunnhilde....Christine Brewer (soprano)

Siegfried....Stig Andersen (tenor)

Hagen....John Tomlinson (bass)

Gunther....Alan Held (baritone)

Gutrune....Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano)

Alberich....Gordon Hawkins (baritone)

Waltraute....Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)

First Norn....Andrea Baker (mezzo-soprano)

Second Norn....Natascha Petrinsky (mezzo-soprano)

Third Norn....Miranda Keys (soprano)

Woglinde....Katherine Broderick (soprano)

Wellgunde....Anna Stephany (mezzo-soprano)

Flosshilde....Liora Grodnikaite (mezzo-soprano)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

Concert staging by Paul Curran.


Wagner's Gotterdammerung continues.

Concert Staging By Paul Curran.


The conclusion of tonight's performance of Wagner's Gotterdammerung and the Proms's first Ring Cycle.

Concert Staging By Paul Curran.

20070813

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

German baritone Matthias Goerne makes his Proms debut, performing with one of Germany's leading orchestras in a programme that spans four generations of Austro-German composers.

The programme begins with Weber's Shakespeare inspired Overture, followed by Mahler's darkly fantastical song cycle.

Weber: Oberon Overture

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (selection)

Matthias Goerne (baritone)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Paavo Jarvi (conductor)

The second half of the evening's Prom features Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms' ambitious Piano Quartet in G minor.

Frankfurt Radio Symphony

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

German baritone Matthias Goerne makes his Proms debut, performing with one of Germany's leading orchestras in a programme that spans four generations of Austro-German composers.

The programme begins with Weber's Shakespeare inspired Overture, followed by Mahler's darkly fantastical song cycle.

Weber: Oberon Overture

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (selection)

Matthias Goerne (baritone)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Paavo Jarvi (conductor)

The second half of the evening's Prom features Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms' ambitious Piano Quartet in G minor.

Frankfurt Radio Symphony

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Tonight's BBC Prom concludes with Bernstein's On the Town, and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue complete with some free improvisation from Marcus Roberts and his Trio.

Marcus Roberts (piano)

Marcus Roberts Trio

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano (conductor)

Bernstein: Three dance episodes from On the Town

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (with additional improvisation).

Presented by Sarah Walker, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Charismatic American conductor Robert Spano makes his Proms debut in Stravinsky's kaleidoscopic ballet score Petrushka.

Stravinsky: Petrushka

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Tonight's BBC Prom concludes with Bernstein's On the Town, and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue complete with some free improvisation from Marcus Roberts and his Trio.

Marcus Roberts (piano)

Marcus Roberts Trio

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano (conductor)

Bernstein: Three dance episodes from On the Town

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (with additional improvisation).

Presented by Sarah Walker, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Charismatic American conductor Robert Spano makes his Proms debut in Stravinsky's kaleidoscopic ballet score Petrushka.

Stravinsky: Petrushka

20070815

Tonight's Prom brings together two of this season's themes: Shakespeare and the 50th anniversary of Sibelius's death.

To begin the programme, Osmo Vanska, a tireless champion of the Finnish composer, conducts his complete incidental music for Shakespeare's late masterpiece (sung in Finnish).

Helena Juntonen (soprano)

Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo-soprano)

Petri Lehto Trinculo (tenor)

Juha Hostikka Stephano (baritone)

Ville Rusanen Caliban (baritone)

Dominante

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vanska (conductor)

Sibelius: The Tempest

Conductor Osmo Vanska and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra conclude tonight's Prom with Sibelius's Songs with Orchestra and his last completed symphony, the Seventh.

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Tonight's Prom brings together two of this season's themes: Shakespeare and the 50th anniversary of Sibelius's death.

To begin the programme, Osmo Vanska, a tireless champion of the Finnish composer, conducts his complete incidental music for Shakespeare's late masterpiece (sung in Finnish).

Helena Juntonen (soprano)

Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo-soprano)

Petri Lehto Trinculo (tenor)

Juha Hostikka Stephano (baritone)

Ville Rusanen Caliban (baritone)

Dominante

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Osmo Vanska (conductor)

Sibelius: The Tempest

Conductor Osmo Vanska and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra conclude tonight's Prom with Sibelius's Songs with Orchestra and his last completed symphony, the Seventh.

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Presented by Sarah Walker, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

This late night Prom revisits three contrasting Proms premieres.

Young Scottish percussionist Colin Currie performs James MacMillan's virtuoso concerto, soprano Solveig Kringelborn returns to the Royal Albert Hall for a song cycle by Lutoslawski which she premiered in 1991, and saxophonist Martin Robertson plays Harrison Birtwistle's Panic, which caused a sensation at the Last Night of the Proms in 1995.

Colin Currie (percussion)

Solveig Kringelborn (soprano)

Martin Robertson (saxophone)

Peter Erskine (drummer)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

Andrew Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conclude their programme with Walton's dazzling First Symphony, which the composer described as 'the climax of my youth'.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

Walton: Symphony No 1.

Presented by Fiona Talkington, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The orchestra of Grieg's home town in Norway and an illustrious Russian pianist mark the centenary of the composer's death with a performance of his ever-popular Piano Concerto.

Boris Berezovsky (piano)

Grieg, orch.

Halvorsen: Funeral March for Rikard Nordraak

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

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Presented by Sarah Walker, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

This late night Prom revisits three contrasting Proms premieres.

Young Scottish percussionist Colin Currie performs James MacMillan's virtuoso concerto, soprano Solveig Kringelborn returns to the Royal Albert Hall for a song cycle by Lutoslawski which she premiered in 1991, and saxophonist Martin Robertson plays Harrison Birtwistle's Panic, which caused a sensation at the Last Night of the Proms in 1995.

Colin Currie (percussion)

Solveig Kringelborn (soprano)

Martin Robertson (saxophone)

Peter Erskine (drummer)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

Andrew Litton and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conclude their programme with Walton's dazzling First Symphony, which the composer described as 'the climax of my youth'.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

Walton: Symphony No 1.

Presented by Fiona Talkington, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The orchestra of Grieg's home town in Norway and an illustrious Russian pianist mark the centenary of the composer's death with a performance of his ever-popular Piano Concerto.

Boris Berezovsky (piano)

Grieg, orch.

Halvorsen: Funeral March for Rikard Nordraak

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

20070818

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

The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble comprises of nearly sixty brass and percussion players drawn from the extraordinary Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and, in this foretaste of the main orchestra's Prom, perform here alongside the LSO in a vibrant programme of music on a theme of Latin America.

Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

Thomas Clamor (conductor)

London Symphony Orchestra

Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)

Copland: El salon Mexico

Piazzolla, arr.

Adams: La Mufa; Todo Buenos Aires

Piazzolla: Tangazo

Copland: Hoe-down (Rodeo)

Plus works by Copland, Strauss, Bach, Gershwin and Latin-American composers.

The conclusion of the evening's performance of Elgar's The Apostles by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Blessed Virgin/Angel....Amanda Roocroft (soprano)

Mary Magdalene....Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano)

St John....Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor)

Jesus....Alan Opie (baritone)

Judas....James Rutherford (bass-baritone)

St Peter....Peter Rose (bass)

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

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

Elgar's great oratorio is a highlight of the Elgar anniversary celebrations at this year's Proms.

Deeply indebted in scope and structure to Wagner's works, it represents for many the pinnacle of Elgar's musical achievement.

The very human narrative traces the reactions of the Apostles to Jesus' preaching, crucifixion and ascension.

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from Cadogan Hall, London.

The delights of 18th century London are on the menu for this Proms Saturday matinee.

with tenor Mark Padmore and The English Concert performing music by Handel and his contemporaries.

The programme begins with a concerto written with the Ranelagh and Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in mind, followed by secular and sacred music for the theatre and finally Handel's famous ceremonial music for a royal party on the Thames.

Mark Padmore (tenor)

The English Concert

Laurence Cummings (conductor/harpsichord)

Boyce: Symphony No 5 in D

Arne: Under the Greenwood Tree; When Icicles Hang; Where the Bee Sucks (Three Shakespeare Songs)

Thomas Linley Jr: Ode on the Spirits of Shakespeare Overture

Handel: Total Eclipse (Samson); His Mighty Arm; Waft Her, Angels (Jephtha); Water Music Suites G and D.

20070818

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

The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble comprises of nearly sixty brass and percussion players drawn from the extraordinary Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and, in this foretaste of the main orchestra's Prom, perform here alongside the LSO in a vibrant programme of music on a theme of Latin America.

Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

Thomas Clamor (conductor)

London Symphony Orchestra

Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor)

Copland: El salon Mexico

Piazzolla, arr.

Adams: La Mufa; Todo Buenos Aires

Piazzolla: Tangazo

Copland: Hoe-down (Rodeo)

Plus works by Copland, Strauss, Bach, Gershwin and Latin-American composers.

The conclusion of the evening's performance of Elgar's The Apostles by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Blessed Virgin/Angel....Amanda Roocroft (soprano)

Mary Magdalene....Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano)

St John....Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor)

Jesus....Alan Opie (baritone)

Judas....James Rutherford (bass-baritone)

St Peter....Peter Rose (bass)

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

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

Elgar's great oratorio is a highlight of the Elgar anniversary celebrations at this year's Proms.

Deeply indebted in scope and structure to Wagner's works, it represents for many the pinnacle of Elgar's musical achievement.

The very human narrative traces the reactions of the Apostles to Jesus' preaching, crucifixion and ascension.

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from Cadogan Hall, London.

