BBC Proms - 2010

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2010, Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon20100806

Each year the Proms holds a competition for young composers.

Entries are received from all over the country and judged by a distinguished panel of composers.

The winners have their entries played in a special concert given by the Aurora Orchestra and conducted by Nicholas Collon, held at the Royal College of Music.

The young composers also receive a commission to write a new work to be performed at the Royal Albert Hall later in the year.

Sara Mohr-pietsch introduces the concert, meets some of the composers and finds out a little of what goes on behind the scenes.

Sara Mohr-pietsch introduces the winning entries from the competition for young composers.

2010, Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon20100806

Each year the Proms holds a competition for young composers.

Entries are received from all over the country and judged by a distinguished panel of composers.

The winners have their entries played in a special concert given by the Aurora Orchestra and conducted by Nicholas Collon, held at the Royal College of Music.

The young composers also receive a commission to write a new work to be performed at the Royal Albert Hall later in the year.

Sara Mohr-pietsch introduces the concert, meets some of the composers and finds out a little of what goes on behind the scenes.

Sara Mohr-pietsch introduces the winning entries from the competition for young composers.

2010, Prom 17 - Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2010, Prom 17 - Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2010, Prom 20: Wayne Marshall - Organ20100801

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Wayne Marshall returns to the Proms with a programme of Wagner, whose operatic grandeur translates very well to the king of instruments, particularly when played on the Royal Albert Hall's magnificent organ.

In previous proms performances Marshall has thrilled audiences with his flamboyant improvisation skills, and these can be heard again in an improvisation on themes from Tristan and Isolde.

Wagner arr.

Lemare: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Overture

Lemare: Tannhauser Overture

Improvisation on themes from Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde"

Lemare: The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure

Wayne Marshall, organ.

Wayne Marshall plays Wagner on the organ of the Royal Albert Hall, London.

2010, Prom 20: Wayne Marshall - Organ20100801

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Wayne Marshall returns to the Proms with a programme of Wagner, whose operatic grandeur translates very well to the king of instruments, particularly when played on the Royal Albert Hall's magnificent organ.

In previous proms performances Marshall has thrilled audiences with his flamboyant improvisation skills, and these can be heard again in an improvisation on themes from Tristan and Isolde.

Wagner arr.

Lemare: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Overture

Lemare: Tannhauser Overture

Improvisation on themes from Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde"

Lemare: The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure

Wayne Marshall, organ.

Wayne Marshall plays Wagner on the organ of the Royal Albert Hall, London.

2010, Prom 25 - Bbc Singers, London Sinfonietta20101230

From the BBC PROMS 2010

Presented by John Shea

Another chance to hear this Late Night Prom which pairs music by Igor Stravinsky with one of the composers he most admired - J S Bach.

At the heart of the concert the two composers overlap in Stravinsky's orchestral arrangement of one of the Bach's masterpieces: the great Canonic Variations on "Vom Himmel Hoch", in which he subjects a Lutheran Christmas hymn to a staggering array of blindingly clever techniques - but all-the-while producing music so charming and fluent that the unsuspecting listener would never know what was going on below the surface.

The concert ends with a work by Stravinsky which, like Bach's, combines austerity with a deeply-felt spirituality: Threni - setting words from the Biblical Lamentations of Jeremiah.

Bach: Chorale "Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein"

Bach: Canonic Variations on "Von Himmel hoch" BWV769

Bach arr.

Stravinsky: Chorale Variations on "Von Himmel hoch" BWV 769

Stravinsky: Threni

Elizabeth Atherton, soprano

Hilary Summers, mezzo-soprano

Alan Oke, tenor

Andrew Kennedy, tenor

David Wilson-Johnson, baritone

Sir John Tomlinson, bass

Daniel Hyde, organ

BBC Singers

London Sinfonietta

David Atherton, conductor.

The BBC Singers and the London Sinfonietta perform music by Stravinsky and Bach.

2010, Prom 25 - Bbc Singers, London Sinfonietta20101230

From the BBC PROMS 2010

Presented by John Shea

Another chance to hear this Late Night Prom which pairs music by Igor Stravinsky with one of the composers he most admired - J S Bach.

At the heart of the concert the two composers overlap in Stravinsky's orchestral arrangement of one of the Bach's masterpieces: the great Canonic Variations on "Vom Himmel Hoch", in which he subjects a Lutheran Christmas hymn to a staggering array of blindingly clever techniques - but all-the-while producing music so charming and fluent that the unsuspecting listener would never know what was going on below the surface.

The concert ends with a work by Stravinsky which, like Bach's, combines austerity with a deeply-felt spirituality: Threni - setting words from the Biblical Lamentations of Jeremiah.

Bach: Chorale "Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein"

Bach: Canonic Variations on "Von Himmel hoch" BWV769

Bach arr.

Stravinsky: Chorale Variations on "Von Himmel hoch" BWV 769

Stravinsky: Threni

Elizabeth Atherton, soprano

Hilary Summers, mezzo-soprano

Alan Oke, tenor

Andrew Kennedy, tenor

David Wilson-Johnson, baritone

Sir John Tomlinson, bass

Daniel Hyde, organ

BBC Singers

London Sinfonietta

David Atherton, conductor.

The BBC Singers and the London Sinfonietta perform music by Stravinsky and Bach.

2010, Prom 28: Bcmg/george Benjamin20100806

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Composer George Benjamin, fifty this year, has been at the centre of musical life in the UK for three decades, and in this Late Night Prom he conducts music by three generations of British composers alongside a new work by a contemporary Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen, whose Wald (Forest) takes its cue from a theme on the composer's own instrument, the horn.

Oliver Knussen: Two Organa

Hans Abrahamsen: Wald (BBC co-commission with Asko Schonberg: UK premiere)

Luke Bedford: Or voit tout en aventure

George Benjamin: Three Inventions

Claire Booth, soprano

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

George Benjamin, conductor.

Composer George Benjamin conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

2010, Prom 28: Bcmg/george Benjamin20100806

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Composer George Benjamin, fifty this year, has been at the centre of musical life in the UK for three decades, and in this Late Night Prom he conducts music by three generations of British composers alongside a new work by a contemporary Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen, whose Wald (Forest) takes its cue from a theme on the composer's own instrument, the horn.

Oliver Knussen: Two Organa

Hans Abrahamsen: Wald (BBC co-commission with Asko Schonberg: UK premiere)

Luke Bedford: Or voit tout en aventure

George Benjamin: Three Inventions

Claire Booth, soprano

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

George Benjamin, conductor.

Composer George Benjamin conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

2010, Prom 30 - Bbc Symphony Chorus And London Brass20100808

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch.

Choral music with a French flavour in this Prom matinee with the BBC Symphony Chorus conducted by its Director, Stephen Jackson.

Bookends to the programme are two masterworks from the 20th century a cappella choral repertoire.

Daniel-Lesur's Le Cantique de Cantiques, composed in 1953, is a beautifully-shaped and lusciously-scored setting of words from the Biblical Song of Songs, in which the eroticism of the ancient texts is portrayed in music of dreamy sensuality.

Poulenc's Figure Humaine confronts the dark reality of life in Occupied France and is one of the most thrilling moments in the entire choral repertoire.

In between, two works for brass by Toru Takemitsu - music of harmonic elegance and dream-like stillness, and a new piece by Stephen Montague, exploring the joys of language and human utterance.

Daniel-Lesur: Le cantique des cantiques

Takemitsu: Garden Rain*

Stephen Montague: Wilful Chants (BBC commission: world premiere)

Takemitsu: Signals from Heaven*

Poulenc: Figure humaine

BBC Symphony Chorus

Soloists from Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir

London Brass

O Duo

Stephen Jackson (conductor)

*Andrew Crowley (conductor)

EXTRA NOTES:

Poulenc's Figure Humaine confronts the dark reality of life in Occupied France and Composed to be performed on the long-awaited day of liberation, Poulenc's cantata - setting words by poet-turned-Resistance-member Paul Eluard - is a paean to his homeland, culminating in a hymn to liberty which is one of the most thrilling moments in the entire choral repertoire.

Toru Takemitsu - though Japanese - counted Claude Debussy as a major influence and his music, like much of Debussy's, has a harmonic elegance and dream-like stillness.

In contrast, Stephen Montague's new piece - a BBC commission here receiving its first performance - is an energetic exploration of the joys of language and human utterance, a virtuoso tapestry of many different world languages and even some that don't exist!

BBC Symphony Chorus in Daniel-Lesur, Poulenc, Takemitsu and Stephen Montague.

2010, Prom 30 - Bbc Symphony Chorus And London Brass20100808

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch.

Choral music with a French flavour in this Prom matinee with the BBC Symphony Chorus conducted by its Director, Stephen Jackson.

Bookends to the programme are two masterworks from the 20th century a cappella choral repertoire.

Daniel-Lesur's Le Cantique de Cantiques, composed in 1953, is a beautifully-shaped and lusciously-scored setting of words from the Biblical Song of Songs, in which the eroticism of the ancient texts is portrayed in music of dreamy sensuality.

Poulenc's Figure Humaine confronts the dark reality of life in Occupied France and is one of the most thrilling moments in the entire choral repertoire.

In between, two works for brass by Toru Takemitsu - music of harmonic elegance and dream-like stillness, and a new piece by Stephen Montague, exploring the joys of language and human utterance.

Daniel-Lesur: Le cantique des cantiques

Takemitsu: Garden Rain*

Stephen Montague: Wilful Chants (BBC commission: world premiere)

Takemitsu: Signals from Heaven*

Poulenc: Figure humaine

BBC Symphony Chorus

Soloists from Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir

London Brass

O Duo

Stephen Jackson (conductor)

*Andrew Crowley (conductor)

EXTRA NOTES:

Poulenc's Figure Humaine confronts the dark reality of life in Occupied France and Composed to be performed on the long-awaited day of liberation, Poulenc's cantata - setting words by poet-turned-Resistance-member Paul Eluard - is a paean to his homeland, culminating in a hymn to liberty which is one of the most thrilling moments in the entire choral repertoire.

Toru Takemitsu - though Japanese - counted Claude Debussy as a major influence and his music, like much of Debussy's, has a harmonic elegance and dream-like stillness.

In contrast, Stephen Montague's new piece - a BBC commission here receiving its first performance - is an energetic exploration of the joys of language and human utterance, a virtuoso tapestry of many different world languages and even some that don't exist!

BBC Symphony Chorus in Daniel-Lesur, Poulenc, Takemitsu and Stephen Montague.

2010, Prom 33 - Ilham Al Madfai And Friends20100809

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Lucy Duran.

Two generations interpreting Iraqi music for a contemporary audience: Pioneering Iraqi singer and guitarist Ilham Al Madfai and his group play his own songs and traditional Iraqi favourites, and are joined by Ilham's student, oud player Khyam Allami.

Damascus-born and London-raised, Khyam is the first student of Radio 3's World Routes Academy.

The music promises to be rhythmically powerful, as the band includes not only a Western-style bass guitar and drum kit rhythm section, but also two additional percussionists.

Traditional Iraqi instruments the joza (spike fiddle) and qanun (zither) are also included in the line-up.

Ilham Al Madfai (guitar/vocals)

Khyam Allami (oud)

Saro Kevorkian (drums)

Faisal Ghazi; Walid Kamel (oriental percussion)

Andrea Piccioni (percussion)

Omar Bashir (oud)

Azad Omar Mohammed (ney)

Jamil Al Asadi (qanoon)

Luca Scansani (electric bass)

EXTRA NOTES:

Ilham Al-Madfai was once known as the Beatle of Baghdad.

He formed his first band in the 1960s, the first band in Iraq that used "modern" instruments in playing Arabic music.

His family was against his involvement in music, and sent him to London to study architecture.

But he continued to perform with a group, particularly at Cafe Baghdad in London.

Leading musicians attended his gigs including Paul Mccartney, Donovan and Georgie Fame.

Ilham returned to Iraq to develop his musical career.

He introduced Spanish guitar rhythms from Andalusia to Iraqi folk song, appealing to a newer, younger audience.

He reached a peak in popularity during the 70s, becoming Iraq's most popular musician of the time.

Iraqi singer/guitarist Ilham Al Madfai and oud player Khyam Allami play Iraqi favourites.

2010, Prom 33 - Ilham Al Madfai And Friends20100809

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Lucy Duran.

Two generations interpreting Iraqi music for a contemporary audience: Pioneering Iraqi singer and guitarist Ilham Al Madfai and his group play his own songs and traditional Iraqi favourites, and are joined by Ilham's student, oud player Khyam Allami.

Damascus-born and London-raised, Khyam is the first student of Radio 3's World Routes Academy.

The music promises to be rhythmically powerful, as the band includes not only a Western-style bass guitar and drum kit rhythm section, but also two additional percussionists.

Traditional Iraqi instruments the joza (spike fiddle) and qanun (zither) are also included in the line-up.

Ilham Al Madfai (guitar/vocals)

Khyam Allami (oud)

Saro Kevorkian (drums)

Faisal Ghazi; Walid Kamel (oriental percussion)

Andrea Piccioni (percussion)

Omar Bashir (oud)

Azad Omar Mohammed (ney)

Jamil Al Asadi (qanoon)

Luca Scansani (electric bass)

EXTRA NOTES:

Ilham Al-Madfai was once known as the Beatle of Baghdad.

He formed his first band in the 1960s, the first band in Iraq that used "modern" instruments in playing Arabic music.

His family was against his involvement in music, and sent him to London to study architecture.

But he continued to perform with a group, particularly at Cafe Baghdad in London.

Leading musicians attended his gigs including Paul Mccartney, Donovan and Georgie Fame.

Ilham returned to Iraq to develop his musical career.

He introduced Spanish guitar rhythms from Andalusia to Iraqi folk song, appealing to a newer, younger audience.

He reached a peak in popularity during the 70s, becoming Iraq's most popular musician of the time.

Iraqi singer/guitarist Ilham Al Madfai and oud player Khyam Allami play Iraqi favourites.

2010, Prom 43 - Part: St John Passion20100817

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The thoughtful, dignified, spacious music of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has become one of the most distinctive sounds in contemporary music, and this evening's Late Night Prom presents a performance of a choral work which summarises his unassuming and deceptively simple style - a setting of the Christian Passion narrative from the Gospel according to St John.

Arvo Pärt : St John Passion

Andrew Kennedy (tenor - Pilate)

Brindley Sherratt (baritone - Jesus)

Iain Farrington (organ)

Endymion

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor)

Extra notes:

Pärt's St John Passion is not a work in which the harrowing events of Christ's arrest, trial, crucifixion and death are used as the vehicle for large-scale, overly dramatic musical gestures.

Rather, the piece makes its impact through quiet understatement and ritualised intensity - the music only occasionally raising its voice.

In our noisy, over-emotionalised, hyper-sensitive contemporary world Pärt's piece takes us to a place of deep contemplation and solemn ceremony - sounding both fresh and modern, and - at the same time - as if it springs from some great well of primeval music.

An unforgettable late-night listen, which will turn the great spaces of the Albert Hall into something like an ancient Romanesque basilica...

David Hill conducts the BBC Singers and soloists in Arvo Part's St John Passion.

2010, Prom 43 - Part: St John Passion20100817

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The thoughtful, dignified, spacious music of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has become one of the most distinctive sounds in contemporary music, and this evening's Late Night Prom presents a performance of a choral work which summarises his unassuming and deceptively simple style - a setting of the Christian Passion narrative from the Gospel according to St John.

Arvo Pärt : St John Passion

Andrew Kennedy (tenor - Pilate)

Brindley Sherratt (baritone - Jesus)

Iain Farrington (organ)

Endymion

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor)

Extra notes:

Pärt's St John Passion is not a work in which the harrowing events of Christ's arrest, trial, crucifixion and death are used as the vehicle for large-scale, overly dramatic musical gestures.

Rather, the piece makes its impact through quiet understatement and ritualised intensity - the music only occasionally raising its voice.

In our noisy, over-emotionalised, hyper-sensitive contemporary world Pärt's piece takes us to a place of deep contemplation and solemn ceremony - sounding both fresh and modern, and - at the same time - as if it springs from some great well of primeval music.

An unforgettable late-night listen, which will turn the great spaces of the Albert Hall into something like an ancient Romanesque basilica...

David Hill conducts the BBC Singers and soloists in Arvo Part's St John Passion.

2010, Prom 47 - Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra20100820

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Experimental music of the 1960s and 1970s from American pioneers John Cage and Morton Feldman, and British heroes of the movement, Cornelius Cardew and Howard Skempton, whose music was as individual and inventive as their Stateside counterparts.

John Cage: First Construction (in Metal)

Cardew: Bun No.

1 (London premiere)

Howard Skempton: Lento

Feldman: Piano and Orchestra (London premiere)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

John Tilbury (piano)

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

The BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov perform British and American experimental music.

2010, Prom 47 - Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra20100820

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Experimental music of the 1960s and 1970s from American pioneers John Cage and Morton Feldman, and British heroes of the movement, Cornelius Cardew and Howard Skempton, whose music was as individual and inventive as their Stateside counterparts.

John Cage: First Construction (in Metal)

Cardew: Bun No.

1 (London premiere)

Howard Skempton: Lento

Feldman: Piano and Orchestra (London premiere)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

John Tilbury (piano)

Ilan Volkov (conductor).

The BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov perform British and American experimental music.

2010, Prom 55 - Jamie Cullum20100826

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Jazz singer, songwriter and pianist Jamie Cullum is joined by the Heritage Orchestra to perform a set of classic number is this Late Night Prom.

Cullum has spent the last 10 years forging his own unique brand of music, influenced by pop, rock and electronica, but always with jazz at its core.

Tonight he is joined by the Heritage Orchestra - a 40-piece line-up originally formed to play at London's Cargo club, and always found at the cutting edge of boundary-crossing musical projects.

Singer, songwriter and pianist Jamie Cullum reworks classic numbers in his own jazz style.

2010, Prom 55 - Jamie Cullum20100826

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Jazz singer, songwriter and pianist Jamie Cullum is joined by the Heritage Orchestra to perform a set of classic number is this Late Night Prom.

Cullum has spent the last 10 years forging his own unique brand of music, influenced by pop, rock and electronica, but always with jazz at its core.

Tonight he is joined by the Heritage Orchestra - a 40-piece line-up originally formed to play at London's Cargo club, and always found at the cutting edge of boundary-crossing musical projects.

Singer, songwriter and pianist Jamie Cullum reworks classic numbers in his own jazz style.

2010, Prom 62, Hindemith, Mahler, Bruckner - Part 220100901

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Proms welcomes the last of its youth orchestras for this season.

The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra was founded 25 years ago by Claudio Abbado and nowadays chooses from among the world's leading conductors for its tours.

The veteran Swedish maestro Herbert Blomstedt has made something of a speciality of the music of Hindemith and Bruckner and the concert features symphonies by both composers - the orchestral work that Hindemith based on his opera about 'Mathis the Painter' and Bruckner's final unfinished masterpiece.

Between these symphonies, the leading German baritone Christian Gerhaher sings Mahler's youthful 'Songs of a Wayfarer', telling of a young man's unrequited love.

Bruckner: Symphony No.

9 in D minor

Christian Gerhaher, baritone

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 16th September at 2.00pm.

Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Gustav Mahler Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony No 9.

2010, Prom 62, Hindemith, Mahler, Bruckner - Part 220100901

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Proms welcomes the last of its youth orchestras for this season.

The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra was founded 25 years ago by Claudio Abbado and nowadays chooses from among the world's leading conductors for its tours.

The veteran Swedish maestro Herbert Blomstedt has made something of a speciality of the music of Hindemith and Bruckner and the concert features symphonies by both composers - the orchestral work that Hindemith based on his opera about 'Mathis the Painter' and Bruckner's final unfinished masterpiece.

Between these symphonies, the leading German baritone Christian Gerhaher sings Mahler's youthful 'Songs of a Wayfarer', telling of a young man's unrequited love.

Bruckner: Symphony No.

9 in D minor

Christian Gerhaher, baritone

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 16th September at 2.00pm.

Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Gustav Mahler Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony No 9.

2010, Prom 64: Wf Bach, Arne, Pergolesi20100902

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

The Early Opera Company and its conductor Christian Curnyn feature three composers born in 1710 who straddled the divide between the baroque and classical styles.

Thomas Arne was the leading figure in London in his day, and his symphonies show off the latest trends in taste and refinement.

JS Bach's eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann, showed great promise, but had a disappointingly uneven career, although his music forged a new path.

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, a work of great lyrical beauty, is still as popular today as it was in the composer's tragically short lifetime.

W.

F.

Bach: Sinfonia in D minor

Arne: Symphony No.

4 in C minor

Pergolesi: Stabat mater

Elizabeth Watts, soprano

Anna Stephany, mezzo-soprano

Early Opera Company

Christian Curnyn, conductor.

The Early Opera Company performs works by Arne, WF Bach and Pergolesi.

2010, Prom 64: Wf Bach, Arne, Pergolesi20100902

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

The Early Opera Company and its conductor Christian Curnyn feature three composers born in 1710 who straddled the divide between the baroque and classical styles.

Thomas Arne was the leading figure in London in his day, and his symphonies show off the latest trends in taste and refinement.

JS Bach's eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann, showed great promise, but had a disappointingly uneven career, although his music forged a new path.

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, a work of great lyrical beauty, is still as popular today as it was in the composer's tragically short lifetime.

W.

F.

Bach: Sinfonia in D minor

Arne: Symphony No.

4 in C minor

Pergolesi: Stabat mater

Elizabeth Watts, soprano

Anna Stephany, mezzo-soprano

Early Opera Company

Christian Curnyn, conductor.

The Early Opera Company performs works by Arne, WF Bach and Pergolesi.

2010, Prom 70: Ensemble Matheus20100906

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The musicians of Ensemble Matheus from Brittany in the far west of France have been making a name for themselves in recent years with their thrilling performances of Baroque music.

Tonight they make their Proms debut with their founder-director Jean-Christophe Spinosi in music from the heart of their repertory, by Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi.

Celebrated French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux join the group for arias and duets by Handel and one of his greatest operatic rivals in early eighteenth-century London, Nicola Porpora - including music he wrote for the famous castrato Farinelli.

Handel: Julius Caesar - Empiro dirò tu sei

Vivaldi: La fida ninfa - 'Aure lievi, che spirate'

Vivaldi: Orlando furioso - 'Sol da te, mio dolce amore' & 'Sorge l'irato nembo'

Telemann: Concerto in E minor for recorder, flute and strings

Porpora: Polifemo - 'Alto Giove'

Vivaldi: Orlando furioso - 'Ah sleale...Io ti getto elmo'

Vivaldi: Concerto for two violins in D major, RV 513

Vivaldi: La fida ninfa - 'Dimmi pastore'

Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto)

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)

Laurence Paugam (violin)

Alexis Kossenko (recorder)

Jean-Marc Goujon (flute)

Ensemble Matheus

Jean-Christophe Spinosi (violin/director).

Ensemble Matheus and singers in baroque works by Handel, Vivaldi, Porpora, Telemann.

2010, Prom 70: Ensemble Matheus20100906

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The musicians of Ensemble Matheus from Brittany in the far west of France have been making a name for themselves in recent years with their thrilling performances of Baroque music.

Tonight they make their Proms debut with their founder-director Jean-Christophe Spinosi in music from the heart of their repertory, by Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi.

Celebrated French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux join the group for arias and duets by Handel and one of his greatest operatic rivals in early eighteenth-century London, Nicola Porpora - including music he wrote for the famous castrato Farinelli.

Handel: Julius Caesar - Empiro dirò tu sei

Vivaldi: La fida ninfa - 'Aure lievi, che spirate'

Vivaldi: Orlando furioso - 'Sol da te, mio dolce amore' & 'Sorge l'irato nembo'

Telemann: Concerto in E minor for recorder, flute and strings

Porpora: Polifemo - 'Alto Giove'

Vivaldi: Orlando furioso - 'Ah sleale...Io ti getto elmo'

Vivaldi: Concerto for two violins in D major, RV 513

Vivaldi: La fida ninfa - 'Dimmi pastore'

Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto)

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)

Laurence Paugam (violin)

Alexis Kossenko (recorder)

Jean-Marc Goujon (flute)

Ensemble Matheus

Jean-Christophe Spinosi (violin/director).

Ensemble Matheus and singers in baroque works by Handel, Vivaldi, Porpora, Telemann.

2010, Prom 73 - Penguin Cafe
2010, Prom 73 - Penguin Cafe
2010, Prom 75 - Monteverdi's Vespers20100910

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in Monteverdi's resplendent Vespers.

Published 400 years ago in 1610, Monteverdi's choral masterpiece is a glorious summation of the different styles of Venetian church music of the 1600s.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir make the most of the vast spaces of the Royal Albert Hall to perform the music with which they made their Proms debut in 1968.

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

The London Oratory Junior Choir & The Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner in Monteverdi: Vespers.

2010, Prom 75 - Monteverdi's Vespers20100910

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in Monteverdi's resplendent Vespers.

Published 400 years ago in 1610, Monteverdi's choral masterpiece is a glorious summation of the different styles of Venetian church music of the 1600s.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir make the most of the vast spaces of the Royal Albert Hall to perform the music with which they made their Proms debut in 1968.

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

The London Oratory Junior Choir & The Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner in Monteverdi: Vespers.

2010, Prom 76, Last Night Of The Proms20101231

From the BBC Proms 2010

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

Another chance to hear the traditional Last Night festivities as Jirí Belohlàvek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform an evening of great music, vivid colour and occasional noises-off.

Adding the solo glamour are American soprano Renée Fleming and Ukrainian born viola player Maxim Rysanov each acknowledged for the excellence of their music making as well as their on-stage elegance.

Known for her roles as great operatic heroines, Fleming sings a series of intimate songs by Richard Strauss and what is perhaps her signature piece - Rusalka's romantic entreaty to the moon.

Rysanov, a current Radio 3 New Generation Artist, performs his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme and movements from Vaughan Williams rarely-heard Viola Suite.

Other works include the premiere of Jonathan Dove's joyous setting of a poem by Walt Whitman, Tchaikovsky's sun-drenched homage to Italy and there's an opportunity for the combined forces of the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus to shine in Parry's much loved choral ode.

All this and the traditional Last Night fare make this one of the musical highlights of the year.

Jonathan Dove: A Song of Joys (BBC Commission - world premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien

Tchaikovsky arr.

Rysanov: Variations on a Rococo Theme

Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

R.

Strauss: Verführung, Op.

33.

No.

1

Strauss: Freundliche Vision, Op.

48 No.

Strauss: Ständchen, Op.

17 No.

2

Strauss: Winterweihe, Op.

48.

4

Strauss: Zueignung, Op.

10 No.

Chabrier: Joyeuse Marche

Smetana: Dalibor - "Dobra! Já mu je dam!...

Jak je mi?"

Dvorak: Rusalka - Song to the Moon

Vaughan Williams: Suite for viola and small orchestra - Prelude; Galop

Wagner: Lohengrin - Bridal Chorus

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

Trad, arr.

Nic Raine: Fisher's Hornpipe

Arne arr.

Sargent: Rule, Britannia!

Parry, orch.

Elgar: Jerusalem

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.

1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')

The National Anthem

Auld Lang Syne

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

Jirí Belohlàvek (conductor).

Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein present 2010's Last Night of the Proms.

2010, Prom 76, Last Night Of The Proms20101231

From the BBC Proms 2010

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

Another chance to hear the traditional Last Night festivities as Jirí Belohlàvek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform an evening of great music, vivid colour and occasional noises-off.

Adding the solo glamour are American soprano Renée Fleming and Ukrainian born viola player Maxim Rysanov each acknowledged for the excellence of their music making as well as their on-stage elegance.

Known for her roles as great operatic heroines, Fleming sings a series of intimate songs by Richard Strauss and what is perhaps her signature piece - Rusalka's romantic entreaty to the moon.

Rysanov, a current Radio 3 New Generation Artist, performs his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme and movements from Vaughan Williams rarely-heard Viola Suite.

Other works include the premiere of Jonathan Dove's joyous setting of a poem by Walt Whitman, Tchaikovsky's sun-drenched homage to Italy and there's an opportunity for the combined forces of the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus to shine in Parry's much loved choral ode.

All this and the traditional Last Night fare make this one of the musical highlights of the year.

Jonathan Dove: A Song of Joys (BBC Commission - world premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien

Tchaikovsky arr.

