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2011, 17/07/201120110717

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

British organist Stephen Farr puts the mighty Albert Hall instrument through its paces in a programme which celebrates two musical anniversaries and includes the world premiere of a major new work.

The anniversary composers are Jehan Alain, the French organist born in 1911 and killed in World War II, and Franz Liszt, whose music for organ is the match, in virtuosity and sheer elan, of his more familiar works for piano.

Concluding the programme, Stephen Farr gives the first performance of a characteristically imaginative new work for organ by the British composer Judith Bingham.

This suite of pieces depicts a lavish, but imaginary, ceremonial crown in which is framed seven fabulous gemstones of legend.

Each movement of the suite takes one of these jewels to represents an aspect of royalty, good and bad - such as divinity and splendour, but also treachery and cruelty, representing the best and the worst of the human race.

Alain: Litanies

Liszt: Prelude 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen' (arr.

Winterberger)

JS Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott', BWV 721

Judith Bingham: The Everlasting Crown (World Premiere)

Stephen Farr (organ).

Organist Stephen Farr performs music by Jehan Alain, Liszt, Bach and Bingham.

2011, 17/07/201120110717

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

British organist Stephen Farr puts the mighty Albert Hall instrument through its paces in a programme which celebrates two musical anniversaries and includes the world premiere of a major new work.

The anniversary composers are Jehan Alain, the French organist born in 1911 and killed in World War II, and Franz Liszt, whose music for organ is the match, in virtuosity and sheer elan, of his more familiar works for piano.

Concluding the programme, Stephen Farr gives the first performance of a characteristically imaginative new work for organ by the British composer Judith Bingham.

This suite of pieces depicts a lavish, but imaginary, ceremonial crown in which is framed seven fabulous gemstones of legend.

Each movement of the suite takes one of these jewels to represents an aspect of royalty, good and bad - such as divinity and splendour, but also treachery and cruelty, representing the best and the worst of the human race.

Alain: Litanies

Liszt: Prelude 'Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen' (arr.

Winterberger)

JS Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott', BWV 721

Judith Bingham: The Everlasting Crown (World Premiere)

Stephen Farr (organ).

Organist Stephen Farr performs music by Jehan Alain, Liszt, Bach and Bingham.

2011, Bbc Proms In The Park20110910

Now in its 16th year - Sir Terry Wogan presents BBC Proms in the Park, live from London's Hyde Park.

The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by their Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart in a selection of popular classics and are joined by some very special guests.

This year's guests include mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins; tenor Russell Watson; singer-songwriter Josh Groban and finale guests Westlife.

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris brings the sound of the didgeridoo and wobble board to the Last Night celebrations and the pianist Lang Lang attempts to be the first artist to play both Proms in the Park and the Last Night of the Proms on the same evening.

Finally, the Hyde Park crowd link up to the Royal Albert Hall to join in the nation's biggest singalong and the Last Night of the Proms Finale.

Sir Terry Wogan presents BBC Proms in the Park live from London's Hyde Park.

2011, Bbc Proms In The Park20110910

Now in its 16th year - Sir Terry Wogan presents BBC Proms in the Park, live from London's Hyde Park.

The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by their Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart in a selection of popular classics and are joined by some very special guests.

This year's guests include mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins; tenor Russell Watson; singer-songwriter Josh Groban and finale guests Westlife.

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris brings the sound of the didgeridoo and wobble board to the Last Night celebrations and the pianist Lang Lang attempts to be the first artist to play both Proms in the Park and the Last Night of the Proms on the same evening.

Finally, the Hyde Park crowd link up to the Royal Albert Hall to join in the nation's biggest singalong and the Last Night of the Proms Finale.

Sir Terry Wogan presents BBC Proms in the Park live from London's Hyde Park.

2011101 - Debussy, Ravel20110722

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Juanjo Mena, the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, makes his Proms debut with a glittering and inventive Franco-Spanish programme.

Debussy's three evocative Images are interspersed with equally colourful impressions of Spain by Ravel, while Falla supplies the authentic Spanish experience with his haunting depiction of the sights, sounds and scents of Andalusia and the gardens of the Alhambra in Granada.

Debussy: Images - Gigues

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Debussy: Images - Rondes de printemps

Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 25 July at 2pm.

Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in music by Debussy and Ravel.

2011101 - Debussy, Ravel20110722

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Juanjo Mena, the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, makes his Proms debut with a glittering and inventive Franco-Spanish programme.

Debussy's three evocative Images are interspersed with equally colourful impressions of Spain by Ravel, while Falla supplies the authentic Spanish experience with his haunting depiction of the sights, sounds and scents of Andalusia and the gardens of the Alhambra in Granada.

Debussy: Images - Gigues

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Debussy: Images - Rondes de printemps

Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 25 July at 2pm.

Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in music by Debussy and Ravel.

2011102 - Ravel, Falla, Debussy20110722

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Juanjo Mena, the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, makes his Proms debut with a glittering and inventive Franco-Spanish programme.

Debussy's three evocative Images are intespersed with equally colourful impressions of Spain by Ravel, while Falla supplies the authentic Spanish experience with his haunting depiction of the sights, sounds and scents of Andalusia and the gardens of the Alhambra in Granada.

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Debussy: Images - Ibéria

Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 25 July at 2pm.

BBC Philharmonic in music by Ravel, Falla (with Steven Osborne - piano) and Debussy.

2011102 - Ravel, Falla, Debussy20110722

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Juanjo Mena, the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, makes his Proms debut with a glittering and inventive Franco-Spanish programme.

Debussy's three evocative Images are intespersed with equally colourful impressions of Spain by Ravel, while Falla supplies the authentic Spanish experience with his haunting depiction of the sights, sounds and scents of Andalusia and the gardens of the Alhambra in Granada.

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Debussy: Images - Ibéria

Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 25 July at 2pm.

BBC Philharmonic in music by Ravel, Falla (with Steven Osborne - piano) and Debussy.

201111Human Planet - Part 120110723

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Music composed by Nitin Sawhney for the acclaimed BBC One series 'Human Planet', alongside artists from across the globe who featured in Radio 3's accompanying series 'Music Planet'.

Charles Hazlewood conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, whose players also make an appearance as the Scrapheap Orchestra, with instruments created from junk objects.

'Human Planet' was the first BBC Natural History series to focus on the human race, demonstrating how people around the world have adapted to sometimes harsh environments to survive.

'Music Planet' visited the same locations and environments, and explored the music of those places.

The TV score is interleaved with Music Planet artists, starting with the mighty voice of Greenland's Rasmus Lyberth, followed by Zambian singer and storyteller Enock Mbongwe, and Mongolian throat-singers Khusugtun.

Later on, Ayarkhaan, three women from the Sakha Republic, create a thunderous sound from their mouth harps, and the Bibilang Shark-Calling Group perform their unique repertoire of songs for shark hunting.

The project to create a Scrapheap Orchestra from junk and found objects will be the subject of a television film to be broadcast on BBC FOUR in the autumn.

Part One

Enock Mbongwe

Ayarkhaan

Bibilang Shark-Calling Group

Khusugtun

Rasmus

BBC Concert Orchestra

Charles Hazlewood (conductor).

A Prom featuring music for the BBC series Human Planet and Music Planet.

Music from Human Planet

--:-- Nitin Sawhney — Music Planet (Title Sequence)

Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra Conductor: Charles Hazlewood

--:-- Rasmus Lyberth — Malugaara ilunni (I Can Feel It in My Soul)

Performers: Rasmus Lyberth (voice/guitar), Christian Soegaard (accordion), Jane Clark (violin)

--:-- Rasmus Lyberth — Inuuneq nutaaq (New Life)

--:-- Nitin Sawhney — One People – One Planet

--:-- Enock Mbongwe — Luyando (Going to a Funeral)

Performers: Enock Mbongwe (voice/kalumbu (musical bow))

--:-- Enock Mbongwe — Tulumbe mwami (Devil Song)

--:-- Nitin Sawhney — Children, Animals and Action!

--:-- Khusugtun — Tes golyn magtaal (Praise for the River Tes)--:-- Khusugtun — Toroi Bandi--:-- Khusugtun — Mongol

201111Human Planet - Part 120110723

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Music composed by Nitin Sawhney for the acclaimed BBC One series 'Human Planet', alongside artists from across the globe who featured in Radio 3's accompanying series 'Music Planet'.

Charles Hazlewood conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, whose players also make an appearance as the Scrapheap Orchestra, with instruments created from junk objects.

'Human Planet' was the first BBC Natural History series to focus on the human race, demonstrating how people around the world have adapted to sometimes harsh environments to survive.

'Music Planet' visited the same locations and environments, and explored the music of those places.

The TV score is interleaved with Music Planet artists, starting with the mighty voice of Greenland's Rasmus Lyberth, followed by Zambian singer and storyteller Enock Mbongwe, and Mongolian throat-singers Khusugtun.

Later on, Ayarkhaan, three women from the Sakha Republic, create a thunderous sound from their mouth harps, and the Bibilang Shark-Calling Group perform their unique repertoire of songs for shark hunting.

The project to create a Scrapheap Orchestra from junk and found objects will be the subject of a television film to be broadcast on BBC FOUR in the autumn.

Part One

Enock Mbongwe

Ayarkhaan

Bibilang Shark-Calling Group

Khusugtun

Rasmus

BBC Concert Orchestra

Charles Hazlewood (conductor).

A Prom featuring music for the BBC series Human Planet and Music Planet.

Music from Human Planet

--:-- Nitin Sawhney — Music Planet (Title Sequence)

Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra Conductor: Charles Hazlewood

--:-- Rasmus Lyberth — Malugaara ilunni (I Can Feel It in My Soul)

Performers: Rasmus Lyberth (voice/guitar), Christian Soegaard (accordion), Jane Clark (violin)

--:-- Rasmus Lyberth — Inuuneq nutaaq (New Life)

--:-- Nitin Sawhney — One People – One Planet

--:-- Enock Mbongwe — Luyando (Going to a Funeral)

Performers: Enock Mbongwe (voice/kalumbu (musical bow))

--:-- Enock Mbongwe — Tulumbe mwami (Devil Song)

--:-- Nitin Sawhney — Children, Animals and Action!

--:-- Khusugtun — Tes golyn magtaal (Praise for the River Tes)--:-- Khusugtun — Toroi Bandi--:-- Khusugtun — Mongol

201111Human Planet - Part 220110723

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Music composed by Nitin Sawhney for the acclaimed BBC One series 'Human Planet', alongside artists from across the globe who featured in Radio 3's accompanying series 'Music Planet'.

Charles Hazlewood conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, whose players also make an appearance as the Scrapheap Orchestra, with instruments created from junk objects.

'Human Planet' was the first BBC Natural History series to focus on the human race, demonstrating how people around the world have adapted to sometimes harsh environments to survive.

'Music Planet' visited the same locations and environments, and explored the music of those places.

The TV score is interleaved with Music Planet artists, starting with the mighty voice of Greenland's Rasmus Lyberth, followed by Zambian singer and storyteller Enock Mbongwe, and Mongolian throat-singers Khusugtun.

Later on, Ayarkhaan, three women from the Sakha Republic, create a thunderous sound from their mouth harps, and the Bibilang Shark-Calling Group perform their unique repertoire of songs for shark hunting.

The project to create a Scrapheap Orchestra from junk and found objects will be the subject of a television film to be broadcast on BBC FOUR in the autumn.

Part Two

Enock Mbongwe

Ayarkhaan

Bibilang Shark-Calling Group

Khusugtun

Rasmus

BBC Concert Orchestra

Charles Hazlewood (conductor).

Conclusion of a Prom featuring music for the BBC series Human Planet and Music Planet.

201111Human Planet - Part 220110723

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Music composed by Nitin Sawhney for the acclaimed BBC One series 'Human Planet', alongside artists from across the globe who featured in Radio 3's accompanying series 'Music Planet'.

Charles Hazlewood conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, whose players also make an appearance as the Scrapheap Orchestra, with instruments created from junk objects.

'Human Planet' was the first BBC Natural History series to focus on the human race, demonstrating how people around the world have adapted to sometimes harsh environments to survive.

'Music Planet' visited the same locations and environments, and explored the music of those places.

The TV score is interleaved with Music Planet artists, starting with the mighty voice of Greenland's Rasmus Lyberth, followed by Zambian singer and storyteller Enock Mbongwe, and Mongolian throat-singers Khusugtun.

Later on, Ayarkhaan, three women from the Sakha Republic, create a thunderous sound from their mouth harps, and the Bibilang Shark-Calling Group perform their unique repertoire of songs for shark hunting.