The delights of 18th century London are on the menu for this Proms Saturday matinee.

with tenor Mark Padmore and The English Concert performing music by Handel and his contemporaries.

The programme begins with a concerto written with the Ranelagh and Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in mind, followed by secular and sacred music for the theatre and finally Handel's famous ceremonial music for a royal party on the Thames.

Mark Padmore (tenor)

The English Concert

Laurence Cummings (conductor/harpsichord)

Boyce: Symphony No 5 in D

Arne: Under the Greenwood Tree; When Icicles Hang; Where the Bee Sucks (Three Shakespeare Songs)

Thomas Linley Jr: Ode on the Spirits of Shakespeare Overture

Handel: Total Eclipse (Samson); His Mighty Arm; Waft Her, Angels (Jephtha); Water Music Suites G and D.

20070819

Presented by Sarah Walker, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Dazzling young conductor Gustavo Dudamel brings to the Proms the inspirational Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, a miraculously successful training ground for young musicians.

Their concert opens with Shostakovich's intensely personal Tenth Symphony.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E minor


[Continues at 7.35pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela begin the second half of the evening's Prom with Bernstein's feisty music from West Side Story.

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances (West Side Story)

Ginastera: Estancia Suite

Arturo Marquez: Danzon No 2

Moncayo: Huapango.

20070819

Presented by Sarah Walker, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Dazzling young conductor Gustavo Dudamel brings to the Proms the inspirational Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, a miraculously successful training ground for young musicians.

Their concert opens with Shostakovich's intensely personal Tenth Symphony.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E minor


[Continues at 7.35pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela begin the second half of the evening's Prom with Bernstein's feisty music from West Side Story.

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances (West Side Story)

Ginastera: Estancia Suite

Arturo Marquez: Danzon No 2

Moncayo: Huapango.

20070822

Presented by Tom Service, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Claudio Abbado makes a rare Proms appearance, conducting the orchestra he founded in a performance of Mahler's great symphonic tribute to nature, his Third Symphony, which sets an excerpt from Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra.

Anna Larsson (mezzo-soprano)

Trinity Boys' Choir

London Symphony Chorus

Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Claudio Abbado (conductor)

Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D minor.

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Presented by Tom Service, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Claudio Abbado makes a rare Proms appearance, conducting the orchestra he founded in a performance of Mahler's great symphonic tribute to nature, his Third Symphony, which sets an excerpt from Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra.

Anna Larsson (mezzo-soprano)

Trinity Boys' Choir

London Symphony Chorus

Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Claudio Abbado (conductor)

Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D minor.

20070823

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

Two of the world's leading period-instrument orchestras join forces and are joined by two of Britain's leading singers for a programme that centres on Handel.

Kate Royal (soprano)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Rachel Podger (director/violin)

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Gottfried von der Goltz (director/violin)

Handel: Concerto a due cori in F, HWV 333

Purcell, arr.

Catherine Mackintosh: Set of Favourite Airs, Fantasias and Dances

Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal Source of Light Divine); Acis and Galatea (Love sounds th'alarm); L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (As Steals the Morn); Acis and Galatea (Happy we!)


[Continues at 8.50pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Tonight's Prom concludes with Handel's ceremonial fireworks music written in honour of George II.

Rachel Podger (violin/director)

Gottfried von der Goltz (violin/director)

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks.

20070823

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

Two of the world's leading period-instrument orchestras join forces and are joined by two of Britain's leading singers for a programme that centres on Handel.

Kate Royal (soprano)

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Rachel Podger (director/violin)

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Gottfried von der Goltz (director/violin)

Handel: Concerto a due cori in F, HWV 333

Purcell, arr.

Catherine Mackintosh: Set of Favourite Airs, Fantasias and Dances

Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal Source of Light Divine); Acis and Galatea (Love sounds th'alarm); L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (As Steals the Morn); Acis and Galatea (Happy we!)


[Continues at 8.50pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Tonight's Prom concludes with Handel's ceremonial fireworks music written in honour of George II.

Rachel Podger (violin/director)

Gottfried von der Goltz (violin/director)

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks.

20070825

Presented by Donald Macleod, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The relationship between conductor Bernard Haitink and the Concertgebouw Orchestra is long and illustrious and their appearances at the Proms are always eagerly awaited.

In tonight's concert they perform works which display the rich sonorities of the Dutch orchestra to the full, opening with an excerpt from Wagner's final opera and the impressionistic sound paintings of Debussy's Nocturnes.

Tenebrae (female voices)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

Wagner: Parsifal (Prelude to Act I; Good Friday Music)

Debussy: Three Nocturnes


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To conclude tonight's Prom, Bernard Haitink conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra in works by Debussy and Wagner.

Debussy, orch.

Rudolf Escher: Six epigraphes antiques

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Prelude; Liebestod).

20070825

Presented by Donald Macleod, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The relationship between conductor Bernard Haitink and the Concertgebouw Orchestra is long and illustrious and their appearances at the Proms are always eagerly awaited.

In tonight's concert they perform works which display the rich sonorities of the Dutch orchestra to the full, opening with an excerpt from Wagner's final opera and the impressionistic sound paintings of Debussy's Nocturnes.

Tenebrae (female voices)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

Wagner: Parsifal (Prelude to Act I; Good Friday Music)

Debussy: Three Nocturnes


[Continues at 7.45pm, after Twenty Minutes]
To conclude tonight's Prom, Bernard Haitink conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra in works by Debussy and Wagner.

Debussy, orch.

Rudolf Escher: Six epigraphes antiques

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Prelude; Liebestod).

20070827

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Popular singing star Michael Ball performs some of the music theatre hits that have made him famous in London's West End and on Broadway.

With special guests Alfie Boe and Michelle Kelly.

BBC Concert Orchestra

Callum McLeod (conductor)

Including:

Styne: Don't rain on my parade (Funny Girl)

Robert Wright, George Forrest: Stranger in Paradise; This is My Beloved (Kismet)

De Curtis: Torna a Surriento

Bizet: The Pearl Fishers (duet, Act 1)

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Gethsemene (Jesus Christ, Superstar)


[Continues at 9.05pm, after Twenty Minutes]
The conclusion to tonight's Prom featuring singer Michael Ball and special guests performing a selection of music theatre hits.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Excerpts from Sunset Boulevard and Phantom of the Opera

Bernstein: Something's Coming (West Side Story)

Stephen Sondheim: Loving You (Passion)

Sager and Foster, orch.

Balcombe: The Prayer.

20070827

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Popular singing star Michael Ball performs some of the music theatre hits that have made him famous in London's West End and on Broadway.

With special guests Alfie Boe and Michelle Kelly.

BBC Concert Orchestra

Callum McLeod (conductor)

Including:

Styne: Don't rain on my parade (Funny Girl)

Robert Wright, George Forrest: Stranger in Paradise; This is My Beloved (Kismet)

De Curtis: Torna a Surriento

Bizet: The Pearl Fishers (duet, Act 1)

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Gethsemene (Jesus Christ, Superstar)


[Continues at 9.05pm, after Twenty Minutes]
The conclusion to tonight's Prom featuring singer Michael Ball and special guests performing a selection of music theatre hits.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Excerpts from Sunset Boulevard and Phantom of the Opera

Bernstein: Something's Coming (West Side Story)

Stephen Sondheim: Loving You (Passion)

Sager and Foster, orch.

Balcombe: The Prayer.

20070829

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

Soprano Claire Booth returns to the Proms to perform a work written especially for her to perform, Oliver Knussen's deeply-felt Requiem for his wife Sue.

Knussen's Ophelia Dances continues the Proms' Shakespeare focus alongside Webern's fleeting miniatures and Julian Anderson's enticing Book of Hours.

Claire Booth (soprano)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

Knussen: Ophelia Dances

Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op 10

Knussen: Requiem (Songs for Sue)

Anderson: Book of Hours.

Broadcast live from London's Royal Albert Hall, Mariss Janson and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conclude tonight's Prom with Sibelius's Symphony No 2 in D.

Presented by Tom Service, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The first of two Proms featuring the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra begins with Strauss's dramatic tone poem inspired by Nietzsche's work of the same name.

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

20070829

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

Soprano Claire Booth returns to the Proms to perform a work written especially for her to perform, Oliver Knussen's deeply-felt Requiem for his wife Sue.

Knussen's Ophelia Dances continues the Proms' Shakespeare focus alongside Webern's fleeting miniatures and Julian Anderson's enticing Book of Hours.

Claire Booth (soprano)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

Knussen: Ophelia Dances

Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op 10

Knussen: Requiem (Songs for Sue)

Anderson: Book of Hours.

Broadcast live from London's Royal Albert Hall, Mariss Janson and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conclude tonight's Prom with Sibelius's Symphony No 2 in D.

Presented by Tom Service, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The first of two Proms featuring the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra begins with Strauss's dramatic tone poem inspired by Nietzsche's work of the same name.

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

20070830

Presented by Tom Service, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The second Prom by the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons begins with Honegger's violent Third Symphony.

Written in the shadow of World War II, each movement draws its title from a section of the Requiem Mass.

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

Honegger: Symphony No 3 (Symphonie liturgique)

Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conclude tonight's Prom with the second performance this season of Beethoven's inspiring Ninth Symphony, with its clarion call for a brotherhood of man and famous Ode to Joy finale.

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)

Lioba Braun (mezzo-soprano)

Michael Schade (tenor)

Michael Volle (bass)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral).

20070830

Presented by Tom Service, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The second Prom by the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons begins with Honegger's violent Third Symphony.