Rysanov: Variations on a Rococo Theme

Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

R.

Strauss: Verführung, Op.

33.

No.

1

Strauss: Freundliche Vision, Op.

48 No.

Strauss: Ständchen, Op.

17 No.

2

Strauss: Winterweihe, Op.

48.

4

Strauss: Zueignung, Op.

10 No.

Chabrier: Joyeuse Marche

Smetana: Dalibor - "Dobra! Já mu je dam!...

Jak je mi?"

Dvorak: Rusalka - Song to the Moon

Vaughan Williams: Suite for viola and small orchestra - Prelude; Galop

Wagner: Lohengrin - Bridal Chorus

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

Trad, arr.

Nic Raine: Fisher's Hornpipe

Arne arr.

Sargent: Rule, Britannia!

Parry, orch.

Elgar: Jerusalem

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.

1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')

The National Anthem

Auld Lang Syne

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

Jirí Belohlàvek (conductor).

Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein present 2010's Last Night of the Proms.

2010, Proms 38 - Bach Organ Music20100814

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

The mighty Father Willis organ of the Albert Hall is unleashed by David Briggs, Organist Emeritus at Gloucester Cathedral, for the third of today's Bach Proms.

The programme starts with two contrasting original works for the instrument - a small-scale chorale prelude based on the Advent hymn "Sleepers Wake", preceded by the great Passacaglia in C minor: twenty-one variations and a fugue founded on a repeated bass line.

Three pieces demonstrate the organ's traditional role playing transcriptions of orchestral works - a role extending back to Bach's own day - including the cantata movement 'Sheep may safely graze', and David Briggs's own arrangement of the best known of Bach's orchestral suites, including the popular 'Air on the G String'.

Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme', BWV 645

Bach, arr.

Stainton B Taylor: Aria 'Schafe können sicher weiden', BWV 208

Virgil Fox:'Komm, süsser Tod', BWV 478

David Briggs:Orchestral Suite No.

3 in D major, BWV 1068

David Briggs (organ).

David Briggs gives a Bach organ recital, featuring original works and arrangements.

2010, Proms 38 - Bach Organ Music20100814

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

The mighty Father Willis organ of the Albert Hall is unleashed by David Briggs, Organist Emeritus at Gloucester Cathedral, for the third of today's Bach Proms.

The programme starts with two contrasting original works for the instrument - a small-scale chorale prelude based on the Advent hymn "Sleepers Wake", preceded by the great Passacaglia in C minor: twenty-one variations and a fugue founded on a repeated bass line.

Three pieces demonstrate the organ's traditional role playing transcriptions of orchestral works - a role extending back to Bach's own day - including the cantata movement 'Sheep may safely graze', and David Briggs's own arrangement of the best known of Bach's orchestral suites, including the popular 'Air on the G String'.

Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme', BWV 645

Bach, arr.

Stainton B Taylor: Aria 'Schafe können sicher weiden', BWV 208

Virgil Fox:'Komm, süsser Tod', BWV 478

David Briggs:Orchestral Suite No.

3 in D major, BWV 1068

David Briggs (organ).

David Briggs gives a Bach organ recital, featuring original works and arrangements.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 01 - Schubert Songs, Schumann's Dichterliebe20100719

Live from the Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Schumann's bicentenary is celebrated in this first Chamber Prom of the season with the composer at his most intimate and poignant in the sixteen Heine settings of Dichterliebe - 'A Poet's Love' - which trace a poet's increasing dejection as he reflects upon his imagined love.

They are performed by one of Britain's foremost tenors, Mark Padmore, partnered by the pianist Imogen Cooper and their programme also includes a sequence of songs by Schubert and one of his lively piano miniatures.

Schubert: Die Forelle, D550

Des Fischers Liebesglück, D933

Vor meiner Wiege, D927

Die Sterne, D939

Drei Klavierstücke D946 - No 3 in C major

Schumann: Dichterliebe, op 48

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Imogen Cooper (piano)

This Prom will be repeated on Saturday 24th July at 2pm.

Mark Padmore and Imogen Cooper perform Schubert songs and Schumann's Dichterliebe.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 01 - Schubert Songs, Schumann's Dichterliebe20100719

Live from the Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Schumann's bicentenary is celebrated in this first Chamber Prom of the season with the composer at his most intimate and poignant in the sixteen Heine settings of Dichterliebe - 'A Poet's Love' - which trace a poet's increasing dejection as he reflects upon his imagined love.

They are performed by one of Britain's foremost tenors, Mark Padmore, partnered by the pianist Imogen Cooper and their programme also includes a sequence of songs by Schubert and one of his lively piano miniatures.

Schubert: Die Forelle, D550

Des Fischers Liebesglück, D933

Vor meiner Wiege, D927

Die Sterne, D939

Drei Klavierstücke D946 - No 3 in C major

Schumann: Dichterliebe, op 48

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Imogen Cooper (piano)

This Prom will be repeated on Saturday 24th July at 2pm.

Mark Padmore and Imogen Cooper perform Schubert songs and Schumann's Dichterliebe.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 02: Francesco Piemontesi And Navarra Quartet20100731

Presented by Catherine Bott

A recital featuring Radio 3 New Generation Artists Francesco Piemontesi and Navarra Quartet.

A selection of Debussy's miniature piano masterpieces, his Preludes, is followed by Haydn's String Quartet op 20 no 3 in G minor.

Then the performers come together for Schumann's melodic and passionate Piano Quintet.

Debussy: Preludes: La fille aux cheveux de lin; Les collines d'Anacapri; La Terrasse des audiences; Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest

Haydn: String Quartet op 20 no 3 in G minor

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.

44

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

Navarra Quartet.

Pianist Francesco Piemontesi and the Navarra Quartet play Debussy, Haydn and Schumann.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 02: Francesco Piemontesi And Navarra Quartet20100731

Presented by Catherine Bott

A recital featuring Radio 3 New Generation Artists Francesco Piemontesi and Navarra Quartet.

A selection of Debussy's miniature piano masterpieces, his Preludes, is followed by Haydn's String Quartet op 20 no 3 in G minor.

Then the performers come together for Schumann's melodic and passionate Piano Quintet.

Debussy: Preludes: La fille aux cheveux de lin; Les collines d'Anacapri; La Terrasse des audiences; Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest

Haydn: String Quartet op 20 no 3 in G minor

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.

44

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

Navarra Quartet.

Pianist Francesco Piemontesi and the Navarra Quartet play Debussy, Haydn and Schumann.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 03 - Christensson, Neven, Eijsackers20100807

Live from Cadogan Hall

Presented by Catherine Bott

Two of Radio 3's current New Generation Artists celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Wolf with some of his greatest songs - the German translations of Italian poetry that make up his Italienishes Liederbuch.

The Swedish soprano Malin Christensson and the Dutch baritone Henk Neven, partnered by pianist Hans Eijsackers, combine these with the more sombre sound of Brahms in settings of Heinrich Heine, and the expressive melodies of Berg, which push the boundaries of Romantic Lieder.

Brahms: Four settings of Heine:

Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze!, Op.

71 No.

1;

Sommerabend, Op.

85 No.

Mondenschein, Op.

2;

Meerfahrt, Op.

96 No.

4

Berg:Seven Early Songs

Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch - selection

Malin Christensson, soprano

Henk Neven, baritone

Hans Eijsackers, piano.

Malin Christensson (soprano) and Henk Neven (baritone) perform Brahms, Berg and Wolf.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 03 - Christensson, Neven, Eijsackers20100807

Live from Cadogan Hall

Presented by Catherine Bott

Two of Radio 3's current New Generation Artists celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Wolf with some of his greatest songs - the German translations of Italian poetry that make up his Italienishes Liederbuch.

The Swedish soprano Malin Christensson and the Dutch baritone Henk Neven, partnered by pianist Hans Eijsackers, combine these with the more sombre sound of Brahms in settings of Heinrich Heine, and the expressive melodies of Berg, which push the boundaries of Romantic Lieder.

Brahms: Four settings of Heine:

Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze!, Op.

71 No.

1;

Sommerabend, Op.

85 No.

Mondenschein, Op.

2;

Meerfahrt, Op.

96 No.

4

Berg:Seven Early Songs

Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch - selection

Malin Christensson, soprano

Henk Neven, baritone

Hans Eijsackers, piano.

Malin Christensson (soprano) and Henk Neven (baritone) perform Brahms, Berg and Wolf.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 04 - Musica Ad Rhenum20100809

2010

Live from the Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott.

As a taster to Saturday's Bach Day, the Amsterdam-based Musica ad Rhenum directed by Jed Wentz perform a programme of chamber music by Bach, and two of his sons.

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and his Flute Sonata and Keyboard Fantasia can be heard along side a Trio Sonata by his younger brother, Carl Philipp Emanuel.

The concert begins and ends with the head of the Bach family dynasty, Johann Sebastian, including the richly resonant Trio Sonata from his Musical Offering - a tribute to King Frederick the Great

JS Bach: Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1038

WF Bach: Flute Sonata in E minor, BR B17

CPE Bach: Trio Sonata in C major, W149

WF Bach: Keyboard Fantasia in E minor, BR A24

JS Bach: Musical Offering - Trio Sonata

Musica ad Rhenum

Jed Wentz (flute/director).

Musica ad Rhenum in music by Bach and his sons Wilhelm Friedrich and Carl Philipp Emanuel.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 04 - Musica Ad Rhenum20100809

2010

Live from the Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott.

As a taster to Saturday's Bach Day, the Amsterdam-based Musica ad Rhenum directed by Jed Wentz perform a programme of chamber music by Bach, and two of his sons.

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and his Flute Sonata and Keyboard Fantasia can be heard along side a Trio Sonata by his younger brother, Carl Philipp Emanuel.

The concert begins and ends with the head of the Bach family dynasty, Johann Sebastian, including the richly resonant Trio Sonata from his Musical Offering - a tribute to King Frederick the Great

JS Bach: Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1038

WF Bach: Flute Sonata in E minor, BR B17

CPE Bach: Trio Sonata in C major, W149

WF Bach: Keyboard Fantasia in E minor, BR A24

JS Bach: Musical Offering - Trio Sonata

Musica ad Rhenum

Jed Wentz (flute/director).

Musica ad Rhenum in music by Bach and his sons Wilhelm Friedrich and Carl Philipp Emanuel.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 05 - Julia Fischer, Milana Chernyavska20100816

BBC Proms 2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Following her Proms performance of Shostakovich's 1st Concerto last night, violinist Julia Fischer plays a more intimate concert of chamber works.

Her recital starts with the technically demanding but intensely expressive first solo sonata by Belgian virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe, and then she is joined by regular chamber partner Milana Chernyavska to perform the large-scale and Romantically turbulent sonata by César Franck.

Ysaÿe: Sonata No.

1 in G minor for solo violin

Franck: Sonata in A major for violin and piano

Julia Fischer (violin)

Milana Chernyavska (piano)

This Prom is repeated on Saturday 21st August at 2pm.

Catherine Bott presents Julia Fischer (violin) in music by Ysaye and Franck.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 05 - Julia Fischer, Milana Chernyavska20100816

BBC Proms 2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Following her Proms performance of Shostakovich's 1st Concerto last night, violinist Julia Fischer plays a more intimate concert of chamber works.

Her recital starts with the technically demanding but intensely expressive first solo sonata by Belgian virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe, and then she is joined by regular chamber partner Milana Chernyavska to perform the large-scale and Romantically turbulent sonata by César Franck.

Ysaÿe: Sonata No.

1 in G minor for solo violin

Franck: Sonata in A major for violin and piano

Julia Fischer (violin)

Milana Chernyavska (piano)

This Prom is repeated on Saturday 21st August at 2pm.

Catherine Bott presents Julia Fischer (violin) in music by Ysaye and Franck.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 05 - Julia Fischer, Milana Chernyavska20100821

Catherine Bott presents Julia Fischer (violin) in music by Ysaye and Franck.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 05 - Julia Fischer, Milana Chernyavska20100821

Catherine Bott presents Julia Fischer (violin) in music by Ysaye and Franck.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 06: Stile Antico20100823

CHAMBER MUSIC 2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The young British vocal ensemble Stile Antico perform The Song of Songs - sensuous polyphonic music from the courts of Renaissance Europe.

The programme celebrates some of the greatest composers of the age, with works by Ceballos, Clemens non Papa, Gombert, Guerrero, Lassus, Palestrina, Praetorius, Victoria and Vivanco, interspersed with plainchant.

Repeated on Saturday 28th August at 2.00pm.

Vocal ensemble Stile Antico in Renaissance polyphony setting texts from the Song of Songs.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 06: Stile Antico20100823

CHAMBER MUSIC 2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The young British vocal ensemble Stile Antico perform The Song of Songs - sensuous polyphonic music from the courts of Renaissance Europe.

The programme celebrates some of the greatest composers of the age, with works by Ceballos, Clemens non Papa, Gombert, Guerrero, Lassus, Palestrina, Praetorius, Victoria and Vivanco, interspersed with plainchant.

Repeated on Saturday 28th August at 2.00pm.

Vocal ensemble Stile Antico in Renaissance polyphony setting texts from the Song of Songs.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 06: Stile Antico20100828

Vocal ensemble Stile Antico in Renaissance polyphony setting texts from the Song of Songs.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 06: Stile Antico20100828

Vocal ensemble Stile Antico in Renaissance polyphony setting texts from the Song of Songs.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 07 - Lars Vogt20100830

2010

Live from the Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott.

Following his Proms performance of Grieg's Concerto last night, pianist Lars Vogt plays a more intimate concert of chamber works.

The recital begins with Janacek's impressionistic last major piano work, it's 'mistiness' captured in these miniatures by evocative harmonies and constantly shifting perspectives.

Schubert's Sonata is by contrast one of his more expansive solo works in which the easy-going tone is interrupted by anguished outbursts, though the mood lightens again for the playful conclusion.

Janacek: In the Mists

Schubert: Piano Sonata in G major, D894

Lars Vogt, piano

This Prom will be repeated on Saturday 4th September at 2.00pm.

Lars Vogt (piano) performs Janacek's In the Mists and Schubert's Piano Sonata in G, D894.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 07 - Lars Vogt20100830

2010

Live from the Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott.

Following his Proms performance of Grieg's Concerto last night, pianist Lars Vogt plays a more intimate concert of chamber works.

The recital begins with Janacek's impressionistic last major piano work, it's 'mistiness' captured in these miniatures by evocative harmonies and constantly shifting perspectives.

Schubert's Sonata is by contrast one of his more expansive solo works in which the easy-going tone is interrupted by anguished outbursts, though the mood lightens again for the playful conclusion.

Janacek: In the Mists

Schubert: Piano Sonata in G major, D894

Lars Vogt, piano

This Prom will be repeated on Saturday 4th September at 2.00pm.

Lars Vogt (piano) performs Janacek's In the Mists and Schubert's Piano Sonata in G, D894.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 07 - Lars Vogt20100904

Lars Vogt (piano) performs Janacek's In the Mists and Schubert's Piano Sonata in G, D894.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 07 - Lars Vogt20100904

Lars Vogt (piano) performs Janacek's In the Mists and Schubert's Piano Sonata in G, D894.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 08 - Le Poeme Harmonique20100906

2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Vibrant French ensemble Le Poème Harmonique and their director Vincent Dumestre conjure up the carnivalesque atmosphere of 17th century Venice, where the streets and palaces provided a cultural melting pot for both popular and artistic styles of the day.

Along with Claudio Monteverdi's expressive 'Lament of the Nymph', there's music by lesser-known contemporaries Benedetto Ferrari and Francesco Manelli, the first composer to write operas for the paying public as opposed to the privileged court.

Monteverdi: Lamento della ninfa

Monteverdi: Dormo Ancora (from Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patrria)

Marini: Sonata terza

Manelli: Bergamasca: La Barchetta passaggiera

Manelli: Canzonetta: Sguardo lusinghiero

Manelli: Jacara: Aria alla napolitana

Manelli: Ciaccona: Acceso mio core

Ferrari: Chi non sa come Amor

Ferrari: Son ruinato, appassionato

Anon: Villanella ch'all'acqua vai

Le Poème Harmonique

Vincent Dumestre (theorbo/baroque guitar/director)

This Prom will be repeated on Saturday 11th September at 2.00pm.

Vincent Dumestre directs le Poeme Harmonique in carnival music from 17th-century Venice.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 08 - Le Poeme Harmonique20100906

2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Vibrant French ensemble Le Poème Harmonique and their director Vincent Dumestre conjure up the carnivalesque atmosphere of 17th century Venice, where the streets and palaces provided a cultural melting pot for both popular and artistic styles of the day.

Along with Claudio Monteverdi's expressive 'Lament of the Nymph', there's music by lesser-known contemporaries Benedetto Ferrari and Francesco Manelli, the first composer to write operas for the paying public as opposed to the privileged court.

Monteverdi: Lamento della ninfa

Monteverdi: Dormo Ancora (from Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patrria)

Marini: Sonata terza

Manelli: Bergamasca: La Barchetta passaggiera

Manelli: Canzonetta: Sguardo lusinghiero

Manelli: Jacara: Aria alla napolitana

Manelli: Ciaccona: Acceso mio core

Ferrari: Chi non sa come Amor

Ferrari: Son ruinato, appassionato

Anon: Villanella ch'all'acqua vai

Le Poème Harmonique

Vincent Dumestre (theorbo/baroque guitar/director)

This Prom will be repeated on Saturday 11th September at 2.00pm.

Vincent Dumestre directs le Poeme Harmonique in carnival music from 17th-century Venice.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 08 - Le Poeme Harmonique20100911

Vincent Dumestre directs le Poeme Harmonique in carnival music from 17th-century Venice.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Pcm 08 - Le Poeme Harmonique20100911

Vincent Dumestre directs le Poeme Harmonique in carnival music from 17th-century Venice.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Psm 01 - Brandenburg Concertos20100814

BBC Proms 2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Proms Bach Day launches with the complete Brandenburg Concertos in two concerts given by the English Baroque Soloists and conductor John Eliot Gardiner.

Written for the small orchestra of fine musicians at the court of Anhalt-Cöthen, where Bach was Kapellmeister for six years from 1717, each concerto uses a different line-up of musicians.

"No other set of concertos" maintains Gardiner, "can compare with Bach's for diversity of instrument make-up, for the prominence and variety of wind instruments, or for the myriad textural contrasts this allows."

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.

1 in F major, BWV 1046

6 in B flat major, BWV 1051

4 in G major BWV 1049

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner in Bach's Brandenburg Concertos Nos 1, 4, 6.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Psm 01 - Brandenburg Concertos20100814

BBC Proms 2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Proms Bach Day launches with the complete Brandenburg Concertos in two concerts given by the English Baroque Soloists and conductor John Eliot Gardiner.

Written for the small orchestra of fine musicians at the court of Anhalt-Cöthen, where Bach was Kapellmeister for six years from 1717, each concerto uses a different line-up of musicians.

"No other set of concertos" maintains Gardiner, "can compare with Bach's for diversity of instrument make-up, for the prominence and variety of wind instruments, or for the myriad textural contrasts this allows."

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.

1 in F major, BWV 1046

6 in B flat major, BWV 1051

4 in G major BWV 1049

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner in Bach's Brandenburg Concertos Nos 1, 4, 6.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Psm 02 - Brandenburg Concertos20100814

BBC Proms 2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Proms Bach Day continues with the second concert of Brandenburg Concertos given by the English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner.

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.

3 in G major, BWV 1048

5 in D major BWV 1050

2 in F major, BWV 1047

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

English Baroque Soloists under John Eliot Gardiner in Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 3, 5, 2.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Psm 02 - Brandenburg Concertos20100814

BBC Proms 2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Proms Bach Day continues with the second concert of Brandenburg Concertos given by the English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner.

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.

3 in G major, BWV 1048

5 in D major BWV 1050

2 in F major, BWV 1047

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

English Baroque Soloists under John Eliot Gardiner in Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 3, 5, 2.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Psm 03 - I Fagiolini20100821

2010

Proms Saturday Matinee live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Two leading vocal and instrumental ensembles combine for a programme of music from the Renaissance to the present.

Britten quoted Dowland's well-known lute song in his Lachrymae, which spotlights the viola, and former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Lawrence Power also appears in Israeli composer Betty Olivero's war-torn work that draws on Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, as well as the laments of mourning women.

Meanwhile Brett Dean responds both to Carlo Gesualdo's music and to his violent temper.

Dowland: Flow, my tears

Britten: Lachrymae

Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday - 'Tristis est anima mea' (Responsory 2)

Gesualdo: Moro, lasso, al mio duolo

Brett Dean: Carlo

Monteverdi: Lamento della ninfa

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo - excerpts

Betty Olivero: Neharot, Neharot (UK Premiere)

Lawrence Power, viola

I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth, director

Britten Sinfonia,

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor.

I Fagiolini and the Britten Sinfonia in music from the Renaissance to today.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Psm 03 - I Fagiolini20100821

2010

Proms Saturday Matinee live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer.

Two leading vocal and instrumental ensembles combine for a programme of music from the Renaissance to the present.

Britten quoted Dowland's well-known lute song in his Lachrymae, which spotlights the viola, and former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Lawrence Power also appears in Israeli composer Betty Olivero's war-torn work that draws on Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, as well as the laments of mourning women.

Meanwhile Brett Dean responds both to Carlo Gesualdo's music and to his violent temper.

Dowland: Flow, my tears

Britten: Lachrymae

Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday - 'Tristis est anima mea' (Responsory 2)

Gesualdo: Moro, lasso, al mio duolo

Brett Dean: Carlo

Monteverdi: Lamento della ninfa

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo - excerpts

Betty Olivero: Neharot, Neharot (UK Premiere)

Lawrence Power, viola

I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth, director

Britten Sinfonia,

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor.

I Fagiolini and the Britten Sinfonia in music from the Renaissance to today.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Psm 04 - Nash Ensemble, Robin Holloway20100828

BBC Proms 2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

The Nash Ensemble and tenor Toby Spence perform a programme combining past and present with music by Schumann and Robin Holloway.

Robin Holloway's 5 Fantasy-Pieces frame the Schumann song-cycle that inspired them, and the concert ends with Schumann's romantic Piano Quartet.

Holloway: Fantasy-Pieces (on the Heine 'Liederkreis' of Schumann) Op.16

Schumann: Liederkreis, Op.24

Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op.47

Toby Spence, tenor

Ian Brown, piano

Nash Ensemble

Edward Gardner, conductor.

The Nash Ensemble and tenor Toby Spence perform music by Robin Holloway and Schumann.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Psm 04 - Nash Ensemble, Robin Holloway20100828

BBC Proms 2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

The Nash Ensemble and tenor Toby Spence perform a programme combining past and present with music by Schumann and Robin Holloway.

Robin Holloway's 5 Fantasy-Pieces frame the Schumann song-cycle that inspired them, and the concert ends with Schumann's romantic Piano Quartet.

Holloway: Fantasy-Pieces (on the Heine 'Liederkreis' of Schumann) Op.16

Schumann: Liederkreis, Op.24

Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op.47

Toby Spence, tenor

Ian Brown, piano

Nash Ensemble

Edward Gardner, conductor.

The Nash Ensemble and tenor Toby Spence perform music by Robin Holloway and Schumann.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Psm 05 - Bbc Singers, Endymion20100904

2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Music which casts a glance over its shoulder to the works of previous generations is the keynote of this Proms Saturday Matinee, including pieces by living composers which have been inspired by the music of earlier times.

Judith Weir's All the Ends of the Earth takes as its starting-point the newly-invented style of four-part singing developed at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in the 13th century, while Brian Ferneyhough's work for string quartet is based on music by the Tudor composer Christopher Tye.

Jonathan Harvey's motet for Easter is inspired by the work of Tye's contemporary John Taverner, as is Gabriel Jackson's new piece, a BBC commission, which makes a 21st-century contribution to the popular Renaissance form initiated by Taverner, the In nomine.

Completing the programme, another BBC commission by the Edinburgh-born but California-based Thea Musgrave.

Ithaca sets a modern poetic description of Odysseus' epic journey back to his island home after the Trojan Wars.

And - a classical companion-piece - Bayan Northcott, in his Hymn to Cybele, sets words by Catullus in honour of the wild mountain Mother-Goddess whose followers were noted for their orgiastic nocturnal dances of self-mutilation.

Judith Weir: All the Ends of the Earth

Thea Musgrave: Ithaca (BBC commission; World Premiere)

Bayan Northcott: Hymn to Cybele

Brian Ferneyhough: Dum transisset I-IV (London premiere)

Taverner: Dum transisset

Jonathan Harvey: Dum transisset sabbatum

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas - In nomine Domini (Benedictus)

Gabriel Jackson: In nomine Domini (BBC commission: world premiere)

Arditti Quartet

Endymion

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor).

Prom featuring new music with ancient roots, by Weir, Musgrave, Northcott and Harvey.

2010, Proms Chamber Music, Psm 05 - Bbc Singers, Endymion20100904

2010

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Music which casts a glance over its shoulder to the works of previous generations is the keynote of this Proms Saturday Matinee, including pieces by living composers which have been inspired by the music of earlier times.

Judith Weir's All the Ends of the Earth takes as its starting-point the newly-invented style of four-part singing developed at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in the 13th century, while Brian Ferneyhough's work for string quartet is based on music by the Tudor composer Christopher Tye.

Jonathan Harvey's motet for Easter is inspired by the work of Tye's contemporary John Taverner, as is Gabriel Jackson's new piece, a BBC commission, which makes a 21st-century contribution to the popular Renaissance form initiated by Taverner, the In nomine.

Completing the programme, another BBC commission by the Edinburgh-born but California-based Thea Musgrave.

Ithaca sets a modern poetic description of Odysseus' epic journey back to his island home after the Trojan Wars.

And - a classical companion-piece - Bayan Northcott, in his Hymn to Cybele, sets words by Catullus in honour of the wild mountain Mother-Goddess whose followers were noted for their orgiastic nocturnal dances of self-mutilation.

Judith Weir: All the Ends of the Earth

Thea Musgrave: Ithaca (BBC commission; World Premiere)

Bayan Northcott: Hymn to Cybele

Brian Ferneyhough: Dum transisset I-IV (London premiere)

Taverner: Dum transisset

Jonathan Harvey: Dum transisset sabbatum

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas - In nomine Domini (Benedictus)

Gabriel Jackson: In nomine Domini (BBC commission: world premiere)

Arditti Quartet

Endymion

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor).

Prom featuring new music with ancient roots, by Weir, Musgrave, Northcott and Harvey.

2010, Proms Composer Portraits, Huw Watkins20100817

BBC Proms 2010

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Following the premiere of his Violin Concerto in tonight's Prom, composer Huw Watkins talks to Andrew Mcgregor about his music and introduces performances of his chamber works performed by Watkins himself and students from the Royal College of Music.

Huw Watkins - Gig

Nicola Crowe (flute)

Jessica Grimes (clarinet)

Mali Lewis (harp)

Yuka Matsumoto (violin)

Agata Policinska Malocco (violin)

Edmund Smith (viola)

Frederique Legrand (cello)

Huw Watkins - Four Inventions

Huw Watkins (piano)

Huw Watkins - Sad Steps

Charis Jenson (violin)

Anna Blackmur (violin)

Rebecca Dyson (viola)

Jessica Tickle (viola)

Ariana Kashefi (cello)

Colin Clark (cello)

Huw Watkins talks to Andrew Mcgregor and introduces performances of his chamber works.

2010, Proms Composer Portraits, Huw Watkins20100817

BBC Proms 2010

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Following the premiere of his Violin Concerto in tonight's Prom, composer Huw Watkins talks to Andrew Mcgregor about his music and introduces performances of his chamber works performed by Watkins himself and students from the Royal College of Music.

Huw Watkins - Gig

Nicola Crowe (flute)

Jessica Grimes (clarinet)

Mali Lewis (harp)

Yuka Matsumoto (violin)

Agata Policinska Malocco (violin)

Edmund Smith (viola)

Frederique Legrand (cello)

Huw Watkins - Four Inventions

Huw Watkins (piano)

Huw Watkins - Sad Steps

Charis Jenson (violin)

Anna Blackmur (violin)

Rebecca Dyson (viola)

Jessica Tickle (viola)

Ariana Kashefi (cello)

Colin Clark (cello)

Huw Watkins talks to Andrew Mcgregor and introduces performances of his chamber works.