The project to create a Scrapheap Orchestra from junk and found objects will be the subject of a television film to be broadcast on BBC FOUR in the autumn.

Part Two

Enock Mbongwe

Ayarkhaan

Bibilang Shark-Calling Group

Khusugtun

Rasmus

BBC Concert Orchestra

Charles Hazlewood (conductor).

Conclusion of a Prom featuring music for the BBC series Human Planet and Music Planet.

2011151 - Kodaly, Bartok20110726

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The dynamic Vladimir Jurowksi conducts the London Philharmonic in an all-Hungarian programme, including a rare performance of the Goethe-inspired Faust Symphony by Franz Liszt, one of this year's featured composers.

The multi award winning pianist, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, plays one of the most technically challenging of all piano concertos, and the programme opens with Kodaly's effervescent dances.

After declaring for years that: 'Anything to do with Goethe is dangerous to handle,' Liszt finally found inspiration for his 'three character portraits' after a visit from the novelist, George Eliot.

The symphony concludes with a grandiose setting of the 'Chorus mysticus' unheard at the Proms since 1967.

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta

Bartok: Piano Concerto No.1

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Marco Jentzsch (tenor)

London Philharmonic Choir (men's voices)

London Symphony Chorus (men's voices)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 28th July at 2pm.

Vladimir Jurowski leads the London Philharmonic in music by Kodaly and Bartok.

2011151 - Kodaly, Bartok20110726

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The dynamic Vladimir Jurowksi conducts the London Philharmonic in an all-Hungarian programme, including a rare performance of the Goethe-inspired Faust Symphony by Franz Liszt, one of this year's featured composers.

The multi award winning pianist, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, plays one of the most technically challenging of all piano concertos, and the programme opens with Kodaly's effervescent dances.

After declaring for years that: 'Anything to do with Goethe is dangerous to handle,' Liszt finally found inspiration for his 'three character portraits' after a visit from the novelist, George Eliot.

The symphony concludes with a grandiose setting of the 'Chorus mysticus' unheard at the Proms since 1967.

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta

Bartok: Piano Concerto No.1

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Marco Jentzsch (tenor)

London Philharmonic Choir (men's voices)

London Symphony Chorus (men's voices)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 28th July at 2pm.

Vladimir Jurowski leads the London Philharmonic in music by Kodaly and Bartok.

2011152 - Liszt20110726

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The dynamic Vladimir Jurowksi conducts the London Philharmonic in an all-Hungarian programme, including a rare performance of the Goethe-inspired Faust Symphony by Franz Liszt, one of this year's featured composers.

The multi award winning pianist, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, plays one of the most technically challenging of all piano concertos, and the programme opens with Kodaly's effervescent dances.

After declaring for years that: 'Anything to do with Goethe is dangerous to handle,' Liszt finally found inspiration for his 'three character portraits' after a visit from the novelist, George Eliot.

The symphony concludes with a grandiose setting of the 'Chorus mysticus' unheard at the Proms since 1967.

Liszt: A Faust Symphony

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Marco Jentzsch (tenor)

London Philharmonic Choir (men's voices)

London Symphony Chorus (men's voices)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 28th July at 2pm.

Vladimir Jurowksi conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Liszt's Faust Symphony.

2011152 - Liszt20110726

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

The dynamic Vladimir Jurowksi conducts the London Philharmonic in an all-Hungarian programme, including a rare performance of the Goethe-inspired Faust Symphony by Franz Liszt, one of this year's featured composers.

The multi award winning pianist, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, plays one of the most technically challenging of all piano concertos, and the programme opens with Kodaly's effervescent dances.

After declaring for years that: 'Anything to do with Goethe is dangerous to handle,' Liszt finally found inspiration for his 'three character portraits' after a visit from the novelist, George Eliot.

The symphony concludes with a grandiose setting of the 'Chorus mysticus' unheard at the Proms since 1967.

Liszt: A Faust Symphony

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

Marco Jentzsch (tenor)

London Philharmonic Choir (men's voices)

London Symphony Chorus (men's voices)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 28th July at 2pm.

Vladimir Jurowksi conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Liszt's Faust Symphony.

2011161 - Berlioz, Faure, Dusapin20110727

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

French connections abound in the first of two proms given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer.

Berlioz's dramatic Corsaire overture and Fauré's elegant Pavane preface the UK premiere of a new quartet concerto by Pascal Dusapin.

Stravinsky's blazing Firebird, premiered in Paris for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, completes the programme.

Dusapin (b.1955) is one of the leading composers in France today.

His new quartet, written for the Arditti Quartet, uses orchestral forces to expand the territory of the soloists.

Dusapin explores the relationship between the orchestra and soloists, with musical ideas migrating from the quartet to the orchestral forces behind.

Berlioz: Overture 'Le corsaire'

Fauré: Pavane

Pascal: Dusapin: String Quartet no.6, 'Hinterland'

('Hapax' for string quartet and orchestra)

Arditti Quartet

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 29th July at 2pm.

Thierry Fischer conducts the BBC NOW in music by Berlioz, Faure and Dusapin.

2011161 - Berlioz, Faure, Dusapin20110727

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

French connections abound in the first of two proms given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer.

Berlioz's dramatic Corsaire overture and Fauré's elegant Pavane preface the UK premiere of a new quartet concerto by Pascal Dusapin.

Stravinsky's blazing Firebird, premiered in Paris for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, completes the programme.

Dusapin (b.1955) is one of the leading composers in France today.

His new quartet, written for the Arditti Quartet, uses orchestral forces to expand the territory of the soloists.

Dusapin explores the relationship between the orchestra and soloists, with musical ideas migrating from the quartet to the orchestral forces behind.

Berlioz: Overture 'Le corsaire'

Fauré: Pavane

Pascal: Dusapin: String Quartet no.6, 'Hinterland'

('Hapax' for string quartet and orchestra)

Arditti Quartet

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 29th July at 2pm.

Thierry Fischer conducts the BBC NOW in music by Berlioz, Faure and Dusapin.

2011162 - Stravinsky20110727

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

French connections abound in the first of two proms given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer.

Berlioz's dramatic Corsaire overture and Fauré's elegant Pavane preface the UK premiere of a new quartet concerto by Pascal Dusapin.

Stravinsky's blazing Firebird, premiered in Paris for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, completes the programme.

Dusapin (b.1955) is one of the leading composers in France today.

His new quartet, written for the Arditti Quartet, uses orchestral forces to expand the territory of the soloists.

Dusapin explores the relationship between the orchestra and soloists, with musical ideas migrating from the quartet to the orchestral forces behind.

Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet)

Arditti Quartet

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 29th July at 2pm.

Thierry Fischer conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Stravinsky's The Firebird.

2011162 - Stravinsky20110727

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

French connections abound in the first of two proms given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer.

Berlioz's dramatic Corsaire overture and Fauré's elegant Pavane preface the UK premiere of a new quartet concerto by Pascal Dusapin.

Stravinsky's blazing Firebird, premiered in Paris for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, completes the programme.

Dusapin (b.1955) is one of the leading composers in France today.

His new quartet, written for the Arditti Quartet, uses orchestral forces to expand the territory of the soloists.

Dusapin explores the relationship between the orchestra and soloists, with musical ideas migrating from the quartet to the orchestral forces behind.

Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete ballet)

Arditti Quartet

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 29th July at 2pm.

Thierry Fischer conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Stravinsky's The Firebird.

201117World Routes Academy20110727

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Lucy Duran

For the 2011 World Routes Academy, acclaimed South Indian singer Aruna Sairam and her protégé, London born veena player Hari Sivanesan, present a concert of the classical music of South India.

Having worked together as mentor and protégé both in India and the UK throughout 2011, Aruna Sairam and Hari Sivanesan bring a unique programme of music for the voice and the veena, drawing on centuries of musical tradition.

The World Routes Academy aims to support and inspire young UK based world music artists by bringing them together with an internationally renowned artist in the same field and belonging to the same tradition.

BBC Radio 3 appointed young London born veena player Hari Sivanesan as its 2011 World Routes Academy protégé and paired him up with mentor Aruna Sairam, who is based in Chennai, and is regarded as the leading South Indian female vocalist of her generation.

Set 1: Hari Sivanesan (veena)

Pirashanna Thevarajah (percussion)

Set 2: Aruna Sairam (vocalist)

Set 3: Aruna Sairam (vocalist)

Hari Sivanesan (veena with percussion and mrindangam)

Aruna Sairam (vocals)

Hari Sivanesan (veena)

Patri Satish Kumar (mrindangam)

Bangalore RN Prakash (ghatam)

Jyotsna Srikanth (violin).

Vocalist Aruna Sairam and veena player Hari Sivanesan in South Indian classical music.

201117World Routes Academy20110727

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Lucy Duran

For the 2011 World Routes Academy, acclaimed South Indian singer Aruna Sairam and her protégé, London born veena player Hari Sivanesan, present a concert of the classical music of South India.

Having worked together as mentor and protégé both in India and the UK throughout 2011, Aruna Sairam and Hari Sivanesan bring a unique programme of music for the voice and the veena, drawing on centuries of musical tradition.

The World Routes Academy aims to support and inspire young UK based world music artists by bringing them together with an internationally renowned artist in the same field and belonging to the same tradition.

BBC Radio 3 appointed young London born veena player Hari Sivanesan as its 2011 World Routes Academy protégé and paired him up with mentor Aruna Sairam, who is based in Chennai, and is regarded as the leading South Indian female vocalist of her generation.

Set 1: Hari Sivanesan (veena)

Pirashanna Thevarajah (percussion)

Set 2: Aruna Sairam (vocalist)

Set 3: Aruna Sairam (vocalist)

Hari Sivanesan (veena with percussion and mrindangam)

Aruna Sairam (vocals)

Hari Sivanesan (veena)

Patri Satish Kumar (mrindangam)

Bangalore RN Prakash (ghatam)

Jyotsna Srikanth (violin).

Vocalist Aruna Sairam and veena player Hari Sivanesan in South Indian classical music.

2011181 - Beethoven, Dalbavie20110728

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Renowned flautist Emmanuel Pahud joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Thierry Fischer for two major new concertos.

Framing them are two of Beethoven's most inventive and joyous symphonies.

Carter's Flute Concerto is a dazzling creation.

Written in 2008 at the age of 99, it contrasts the flute's lyrical qualities with a percussive orchestral texture.

Dalbavie set out to write a homage to Debussy, and whilst his concerto is certainly rooted in the great French tradition, it's also full of fireworks and exploding excitement.

Beethoven: Symphony no.

1 in C major

Marc-André Dalbavie: Flute Concerto (London premiere)

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 31st July at 2pm.

Thierry Fischer conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Beethoven and Dalbavie.

2011181 - Beethoven, Dalbavie20110728

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Renowned flautist Emmanuel Pahud joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Thierry Fischer for two major new concertos.

Framing them are two of Beethoven's most inventive and joyous symphonies.

Carter's Flute Concerto is a dazzling creation.

Written in 2008 at the age of 99, it contrasts the flute's lyrical qualities with a percussive orchestral texture.

Dalbavie set out to write a homage to Debussy, and whilst his concerto is certainly rooted in the great French tradition, it's also full of fireworks and exploding excitement.

Beethoven: Symphony no.

1 in C major

Marc-André Dalbavie: Flute Concerto (London premiere)

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 31st July at 2pm.

Thierry Fischer conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Beethoven and Dalbavie.

2011182 - Carter, Beethoven20110728

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Renowned flautist Emmanuel Pahud joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Thierry Fischer for two major new concertos.

Framing them are two of Beethoven's most inventive and joyous symphonies.

Carter's Flute Concerto is a dazzling creation.

Written in 2008 at the age of 99, it contrasts the flute's lyrical qualities with a percussive orchestral texture.

Dalbavie set out to write a homage to Debussy, and whilst his concerto is certainly rooted in the great French tradition, it's also full of fireworks and exploding excitement.

Elliott Carter: Flute Concerto (UK premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony no.

7 in A major

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 31st July at 2pm.

Thierry Fischer leads the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Elliott Carter and Beethoven.

2011182 - Carter, Beethoven20110728

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Renowned flautist Emmanuel Pahud joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Thierry Fischer for two major new concertos.

Framing them are two of Beethoven's most inventive and joyous symphonies.

Carter's Flute Concerto is a dazzling creation.

Written in 2008 at the age of 99, it contrasts the flute's lyrical qualities with a percussive orchestral texture.