Written in the shadow of World War II, each movement draws its title from a section of the Requiem Mass.

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

Honegger: Symphony No 3 (Symphonie liturgique)

Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conclude tonight's Prom with the second performance this season of Beethoven's inspiring Ninth Symphony, with its clarion call for a brotherhood of man and famous Ode to Joy finale.

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)

Lioba Braun (mezzo-soprano)

Michael Schade (tenor)

Michael Volle (bass)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral).

20070831

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Specially written for tonight's virtuoso soloists, Thea Musgrave's new work strongly dramatises the differences between their two instruments, placing them physically apart from each other and moving them around the orchestra until they come together musically and dramatically at the end.

Evelyn Glennie (percussion)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Thea Musgrave: Two's Company (BBC commission; world premiere)


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Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC SO conclude their Prom with Mahler's First Symphony, inspired by the engraving of a huntsman's funeral from a book of children's fairytales.

20070831

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Specially written for tonight's virtuoso soloists, Thea Musgrave's new work strongly dramatises the differences between their two instruments, placing them physically apart from each other and moving them around the orchestra until they come together musically and dramatically at the end.

Evelyn Glennie (percussion)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Thea Musgrave: Two's Company (BBC commission; world premiere)


[Continues at 8.15pm, after twenty Minutes]
Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC SO conclude their Prom with Mahler's First Symphony, inspired by the engraving of a huntsman's funeral from a book of children's fairytales.

20070901

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony conclude the evening's Prom with Shostakovich's epic Symphony No 5 in D minor.

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

In the first of two concerts, Michael Tilson Thomas directs his acclaimed West Coast Orchestra in Ives' Pulitzer Prize-winning symphony, while Deborah Voigt takes on the role of Strauss' vengeful, sexually depraved Salome.

Ives: Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting)

Strauss: Salome (Final Scene)

Deborah Voigt (soprano)

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

Live from the Cadogan Hall, London.

In the final matinee concert of the season, the Nash Ensemble continues the Proms' Britten and Auden anniversary celebrations with a performance of some of the works on which the composer and poet collaborated.

Including the famous film documentary Night Mail, created for the General Post Office Film Unit in 1936, music for the film The Way to the Sea and the song-cycle On This Island.

Britten: The Way to the Sea; On This Island

Britten, arr.

Daryl Runswick: Cabaret Songs

Britten: Night Mail (with film)

Colin Matthews: In memoriam Dennis Brain (London premiere)

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Richard Watkins (horn)

Iain Burnside (piano)

Samuel West (narrator)

Nash Ensemble

Edward Gardner (conductor).

20070901

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony conclude the evening's Prom with Shostakovich's epic Symphony No 5 in D minor.

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

In the first of two concerts, Michael Tilson Thomas directs his acclaimed West Coast Orchestra in Ives' Pulitzer Prize-winning symphony, while Deborah Voigt takes on the role of Strauss' vengeful, sexually depraved Salome.

Ives: Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting)

Strauss: Salome (Final Scene)

Deborah Voigt (soprano)

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

Live from the Cadogan Hall, London.

In the final matinee concert of the season, the Nash Ensemble continues the Proms' Britten and Auden anniversary celebrations with a performance of some of the works on which the composer and poet collaborated.

Including the famous film documentary Night Mail, created for the General Post Office Film Unit in 1936, music for the film The Way to the Sea and the song-cycle On This Island.

Britten: The Way to the Sea; On This Island

Britten, arr.

Daryl Runswick: Cabaret Songs

Britten: Night Mail (with film)

Colin Matthews: In memoriam Dennis Brain (London premiere)

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Richard Watkins (horn)

Iain Burnside (piano)

Samuel West (narrator)

Nash Ensemble

Edward Gardner (conductor).

20070902

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

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bring their award-winning performance of Mahler's Seventh Symphony to the Royal Albert Hall.

A journey from darkness into light, the symphony includes two haunting 'Night Music' movements.

Mahler: Symphony No 7 in E minor.

20070902

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

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bring their award-winning performance of Mahler's Seventh Symphony to the Royal Albert Hall.

A journey from darkness into light, the symphony includes two haunting 'Night Music' movements.

Mahler: Symphony No 7 in E minor.

20070903

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

Britten's hymn to the patron saint of music prefaces a sequence of pieces for the organ by one of its earliest virtuosi, Dietrich Buxtehude, who died 300 years ago this year.

Plus from the closing years of the Baroque era, a monument of the sacred repertoire, Domenico Scarlatti's lavish, ten-part setting of the Stabat Mater.

Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia

Buxtehude: Praeludium in A minor, BuxWV 153; Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BuxWV 199; Puer natus in Bethlehem, BuxWV 217; Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161; Canzonetta in G, BuxWV 171; Vater unser im Himmelreich, BuxWV 219; Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV 149

Scarlatti: Stabat mater

John Scott, Daniel Hyde (organ)

Frances Kelly (harp)

David Miller (theorbo)

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor).

20070903

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

Britten's hymn to the patron saint of music prefaces a sequence of pieces for the organ by one of its earliest virtuosi, Dietrich Buxtehude, who died 300 years ago this year.

Plus from the closing years of the Baroque era, a monument of the sacred repertoire, Domenico Scarlatti's lavish, ten-part setting of the Stabat Mater.

Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia

Buxtehude: Praeludium in A minor, BuxWV 153; Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BuxWV 199; Puer natus in Bethlehem, BuxWV 217; Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161; Canzonetta in G, BuxWV 171; Vater unser im Himmelreich, BuxWV 219; Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV 149

Scarlatti: Stabat mater

John Scott, Daniel Hyde (organ)

Frances Kelly (harp)

David Miller (theorbo)

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor).

20071224

Continuing Radio 3's Christmas and New Year series of highlights from the 2007 BBC Proms, Christopher Cook introduces a concert in which two of the UK's leading choirs join forces in a programme of choral blockbusters from the late Renaissance, including the modern premiere of Alessandro Striggio's Mass, a 40-voice piece that had lain forgotten for 450 years in a Paris library.

Striggio: Motet (Ecce beatam lucem)

Lassus: Aurora lucis rutilat (Motet and Magnificat)

Tallis: Spem in alium

Striggio: Mass in 40 and 60 parts (Ecco si beato giorno)

BBC Singers

The Tallis Scholars

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

Peter Phillips, Davitt Moroney (conductors).

Over Christmas and New Year, Performance on 3 revisits some of the highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

Geoffrey Smith begins the series with a Prom that celebrated the eightieth birthdays of jazz legends John Dankworth and Cleo Laine.

Together with special guests, the BBC Big Band and members of the BBC Concert Orchestra, they pay tribute to the enduring genius of William Shakespeare through their music.

Dankworth fashions a sequence of Shakespeare settings that really swing and celebrates his friendship with Duke Ellington by performing his Shakespearean suite Such Sweet Thunder.

Cleo Laine (singer)

Soweto Kinch, Tommy Smith (saxophones)

Guy Barker (trumpet)

John Dankworth Quintet

BBC Big Band

BBC Concert Orchestra

John Dankworth (director/reeds)

Dankworth: The Million Dollar Collection (excerpts); Shakespeare and All That Jazz (excerpts)

Ellington, arr.

Dankworth: Such Sweet Thunder (excerpts)

Strayhorn, arr.

Dankworth: Take the A Train

Ellington: Tonight I Shall Sleep

Dankworth: The Blues Ain't

Ellington: Creole Love Call

Dankworth: It Don't Mean a Thing.

20071224

Continuing Radio 3's Christmas and New Year series of highlights from the 2007 BBC Proms, Christopher Cook introduces a concert in which two of the UK's leading choirs join forces in a programme of choral blockbusters from the late Renaissance, including the modern premiere of Alessandro Striggio's Mass, a 40-voice piece that had lain forgotten for 450 years in a Paris library.

Striggio: Motet (Ecce beatam lucem)

Lassus: Aurora lucis rutilat (Motet and Magnificat)

Tallis: Spem in alium

Striggio: Mass in 40 and 60 parts (Ecco si beato giorno)

BBC Singers

The Tallis Scholars

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

Peter Phillips, Davitt Moroney (conductors).

Over Christmas and New Year, Performance on 3 revisits some of the highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

Geoffrey Smith begins the series with a Prom that celebrated the eightieth birthdays of jazz legends John Dankworth and Cleo Laine.

Together with special guests, the BBC Big Band and members of the BBC Concert Orchestra, they pay tribute to the enduring genius of William Shakespeare through their music.

Dankworth fashions a sequence of Shakespeare settings that really swing and celebrates his friendship with Duke Ellington by performing his Shakespearean suite Such Sweet Thunder.

Cleo Laine (singer)

Soweto Kinch, Tommy Smith (saxophones)

Guy Barker (trumpet)

John Dankworth Quintet

BBC Big Band

BBC Concert Orchestra

John Dankworth (director/reeds)

Dankworth: The Million Dollar Collection (excerpts); Shakespeare and All That Jazz (excerpts)

Ellington, arr.

Dankworth: Such Sweet Thunder (excerpts)

Strayhorn, arr.

Dankworth: Take the A Train

Ellington: Tonight I Shall Sleep

Dankworth: The Blues Ain't

Ellington: Creole Love Call

Dankworth: It Don't Mean a Thing.

20071225

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Andrew McGregor introduces a concert of music from Bach's time in Leipzig.