2010, Proms Composer Portraits, James Dillon20100819

BBC Proms 2010

Proms Composer Portrait

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Following the UK premiere of his work 'La navette' in tonight's Prom, composer James Dillon talks to Andrew Mcgregor about his music and introduces performances of his chamber works performed by students from the Royal Scottish Academy MusicLab.

James Dillon - Zone (...de azul)

James Dillon - Charm

James Dillon - Dragonfly

James Dillon -.Once Upon a Time

Sarah Hayes (flute/piccolo)

Fraser Langston (clarinet)

Arlene Cochrane (oboe)

Anna Mary Lynch (bassoon)

David Smith (horn)

Bryan Allen (trumpet)

Davur Juul Magnussen (trombone)

Willem Mathlener (violin)

Viola: Emma Peebles (viola)

Duncan Strachan (cello)

Chris Sergeant (double bass)

Ed Cohen (piano).

Composer James Dillon talks to Andrew Mcgregor and introduces some of his chamber works.

2010, Proms Composer Portraits, James Dillon20100819

BBC Proms 2010

Proms Composer Portrait

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Following the UK premiere of his work 'La navette' in tonight's Prom, composer James Dillon talks to Andrew Mcgregor about his music and introduces performances of his chamber works performed by students from the Royal Scottish Academy MusicLab.

James Dillon - Zone (...de azul)

James Dillon - Charm

James Dillon - Dragonfly

James Dillon -.Once Upon a Time

Sarah Hayes (flute/piccolo)

Fraser Langston (clarinet)

Arlene Cochrane (oboe)

Anna Mary Lynch (bassoon)

David Smith (horn)

Bryan Allen (trumpet)

Davur Juul Magnussen (trombone)

Willem Mathlener (violin)

Viola: Emma Peebles (viola)

Duncan Strachan (cello)

Chris Sergeant (double bass)

Ed Cohen (piano).

Composer James Dillon talks to Andrew Mcgregor and introduces some of his chamber works.

2010, Proms Composer Portraits, Tansy Davies20100908

Tansy Davies, in conversation with Tom Service, discusses her new Proms commission and introduces her chamber works grind show (electric), salt box and neon, performed by musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Tansy Davies discusses her music with Tom Service and introduces recitals of three works.

2010, Proms Composer Portraits, Tansy Davies20100908

Tansy Davies, in conversation with Tom Service, discusses her new Proms commission and introduces her chamber works grind show (electric), salt box and neon, performed by musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Tansy Davies discusses her music with Tom Service and introduces recitals of three works.

2010, Proms Plus, Berlin Writing20100903

Philip Kerr, the best-selling author of the Berlin Noir trilogy joins presenter Anne Mcelvoy to discuss writing inspired by the city of Berlin.

He argues that Berlin is the "Ur" city of the 20th century: it was the city to which people fled after the Russian Revolution, the permissive, cultural heart of the Weimar Republic and the centre of the Cold War.

The influence of Berlin on British writers and artists has been tremendous and there'll be excerpts of writing by Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, John Le Carre and David Bowie.

Their conversation is recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Literary Festival.

Anne Mcelvoy is joined by novelist Philip Kerr to discuss writing inspired by Berlin.

2010, Proms Plus, Berlin Writing20100903

Philip Kerr, the best-selling author of the Berlin Noir trilogy joins presenter Anne Mcelvoy to discuss writing inspired by the city of Berlin.

He argues that Berlin is the "Ur" city of the 20th century: it was the city to which people fled after the Russian Revolution, the permissive, cultural heart of the Weimar Republic and the centre of the Cold War.

The influence of Berlin on British writers and artists has been tremendous and there'll be excerpts of writing by Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, John Le Carre and David Bowie.

Their conversation is recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Literary Festival.

Anne Mcelvoy is joined by novelist Philip Kerr to discuss writing inspired by Berlin.

2010, Proms Plus, Childe Harold20100809

Tom Holland, award winning historian of Rubicon, and novelist Ben Markovits join presenter Matthew Sweet to explore Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - the poem which thrust Lord Byron into stardom and made him a Romantic hero overnight.

The poem tells the story of a disillisioned young man's overseas journey and was inspired by Byron's own travels in southern Europe.

But it also launched the idea of the Byronic hero, who became so influential in the romantic era.

Tonight's BBC Proms concert features Hector Berlioz's musical version - Harold in Italy.

Matthew Sweet guests are two writers who have re-interpreted Byron for the twenty-first century.Tom Holland has written a novel based on the myth of Byron's life and work called "The Vampyre".

He describes Byron as the "David Bowie of his age" - able to reinvent himself to the world, but not just a doomed poet - also a brilliantly successful writer.

Benjamin Markovits has written the first parts of a trilogy about Byron's life and loves.

Their discussion is recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Literary Festival.

Matthew Sweet hosts a discusson on Lord Byron and his breakthrough poem.

2010, Proms Plus, Childe Harold20100809

Tom Holland, award winning historian of Rubicon, and novelist Ben Markovits join presenter Matthew Sweet to explore Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - the poem which thrust Lord Byron into stardom and made him a Romantic hero overnight.

The poem tells the story of a disillisioned young man's overseas journey and was inspired by Byron's own travels in southern Europe.

But it also launched the idea of the Byronic hero, who became so influential in the romantic era.

Tonight's BBC Proms concert features Hector Berlioz's musical version - Harold in Italy.

Matthew Sweet guests are two writers who have re-interpreted Byron for the twenty-first century.Tom Holland has written a novel based on the myth of Byron's life and work called "The Vampyre".

He describes Byron as the "David Bowie of his age" - able to reinvent himself to the world, but not just a doomed poet - also a brilliantly successful writer.

Benjamin Markovits has written the first parts of a trilogy about Byron's life and loves.

Their discussion is recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Literary Festival.

Matthew Sweet hosts a discusson on Lord Byron and his breakthrough poem.

2010, Proms Plus, From Howards End To Henry Wood20100905

Matthew Sweet explores the Edwardian cultural landscape in 1910, to understand the painting, literature and theatrical performance that would have been part of the experience of the audience who attended the last night of the Proms 100 years ago.

Historian Juliet Gardiner and writer Juliet Nicolson join an audience at the Royal College of Music to talk about the key arts and social movements of the time, discuss the extent to which international artistic trends permeated British work, and whether the iconoclastic power of modernism would have already been evident to arts-goers of the time.

Producer: Lisa Davis.

Matthew Sweet on the Edwardian cultural landscape in 1910.

2010, Proms Plus, From Howards End To Henry Wood20100905

Matthew Sweet explores the Edwardian cultural landscape in 1910, to understand the painting, literature and theatrical performance that would have been part of the experience of the audience who attended the last night of the Proms 100 years ago.

Historian Juliet Gardiner and writer Juliet Nicolson join an audience at the Royal College of Music to talk about the key arts and social movements of the time, discuss the extent to which international artistic trends permeated British work, and whether the iconoclastic power of modernism would have already been evident to arts-goers of the time.

Producer: Lisa Davis.

Matthew Sweet on the Edwardian cultural landscape in 1910.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro - Minnesota20100827

Martin Handley presents a Proms Plus event from the Royal College of Music, with Brian Newhouse, host of the Minnesota Orchestra's broadcasts, and violist Sam Bergman, who discuss the works in tonight's Prom and orchestral life in Minnesota.

Members of the Minnesota Orchestra discuss the vibrant musical life in their home state.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro - Minnesota20100827

Martin Handley presents a Proms Plus event from the Royal College of Music, with Brian Newhouse, host of the Minnesota Orchestra's broadcasts, and violist Sam Bergman, who discuss the works in tonight's Prom and orchestral life in Minnesota.

Members of the Minnesota Orchestra discuss the vibrant musical life in their home state.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro - The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra20100825

The Artistic Directors of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Isabelle van Keulen and Terje Tønnesen, join Fiona Talkington to discuss the work of the orchestra, and composer Bent Sørensen talks about his new piano concerto, La mattina, receiving its UK premiere this evening.

Artistic directors of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra discuss the work of the orchestra.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro - The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra20100825

The Artistic Directors of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Isabelle van Keulen and Terje Tønnesen, join Fiona Talkington to discuss the work of the orchestra, and composer Bent Sørensen talks about his new piano concerto, La mattina, receiving its UK premiere this evening.

Artistic directors of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra discuss the work of the orchestra.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro: Bach20100814

The idea of performing Bach transcriptions is highly appealing to tonight's conductor Andrew Litton.

In this Proms Intro for Bach Day, Sara Mohr-pietsch asks him what makes a good transcription and why Bach's music has been re-imagined by so many other composers.

Two young UK-based composers have reworked Bach themselves for this concert, and they give their insights into the musical process.

Sara Mohr-pietsch discusses Bach with Andrew Litton, Tarik O'Regan and Alissa Firsova.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro: Bach20100814

The idea of performing Bach transcriptions is highly appealing to tonight's conductor Andrew Litton.

In this Proms Intro for Bach Day, Sara Mohr-pietsch asks him what makes a good transcription and why Bach's music has been re-imagined by so many other composers.

Two young UK-based composers have reworked Bach themselves for this concert, and they give their insights into the musical process.

Sara Mohr-pietsch discusses Bach with Andrew Litton, Tarik O'Regan and Alissa Firsova.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro: Beethoven20100721

Petroc Trelawny talks to the author and broadcaster John Suchet, a passionate devotee of Beethoven.

Over the last ten years he has written five books about the life and work of who he considers to be the greatest composer of them all.

His talks about Beethoven, focusing on the man behind the music, have caught the imagination of audiences all over the country and introduced many new fans to his music.

Suchet's last book Treasures of Beethoven examined letters and documents to and from the composer.

The actor Paul Rhys illustrates the talk with readings from these letters.

Petroc Trelawny talks to broadcaster John Suchet, a passionate devotee of Beethoven.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro: Beethoven20100721

Petroc Trelawny talks to the author and broadcaster John Suchet, a passionate devotee of Beethoven.

Over the last ten years he has written five books about the life and work of who he considers to be the greatest composer of them all.

His talks about Beethoven, focusing on the man behind the music, have caught the imagination of audiences all over the country and introduced many new fans to his music.

Suchet's last book Treasures of Beethoven examined letters and documents to and from the composer.

The actor Paul Rhys illustrates the talk with readings from these letters.

Petroc Trelawny talks to broadcaster John Suchet, a passionate devotee of Beethoven.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro: Schumann20100725

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth, pianist Lucy Parham talks to Sara Mohr-pietsch about his life and works.

Their discussion, recorded earlier today at the Royal College of Music, is interspersed with readings from Robert and Clara Schumann's diaries.

Pianist Lucy Parham talks with Sara Mohr-pietsch about Schumann's life and works.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro: Schumann20100725

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth, pianist Lucy Parham talks to Sara Mohr-pietsch about his life and works.

Their discussion, recorded earlier today at the Royal College of Music, is interspersed with readings from Robert and Clara Schumann's diaries.

Pianist Lucy Parham talks with Sara Mohr-pietsch about Schumann's life and works.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro: Simon Boccanegra20100718

Louise Fryer discusses Verdi's compelling drama Simon Boccanegra with the 19th-century opera specialists Alexandra Wilson and Roger Parker, including the genesis of the opera, the place it held in Verdi's career, and its political relevance in Italy at the time.

Louise Fryer talks to Alexandra Wilson and Roger Parker about Simon Boccanegra.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro: Simon Boccanegra20100718

Louise Fryer discusses Verdi's compelling drama Simon Boccanegra with the 19th-century opera specialists Alexandra Wilson and Roger Parker, including the genesis of the opera, the place it held in Verdi's career, and its political relevance in Italy at the time.

Louise Fryer talks to Alexandra Wilson and Roger Parker about Simon Boccanegra.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro: Stephen Sondheim20100731

Highlights from the Proms Plus event earlier this evening at the Royal College of Music at which Petroc Trelawny talked to the composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim about his work and to tonight's conductor David Charles Abell.

Petroc Trelawny talks to Stephen Sondheim and to tonight's conductor David Charles Abell.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Intro: Stephen Sondheim20100731

Highlights from the Proms Plus event earlier this evening at the Royal College of Music at which Petroc Trelawny talked to the composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim about his work and to tonight's conductor David Charles Abell.

Petroc Trelawny talks to Stephen Sondheim and to tonight's conductor David Charles Abell.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival - Hansel And Gretel20100831

Ian Mcmillan is joined by Anne Fine, former Children's Laureate and prize-winning author, and the well-known child psychotherapist Margaret Rustin to discuss the manifold and sometimes unexpected themes of the Grimm Brothers' 'Hansel and Gretel', the many interpretations it has been given and the story's continuing relevance to children today.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of the Proms Literary Festival, prior to a BBC Proms performance of Humperdinck's operatic version of the story.

Ian Mcmillan is joined by Anne Fine and Margaret Rustin to discuss Hansel and Gretel.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival - Hansel And Gretel20100831

Ian Mcmillan is joined by Anne Fine, former Children's Laureate and prize-winning author, and the well-known child psychotherapist Margaret Rustin to discuss the manifold and sometimes unexpected themes of the Grimm Brothers' 'Hansel and Gretel', the many interpretations it has been given and the story's continuing relevance to children today.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of the Proms Literary Festival, prior to a BBC Proms performance of Humperdinck's operatic version of the story.

Ian Mcmillan is joined by Anne Fine and Margaret Rustin to discuss Hansel and Gretel.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival - Pasternak20100816

Susan Hitch explores the life and work of Boris Pasternak, Nobel Prize-winning poet and author, who died 50 years ago.

Her guests on stage at the Proms Literary Festival are Jonathan Myerson, who dramatized Dr Zhivago for the BBC, and Professor of Russian Donald Rayfield.

Pasternak is most famous in the UK for his sprawling epic novel Dr Zhivago which sets the concerns, desires and stories of individuals in the vast landscape of Russian revolutionary politics and history.

Susan and guests discuss the circumstances of the book's publication: it was smuggled out of Russia during the height of the Cold War, and the subsequent film adaptation by David Lean made Pasternak a global literary hero.

But does that tell the real story of Pasternak? Jonathan Myerson and Donald Rayfield explore the misunderstood complexity of the novel, and the fact that the compromises Pasternak adopted in his life mean he's no straightforward Cold War darling of the West.

Recorded in front of an audience, with readings performed by Adjoa Andoh, at the Royal College of Music just before BBC Prom 41 which has a Russian flavour with music from Scriabin and Stravinsky and is conducted by Valery Gergiev.

Susan Hitch explores the life and work of author and poet Boris Pasternak.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival - Pasternak20100816

Susan Hitch explores the life and work of Boris Pasternak, Nobel Prize-winning poet and author, who died 50 years ago.

Her guests on stage at the Proms Literary Festival are Jonathan Myerson, who dramatized Dr Zhivago for the BBC, and Professor of Russian Donald Rayfield.

Pasternak is most famous in the UK for his sprawling epic novel Dr Zhivago which sets the concerns, desires and stories of individuals in the vast landscape of Russian revolutionary politics and history.

Susan and guests discuss the circumstances of the book's publication: it was smuggled out of Russia during the height of the Cold War, and the subsequent film adaptation by David Lean made Pasternak a global literary hero.

But does that tell the real story of Pasternak? Jonathan Myerson and Donald Rayfield explore the misunderstood complexity of the novel, and the fact that the compromises Pasternak adopted in his life mean he's no straightforward Cold War darling of the West.

Recorded in front of an audience, with readings performed by Adjoa Andoh, at the Royal College of Music just before BBC Prom 41 which has a Russian flavour with music from Scriabin and Stravinsky and is conducted by Valery Gergiev.

Susan Hitch explores the life and work of author and poet Boris Pasternak.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival - Poetry About Music20100902

Ian Mcmillan presents a Proms Literary Festival programme recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music, exploring poetry about music.

Poetry and music have been associated from the earliest tradition of oral epic poetry, and music has inspired poets from Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson, for example in her work "Musicians wrestle everywhere"

Tonight's guests, David Harsent and Jo Shapcott, have both been inspired to writer poems about music.

David's recent collection includes "Duet" and "Harp Strings" and he has regularly worked with Harrison Birtwistle to write libretti for opera, including The Minotaur.

Jo Shapcott poems include "Shapcott's Variations" and she has written lyrics for or had her words set to music by composers such as John Mccabe, Detlev Glamert, Errolyn Wallen and John Woolrich.

David Harsent and Jo Shapcott join Ian Mcmillan to explore how the subject of music itself inspires poets, the difference between writing poetry and writing libretti, and the orchestration of a poem.

Ian Mcmillan is joined by Jo Shapcott and David Harsent to explore poetry about music.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival - Poetry About Music20100902

Ian Mcmillan presents a Proms Literary Festival programme recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music, exploring poetry about music.

Poetry and music have been associated from the earliest tradition of oral epic poetry, and music has inspired poets from Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson, for example in her work "Musicians wrestle everywhere"

Tonight's guests, David Harsent and Jo Shapcott, have both been inspired to writer poems about music.

David's recent collection includes "Duet" and "Harp Strings" and he has regularly worked with Harrison Birtwistle to write libretti for opera, including The Minotaur.

Jo Shapcott poems include "Shapcott's Variations" and she has written lyrics for or had her words set to music by composers such as John Mccabe, Detlev Glamert, Errolyn Wallen and John Woolrich.

David Harsent and Jo Shapcott join Ian Mcmillan to explore how the subject of music itself inspires poets, the difference between writing poetry and writing libretti, and the orchestration of a poem.

Ian Mcmillan is joined by Jo Shapcott and David Harsent to explore poetry about music.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival - Tolstoy20100815

Susan Hitch joins an audience at the Royal College of Music to mark one hundred years since the death of

Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina - a writer whose works regularly appear in the top ten of the greatest novels of all time.

Susan's guests on stage are James Meek, former Moscow correspondent and prize-winning author of "The People's Act of Love" set in turn of the century Russia, and Anthony Briggs, translator of a recent edition of War and Peace and a biographer of Tolstoy.

We know Tolstoy is a great writer - but what about the man himself? James Meek and Anthony Briggs debate his personal influence.

Why did he become such an international philosphical celebrity - with hordes of reporters despatched to his deathbed, logging Tolstoy's last hours and morsels consumed in minute detail? Do we need to remember him more as a spiritual teacher who counted Ghandhi amongst his followers, rather than a novelist? And do James and Anthony believe his books give signs of an author who embraced the diversity of human experience - or reveal what he believed to be his misanthropy and pessimism?

Part of a series of debates at this year's Proms Literary Festival celebrating the three Russian authors whose anniversaries fall this year: Chekhov, Pasternak and Tolstoy himself.

Producer: Natalie Steed.

Susan Hitch discusses the life, work and legacy of author Leo Tolstoy.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival - Tolstoy20100815

Susan Hitch joins an audience at the Royal College of Music to mark one hundred years since the death of

Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina - a writer whose works regularly appear in the top ten of the greatest novels of all time.

Susan's guests on stage are James Meek, former Moscow correspondent and prize-winning author of "The People's Act of Love" set in turn of the century Russia, and Anthony Briggs, translator of a recent edition of War and Peace and a biographer of Tolstoy.

We know Tolstoy is a great writer - but what about the man himself? James Meek and Anthony Briggs debate his personal influence.

Why did he become such an international philosphical celebrity - with hordes of reporters despatched to his deathbed, logging Tolstoy's last hours and morsels consumed in minute detail? Do we need to remember him more as a spiritual teacher who counted Ghandhi amongst his followers, rather than a novelist? And do James and Anthony believe his books give signs of an author who embraced the diversity of human experience - or reveal what he believed to be his misanthropy and pessimism?

Part of a series of debates at this year's Proms Literary Festival celebrating the three Russian authors whose anniversaries fall this year: Chekhov, Pasternak and Tolstoy himself.

Producer: Natalie Steed.

Susan Hitch discusses the life, work and legacy of author Leo Tolstoy.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Beethoven20100727

Rana Mitter discusses whether we should still consider Beethoven as the embodiment of the archetypal romantic artist with a tortured soul.

With guests Phil Grabsky, director of the film 'In Search of Beethoven' and eighteenth century historian Tim Blanning.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of the Proms Literary Festival.

Rana Mitter asks whether Beethoven still embodies the archetypal romantic artist.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Beethoven20100727

Rana Mitter discusses whether we should still consider Beethoven as the embodiment of the archetypal romantic artist with a tortured soul.

With guests Phil Grabsky, director of the film 'In Search of Beethoven' and eighteenth century historian Tim Blanning.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of the Proms Literary Festival.

Rana Mitter asks whether Beethoven still embodies the archetypal romantic artist.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Byron20100719

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, romantic poet and political hero is discussed by critic Tom Paulin and Nick Dear, writer of the BBC drama 'Byron" in the opening event of this year's BBC Proms Literary Festival.

Tom Paul and Nick Dear discuss why Bryon's life and work had such an enduring appeal.

Is it the story of his reckless love affairs, international political activism and early death after defending Greek liberty - as portrayed in Nick's film, which starred Jonny Lee Miller as the poet himself? Or is it actually the power of his writing itself - from Don Juan, to the Prisoner of Chillon and the creation of the "Byronic hero".

Byron's writings borught to life some of the most enduring romantic heroes in literature - and they have had a powerful attraction for other artists.

The 2010 Proms features several adaptations of Byron's work by composers - and this literary event precedes a concert featuring two settings by Schumann and Tchaikovsky of Byron's metaphysical poem Manfred, about a Swiss noble who seeks forgiveness from spirits for his past actions.

The Proms Literary Festival is now in its third year - tackling some of the literary and cultural dimensions of this year's Proms concerts, in front of an audience right next door to the Albert Hall at the Royal College of Music and just in advance of the concerts themselves.

Night Waves presenter Matthew Sweet hosts this Byron debate recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music.

Tom Paulin and Nick Dear discuss romantic poet and political hero Byron.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Byron20100719

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, romantic poet and political hero is discussed by critic Tom Paulin and Nick Dear, writer of the BBC drama 'Byron" in the opening event of this year's BBC Proms Literary Festival.

Tom Paul and Nick Dear discuss why Bryon's life and work had such an enduring appeal.

Is it the story of his reckless love affairs, international political activism and early death after defending Greek liberty - as portrayed in Nick's film, which starred Jonny Lee Miller as the poet himself? Or is it actually the power of his writing itself - from Don Juan, to the Prisoner of Chillon and the creation of the "Byronic hero".

Byron's writings borught to life some of the most enduring romantic heroes in literature - and they have had a powerful attraction for other artists.

The 2010 Proms features several adaptations of Byron's work by composers - and this literary event precedes a concert featuring two settings by Schumann and Tchaikovsky of Byron's metaphysical poem Manfred, about a Swiss noble who seeks forgiveness from spirits for his past actions.

The Proms Literary Festival is now in its third year - tackling some of the literary and cultural dimensions of this year's Proms concerts, in front of an audience right next door to the Albert Hall at the Royal College of Music and just in advance of the concerts themselves.

Night Waves presenter Matthew Sweet hosts this Byron debate recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music.

Tom Paulin and Nick Dear discuss romantic poet and political hero Byron.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Chekhov20100722

Award-winning nature writer William Fiennes and Russian specialist Rosamund Bartlett join an audience at the Royal College of Music to discuss the life and work of the playwright and short-story writer Anton Chekhov, 150 years after his birth.

Presented by Susan Hitch.

Susan Hitch on the life and work of Anton Chekhov, 150 years after his birth.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Chekhov20100722

Award-winning nature writer William Fiennes and Russian specialist Rosamund Bartlett join an audience at the Royal College of Music to discuss the life and work of the playwright and short-story writer Anton Chekhov, 150 years after his birth.

Presented by Susan Hitch.

Susan Hitch on the life and work of Anton Chekhov, 150 years after his birth.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Divine Poetry20100824

Composer James MacMillan, whose music often reflects his Catholic faith, and religious poet Michael Symmons Roberts explore the relationship between poetry and the divine.

From John Donne to Elizabeth Bishop to John Berryman, writers have used poetry to contemplate the sacred.

And poetry has in turn inspired composers in their own exploration of the divine, from Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, a personal favourite of James Macmillan, to Alexander Scriabin's The Divine Poem which is part of tonight's BBC Prom.

James Macmillan and Michael Symmons Roberts have often worked together to create new poems and new compositions.

They join presenter Susan Hitch and an audience at the Royal College of Music to share their ideas on why poetry is the written form that lends itself to musings on the divine, why it continues to appeal to composers, and how music and language can illuminate each other.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Literary Festival.

Producer: Allegra McIlroy.

James MacMillan and poet Michael Symmons Roberts on links between poetry and the divine.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Divine Poetry20100824

Composer James MacMillan, whose music often reflects his Catholic faith, and religious poet Michael Symmons Roberts explore the relationship between poetry and the divine.

From John Donne to Elizabeth Bishop to John Berryman, writers have used poetry to contemplate the sacred.

And poetry has in turn inspired composers in their own exploration of the divine, from Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, a personal favourite of James Macmillan, to Alexander Scriabin's The Divine Poem which is part of tonight's BBC Prom.

James Macmillan and Michael Symmons Roberts have often worked together to create new poems and new compositions.

They join presenter Susan Hitch and an audience at the Royal College of Music to share their ideas on why poetry is the written form that lends itself to musings on the divine, why it continues to appeal to composers, and how music and language can illuminate each other.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Literary Festival.

Producer: Allegra McIlroy.

James MacMillan and poet Michael Symmons Roberts on links between poetry and the divine.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Pepys20100803

Journalist and author Max Hastings and historian Jenny Uglow join presenter Ian Mcmillan for performed extracts and discussion to mark the 350 years since Samuel Pepys started the most influential diary in British history.

It's one of the most important sources for the English Restoration period - and from 1660 onwards provides eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Plague of London, the Great Fire of London and the second Anglo-Dutch War.

But why does Pepys' work still talk to us across three and a half centuries? Is it the intimate confessions of his sexual misdemeanours - including being caught in flagrante by his wife? Or the frustrated insecurity about his career and need to work harder? Or is it the fascinating timeless window on one man's inner self?

Jenny Uglow's recently published biography of Charles II's reign draws heavily on Pepys for the set-pieces of the age.

Max Hastings has recommended reading Pepys at bedtime as a corrective to any ideas that we face unprecedented disorder in our own age.

They bring their own perspectives on Pepys to an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of the Proms Literary Festival.

The Verb's Ian Mcmillan is the host.

Max Hastings, Jenny Uglow and Ian Mcmillan discuss Samuel Pepys' famous diary.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Pepys20100803

Journalist and author Max Hastings and historian Jenny Uglow join presenter Ian Mcmillan for performed extracts and discussion to mark the 350 years since Samuel Pepys started the most influential diary in British history.

It's one of the most important sources for the English Restoration period - and from 1660 onwards provides eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Plague of London, the Great Fire of London and the second Anglo-Dutch War.

But why does Pepys' work still talk to us across three and a half centuries? Is it the intimate confessions of his sexual misdemeanours - including being caught in flagrante by his wife? Or the frustrated insecurity about his career and need to work harder? Or is it the fascinating timeless window on one man's inner self?

Jenny Uglow's recently published biography of Charles II's reign draws heavily on Pepys for the set-pieces of the age.

Max Hastings has recommended reading Pepys at bedtime as a corrective to any ideas that we face unprecedented disorder in our own age.

They bring their own perspectives on Pepys to an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of the Proms Literary Festival.

The Verb's Ian Mcmillan is the host.

Max Hastings, Jenny Uglow and Ian Mcmillan discuss Samuel Pepys' famous diary.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Romanticism20100821

Matthew Sweet is joined by critic Jonathan Bate and playwright Gabriel Gbadamosi to discuss the shared themes of the Romantic movement - the emotion and intuition which connect its poetry, visual art and music.

Romanticism means Brahms, Schumann, Schubert and Chopin but how did their work link to Byron, Keats, Blake and Heine? Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music.

Matthew Sweet and guests discuss the shared themes of the Romantic movement.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: Romanticism20100821

Matthew Sweet is joined by critic Jonathan Bate and playwright Gabriel Gbadamosi to discuss the shared themes of the Romantic movement - the emotion and intuition which connect its poetry, visual art and music.

Romanticism means Brahms, Schumann, Schubert and Chopin but how did their work link to Byron, Keats, Blake and Heine? Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music.