Dalbavie set out to write a homage to Debussy, and whilst his concerto is certainly rooted in the great French tradition, it's also full of fireworks and exploding excitement.

Elliott Carter: Flute Concerto (UK premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony no.

7 in A major

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 31st July at 2pm.

Thierry Fischer leads the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Elliott Carter and Beethoven.

2011191 - Honegger, Bridge, Berg20110729

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

A typically thought-provoking programme from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Artist in Association, Oliver Knussen, showcasing pieces rarely heard in the concert hall alongside 20th-century classics.

All the composers are masters of orchestral colour, and each creates a unique and concentrated soundworld.

Arthur Honegger's depictions of a steam locomotive and pastoral idyll are followed by Frank Bridge's quietly anguished Shakespearean scene of death by drowning (from Hamlet) and the splintered, wintry fluidity of Italian composer Niccolò Castiglioni.

Soprano Claire Booth (who made her professional debut in the music of Knussen) sings Berg's heady paean to the restorative powers of fermented grape juice.

And the concert closes with Debussy's astonishing, inspirational evocation of shifting seas.

Honegger: Pacific 231

Honegger: Pastorale d'été

Bridge: There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook

Berg: Der Wein

Claire Booth (soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 1st August at 2pm.

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Honegger, Bridge and Berg.

2011191 - Honegger, Bridge, Berg20110729

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

A typically thought-provoking programme from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Artist in Association, Oliver Knussen, showcasing pieces rarely heard in the concert hall alongside 20th-century classics.

All the composers are masters of orchestral colour, and each creates a unique and concentrated soundworld.

Arthur Honegger's depictions of a steam locomotive and pastoral idyll are followed by Frank Bridge's quietly anguished Shakespearean scene of death by drowning (from Hamlet) and the splintered, wintry fluidity of Italian composer Niccolò Castiglioni.

Soprano Claire Booth (who made her professional debut in the music of Knussen) sings Berg's heady paean to the restorative powers of fermented grape juice.

And the concert closes with Debussy's astonishing, inspirational evocation of shifting seas.

Honegger: Pacific 231

Honegger: Pastorale d'été

Bridge: There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook

Berg: Der Wein

Claire Booth (soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 1st August at 2pm.

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Honegger, Bridge and Berg.

2011192 - Castiglioni, Debussy20110729

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

A typically thought-provoking programme from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Artist in Association, Oliver Knussen, showcasing pieces rarely heard in the concert hall alongside 20th-century classics.

All the composers are masters of orchestral colour, and each creates a unique and concentrated soundworld.

Arthur Honegger's depictions of a steam locomotive and pastoral idyll are followed by Frank Bridge's quietly anguished Shakespearean scene of death by drowning (from Hamlet) and the splintered, wintry fluidity of Italian composer Niccolò Castiglioni.

Soprano Claire Booth (who made her professional debut in the music of Knussen) sings Berg's heady paean to the restorative powers of fermented grape juice.

And the concert closes with Debussy's astonishing, inspirational evocation of shifting seas.

Castiglioni: Inverno in-ver

Debussy: La Mer

Claire Booth (soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 1st August at 2pm.

BBC Symphony Orchestra under Oliver Knussen.

2011192 - Castiglioni, Debussy20110729

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

A typically thought-provoking programme from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Artist in Association, Oliver Knussen, showcasing pieces rarely heard in the concert hall alongside 20th-century classics.

All the composers are masters of orchestral colour, and each creates a unique and concentrated soundworld.

Arthur Honegger's depictions of a steam locomotive and pastoral idyll are followed by Frank Bridge's quietly anguished Shakespearean scene of death by drowning (from Hamlet) and the splintered, wintry fluidity of Italian composer Niccolò Castiglioni.

Soprano Claire Booth (who made her professional debut in the music of Knussen) sings Berg's heady paean to the restorative powers of fermented grape juice.

And the concert closes with Debussy's astonishing, inspirational evocation of shifting seas.

Castiglioni: Inverno in-ver

Debussy: La Mer

Claire Booth (soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 1st August at 2pm.

BBC Symphony Orchestra under Oliver Knussen.

201120Horrible Histories - Part 120110730

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sarah Walker

The Proms teams up with CBBC's popular television series "Horrible Histories" for a family concert of songs by Richie Webb and stories and orchestral favourites, including music by Richard Strauss, Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev, Vaughan-Williams, Berlioz, Handel, Lully, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky.

It all adds up to a horrible history of classical music!

Part 1

Mathew Baynton (actor)

Simon Farnaby (actor)

Martha Howe-Douglas (actor)

Jim Howick (actor)

Laurence Rickard (actor)

Ben Willbond (actor)

Rattus Rattus (presenter)

Louise Fryer (presenter)

Choirs from The Music Centre

Kids Company Choir

Aurora Orchestra

Nicholas Collon (Conductor).

The first part of a children's Prom, with the television series Horrible Histories.

201120Horrible Histories - Part 120110730

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sarah Walker

The Proms teams up with CBBC's popular television series "Horrible Histories" for a family concert of songs by Richie Webb and stories and orchestral favourites, including music by Richard Strauss, Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev, Vaughan-Williams, Berlioz, Handel, Lully, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky.

It all adds up to a horrible history of classical music!

Part 1

Mathew Baynton (actor)

Simon Farnaby (actor)

Martha Howe-Douglas (actor)

Jim Howick (actor)

Laurence Rickard (actor)

Ben Willbond (actor)

Rattus Rattus (presenter)

Louise Fryer (presenter)

Choirs from The Music Centre

Kids Company Choir

Aurora Orchestra

Nicholas Collon (Conductor).

The first part of a children's Prom, with the television series Horrible Histories.

201120Horrible Histories - Part 220110730

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sarah Walker

The Proms teams up with CBBC's popular television series "Horrible Histories" for a free family concert of songs by Richie Webb and stories and orchestral favourites, including music by Richard Strauss, Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev, Vaughan-Williams, Berlioz, Handel, Lully, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky.

It all adds up to a horrible history of classical music!

Part 2

Mathew Baynton (actor)

Simon Farnaby (actor)

Martha Howe-Douglas (actor)

Jim Howick (actor)

Laurence Rickard (actor)

Ben Willbond (actor)

Rattus Rattus (presenter)

Louise Fryer (presenter)

Choirs from The Music Centre

Kids Company Choir

Aurora Orchestra

Nicholas Collon (Conductor).

The conclusion of a children's Prom, with the BBC TV series Horrible Histories.

201120Horrible Histories - Part 220110730

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sarah Walker

The Proms teams up with CBBC's popular television series "Horrible Histories" for a free family concert of songs by Richie Webb and stories and orchestral favourites, including music by Richard Strauss, Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev, Vaughan-Williams, Berlioz, Handel, Lully, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky.

It all adds up to a horrible history of classical music!

Part 2

Mathew Baynton (actor)

Simon Farnaby (actor)

Martha Howe-Douglas (actor)

Jim Howick (actor)

Laurence Rickard (actor)

Ben Willbond (actor)

Rattus Rattus (presenter)

Louise Fryer (presenter)

Choirs from The Music Centre

Kids Company Choir

Aurora Orchestra

Nicholas Collon (Conductor).

The conclusion of a children's Prom, with the BBC TV series Horrible Histories.

2011211 - Strauss, Walton20110730

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

A Prom full of orchestral spectacle and panache.

The centrepiece is Prokofiev's patriotic cantata based on music he wrote for Eisenstein's film about the epic struggles of the medieval Russian hero, Alexander Nevsky.

Richard Strauss's hero, Don Juan, is less bloodthirsty but every bit as colourful, while Salome is one of Strauss's most seductive heroines.

Violinist Midori joins the CBSO and Andris Nelsons for Walton's Concerto - a dramatic and lyrical work that makes huge technical demands on the soloist.

R.Strauss: Don Juan

Walton:Violin Concerto

Midori (violin)

Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano)

CBSO Chorus

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons (conductor)

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

CBSO under Andris Nelsons.

Strauss: Don Juan.

Walton: Violin Concerto (soloist: Midori).

2011211 - Strauss, Walton20110730

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

A Prom full of orchestral spectacle and panache.

The centrepiece is Prokofiev's patriotic cantata based on music he wrote for Eisenstein's film about the epic struggles of the medieval Russian hero, Alexander Nevsky.

Richard Strauss's hero, Don Juan, is less bloodthirsty but every bit as colourful, while Salome is one of Strauss's most seductive heroines.

Violinist Midori joins the CBSO and Andris Nelsons for Walton's Concerto - a dramatic and lyrical work that makes huge technical demands on the soloist.

R.Strauss: Don Juan

Walton:Violin Concerto

Midori (violin)

Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano)

CBSO Chorus

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons (conductor)

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

CBSO under Andris Nelsons.

Strauss: Don Juan.

Walton: Violin Concerto (soloist: Midori).

2011212 - Prokofiev, Strauss20110730

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

A Prom full of orchestral spectacle and panache.

The centrepiece is Prokofiev's patriotic cantata based on music he wrote for Eisenstein's film about the epic struggles of the medieval Russian hero, Alexander Nevsky.

Richard Strauss's hero, Don Juan, is less bloodthirsty but every bit as colourful, while Salome is one of Strauss's most seductive heroines.

Violinist Midori joins the CBSO and Andris Nelsons for Walton's Concerto - a dramatic and lyrical work that makes huge technical demands on the soloist.

Prokofiev:Alexander Nevsky - cantata

R.Strauss: Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils

Midori (violin)

Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano)

CBSO Chorus

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons (conductor)

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

Andris Nelsons conducts the CBSO in music by Prokofiev and Strauss.

2011212 - Prokofiev, Strauss20110730

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Rob Cowan

A Prom full of orchestral spectacle and panache.

The centrepiece is Prokofiev's patriotic cantata based on music he wrote for Eisenstein's film about the epic struggles of the medieval Russian hero, Alexander Nevsky.

Richard Strauss's hero, Don Juan, is less bloodthirsty but every bit as colourful, while Salome is one of Strauss's most seductive heroines.

Violinist Midori joins the CBSO and Andris Nelsons for Walton's Concerto - a dramatic and lyrical work that makes huge technical demands on the soloist.

Prokofiev:Alexander Nevsky - cantata

R.Strauss: Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils

Midori (violin)

Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano)

CBSO Chorus

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons (conductor)

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

Andris Nelsons conducts the CBSO in music by Prokofiev and Strauss.

2011221 - Rachmaninov: Spring, Women's And Men's Dances (aleko), Three Russian Songs20110731

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The third Proms Choral Sunday explores the unique sound world of Rachmaninov.

Three contrasting short works are framed by his cantata, Spring, which he composed in 1902 just after his famous Second Piano Concerto, and the evocative choral symphony, The Bells, composed a decade later.

The Russian text of Spring tells of a man who harbours murderous thoughts towards his unfaithful wife during the winter, but is released from his anger and frustration by the return of spring.

For The Bells, Rachmaninov turned to a Russian translation of poems by Edgar Allan Poe, and the work's four movements mirror the human life span from birth to death through the 'Silver Sleigh Bells', 'Mellow Wedding Bells', 'Loud Alarum Bells' and 'Mournful Iron Bells'.

Rachmaninov: Spring

Rachmaninov: Aleko - Women's and Men's Dances

Rachmaninov: Three Russian Songs

Svetla Vassileva (soprano)

Misha Didyk (tenor)

Alexei Tanovitski (bass)

Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 3rd August at 2pm.

The BBC Philharmonic and Mariinsky Theatre Chorus in music by Rachmaninov.

2011221 - Rachmaninov: Spring, Women's And Men's Dances (aleko), Three Russian Songs20110731

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The third Proms Choral Sunday explores the unique sound world of Rachmaninov.

Three contrasting short works are framed by his cantata, Spring, which he composed in 1902 just after his famous Second Piano Concerto, and the evocative choral symphony, The Bells, composed a decade later.

The Russian text of Spring tells of a man who harbours murderous thoughts towards his unfaithful wife during the winter, but is released from his anger and frustration by the return of spring.

For The Bells, Rachmaninov turned to a Russian translation of poems by Edgar Allan Poe, and the work's four movements mirror the human life span from birth to death through the 'Silver Sleigh Bells', 'Mellow Wedding Bells', 'Loud Alarum Bells' and 'Mournful Iron Bells'.

Rachmaninov: Spring

Rachmaninov: Aleko - Women's and Men's Dances

Rachmaninov: Three Russian Songs

Svetla Vassileva (soprano)

Misha Didyk (tenor)

Alexei Tanovitski (bass)

Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 3rd August at 2pm.