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Robin Blaze (countertenor)

Gerd Turk (tenor)

Peter Kooy (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

Bach: Cantata No 78 (Jesu, der du meine Seele); Cantata No 179 (Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei); Cantata No 200 (Bekennen will ich seinen Namen); Mass in G, BWV236.

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Sarah Walker presents another chance to hear the first appearance at the Proms of the inspirational Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E minor

Bernstein: West Side Story (Symphonic Dances)

Ginastera: Estancia Suite

Arturo Marquez: Danzon No 2

Moncayo: Huapango.

20071225

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Andrew McGregor introduces a concert of music from Bach's time in Leipzig.

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Robin Blaze (countertenor)

Gerd Turk (tenor)

Peter Kooy (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

Bach: Cantata No 78 (Jesu, der du meine Seele); Cantata No 179 (Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei); Cantata No 200 (Bekennen will ich seinen Namen); Mass in G, BWV236.

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Sarah Walker presents another chance to hear the first appearance at the Proms of the inspirational Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E minor

Bernstein: West Side Story (Symphonic Dances)

Ginastera: Estancia Suite

Arturo Marquez: Danzon No 2

Moncayo: Huapango.

20071226

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces a performance by the Britten Sinfonia with actors Prunella Scales and Timothy West of readings from Shakespeare interleaved with music inspired by his plays.

Anna Dennis (mezzo-soprano)

Prunella Scales, Timothy West (speakers)

Britten Sinfonia

Alexander Shelley (conductor)

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Overture and Scherzo)

Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing Suite

Stravinsky: Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Bridge: There Is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook

Shostakovich: Hamlet Suite.

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a concert featuring singing star Michael Ball performing some of the music theatre hits that have made him famous in London's West End and on Broadway.

With special guests Alfie Boe, Laura Michelle Kelly and Izzy Johnston.

Capital Voices

BBC Concert Orchestra

Callum McLeod (conductor)

John Miles/Queen, arr.

Martin Williams: Overture

Frank Wildhorn/Leslie Bricusse: This Is the Moment

Jule Styne/Bob Merrill: Don't Rain on My Parade

Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley: The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd

Gilbert & Sullivan: Am I Alone; If You're Anxious for to Shine

Borodin/Robert Wright/George Forrest, orch.

Richard Balcombe: Stranger in Paradise; And This Is My Beloved

Bizet: Au fond du temple saint (Les pecheurs de perles)

Ernesto de Curtis: Torna a Surriento

Stephen Schwartz: Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

Lloyd Webber/Rice: Gethsemane (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Lloyd Webber/Don Black/Christopher Hampton: Sunset Boulevard Suite; As If We Never Said Goodbye; Sunset Boulevard

Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus/Tim Rice: Anthem (Chess)

Lloyd Webber/Charles Hart/Richard Stilgoe: All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)

Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine: Loving You (Passion)

Leonard Bernstein/Arthur Laurents: Something's Coming

Claude-Michel Schoenberg/Herbert Kretzmer: Empty Chairs (Les Miserables)

Queen: The Show Must Go On

Carole Bayer Sager/David Foster, orch.

Richard Balcombe: The Prayer (The Quest for Camelot)

Carly Simon: Let the Rivers Run

John Miles, orch.

Balcombe: Music.

20071226

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces a performance by the Britten Sinfonia with actors Prunella Scales and Timothy West of readings from Shakespeare interleaved with music inspired by his plays.

Anna Dennis (mezzo-soprano)

Prunella Scales, Timothy West (speakers)

Britten Sinfonia

Alexander Shelley (conductor)

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Overture and Scherzo)

Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing Suite

Stravinsky: Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Bridge: There Is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook

Shostakovich: Hamlet Suite.

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a concert featuring singing star Michael Ball performing some of the music theatre hits that have made him famous in London's West End and on Broadway.

With special guests Alfie Boe, Laura Michelle Kelly and Izzy Johnston.

Capital Voices

BBC Concert Orchestra

Callum McLeod (conductor)

John Miles/Queen, arr.

Martin Williams: Overture

Frank Wildhorn/Leslie Bricusse: This Is the Moment

Jule Styne/Bob Merrill: Don't Rain on My Parade

Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley: The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd

Gilbert & Sullivan: Am I Alone; If You're Anxious for to Shine

Borodin/Robert Wright/George Forrest, orch.

Richard Balcombe: Stranger in Paradise; And This Is My Beloved

Bizet: Au fond du temple saint (Les pecheurs de perles)

Ernesto de Curtis: Torna a Surriento

Stephen Schwartz: Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

Lloyd Webber/Rice: Gethsemane (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Lloyd Webber/Don Black/Christopher Hampton: Sunset Boulevard Suite; As If We Never Said Goodbye; Sunset Boulevard

Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus/Tim Rice: Anthem (Chess)

Lloyd Webber/Charles Hart/Richard Stilgoe: All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)

Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine: Loving You (Passion)

Leonard Bernstein/Arthur Laurents: Something's Coming

Claude-Michel Schoenberg/Herbert Kretzmer: Empty Chairs (Les Miserables)

Queen: The Show Must Go On

Carole Bayer Sager/David Foster, orch.

Richard Balcombe: The Prayer (The Quest for Camelot)

Carly Simon: Let the Rivers Run

John Miles, orch.

Balcombe: Music.

20071228

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, John Shea introduces the second Prom given by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)

Lioba Braun (mezzo-soprano)

Michael Schade (tenor)

Michael Volle (bass)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

Honegger: Symphony No 3 (Symphonie liturgique)

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral).

20071228

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, John Shea introduces the second Prom given by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)

Lioba Braun (mezzo-soprano)

Michael Schade (tenor)

Michael Volle (bass)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

Honegger: Symphony No 3 (Symphonie liturgique)

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral).

20071231

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces the Last Night of the 113th Proms season, with conductor Jiri Belohlavek as master of ceremonies.

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Joshua Bell (violin)

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Dvorak: Overture (Othello)

Rachmaninov, arr.

Joshua Bell: Vocalise

Ravel: Tzigane

Thomas Ades: The Storm (The Tempest)

Elgar: The Spirit of England (The Fourth of August)

Bellini: Ah! se una volta...Ah! no credea...Ah! non giunge (La sonnambula)

Fucik: Entrance of the Gladiators

Lehar: Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss (Giuditta)

Ponce, arr.

Heifetz: Estrellita

Strauss: Morgen

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

Henry Wood: The National Anthem

Auld Lang Syne.

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces a concert that explores the delights of 18th-century London.

Mark Padmore (tenor)

The English Concert

Laurence Cummings (conductor/harpsichord)

Boyce: Symphony No 5 in D

Arne: Under the greenwood tree; When icicles hang; Where the bee sucks (Three Shakespeare Songs)

Thomas Linley Jr: Ode on the Spirits of Shakespeare Overture

Handel: His Mighty Arm and Waft Her; Angels from Jephtha (Samson); Water Music (Suites G and D).

20071231

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces the Last Night of the 113th Proms season, with conductor Jiri Belohlavek as master of ceremonies.

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Joshua Bell (violin)

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Dvorak: Overture (Othello)

Rachmaninov, arr.

Joshua Bell: Vocalise

Ravel: Tzigane

Thomas Ades: The Storm (The Tempest)

Elgar: The Spirit of England (The Fourth of August)

Bellini: Ah! se una volta...Ah! no credea...Ah! non giunge (La sonnambula)

Fucik: Entrance of the Gladiators

Lehar: Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss (Giuditta)

Ponce, arr.

Heifetz: Estrellita

Strauss: Morgen

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

Henry Wood: The National Anthem

Auld Lang Syne.

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces a concert that explores the delights of 18th-century London.

Mark Padmore (tenor)

The English Concert

Laurence Cummings (conductor/harpsichord)

Boyce: Symphony No 5 in D

Arne: Under the greenwood tree; When icicles hang; Where the bee sucks (Three Shakespeare Songs)

Thomas Linley Jr: Ode on the Spirits of Shakespeare Overture

Handel: His Mighty Arm and Waft Her; Angels from Jephtha (Samson); Water Music (Suites G and D).

20080108

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces the Boston Symphony Orchestra, who originally gave the first performance of Bartok's ground-breaking Concerto for Orchestra, and return with it to this year's Proms.

Elliott Carter: Three Illusions for Orchestra

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor

Boston Symphony Orchestra

James Levine (conductor).

20080108

Continuing the Christmas and New Year series of highlights of the 2007 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny introduces the Boston Symphony Orchestra, who originally gave the first performance of Bartok's ground-breaking Concerto for Orchestra, and return with it to this year's Proms.

Elliott Carter: Three Illusions for Orchestra

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor

Boston Symphony Orchestra

James Levine (conductor).

Proms Saturday Matinee 220070804

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from the Cadogan Hall, London.

The second Proms Saturday Matinee concert has a lively programme from England and Norway.

To honour the featured composers' anniversaries, there are a selection of string classics.

They include Elgar's sumptous Serenade, and Grieg's Suite written 'in olden style'.

The centenary of Elizabeth Maconchy also provides the opportunity to hear a piece that has not been performed at the Proms since its world premiere, and the Scottish Ensemble are joined by one of the world's leading clarinetists for Finzi's uplifting concerto.

Elgar: Serenade for Strings

Finzi: Clarinet Concerto

Maconchy: Music for Strings

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Michael Collins (clarinet)

Scottish Ensemble

Jonathan Morton (director).

Proms Saturday Matinee 220070804

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from the Cadogan Hall, London.

The second Proms Saturday Matinee concert has a lively programme from England and Norway.