Matthew Sweet and guests discuss the shared themes of the Romantic movement.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: The History Of Love20100801

Novelist Howard Jacobson and classics scholar Mary Beard chart the inspirational influence of famous love affairs from Tristan and Isolde to Romeo and Juliet.

One is held-up as the archetypal story of doomed young lovers.

The other is a timeless tragic love-triangle.

Romeo and Juliet and Tristan and Isolde have bequeathed powerful ideas about the course of true love.

In fact, medieval and early modern storylines have proved remarkably robust in shaping the way we think about love.

But can we trace the components of the great romances of myth and literature? Passion, ardour, youth and violence perhaps? And how do some of the other great historical figures add to our understanding, for instance, Anthony and Cleopatra or Dido and Aeneas? Howard Jacobson and Mary Beard join presenter Rana Mitter and an audience at the BBC Proms Literary Festival to discuss what they believe to be the great examples of the love affair and choose their favourite readings to illustrate how language evokes their power.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music before Prom 21 which features Berlioz and Wagner's classic interpretations of these two stories.

Howard Jacobson, Mary Beard and Rana Mitter discuss what makes a great love story.

2010, Proms Plus, Proms Literary Festival: The History Of Love20100801

Novelist Howard Jacobson and classics scholar Mary Beard chart the inspirational influence of famous love affairs from Tristan and Isolde to Romeo and Juliet.

One is held-up as the archetypal story of doomed young lovers.

The other is a timeless tragic love-triangle.

Romeo and Juliet and Tristan and Isolde have bequeathed powerful ideas about the course of true love.

In fact, medieval and early modern storylines have proved remarkably robust in shaping the way we think about love.

But can we trace the components of the great romances of myth and literature? Passion, ardour, youth and violence perhaps? And how do some of the other great historical figures add to our understanding, for instance, Anthony and Cleopatra or Dido and Aeneas? Howard Jacobson and Mary Beard join presenter Rana Mitter and an audience at the BBC Proms Literary Festival to discuss what they believe to be the great examples of the love affair and choose their favourite readings to illustrate how language evokes their power.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music before Prom 21 which features Berlioz and Wagner's classic interpretations of these two stories.

Howard Jacobson, Mary Beard and Rana Mitter discuss what makes a great love story.

2010, Proms Plus, Schiller20100828

Rana Mitter is joined by singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, verse playwright Peter Oswald and poet David Constantine to discuss Friedrich Schiller's Ode to Joy, famously set to music by Beethoven in his 9th Symphony which will be performed as part of tonight's Prom.

Both Schiller and Beethoven saw Europe torn apart by war and revolution.

Our guests tonight discuss how the optimism of the Ode to Joy, Friedrich Schiller's great work on unity and brotherhood, is tempered by an anxiety about the realities of war.

The sentiments of the poem have a continuing universal appeal - it was performed by Leonard Bernstein to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, has become the anthem of the European Union, and Billy Bragg created a version to be sung by choirs of English schoolchildren.

Rana Mitter and guests explore different versions of the Ode to Joy in a Proms Literary Festival programme recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music.

Producer: Allegra McIlroy.

Rana Mitter and guests discuss Friedrich Schiller's Ode to Joy.

2010, Proms Plus, Schiller20100828

Rana Mitter is joined by singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, verse playwright Peter Oswald and poet David Constantine to discuss Friedrich Schiller's Ode to Joy, famously set to music by Beethoven in his 9th Symphony which will be performed as part of tonight's Prom.

Both Schiller and Beethoven saw Europe torn apart by war and revolution.

Our guests tonight discuss how the optimism of the Ode to Joy, Friedrich Schiller's great work on unity and brotherhood, is tempered by an anxiety about the realities of war.

The sentiments of the poem have a continuing universal appeal - it was performed by Leonard Bernstein to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, has become the anthem of the European Union, and Billy Bragg created a version to be sung by choirs of English schoolchildren.

Rana Mitter and guests explore different versions of the Ode to Joy in a Proms Literary Festival programme recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music.

Producer: Allegra McIlroy.

Rana Mitter and guests discuss Friedrich Schiller's Ode to Joy.

2010, Proms Plus, Surrealists20100829

An examination of Czech genius from Kafka and Capek to Hrabal and beyond.

Rana Mitter and his guests Rajendra Chitnis and James Hawes explode the stereotype of a nation enchanted by erotic surrealism and existential gloom.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

Rana Mitter examines Czech genius, from Kafka and Capek to Hrabal and beyond.

2010, Proms Plus, Surrealists20100829

An examination of Czech genius from Kafka and Capek to Hrabal and beyond.

Rana Mitter and his guests Rajendra Chitnis and James Hawes explode the stereotype of a nation enchanted by erotic surrealism and existential gloom.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

Rana Mitter examines Czech genius, from Kafka and Capek to Hrabal and beyond.

012010, Prom 19, Sondheim At 80 - Part 120100731

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Sondheim at 80

In celebration of Stephen Sondheim's unique talents a star-studded cast performs songs from some of his best-loved shows.

Bryn Terfel is the demon barber of Fleet Street and he's joined by Maria Freedman, Simon Russell Beale, Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell, with a special guest appearance from Dame Judi Dench.

David Charles Abell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, aspiring young performers supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and a specially formed BBC Proms Sondheim Ensemble.

Sondheim: Selections from The Frogs, Follies, Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods and A Little Night Music.

Bryn Terfel, Maria Friedman, Simon Russell Beale, Dame Judi Dench

Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans & Jenna Russell, vocalists

BBC Proms Sondheim Ensemble

BBC Performing Arts Fund Singers

BBC Concert Orchestra

David Charles Abell, conductor.

The BBC CO and David Charles Abell celebrate the 80th birthday of Stephen Sondheim.

012010, Prom 19, Sondheim At 80 - Part 120100731

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Sondheim at 80

In celebration of Stephen Sondheim's unique talents a star-studded cast performs songs from some of his best-loved shows.

Bryn Terfel is the demon barber of Fleet Street and he's joined by Maria Freedman, Simon Russell Beale, Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell, with a special guest appearance from Dame Judi Dench.

David Charles Abell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, aspiring young performers supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and a specially formed BBC Proms Sondheim Ensemble.

Sondheim: Selections from The Frogs, Follies, Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods and A Little Night Music.

Bryn Terfel, Maria Friedman, Simon Russell Beale, Dame Judi Dench

Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans & Jenna Russell, vocalists

BBC Proms Sondheim Ensemble

BBC Performing Arts Fund Singers

BBC Concert Orchestra

David Charles Abell, conductor.

The BBC CO and David Charles Abell celebrate the 80th birthday of Stephen Sondheim.

012010, Prom 21, Berlioz, Wagner - Part 120100801

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Sir Simon Rattle evokes two iconic pairs of lovers in Berlioz's response to Shakespeare, and Wagner's re-working of a medieval celtic legend, with the distinguished soloists Violetta Urman and Ben Heppner as Isolde and Tristan, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Berlioz first discovered Shakespeare through performances of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, involving his future wife Harriet Smithson, and these had a deep influence on his work.

In his dramatic symphony based on the star-crossed lovers' tale, he pays hommage to Beethoven, and in later life he looked upon this Love Scene as one of his greatest achievements.

Attending one of the early performances of Romeo and Juliet in Paris was Richard Wagner, who later drew inspiration from this for Tristan and Isolde.

He became intrigued with the medieval romantic legend at a time when he was enthralled with Matilde von Wesendonck, and he poured some of his most heartfelt passion into the opera.

Act 2 is laden with the erotically charged symbolism of Night and Day, with the lovers constrained by propriety in the Day, only able to freely express their desires in the Night.

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet: Love Scene

Isolde....Violeta Urmana, soprano

Tristan....Ben Heppner, tenor

King Mark....Franz-Josef Selig, bass

Brangane....Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

Melot....Timothy Robinson, tenor

Kurwenal....Henk Neven, baritone

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 5th August at 2pm.

The Love Scene from Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet with the OAE and Sir Simon Rattle

012010, Prom 21, Berlioz, Wagner - Part 120100801

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Sir Simon Rattle evokes two iconic pairs of lovers in Berlioz's response to Shakespeare, and Wagner's re-working of a medieval celtic legend, with the distinguished soloists Violetta Urman and Ben Heppner as Isolde and Tristan, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Berlioz first discovered Shakespeare through performances of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, involving his future wife Harriet Smithson, and these had a deep influence on his work.

In his dramatic symphony based on the star-crossed lovers' tale, he pays hommage to Beethoven, and in later life he looked upon this Love Scene as one of his greatest achievements.

Attending one of the early performances of Romeo and Juliet in Paris was Richard Wagner, who later drew inspiration from this for Tristan and Isolde.

He became intrigued with the medieval romantic legend at a time when he was enthralled with Matilde von Wesendonck, and he poured some of his most heartfelt passion into the opera.

Act 2 is laden with the erotically charged symbolism of Night and Day, with the lovers constrained by propriety in the Day, only able to freely express their desires in the Night.

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet: Love Scene

Isolde....Violeta Urmana, soprano

Tristan....Ben Heppner, tenor

King Mark....Franz-Josef Selig, bass

Brangane....Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

Melot....Timothy Robinson, tenor

Kurwenal....Henk Neven, baritone

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 5th August at 2pm.

The Love Scene from Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet with the OAE and Sir Simon Rattle

012010, Prom 27, Foulds, Beethoven, Strauss - Part 120100806

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The pianist Paul Lewis pays his third visit to the Royal Albert Hall this season for the next concerto in his Beethoven concerto cycle, this time with the Halle and its Music Director, Sir Mark Elder.

Beethoven's Third concerto is more turbulent than those that precede it, and it shows a more experimental side of Beethoven's musical language.

The concert opens with music by John Foulds who had a varied life as a musician - as a cellist with the Halle, as a conductor, a cinema pianist, and a composer of both serious and light music.

He had a fascination for Indian music and mysticism, and this had an impact on his work.

In this symphonic poem he evokes a spring day.

In the final work Strauss places himself at the forefront of his epic tone poem, casting himself as the central heroic figure and portraying his own life as a struggle against adversity.

Foulds: April - England, Op.48 No.1

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor

Paul Lewis, piano

Halle

Sir Mark Elder, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 11th August at 2pm.

Paul Lewis plays Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto with the Halle.

012010, Prom 27, Foulds, Beethoven, Strauss - Part 120100806

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The pianist Paul Lewis pays his third visit to the Royal Albert Hall this season for the next concerto in his Beethoven concerto cycle, this time with the Halle and its Music Director, Sir Mark Elder.

Beethoven's Third concerto is more turbulent than those that precede it, and it shows a more experimental side of Beethoven's musical language.

The concert opens with music by John Foulds who had a varied life as a musician - as a cellist with the Halle, as a conductor, a cinema pianist, and a composer of both serious and light music.

He had a fascination for Indian music and mysticism, and this had an impact on his work.

In this symphonic poem he evokes a spring day.

In the final work Strauss places himself at the forefront of his epic tone poem, casting himself as the central heroic figure and portraying his own life as a struggle against adversity.

Foulds: April - England, Op.48 No.1

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor

Paul Lewis, piano

Halle

Sir Mark Elder, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 11th August at 2pm.

Paul Lewis plays Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto with the Halle.

012010, Prom 29, Part 120100807

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod.

The National Youth Orchestra's annual Prom puts the spotlight this year on two brilliantly orchestrated nineteenth century French masterworks: Paul Dukas's thrilling mix of witty narrative and symphonic momentum and the symphony that made the young Hector Berlioz's name.

Both works have a dark side - the Sorcerer's Apprentice summoning the anarchic spirits while his master is out of the way and the opium-fuelled nightmares of a young love-sick artist which include his own execution and a witches Sabbath.

The programme also includes the London premiere of Julian Anderson's own capricious, contrast-packed 'Fantasias' a work which showcases the plentiful talent in each of the NYO's instrumental sections in turn.

Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Julian Anderson: Fantasias (London premiere)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 12th August at 2pm.

NYO/Semyon Bychkov in Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Julian Anderson's Fantasias.

012010, Prom 29, Part 120100807

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod.

The National Youth Orchestra's annual Prom puts the spotlight this year on two brilliantly orchestrated nineteenth century French masterworks: Paul Dukas's thrilling mix of witty narrative and symphonic momentum and the symphony that made the young Hector Berlioz's name.

Both works have a dark side - the Sorcerer's Apprentice summoning the anarchic spirits while his master is out of the way and the opium-fuelled nightmares of a young love-sick artist which include his own execution and a witches Sabbath.

The programme also includes the London premiere of Julian Anderson's own capricious, contrast-packed 'Fantasias' a work which showcases the plentiful talent in each of the NYO's instrumental sections in turn.

Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Julian Anderson: Fantasias (London premiere)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 12th August at 2pm.

NYO/Semyon Bychkov in Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Julian Anderson's Fantasias.

012010, Prom 31, Part 120100808

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Sir Andrew Davis returns to the BBC Proms as Conductor Laureate of the BBC Symphony Orchestra with a typically wide-ranging programme of music whose pairings reflect musical homages.

'Mozart always smiled; his music also smiled,' said Messiaen of Mozart - which explains the title of his Mozart tribute Un sourire.

That prefaces one of Mozart's ebullient piano concertos, and the second half of the concert couples one of Brahms's greatest works with a tribute from one of his English admirers

Messiaen: Un sourire

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.

17 in G major, K453

Louis Lortie (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 13th August at 2pm.

BBC SO in Messiaen's Un sourire and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 17 (with Louis Lortie).

012010, Prom 31, Part 120100808

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Sir Andrew Davis returns to the BBC Proms as Conductor Laureate of the BBC Symphony Orchestra with a typically wide-ranging programme of music whose pairings reflect musical homages.

'Mozart always smiled; his music also smiled,' said Messiaen of Mozart - which explains the title of his Mozart tribute Un sourire.

That prefaces one of Mozart's ebullient piano concertos, and the second half of the concert couples one of Brahms's greatest works with a tribute from one of his English admirers

Messiaen: Un sourire

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.

17 in G major, K453

Louis Lortie (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 13th August at 2pm.

BBC SO in Messiaen's Un sourire and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 17 (with Louis Lortie).

012010, Prom 32, Tchaikovsky, Janacek, Berlioz - Part 120100809

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

The European Youth Orchestra performs three gripping orchestral narratives: Tchaikovsky's hyper-Romantic portrayal of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers with possibly the world's most famous love-theme, Janacek's powerful depiction of 3 episodes from Gogol's novel about Cossack bravery; and finally Berlioz's symphonic re-imagining of Byron's epic poem about the travels of a world-weary young man, disillusioned with a life of pleasure.

Berlioz portrays the melancholy dreamer through the solo viola.

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'

Janacek: Taras Bulba

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Matthias Bamert (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 18th August at 2pm.

The European Youth Orchestra performs music by Tchaikovsky and Janacek.

012010, Prom 32, Tchaikovsky, Janacek, Berlioz - Part 120100809

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

The European Youth Orchestra performs three gripping orchestral narratives: Tchaikovsky's hyper-Romantic portrayal of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers with possibly the world's most famous love-theme, Janacek's powerful depiction of 3 episodes from Gogol's novel about Cossack bravery; and finally Berlioz's symphonic re-imagining of Byron's epic poem about the travels of a world-weary young man, disillusioned with a life of pleasure.

Berlioz portrays the melancholy dreamer through the solo viola.

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'

Janacek: Taras Bulba

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Matthias Bamert (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 18th August at 2pm.

The European Youth Orchestra performs music by Tchaikovsky and Janacek.

012010, Prom 34, Schreker, Korngold, Mahler - Part 120100810

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

The conductor Ingo Metzmacher and his Berlin orchestra evoke the spirit of turn-of the century Vienna with an orchestral dream sequence, a romantic concerto and an epic symphony.

Gustav Mahler had a profound influence on the younger generation of Austrian composers, and Franz Schreker was no exception.

In his operas he experimented with sounds and colours in a highly expressive way, and this orchestral interlude could almost be a counterpart to Mahler's nocturnal movements in his Seventh Symphony.

In his youth, Erich Korngold was mentored by Mahler, who pronounced the younger composer to be a genius when only 9 years old.

After leaving Vienna for Hollywood he focussed on the movies, but his Violin Concerto marked a return to the concert platform and is suffused with lush harmonies recalling his early days in Austria, as well as cleverly incorporating themes from his film scores.

It remains one of his most popular works.

Mahler's symphonies are at once highly personal and universal, running the full gamut of human emotions.

The Seventh includes bittersweet questions on the meaning of existence, a night-walk, a nightmarish scherzo, a magical serenade and an exuberant celebratory finale.

Schreker: Der ferne Klang - Nachtstück

Korngold: Violin Concerto

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 17th September at 2pm.

Deutches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Ingo Metzmacher in works by Schreker and Korngold.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

The conductor Ingo Metzmacher and his Berlin orchestra evoke the spirit of turn-of the century Vienna with an orchestral dream sequence, a romantic concerto and an epic symphony.

Gustav Mahler had a profound influence on the younger generation of Austrian composers, and Franz Schreker was no exception.

In his operas he experimented with sounds and colours in a highly expressive way, and this orchestral interlude could almost be a counterpart to Mahler's nocturnal movements in his Seventh Symphony.

In his youth, Erich Korngold was mentored by Mahler, who pronounced the younger composer to be a genius when only 9 years old.

After leaving Vienna for Hollywood he focussed on the movies, but his Violin Concerto marked a return to the concert platform and is suffused with lush harmonies recalling his early days in Austria, as well as cleverly incorporating themes from his film scores.

It remains one of his most popular works.

Mahler's symphonies are at once highly personal and universal, running the full gamut of human emotions.

The Seventh includes bittersweet questions on the meaning of existence, a night-walk, a nightmarish scherzo, a magical serenade and an exuberant celebratory finale.

Schreker: Der ferne Klang - Nachtstück

Korngold: Violin Concerto

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 17th September at 2pm.

Deutches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Ingo Metzmacher in works by Schreker and Korngold.

012010, Prom 35, Ligeti, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius - Part 120100811

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Thomas Dausgaard conducts his Danish orchestra and choirs in an expansive, almost cosmic, programme.

Three short choral pieces by György Ligeti - including Lux aeterna, heard in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey - take us to ethereal heights, while Ligeti himself recognised the mesmeric, free-floating character of Rued Langgaard's 1918 Music of the Spheres as prefiguring his own style.

Tchaikovsky's captivating concerto and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony, overwhelming in its nobly expansive final-movement 'Swan Hymn' climax, complete the evening.

Ligeti: Night

Ligeti: Morning

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Henning Kraggerud (violin)

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Danish National Concert Choir

Danish National Vocal Ensemble

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 16th August at 2pm.

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the Danish National SO in Ligeti and Tchaikovsky.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Thomas Dausgaard conducts his Danish orchestra and choirs in an expansive, almost cosmic, programme.

Three short choral pieces by György Ligeti - including Lux aeterna, heard in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey - take us to ethereal heights, while Ligeti himself recognised the mesmeric, free-floating character of Rued Langgaard's 1918 Music of the Spheres as prefiguring his own style.

Tchaikovsky's captivating concerto and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony, overwhelming in its nobly expansive final-movement 'Swan Hymn' climax, complete the evening.

Ligeti: Night

Ligeti: Morning

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Henning Kraggerud (violin)

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Danish National Concert Choir

Danish National Vocal Ensemble

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 16th August at 2pm.

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the Danish National SO in Ligeti and Tchaikovsky.

012010, Prom 36, Berlioz, Chopin, Roussel, Ravel - Part 120100812

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Proms debut of young French conductor Lionel Bringuier as he leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in works by three of his compatriots as well as Chopin's youthfully romantic Second Piano Concerto.

Chopin wrote his concerto at the age of 19 while crazily in love with an opera singer, but it's the work itself which is the object of adoration for tonight's soloist Nelson Freire who describes himself as having something of a 'crush' on the piece after first hearing it as a teenager.

It provides a suitable celebration to mark the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.

The three other works on the programme chart French music over a century of changing musical tastes, beginning in 1844 with Berlioz's vivid evocation of a swashbuckling pirate adventure in his overture 'Le corsaire'.

By 1912 the tides of modernism influenced Ravel's lavishly scored, pastoral ballet Daphnis and Chloë, with its famous opening soundscape of dawn breaking over the forest canopy, and by the 1930s Roussel's Third Symphony reflected the trends of neo-classicism.

Berlioz: Overture 'Le corsaire'

Chopin: Piano Concerto No.

2 in F minor

Nelson Freire (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Lionel Bringuier (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 25th August at 2.30pm.

BBC SO/Lionel Bringuier in Berlioz: Overture: Le corsaire.

Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Proms debut of young French conductor Lionel Bringuier as he leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in works by three of his compatriots as well as Chopin's youthfully romantic Second Piano Concerto.

Chopin wrote his concerto at the age of 19 while crazily in love with an opera singer, but it's the work itself which is the object of adoration for tonight's soloist Nelson Freire who describes himself as having something of a 'crush' on the piece after first hearing it as a teenager.

It provides a suitable celebration to mark the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.

The three other works on the programme chart French music over a century of changing musical tastes, beginning in 1844 with Berlioz's vivid evocation of a swashbuckling pirate adventure in his overture 'Le corsaire'.

By 1912 the tides of modernism influenced Ravel's lavishly scored, pastoral ballet Daphnis and Chloë, with its famous opening soundscape of dawn breaking over the forest canopy, and by the 1930s Roussel's Third Symphony reflected the trends of neo-classicism.

Berlioz: Overture 'Le corsaire'

Chopin: Piano Concerto No.

2 in F minor

Nelson Freire (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Lionel Bringuier (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 25th August at 2.30pm.

BBC SO/Lionel Bringuier in Berlioz: Overture: Le corsaire.

Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic returns to the Proms with Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.

The first part of the concert conjures up flavours of Noseda's native Italy, commencing with Verdi's overture to his opera 'The Force of Destiny'.

Dallapiccola's Partita is a dazzling piece from early in his career, ending with a prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary, sung by Sarah Tynan.

Music from Germany after the interval, with Bruch's most popular work, his First Violin Concerto, and Schumann's Fourth Symphony which encapsulates the world of this most Romantic of composers, and continues the Proms' complete cycle in the bicentenary of his birth.

Verdi: La forza del destino - overture

Dallapiccola: Partita

James Ehnes (violin)

Sarah Tynan (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 17th August at 2pm.

The BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda performs music by Verdi and Dallapiccola.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic returns to the Proms with Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.

The first part of the concert conjures up flavours of Noseda's native Italy, commencing with Verdi's overture to his opera 'The Force of Destiny'.

Dallapiccola's Partita is a dazzling piece from early in his career, ending with a prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary, sung by Sarah Tynan.

Music from Germany after the interval, with Bruch's most popular work, his First Violin Concerto, and Schumann's Fourth Symphony which encapsulates the world of this most Romantic of composers, and continues the Proms' complete cycle in the bicentenary of his birth.

Verdi: La forza del destino - overture

Dallapiccola: Partita

James Ehnes (violin)

Sarah Tynan (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 17th August at 2pm.

The BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda performs music by Verdi and Dallapiccola.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

As a grand finale to Proms Bach Day, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton play works by J S Bach in arrangements made in the last hundred years or so, ranging from the subtleties of Walton's Wise Virgins Suite and the playfulness of Grainger's version of "Sheep may safely graze", to the richly-scored reworkings by Stokowski, Henry Wood, Sargent, Bantock and Respighi.

Plus two special commissions from young composers who have taken Bach pieces as a springboard for their compositions.

Bach, orch.

Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Henry Wood: 'Suite No.

6' - Prelude; Finale

Tarik O'Regan Latent Manifest (BBC commission: world premiere)

Walton: The Wise Virgins - suite

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

This Prom is repeated on Thursday 19th August at 2pm.

Royal Philharmonic/Andrew Litton in Bach arrangements by Stokowski, Henry Wood and Walton.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

As a grand finale to Proms Bach Day, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton play works by J S Bach in arrangements made in the last hundred years or so, ranging from the subtleties of Walton's Wise Virgins Suite and the playfulness of Grainger's version of "Sheep may safely graze", to the richly-scored reworkings by Stokowski, Henry Wood, Sargent, Bantock and Respighi.

Plus two special commissions from young composers who have taken Bach pieces as a springboard for their compositions.

Bach, orch.

Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Henry Wood: 'Suite No.

6' - Prelude; Finale

Tarik O'Regan Latent Manifest (BBC commission: world premiere)

Walton: The Wise Virgins - suite

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

This Prom is repeated on Thursday 19th August at 2pm.

Royal Philharmonic/Andrew Litton in Bach arrangements by Stokowski, Henry Wood and Walton.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Who better to conduct an all-Russian programme at the BBC Proms than Vladimir Jurowski, the dynamic Russian Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tonight's concert ranges from Mussorgsky's vision of a witches' sabbath (with a bit of help from his friend Rimsky) through Scriabin's dreams, to powerhouse works by the two central Russian composers of the twentieth century.

Prokofiev's hard-hitting Third Symphony uses music from his opera The Fiery Angel, while Shostakovich was writing his First Violin Concerto at the very time that the Soviet authorities announced their clampdown on music that didn't conform.

Julia Fischer is the soloist, returning to the Proms after her triumphant debut with the Brahms Concerto two years ago.

Musorgsky, arr.

Rimsky-Korsakov: A Night on the Bare Mountain

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.

1 in A minor, Op.

77

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Julia Fischer (violin)

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 20th August at 2pm.

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in Mussorgsky and Shostakovich.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Who better to conduct an all-Russian programme at the BBC Proms than Vladimir Jurowski, the dynamic Russian Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tonight's concert ranges from Mussorgsky's vision of a witches' sabbath (with a bit of help from his friend Rimsky) through Scriabin's dreams, to powerhouse works by the two central Russian composers of the twentieth century.

Prokofiev's hard-hitting Third Symphony uses music from his opera The Fiery Angel, while Shostakovich was writing his First Violin Concerto at the very time that the Soviet authorities announced their clampdown on music that didn't conform.

Julia Fischer is the soloist, returning to the Proms after her triumphant debut with the Brahms Concerto two years ago.

Musorgsky, arr.

Rimsky-Korsakov: A Night on the Bare Mountain

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.

1 in A minor, Op.

77

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Julia Fischer (violin)

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 20th August at 2pm.

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in Mussorgsky and Shostakovich.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Valery Gergiev and the LSO perform the scintillating ballet score that Stravinsky wrote one hundred years ago for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

Based on the Russian folk tale of the exotic Firebird imprisoned by the evil magician Kashchey, the work made him famous overnight.

Scriabin too was nothing if not ambitious: he began his symphonic output with a massive work in six movements, complete with a choral finale in praise of art and including two solo vocal roles, taken tonight by members of Gergiev's Mariinsky Theatre.

Scriabin: Symphony No.

1 in E major

Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano)

Sergei Skorokhodov (tenor)

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

This Prom is repeated on Monday 23rd August at 2pm.

Valery Gergiev conducts the LSO and Chorus in Scriabin's massive First Symphony.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Valery Gergiev and the LSO perform the scintillating ballet score that Stravinsky wrote one hundred years ago for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

Based on the Russian folk tale of the exotic Firebird imprisoned by the evil magician Kashchey, the work made him famous overnight.

Scriabin too was nothing if not ambitious: he began his symphonic output with a massive work in six movements, complete with a choral finale in praise of art and including two solo vocal roles, taken tonight by members of Gergiev's Mariinsky Theatre.

Scriabin: Symphony No.

1 in E major

Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano)

Sergei Skorokhodov (tenor)

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

This Prom is repeated on Monday 23rd August at 2pm.

Valery Gergiev conducts the LSO and Chorus in Scriabin's massive First Symphony.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the four evocative Sea Interludes from Britten's opera Peter Grimes, the heartrending strings and tolling bell of the Cantus by Arvo Pärt (75 this year) which forms a hypnotic tribute to Britten, and the Fifth Symphony by one of Britten's great friends - a work which brought Shostakovich back into favour with Soviet authorities.

Former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in the new concerto by Huw Watkins, who often appears as a pianist with her in recitals.

Arvo Pärt: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'

Huw Watkins: Violin Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

Edward Gardner (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 24th August at 2.20pm.

BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner in music by Part, Britten and Huw Watkins.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the four evocative Sea Interludes from Britten's opera Peter Grimes, the heartrending strings and tolling bell of the Cantus by Arvo Pärt (75 this year) which forms a hypnotic tribute to Britten, and the Fifth Symphony by one of Britten's great friends - a work which brought Shostakovich back into favour with Soviet authorities.

Former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in the new concerto by Huw Watkins, who often appears as a pianist with her in recitals.

Arvo Pärt: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'

Huw Watkins: Violin Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

Edward Gardner (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 24th August at 2.20pm.

BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner in music by Part, Britten and Huw Watkins.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Russian National Orchestra returns to the Proms in this its 20th anniversary year.

After a dramatic overture by Beethoven, depicting the heroic Roman general Coriolanus, the orchestra focuses on music from its homeland.

Rachmaninov is a composer close to the heart of tonight's soloist, Nikolai Lugansky, who performs the radiant and inventive piano variations on Paganini's theme.

Tchaikovsky's orchestral suite was initially conceived as a symphony, but he found this form to be more flexible, and he also included a set of flamboyant variations at the end.

Beethoven: Overture 'Coriolan'

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Russian National Orchestra

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Andrey Boreyko (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 1st September at 2.20pm.

Russian National Orchestra/Andrey Boreyko in Beethoven and Rachmaninov.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Russian National Orchestra returns to the Proms in this its 20th anniversary year.

After a dramatic overture by Beethoven, depicting the heroic Roman general Coriolanus, the orchestra focuses on music from its homeland.

Rachmaninov is a composer close to the heart of tonight's soloist, Nikolai Lugansky, who performs the radiant and inventive piano variations on Paganini's theme.

Tchaikovsky's orchestral suite was initially conceived as a symphony, but he found this form to be more flexible, and he also included a set of flamboyant variations at the end.

Beethoven: Overture 'Coriolan'

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Russian National Orchestra

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Andrey Boreyko (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 1st September at 2.20pm.

Russian National Orchestra/Andrey Boreyko in Beethoven and Rachmaninov.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Marking the 75th anniversary of the formation of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, this Prom recreates the programme from 1962 when they first appeared at the Proms, with the addition of the UK premiere of James Dillon's single-movement 'La navette' which weaves string and woodwind textures across a sturdy framework of brass and percussion.

A Mozart overture and two perennial Russian favourites are complemented by Liszt's virtuosic showpiece concerto with pianist Boris Giltburg.

Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor - overture

Liszt: Piano Concerto No.

1 in E flat major

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Boris Giltburg (piano)

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 27th August at 2.20pm.

The BBC SSO under Martyn Brabbins performs music by Mozart, Liszt and Rimsky-Korsakov.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Marking the 75th anniversary of the formation of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, this Prom recreates the programme from 1962 when they first appeared at the Proms, with the addition of the UK premiere of James Dillon's single-movement 'La navette' which weaves string and woodwind textures across a sturdy framework of brass and percussion.

A Mozart overture and two perennial Russian favourites are complemented by Liszt's virtuosic showpiece concerto with pianist Boris Giltburg.

Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor - overture

Liszt: Piano Concerto No.

1 in E flat major

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Boris Giltburg (piano)

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 27th August at 2.20pm.

The BBC SSO under Martyn Brabbins performs music by Mozart, Liszt and Rimsky-Korsakov.

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

Esa-Pekka Salonen has been Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra for less than two years, but his distinctive programming and conducting has already made its mark on London's concert life, and their BBC Prom together epitomises their relationship.

It starts with a bang - Alexander Mosolov's futuristic aural picture of industrial 1920s Soviet Russia - and continues with a UK premiere from Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, bringing to a climax the BBC Proms celebrations of his 75th birthday.

Two early twentieth-century classics complete the programme: Ravel's remarkable piano concerto for the left hand only, and a sensual ochestral showpiece from Scriabin.

Mosolov: The Foundry

Arvo Pärt: Symphony No.

4, 'Los Angeles' (UK premiere)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 26th August at 2.20pm.

Philharmonia/Esa-Pekka Salonen in Mosolov: The Foundry.

Part: Symphony No 4 (Los Angeles).

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BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

Esa-Pekka Salonen has been Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra for less than two years, but his distinctive programming and conducting has already made its mark on London's concert life, and their BBC Prom together epitomises their relationship.

It starts with a bang - Alexander Mosolov's futuristic aural picture of industrial 1920s Soviet Russia - and continues with a UK premiere from Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, bringing to a climax the BBC Proms celebrations of his 75th birthday.

Two early twentieth-century classics complete the programme: Ravel's remarkable piano concerto for the left hand only, and a sensual ochestral showpiece from Scriabin.

Mosolov: The Foundry

Arvo Pärt: Symphony No.

4, 'Los Angeles' (UK premiere)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 26th August at 2.20pm.

Philharmonia/Esa-Pekka Salonen in Mosolov: The Foundry.

Part: Symphony No 4 (Los Angeles).

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The young Montreal-born Yannick Nézet-Séguin has quickly become one of the names to watch among conductors.

He brings the orchestra of which he is now Music Director to the Proms for a concert that includes one of Wagner's early operatic overtures and Beethoven's groundbreaking 3rd Symphony.

Orchestra and conductor are joined by one of the world's leading baritones, Simon Keenlyside, for Mahler's poignant songs setting poems by Friedrich Rückert on the subjects of life, love and death.

Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder

Simon Keenlyside, baritone

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 14th September at 2.00pm.

Rotterdam Philharmonic/Yannick Nezet-Seguin in music by Wagner and Mahler.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The young Montreal-born Yannick Nézet-Séguin has quickly become one of the names to watch among conductors.

He brings the orchestra of which he is now Music Director to the Proms for a concert that includes one of Wagner's early operatic overtures and Beethoven's groundbreaking 3rd Symphony.

Orchestra and conductor are joined by one of the world's leading baritones, Simon Keenlyside, for Mahler's poignant songs setting poems by Friedrich Rückert on the subjects of life, love and death.

Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder

Simon Keenlyside, baritone

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 14th September at 2.00pm.

Rotterdam Philharmonic/Yannick Nezet-Seguin in music by Wagner and Mahler.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Swedish soprano Nina Stemme sings Berlioz's tender songs of love sought, found and lost with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Örebro, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard.

Also in the programme, romantic symphonies by Schumann and a new work by Albert Schnelzer.

Eight years before he began his First Symphony in 1841, Schumann began an earlier one.

Thomas Dausgaard - who has recorded a complete Schumann cycle with his agile Swedish Chamber Orchestra - opens with its sprightly first movement and ends the Proms' Schumann bicentenary symphony cycle with the biggest and most stirring of the set.

Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer pays tribute both to Haydn's playful character and to film director Tim Burton, born in the Californian city of Burbank.

Schumann: Symphony in G minor, 'Zwickau' (incomplete)

Berlioz: Les nuits d'été

Nina Stemme, soprano

Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Örebro

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Monday 30th August at 2.00pm.

Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard in music by Schumann and Berlioz.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Swedish soprano Nina Stemme sings Berlioz's tender songs of love sought, found and lost with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Örebro, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard.

Also in the programme, romantic symphonies by Schumann and a new work by Albert Schnelzer.

Eight years before he began his First Symphony in 1841, Schumann began an earlier one.

Thomas Dausgaard - who has recorded a complete Schumann cycle with his agile Swedish Chamber Orchestra - opens with its sprightly first movement and ends the Proms' Schumann bicentenary symphony cycle with the biggest and most stirring of the set.

Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer pays tribute both to Haydn's playful character and to film director Tim Burton, born in the Californian city of Burbank.

Schumann: Symphony in G minor, 'Zwickau' (incomplete)

Berlioz: Les nuits d'été

Nina Stemme, soprano

Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Örebro

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Monday 30th August at 2.00pm.

Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard in music by Schumann and Berlioz.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Vladimir Ashkenazy and the visiting Sydney Symphony perform Richard Strauss's lushly romantic waltzes which conjure up eighteenth-century Vienna, and Scriabin's multi-coloured Third Symphony which portrays the cosmic dance between the human spirit and the cosmos.

French-born pianist Hélène Grimaud joins them for Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, which dances to the rhythms of the Jazz Age.

R.

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - suite

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

Hélène Grimaud, piano

Sydney Symphony

Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Tuesday 31st August at 2.00pm.

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Sydney Symphony in music by Strauss and Ravel.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Vladimir Ashkenazy and the visiting Sydney Symphony perform Richard Strauss's lushly romantic waltzes which conjure up eighteenth-century Vienna, and Scriabin's multi-coloured Third Symphony which portrays the cosmic dance between the human spirit and the cosmos.

French-born pianist Hélène Grimaud joins them for Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, which dances to the rhythms of the Jazz Age.

R.

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - suite

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

Hélène Grimaud, piano

Sydney Symphony

Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Tuesday 31st August at 2.00pm.

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Sydney Symphony in music by Strauss and Ravel.

012010, Prom 53, Mozart, Sorensen, Grieg - Part 120100825

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Fiona Talkington

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra performs with joint Artistic Director Isabelle van Keulen and Principal Guest Director Leif Ove Andsnes leading from violin and piano respectively.

Two contrasting works by Mozart - the sparkling 'Haffner' Symphony and the more dramatic C minor Piano Concerto - frame Scandinavian pieces new and old: Grieg's beloved string-orchestra classic and Danish Bent Sørensen's new piano concerto, La mattina, which the composer regards as containing both his 'darkest and most profound' music.

Mozart: Symphony No.

35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'

Bent Sørensen: La mattina* (UK premiere)

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/director

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Isabelle van Keulen, director/leader

*Per Kristian Skalstad, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Thursday 2nd September at 2.00pm.

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra performs music by Mozart and Bent Sorensen.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Fiona Talkington

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra performs with joint Artistic Director Isabelle van Keulen and Principal Guest Director Leif Ove Andsnes leading from violin and piano respectively.

Two contrasting works by Mozart - the sparkling 'Haffner' Symphony and the more dramatic C minor Piano Concerto - frame Scandinavian pieces new and old: Grieg's beloved string-orchestra classic and Danish Bent Sørensen's new piano concerto, La mattina, which the composer regards as containing both his 'darkest and most profound' music.

Mozart: Symphony No.

35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'

Bent Sørensen: La mattina* (UK premiere)

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/director

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Isabelle van Keulen, director/leader

*Per Kristian Skalstad, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Thursday 2nd September at 2.00pm.

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra performs music by Mozart and Bent Sorensen.

012010, Prom 54, Turner, Barber, Sibelius - Part 120100826

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, conducts two enduring works by composers who fashioned a new aesthetic out of Romantic roots, and the world premiere of a new commission in his 50th-birthday year from jazz-inspired Mark-Anthony Turnage, who has resolved not to write 'an old man's piece'!

The expansive melodies and edgy pace of centenary composer Samuel Barber are at their most powerful in the Violin Concerto, played here by Israeli-American virtuoso Gil Shaham.

Sibelius's Second Symphony traces a path from terse drama to great affirmation.

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Hammered Out

(World Premiere - BBC co-commission with Los Angeles Phiharmonic)

Barber: Violin Concerto

Gil Shaham, violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Wednesday 8th September at 2.00pm.

BBC SO/David Robertson in Turnage: Hammered.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, conducts two enduring works by composers who fashioned a new aesthetic out of Romantic roots, and the world premiere of a new commission in his 50th-birthday year from jazz-inspired Mark-Anthony Turnage, who has resolved not to write 'an old man's piece'!

The expansive melodies and edgy pace of centenary composer Samuel Barber are at their most powerful in the Violin Concerto, played here by Israeli-American virtuoso Gil Shaham.

Sibelius's Second Symphony traces a path from terse drama to great affirmation.

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Hammered Out

(World Premiere - BBC co-commission with Los Angeles Phiharmonic)

Barber: Violin Concerto

Gil Shaham, violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Wednesday 8th September at 2.00pm.

BBC SO/David Robertson in Turnage: Hammered.

012010, Prom 56, Barber, Shostakovich, Bruckner - Part 120100827

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The first of two Proms given by the Minnesota Orchestra from the United States led by their Chief Conductor Osmo Vanska.

Tonight they begin with a rarely-heard work by Samuel Barber, a cinematically imagined tone poem which he wrote as a young man after reading Shelley's 'Prometheus Unbound'.

Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto - one of the most popular works in the cello repertoire but also one of the most difficult - is performed by young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the concert ends with Bruckner's 4th Symphony, labelled 'Romantic' by the composer and inspired by tales of medieval romance.

Barber: Music for a Scene from Shelley

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat major

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 3rd September at 2.00pm.

The Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vanska performs music by Barber and Shostakovich.

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2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The first of two Proms given by the Minnesota Orchestra from the United States led by their Chief Conductor Osmo Vanska.

Tonight they begin with a rarely-heard work by Samuel Barber, a cinematically imagined tone poem which he wrote as a young man after reading Shelley's 'Prometheus Unbound'.

Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto - one of the most popular works in the cello repertoire but also one of the most difficult - is performed by young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the concert ends with Bruckner's 4th Symphony, labelled 'Romantic' by the composer and inspired by tales of medieval romance.

Barber: Music for a Scene from Shelley

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat major

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 3rd September at 2.00pm.

The Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vanska performs music by Barber and Shostakovich.

012010, Prom 57, Berg, Beethoven - Part 120100828

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore.

In the second concert of their visit to the Proms, the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vanska perform Berg's last completed work alongside Beethoven's final symphony.

Violinist Gil Shaham is the soloist in Berg's concerto: a heartfelt tribute to a dead friend and dedicated "To the memory of an angel", and for the annual Proms performance of Beethoven's 9th - a work championing the brotherhood of humanity - the orchestra are joined by a line-up of international soloists and the BBC Symphony Chorus.

Berg: Violin Concerto

Gil Shaham, violin

Helena Juntunen, soprano

Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano

Eric Cutler, tenor

Neal Davies, bass

BBC Symphony Chorus

Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 6th September at 2.00pm.

Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vanska in Berg's Violin Concerto, with soloist Gil Shaham.

012010, Prom 57, Berg, Beethoven - Part 120100828

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore.

In the second concert of their visit to the Proms, the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vanska perform Berg's last completed work alongside Beethoven's final symphony.

Violinist Gil Shaham is the soloist in Berg's concerto: a heartfelt tribute to a dead friend and dedicated "To the memory of an angel", and for the annual Proms performance of Beethoven's 9th - a work championing the brotherhood of humanity - the orchestra are joined by a line-up of international soloists and the BBC Symphony Chorus.

Berg: Violin Concerto

Gil Shaham, violin

Helena Juntunen, soprano

Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano

Eric Cutler, tenor

Neal Davies, bass

BBC Symphony Chorus

Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 6th September at 2.00pm.

Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vanska in Berg's Violin Concerto, with soloist Gil Shaham.

012010, Prom 58, Dvorak, Martinu, Grieg, Janacek - Part 120100829

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the visiting Czech Philharmonic Orchestra frame their programme with Dvorak's ebullient, life-affirming Carnival Overture and his radiant 8th Symphony.

In between, Martinu's 6th Symphony dances with Czech and Moravian folk melodies and rhythms; there's a detour to the Norwegian fjords for Grieg's Piano Concerto with Lars Vogt; and back to the Moravian Janacek whose gentle Ballad of Blanik was inspired by recent Czech independence and the new nation's legendary guardians.

Dvorák: Overture, 'Carnival'

Martinu: Fantaisies symphoniques (Symphony No.

6)

Lars Vogt, piano

Czech Philhamonic Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 7th September at 2.20pm.

Czech Philharmonic/J Eliot Gardiner in Dvorak: Carnival Overture.

Martinu: Symphony No 6.

012010, Prom 58, Dvorak, Martinu, Grieg, Janacek - Part 120100829

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the visiting Czech Philharmonic Orchestra frame their programme with Dvorak's ebullient, life-affirming Carnival Overture and his radiant 8th Symphony.

In between, Martinu's 6th Symphony dances with Czech and Moravian folk melodies and rhythms; there's a detour to the Norwegian fjords for Grieg's Piano Concerto with Lars Vogt; and back to the Moravian Janacek whose gentle Ballad of Blanik was inspired by recent Czech independence and the new nation's legendary guardians.

Dvorák: Overture, 'Carnival'

Martinu: Fantaisies symphoniques (Symphony No.

6)

Lars Vogt, piano

Czech Philhamonic Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 7th September at 2.20pm.

Czech Philharmonic/J Eliot Gardiner in Dvorak: Carnival Overture.

Martinu: Symphony No 6.

012010, Prom 59, Children's Prom - Part 120100830

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The dynamic young conductor Nicholas Collon and his Aurora Orchestra take a whistle-stop tour through some exciting and enchanting moments in classical music for this Children's Prom.

Helping them on their journey are talented young musicians from the National Children's and National Youth Chamber Orchestras.

Adding to the fun onstage are Capoeira dancers, and a few additional surprises along the way.

Gabrieli: Canzon from the Sacrae Symphoniae

Lully: Alceste Suite - Louré pour les pecheurs

John Adams: Chamber Symphony - Finale

Bach (arr.

Chris Willis): Fugue

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.

5 in F sharp minor

Aurora Orchestra

National Children's Chamber Orchestra

National Youth Chamber Orchestra

Nicholas Collon, conductor.

Nicholas Collon conducts a children's Prom.

Features Gabrieli, Lully, Adams, Bach, Brahms.

012010, Prom 59, Children's Prom - Part 120100830

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The dynamic young conductor Nicholas Collon and his Aurora Orchestra take a whistle-stop tour through some exciting and enchanting moments in classical music for this Children's Prom.

Helping them on their journey are talented young musicians from the National Children's and National Youth Chamber Orchestras.

Adding to the fun onstage are Capoeira dancers, and a few additional surprises along the way.

Gabrieli: Canzon from the Sacrae Symphoniae

Lully: Alceste Suite - Louré pour les pecheurs

John Adams: Chamber Symphony - Finale

Bach (arr.

Chris Willis): Fugue

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.

5 in F sharp minor

Aurora Orchestra

National Children's Chamber Orchestra

National Youth Chamber Orchestra

Nicholas Collon, conductor.

Nicholas Collon conducts a children's Prom.

Features Gabrieli, Lully, Adams, Bach, Brahms.

012010, Prom 60, Walton, Arnold, Bernstein, Gershwin - Part 120100830

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Making his Proms debut, the BBC Concert Orchestra's new Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart brings some American dazzle to the Royal Albert Hall, along with some classic pieces associated with his other orchestra, the Boston Pops.

The programme includes a BBC commission from Graham Fitkin, who has composed PK for combined forces of the BBC Concert Orchestra and a family community group of musicians from Cornwall where he lives.

Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow

Arnold: Four Cornish Dances

Graham Fitkin: PK (BBC commission: world premiere)

BBC Proms Family Orchestra & Chorus

Graham Fitkin, conductor

Lincoln Abbotts, conductor

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart, conductor.

Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC CO in Walton, Butterworth, Arnold and Fitkin.

012010, Prom 60, Walton, Arnold, Bernstein, Gershwin - Part 120100830

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Making his Proms debut, the BBC Concert Orchestra's new Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart brings some American dazzle to the Royal Albert Hall, along with some classic pieces associated with his other orchestra, the Boston Pops.

The programme includes a BBC commission from Graham Fitkin, who has composed PK for combined forces of the BBC Concert Orchestra and a family community group of musicians from Cornwall where he lives.

Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow

Arnold: Four Cornish Dances

Graham Fitkin: PK (BBC commission: world premiere)

BBC Proms Family Orchestra & Chorus

Graham Fitkin, conductor

Lincoln Abbotts, conductor

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart, conductor.

Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC CO in Walton, Butterworth, Arnold and Fitkin.

012010, Prom 61, Hansel Und Gretel - Acts 1, 220100831

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Glyndebourne Festival Opera brings Hansel und Gretel to the Proms.

Humperdinck's tuneful opera adds layers of psychological meaning to Grimm's fairy tale of abandoned children, absent parents and things that go bump in the woods at night.

A delicious blend of styles from the fairy-music of Mendelssohn to the opulent harmonies and orchestration of Wagner, this is children's opera for grown-ups.

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (semi-staged; sung in German)

Acts I & II

Alice Coote, Hänsel

Lydia Teuscher, Gretel

Irmgard Vilsmaier, Mother

William Dazeley, Father

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Witch

Tara Erraught, Sandman

Ida Falk Winland, Dew Fairy

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Robin Ticciati, conductor.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera/Robin Ticciati in Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (Acts 1, 2).

012010, Prom 61, Hansel Und Gretel - Acts 1, 220100831

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Glyndebourne Festival Opera brings Hansel und Gretel to the Proms.

Humperdinck's tuneful opera adds layers of psychological meaning to Grimm's fairy tale of abandoned children, absent parents and things that go bump in the woods at night.

A delicious blend of styles from the fairy-music of Mendelssohn to the opulent harmonies and orchestration of Wagner, this is children's opera for grown-ups.

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (semi-staged; sung in German)

Acts I & II

Alice Coote, Hänsel

Lydia Teuscher, Gretel

Irmgard Vilsmaier, Mother

William Dazeley, Father

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Witch

Tara Erraught, Sandman

Ida Falk Winland, Dew Fairy

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Robin Ticciati, conductor.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera/Robin Ticciati in Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (Acts 1, 2).

012010, Prom 62, Hindemith, Mahler, Bruckner - Part 120100901

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Proms welcomes the last of its youth orchestras for this season.

The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra was founded 25 years ago by Claudio Abbado and nowadays chooses from among the world's leading conductors for its tours.

The veteran Swedish maestro Herbert Blomstedt has made something of a speciality of the music of Hindemith and Bruckner and the concert features symphonies by both composers - the orchestral work that Hindemith based on his opera about 'Mathis the Painter' and Bruckner's final unfinished masterpiece.

Between these symphonies, the leading German baritone Christian Gerhaher sings Mahler's youthful 'Songs of a Wayfarer', telling of a young man's unrequited love.

Hindemith: Symphony 'Mathis der Maler'

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Christian Gerhaher, baritone

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 16th September at 2.00pm.

The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt performs Hindemith and Mahler.

012010, Prom 62, Hindemith, Mahler, Bruckner - Part 120100901

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Proms welcomes the last of its youth orchestras for this season.

The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra was founded 25 years ago by Claudio Abbado and nowadays chooses from among the world's leading conductors for its tours.

The veteran Swedish maestro Herbert Blomstedt has made something of a speciality of the music of Hindemith and Bruckner and the concert features symphonies by both composers - the orchestral work that Hindemith based on his opera about 'Mathis the Painter' and Bruckner's final unfinished masterpiece.

Between these symphonies, the leading German baritone Christian Gerhaher sings Mahler's youthful 'Songs of a Wayfarer', telling of a young man's unrequited love.

Hindemith: Symphony 'Mathis der Maler'

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Christian Gerhaher, baritone

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 16th September at 2.00pm.

The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under Herbert Blomstedt performs Hindemith and Mahler.

012010, Prom 63, Rameau, Canteloube, Matalon, Mussorgsky - Part 120100902

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales' French-born associate conductor, François-Xavier Roth, directs a mainly French-flavoured programme beginning with a brilliant suite by Rameau and a selection of Canteloube's seductive folk song settings.

The title of Paris-based Argentinian composer Martin Matalon's new work translates as 'Lines of Flight' and relates to a technique in drawing where added lines produce depth and perspective in a picture.

Finally a rarely-heard version of Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated with characteristic flair and imagination by founder of the Proms, Sir Henry Wood.

Rameau: Dardanus - suite

Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne - selection

Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

François-Xavier Roth, conductor

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 9th September at 2.20pm.

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Francois-Xavier Roth in Rameau and Canteloube.

012010, Prom 63, Rameau, Canteloube, Matalon, Mussorgsky - Part 120100902

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales' French-born associate conductor, François-Xavier Roth, directs a mainly French-flavoured programme beginning with a brilliant suite by Rameau and a selection of Canteloube's seductive folk song settings.

The title of Paris-based Argentinian composer Martin Matalon's new work translates as 'Lines of Flight' and relates to a technique in drawing where added lines produce depth and perspective in a picture.

Finally a rarely-heard version of Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated with characteristic flair and imagination by founder of the Proms, Sir Henry Wood.

Rameau: Dardanus - suite

Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne - selection

Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

François-Xavier Roth, conductor

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 9th September at 2.20pm.

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Francois-Xavier Roth in Rameau and Canteloube.

012010, Prom 65, Beethoven, Mahler - Part 120100903

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Simon Rattle and his renowned Berlin Philharmoniker bring a feast of Austro-German classics to the Proms, in two concerts on successive nights, beginning with symphonies by Beethoven and Mahler - the youthful, precocious piece with which Mahler launched his symphonic odyssey, and Beethoven's punchy 4th Symphony, a work packed with drama beneath its sunny surfaces.

Beethoven: Symphony No.

4 in B flat major

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 13th September at 2.00pm.

Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic performs Beethoven's Symphony No 4 in B flat.

012010, Prom 65, Beethoven, Mahler - Part 120100903

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Simon Rattle and his renowned Berlin Philharmoniker bring a feast of Austro-German classics to the Proms, in two concerts on successive nights, beginning with symphonies by Beethoven and Mahler - the youthful, precocious piece with which Mahler launched his symphonic odyssey, and Beethoven's punchy 4th Symphony, a work packed with drama beneath its sunny surfaces.

Beethoven: Symphony No.

4 in B flat major

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 13th September at 2.00pm.

Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic performs Beethoven's Symphony No 4 in B flat.

012010, Prom 66, Wagner, Strauss, Webern, Berg - Part 120100904

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

In the second of their two BBC Proms this year, Simon Rattle and his renowned Berlin orchestra play music from the heart of the Austro-German repertoire.

The atmospheric prelude to Wagner's last opera, is followed by Richard Strauss's swansong, with popular Finnish soprano, Karita Mattila, composed in the 1940s but full of nostalgia for the first Romantic age.

After the interval, music from the avant-garde maelstrom of early twentieth-century Vienna, as Schoenberg and his pupils Berg and Webern take their cue from the innovations of Wagner, Strauss and Mahler to split traditional tonality at the seams.

Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude (Act 1)

R.

Strauss: Four Last Songs

Karita Mattila (soprano)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 10th September at 2.20pm.

Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in music by Wagner and Strauss.

012010, Prom 66, Wagner, Strauss, Webern, Berg - Part 120100904

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

In the second of their two BBC Proms this year, Simon Rattle and his renowned Berlin orchestra play music from the heart of the Austro-German repertoire.

The atmospheric prelude to Wagner's last opera, is followed by Richard Strauss's swansong, with popular Finnish soprano, Karita Mattila, composed in the 1940s but full of nostalgia for the first Romantic age.

After the interval, music from the avant-garde maelstrom of early twentieth-century Vienna, as Schoenberg and his pupils Berg and Webern take their cue from the innovations of Wagner, Strauss and Mahler to split traditional tonality at the seams.

Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude (Act 1)

R.

Strauss: Four Last Songs

Karita Mattila (soprano)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 10th September at 2.20pm.

Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in music by Wagner and Strauss.

012010, Prom 67, Last Night Of The Proms 1910 - Part 120100905

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

In the first of two concerts paying tribute to Proms founder conductor Sir Henry Wood, Paul Daniel joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in a recreation of the mammoth Last Night of the Proms from 1910.

The original programme has been supplemented by a BBC commission, continuing Wood's commitment to new works.

David Matthews' Dark Pastoral is based on a small fragment of a Cello Concerto by Vaughan Williams.

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman - overture

Beethoven: Rondino for wind octet

Paganini, arr.

Pitt: Moto perpetuo

Musorgsky, orch.

Henry Wood: The Peep-Show

Bizet: 'L'Arlésienne - Suites Nos.

1 & 2 (excerpts)

David Matthews/Vaughan Williams: Dark Pastoral (BBC commission: world premiere)

Dvorák: Rondo in G minor, Op.

94

Beethoven: Overture 'Leonora' No.

3, Op.

72

Thomas: Mignon - 'Connais-tu le pays?'

Dvorák, orch.

Henry Wood: Humoresque in G flat major, Op.

101 No.

7

Wagner: Kaisermarsch

Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano)

Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

Steven Isserlis (cello)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Paul Daniel (conductor).

Recreating 1910's Last Night of the Proms, with Wagner, Beethoven, Paganini, Mussorgsky.

012010, Prom 67, Last Night Of The Proms 1910 - Part 120100905

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

In the first of two concerts paying tribute to Proms founder conductor Sir Henry Wood, Paul Daniel joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in a recreation of the mammoth Last Night of the Proms from 1910.