The BBC Philharmonic and Mariinsky Theatre Chorus in music by Rachmaninov.

2011222 - Vocalise, The Bells20110731

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The third Proms Choral Sunday explores the unique sound world of Rachmaninov.

Three contrasting short works are framed by his cantata, Spring, which he composed in 1902 just after his famous Second Piano Concerto, and the evocative choral symphony, The Bells, composed a decade later.

The Russian text of Spring tells of a man who harbours murderous thoughts towards his unfaithful wife during the winter, but is released from his anger and frustration by the return of spring.

For The Bells, Rachmaninov turned to a Russian translation of poems by Edgar Allan Poe, and the work's four movements mirror the human life span from birth to death through the 'Silver Sleigh Bells', 'Mellow Wedding Bells', 'Loud Alarum Bells' and 'Mournful Iron Bells'.

Rachmaninov: Vocalise

Rachmaninov: The Bells

Svetla Vassileva (soprano)

Misha Didyk (tenor)

Alexei Tanovitski (bass)

Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 3rd August at 2pm.

Gianandrea Noseda conducts the BBC Philharmonic.

Rachmaninov: Vocalise; The Bells.

2011222 - Vocalise, The Bells20110731

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The third Proms Choral Sunday explores the unique sound world of Rachmaninov.

Three contrasting short works are framed by his cantata, Spring, which he composed in 1902 just after his famous Second Piano Concerto, and the evocative choral symphony, The Bells, composed a decade later.

The Russian text of Spring tells of a man who harbours murderous thoughts towards his unfaithful wife during the winter, but is released from his anger and frustration by the return of spring.

For The Bells, Rachmaninov turned to a Russian translation of poems by Edgar Allan Poe, and the work's four movements mirror the human life span from birth to death through the 'Silver Sleigh Bells', 'Mellow Wedding Bells', 'Loud Alarum Bells' and 'Mournful Iron Bells'.

Rachmaninov: Vocalise

Rachmaninov: The Bells

Svetla Vassileva (soprano)

Misha Didyk (tenor)

Alexei Tanovitski (bass)

Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 3rd August at 2pm.

Gianandrea Noseda conducts the BBC Philharmonic.

Rachmaninov: Vocalise; The Bells.

2011241 - Elgar20110802

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Tasmin Little performs Elgar's great Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

And to mark the 50th anniversary of Grainger's death, his In a Nutshell Suite receives a first outing at the Proms.

The Violin Concerto is preceded by the BBC Singers performing one of Elgar's most radical part-songs, notated in two keys simultaneously in a manner which parallels the incorrigible experiments of the Australian composer Percy Grainger.

Grainger's orchestral suite reaches its grand finale - called the Gum Suckers' March - by way of some unpredictable and darkly complex invention.

And to round off the Prom there's music by Richard Strauss: once considered dangerously radical itself, his perky symphonic poem documents the adventures of a purely mythical rascal.

Elgar: There is sweet music

Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

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

The BBC SO in works by Elgar: There is sweet music; Violin Concerto in B minor.

2011241 - Elgar20110802

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Tasmin Little performs Elgar's great Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

And to mark the 50th anniversary of Grainger's death, his In a Nutshell Suite receives a first outing at the Proms.

The Violin Concerto is preceded by the BBC Singers performing one of Elgar's most radical part-songs, notated in two keys simultaneously in a manner which parallels the incorrigible experiments of the Australian composer Percy Grainger.

Grainger's orchestral suite reaches its grand finale - called the Gum Suckers' March - by way of some unpredictable and darkly complex invention.

And to round off the Prom there's music by Richard Strauss: once considered dangerously radical itself, his perky symphonic poem documents the adventures of a purely mythical rascal.

Elgar: There is sweet music

Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

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

The BBC SO in works by Elgar: There is sweet music; Violin Concerto in B minor.

2011242 - Grainger, Strauss20110802

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Tasmin Little performs Elgar's great Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

And to mark the 50th anniversary of Grainger's death, his In a Nutshell Suite receives a first outing at the Proms.

The Violin Concerto is preceded by the BBC Singers performing one of Elgar's most radical part-songs, notated in two keys simultaneously in a manner which parallels the incorrigible experiments of the Australian composer Percy Grainger.

Grainger's orchestral suite reaches its grand finale - called the Gum Suckers' March - by way of some unpredictable and darkly complex invention.

And to round off the Prom there's music by Richard Strauss: once considered dangerously radical itself, his perky symphonic poem documents the adventures of a purely mythical rascal.

Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry

Grainger:Suite 'In a Nutshell'

R.

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

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

Andrew Davis leads the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra in Grainger and Strauss.

2011242 - Grainger, Strauss20110802

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Tasmin Little performs Elgar's great Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

And to mark the 50th anniversary of Grainger's death, his In a Nutshell Suite receives a first outing at the Proms.

The Violin Concerto is preceded by the BBC Singers performing one of Elgar's most radical part-songs, notated in two keys simultaneously in a manner which parallels the incorrigible experiments of the Australian composer Percy Grainger.

Grainger's orchestral suite reaches its grand finale - called the Gum Suckers' March - by way of some unpredictable and darkly complex invention.

And to round off the Prom there's music by Richard Strauss: once considered dangerously radical itself, his perky symphonic poem documents the adventures of a purely mythical rascal.

Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry

Grainger:Suite 'In a Nutshell'

R.

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

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

Andrew Davis leads the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra in Grainger and Strauss.

201125Grainger20110802

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Charles Hazlewood

A Late Night Prom celebrating anniversary composer Percy Grainger.

Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell leads the way into the musical world of a composer she finds 'quirky and outrageous and very unconventional', concentrating on Grainger's fascinating and varied responses to folk music.

Trad: Green Bushes

Grainger: Green Bushes

Early One Morning, Tulluchgorum and Music for a New Crossing (medley)

Grainger: Molly on the Shore

Shepherd's Hey (medley)

Grainger: Early One Morning

Trad: Sea Shanty

Grainger: Shallow Brown

Trad: Scotch Strathspey & Reel

Grainger: Scotch Strathspey & Reel

June Tabor (folk singer)

Wilson Family (Shanty singers)

Kathryn Tickell Band

BBC Singers (men's voices)

Northern Sinfonia

John Harle (conductor).

A Prom celebrating the quirky music of Percy Grainger.

201125Grainger20110802

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Charles Hazlewood

A Late Night Prom celebrating anniversary composer Percy Grainger.

Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell leads the way into the musical world of a composer she finds 'quirky and outrageous and very unconventional', concentrating on Grainger's fascinating and varied responses to folk music.

Trad: Green Bushes

Grainger: Green Bushes

Early One Morning, Tulluchgorum and Music for a New Crossing (medley)

Grainger: Molly on the Shore

Shepherd's Hey (medley)

Grainger: Early One Morning

Trad: Sea Shanty

Grainger: Shallow Brown

Trad: Scotch Strathspey & Reel

Grainger: Scotch Strathspey & Reel

June Tabor (folk singer)

Wilson Family (Shanty singers)

Kathryn Tickell Band

BBC Singers (men's voices)

Northern Sinfonia

John Harle (conductor).

A Prom celebrating the quirky music of Percy Grainger.

2011262 - Ravel20110803

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with chief conductor Donald Runnicles throws the musical focus on France, including a celebration of Henri Dutilleux's 95th Birthday.

'Tout un monde lointain' is one of Dutilleux's best loved works.

Commissioned by the great Cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich, it ranks among the great cello concertos of the 20th century.

The very French and vivid instrumental imagination and harmony evoke dreamlike qualities in Baudelaire's poems - the inspiration for this work.

The masterly composition and orchestration of Maurice Ravel then take us to Spain, with his ever popular Bolero, and to Ancient Greece with his orchestral and choral masterpiece Daphnis and Chloë - written for the Ballets Russes in 1912.

Ravel's slightly older contemporary, Debussy, also had his work Prelude a L'après-midi d'un faune staged and popularised by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and it sets up a world of breathtaking orchestral textures.

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë

Lynn Harrell (cello)

Edinburgh Festival Chorus

The BBC Scottish Symphoy Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 7th August at 2pm.

Donald Runnicles leads the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe.

2011262 - Ravel20110803

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with chief conductor Donald Runnicles throws the musical focus on France, including a celebration of Henri Dutilleux's 95th Birthday.

'Tout un monde lointain' is one of Dutilleux's best loved works.

Commissioned by the great Cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich, it ranks among the great cello concertos of the 20th century.

The very French and vivid instrumental imagination and harmony evoke dreamlike qualities in Baudelaire's poems - the inspiration for this work.

The masterly composition and orchestration of Maurice Ravel then take us to Spain, with his ever popular Bolero, and to Ancient Greece with his orchestral and choral masterpiece Daphnis and Chloë - written for the Ballets Russes in 1912.

Ravel's slightly older contemporary, Debussy, also had his work Prelude a L'après-midi d'un faune staged and popularised by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and it sets up a world of breathtaking orchestral textures.

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë

Lynn Harrell (cello)

Edinburgh Festival Chorus

The BBC Scottish Symphoy Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 7th August at 2pm.

Donald Runnicles leads the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe.

2011271 - Robin Holloway, Strauss20110804

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra opens this Prom with a major world premiere by Robin Holloway and continue the Brahms focus of this Proms season.

Renowned Strauss conductor Donald Runnicles is joined by international soprano Hillevi Martinpelto for the beautifully reflective Four Last Songs.

Robin Holloway's Fifth Concerto for Orchestra challenges him to write on a smaller scale than previously, and this BBC commission contains some of his most opaque counterpoint and most varied orchestral textures.

He describes the piece as like Manhattan, "when Sprawl is impossible, you must build upwards instead".

The premiere of Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs was given in the Royal Albert Hall in 1950, just after the composer's death.

They were his last completed works, and are full of calmness and acceptance.

Brahms then journeys away from contemplation to revel in triumph and joy by the end of his masterful Second Symphony.

Robin Holloway: Fifth Concerto for Orchestra (BBC Commission: world premiere)

R.Strauss: Four Last Songs

Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 8th August at 2pm.

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC SSO in music by Robin Holloway and Strauss.

2011271 - Robin Holloway, Strauss20110804

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra opens this Prom with a major world premiere by Robin Holloway and continue the Brahms focus of this Proms season.

Renowned Strauss conductor Donald Runnicles is joined by international soprano Hillevi Martinpelto for the beautifully reflective Four Last Songs.

Robin Holloway's Fifth Concerto for Orchestra challenges him to write on a smaller scale than previously, and this BBC commission contains some of his most opaque counterpoint and most varied orchestral textures.

He describes the piece as like Manhattan, "when Sprawl is impossible, you must build upwards instead".

The premiere of Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs was given in the Royal Albert Hall in 1950, just after the composer's death.

They were his last completed works, and are full of calmness and acceptance.

Brahms then journeys away from contemplation to revel in triumph and joy by the end of his masterful Second Symphony.

Robin Holloway: Fifth Concerto for Orchestra (BBC Commission: world premiere)

R.Strauss: Four Last Songs

Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 8th August at 2pm.

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC SSO in music by Robin Holloway and Strauss.

2011272 - Brahms20110804

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra opens this Prom with a major world premiere by Robin Holloway and continue the Brahms focus of this Proms season.

Renowned Strauss conductor Donald Runnicles is joined by international soprano Hillevi Martinpelto for the beautifully reflective Four Last Songs.

Robin Holloway's Fifth Concerto for Orchestra challenges him to write on a smaller scale than previously, and this BBC commission contains some of his most opaque counterpoint and most varied orchestral textures.

He describes the piece as like Manhattan, "when Sprawl is impossible, you must build upwards instead".

The premiere of Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs was given in the Royal Albert Hall in 1950, just after the composer's death.

They were his last completed works, and are full of calmness and acceptance.

Brahms then journeys away from contemplation to revel in triumph and joy by the end of his masterful Second Symphony.

Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D major

Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 8th August at 2pm.

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Brahms's Symphony No 2.

2011272 - Brahms20110804

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra opens this Prom with a major world premiere by Robin Holloway and continue the Brahms focus of this Proms season.

Renowned Strauss conductor Donald Runnicles is joined by international soprano Hillevi Martinpelto for the beautifully reflective Four Last Songs.

Robin Holloway's Fifth Concerto for Orchestra challenges him to write on a smaller scale than previously, and this BBC commission contains some of his most opaque counterpoint and most varied orchestral textures.

He describes the piece as like Manhattan, "when Sprawl is impossible, you must build upwards instead".

The premiere of Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs was given in the Royal Albert Hall in 1950, just after the composer's death.