To honour the featured composers' anniversaries, there are a selection of string classics.

They include Elgar's sumptous Serenade, and Grieg's Suite written 'in olden style'.

The centenary of Elizabeth Maconchy also provides the opportunity to hear a piece that has not been performed at the Proms since its world premiere, and the Scottish Ensemble are joined by one of the world's leading clarinetists for Finzi's uplifting concerto.

Elgar: Serenade for Strings

Finzi: Clarinet Concerto

Maconchy: Music for Strings

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Michael Collins (clarinet)

Scottish Ensemble

Jonathan Morton (director).

01First Night Of The Proms20070713

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Petroc Trelawny presents the opening of the 113th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.

The concert concludes with Beethoven's life-affirming Choral Symphony, heard for the first time on the First Night, after a fire at the Albert Hall prevented it being given last year.

Maria Haan (soprano)

Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano)

Paul Groves (tenor)

Rene Pape (bass)

Philharmonia Chorus

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral)

First Night of the Proms

Walton's Portsmouth Point Overture begins a series of 'Proms Firsts', pieces that were premiered at the Proms.

This is followed by Elgar's heartfelt Cello Concerto to celebrate the composer's 150th anniversary

Paul Watkins (cello)

Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor

01First Night Of The Proms20070713

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Petroc Trelawny presents the opening of the 113th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.

The concert concludes with Beethoven's life-affirming Choral Symphony, heard for the first time on the First Night, after a fire at the Albert Hall prevented it being given last year.

Maria Haan (soprano)

Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano)

Paul Groves (tenor)

Rene Pape (bass)

Philharmonia Chorus

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral)

First Night of the Proms

Walton's Portsmouth Point Overture begins a series of 'Proms Firsts', pieces that were premiered at the Proms.

This is followed by Elgar's heartfelt Cello Concerto to celebrate the composer's 150th anniversary

Paul Watkins (cello)

Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor

0420070716

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The Santa Cecilia Foundation is one of the oldest musical institutions in the world, and until his death in 2003, Luciano Berio was the foundation's chairman.

Poignantly, in this concert Santa Cecilia forces bring his Sinfonia back home to the Proms where it received its first performance in 1969, with the Swingle Singers reprising the vocal part that was created for them.

Swingle Singers

Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome

Antonio Pappano (conductor)

Berio: Sinfonia


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In the second half of tonight's Prom, Antonio Pappano conducts Rossini's large-scale operatic setting of the Stabat mater with a cast of fine young soloists.

Emma Bell (soprano)

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)

Colin Lee (tenor)

Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)

Rossini: Stabat mater.

0420070716

Presented by Penny Gore live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The Santa Cecilia Foundation is one of the oldest musical institutions in the world, and until his death in 2003, Luciano Berio was the foundation's chairman.

Poignantly, in this concert Santa Cecilia forces bring his Sinfonia back home to the Proms where it received its first performance in 1969, with the Swingle Singers reprising the vocal part that was created for them.

Swingle Singers

Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome

Antonio Pappano (conductor)

Berio: Sinfonia


[Continues at 8.25pm, after Twenty Minutes]
In the second half of tonight's Prom, Antonio Pappano conducts Rossini's large-scale operatic setting of the Stabat mater with a cast of fine young soloists.

Emma Bell (soprano)

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)

Colin Lee (tenor)

Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)

Rossini: Stabat mater.

0720070718

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

To celebrate the 80th birthday of conductor Kurt Masur, his two orchestras, the London Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de France, combine forces, opening their concert with Tchaikovsky's lyrically flowing Serenade for Strings.


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In the second half of tonight's Prom, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France combine forces under conductor Kurt Masur to perform Bruckner's magnificent Seventh Symphony, one of the masterpieces of the Austro-German symphonic repertoire.

0720070718

Presented by Christopher Cook, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

To celebrate the 80th birthday of conductor Kurt Masur, his two orchestras, the London Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de France, combine forces, opening their concert with Tchaikovsky's lyrically flowing Serenade for Strings.


[Continues at 8.20pm, after Twenty Minutes]
In the second half of tonight's Prom, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France combine forces under conductor Kurt Masur to perform Bruckner's magnificent Seventh Symphony, one of the masterpieces of the Austro-German symphonic repertoire.

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Alexandra Wilson.

Sir Roger Norrington leads the historic Handel and Haydn Society in its Proms debut in a performance of Haydn's timeless representation of the passage of the seasons.

Haydn moved away from the usual religious or mythical oratorio subjects in this ode to nature based on a poem by James Thomson, better known to Proms audiences for his words to Rule, Britannia!

Haydn: The Seasons, parts 1 and 2 (sung in German)

Sally Matthews (soprano)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone)

Handel and Haydn Society of Boston

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)


[Continues at 8.30pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Alexandra Wilson presents the second half of the evening's Proms concert.

Haydn: The Seasons, parts 3 and 4 (sung in German)

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor).

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Alexandra Wilson.

Sir Roger Norrington leads the historic Handel and Haydn Society in its Proms debut in a performance of Haydn's timeless representation of the passage of the seasons.

Haydn moved away from the usual religious or mythical oratorio subjects in this ode to nature based on a poem by James Thomson, better known to Proms audiences for his words to Rule, Britannia!

Haydn: The Seasons, parts 1 and 2 (sung in German)

Sally Matthews (soprano)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone)

Handel and Haydn Society of Boston

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)


[Continues at 8.30pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Alexandra Wilson presents the second half of the evening's Proms concert.

Haydn: The Seasons, parts 3 and 4 (sung in German)

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor).

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

American music from the 1940s dominates this concert in which the Bournemouth orchestra appears with its New York-born principal conductor.

Barber's lyrical concerto, featuring the Canadian virtuoso James Ehnes, and Copland's magnificent symphony, whose last movement features his famous Fanfare for the Common Man, were both first heard in the UK at the Proms.

The concert begins with music originally intended for Beethoven's operatic hymn to freedom Fidelio.

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No 3

Barber: Violin Concerto, Op 14

James Ehnes (violin)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop (conductor)


[Continues at 8.05pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Christopher Cook presents the second half of the evening's Proms concert.

Copland: Symphony No 3

Marin Alsop (conductor).

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

American music from the 1940s dominates this concert in which the Bournemouth orchestra appears with its New York-born principal conductor.

Barber's lyrical concerto, featuring the Canadian virtuoso James Ehnes, and Copland's magnificent symphony, whose last movement features his famous Fanfare for the Common Man, were both first heard in the UK at the Proms.

The concert begins with music originally intended for Beethoven's operatic hymn to freedom Fidelio.

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No 3

Barber: Violin Concerto, Op 14

James Ehnes (violin)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop (conductor)


[Continues at 8.05pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Christopher Cook presents the second half of the evening's Proms concert.

Copland: Symphony No 3

Marin Alsop (conductor).

1720070725

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Susan Gritton leads a cast of outstanding British soloists in this late night Proms concert featuring Richard Hickox leading his choir and period instrument forces in Schubert's sixth and last mass, prefaced by Hummel's florid offertory setting.

Hummel: Alma Virgo

Schubert: Mass in E flat, D950

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo-soprano)

Mark Padmore, James Gilchrist (tenor)

Matthew Rose (bass)

Collegium Musicum 90

Richard Hickox (conductor).

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Susan Gritton leads a cast of outstanding British soloists in this late night Proms concert featuring Richard Hickox leading his choir and period instrument forces in Schubert's sixth and last mass, prefaced by Hummel's florid offertory setting.

Hummel: Alma Virgo

Schubert: Mass in E flat, D950

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo-soprano)

Mark Padmore, James Gilchrist (tenor)

Matthew Rose (bass)

Collegium Musicum 90

Richard Hickox (conductor).

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

Tonight's Prom opens with Sibelius's terrifying portrait of Tapio the Finnish forest God followed by Britten's Piano Concerto, which was originally premiered at the Proms with Britten himself at the piano.

Steven Osborne (piano)

Tenebrae (male voices)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Sibelius: Tapiola

Britten: Piano Concerto


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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, tonight's Prom concludes with Varèse's Ecuatorial, which was premiered at the Proms in 1966, and Debussy's powerful and impressionistic seascape.

Varèse: Ecuatorial

Debussy: La mer.

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

Tonight's Prom opens with Sibelius's terrifying portrait of Tapio the Finnish forest God followed by Britten's Piano Concerto, which was originally premiered at the Proms with Britten himself at the piano.

Steven Osborne (piano)

Tenebrae (male voices)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Sibelius: Tapiola

Britten: Piano Concerto


[Continues at 8.20pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, tonight's Prom concludes with Varèse's Ecuatorial, which was premiered at the Proms in 1966, and Debussy's powerful and impressionistic seascape.

Varèse: Ecuatorial

Debussy: La mer.

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

Principal guest conductor Jac van Steen teams up with his compatriot violinist Janine Jansen for Prokofiev's mercurial bittersweet second violin concerto, after a performance of Debussy's sensuous celebration of spring.

Janine Jansen (violin)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

Debussy: Printemps

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor


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Tonight's Prom concludes with the world premiere of David Matthews's Sixth Symphony and Ravel's riotous farewell to fin-de-siecle Vienna.

Matthews: Symphony No 6

Ravel: La valse.

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

Principal guest conductor Jac van Steen teams up with his compatriot violinist Janine Jansen for Prokofiev's mercurial bittersweet second violin concerto, after a performance of Debussy's sensuous celebration of spring.