The original programme has been supplemented by a BBC commission, continuing Wood's commitment to new works.

David Matthews' Dark Pastoral is based on a small fragment of a Cello Concerto by Vaughan Williams.

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman - overture

Beethoven: Rondino for wind octet

Paganini, arr.

Pitt: Moto perpetuo

Musorgsky, orch.

Henry Wood: The Peep-Show

Bizet: 'L'Arlésienne - Suites Nos.

1 & 2 (excerpts)

David Matthews/Vaughan Williams: Dark Pastoral (BBC commission: world premiere)

Dvorák: Rondo in G minor, Op.

94

Beethoven: Overture 'Leonora' No.

3, Op.

72

Thomas: Mignon - 'Connais-tu le pays?'

Dvorák, orch.

Henry Wood: Humoresque in G flat major, Op.

101 No.

7

Wagner: Kaisermarsch

Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano)

Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

Steven Isserlis (cello)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Paul Daniel (conductor).

Recreating 1910's Last Night of the Proms, with Wagner, Beethoven, Paganini, Mussorgsky.

012010, Prom 68, Bliss, Bax, Sibelius, Parry - Part 120100905

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

To complete Henry Wood day, the Ulster Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor Paul Watkins perform music either premiered by or closely associated with Sir Henry Wood, founder conductor of the Proms.

There is inevitably a strong English flavour to the programme with works by Arthur Bliss, Arnold Bax and Hubert Parry.

An English composer forgotten now, but who gained recognition in her day, is Dorothy Howell, whose symphonic poem 'Lamia' was given its first performance at a Henry Wood Prom in 1919.

The other works from Russia and Finland were all given their UK premiere performances by Henry Wood - including Rachmaninov's expansive First Piano Concerto, played tonight by soloist Steven Osborne.

Bliss: Birthday Fanfare for Sir Henry Wood

Bax: London Pageant

Dorothy Howell: Lamia

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.

1 in F sharp minor (revised version)

Steven Osborne (piano)

Ulster Orchestra

Paul Watkins (conductor).

The Ulster Orchestra in music linked with Henry Wood by Bliss, Bax, Howell, Rachmaninov.

012010, Prom 68, Bliss, Bax, Sibelius, Parry - Part 120100905

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

To complete Henry Wood day, the Ulster Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor Paul Watkins perform music either premiered by or closely associated with Sir Henry Wood, founder conductor of the Proms.

There is inevitably a strong English flavour to the programme with works by Arthur Bliss, Arnold Bax and Hubert Parry.

An English composer forgotten now, but who gained recognition in her day, is Dorothy Howell, whose symphonic poem 'Lamia' was given its first performance at a Henry Wood Prom in 1919.

The other works from Russia and Finland were all given their UK premiere performances by Henry Wood - including Rachmaninov's expansive First Piano Concerto, played tonight by soloist Steven Osborne.

Bliss: Birthday Fanfare for Sir Henry Wood

Bax: London Pageant

Dorothy Howell: Lamia

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.

1 in F sharp minor (revised version)

Steven Osborne (piano)

Ulster Orchestra

Paul Watkins (conductor).

The Ulster Orchestra in music linked with Henry Wood by Bliss, Bax, Howell, Rachmaninov.

012010, Prom 72, Wagner, Davies, Bruckner - Part 120100908

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Bruckner, like his hero Wagner, composed on a vast scale.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor, Jiri Belohlávek, pairs the festive prelude from Act 3 of Wagner's 'swan knight' romance with the most overarching and open-hearted of Bruckner's nine symphonies - a work whose slow movement was composed in the shadow of Wagner's death and enshrines Bruckner's musical memorial to the man he revered as the 'Master'.

Always a composer of vivid and funky surprises, Tansy Davies promises in her new work to take us on a journey through the Tarot pack.

Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude (Act 3)

Tansy Davies: Wild Card (BBC Commission; World Premiere)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlávek (conductor).

BBC SO/Jiri Belohlavek in Wagner: Lohengrin (Prelude to Act 3).

Tansy Davies: Wild Card.

012010, Prom 72, Wagner, Davies, Bruckner - Part 120100908

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Bruckner, like his hero Wagner, composed on a vast scale.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor, Jiri Belohlávek, pairs the festive prelude from Act 3 of Wagner's 'swan knight' romance with the most overarching and open-hearted of Bruckner's nine symphonies - a work whose slow movement was composed in the shadow of Wagner's death and enshrines Bruckner's musical memorial to the man he revered as the 'Master'.

Always a composer of vivid and funky surprises, Tansy Davies promises in her new work to take us on a journey through the Tarot pack.

Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude (Act 3)

Tansy Davies: Wild Card (BBC Commission; World Premiere)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlávek (conductor).

BBC SO/Jiri Belohlavek in Wagner: Lohengrin (Prelude to Act 3).

Tansy Davies: Wild Card.

012010, Prom 74, Schubert, Schumann, Mozart - Part 120100909

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Romantic spirit of bicentenary composer Schumann hovers above the central works of this concert.

His lyrical 'Introduction and Allegro appassionato' - in effect a single-movement piano concerto - is played by Finghin Collins, and Dorothea Röschmann is the soloist in Robin Holloway's illumination of Schumann's last song cycle, which sets poems and prayers by Mary Queen of Scots, written during her incarceration by her cousin Elizabeth I.

Gianandrea Noseda frames these works with two well-known penultimate symphonies - Schubert's tantalisingly 'Unfinished' but nonetheless perfect work, and what is probably Mozart's darkest masterpiece.

Schubert: Symphony No.

8 in B minor, 'Unfinished'

Schumann: Introduction and Allegro appassionato in G major, Op.

92

Finghin Collins (piano)

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

The BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda performs Schubert and Schumann.

012010, Prom 74, Schubert, Schumann, Mozart - Part 120100909

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Romantic spirit of bicentenary composer Schumann hovers above the central works of this concert.

His lyrical 'Introduction and Allegro appassionato' - in effect a single-movement piano concerto - is played by Finghin Collins, and Dorothea Röschmann is the soloist in Robin Holloway's illumination of Schumann's last song cycle, which sets poems and prayers by Mary Queen of Scots, written during her incarceration by her cousin Elizabeth I.

Gianandrea Noseda frames these works with two well-known penultimate symphonies - Schubert's tantalisingly 'Unfinished' but nonetheless perfect work, and what is probably Mozart's darkest masterpiece.

Schubert: Symphony No.

8 in B minor, 'Unfinished'

Schumann: Introduction and Allegro appassionato in G major, Op.

92

Finghin Collins (piano)

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

The BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda performs Schubert and Schumann.

012010, Prom 76, Last Night Of The Proms - Part 120100911

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein host the traditional Last Night festivities as Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform an evening of great music, vivid colour and occasional noises-off.

Adding the solo glamour are American soprano Renee Fleming and Ukrainian born viola player Maxim Rysanov each acknowledged for the excellence of their music making as well as their on-stage elegance.

Known for her roles as great operatic heroines, Fleming sings a series of intimate songs by Richard Strauss and what is perhaps her signature piece - Rusalka's romantic entreaty to the moon.

Rysanov, a current Radio 3 New Generation Artist, performs his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme and movements from Vaughan Williams rarely-heard Viola Suite.

Other works include the premiere of Jonathan Dove's joyous setting of a poem by Walt Whitman, Tchaikovsky's sun-drenched homage to Italy and there's an opportunity for the combined forces of the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus to shine in Parry's much loved choral ode.

All this and the traditional Last Night fare make this one of the musical highlights of the year.

Jonathan Dove: A Song of Joys (BBC Commission - world premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien

Tchaikovsky arr.

Rysanov: Variations on a Rococo Theme

Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

R.

Strauss: Verfahrung, Op.

33.

No.

1

Strauss: Freundliche Vision, Op.

48 No.

Strauss: Standchen, Op.

17 No.

2

Strauss: Winterweihe, Op.

48.

4

Strauss: Zueignung, Op.

10 No.

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Renee Fleming (soprano)

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).

Soprano Renee Fleming adds the glamour to the traditional Last Night of the Proms.

012010, Prom 76, Last Night Of The Proms - Part 120100911

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein host the traditional Last Night festivities as Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform an evening of great music, vivid colour and occasional noises-off.

Adding the solo glamour are American soprano Renee Fleming and Ukrainian born viola player Maxim Rysanov each acknowledged for the excellence of their music making as well as their on-stage elegance.

Known for her roles as great operatic heroines, Fleming sings a series of intimate songs by Richard Strauss and what is perhaps her signature piece - Rusalka's romantic entreaty to the moon.

Rysanov, a current Radio 3 New Generation Artist, performs his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme and movements from Vaughan Williams rarely-heard Viola Suite.

Other works include the premiere of Jonathan Dove's joyous setting of a poem by Walt Whitman, Tchaikovsky's sun-drenched homage to Italy and there's an opportunity for the combined forces of the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus to shine in Parry's much loved choral ode.

All this and the traditional Last Night fare make this one of the musical highlights of the year.

Jonathan Dove: A Song of Joys (BBC Commission - world premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien

Tchaikovsky arr.

Rysanov: Variations on a Rococo Theme

Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

R.

Strauss: Verfahrung, Op.

33.

No.

1

Strauss: Freundliche Vision, Op.

48 No.

Strauss: Standchen, Op.

17 No.

2

Strauss: Winterweihe, Op.

48.

4

Strauss: Zueignung, Op.

10 No.

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Renee Fleming (soprano)

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).

Soprano Renee Fleming adds the glamour to the traditional Last Night of the Proms.

022010, Prom 35, Ligeti, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius - Part 220100811

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Thomas Dausgaard conducts his Danish orchestra and choirs in an expansive, almost cosmic, programme.

Three short choral pieces by György Ligeti - including Lux aeterna, heard in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey - take us to ethereal heights, while Ligeti himself recognised the mesmeric, free-floating character of Rued Langgaard's 1918 Music of the Spheres as prefiguring his own style.

Tchaikovsky's captivating concerto and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony, overwhelming in its nobly expansive final-movement 'Swan Hymn' climax, complete the evening.

Ligeti: Lux aeterna

Langgaard: Music of the Spheres (UK premiere)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Danish National Concert Choir

Danish National Vocal Ensemble

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 16th August at 2pm.

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the Danish National SO in music by Ligeti and Rued Langgard.

022010, Prom 35, Ligeti, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius - Part 220100811

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Thomas Dausgaard conducts his Danish orchestra and choirs in an expansive, almost cosmic, programme.

Three short choral pieces by György Ligeti - including Lux aeterna, heard in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey - take us to ethereal heights, while Ligeti himself recognised the mesmeric, free-floating character of Rued Langgaard's 1918 Music of the Spheres as prefiguring his own style.

Tchaikovsky's captivating concerto and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony, overwhelming in its nobly expansive final-movement 'Swan Hymn' climax, complete the evening.

Ligeti: Lux aeterna

Langgaard: Music of the Spheres (UK premiere)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Danish National Concert Choir

Danish National Vocal Ensemble

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 16th August at 2pm.

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the Danish National SO in music by Ligeti and Rued Langgard.

022010, Prom 58, Dvorak, Martinu, Grieg, Janacek - Part 220100829

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the visiting Czech Philharmonic Orchestra frame their programme with Dvorak's ebullient, life-affirming Carnival Overture and his radiant 8th Symphony.

In between, Martinu's 6th Symphony dances with Czech and Moravian folk melodies and rhythms; there's a detour to the Norwegian fjords for Grieg's Piano Concerto with Lars Vogt; and back to the Moravian Janacek whose gentle Ballad of Blanik was inspired by recent Czech independence and the new nation's legendary guardians.

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

Lars Vogt, piano

Czech Philhamonic Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 7th September at 2.20pm.

Czech Philharmonic/John Eliot Gardiner in Grieg: Piano Concerto (soloist - Lars Vogt).

022010, Prom 58, Dvorak, Martinu, Grieg, Janacek - Part 220100829

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the visiting Czech Philharmonic Orchestra frame their programme with Dvorak's ebullient, life-affirming Carnival Overture and his radiant 8th Symphony.

In between, Martinu's 6th Symphony dances with Czech and Moravian folk melodies and rhythms; there's a detour to the Norwegian fjords for Grieg's Piano Concerto with Lars Vogt; and back to the Moravian Janacek whose gentle Ballad of Blanik was inspired by recent Czech independence and the new nation's legendary guardians.

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

Lars Vogt, piano

Czech Philhamonic Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 7th September at 2.20pm.

Czech Philharmonic/John Eliot Gardiner in Grieg: Piano Concerto (soloist - Lars Vogt).

02 LAST2010, Prom 19, Sondheim At 80 - Part 220100731

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Sondheim at 80

In celebration of Stephen Sondheim's unique talents a star-studded cast performs songs from some of his best-loved shows.

Bryn Terfel is the demon barber of Fleet Street and he's joined by Maria Freedman, Simon Russell Beale, Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell, with a special guest appearance from Dame Judi Dench.

David Charles Abell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, aspiring young performers supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and a specially formed BBC Proms Sondheim Ensemble.

Sondheim: Selections from Sweeney Todd, Company, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Merrily We Roll Along and Sunday In The Park With George.

Bryn Terfel, Maria Friedman, Simon Russell Beale, Dame Judi Dench

Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans & Jenna Russell, vocalists

BBC Proms Sondheim Ensemble

BBC Performing Arts Fund Singers

BBC Concert Orchestra

David Charles Abell, conductor.

The BBC CO and David Charles Abell celebrate the 80th birthday of Stephen Sondheim.

02 LAST2010, Prom 19, Sondheim At 80 - Part 220100731

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Sondheim at 80

In celebration of Stephen Sondheim's unique talents a star-studded cast performs songs from some of his best-loved shows.

Bryn Terfel is the demon barber of Fleet Street and he's joined by Maria Freedman, Simon Russell Beale, Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell, with a special guest appearance from Dame Judi Dench.

David Charles Abell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, aspiring young performers supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and a specially formed BBC Proms Sondheim Ensemble.

Sondheim: Selections from Sweeney Todd, Company, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Merrily We Roll Along and Sunday In The Park With George.

Bryn Terfel, Maria Friedman, Simon Russell Beale, Dame Judi Dench

Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans & Jenna Russell, vocalists

BBC Proms Sondheim Ensemble

BBC Performing Arts Fund Singers

BBC Concert Orchestra

David Charles Abell, conductor.

The BBC CO and David Charles Abell celebrate the 80th birthday of Stephen Sondheim.

02 LAST2010, Prom 21, Berlioz, Wagner - Part 220100801

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Sir Simon Rattle evokes two iconic pairs of lovers in Berlioz's response to Shakespeare, and Wagner's re-working of a medieval celtic legend, with the distinguished soloists Violetta Urman and Ben Heppner as Isolde and Tristan, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Berlioz first discovered Shakespeare through performances of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, involving his future wife Harriet Smithson, and these had a deep influence on his work.

In his dramatic symphony based on the star-crossed lovers' tale, he pays hommage to Beethoven, and in later life he looked upon this Love Scene as one of his greatest achievements.

Attending one of the early performances of Romeo and Juliet in Paris was Richard Wagner, who later drew inspiration from this for Tristan and Isolde.

He became intrigued with the medieval romantic legend at a time when he was enthralled with Matilde von Wesendonck, and he poured some of his most heartfelt passion into the opera.

Act 2 is laden with the erotically charged symbolism of Night and Day, with the lovers constrained by propriety in the Day, only able to freely express their desires in the Night.

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Act 2

Isolde....Violeta Urmana, soprano

Tristan....Ben Heppner, tenor

King Mark....Franz-Josef Selig, bass

Brangane....Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

Melot....Timothy Robinson, tenor

Kurwenal....Henk Neven, baritone

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 5th August at 2pm.

Act 2 of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde with the OAE and Sir Simon Rattle

02 LAST2010, Prom 21, Berlioz, Wagner - Part 220100801

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor.

Sir Simon Rattle evokes two iconic pairs of lovers in Berlioz's response to Shakespeare, and Wagner's re-working of a medieval celtic legend, with the distinguished soloists Violetta Urman and Ben Heppner as Isolde and Tristan, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Berlioz first discovered Shakespeare through performances of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, involving his future wife Harriet Smithson, and these had a deep influence on his work.

In his dramatic symphony based on the star-crossed lovers' tale, he pays hommage to Beethoven, and in later life he looked upon this Love Scene as one of his greatest achievements.

Attending one of the early performances of Romeo and Juliet in Paris was Richard Wagner, who later drew inspiration from this for Tristan and Isolde.

He became intrigued with the medieval romantic legend at a time when he was enthralled with Matilde von Wesendonck, and he poured some of his most heartfelt passion into the opera.

Act 2 is laden with the erotically charged symbolism of Night and Day, with the lovers constrained by propriety in the Day, only able to freely express their desires in the Night.

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Act 2

Isolde....Violeta Urmana, soprano

Tristan....Ben Heppner, tenor

King Mark....Franz-Josef Selig, bass

Brangane....Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

Melot....Timothy Robinson, tenor

Kurwenal....Henk Neven, baritone

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 5th August at 2pm.

Act 2 of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde with the OAE and Sir Simon Rattle

02 LAST2010, Prom 27, Foulds, Beethoven, Strauss - Part 220100806

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The pianist Paul Lewis pays his third visit to the Royal Albert Hall this season for the next concerto in his Beethoven concerto cycle, this time with the Halle and its Music Director, Sir Mark Elder.

Beethoven's Third concerto is more turbulent than those that precede it, and it shows a more experimental side of Beethoven's musical language.

The concert opens with music by John Foulds who had a varied life as a musician - as a cellist with the Halle, as a conductor, a cinema pianist, and a composer of both serious and light music.

He had a fascination for Indian music and mysticism, and this had an impact on his work.

In this symphonic poem he evokes a spring day.

In the final work Strauss places himself at the forefront of his epic tone poem, casting himself as the central heroic figure and portraying his own life as a struggle against adversity.

R.

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Paul Lewis, piano

Halle

Sir Mark Elder, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 11th August at 2pm.

Mark Elder leads the Halle in Strauss' orchestral showpiece Ein Heldenleben.

02 LAST2010, Prom 27, Foulds, Beethoven, Strauss - Part 220100806

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The pianist Paul Lewis pays his third visit to the Royal Albert Hall this season for the next concerto in his Beethoven concerto cycle, this time with the Halle and its Music Director, Sir Mark Elder.

Beethoven's Third concerto is more turbulent than those that precede it, and it shows a more experimental side of Beethoven's musical language.

The concert opens with music by John Foulds who had a varied life as a musician - as a cellist with the Halle, as a conductor, a cinema pianist, and a composer of both serious and light music.

He had a fascination for Indian music and mysticism, and this had an impact on his work.

In this symphonic poem he evokes a spring day.

In the final work Strauss places himself at the forefront of his epic tone poem, casting himself as the central heroic figure and portraying his own life as a struggle against adversity.

R.

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Paul Lewis, piano

Halle

Sir Mark Elder, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 11th August at 2pm.

Mark Elder leads the Halle in Strauss' orchestral showpiece Ein Heldenleben.

02 LAST2010, Prom 29, Part 220100807

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod.

The National Youth Orchestra's annual Prom puts the spotlight this year on two brilliantly orchestrated nineteenth century French masterworks: Paul Dukas's thrilling mix of witty narrative and symphonic momentum and the symphony that made the young Hector Berlioz's name.

Both works have a dark side - the Sorcerer's Apprentice summoning the anarchic spirits while his master is out of the way and the opium-fuelled nightmares of a young love-sick artist which include his own execution and a witches Sabbath.

The programme also includes the London premiere of Julian Anderson's own capricious, contrast-packed 'Fantasias' a work which showcases the plentiful talent in each of the NYO's instrumental sections in turn.

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 12th August at 2pm.

Semyon Bychkov conducts the National Youth Orchestra in Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

02 LAST2010, Prom 29, Part 220100807

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod.

The National Youth Orchestra's annual Prom puts the spotlight this year on two brilliantly orchestrated nineteenth century French masterworks: Paul Dukas's thrilling mix of witty narrative and symphonic momentum and the symphony that made the young Hector Berlioz's name.

Both works have a dark side - the Sorcerer's Apprentice summoning the anarchic spirits while his master is out of the way and the opium-fuelled nightmares of a young love-sick artist which include his own execution and a witches Sabbath.

The programme also includes the London premiere of Julian Anderson's own capricious, contrast-packed 'Fantasias' a work which showcases the plentiful talent in each of the NYO's instrumental sections in turn.

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 12th August at 2pm.

Semyon Bychkov conducts the National Youth Orchestra in Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

02 LAST2010, Prom 31, Part 220100808

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Sir Andrew Davis returns to the BBC Proms as Conductor Laureate of the BBC Symphony Orchestra with a typically wide-ranging programme of music whose pairings reflect musical homages.

'Mozart always smiled; his music also smiled,' said Messiaen of Mozart - which explains the title of his Mozart tribute Un sourire.

That prefaces one of Mozart's ebullient piano concertos, and the second half of the concert couples one of Brahms's greatest works with a tribute from one of his English admirers

Parry: Elegy for Brahms

Brahms: Symphony No.

4 in E minor

Louis Lortie (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 13th August at 2pm.

BBC SO/Andrew Davis in Parry's Elegy for Brahms and Brahms's Symphony No 4 in E minor.

02 LAST2010, Prom 31, Part 220100808

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Sir Andrew Davis returns to the BBC Proms as Conductor Laureate of the BBC Symphony Orchestra with a typically wide-ranging programme of music whose pairings reflect musical homages.

'Mozart always smiled; his music also smiled,' said Messiaen of Mozart - which explains the title of his Mozart tribute Un sourire.

That prefaces one of Mozart's ebullient piano concertos, and the second half of the concert couples one of Brahms's greatest works with a tribute from one of his English admirers

Parry: Elegy for Brahms

Brahms: Symphony No.

4 in E minor

Louis Lortie (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 13th August at 2pm.

BBC SO/Andrew Davis in Parry's Elegy for Brahms and Brahms's Symphony No 4 in E minor.

02 LAST2010, Prom 32, Tchaikovsky, Janacek, Berlioz - Part 220100809

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

The European Youth Orchestra performs three gripping orchestral narratives: Tchaikovsky's hyper-Romantic portrayal of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers with possibly the world's most famous love-theme, Janacek's powerful depiction of 3 episodes from Gogol's novel about Cossack bravery; and finally Berlioz's symphonic re-imagining of Byron's epic poem about the travels of a world-weary young man, disillusioned with a life of pleasure.

Berlioz portrays the melancholy dreamer through the solo viola.

Berlioz: Harold in Italy

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Matthias Bamert (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 18th August at 2pm.

Mathias Bamert conducts the European Union Youth Orchestra in Berlioz's Harold in Italy.

02 LAST2010, Prom 32, Tchaikovsky, Janacek, Berlioz - Part 220100809

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

The European Youth Orchestra performs three gripping orchestral narratives: Tchaikovsky's hyper-Romantic portrayal of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers with possibly the world's most famous love-theme, Janacek's powerful depiction of 3 episodes from Gogol's novel about Cossack bravery; and finally Berlioz's symphonic re-imagining of Byron's epic poem about the travels of a world-weary young man, disillusioned with a life of pleasure.

Berlioz portrays the melancholy dreamer through the solo viola.

Berlioz: Harold in Italy

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

European Union Youth Orchestra

Matthias Bamert (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 18th August at 2pm.

Mathias Bamert conducts the European Union Youth Orchestra in Berlioz's Harold in Italy.

02 LAST2010, Prom 34, Schreker, Korngold, Mahler - Part 220100810

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

The conductor Ingo Metzmacher and his Berlin orchestra evoke the spirit of turn-of the century Vienna with an orchestral dream sequence, a romantic concerto and an epic symphony.

Gustav Mahler had a profound influence on the younger generation of Austrian composers, and Franz Schreker was no exception.

In his operas he experimented with sounds and colours in a highly expressive way, and this orchestral interlude could almost be a counterpart to Mahler's nocturnal movements in his Seventh Symphony.

In his youth, Erich Korngold was mentored by Mahler, who pronounced the younger composer to be a genius when only 9 years old.

After leaving Vienna for Hollywood he focussed on the movies, but his Violin Concerto marked a return to the concert platform and is suffused with lush harmonies recalling his early days in Austria, as well as cleverly incorporating themes from his film scores.

It remains one of his most popular works.

Mahler's symphonies are at once highly personal and universal, running the full gamut of human emotions.

The Seventh includes bittersweet questions on the meaning of existence, a night-walk, a nightmarish scherzo, a magical serenade and an exuberant celebratory finale.

Mahler: Symphony No.

7

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 17th September at 2pm.

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Ingo Metzmacher in Mahler: Symphony No 7.

02 LAST2010, Prom 34, Schreker, Korngold, Mahler - Part 220100810

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Suzy Klein.

The conductor Ingo Metzmacher and his Berlin orchestra evoke the spirit of turn-of the century Vienna with an orchestral dream sequence, a romantic concerto and an epic symphony.

Gustav Mahler had a profound influence on the younger generation of Austrian composers, and Franz Schreker was no exception.

In his operas he experimented with sounds and colours in a highly expressive way, and this orchestral interlude could almost be a counterpart to Mahler's nocturnal movements in his Seventh Symphony.

In his youth, Erich Korngold was mentored by Mahler, who pronounced the younger composer to be a genius when only 9 years old.

After leaving Vienna for Hollywood he focussed on the movies, but his Violin Concerto marked a return to the concert platform and is suffused with lush harmonies recalling his early days in Austria, as well as cleverly incorporating themes from his film scores.

It remains one of his most popular works.

Mahler's symphonies are at once highly personal and universal, running the full gamut of human emotions.

The Seventh includes bittersweet questions on the meaning of existence, a night-walk, a nightmarish scherzo, a magical serenade and an exuberant celebratory finale.

Mahler: Symphony No.

7

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 17th September at 2pm.

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Ingo Metzmacher in Mahler: Symphony No 7.

02 LAST2010, Prom 36, Berlioz, Chopin, Roussel, Ravel - Part 220100812

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Proms debut of young French conductor Lionel Bringuier as he leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in works by three of his compatriots as well as Chopin's youthfully romantic Second Piano Concerto.

Chopin wrote his concerto at the age of 19 while crazily in love with an opera singer, but it's the work itself which is the object of adoration for tonight's soloist Nelson Freire who describes himself as having something of a 'crush' on the piece after first hearing it as a teenager.

It provides a suitable celebration to mark the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.

The three other works on the programme chart French music over a century of changing musical tastes, beginning in 1844 with Berlioz's vivid evocation of a swashbuckling pirate adventure in his overture 'Le corsaire'.

By 1912 the tides of modernism influenced Ravel's lavishly scored, pastoral ballet Daphnis and Chloë, with its famous opening soundscape of dawn breaking over the forest canopy, and by the 1930s Roussel's Third Symphony reflected the trends of neo-classicism.

Roussel: Symphony No.

3

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë - Suite No.

2

Nelson Freire (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Lionel Bringuier (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 25th August at 2.30pm.

BBC SO/Lionel Bringuier in Roussel: Symphony No 3.

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2.

02 LAST2010, Prom 36, Berlioz, Chopin, Roussel, Ravel - Part 220100812

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Proms debut of young French conductor Lionel Bringuier as he leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in works by three of his compatriots as well as Chopin's youthfully romantic Second Piano Concerto.

Chopin wrote his concerto at the age of 19 while crazily in love with an opera singer, but it's the work itself which is the object of adoration for tonight's soloist Nelson Freire who describes himself as having something of a 'crush' on the piece after first hearing it as a teenager.

It provides a suitable celebration to mark the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.

The three other works on the programme chart French music over a century of changing musical tastes, beginning in 1844 with Berlioz's vivid evocation of a swashbuckling pirate adventure in his overture 'Le corsaire'.

By 1912 the tides of modernism influenced Ravel's lavishly scored, pastoral ballet Daphnis and Chloë, with its famous opening soundscape of dawn breaking over the forest canopy, and by the 1930s Roussel's Third Symphony reflected the trends of neo-classicism.

Roussel: Symphony No.

3

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë - Suite No.

2

Nelson Freire (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Lionel Bringuier (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 25th August at 2.30pm.

BBC SO/Lionel Bringuier in Roussel: Symphony No 3.

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2.