They were his last completed works, and are full of calmness and acceptance.

Brahms then journeys away from contemplation to revel in triumph and joy by the end of his masterful Second Symphony.

Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D major

Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 8th August at 2pm.

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Brahms's Symphony No 2.

201128Victoria20110804

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Marking the 400th anniversary of his death, music by the great Spanish Renaissance composer Victoria performed by one of the world's leading specialists in early music - the Tallis Scholars.

At the heart of their programme is Victoria's glorious Requiem - composed in 1603 for the funeral rites of the Dowager Empress Maria, sister of Philip II of Spain - a summation and a farewell to the music of Spain's Golden Age.

Victoria: Dum complerentur

Victoria: Lamentations for Good Friday

Victoria: Officium defunctorum (Requiem)

The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips (conductor).

Peter Philips conducts the Tallis Scholars in a celebration of Tomas Luis de Victoria.

201128Victoria20110804

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Marking the 400th anniversary of his death, music by the great Spanish Renaissance composer Victoria performed by one of the world's leading specialists in early music - the Tallis Scholars.

At the heart of their programme is Victoria's glorious Requiem - composed in 1603 for the funeral rites of the Dowager Empress Maria, sister of Philip II of Spain - a summation and a farewell to the music of Spain's Golden Age.

Victoria: Dum complerentur

Victoria: Lamentations for Good Friday

Victoria: Officium defunctorum (Requiem)

The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips (conductor).

Peter Philips conducts the Tallis Scholars in a celebration of Tomas Luis de Victoria.

201129Mahler20110805

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod

In one of the most eagerly anticipated Proms of the season the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra returns to the Royal Albert Hall to perform Mahler's epic 'Resurrection' Symphony.

Formed from pupils of Venezuela's El Sistema programme, an initiative that offers every child a free musical education, the players have been performing together since childhood, and have lit up concert halls around the world with their technical skill, passion and deep musicality - as their concert master violinist Alejandro Carreno says: "for us this isn't a job, not even a concert, for us music is all of life".

Tonight under the baton of fellow El Sistema alumni Gustavo Dudamel they team up with the young singers of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and distinguished soloists to perform a colossus of the repertoire.

Written for vast forces, Mahler's symphony takes a journey from the graveside, asks the question 'is there life after death?' and ends with a triumphant promise of eternal life.

It's a work Alejandro Carreno and all the orchestra love, "Mahler's music is so descriptive, the atmosphere it creates is like that of an opera.

We hugely enjoy playing his music."

Mahler: Symphony No.

2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Miah Persson (soprano)

Anna Larsson (mezzo-soprano)

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)

The Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 9th August at 2pm.

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No 2.

201129Mahler20110805

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Donald Macleod

In one of the most eagerly anticipated Proms of the season the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra returns to the Royal Albert Hall to perform Mahler's epic 'Resurrection' Symphony.

Formed from pupils of Venezuela's El Sistema programme, an initiative that offers every child a free musical education, the players have been performing together since childhood, and have lit up concert halls around the world with their technical skill, passion and deep musicality - as their concert master violinist Alejandro Carreno says: "for us this isn't a job, not even a concert, for us music is all of life".

Tonight under the baton of fellow El Sistema alumni Gustavo Dudamel they team up with the young singers of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and distinguished soloists to perform a colossus of the repertoire.

Written for vast forces, Mahler's symphony takes a journey from the graveside, asks the question 'is there life after death?' and ends with a triumphant promise of eternal life.

It's a work Alejandro Carreno and all the orchestra love, "Mahler's music is so descriptive, the atmosphere it creates is like that of an opera.

We hugely enjoy playing his music."

Mahler: Symphony No.

2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Miah Persson (soprano)

Anna Larsson (mezzo-soprano)

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)

The Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 9th August at 2pm.

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No 2.

2011301 - Gabriel Prokofiev, Britten20110806

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The National Orchestra of Great Britain is joined by an equally youthful soloist - Benjamin Grosvenor, who turned 19 in July: he plays the Piano Concerto by another young prodigy, Benjamin Britten.

Russian-born conductor Vladimir Jurowski conducts the NYOGB in music from one of the greatest and best-loved of all Russian ballets: Sergey Prokofiev's take on Shakespeare's teenage lovers Romeo and Juliet.

And the concert starts bang up to date, with a piece by Prokofiev's grandson, Gabriel Prokofiev - a concerto created for the astonishing turntables virtuoso DJ Switch.

If you're over the age of 18 you can't join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

But their playing is stunning, and their annual appearance at the BBC Proms is always a highlight of the season.

Gabriel Prokofiev: Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra

Britten: Piano Concerto

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

DJ Switch (turntables)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 10th August at 2pm.

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in music by Gabriel Prokofiev and Britten.

2011301 - Gabriel Prokofiev, Britten20110806

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The National Orchestra of Great Britain is joined by an equally youthful soloist - Benjamin Grosvenor, who turned 19 in July: he plays the Piano Concerto by another young prodigy, Benjamin Britten.

Russian-born conductor Vladimir Jurowski conducts the NYOGB in music from one of the greatest and best-loved of all Russian ballets: Sergey Prokofiev's take on Shakespeare's teenage lovers Romeo and Juliet.

And the concert starts bang up to date, with a piece by Prokofiev's grandson, Gabriel Prokofiev - a concerto created for the astonishing turntables virtuoso DJ Switch.

If you're over the age of 18 you can't join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

But their playing is stunning, and their annual appearance at the BBC Proms is always a highlight of the season.

Gabriel Prokofiev: Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra

Britten: Piano Concerto

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

DJ Switch (turntables)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 10th August at 2pm.

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in music by Gabriel Prokofiev and Britten.

2011302 - Prokofiev20110806

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The National Orchestra of Great Britain is joined by an equally youthful soloist - Benjamin Grosvenor, who turned 19 in July: he plays the Piano Concerto by another young prodigy, Benjamin Britten.

Russian-born conductor Vladimir Jurowski conducts the NYOGB in music from one of the greatest and best-loved of all Russian ballets: Sergey Prokofiev's take on Shakespeare's teenage lovers Romeo and Juliet.

And the concert starts bang up to date, with a piece by Prokofiev's grandson, Gabriel Prokofiev - a concerto created for the astonishing turntables virtuoso DJ Switch.

If you're over the age of 18 you can't join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

But their playing is stunning, and their annual appearance at the BBC Proms is always a highlight of the season.

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - selection

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

DJ Switch (turntables)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 10th August at 2pm.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

2011302 - Prokofiev20110806

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The National Orchestra of Great Britain is joined by an equally youthful soloist - Benjamin Grosvenor, who turned 19 in July: he plays the Piano Concerto by another young prodigy, Benjamin Britten.

Russian-born conductor Vladimir Jurowski conducts the NYOGB in music from one of the greatest and best-loved of all Russian ballets: Sergey Prokofiev's take on Shakespeare's teenage lovers Romeo and Juliet.

And the concert starts bang up to date, with a piece by Prokofiev's grandson, Gabriel Prokofiev - a concerto created for the astonishing turntables virtuoso DJ Switch.

If you're over the age of 18 you can't join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

But their playing is stunning, and their annual appearance at the BBC Proms is always a highlight of the season.

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - selection

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

DJ Switch (turntables)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 10th August at 2pm.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

201131Nigel Kennedy In Bach20110806

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Nigel Kennedy brings his unique musical style and his love of the works of Bach to a programme of solo violin works.

J.

S.

Bach:

Partita No.

3 in E major - Prelude

2 in D minor

Nigel Kennedy (violin).

Violin recital by Nigel Kennedy.

Bach: Partita No 3 in E (Prelude); Partita No 2.

201131Nigel Kennedy In Bach20110806

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Nigel Kennedy brings his unique musical style and his love of the works of Bach to a programme of solo violin works.

J.

S.

Bach:

Partita No.

3 in E major - Prelude

2 in D minor

Nigel Kennedy (violin).

Violin recital by Nigel Kennedy.

Bach: Partita No 3 in E (Prelude); Partita No 2.

2011331 - Sibelius, Grieg20110808

PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra comes to the Proms with its new Chief Conductor, Sakari Oramo.

Sibelius claimed that his magical Sixth Symphony would offer the public 'pure cold water' rather than the 'cocktails' composed by his contemporaries.

A contrasting symphony ends this concert: Nielsen's extrovert Fourth Symphony, which emerges from the dark days of the First World War.

Between these two symphonies, the critically-acclaimed young German-Japanese pianist, Alice Sara Ott, makes her Proms debut playing the ever popular Grieg Concerto.

Sibelius: Symphony No.

6 in D minor

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

Alice Sara Ott (piano)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

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

Sakari Oramo conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Sibelius and Grieg.

2011331 - Sibelius, Grieg20110808

PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra comes to the Proms with its new Chief Conductor, Sakari Oramo.

Sibelius claimed that his magical Sixth Symphony would offer the public 'pure cold water' rather than the 'cocktails' composed by his contemporaries.

A contrasting symphony ends this concert: Nielsen's extrovert Fourth Symphony, which emerges from the dark days of the First World War.

Between these two symphonies, the critically-acclaimed young German-Japanese pianist, Alice Sara Ott, makes her Proms debut playing the ever popular Grieg Concerto.

Sibelius: Symphony No.

6 in D minor

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

Alice Sara Ott (piano)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

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

Sakari Oramo conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Sibelius and Grieg.

2011332 - Nielsen20110808

PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra comes to the Proms with its new Chief Conductor, Sakari Oramo.

Sibelius claimed that his magical Sixth Symphony would offer the public 'pure cold water' rather than the 'cocktails' composed by his contemporaries.

A contrasting symphony ends this concert: Nielsen's extrovert Fourth Symphony, which emerges from the dark days of the First World War.

Between these two symphonies, the critically-acclaimed young German-Japanese pianist, Alice Sara Ott, makes her Proms debut playing the ever popular Grieg Concerto.

Nielsen: Symphony No.

4, 'Inextinguishable'

Alice Sara Ott (piano)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

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

Sakari Oramo conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic in Nielsen's Symphony No 4.

2011332 - Nielsen20110808

PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra comes to the Proms with its new Chief Conductor, Sakari Oramo.

Sibelius claimed that his magical Sixth Symphony would offer the public 'pure cold water' rather than the 'cocktails' composed by his contemporaries.

A contrasting symphony ends this concert: Nielsen's extrovert Fourth Symphony, which emerges from the dark days of the First World War.

Between these two symphonies, the critically-acclaimed young German-Japanese pianist, Alice Sara Ott, makes her Proms debut playing the ever popular Grieg Concerto.

Nielsen: Symphony No.

4, 'Inextinguishable'

Alice Sara Ott (piano)

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

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

Sakari Oramo conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic in Nielsen's Symphony No 4.

2011341 - Bridge, Simon Holt20110809

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Andrew McGregor

French and English music combine in this Proms Entente-Cordiale.

Saint-Saëns' ever-popular Organ Symphony dominates the programme, joined by a new double concerto, half man, half beast, from Simon Holt.

Plus Proms featured composer Frank Bridge's orchestral picture of the wild and windy Sussex Downs, overlooking the Channel.

French organ virtuoso Marcel Dupré was a regular visitor to the Royal Albert Hall throughout his life.

He became a great friend of Sir Henry Wood and played the Organ Symphony at the Proms in 1935.

Cortège et litanie is a dazzling crescendo, using the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ together with full symphony orchestra.

The inspirational Parisian conductor Francois-Xavier Roth made a great impact at the Proms last year at the helm of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with whom he's Associate Guest Conductor.

He gave the premiere of Simon Holt's Centauromachy in Cardiff last November.

Written for solo clarinet and flugelhorn, it explores the dual nature of the mythical centaur and it's played by the two orchestral Principals for whom it was written.

Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ben Johnson joins the orchestra for Bridge's noble and poignant setting of Rupert Brooke's most famous poem from the Great War.

Bridge: Enter Spring

Bridge: Blow out you bugles

Simon Holt: Centauromachy (BBC Commission, London Premiere)

Ben Johnson (tenor)

Robert Plane (clarinet)

Philippe Schartz (flugelhorn)

Thomas Trotter (organ)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

François-Xavier Roth (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 14th August at 2pm.

Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the BBC NOW in music by Frank Bridge and Simon Holt.

2011341 - Bridge, Simon Holt20110809

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Andrew McGregor

French and English music combine in this Proms Entente-Cordiale.

Saint-Saëns' ever-popular Organ Symphony dominates the programme, joined by a new double concerto, half man, half beast, from Simon Holt.