Janine Jansen (violin)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

Debussy: Printemps

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor


[Continues at 8.05pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Tonight's Prom concludes with the world premiere of David Matthews's Sixth Symphony and Ravel's riotous farewell to fin-de-siecle Vienna.

Matthews: Symphony No 6

Ravel: La valse.

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Presented by Alexandra Wilson, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The annual Prom given by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain opens with a wild orchestral showpiece, demonstrating the sheer technical brilliance of the young players.

To tie in with the Prom's youthful theme, this is followed by Prokofiev's ebullient First Piano Concerto which he completed and performed at the tender age of 21.

Aaron Jay Kernis: New Era Dance (UK premiere)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 1 in D flat

Alexander Kobrin (piano)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Mark Elder (conductor)


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The evening's National Youth Orchestra Prom concludes with Shostakovich's epic Seventh Symphony.

Given its Western concert premiere at the 1942 Proms just a few months after a legendary performance in the besieged city of Leningrad, Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was soon hailed internationally as a beacon of protest against the Nazi invasion of Russia.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 in C (Leningrad)

Mark Elder (conductor).

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Presented by Alexandra Wilson, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The annual Prom given by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain opens with a wild orchestral showpiece, demonstrating the sheer technical brilliance of the young players.

To tie in with the Prom's youthful theme, this is followed by Prokofiev's ebullient First Piano Concerto which he completed and performed at the tender age of 21.

Aaron Jay Kernis: New Era Dance (UK premiere)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 1 in D flat

Alexander Kobrin (piano)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Mark Elder (conductor)


[Continues at 7.20pm, after Twenty Minutes]
The evening's National Youth Orchestra Prom concludes with Shostakovich's epic Seventh Symphony.

Given its Western concert premiere at the 1942 Proms just a few months after a legendary performance in the besieged city of Leningrad, Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was soon hailed internationally as a beacon of protest against the Nazi invasion of Russia.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 in C (Leningrad)

Mark Elder (conductor).

3220070806

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

Opening with Beethoven's potent Eighth Symphony, the BBC Philharmonic is then joined by Proms favourite Renee Fleming for eight lush, romantic Early Songs by Berg, including the UK premiere of a newly orchestrated love song he wrote for his future wife.

Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F

Berg: Seven Early Songs; An Leukon (arr.

Christopher Gordon)

Renee Fleming (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

The evening's BBC Philharmonic Prom concludes with Schumann's Beethovenian Second Symphony, and a pair of sumptuous arias by Korngold, who is mostly remembered today for his contributions to the silver screen.

Korngold: Ich soll ihn niemals, niemals mehr sehn (Die Kathrin); Ich ging zu ihm (Das Wunder der Heliane)

Schumann: Symphony No 2 in C

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

Opening with Beethoven's potent Eighth Symphony, the BBC Philharmonic is then joined by Proms favourite Renee Fleming for eight lush, romantic Early Songs by Berg, including the UK premiere of a newly orchestrated love song he wrote for his future wife.

Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F

Berg: Seven Early Songs; An Leukon (arr.

Christopher Gordon)

Renee Fleming (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

The evening's BBC Philharmonic Prom concludes with Schumann's Beethovenian Second Symphony, and a pair of sumptuous arias by Korngold, who is mostly remembered today for his contributions to the silver screen.

Korngold: Ich soll ihn niemals, niemals mehr sehn (Die Kathrin); Ich ging zu ihm (Das Wunder der Heliane)

Schumann: Symphony No 2 in C

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

Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, composed in 1940, was both a reaction to a world at war and a Requiem for his recently deceased parents.

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

To conclude the evening's Prom, the BBC Philharmonic perform Mahler's painfully expressive Tenth Symphony, which shows the composer dealing with the crisis of his wife's affair, and yet reaching a cathartic, life-affirming view.

Deryck Cooke's completion of Mahler's sketches received its world premiere at the Proms.

Mahler, compl.

Cooke: Symphony No 10

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

Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, composed in 1940, was both a reaction to a world at war and a Requiem for his recently deceased parents.

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

To conclude the evening's Prom, the BBC Philharmonic perform Mahler's painfully expressive Tenth Symphony, which shows the composer dealing with the crisis of his wife's affair, and yet reaching a cathartic, life-affirming view.

Deryck Cooke's completion of Mahler's sketches received its world premiere at the Proms.

Mahler, compl.

Cooke: Symphony No 10

34Bach Collegium Japan20070807

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

A celebrated interpreter of Bach's works, conductor Masaaki Suzuki leads his Bach Collegium Japan in a late-night performance of music from Bach's time in Leipzig, including the Mass in G, in which Bach recycles much of his own earlier cantata material.

Bach: Jesu, der du meine Seele (Cantata No 78); Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei (Cantata No 179); Bekennen will ich seinen Namen (Cantata No 200; aria); Mass in G, BWV 236

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Robin Blaze (countertenor)

Gerd Turk (tenor)

Peter Kooy (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor).

34Bach Collegium Japan20070807

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

A celebrated interpreter of Bach's works, conductor Masaaki Suzuki leads his Bach Collegium Japan in a late-night performance of music from Bach's time in Leipzig, including the Mass in G, in which Bach recycles much of his own earlier cantata material.

Bach: Jesu, der du meine Seele (Cantata No 78); Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei (Cantata No 179); Bekennen will ich seinen Namen (Cantata No 200; aria); Mass in G, BWV 236

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Robin Blaze (countertenor)

Gerd Turk (tenor)

Peter Kooy (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki (conductor).

35From Bards To Blues20070808

Presented by Geoffrey Smith, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

From Bards to Blues

Paying tribute to the enduring genius of Shakespeare, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine celebrate their 80th birthdays in the company of the Bard himself.

Dankworth fashions a sequence of Shakespeare settings that really swing, and celebrates his friendship with Duke Ellington by performing his Shakespearean suite Such Sweet Thunder.

Dankworth: The Million Dollar Collection (excerpts); Shakespeare and All That Jazz (excerpts)

Ellington, arr.

Dankworth: Such Sweet Thunder (excerpts)

Cleo Laine (singer)

Soweto Kinch, Tommy Smith (saxophone)

Guy Barker (trumpet)

John Dankworth Quintet

BBC Big Band

BBC Concert Orchestra

John Dankworth (reeds/musical director)

The evening's Prom concludes with works by John Dankworth and his arrangement of Duke Ellington's classic Take the A Train.

Dankworth: The Million Dollar Collection; The Blues Ain't (world premiere; lyrics by Duncan Lamont)

Strayhorn, arr.

Dankworth: Take the A Train

35From Bards To Blues20070808

Presented by Geoffrey Smith, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

From Bards to Blues

Paying tribute to the enduring genius of Shakespeare, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine celebrate their 80th birthdays in the company of the Bard himself.

Dankworth fashions a sequence of Shakespeare settings that really swing, and celebrates his friendship with Duke Ellington by performing his Shakespearean suite Such Sweet Thunder.

Dankworth: The Million Dollar Collection (excerpts); Shakespeare and All That Jazz (excerpts)

Ellington, arr.

Dankworth: Such Sweet Thunder (excerpts)

Cleo Laine (singer)

Soweto Kinch, Tommy Smith (saxophone)

Guy Barker (trumpet)

John Dankworth Quintet

BBC Big Band

BBC Concert Orchestra

John Dankworth (reeds/musical director)

The evening's Prom concludes with works by John Dankworth and his arrangement of Duke Ellington's classic Take the A Train.

Dankworth: The Million Dollar Collection; The Blues Ain't (world premiere; lyrics by Duncan Lamont)

Strayhorn, arr.

Dankworth: Take the A Train

36Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales20070809

Tonight's BBC Proms concert by BBC National Orchestra of Wales concludes with Rachmaninov's final orchestral work, the Symphonic Dances, which are full of explosive orchestral colour.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

David Atherton (conductor)

Dvorak: Symphonic Dances.

Presented by Sarah Walker, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Guto Puw, resident composer of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, wrote his new work premiered this evening based on the medieval Welsh text the Mabinogion, and it uses the full space of the Royal Albert Hall, placing individual players around the building to dramatise the blood-curdling myth.

Walton's Viola Concerto was first heard at the proms in 1929 and, nearly 80 years later, it's performed by ex-Radio 3 New Generation Artist Lawrence Power.

Lawrence Power (viola)

Guto Puw:...onyt agoraf y drws...

(...unless I open the door...; BBC commission; world premiere)

Walton: Viola Concerto

36Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales20070809

Tonight's BBC Proms concert by BBC National Orchestra of Wales concludes with Rachmaninov's final orchestral work, the Symphonic Dances, which are full of explosive orchestral colour.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

David Atherton (conductor)

Dvorak: Symphonic Dances.

Presented by Sarah Walker, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Guto Puw, resident composer of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, wrote his new work premiered this evening based on the medieval Welsh text the Mabinogion, and it uses the full space of the Royal Albert Hall, placing individual players around the building to dramatise the blood-curdling myth.

Walton's Viola Concerto was first heard at the proms in 1929 and, nearly 80 years later, it's performed by ex-Radio 3 New Generation Artist Lawrence Power.

Lawrence Power (viola)

Guto Puw:...onyt agoraf y drws...

(...unless I open the door...; BBC commission; world premiere)

Walton: Viola Concerto

37Nitin Sawhney And Friends20070810

Presented by Lucy Duran, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Multi award-winning composer, producer, DJ, songwriter and recording artist Nitin Sawhney presents an epic orchestral performance.