02 LAST2010, Prom 37, Verdi, Dallapiccola, Bruch, Schumann - Part 220100813

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic returns to the Proms with Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.

The first part of the concert conjures up flavours of Noseda's native Italy, commencing with Verdi's overture to his opera 'The Force of Destiny'.

Dallapiccola's Partita is a dazzling piece from early in his career, ending with a prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary, sung by Sarah Tynan.

Music from Germany after the interval, with Bruch's most popular work, his First Violin Concerto, and Schumann's Fourth Symphony which encapsulates the world of this most Romantic of composers, and continues the Proms' complete cycle in the bicentenary of his birth.

Bruch: Violin Concerto No.

1 in G minor

Schumann: Symphony No.

4 in D minor (revised 1851)

James Ehnes (violin)

Sarah Tynan (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 17th August at 2pm.

BBC Philharmonic/Noseda in Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1.

Schumann: Symphony No 4.

02 LAST2010, Prom 37, Verdi, Dallapiccola, Bruch, Schumann - Part 220100813

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic returns to the Proms with Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.

The first part of the concert conjures up flavours of Noseda's native Italy, commencing with Verdi's overture to his opera 'The Force of Destiny'.

Dallapiccola's Partita is a dazzling piece from early in his career, ending with a prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary, sung by Sarah Tynan.

Music from Germany after the interval, with Bruch's most popular work, his First Violin Concerto, and Schumann's Fourth Symphony which encapsulates the world of this most Romantic of composers, and continues the Proms' complete cycle in the bicentenary of his birth.

Bruch: Violin Concerto No.

1 in G minor

Schumann: Symphony No.

4 in D minor (revised 1851)

James Ehnes (violin)

Sarah Tynan (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 17th August at 2pm.

BBC Philharmonic/Noseda in Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1.

Schumann: Symphony No 4.

02 LAST2010, Prom 39, Bach Orchestral Transcriptions - Part 220100814

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

As a grand finale to Proms Bach Day, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton play works by J S Bach in arrangements made in the last hundred years or so, ranging from the subtleties of Walton's Wise Virgins Suite and the playfulness of Grainger's version of "Sheep may safely graze", to the richly-scored reworkings by Stokowski, Henry Wood, Sargent, Bantock and Respighi.

Plus two special commissions from young composers who have taken Bach pieces as a springboard for their compositions.

Grainger: Blithe Bells

Bach, arr.

Sargent: Air from Orchestral Suite No.

3 in D major, BWV 1068

Alissa Firsova: Bach Allegro (BBC commission: world premiere)

Bach, orch.

Bantock: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

Respighi: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

This Prom is repeated on Thursday 19th August at 2pm.

The Royal Philharmonic in Bach arrangements by Grainger, Sargent, Bantock and Respighi.

02 LAST2010, Prom 39, Bach Orchestral Transcriptions - Part 220100814

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

As a grand finale to Proms Bach Day, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton play works by J S Bach in arrangements made in the last hundred years or so, ranging from the subtleties of Walton's Wise Virgins Suite and the playfulness of Grainger's version of "Sheep may safely graze", to the richly-scored reworkings by Stokowski, Henry Wood, Sargent, Bantock and Respighi.

Plus two special commissions from young composers who have taken Bach pieces as a springboard for their compositions.

Grainger: Blithe Bells

Bach, arr.

Sargent: Air from Orchestral Suite No.

3 in D major, BWV 1068

Alissa Firsova: Bach Allegro (BBC commission: world premiere)

Bach, orch.

Bantock: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

Respighi: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

This Prom is repeated on Thursday 19th August at 2pm.

The Royal Philharmonic in Bach arrangements by Grainger, Sargent, Bantock and Respighi.

02 LAST2010, Prom 40, Mussorgsky, Scriabin, Prokofiev - Part 220100815

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Who better to conduct an all-Russian programme at the BBC Proms than Vladimir Jurowski, the dynamic Russian Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tonight's concert ranges from Mussorgsky's vision of a witches' sabbath (with a bit of help from his friend Rimsky) through Scriabin's dreams, to powerhouse works by the two central Russian composers of the twentieth century.

Prokofiev's hard-hitting Third Symphony uses music from his opera The Fiery Angel, while Shostakovich was writing his First Violin Concerto at the very time that the Soviet authorities announced their clampdown on music that didn't conform.

Julia Fischer is the soloist, returning to the Proms after her triumphant debut with the Brahms Concerto two years ago.

Scriabin:Rêverie

Prokofiev:Symphony No.

3 in C minor

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Julia Fischer (violin)

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 20th August at 2pm.

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in music by Scriabin and Prokofiev.

02 LAST2010, Prom 40, Mussorgsky, Scriabin, Prokofiev - Part 220100815

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Who better to conduct an all-Russian programme at the BBC Proms than Vladimir Jurowski, the dynamic Russian Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tonight's concert ranges from Mussorgsky's vision of a witches' sabbath (with a bit of help from his friend Rimsky) through Scriabin's dreams, to powerhouse works by the two central Russian composers of the twentieth century.

Prokofiev's hard-hitting Third Symphony uses music from his opera The Fiery Angel, while Shostakovich was writing his First Violin Concerto at the very time that the Soviet authorities announced their clampdown on music that didn't conform.

Julia Fischer is the soloist, returning to the Proms after her triumphant debut with the Brahms Concerto two years ago.

Scriabin:Rêverie

Prokofiev:Symphony No.

3 in C minor

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Julia Fischer (violin)

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 20th August at 2pm.

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in music by Scriabin and Prokofiev.

02 LAST2010, Prom 41, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Part 220100816

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Valery Gergiev and the LSO perform the scintillating ballet score that Stravinsky wrote one hundred years ago for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

Based on the Russian folk tale of the exotic Firebird imprisoned by the evil magician Kashchey, the work made him famous overnight.

Scriabin too was nothing if not ambitious: he began his symphonic output with a massive work in six movements, complete with a choral finale in praise of art and including two solo vocal roles, taken tonight by members of Gergiev's Mariinsky Theatre.

Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete)

Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano)

Sergei Skorokhodov (tenor)

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

This Prom is repeated on Monday 23rd August at 2pm.

Valery Gergiev conducts the LSO in Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird.

02 LAST2010, Prom 41, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Part 220100816

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Valery Gergiev and the LSO perform the scintillating ballet score that Stravinsky wrote one hundred years ago for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.

Based on the Russian folk tale of the exotic Firebird imprisoned by the evil magician Kashchey, the work made him famous overnight.

Scriabin too was nothing if not ambitious: he began his symphonic output with a massive work in six movements, complete with a choral finale in praise of art and including two solo vocal roles, taken tonight by members of Gergiev's Mariinsky Theatre.

Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete)

Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano)

Sergei Skorokhodov (tenor)

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

This Prom is repeated on Monday 23rd August at 2pm.

Valery Gergiev conducts the LSO in Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird.

02 LAST2010, Prom 42, Part, Britten, Watkins, Shostakovich - Part 220100817

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the four evocative Sea Interludes from Britten's opera Peter Grimes, the heartrending strings and tolling bell of the Cantus by Arvo Pärt (75 this year) which forms a hypnotic tribute to Britten, and the Fifth Symphony by one of Britten's great friends - a work which brought Shostakovich back into favour with Soviet authorities.

Former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in the new concerto by Huw Watkins, who often appears as a pianist with her in recitals.

Shostakovich: Symphony No.

5 in D minor

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

Edward Gardner (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 24th August at 2.20pm.

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.

02 LAST2010, Prom 42, Part, Britten, Watkins, Shostakovich - Part 220100817

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the four evocative Sea Interludes from Britten's opera Peter Grimes, the heartrending strings and tolling bell of the Cantus by Arvo Pärt (75 this year) which forms a hypnotic tribute to Britten, and the Fifth Symphony by one of Britten's great friends - a work which brought Shostakovich back into favour with Soviet authorities.

Former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in the new concerto by Huw Watkins, who often appears as a pianist with her in recitals.

Shostakovich: Symphony No.

5 in D minor

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

Edward Gardner (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 24th August at 2.20pm.

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.

02 LAST2010, Prom 44, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky - Part 220100818

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Russian National Orchestra returns to the Proms in this its 20th anniversary year.

After a dramatic overture by Beethoven, depicting the heroic Roman general Coriolanus, the orchestra focuses on music from its homeland.

Rachmaninov is a composer close to the heart of tonight's soloist, Nikolai Lugansky, who performs the radiant and inventive piano variations on Paganini's theme.

Tchaikovsky's orchestral suite was initially conceived as a symphony, but he found this form to be more flexible, and he also included a set of flamboyant variations at the end.

Tchaikovsky: Suite No.

3 in G major, Op.

55

Russian National Orchestra

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Andrey Boreyko (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 1st September at 2.20pm.

Russian National Orchestra/Andrey Boreyko in Tchaikovsky's Orchestral Suite No 3.

02 LAST2010, Prom 44, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky - Part 220100818

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Russian National Orchestra returns to the Proms in this its 20th anniversary year.

After a dramatic overture by Beethoven, depicting the heroic Roman general Coriolanus, the orchestra focuses on music from its homeland.

Rachmaninov is a composer close to the heart of tonight's soloist, Nikolai Lugansky, who performs the radiant and inventive piano variations on Paganini's theme.

Tchaikovsky's orchestral suite was initially conceived as a symphony, but he found this form to be more flexible, and he also included a set of flamboyant variations at the end.

Tchaikovsky: Suite No.

3 in G major, Op.

55

Russian National Orchestra

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Andrey Boreyko (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 1st September at 2.20pm.

Russian National Orchestra/Andrey Boreyko in Tchaikovsky's Orchestral Suite No 3.

02 LAST2010, Prom 45, Mozart, Liszt, Dillon, Tchaikovsky - Part 220100819

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Marking the 75th anniversary of the formation of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, this Prom recreates the programme from 1962 when they first appeared at the Proms, with the addition of the UK premiere of James Dillon's single-movement 'La navette' which weaves string and woodwind textures across a sturdy framework of brass and percussion.

A Mozart overture and two perennial Russian favourites are complemented by Liszt's virtuosic showpiece concerto with pianist Boris Giltburg.

James Dillon: La navette (UK premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.

2 in C minor, 'Little Russian'

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Boris Giltburg (piano)

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 27th August at 2.20pm.

BBC SSO/Martyn Brabbins in James Dillon: La navette.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2.

02 LAST2010, Prom 45, Mozart, Liszt, Dillon, Tchaikovsky - Part 220100819

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Marking the 75th anniversary of the formation of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, this Prom recreates the programme from 1962 when they first appeared at the Proms, with the addition of the UK premiere of James Dillon's single-movement 'La navette' which weaves string and woodwind textures across a sturdy framework of brass and percussion.

A Mozart overture and two perennial Russian favourites are complemented by Liszt's virtuosic showpiece concerto with pianist Boris Giltburg.

James Dillon: La navette (UK premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.

2 in C minor, 'Little Russian'

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Boris Giltburg (piano)

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 27th August at 2.20pm.

BBC SSO/Martyn Brabbins in James Dillon: La navette.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2.

02 LAST2010, Prom 46, Mosolov, Part, Ravel, Scriabin - Part 220100820

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

Esa-Pekka Salonen has been Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra for less than two years, but his distinctive programming and conducting has already made its mark on London's concert life, and their BBC Prom together epitomises their relationship.

It starts with a bang - Alexander Mosolov's futuristic aural picture of industrial 1920s Soviet Russia - and continues with a UK premiere from Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, bringing to a climax the BBC Proms celebrations of his 75th birthday.

Two early twentieth-century classics complete the programme: Ravel's remarkable piano concerto for the left hand only, and a sensual ochestral showpiece from Scriabin.

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy

Philharmonia Orchestra

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 26th August at 2.20pm.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in music by Ravel and Scriabin.

02 LAST2010, Prom 46, Mosolov, Part, Ravel, Scriabin - Part 220100820

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

Esa-Pekka Salonen has been Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra for less than two years, but his distinctive programming and conducting has already made its mark on London's concert life, and their BBC Prom together epitomises their relationship.

It starts with a bang - Alexander Mosolov's futuristic aural picture of industrial 1920s Soviet Russia - and continues with a UK premiere from Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, bringing to a climax the BBC Proms celebrations of his 75th birthday.

Two early twentieth-century classics complete the programme: Ravel's remarkable piano concerto for the left hand only, and a sensual ochestral showpiece from Scriabin.

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy

Philharmonia Orchestra

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 26th August at 2.20pm.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in music by Ravel and Scriabin.

02 LAST2010, Prom 48, Wagner, Mahler, Beethoven - Part 220100821

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The young Montreal-born Yannick Nézet-Séguin has quickly become one of the names to watch among conductors.

He brings the orchestra of which he is now Music Director to the Proms for a concert that includes one of Wagner's early operatic overtures and Beethoven's groundbreaking 3rd Symphony.

Orchestra and conductor are joined by one of the world's leading baritones, Simon Keenlyside, for Mahler's poignant songs setting poems by Friedrich Rückert on the subjects of life, love and death.

Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat major "Eroica"

Simon Keenlyside, baritone

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 14th September at 2.00pm.

Yannick Nezet-Seguin's conducts the Rotterdam Philharmonic in Beethoven's Third Symphony.

02 LAST2010, Prom 48, Wagner, Mahler, Beethoven - Part 220100821

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The young Montreal-born Yannick Nézet-Séguin has quickly become one of the names to watch among conductors.

He brings the orchestra of which he is now Music Director to the Proms for a concert that includes one of Wagner's early operatic overtures and Beethoven's groundbreaking 3rd Symphony.

Orchestra and conductor are joined by one of the world's leading baritones, Simon Keenlyside, for Mahler's poignant songs setting poems by Friedrich Rückert on the subjects of life, love and death.

Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat major "Eroica"

Simon Keenlyside, baritone

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 14th September at 2.00pm.

Yannick Nezet-Seguin's conducts the Rotterdam Philharmonic in Beethoven's Third Symphony.

02 LAST2010, Prom 51, Schumann, Berlioz, Schnelzer, Schumann - Part 220100823

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Swedish soprano Nina Stemme sings Berlioz's tender songs of love sought, found and lost with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Örebro, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard.

Also in the programme, romantic symphonies by Schumann and a new work by Albert Schnelzer.

Eight years before he began his First Symphony in 1841, Schumann began an earlier one.

Thomas Dausgaard - who has recorded a complete Schumann cycle with his agile Swedish Chamber Orchestra - opens with its sprightly first movement and ends the Proms' Schumann bicentenary symphony cycle with the biggest and most stirring of the set.

Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer pays tribute both to Haydn's playful character and to film director Tim Burton, born in the Californian city of Burbank.

Albert Schnelzer: A Freak in Burbank (UK premiere)

Schumann: Symphony No.

2 in C major

Nina Stemme, soprano

Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Örebro

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Monday 30th August at 2.00pm.

Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard in music by Albert Schnelzer and Schumann.

02 LAST2010, Prom 51, Schumann, Berlioz, Schnelzer, Schumann - Part 220100823

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Swedish soprano Nina Stemme sings Berlioz's tender songs of love sought, found and lost with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Örebro, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard.

Also in the programme, romantic symphonies by Schumann and a new work by Albert Schnelzer.

Eight years before he began his First Symphony in 1841, Schumann began an earlier one.

Thomas Dausgaard - who has recorded a complete Schumann cycle with his agile Swedish Chamber Orchestra - opens with its sprightly first movement and ends the Proms' Schumann bicentenary symphony cycle with the biggest and most stirring of the set.

Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer pays tribute both to Haydn's playful character and to film director Tim Burton, born in the Californian city of Burbank.

Albert Schnelzer: A Freak in Burbank (UK premiere)

Schumann: Symphony No.

2 in C major

Nina Stemme, soprano

Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Örebro

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Monday 30th August at 2.00pm.

Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard in music by Albert Schnelzer and Schumann.

02 LAST2010, Prom 52, Strauss, Ravel, Scriabin - Part 220100824

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Vladimir Ashkenazy and the visiting Sydney Symphony perform Richard Strauss's lushly romantic waltzes which conjure up eighteenth-century Vienna, and Scriabin's multi-coloured Third Symphony which portrays the cosmic dance between the human spirit and the cosmos.

French-born pianist Hélène Grimaud joins them for Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, which dances to the rhythms of the Jazz Age.

Scriabin: Symphony No.3 in C major - "The Divine Poem"

Hélène Grimaud, piano

Sydney Symphony

Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Tuesday 31st August at 2.00pm.

Vladimir Ashkenazy's Prom with the Sydney Symphony ends with Scriabin's Symphony No 3.

02 LAST2010, Prom 52, Strauss, Ravel, Scriabin - Part 220100824

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Vladimir Ashkenazy and the visiting Sydney Symphony perform Richard Strauss's lushly romantic waltzes which conjure up eighteenth-century Vienna, and Scriabin's multi-coloured Third Symphony which portrays the cosmic dance between the human spirit and the cosmos.

French-born pianist Hélène Grimaud joins them for Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, which dances to the rhythms of the Jazz Age.

Scriabin: Symphony No.3 in C major - "The Divine Poem"

Hélène Grimaud, piano

Sydney Symphony

Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Tuesday 31st August at 2.00pm.

Vladimir Ashkenazy's Prom with the Sydney Symphony ends with Scriabin's Symphony No 3.

02 LAST2010, Prom 53, Mozart, Sorensen, Grieg - Part 220100825

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Fiona Talkington

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra performs with joint Artistic Director Isabelle van Keulen and Principal Guest Director Leif Ove Andsnes leading from violin and piano respectively.

Two contrasting works by Mozart - the sparkling 'Haffner' Symphony and the more dramatic C minor Piano Concerto - frame Scandinavian pieces new and old: Grieg's beloved string-orchestra classic and Danish Bent Sørensen's new piano concerto, La mattina, which the composer regards as containing both his 'darkest and most profound' music.

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.

24 in C minor, K491

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/director

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Isabelle van Keulen, director/leader

*Per Kristian Skalstad, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Thursday 2nd September at 2.00pm.

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra in Grieg: Holberg Suite.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 24.

02 LAST2010, Prom 53, Mozart, Sorensen, Grieg - Part 220100825

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Fiona Talkington

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra performs with joint Artistic Director Isabelle van Keulen and Principal Guest Director Leif Ove Andsnes leading from violin and piano respectively.

Two contrasting works by Mozart - the sparkling 'Haffner' Symphony and the more dramatic C minor Piano Concerto - frame Scandinavian pieces new and old: Grieg's beloved string-orchestra classic and Danish Bent Sørensen's new piano concerto, La mattina, which the composer regards as containing both his 'darkest and most profound' music.

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.

24 in C minor, K491

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano/director

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Isabelle van Keulen, director/leader

*Per Kristian Skalstad, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Thursday 2nd September at 2.00pm.

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra in Grieg: Holberg Suite.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 24.

02 LAST2010, Prom 54, Turnage, Barber, Sibelius - Part 220100826

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, conducts two enduring works by composers who fashioned a new aesthetic out of Romantic roots, and the world premiere of a new commission in his 50th-birthday year from jazz-inspired Mark-Anthony Turnage, who has resolved not to write 'an old man's piece'!

The expansive melodies and edgy pace of centenary composer Samuel Barber are at their most powerful in the Violin Concerto, played here by Israeli-American virtuoso Gil Shaham.

Sibelius's Second Symphony traces a path from terse drama to great affirmation.

Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D major

Gil Shaham, violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Wednesday 8th September at 2.00pm.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra under David Robertson performs Sibelius's Symphony No 2 in D.

02 LAST2010, Prom 54, Turnage, Barber, Sibelius - Part 220100826

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, conducts two enduring works by composers who fashioned a new aesthetic out of Romantic roots, and the world premiere of a new commission in his 50th-birthday year from jazz-inspired Mark-Anthony Turnage, who has resolved not to write 'an old man's piece'!

The expansive melodies and edgy pace of centenary composer Samuel Barber are at their most powerful in the Violin Concerto, played here by Israeli-American virtuoso Gil Shaham.

Sibelius's Second Symphony traces a path from terse drama to great affirmation.

Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D major

Gil Shaham, violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, conductor

This Prom is repeated on Wednesday 8th September at 2.00pm.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra under David Robertson performs Sibelius's Symphony No 2 in D.

02 LAST2010, Prom 56, Barber, Shostakovich, Bruckner - Part 220100827

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The first of two Proms given by the Minnesota Orchestra from the United States led by their Chief Conductor Osmo Vanska.

Tonight they begin with a rarely-heard work by Samuel Barber, a cinematically imagined tone poem which he wrote as a young man after reading Shelly's 'Prometheus Unbound'.

Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto - one of the most popular works in the cello repertoire but also one of the most difficult - is performed by young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the concert ends with Bruckner's 4th Symphony, labelled 'Romantic' by the composer and inspired by tales of medieval romance.

Bruckner: Symphony No.4 in E flat major - "Romantic"

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 3rd September at 2.00pm.

Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vanska in Bruckner: Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic).

02 LAST2010, Prom 56, Barber, Shostakovich, Bruckner - Part 220100827

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The first of two Proms given by the Minnesota Orchestra from the United States led by their Chief Conductor Osmo Vanska.

Tonight they begin with a rarely-heard work by Samuel Barber, a cinematically imagined tone poem which he wrote as a young man after reading Shelly's 'Prometheus Unbound'.

Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto - one of the most popular works in the cello repertoire but also one of the most difficult - is performed by young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the concert ends with Bruckner's 4th Symphony, labelled 'Romantic' by the composer and inspired by tales of medieval romance.

Bruckner: Symphony No.4 in E flat major - "Romantic"

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 3rd September at 2.00pm.

Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vanska in Bruckner: Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic).

02 LAST2010, Prom 57, Berg, Beethoven - Part 220100828

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore.

In the second concert of their visit to the Proms, the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vanska perform Berg's last completed work alongside Beethoven's final symphony.

Violinist Gil Shaham is the soloist in Berg's concerto: a heartfelt tribute to a dead friend and dedicated "To the memory of an angel", and for the annual Proms performance of Beethoven's 9th - a work championing the brotherhood of humanity - the orchestra are joined by a line-up of international soloists and the BBC Symphony Chorus.

Beethoven: Symphony No.

9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Gil Shaham, violin

Helena Juntunen, soprano

Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano

Eric Cutler, tenor

Neal Davies, bass

BBC Symphony Chorus

Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 6th September at 2.00pm.

Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vanska in Beethoven: Symphony No 9 (Choral).

02 LAST2010, Prom 57, Berg, Beethoven - Part 220100828

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore.

In the second concert of their visit to the Proms, the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vanska perform Berg's last completed work alongside Beethoven's final symphony.

Violinist Gil Shaham is the soloist in Berg's concerto: a heartfelt tribute to a dead friend and dedicated "To the memory of an angel", and for the annual Proms performance of Beethoven's 9th - a work championing the brotherhood of humanity - the orchestra are joined by a line-up of international soloists and the BBC Symphony Chorus.

Beethoven: Symphony No.

9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Gil Shaham, violin

Helena Juntunen, soprano

Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano

Eric Cutler, tenor

Neal Davies, bass

BBC Symphony Chorus

Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 6th September at 2.00pm.

Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vanska in Beethoven: Symphony No 9 (Choral).

02 LAST2010, Prom 59, Children's Prom - Part 220100830

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The dynamic young conductor Nicholas Collon and his Aurora Orchestra take a whistle-stop tour through some exciting and enchanting moments in classical music for this Children's Prom.

Helping them on their journey are talented young musicians from the National Children's and National Youth Chamber Orchestras.

Adding to the fun onstage are Capoeira dancers, and a few additional surprises along the way.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

Prokofiev :Romeo and Juliet - Montagues and Capulets

Satie, orch.

Debussy: Gymnopédie No.

1

Shostakovich: Symphony No.

10, 2nd movement

Chris WIllis: 'Mash-Up'

Bernstein: Candide Overture

Aurora Orchestra

National Children's Chamber Orchestra

National Youth Chamber Orchestra

Nicholas Collon, conductor.

The children's Prom concludes with works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Satie, Bernstein.

02 LAST2010, Prom 59, Children's Prom - Part 220100830

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The dynamic young conductor Nicholas Collon and his Aurora Orchestra take a whistle-stop tour through some exciting and enchanting moments in classical music for this Children's Prom.

Helping them on their journey are talented young musicians from the National Children's and National Youth Chamber Orchestras.

Adding to the fun onstage are Capoeira dancers, and a few additional surprises along the way.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

Prokofiev :Romeo and Juliet - Montagues and Capulets

Satie, orch.

Debussy: Gymnopédie No.

1

Shostakovich: Symphony No.

10, 2nd movement

Chris WIllis: 'Mash-Up'

Bernstein: Candide Overture

Aurora Orchestra

National Children's Chamber Orchestra

National Youth Chamber Orchestra

Nicholas Collon, conductor.

The children's Prom concludes with works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Satie, Bernstein.

02 LAST2010, Prom 60, Walton, Arnol, Bernstein, Gershwin - Part 220100830

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Making his Proms debut, the BBC Concert Orchestra's new Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart brings some American dazzle to the Royal Albert Hall, along with some classic pieces associated with his other orchestra, the Boston Pops.

The programme includes a BBC commission from Graham Fitkin, who has composed PK for combined forces of the BBC Concert Orchestra and a family community group of musicians from Cornwall where he lives.

Bernstein: West Side Story - Symphonic Dances

Gershwin: Shall We Dance? - Promenade ('Walking the Dog')

John Williams: Hook - Flight to Neverland

Various: You Must Remember This: A Cinematic Sing-Along

Warren, arr.

Don Sebesky: 42nd Street

BBC Proms Family Orchestra & Chorus

Graham Fitkin, conductor

Lincoln Abbotts, conductor

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart, conductor.

Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC CO in music by Bernstein, Gershwin and John Williams

02 LAST2010, Prom 60, Walton, Arnol, Bernstein, Gershwin - Part 220100830

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Making his Proms debut, the BBC Concert Orchestra's new Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart brings some American dazzle to the Royal Albert Hall, along with some classic pieces associated with his other orchestra, the Boston Pops.

The programme includes a BBC commission from Graham Fitkin, who has composed PK for combined forces of the BBC Concert Orchestra and a family community group of musicians from Cornwall where he lives.

Bernstein: West Side Story - Symphonic Dances

Gershwin: Shall We Dance? - Promenade ('Walking the Dog')

John Williams: Hook - Flight to Neverland

Various: You Must Remember This: A Cinematic Sing-Along

Warren, arr.

Don Sebesky: 42nd Street

BBC Proms Family Orchestra & Chorus

Graham Fitkin, conductor

Lincoln Abbotts, conductor

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart, conductor.

Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC CO in music by Bernstein, Gershwin and John Williams

02 LAST2010, Prom 61, Hansel Und Gretel - Act 320100831

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Glyndebourne Festival Opera brings Hansel and Gretel to the Proms.

Humperdinck's tuneful opera adds layers of psychological meaning to Grimm's fairy tale of abandoned children, absent parents and things that go bump in the woods at night.

A delicious blend of styles from the fairy-music of Mendelssohn to the opulent harmonies and orchestration of Wagner, this is children's opera for grown-ups.

Act III

Alice Coote, Hänsel

Lydia Teuscher, Gretel

Irmgard Vilsmaier, Mother

William Dazeley, Father

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Witch

Tara Erraught, Sandman

Ida Falk Winland, Dew Fairy

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Robin Ticciati, conductor.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera/Robin Ticciati in Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (Act 3).

02 LAST2010, Prom 61, Hansel Und Gretel - Act 320100831

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Glyndebourne Festival Opera brings Hansel and Gretel to the Proms.

Humperdinck's tuneful opera adds layers of psychological meaning to Grimm's fairy tale of abandoned children, absent parents and things that go bump in the woods at night.

A delicious blend of styles from the fairy-music of Mendelssohn to the opulent harmonies and orchestration of Wagner, this is children's opera for grown-ups.

Act III

Alice Coote, Hänsel

Lydia Teuscher, Gretel

Irmgard Vilsmaier, Mother

William Dazeley, Father

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Witch

Tara Erraught, Sandman

Ida Falk Winland, Dew Fairy

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Robin Ticciati, conductor.

Glyndebourne Festival Opera/Robin Ticciati in Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (Act 3).