Plus Proms featured composer Frank Bridge's orchestral picture of the wild and windy Sussex Downs, overlooking the Channel.

French organ virtuoso Marcel Dupré was a regular visitor to the Royal Albert Hall throughout his life.

He became a great friend of Sir Henry Wood and played the Organ Symphony at the Proms in 1935.

Cortège et litanie is a dazzling crescendo, using the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ together with full symphony orchestra.

The inspirational Parisian conductor Francois-Xavier Roth made a great impact at the Proms last year at the helm of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with whom he's Associate Guest Conductor.

He gave the premiere of Simon Holt's Centauromachy in Cardiff last November.

Written for solo clarinet and flugelhorn, it explores the dual nature of the mythical centaur and it's played by the two orchestral Principals for whom it was written.

Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ben Johnson joins the orchestra for Bridge's noble and poignant setting of Rupert Brooke's most famous poem from the Great War.

Bridge: Enter Spring

Bridge: Blow out you bugles

Simon Holt: Centauromachy (BBC Commission, London Premiere)

Ben Johnson (tenor)

Robert Plane (clarinet)

Philippe Schartz (flugelhorn)

Thomas Trotter (organ)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

François-Xavier Roth (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 14th August at 2pm.

Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the BBC NOW in music by Frank Bridge and Simon Holt.

2011342 - Dupre, Saint-saens20110809

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Andrew McGregor

French and English music combine in this Proms Entente-Cordiale.

Saint-Saëns' ever-popular Organ Symphony dominates the programme, joined by a new double concerto, half man, half beast, from Simon Holt.

Plus Proms featured composer Frank Bridge's orchestral picture of the wild and windy Sussex Downs, overlooking the Channel.

French organ virtuoso Marcel Dupré was a regular visitor to the Royal Albert Hall throughout his life.

He became a great friend of Sir Henry Wood and played the Organ Symphony at the Proms in 1935.

Cortège et litanie is a dazzling crescendo, using the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ together with full symphony orchestra.

The inspirational Parisian conductor Francois-Xavier Roth made a great impact at the Proms last year at the helm of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with whom he's Associate Guest Conductor.

He gave the premiere of Simon Holt's Centauromachy in Cardiff last November.

Written for solo clarinet and flugelhorn, it explores the dual nature of the mythical centaur and it's played by the two orchestral Principals for whom it was written.

Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ben Johnson joins the orchestra for Bridge's noble and poignant setting of Rupert Brooke's most famous poem from the Great War.

Dupré: Cortège et litanie

Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.

3 in C minor, 'Organ'

Ben Johnson (tenor)

Robert Plane (clarinet)

Philippe Schartz (flugelhorn)

Thomas Trotter (organ)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

François-Xavier Roth (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 14th August at 2pm.

Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the BBC NOW in music by Dupre and Saint-Saens.

2011342 - Dupre, Saint-saens20110809

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Andrew McGregor

French and English music combine in this Proms Entente-Cordiale.

Saint-Saëns' ever-popular Organ Symphony dominates the programme, joined by a new double concerto, half man, half beast, from Simon Holt.

Plus Proms featured composer Frank Bridge's orchestral picture of the wild and windy Sussex Downs, overlooking the Channel.

French organ virtuoso Marcel Dupré was a regular visitor to the Royal Albert Hall throughout his life.

He became a great friend of Sir Henry Wood and played the Organ Symphony at the Proms in 1935.

Cortège et litanie is a dazzling crescendo, using the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ together with full symphony orchestra.

The inspirational Parisian conductor Francois-Xavier Roth made a great impact at the Proms last year at the helm of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with whom he's Associate Guest Conductor.

He gave the premiere of Simon Holt's Centauromachy in Cardiff last November.

Written for solo clarinet and flugelhorn, it explores the dual nature of the mythical centaur and it's played by the two orchestral Principals for whom it was written.

Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ben Johnson joins the orchestra for Bridge's noble and poignant setting of Rupert Brooke's most famous poem from the Great War.

Dupré: Cortège et litanie

Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.

3 in C minor, 'Organ'

Ben Johnson (tenor)

Robert Plane (clarinet)

Philippe Schartz (flugelhorn)

Thomas Trotter (organ)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

François-Xavier Roth (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 14th August at 2pm.

Francois-Xavier Roth conducts the BBC NOW in music by Dupre and Saint-Saens.

2011351 - Liszt, Gliere20110810

PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits perform three colourful scores, two of them with connections to Karabits's Ukrainian homeland.

The concert begins with a swashbuckling tone-poem by Liszt telling the story of a legendary Ukrainian, Mazeppa, and it ends with Rachmaninov's most famous (and most lyrical) symphony.

Between them comes a real novelty - a melody-filled concerto for wordless soprano and orchestra by Ukrainian-born composer Reinhold Glière.

The effervescent Irish soprano Ailish Tynan takes the extraordinary solo part.

Kirill Karabits has been Principal Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for two seasons now and their relationship is blossoming into something rather special.

Liszt: Mazeppa

Glière: Concerto for Coloratura Soprano

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Kirill Karabits (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 15th August at 2pm.

Kirill Karabits conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Liszt and Gliere.

2011351 - Liszt, Gliere20110810

PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits perform three colourful scores, two of them with connections to Karabits's Ukrainian homeland.

The concert begins with a swashbuckling tone-poem by Liszt telling the story of a legendary Ukrainian, Mazeppa, and it ends with Rachmaninov's most famous (and most lyrical) symphony.

Between them comes a real novelty - a melody-filled concerto for wordless soprano and orchestra by Ukrainian-born composer Reinhold Glière.

The effervescent Irish soprano Ailish Tynan takes the extraordinary solo part.

Kirill Karabits has been Principal Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for two seasons now and their relationship is blossoming into something rather special.

Liszt: Mazeppa

Glière: Concerto for Coloratura Soprano

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Kirill Karabits (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 15th August at 2pm.

Kirill Karabits conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Liszt and Gliere.

2011352 - Rachmaninov20110810

PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits perform three colourful scores, two of them with connections to Karabits's Ukrainian homeland.

The concert begins with a swashbuckling tone-poem by Liszt telling the story of a legendary Ukrainian, Mazeppa, and it ends with Rachmaninov's most famous (and most lyrical) symphony.

Between them comes a real novelty - a melody-filled concerto for wordless soprano and orchestra by Ukrainian-born composer Reinhold Glière.

The effervescent Irish soprano Ailish Tynan takes the extraordinary solo part.

Kirill Karabits has been Principal Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for two seasons now and their relationship is blossoming into something rather special.

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.

2 in E minor

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Kirill Karabits (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 15th August at 2pm.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Kirill Karabits in Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2 in E minor.

2011352 - Rachmaninov20110810

PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits perform three colourful scores, two of them with connections to Karabits's Ukrainian homeland.

The concert begins with a swashbuckling tone-poem by Liszt telling the story of a legendary Ukrainian, Mazeppa, and it ends with Rachmaninov's most famous (and most lyrical) symphony.

Between them comes a real novelty - a melody-filled concerto for wordless soprano and orchestra by Ukrainian-born composer Reinhold Glière.

The effervescent Irish soprano Ailish Tynan takes the extraordinary solo part.

Kirill Karabits has been Principal Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for two seasons now and their relationship is blossoming into something rather special.

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.

2 in E minor

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Kirill Karabits (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 15th August at 2pm.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Kirill Karabits in Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2 in E minor.

201136Steve Reich And Ensemble Modern20110810

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Steve Reich brings his distinctive and pioneering style to the Proms, in celebration of his 75th birthday this year.

His hypnotic rhythms and elements taken from jazz and non-Western traditions produce some ravishing music.

Clapping Music shows off the percussive abilities of two people who make music with nothing but their own bodies.

In Electric Counterpoint a single electric guitarist builds up alluring layers of sound with a multiple guitar soundtrack.

Music for 18 Musicians is a seminal piece from the 1970s and one of Reich's best-known works.

The exotic colours and percussive textures are very striking, as is the unusual ensemble, featuring multiple pianos, marimbas and xylophones.

It is a work Reich himself is still very satisfied with, and its enduring nature has led to many contemporary electronica artists sampling it today.

Steve Reich:

Clapping Music

Electric Counterpoint

Music for 18 Musicians

Steve Reich (percussion, piano)

Mats Bergström (guitar)

Synergy Vocals

Ensemble Modern.

Steve Reich performs Clapping Music, Electric Counterpoint and Music for 18 Musicians.

201136Steve Reich And Ensemble Modern20110810

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Steve Reich brings his distinctive and pioneering style to the Proms, in celebration of his 75th birthday this year.

His hypnotic rhythms and elements taken from jazz and non-Western traditions produce some ravishing music.

Clapping Music shows off the percussive abilities of two people who make music with nothing but their own bodies.

In Electric Counterpoint a single electric guitarist builds up alluring layers of sound with a multiple guitar soundtrack.

Music for 18 Musicians is a seminal piece from the 1970s and one of Reich's best-known works.

The exotic colours and percussive textures are very striking, as is the unusual ensemble, featuring multiple pianos, marimbas and xylophones.

It is a work Reich himself is still very satisfied with, and its enduring nature has led to many contemporary electronica artists sampling it today.

Steve Reich:

Clapping Music

Electric Counterpoint

Music for 18 Musicians

Steve Reich (percussion, piano)

Mats Bergström (guitar)

Synergy Vocals

Ensemble Modern.

Steve Reich performs Clapping Music, Electric Counterpoint and Music for 18 Musicians.

2011371 - Bridge, Brahms20110811

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky, continues his exploration of less-frequented corners of the repertoire, proceeding from an invigorating British concert-opener to an uncommon yet inescapably familiar concerto.

Inspired by the fact that Bach and Beethoven arranged their own violin concertos for the keyboard, Dejan Lazić has done the same for the Brahms with engagingly idiomatic results.

Julian Lloyd Webber is an ardent champion of Holst's Invocation.

The concert ends with the masterpiece that put Elgar's name on the world's musical map, with his affectionate sketches of 'friends pictured within' - a firm favourite that retains its own aura of mystery.

Bridge: Overture, 'Rebus'

Brahms arr.

Lazić: 'Piano Concerto No.3' in D major (after Violin Concerto) (UK Premiere)

Dejan Lazić (piano)

Julian Lloyd-Webber (cello)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

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

Vassily Sinaisky conducts the BBC Philharmonic in music by Bridge and Brahms.

2011371 - Bridge, Brahms20110811

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky, continues his exploration of less-frequented corners of the repertoire, proceeding from an invigorating British concert-opener to an uncommon yet inescapably familiar concerto.

Inspired by the fact that Bach and Beethoven arranged their own violin concertos for the keyboard, Dejan Lazić has done the same for the Brahms with engagingly idiomatic results.

Julian Lloyd Webber is an ardent champion of Holst's Invocation.

The concert ends with the masterpiece that put Elgar's name on the world's musical map, with his affectionate sketches of 'friends pictured within' - a firm favourite that retains its own aura of mystery.

Bridge: Overture, 'Rebus'

Brahms arr.

Lazić: 'Piano Concerto No.3' in D major (after Violin Concerto) (UK Premiere)

Dejan Lazić (piano)

Julian Lloyd-Webber (cello)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

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

Vassily Sinaisky conducts the BBC Philharmonic in music by Bridge and Brahms.

2011372 - Holst, Elgar20110811

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky, continues his exploration of less-frequented corners of the repertoire, proceeding from an invigorating British concert-opener to an uncommon yet inescapably familiar concerto.

Inspired by the fact that Bach and Beethoven arranged their own violin concertos for the keyboard, Dejan Lazić has done the same for the Brahms with engagingly idiomatic results.

Julian Lloyd Webber is an ardent champion of Holst's Invocation.

The concert ends with the masterpiece that put Elgar's name on the world's musical map, with his affectionate sketches of 'friends pictured within' - a firm favourite that retains its own aura of mystery.

Holst: Invocation

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Dejan Lazić (piano)

Julian Lloyd-Webber (cello)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

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

Vassily Sinaisky leads the BBC Philharmonic.

2011372 - Holst, Elgar20110811

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky, continues his exploration of less-frequented corners of the repertoire, proceeding from an invigorating British concert-opener to an uncommon yet inescapably familiar concerto.

Inspired by the fact that Bach and Beethoven arranged their own violin concertos for the keyboard, Dejan Lazić has done the same for the Brahms with engagingly idiomatic results.

Julian Lloyd Webber is an ardent champion of Holst's Invocation.