The concert features the London Undersound Symphony Orchestra, a specially created 60-piece orchestra of both Eastern and Western classical musicians brought together by Sawhney for this event.

The programme includes orchestral and band renditions of Sawhney's album and collaborative works, choreographed moments from movement specialists Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and special guests including Anoushka Shankar and Imogen Heap.

Part of the India and Pakistan '07 season

Set 1

Sunset

Everybody Loves the Sunshine

Sidi & Akram - Zero Degrees

Bring it Home

Letting Go

Hope

Immigrant

Noches En Vela Pt 1

Sandesa

Journey

Breathing Light

Scene 8 A Throw of Dice

Scene 42 A Throw of Dice

Koyal

Dead Man

Set 2

The Namesake

The Boatman

Herecica Latina

Moonrise

Homelands

Noches en Vela Pt II

Nadia

Charukeshi Rain

The Conference

Chap 1 Combat 3 Heavenly Sword

Chap 6 Combat 2 Heavenly Sword

Prophesy - (with Akram dancing a Kathak piece)


Nitin Sawhney (piano/guitar)

Anoushka Shankar (sitar)

Ian Burdge (cello)

Karlos Edwards (drums)

Ashwin Srinivasan (flute)

Aref Durvesh (tabla)

Fink, Natacha Atlas, Reena Bhardwaj, Tina Grace, Lucita Jules, Imogen Heap (vocals)

Hazel Fernandez (Backing Vocals)

Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (dancers/choreographers)

Steve Shehan (percussion)

Jason Singh (beatboxer)

London Undersound Symphony Orchestra

Stephen Hussey (conductor).

37Nitin Sawhney And Friends20070810

Presented by Lucy Duran, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Multi award-winning composer, producer, DJ, songwriter and recording artist Nitin Sawhney presents an epic orchestral performance.

The concert features the London Undersound Symphony Orchestra, a specially created 60-piece orchestra of both Eastern and Western classical musicians brought together by Sawhney for this event.

The programme includes orchestral and band renditions of Sawhney's album and collaborative works, choreographed moments from movement specialists Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and special guests including Anoushka Shankar and Imogen Heap.

Part of the India and Pakistan '07 season

Set 1

Sunset

Everybody Loves the Sunshine

Sidi & Akram - Zero Degrees

Bring it Home

Letting Go

Hope

Immigrant

Noches En Vela Pt 1

Sandesa

Journey

Breathing Light

Scene 8 A Throw of Dice

Scene 42 A Throw of Dice

Koyal

Dead Man

Set 2

The Namesake

The Boatman

Herecica Latina

Moonrise

Homelands

Noches en Vela Pt II

Nadia

Charukeshi Rain

The Conference

Chap 1 Combat 3 Heavenly Sword

Chap 6 Combat 2 Heavenly Sword

Prophesy - (with Akram dancing a Kathak piece)


Nitin Sawhney (piano/guitar)

Anoushka Shankar (sitar)

Ian Burdge (cello)

Karlos Edwards (drums)

Ashwin Srinivasan (flute)

Aref Durvesh (tabla)

Fink, Natacha Atlas, Reena Bhardwaj, Tina Grace, Lucita Jules, Imogen Heap (vocals)

Hazel Fernandez (Backing Vocals)

Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (dancers/choreographers)

Steve Shehan (percussion)

Jason Singh (beatboxer)

London Undersound Symphony Orchestra

Stephen Hussey (conductor).

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Presented by Sarah Mohr-Pietsch, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A visit by the virtuoso instrumentalists of the European Union Youth Orchestra is always one of the highlights of the Proms season.

Brahms's Tragic Overture, the dramatic cousin to his Academic Festival Overture composed the same summer, opens the concert.

European Union Youth Orchestra

Colin Davis (conductor)

Brahms: Tragic Overture; Symphony No 3 in F

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Presented by Sarah Mohr-Pietsch, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A visit by the virtuoso instrumentalists of the European Union Youth Orchestra is always one of the highlights of the Proms season.

Brahms's Tragic Overture, the dramatic cousin to his Academic Festival Overture composed the same summer, opens the concert.

European Union Youth Orchestra

Colin Davis (conductor)

Brahms: Tragic Overture; Symphony No 3 in F

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Presented by Penny Gore, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Oliver Knussen and the BBC Symphony Orchestra bring a stimulating mix of music to the Royal Albert Hall.

Schoenberg's Five Pieces received their world premiere at the 1912 Proms, and Knussen's own Violin Concerto was first heard here in 2003.

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

Schoenberg: Five Orchestral Pieces, Op 16

Oliver Knussen: Violin Concerto


[Continues at 8.25pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Oliver Knussen and the BBC SO conclude their performance with the UK premiere of a recent work by the 81-year-old Hans Werner Henze and a performance of Stravinsky's thrilling Rite of Spring.

Hans Werner Henze: Sebastian im Traum

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.

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Presented by Penny Gore, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Oliver Knussen and the BBC Symphony Orchestra bring a stimulating mix of music to the Royal Albert Hall.

Schoenberg's Five Pieces received their world premiere at the 1912 Proms, and Knussen's own Violin Concerto was first heard here in 2003.

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

Schoenberg: Five Orchestral Pieces, Op 16

Oliver Knussen: Violin Concerto


[Continues at 8.25pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Oliver Knussen and the BBC SO conclude their performance with the UK premiere of a recent work by the 81-year-old Hans Werner Henze and a performance of Stravinsky's thrilling Rite of Spring.

Hans Werner Henze: Sebastian im Traum

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.

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

Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in this Prom, which features a new orchestral suite from Thomas Ades' powerful chamber opera based on the life and public disgrace of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll.

Bach, orch.

Webern: Ricercata (The Musical Offering)

Ades: Overture, Waltz and Finale (Powder Her Face)

The evening's Prom concludes with Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle, in which the differences between men and women, love and lust are explored as seven great doors open and the castle becomes a metaphor for the human soul.

Bartok: Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Judith....Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo-soprano)

Duke Bluebeard....Falk Struckmann (bass)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor).

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

Christoph von Dohnanyi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in this Prom, which features a new orchestral suite from Thomas Ades' powerful chamber opera based on the life and public disgrace of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll.

Bach, orch.

Webern: Ricercata (The Musical Offering)

Ades: Overture, Waltz and Finale (Powder Her Face)

The evening's Prom concludes with Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle, in which the differences between men and women, love and lust are explored as seven great doors open and the castle becomes a metaphor for the human soul.

Bartok: Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Judith....Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo-soprano)

Duke Bluebeard....Falk Struckmann (bass)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor).

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

Pianist Olli Mustonen plays Adams's concerto inspired by piano rolls, which is conducted by the composer himself.

The all-American programme opens with Copland's thrilling score which brought the Wild West to the ballet stage for the first time.

Olli Mustonen (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Adams (conductor)

Copland: Billy the Kid Suite

Adams: Century Rolls

Tonight's Prom concludes with the world premiere of John Adams's major new symphony, drawn from his opera based on the life of J Robert Oppenheimer, inventor of the atomic-bomb.

Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony

50Copland - Adams - Adams20070821

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

Pianist Olli Mustonen plays Adams's concerto inspired by piano rolls, which is conducted by the composer himself.

The all-American programme opens with Copland's thrilling score which brought the Wild West to the ballet stage for the first time.

Olli Mustonen (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

John Adams (conductor)

Copland: Billy the Kid Suite

Adams: Century Rolls

Tonight's Prom concludes with the world premiere of John Adams's major new symphony, drawn from his opera based on the life of J Robert Oppenheimer, inventor of the atomic-bomb.

Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony

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Presented by Donald Macleod, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Bernard Haitink returns to the great Amsterdam orchestra of which he was music director for nearly twenty five years to conduct Bruckner's towering Eighth Symphony.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Bernard Haitink

Bruckner: Symphony No 8 in C minor (1890 Nowak Edition).

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Presented by Donald Macleod, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Bernard Haitink returns to the great Amsterdam orchestra of which he was music director for nearly twenty five years to conduct Bruckner's towering Eighth Symphony.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Bernard Haitink

Bruckner: Symphony No 8 in C minor (1890 Nowak Edition).

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Presented by Penny Gore, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes the triple roles of pianist, conductor and pianist-director with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a concert that combines masterpieces from past and present.

Ligeti's brilliant and challenging Etudes are framed by two works premiered in 1795, Haydn's Symphony No 102 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 2, which launched his career in Vienna as a pianist-composer.

Haydn: Symphony No 102 in B flat

Ligeti: Etudes for solo piano (excerpts)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat.

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Presented by Penny Gore, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes the triple roles of pianist, conductor and pianist-director with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a concert that combines masterpieces from past and present.

Ligeti's brilliant and challenging Etudes are framed by two works premiered in 1795, Haydn's Symphony No 102 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 2, which launched his career in Vienna as a pianist-composer.

Haydn: Symphony No 102 in B flat

Ligeti: Etudes for solo piano (excerpts)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat.

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Presented by Tom Service, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music first heard at the Proms.

Britten's Four Sea Interludes punctuate his opera Peter Grimes and were premiered in 1945, while Martinu's Fourth Piano Concerto was written in 1956 while he was in permanent exile from his beloved Czech homeland.

Ivo Kahanek (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Britten: Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes)

Martinu: Piano Concerto No 4 (Incantation)


[Continues at 8.35pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Prokofiev's mighty Fifth Symphony, composed at the height of World War II, concludes tonight's Prom given by Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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Presented by Tom Service, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music first heard at the Proms.