02 LAST2010, Prom 63, Rameau, Canteloube, Matalon, Mussorgsky - Part 220100902

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales' French-born associate conductor, François-Xavier Roth, directs a mainly French-flavoured programme beginning with a brilliant suite by Rameau and a selection of Canteloube's seductive folk song settings.

The title of Paris-based Argentinian composer Martin Matalon's new work translates as 'Lines of Flight' and relates to a technique in drawing where added lines produce depth and perspective in a picture.

Finally a rarely-heard version of Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated with characteristic flair and imagination by founder of the Proms, Sir Henry Wood.

Martin Matalon: Lignes de fuite (UK premiere)

Musorgsky, arr.

Henry Wood: Pictures at an Exhibition

Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

François-Xavier Roth, conductor

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 9th September at 2.20pm.

Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the BBC NOW in music by Martin Matalon and Mussorgsky.

02 LAST2010, Prom 63, Rameau, Canteloube, Matalon, Mussorgsky - Part 220100902

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales' French-born associate conductor, François-Xavier Roth, directs a mainly French-flavoured programme beginning with a brilliant suite by Rameau and a selection of Canteloube's seductive folk song settings.

The title of Paris-based Argentinian composer Martin Matalon's new work translates as 'Lines of Flight' and relates to a technique in drawing where added lines produce depth and perspective in a picture.

Finally a rarely-heard version of Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated with characteristic flair and imagination by founder of the Proms, Sir Henry Wood.

Martin Matalon: Lignes de fuite (UK premiere)

Musorgsky, arr.

Henry Wood: Pictures at an Exhibition

Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

François-Xavier Roth, conductor

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 9th September at 2.20pm.

Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the BBC NOW in music by Martin Matalon and Mussorgsky.

02 LAST2010, Prom 65, Beethoven, Mahler - Part 220100903

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Simon Rattle and his renowned Berlin Philharmoniker bring a feast of Austro-German classics to the Proms, in two concerts on successive nights, beginning with symphonies by Beethoven and Mahler - the youthful, precocious piece with which Mahler launched his symphonic odyssey, and Beethoven's punchy 4th Symphony, a work packed with drama beneath its sunny surfaces.

Mahler: Symphony No.

1 in D major

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 13th September at 2.00pm.

Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony No 1.

02 LAST2010, Prom 65, Beethoven, Mahler - Part 220100903

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Simon Rattle and his renowned Berlin Philharmoniker bring a feast of Austro-German classics to the Proms, in two concerts on successive nights, beginning with symphonies by Beethoven and Mahler - the youthful, precocious piece with which Mahler launched his symphonic odyssey, and Beethoven's punchy 4th Symphony, a work packed with drama beneath its sunny surfaces.

Mahler: Symphony No.

1 in D major

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 13th September at 2.00pm.

Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony No 1.

02 LAST2010, Prom 66, Wagner, Strauss, Webern, Berg - Part 220100904

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

In the second of their two BBC Proms this year, Simon Rattle and his renowned Berlin orchestra play music from the heart of the Austro-German repertoire.

The atmospheric prelude to Wagner's last opera, is followed by Richard Strauss's swansong, with popular Finnish soprano, Karita Mattila, composed in the 1940s but full of nostalgia for the first Romantic age.

After the interval, music from the avant-garde maelstrom of early twentieth-century Vienna, as Schoenberg and his pupils Berg and Webern take their cue from the innovations of Wagner, Strauss and Mahler to split traditional tonality at the seams.

Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude (Act 1)

R.

Strauss: Four Last Songs

Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op.

6 (1928 version)

Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op.

16 (Original version 1909)

Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op.

6 (1929 version)

Karita Mattila (soprano)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 10th September at 2.20pm.

Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in music by Webern, Schoenberg and Berg.

02 LAST2010, Prom 66, Wagner, Strauss, Webern, Berg - Part 220100904

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

In the second of their two BBC Proms this year, Simon Rattle and his renowned Berlin orchestra play music from the heart of the Austro-German repertoire.

The atmospheric prelude to Wagner's last opera, is followed by Richard Strauss's swansong, with popular Finnish soprano, Karita Mattila, composed in the 1940s but full of nostalgia for the first Romantic age.

After the interval, music from the avant-garde maelstrom of early twentieth-century Vienna, as Schoenberg and his pupils Berg and Webern take their cue from the innovations of Wagner, Strauss and Mahler to split traditional tonality at the seams.

Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude (Act 1)

R.

Strauss: Four Last Songs

Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op.

6 (1928 version)

Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op.

16 (Original version 1909)

Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op.

6 (1929 version)

Karita Mattila (soprano)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 10th September at 2.20pm.

Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in music by Webern, Schoenberg and Berg.

02 LAST2010, Prom 67, Last Night Of The Proms 1910 - Part 220100905

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

In the first of two concerts paying tribute to Proms founder conductor Sir Henry Wood, Paul Daniel joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in a recreation of the mammoth Last Night of the Proms from 1910.

The original programme has been supplemented by a BBC commission, continuing Wood's commitment to new works.

David Matthews' Dark Pastoral is based on a small fragment of a Cello Concerto by Vaughan Williams.

Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs

Edward German: Merrie England - 'Who were the Yeomen of England?'

Dorothy Forster: Mifanwy

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.

4 in G major

The National Anthem

Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano)

Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

Steven Isserlis (cello)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Paul Daniel (conductor).

Concluding a recreation of 1910's Last Night of the Proms: music by Henry Wood and Elgar.

02 LAST2010, Prom 67, Last Night Of The Proms 1910 - Part 220100905

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

In the first of two concerts paying tribute to Proms founder conductor Sir Henry Wood, Paul Daniel joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in a recreation of the mammoth Last Night of the Proms from 1910.

The original programme has been supplemented by a BBC commission, continuing Wood's commitment to new works.

David Matthews' Dark Pastoral is based on a small fragment of a Cello Concerto by Vaughan Williams.

Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs

Edward German: Merrie England - 'Who were the Yeomen of England?'

Dorothy Forster: Mifanwy

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.

4 in G major

The National Anthem

Jennifer Larmore (mezzo-soprano)

Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

Steven Isserlis (cello)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Paul Daniel (conductor).

Concluding a recreation of 1910's Last Night of the Proms: music by Henry Wood and Elgar.

02 LAST2010, Prom 68, Bliss, Bax, Sibelius, Parry - Part 220100905

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

To complete Henry Wood day, the Ulster Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor Paul Watkins perform music either premiered by or closely associated with Sir Henry Wood, founder conductor of the Proms.

There is inevitably a strong English flavour to the programme with works by Arthur Bliss, Arnold Bax and Hubert Parry.

An English composer forgotten now, but who gained recognition in her day, is Dorothy Howell, whose symphonic poem 'Lamia' was given its first performance at a Henry Wood Prom in 1919.

The other works from Russia and Finland were all given their UK premiere performances by Henry Wood - including Rachmaninov's expansive First Piano Concerto, played tonight by soloist Steven Osborne.

Sibelius: Karelia Suite

Parry: Symphonic Variations

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin - Waltz and Polonaise

Steven Osborne (piano)

Ulster Orchestra

Paul Watkins (conductor).

Concluding a celebration of Henry Wood, with music by Sibelius, Parry and Tchaikovsky.

02 LAST2010, Prom 68, Bliss, Bax, Sibelius, Parry - Part 220100905

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

To complete Henry Wood day, the Ulster Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor Paul Watkins perform music either premiered by or closely associated with Sir Henry Wood, founder conductor of the Proms.

There is inevitably a strong English flavour to the programme with works by Arthur Bliss, Arnold Bax and Hubert Parry.

An English composer forgotten now, but who gained recognition in her day, is Dorothy Howell, whose symphonic poem 'Lamia' was given its first performance at a Henry Wood Prom in 1919.

The other works from Russia and Finland were all given their UK premiere performances by Henry Wood - including Rachmaninov's expansive First Piano Concerto, played tonight by soloist Steven Osborne.

Sibelius: Karelia Suite

Parry: Symphonic Variations

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin - Waltz and Polonaise

Steven Osborne (piano)

Ulster Orchestra

Paul Watkins (conductor).

Concluding a celebration of Henry Wood, with music by Sibelius, Parry and Tchaikovsky.

02 LAST2010, Prom 72, Wagner, Davies, Bruckner - Part 220100908

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Bruckner, like his hero Wagner, composed on a vast scale.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor, Jiri Belohlávek, pairs the festive prelude from Act 3 of Wagner's 'swan knight' romance with the most overarching and open-hearted of Bruckner's nine symphonies - a work whose slow movement was composed in the shadow of Wagner's death and enshrines Bruckner's musical memorial to the man he revered as the 'Master'.

Always a composer of vivid and funky surprises, Tansy Davies promises in her new work to take us on a journey through the Tarot pack.

Bruckner: Symphony No.

7 in E major

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlávek (conductor).

The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Jiri Belohlavek performs Bruckner's Symphony No 7 in E.

02 LAST2010, Prom 72, Wagner, Davies, Bruckner - Part 220100908

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Bruckner, like his hero Wagner, composed on a vast scale.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor, Jiri Belohlávek, pairs the festive prelude from Act 3 of Wagner's 'swan knight' romance with the most overarching and open-hearted of Bruckner's nine symphonies - a work whose slow movement was composed in the shadow of Wagner's death and enshrines Bruckner's musical memorial to the man he revered as the 'Master'.

Always a composer of vivid and funky surprises, Tansy Davies promises in her new work to take us on a journey through the Tarot pack.

Bruckner: Symphony No.

7 in E major

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlávek (conductor).

The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Jiri Belohlavek performs Bruckner's Symphony No 7 in E.

02 LAST2010, Prom 74, Schubert, Schumann, Mozart - Part 220100909

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Romantic spirit of bicentenary composer Schumann hovers above the central works of this concert.

His lyrical 'Introduction and Allegro appassionato' - in effect a single-movement piano concerto - is played by Finghin Collins, and Dorothea Röschmann is the soloist in Robin Holloway's illumination of Schumann's last song cycle, which sets poems and prayers by Mary Queen of Scots, written during her incarceration by her cousin Elizabeth I.

Gianandrea Noseda frames these works with two well-known penultimate symphonies - Schubert's tantalisingly 'Unfinished' but nonetheless perfect work, and what is probably Mozart's darkest masterpiece.

Schumann, orch.

Robin Holloway: RELIQUARY - Scenes from the life of Mary Queen of Scots enclosing an instrumentation of Robert Schumann's "Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart", Op.

135 (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mozart: Symphony No.

40 in G minor

Finghin Collins (piano)

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda in Schumann, orch Robin Holloway and Mozart.

02 LAST2010, Prom 74, Schubert, Schumann, Mozart - Part 220100909

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Romantic spirit of bicentenary composer Schumann hovers above the central works of this concert.

His lyrical 'Introduction and Allegro appassionato' - in effect a single-movement piano concerto - is played by Finghin Collins, and Dorothea Röschmann is the soloist in Robin Holloway's illumination of Schumann's last song cycle, which sets poems and prayers by Mary Queen of Scots, written during her incarceration by her cousin Elizabeth I.

Gianandrea Noseda frames these works with two well-known penultimate symphonies - Schubert's tantalisingly 'Unfinished' but nonetheless perfect work, and what is probably Mozart's darkest masterpiece.

Schumann, orch.

Robin Holloway: RELIQUARY - Scenes from the life of Mary Queen of Scots enclosing an instrumentation of Robert Schumann's "Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart", Op.

135 (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mozart: Symphony No.

40 in G minor

Finghin Collins (piano)

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda in Schumann, orch Robin Holloway and Mozart.

02 LAST2010, Prom 76, Last Night Of The Proms - Part 220100911

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein host the traditional Last Night festivities as Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform an evening of great music, vivid colour and occasional noises-off.

Adding the solo glamour are American soprano Renee Fleming and Ukrainian born viola player Maxim Rysanov each acknowledged for the excellence of their music making as well as their on-stage elegance.

Known for her roles as great operatic heroines, Fleming sings a series of intimate songs by Richard Strauss and what is perhaps her signature piece - Rusalka's romantic entreaty to the moon.

Rysanov, a current Radio 3 New Generation Artist, performs his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme and movements from Vaughan Williams rarely-heard Viola Suite.

Other works include the premiere of Jonathan Dove's joyous setting of a poem by Walt Whitman, Tchaikovsky's sun-drenched homage to Italy and there's an opportunity for the combined forces of the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus to shine in Parry's much loved choral ode.

All this and the traditional Last Night fare make this one of the musical highlights of the year.

Chabrier: Joyeuse Marche

Smetana: Dalibor - "Dobra! Ja mu je dam!...

Jak je mi?"

Dvorak: Rusalka - Song to the Moon

Vaughan Williams: Suite for viola and small orchestra - Prelude; Galop

Wagner: Lohengrin - Bridal Chorus

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

Trad, arr.

Nic Raine: Fisher's Hornpipe

Arne arr.

Sargent: Rule, Britannia!

Parry, orch.

Elgar: Jerusalem

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.

1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')

The National Anthem

Auld Lang Syne

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Renee Fleming (soprano)

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).

Soprano Renee Fleming adds the glamour to the traditional Last Night of the Proms.

02 LAST2010, Prom 76, Last Night Of The Proms - Part 220100911

BBC Proms 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein host the traditional Last Night festivities as Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform an evening of great music, vivid colour and occasional noises-off.

Adding the solo glamour are American soprano Renee Fleming and Ukrainian born viola player Maxim Rysanov each acknowledged for the excellence of their music making as well as their on-stage elegance.

Known for her roles as great operatic heroines, Fleming sings a series of intimate songs by Richard Strauss and what is perhaps her signature piece - Rusalka's romantic entreaty to the moon.

Rysanov, a current Radio 3 New Generation Artist, performs his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme and movements from Vaughan Williams rarely-heard Viola Suite.

Other works include the premiere of Jonathan Dove's joyous setting of a poem by Walt Whitman, Tchaikovsky's sun-drenched homage to Italy and there's an opportunity for the combined forces of the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus to shine in Parry's much loved choral ode.

All this and the traditional Last Night fare make this one of the musical highlights of the year.

Chabrier: Joyeuse Marche

Smetana: Dalibor - "Dobra! Ja mu je dam!...

Jak je mi?"

Dvorak: Rusalka - Song to the Moon

Vaughan Williams: Suite for viola and small orchestra - Prelude; Galop

Wagner: Lohengrin - Bridal Chorus

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

Trad, arr.

Nic Raine: Fisher's Hornpipe

Arne arr.

Sargent: Rule, Britannia!

Parry, orch.

Elgar: Jerusalem

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.

1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')

The National Anthem

Auld Lang Syne

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Renee Fleming (soprano)

Maxim Rysanov (viola)

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).

Soprano Renee Fleming adds the glamour to the traditional Last Night of the Proms.

03 LAST2010, Prom 35, Ligeti, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius - Part 320100811

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Thomas Dausgaard conducts his Danish orchestra and choirs in an expansive, almost cosmic, programme.

Three short choral pieces by György Ligeti - including Lux aeterna, heard in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey - take us to ethereal heights, while Ligeti himself recognised the mesmeric, free-floating character of Rued Langgaard's 1918 Music of the Spheres as prefiguring his own style.

Tchaikovsky's captivating concerto and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony, overwhelming in its nobly expansive final-movement 'Swan Hymn' climax, complete the evening.

Sibelius: Symphony No.

5 in E flat major

Henning Kraggerud (violin)

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Danish National Concert Choir

Danish National Vocal Ensemble

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 16th August at 2pm.

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the Danish National SO in Sibelius's Fifth Symphony.

03 LAST2010, Prom 35, Ligeti, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius - Part 320100811

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew Mcgregor

Thomas Dausgaard conducts his Danish orchestra and choirs in an expansive, almost cosmic, programme.

Three short choral pieces by György Ligeti - including Lux aeterna, heard in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey - take us to ethereal heights, while Ligeti himself recognised the mesmeric, free-floating character of Rued Langgaard's 1918 Music of the Spheres as prefiguring his own style.

Tchaikovsky's captivating concerto and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony, overwhelming in its nobly expansive final-movement 'Swan Hymn' climax, complete the evening.

Sibelius: Symphony No.

5 in E flat major

Henning Kraggerud (violin)

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Danish National Concert Choir

Danish National Vocal Ensemble

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 16th August at 2pm.

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the Danish National SO in Sibelius's Fifth Symphony.

03 LAST2010, Prom 58, Dvorak, Martinu, Grieg, Janacek - Part 320100829

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the visiting Czech Philharmonic Orchestra frame their programme with Dvorak's ebullient, life-affirming Carnival Overture and his radiant 8th Symphony.

In between, Martinu's 6th Symphony dances with Czech and Moravian folk melodies and rhythms; there's a detour to the Norwegian fjords for Grieg's Piano Concerto with Lars Vogt; and back to the Moravian Janacek whose gentle Ballad of Blanik was inspired by recent Czech independence and the new nation's legendary guardians.

Janácek: The Ballad of Blaník

Dvorák: Symphony No.

8 in G major

Lars Vogt, piano

Czech Philhamonic Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 7th September at 2.20pm.

Czech Philharmonic/J Eliot Gardiner in Janacek: Ballad of Blanik.

Dvorak: Symphony No 8.

03 LAST2010, Prom 58, Dvorak, Martinu, Grieg, Janacek - Part 320100829

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the visiting Czech Philharmonic Orchestra frame their programme with Dvorak's ebullient, life-affirming Carnival Overture and his radiant 8th Symphony.

In between, Martinu's 6th Symphony dances with Czech and Moravian folk melodies and rhythms; there's a detour to the Norwegian fjords for Grieg's Piano Concerto with Lars Vogt; and back to the Moravian Janacek whose gentle Ballad of Blanik was inspired by recent Czech independence and the new nation's legendary guardians.

Janácek: The Ballad of Blaník

Dvorák: Symphony No.

8 in G major

Lars Vogt, piano

Czech Philhamonic Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 7th September at 2.20pm.

Czech Philharmonic/J Eliot Gardiner in Janacek: Ballad of Blanik.

Dvorak: Symphony No 8.

10ADoctor Who Prom - Part 120100724

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The Doctor is back.

Two years ago he appeared at the Proms via video link, this year he's here in person.

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) comes to the Royal Albert Hall with his assistant Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) for an action-packed evening alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the London Philharmonic Choir.

Monsters from the current run of the massively successful BBC series threaten to disrupt proceedings, and only the Doctor - ably assisted by conductors Ben Foster and Grant Llewellyn - can save the day.

They're joined by Grant Llewellyn, a regular partner with the orchestra, for some classical favourites with a suitably celestial theme, including Mars from Holst's Planets Suite and John Adams's thrilling Short Ride in a Fast Machine (possibly even a time machine!).

The score for each TV programme is written by Murray Gold and recorded by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in their Cardiff studio, conducted by Ben Foster.

Thrills, spills, adventures, monsters and special guests are all guaranteed along the way in this Proms spectacular.

Petroc Trelawny has the unenviable task of keeping everything in order for Radio 3 - though sadly without the help of a sonic screwdriver.

Murray Gold: Music from Doctor Who - The Madman with a Box (Prologue); An Untimely Arrival; I am The Doctor; Battle in the Skies

Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture

Holst: Mars (from The Planets)

The Doctor (Matt Smith)

Amy Pond (Karen Gillan)

Rory (Arthur Darvil)

Mark Chambers: singer

Yamit Mamo: singer

Murray Gold Band

London Philharmonic Choir

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ben Foster (conductor)

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform music by Murray Gold from the drama series.

10ADoctor Who Prom - Part 120100724

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The Doctor is back.

Two years ago he appeared at the Proms via video link, this year he's here in person.

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) comes to the Royal Albert Hall with his assistant Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) for an action-packed evening alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the London Philharmonic Choir.

Monsters from the current run of the massively successful BBC series threaten to disrupt proceedings, and only the Doctor - ably assisted by conductors Ben Foster and Grant Llewellyn - can save the day.

They're joined by Grant Llewellyn, a regular partner with the orchestra, for some classical favourites with a suitably celestial theme, including Mars from Holst's Planets Suite and John Adams's thrilling Short Ride in a Fast Machine (possibly even a time machine!).

The score for each TV programme is written by Murray Gold and recorded by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in their Cardiff studio, conducted by Ben Foster.

Thrills, spills, adventures, monsters and special guests are all guaranteed along the way in this Proms spectacular.

Petroc Trelawny has the unenviable task of keeping everything in order for Radio 3 - though sadly without the help of a sonic screwdriver.

Murray Gold: Music from Doctor Who - The Madman with a Box (Prologue); An Untimely Arrival; I am The Doctor; Battle in the Skies

Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Walton: Portsmouth Point Overture

Holst: Mars (from The Planets)

The Doctor (Matt Smith)

Amy Pond (Karen Gillan)

Rory (Arthur Darvil)

Mark Chambers: singer

Yamit Mamo: singer

Murray Gold Band

London Philharmonic Choir

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ben Foster (conductor)

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform music by Murray Gold from the drama series.

10BDoctor Who Prom - Part 220100724

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The Doctor is back.

Two years ago he appeared at the Proms via video link, this year he's here in person.

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) comes to the Royal Albert Hall with his assistant Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) for an action-packed evening alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the London Philharmonic Choir.

Monsters from the current run of the massively successful BBC series threaten to disrupt proceedings, and only the Doctor - ably assisted by conductors Ben Foster and Grant Llewellyn - can save the day.

They're joined by Grant Llewellyn, a regular partner with the orchestra, for some classical favourites with a suitably celestial theme, including Mars from Holst's Planets Suite and John Adams's thrilling Short Ride in a Fast Machine (possibly even a time machine!).

The score for each TV programme is written by Murray Gold and recorded by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in their Cardiff studio, conducted by Ben Foster.

Thrills, spills, adventures, monsters and special guests are all guaranteed along the way in this Proms spectacular.

Petroc Trelawny has the unenviable task of keeping everything in order for Radio 3 - though sadly without the help of a sonic screwdriver.

Murray Gold: Music from Doctor Who - Amy; Liz, Lizards, Vampires and Vincent; This is Gallifrey / Vale Decem; Pandorica Suite; Song of Freedom; Doctor Who Theme

Orff: Carmina Burana - O Fortuna

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (from Die Walküre)

The Doctor (Matt Smith)

Amy Pond (Karen Gillan)

Rory (Arthur Darvil)

Mark Chambers: singer

Yamit Mamo: singer

Murray Gold Band

London Philharmonic Choir

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ben Foster (conductor)

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

The second part of the Doctor Who Prom, from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

10BDoctor Who Prom - Part 220100724

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The Doctor is back.

Two years ago he appeared at the Proms via video link, this year he's here in person.

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) comes to the Royal Albert Hall with his assistant Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) for an action-packed evening alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the London Philharmonic Choir.

Monsters from the current run of the massively successful BBC series threaten to disrupt proceedings, and only the Doctor - ably assisted by conductors Ben Foster and Grant Llewellyn - can save the day.

They're joined by Grant Llewellyn, a regular partner with the orchestra, for some classical favourites with a suitably celestial theme, including Mars from Holst's Planets Suite and John Adams's thrilling Short Ride in a Fast Machine (possibly even a time machine!).

The score for each TV programme is written by Murray Gold and recorded by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in their Cardiff studio, conducted by Ben Foster.

Thrills, spills, adventures, monsters and special guests are all guaranteed along the way in this Proms spectacular.

Petroc Trelawny has the unenviable task of keeping everything in order for Radio 3 - though sadly without the help of a sonic screwdriver.

Murray Gold: Music from Doctor Who - Amy; Liz, Lizards, Vampires and Vincent; This is Gallifrey / Vale Decem; Pandorica Suite; Song of Freedom; Doctor Who Theme

Orff: Carmina Burana - O Fortuna

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (from Die Walküre)

The Doctor (Matt Smith)

Amy Pond (Karen Gillan)

Rory (Arthur Darvil)

Mark Chambers: singer

Yamit Mamo: singer

Murray Gold Band

London Philharmonic Choir

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ben Foster (conductor)

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

The second part of the Doctor Who Prom, from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

15AStockhausen, Matthews, Schumann - Part 120100728

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in this wide-ranging programme, opening with Stockhausen's festive overture from 1977 and continuing with a trio of recent British works, including Colin Matthew's Violin Concerto with soloist Leila Josefowicz.

The Proms' Schumann symphony cycle, celebrating the bicentenary of the composer's birth, continues with the Third Symphony.

It's the most pictorial, evoking by turns a beer garden by the Rhine and the Gothic magnificence of Cologne Cathedral.

A century later Bernd Alois Zimmermann's witty Rhine-Church Festival Dances, celebrated the same German region.

Stockhausen: Jubilee

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 2nd August at 2pm.

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Stockhausen's Jubilee overture.

15AStockhausen, Matthews, Schumann - Part 120100728

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in this wide-ranging programme, opening with Stockhausen's festive overture from 1977 and continuing with a trio of recent British works, including Colin Matthew's Violin Concerto with soloist Leila Josefowicz.

The Proms' Schumann symphony cycle, celebrating the bicentenary of the composer's birth, continues with the Third Symphony.

It's the most pictorial, evoking by turns a beer garden by the Rhine and the Gothic magnificence of Cologne Cathedral.

A century later Bernd Alois Zimmermann's witty Rhine-Church Festival Dances, celebrated the same German region.

Stockhausen: Jubilee

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 2nd August at 2pm.

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Stockhausen's Jubilee overture.

15BStockhausen, Matthews, Schumann - Part 220100728

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in this wide-ranging programme, opening with Stockhausen's festive overture from 1977 and continuing with a trio of recent British works, including Colin Matthew's Violin Concerto with soloist Leila Josefowicz.

The Proms' Schumann symphony cycle, celebrating the bicentenary of the composer's birth, continues with the Third Symphony.

It's the most pictorial, evoking by turns a beer garden by the Rhine and the Gothic magnificence of Cologne Cathedral.

A century later Bernd Alois Zimmermann's witty Rhine-Church Festival Dances, celebrated the same German region.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Sonance Severance 2000

Colin Matthews: Violin Concerto (London premiere)

Luke Bedford: Outblaze the Sky

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 2nd August at 2pm.

The BBC SO and violinist Leila Josefowicz perform a trio of recent British works.

15BStockhausen, Matthews, Schumann - Part 220100728

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in this wide-ranging programme, opening with Stockhausen's festive overture from 1977 and continuing with a trio of recent British works, including Colin Matthew's Violin Concerto with soloist Leila Josefowicz.

The Proms' Schumann symphony cycle, celebrating the bicentenary of the composer's birth, continues with the Third Symphony.

It's the most pictorial, evoking by turns a beer garden by the Rhine and the Gothic magnificence of Cologne Cathedral.

A century later Bernd Alois Zimmermann's witty Rhine-Church Festival Dances, celebrated the same German region.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Sonance Severance 2000

Colin Matthews: Violin Concerto (London premiere)

Luke Bedford: Outblaze the Sky

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 2nd August at 2pm.

The BBC SO and violinist Leila Josefowicz perform a trio of recent British works.

15CStockhausen, Matthews, Schumann - Part 320100728

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in this wide-ranging programme, opening with Stockhausen's festive overture from 1977 and continuing with a trio of recent British works, including Colin Matthew's Violin Concerto with soloist Leila Josefowicz.

The Proms' Schumann symphony cycle, celebrating the bicentenary of the composer's birth, continues with the Third Symphony.

It's the most pictorial, evoking by turns a beer garden by the Rhine and the Gothic magnificence of Cologne Cathedral.

A century later Bernd Alois Zimmermann's witty Rhine-Church Festival Dances, celebrated the same German region.

Zimmermann: Rheinische Kirmestanze

Schumann: Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Rhenish'

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 2nd August at 2pm.

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC SO in works by Zimmermann and Schumann.

15CStockhausen, Matthews, Schumann - Part 320100728

2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in this wide-ranging programme, opening with Stockhausen's festive overture from 1977 and continuing with a trio of recent British works, including Colin Matthew's Violin Concerto with soloist Leila Josefowicz.

The Proms' Schumann symphony cycle, celebrating the bicentenary of the composer's birth, continues with the Third Symphony.

It's the most pictorial, evoking by turns a beer garden by the Rhine and the Gothic magnificence of Cologne Cathedral.

A century later Bernd Alois Zimmermann's witty Rhine-Church Festival Dances, celebrated the same German region.

Zimmermann: Rheinische Kirmestanze

Schumann: Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Rhenish'

Leila Josefowicz (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 2nd August at 2pm.

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC SO in works by Zimmermann and Schumann.