The concert ends with the masterpiece that put Elgar's name on the world's musical map, with his affectionate sketches of 'friends pictured within' - a firm favourite that retains its own aura of mystery.

Holst: Invocation

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Dejan Lazić (piano)

Julian Lloyd-Webber (cello)

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

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

Vassily Sinaisky leads the BBC Philharmonic.

2011381 - Herrmann, Morricone, Walton20110812

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The BBC Concert Orchestra and principal conductor Keith Lockhart are joined by violinist Chloe Hanslip in this concert of music for the silver screen from both sides of the Atlantic.

Celebrating the centenary of his birth there's a tribute to the film composers' composer Bernard Herrmann, alongside music by today's greatest living exponent John Williams.

Passages from Henry V accompany William Walton's iconic music, and there's a tribute to the late John Barry with two of his most famous themes.

With additional music by Ennio Morricone, Richard Rodney Bennett at 75, and a brand new suite from last year's film Norwegian Wood - music by BBC Concert Orchestra's composer in residence, Jonny Greenwood - this promises to be a spectacular celebration of the best of classic and modern film music.

Herrmann: Music from The Man Who Knew Too Much, Citizen Kane, North by Northwest and Psycho

Ennio Morricone: Cinema Paradiso - theme

Walton arr.

Muir Mathieson: Henry V - suite

Chloë Hanslip (violin)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart (conductor).

The BBC Concert Orchestra performs film music, including Herrmann, Morricone and Walton.

2011381 - Herrmann, Morricone, Walton20110812

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The BBC Concert Orchestra and principal conductor Keith Lockhart are joined by violinist Chloe Hanslip in this concert of music for the silver screen from both sides of the Atlantic.

Celebrating the centenary of his birth there's a tribute to the film composers' composer Bernard Herrmann, alongside music by today's greatest living exponent John Williams.

Passages from Henry V accompany William Walton's iconic music, and there's a tribute to the late John Barry with two of his most famous themes.

With additional music by Ennio Morricone, Richard Rodney Bennett at 75, and a brand new suite from last year's film Norwegian Wood - music by BBC Concert Orchestra's composer in residence, Jonny Greenwood - this promises to be a spectacular celebration of the best of classic and modern film music.

Herrmann: Music from The Man Who Knew Too Much, Citizen Kane, North by Northwest and Psycho

Ennio Morricone: Cinema Paradiso - theme

Walton arr.

Muir Mathieson: Henry V - suite

Chloë Hanslip (violin)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart (conductor).

The BBC Concert Orchestra performs film music, including Herrmann, Morricone and Walton.

2011382 - John Williams, Johnny Greenwood, John Barry20110812

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The BBC Concert Orchestra and principal conductor Keith Lockhart are joined by violinist Chloe Hanslip in this concert of music for the silver screen from both sides of the Atlantic.

Celebrating the centenary of his birth there's a tribute to the film composers' composer Bernard Herrmann, alongside music by today's greatest living exponent John Williams.

Passages from Henry V accompany William Walton's iconic music, and there's a tribute to the late John Barry with two of his most famous themes.

With additional music by Ennio Morricone, Richard Rodney Bennett at 75, and a brand new suite from last year's film Norwegian Wood - music by BBC Concert Orchestra's composer in residence, Jonny Greenwood - this promises to be a spectacular celebration of the best of classic and modern film music.

John Williams: Music from Star Wars, Schindler's List and Harry Potter

Jonny Greenwood arr.

Robert Ziegler: Norwegian Wood - suite (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett: Murder on the Orient Express - suite

Barry: Out of Africa - Love Theme

Various: Music from the James Bond films

Chloë Hanslip (violin)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart (conductor).

Concluding the film music Prom, with scores by John Williams, Jonny Greenwood, John Barry.

2011382 - John Williams, Johnny Greenwood, John Barry20110812

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The BBC Concert Orchestra and principal conductor Keith Lockhart are joined by violinist Chloe Hanslip in this concert of music for the silver screen from both sides of the Atlantic.

Celebrating the centenary of his birth there's a tribute to the film composers' composer Bernard Herrmann, alongside music by today's greatest living exponent John Williams.

Passages from Henry V accompany William Walton's iconic music, and there's a tribute to the late John Barry with two of his most famous themes.

With additional music by Ennio Morricone, Richard Rodney Bennett at 75, and a brand new suite from last year's film Norwegian Wood - music by BBC Concert Orchestra's composer in residence, Jonny Greenwood - this promises to be a spectacular celebration of the best of classic and modern film music.

John Williams: Music from Star Wars, Schindler's List and Harry Potter

Jonny Greenwood arr.

Robert Ziegler: Norwegian Wood - suite (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett: Murder on the Orient Express - suite

Barry: Out of Africa - Love Theme

Various: Music from the James Bond films

Chloë Hanslip (violin)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart (conductor).

Concluding the film music Prom, with scores by John Williams, Jonny Greenwood, John Barry.

201139Spaghetti Western Orchestra20110812

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Charles Hazlewood

The inventive multi-taskers of the Spaghetti Western Orchestra perform the epic scores of Ennio Morricone from the films of Sergio Leone.

The Australian group recreates Morricone's classic soundtracks from films such as 'Once Upon a Time in the West' and 'For a Few Dollars More' with only five players by using extraordinary virtuosity on a variety of instruments conventional and rather less so.

"We really embraced the absurdity of a bunch of Aussie guys trying to do what Morricone did with a cast of hundreds", so expect new uses for an asthma inhaler and a cornflake packet as well as a rich vein of humour.

Spaghetti Western Orchestra.

The Spaghetti Western Orchestra performs the film scores of Ennio Morricone.

201139Spaghetti Western Orchestra20110812

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Charles Hazlewood

The inventive multi-taskers of the Spaghetti Western Orchestra perform the epic scores of Ennio Morricone from the films of Sergio Leone.

The Australian group recreates Morricone's classic soundtracks from films such as 'Once Upon a Time in the West' and 'For a Few Dollars More' with only five players by using extraordinary virtuosity on a variety of instruments conventional and rather less so.

"We really embraced the absurdity of a bunch of Aussie guys trying to do what Morricone did with a cast of hundreds", so expect new uses for an asthma inhaler and a cornflake packet as well as a rich vein of humour.

Spaghetti Western Orchestra.

The Spaghetti Western Orchestra performs the film scores of Ennio Morricone.

2011401 - Comedy Prom - Part 120110813

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Maverick Australian comedian Tim Minchin brings his own inimitable style of musical fun to the Royal Albert Hall as he hosts this first ever Comedy Prom.

He'll be joined by pianist Danny Driver, who takes on both Reizenstein's Concerto popolare and conductor Andrew Litton.

Soprano Susan Bullock, cabaret duo Kit and the Widow, and conducting sensation Sue Perkins all make an appearance alongside the ever versatile BBC Concert Orchestra and MD Jules Buckley.

Part One

Performers to include:

Tim Minchin

Sue Perkins

Kit and the Widow

Susan Bullock (soprano)

Danny Driver (piano)

Beardyman

The Boy with Tape on his Face

Doc Brown

The Mongrels

BBC Concert Orchestra

Jules Buckley (conductor)

Andrew Litton (conductor).

Louise Fryer presents Part 1 of the first-ever comedy Prom, with Tim Minchin.

2011401 - Comedy Prom - Part 120110813

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Maverick Australian comedian Tim Minchin brings his own inimitable style of musical fun to the Royal Albert Hall as he hosts this first ever Comedy Prom.

He'll be joined by pianist Danny Driver, who takes on both Reizenstein's Concerto popolare and conductor Andrew Litton.

Soprano Susan Bullock, cabaret duo Kit and the Widow, and conducting sensation Sue Perkins all make an appearance alongside the ever versatile BBC Concert Orchestra and MD Jules Buckley.

Part One

Performers to include:

Tim Minchin

Sue Perkins

Kit and the Widow

Susan Bullock (soprano)

Danny Driver (piano)

Beardyman

The Boy with Tape on his Face

Doc Brown

The Mongrels

BBC Concert Orchestra

Jules Buckley (conductor)

Andrew Litton (conductor).

Louise Fryer presents Part 1 of the first-ever comedy Prom, with Tim Minchin.

2011402 - Comedy Prom - Part 220110813

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Maverick Australian comedian Tim Minchin brings his own inimitable style of musical fun to the Royal Albert Hall as he hosts this first ever Comedy Prom.

He'll be joined by pianist Danny Driver, who takes on both Reizenstein's Concerto popolare and conductor Andrew Litton.

Soprano Susan Bullock, cabaret duo Kit and the Widow, and conducting sensation Sue Perkins all make an appearance alongside the ever versatile BBC Concert Orchestra and MD Jules Buckley.

Part Two

Performers to include:

Tim Minchin

Sue Perkins

Kit and the Widow

Susan Bullock (soprano)

Danny Driver (piano)

Beardyman

The Boy with Tape on his Face

Doc Brown

The Mongrels

BBC Concert Orchestra

Jules Buckley (conductor)

Andrew Litton (conductor).

Louise Fryer presents the conclusion of the first-ever comedy Prom.

With Tim Minchin.

2011402 - Comedy Prom - Part 220110813

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Maverick Australian comedian Tim Minchin brings his own inimitable style of musical fun to the Royal Albert Hall as he hosts this first ever Comedy Prom.

He'll be joined by pianist Danny Driver, who takes on both Reizenstein's Concerto popolare and conductor Andrew Litton.

Soprano Susan Bullock, cabaret duo Kit and the Widow, and conducting sensation Sue Perkins all make an appearance alongside the ever versatile BBC Concert Orchestra and MD Jules Buckley.

Part Two

Performers to include:

Tim Minchin

Sue Perkins

Kit and the Widow

Susan Bullock (soprano)

Danny Driver (piano)

Beardyman

The Boy with Tape on his Face

Doc Brown

The Mongrels

BBC Concert Orchestra

Jules Buckley (conductor)

Andrew Litton (conductor).

Louise Fryer presents the conclusion of the first-ever comedy Prom.

With Tim Minchin.

2011411 - Purcell20110814

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Christopher Cook

Continuing Proms Choral Sundays: Jiri Belohlavek conducts a recreation of an all-Britten concert originally conducted in 1963 by the composer, but with a contemporary twist provided by Joby Talbot, revisiting Britten's great hero Purcell.

For Britten, the Spring Symphony represented 'the reawakening of the earth and life', while the Cantata Misericordium tells the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan.

Purcell, Arr.

Joby Talbot: Chacony in G Minor (BBC commission; World Premiere)

Britten: Cantata Misericordium

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

Amanda Roocroft (soprano)

Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Alan Oke (tenor)

Leigh Melrose (baritone)

Trinity Boys Choir

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Wednesday 17th August at 2.15pm.

The BBC Singers and BBC SO in Britten's Cantata Misericordium and Sinfonia da Requiem.

2011411 - Purcell20110814

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Christopher Cook

Continuing Proms Choral Sundays: Jiri Belohlavek conducts a recreation of an all-Britten concert originally conducted in 1963 by the composer, but with a contemporary twist provided by Joby Talbot, revisiting Britten's great hero Purcell.

For Britten, the Spring Symphony represented 'the reawakening of the earth and life', while the Cantata Misericordium tells the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan.

Purcell, Arr.

Joby Talbot: Chacony in G Minor (BBC commission; World Premiere)

Britten: Cantata Misericordium

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

Amanda Roocroft (soprano)

Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Alan Oke (tenor)

Leigh Melrose (baritone)

Trinity Boys Choir

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Wednesday 17th August at 2.15pm.

The BBC Singers and BBC SO in Britten's Cantata Misericordium and Sinfonia da Requiem.

2011412 - Purcell20110814

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Christopher Cook

Continuing Proms Choral Sundays: Jiri Belohlavek conducts a recreation of an all-Britten concert originally conducted in 1963 by the composer, but with a contemporary twist provided by Joby Talbot, revisiting Britten's great hero Purcell.

For Britten, the Spring Symphony represented 'the reawakening of the earth and life', while the Cantata Misericordium tells the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan.

Britten: Spring Symphony

Amanda Roocroft (soprano)

Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Alan Oke (tenor)

Leigh Melrose (baritone)

Trinity Boys Choir

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Wednesday 17th August at 2.15pm.

Mark Wigglesworth conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Britten's Spring Symphony.

2011412 - Purcell20110814

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Christopher Cook

Continuing Proms Choral Sundays: Jiri Belohlavek conducts a recreation of an all-Britten concert originally conducted in 1963 by the composer, but with a contemporary twist provided by Joby Talbot, revisiting Britten's great hero Purcell.