Britten's Four Sea Interludes punctuate his opera Peter Grimes and were premiered in 1945, while Martinu's Fourth Piano Concerto was written in 1956 while he was in permanent exile from his beloved Czech homeland.

Ivo Kahanek (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Britten: Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes)

Martinu: Piano Concerto No 4 (Incantation)


[Continues at 8.35pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Prokofiev's mighty Fifth Symphony, composed at the height of World War II, concludes tonight's Prom given by Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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

The London Symphony Orchestra and its new principal conductor Valery Gergiev present an all-Russian programme.

The Proms' Shakespeare theme continues with Tchaikovsky's fantasy overture inspired by Romeo and Juliet.

This is followed by Prokofiev's youthful Second Concerto, which is considered one of the most challenging in the repertoire and was a vehicle for the composer's own virtuosity.

Alexander Toradze (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture (Romeo and Juliet)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor


[Continues at 8.50pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra conclude tonight's all-Russian Prom with Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Fantasy Overture and Prokofiev's Symphony No 7 in C sharp minor.

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

The London Symphony Orchestra and its new principal conductor Valery Gergiev present an all-Russian programme.

The Proms' Shakespeare theme continues with Tchaikovsky's fantasy overture inspired by Romeo and Juliet.

This is followed by Prokofiev's youthful Second Concerto, which is considered one of the most challenging in the repertoire and was a vehicle for the composer's own virtuosity.

Alexander Toradze (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture (Romeo and Juliet)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor


[Continues at 8.50pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra conclude tonight's all-Russian Prom with Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Fantasy Overture and Prokofiev's Symphony No 7 in C sharp minor.

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Presented by Donald Macleod, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A major highlight of the 2007 season as Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra return to the Proms for the first of two concerts.

They perform a pair of symphonies by Austrian composers, beginning with Schubert's youthful classic, written when he was only 19.

Schubert: Symphony No 5 in B flat

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)


[Continues at 7.50pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conclude the evening's Prom with Bruckner's radiant Fourth Symphony, whose shimmering strings and resplendent brass have contributed to the composer's reputation as the architect of 'cathedrals in sound'.

Bruckner: Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic).

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Presented by Donald Macleod, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

A major highlight of the 2007 season as Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra return to the Proms for the first of two concerts.

They perform a pair of symphonies by Austrian composers, beginning with Schubert's youthful classic, written when he was only 19.

Schubert: Symphony No 5 in B flat

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)


[Continues at 7.50pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conclude the evening's Prom with Bruckner's radiant Fourth Symphony, whose shimmering strings and resplendent brass have contributed to the composer's reputation as the architect of 'cathedrals in sound'.

Bruckner: Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic).

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Presented by Donald Macleod, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following Monday night's all-Viennese programme, Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic turn to Eastern European composers for this Prom.

To open the concert, Bartok explores musical symmetry in his Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste.


[Continues at 8.25pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic conclude the evening's Prom with folk song-inspired works by Kodaly and Enescu, and Ligeti's slowly shifting sound-clouds.

Kodaly: Dances from Galanta

Ligeti: Atmospheres

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No 1.

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Presented by Donald Macleod, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Following Monday night's all-Viennese programme, Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic turn to Eastern European composers for this Prom.

To open the concert, Bartok explores musical symmetry in his Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste.


[Continues at 8.25pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic conclude the evening's Prom with folk song-inspired works by Kodaly and Enescu, and Ligeti's slowly shifting sound-clouds.

Kodaly: Dances from Galanta

Ligeti: Atmospheres

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No 1.

6920070905

Presented by Tom Service, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The dynamic Italian maestro Riccardo Chailly makes his first appearance at the Proms as Music Director of one of the world's oldest orchestras.

Their programme of much-loved classics also introduces the young Munich born violinist Viviane Hagner in Beethoven's lyrical concerto.

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Violin Concerto in D

Viviane Hagner (violin)

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly (conductor)


[Continues at 8.50pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conclude the evening's Prom with Brahms' final symphony, which includes a mighty passacaglia in homage to Bach.

Brahms: Symphony No 4 in E minor.

6920070905

Presented by Tom Service, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The dynamic Italian maestro Riccardo Chailly makes his first appearance at the Proms as Music Director of one of the world's oldest orchestras.

Their programme of much-loved classics also introduces the young Munich born violinist Viviane Hagner in Beethoven's lyrical concerto.

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Violin Concerto in D

Viviane Hagner (violin)

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly (conductor)


[Continues at 8.50pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conclude the evening's Prom with Brahms' final symphony, which includes a mighty passacaglia in homage to Bach.

Brahms: Symphony No 4 in E minor.

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

In the first of two Proms, and as the culmination of their debut European tour together, James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are joined by a distinguished cast to perform Berlioz's interpretation of Goethe's Faust, demonstrating the composer's instinctive flair for vivid musical drama and bold narrative.

Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust (Part 1)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Marcello Giordani (tenor)

Jose Van Dam (bass-baritone)

Patrick Carfizzi (bass)

Finchley Children's Music Group

Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Boston Symphony Orchestra

James Levine (conductor)


[Continues at 8.20pm, after The Adverb]
James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra conclude their performance of Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust.

Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust (Part 2)

James Levine (conductor).

70The Damnation Of Faust20070906

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

In the first of two Proms, and as the culmination of their debut European tour together, James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are joined by a distinguished cast to perform Berlioz's interpretation of Goethe's Faust, demonstrating the composer's instinctive flair for vivid musical drama and bold narrative.

Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust (Part 1)

Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)

Marcello Giordani (tenor)

Jose Van Dam (bass-baritone)

Patrick Carfizzi (bass)

Finchley Children's Music Group

Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Boston Symphony Orchestra

James Levine (conductor)


[Continues at 8.20pm, after The Adverb]
James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra conclude their performance of Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust.

Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust (Part 2)

James Levine (conductor).

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

A second Prom for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, who originally gave the first performance of Bartok's ground-breaking Concerto for Orchestra.

Plus conductor James Levine continues his long-standing collaboration with Elliott Carter with the UK premiere of Three Illusions for Orchestra.

Elliott Carter: Three Illusions for Orchestra

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra

James Levine (conductor)


[Continues at 8.45pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Brahms' hard-won and exultant First Symphony in C minor completes the penultimate night of this year's season.

James Levine (conductor).

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

A second Prom for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, who originally gave the first performance of Bartok's ground-breaking Concerto for Orchestra.

Plus conductor James Levine continues his long-standing collaboration with Elliott Carter with the UK premiere of Three Illusions for Orchestra.

Elliott Carter: Three Illusions for Orchestra

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra

James Levine (conductor)


[Continues at 8.45pm, after Twenty Minutes]
Brahms' hard-won and exultant First Symphony in C minor completes the penultimate night of this year's season.

James Levine (conductor).

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Presented by Sean Rafferty, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Conductor Jiri Belohlavek is master of ceremonies for the first time as the traditional festivities herald the Last Night of the 113th Proms season.

Russian soprano Anna Netrebko sings Bellini, Lehar and Strauss; and tenor Andrew Kennedy joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to celebrate Elgar's 150th anniversary.

Violinist Joshua Bell provides virtuoso pyrotechnics, and this year's Shakespeare theme is completed with works by Dvorak and Thomas Ades.

Dvorak: Overture (Othello)

Rachmaninov, arr.

Joshua Bell: Vocalise

Ravel: Tzigane

Thomas Ades: The Storm (The Tempest)

Elgar: The Fourth of August (The Spirit of England)

Bellini: Ah! se una volta...Ah! no credea...Ah! non giunge...

(La Sonnambula)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Joshua Bell (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)


[Continues at 9.15pm, after Around the Parks]
The Last Night concludes with pieces by Fucik, Lehar, Ponce and Richard Strauss, followed by the traditional finale involving Land of Hope and Glory, Henry Wood's Fantasia, Jerusalem, the National Anthem, and a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

Fucik: Entrance of the Gladiators

Lehar: Meine Lippen sie kuessen so heiss (Giuditta)

Ponce, arr.

Heifetz: Estrellita

Strauss: Morgen

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

Henry Wood: The National Anthem

Trad: Auld Lang Syne

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).

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Presented by Sean Rafferty, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Conductor Jiri Belohlavek is master of ceremonies for the first time as the traditional festivities herald the Last Night of the 113th Proms season.

Russian soprano Anna Netrebko sings Bellini, Lehar and Strauss; and tenor Andrew Kennedy joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus to celebrate Elgar's 150th anniversary.

Violinist Joshua Bell provides virtuoso pyrotechnics, and this year's Shakespeare theme is completed with works by Dvorak and Thomas Ades.

Dvorak: Overture (Othello)

Rachmaninov, arr.

Joshua Bell: Vocalise

Ravel: Tzigane

Thomas Ades: The Storm (The Tempest)

Elgar: The Fourth of August (The Spirit of England)

Bellini: Ah! se una volta...Ah! no credea...Ah! non giunge...

(La Sonnambula)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Joshua Bell (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)


[Continues at 9.15pm, after Around the Parks]
The Last Night concludes with pieces by Fucik, Lehar, Ponce and Richard Strauss, followed by the traditional finale involving Land of Hope and Glory, Henry Wood's Fantasia, Jerusalem, the National Anthem, and a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

Fucik: Entrance of the Gladiators

Lehar: Meine Lippen sie kuessen so heiss (Giuditta)

Ponce, arr.

Heifetz: Estrellita

Strauss: Morgen

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

Henry Wood: The National Anthem

Trad: Auld Lang Syne

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).