For Britten, the Spring Symphony represented 'the reawakening of the earth and life', while the Cantata Misericordium tells the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan.

Britten: Spring Symphony

Amanda Roocroft (soprano)

Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Alan Oke (tenor)

Leigh Melrose (baritone)

Trinity Boys Choir

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Wednesday 17th August at 2.15pm.

Mark Wigglesworth conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Britten's Spring Symphony.

2011431 - Copland, Bax20110816

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Andrew Litton and the RPO perform a programme by composers who have something, or someone, in common: Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky.

Copland's Fanfare was later incorporated into his Third Symphony, written for the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, which also commissioned Bartók at a time when he found himself in grave financial difficulty.

Tonight, Yuja Wang makes her Proms debut in his fiendishly difficult Concerto No 2.

Koussevitzky also championed Barber's music in the 1940s, and the original version of Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony was commissioned for the BSO's 50th anniversary and premiered under him.

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Bax: Symphony No.

2

Yuja Wang (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 18th August at 2.15pm.

The Royal Philharmonic in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Bax's Symphony No 2.

2011431 - Copland, Bax20110816

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Andrew Litton and the RPO perform a programme by composers who have something, or someone, in common: Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky.

Copland's Fanfare was later incorporated into his Third Symphony, written for the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, which also commissioned Bartók at a time when he found himself in grave financial difficulty.

Tonight, Yuja Wang makes her Proms debut in his fiendishly difficult Concerto No 2.

Koussevitzky also championed Barber's music in the 1940s, and the original version of Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony was commissioned for the BSO's 50th anniversary and premiered under him.

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Bax: Symphony No.

2

Yuja Wang (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 18th August at 2.15pm.

The Royal Philharmonic in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Bax's Symphony No 2.

2011432 - Barber, Bartok20110816

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Andrew Litton and the RPO perform a programme by composers who have something, or someone, in common: Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky.

Copland's Fanfare was later incorporated into his Third Symphony, written for the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, which also commissioned Bartók at a time when he found himself in grave financial difficulty.

Tonight, Yuja Wang makes her Proms debut in his fiendishly difficult Concerto No 2.

Koussevitzky also championed Barber's music in the 1940s, and the original version of Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony was commissioned for the BSO's 50th anniversary and premiered under him.

Barber: Adagio for Strings

Bartok: Piano Concerto No.

2

Yuja Wang (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 18th August at 2.15pm.

The Royal Philharmonic with Yuja Wang (piano) in music by Barber and Bartok.

2011432 - Barber, Bartok20110816

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Andrew Litton and the RPO perform a programme by composers who have something, or someone, in common: Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky.

Copland's Fanfare was later incorporated into his Third Symphony, written for the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, which also commissioned Bartók at a time when he found himself in grave financial difficulty.

Tonight, Yuja Wang makes her Proms debut in his fiendishly difficult Concerto No 2.

Koussevitzky also championed Barber's music in the 1940s, and the original version of Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony was commissioned for the BSO's 50th anniversary and premiered under him.

Barber: Adagio for Strings

Bartok: Piano Concerto No.

2

Yuja Wang (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 18th August at 2.15pm.

The Royal Philharmonic with Yuja Wang (piano) in music by Barber and Bartok.

2011433 - Prokofiev20110816

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Andrew Litton and the RPO perform a programme by composers who have something, or someone, in common: Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky.

Copland's Fanfare was later incorporated into his Third Symphony, written for the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, which also commissioned Bartók at a time when he found himself in grave financial difficulty.

Tonight, Yuja Wang makes her Proms debut in his fiendishly difficult Concerto No 2.

Koussevitzky also championed Barber's music in the 1940s, and the original version of Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony was commissioned for the BSO's 50th anniversary and premiered under him.

Prokofiev: Symphony No.

4 (revised version, 1947)

Yuja Wang (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 18th August at 2.15pm.

Andrew Litton conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony.

2011433 - Prokofiev20110816

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Andrew Litton and the RPO perform a programme by composers who have something, or someone, in common: Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky.

Copland's Fanfare was later incorporated into his Third Symphony, written for the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, which also commissioned Bartók at a time when he found himself in grave financial difficulty.

Tonight, Yuja Wang makes her Proms debut in his fiendishly difficult Concerto No 2.

Koussevitzky also championed Barber's music in the 1940s, and the original version of Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony was commissioned for the BSO's 50th anniversary and premiered under him.

Prokofiev: Symphony No.

4 (revised version, 1947)

Yuja Wang (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrew Litton (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Thursday 18th August at 2.15pm.

Andrew Litton conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Prokofiev's Fourth Symphony.

2011441 - Shostakovich20110817

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

An all-Russian programme, beginning with a four-movement suite taken from the first ballet score that Shostakovich wrote - The Age of Gold.

The ballet itself was a failure - unlike the other dance work represented in this evening's concert, Petrushka.

It is one of the great 20th-century ballets and its story of a puppet who comes to life elicited a colourful, masterly and hugely influential score from the young Stravinsky.

The final music on the programme is by one of Stravinsky's heroes, Tchaikovsky.

His special brand of passion, energy and lyricism is a perfect match for the story of Francesca da Rimini - the heroine of a murderous tale from Dante's Divine Comedy.

The relationship between London's Philharmonia Orchestra and Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Esa-Pekka Salonen has deepened and matured in the three seasons that they've been together.

They bring the fruits of this relationship to the Proms, including Shostakovich's 1st Violin Concerto with former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Lisa Batiashvili as soloist.

Shostakovich: The Age of Gold - Suite

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.

1 in A minor

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)

Philharmonic Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 19th August 2011 at 2.20pm.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in music by Shostakovich.

2011441 - Shostakovich20110817

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

An all-Russian programme, beginning with a four-movement suite taken from the first ballet score that Shostakovich wrote - The Age of Gold.

The ballet itself was a failure - unlike the other dance work represented in this evening's concert, Petrushka.

It is one of the great 20th-century ballets and its story of a puppet who comes to life elicited a colourful, masterly and hugely influential score from the young Stravinsky.

The final music on the programme is by one of Stravinsky's heroes, Tchaikovsky.

His special brand of passion, energy and lyricism is a perfect match for the story of Francesca da Rimini - the heroine of a murderous tale from Dante's Divine Comedy.

The relationship between London's Philharmonia Orchestra and Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Esa-Pekka Salonen has deepened and matured in the three seasons that they've been together.

They bring the fruits of this relationship to the Proms, including Shostakovich's 1st Violin Concerto with former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Lisa Batiashvili as soloist.

Shostakovich: The Age of Gold - Suite

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.

1 in A minor

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)

Philharmonic Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 19th August 2011 at 2.20pm.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in music by Shostakovich.

2011451 - Larcher20110818

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor Ilan Volkov are joined by Proms featured artists, Viktoria Mullova and Matthew Barley, for the world premiere of Thomas Larcher's BBC Commission.

The second half of the concert is dedicated to Bruckner's vast architectural masterpiece - his fifth symphony.

The leading Austrian composer Thomas Larcher's first double concerto is predominantly solemn and sacred but very rhythmical.

It utilises a concertino group as well as the two soloists and the orchestra to bring an added dimension of colour.

The cellist Matthew Barley has helped Larcher incorporate improvisation and free time in the piece, building on aspects of rhythm, but Larcher says there is still a grounding in Mozart, Bach and Beethoven.

Ilan Volkov is a renowned interpreter of Bruckner's Music.

The 5th Symphony is one of his longest symphonies and, arguably, his most complex work.

A huge challenge to perform, it is also a Symphony which embodies a unique atmosphere of spiritual exaltation in a dramatic struggle to overcome the pain and frustration of life.

Thomas Larcher: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (BBC commission; world premiere)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

Matthew Barley (cello)

Christof Dienz (electric zither)

Martin Brandlmayr (percussion)

Luka Juhart (accordian)

Thomas Larcher (prepared piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 21st August at 2pm.

Ilan Volkov leads the BBC SSO in the world premiere of Thomas Larcher's double concerto.

2011451 - Larcher20110818

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor Ilan Volkov are joined by Proms featured artists, Viktoria Mullova and Matthew Barley, for the world premiere of Thomas Larcher's BBC Commission.

The second half of the concert is dedicated to Bruckner's vast architectural masterpiece - his fifth symphony.

The leading Austrian composer Thomas Larcher's first double concerto is predominantly solemn and sacred but very rhythmical.

It utilises a concertino group as well as the two soloists and the orchestra to bring an added dimension of colour.

The cellist Matthew Barley has helped Larcher incorporate improvisation and free time in the piece, building on aspects of rhythm, but Larcher says there is still a grounding in Mozart, Bach and Beethoven.

Ilan Volkov is a renowned interpreter of Bruckner's Music.

The 5th Symphony is one of his longest symphonies and, arguably, his most complex work.

A huge challenge to perform, it is also a Symphony which embodies a unique atmosphere of spiritual exaltation in a dramatic struggle to overcome the pain and frustration of life.

Thomas Larcher: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (BBC commission; world premiere)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

Matthew Barley (cello)

Christof Dienz (electric zither)

Martin Brandlmayr (percussion)

Luka Juhart (accordian)

Thomas Larcher (prepared piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 21st August at 2pm.

Ilan Volkov leads the BBC SSO in the world premiere of Thomas Larcher's double concerto.

2011452 - Bruckner20110818

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor Ilan Volkov are joined by Proms featured artists, Viktoria Mullova and Matthew Barley, for the world premiere of Thomas Larcher's BBC Commission.

The second half of the concert is dedicated to Bruckner's vast architectural masterpiece - his fifth symphony.

The leading Austrian composer Thomas Larcher's first double concerto is predominantly solemn and sacred but very rhythmical.

It utilises a concertino group as well as the two soloists and the orchestra to bring an added dimension of colour.

The cellist Matthew Barley has helped Larcher incorporate improvisation and free time in the piece, building on aspects of rhythm, but Larcher says there is still a grounding in Mozart, Bach and Beethoven.

Ilan Volkov is a renowned interpreter of Bruckner's Music.

The 5th Symphony is one of his longest symphonies and, arguably, his most complex work.

A huge challenge to perform, it is also a Symphony which embodies a unique atmosphere of spiritual exaltation in a dramatic struggle to overcome the pain and frustration of life.

Bruckner: Symphony No.

5 in B flat major (ed.

Nowak)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

Matthew Barley (cello)

Christof Dienz (electric zither)

Martin Brandlmayr (percussion)

Luka Juhart (accordian)

Thomas Larcher (prepared piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 21st August at 2pm.

Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony No 5.

2011452 - Bruckner20110818

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor Ilan Volkov are joined by Proms featured artists, Viktoria Mullova and Matthew Barley, for the world premiere of Thomas Larcher's BBC Commission.

The second half of the concert is dedicated to Bruckner's vast architectural masterpiece - his fifth symphony.

The leading Austrian composer Thomas Larcher's first double concerto is predominantly solemn and sacred but very rhythmical.

It utilises a concertino group as well as the two soloists and the orchestra to bring an added dimension of colour.

The cellist Matthew Barley has helped Larcher incorporate improvisation and free time in the piece, building on aspects of rhythm, but Larcher says there is still a grounding in Mozart, Bach and Beethoven.

Ilan Volkov is a renowned interpreter of Bruckner's Music.

The 5th Symphony is one of his longest symphonies and, arguably, his most complex work.

A huge challenge to perform, it is also a Symphony which embodies a unique atmosphere of spiritual exaltation in a dramatic struggle to overcome the pain and frustration of life.

Bruckner: Symphony No.

5 in B flat major (ed.

Nowak)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

Matthew Barley (cello)

Christof Dienz (electric zither)

Martin Brandlmayr (percussion)

Luka Juhart (accordian)

Thomas Larcher (prepared piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 21st August at 2pm.

Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner's Symphony No 5.

2011461 - Viktoria Mullova, Matthew Barley20110818

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

A concert celebrating the special partnership of Russian-born violinist Viktoria Mullova and her husband, British cellist Matthew Barley.

Together with three friends they explore folk, gypsy and jazz-inpired music that encompasses a masterpiece by the Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly and the worlds of the Modern Jazz Quartet and the American jazz-rock group Weather Report.

As well as making an intriguing programme, the music in the concert says something about Viktoria Mullova herself.

According to her husband, she 'loves simplicity and emotional directness and power, as well as virtuosity that comes from the heart and for the heart (as opposed to showing off)'.

Bratsch, Arr.

Barley: Bi Lovengo

John Lewis/Bratch, Arr.

Barley: Django

Kodaly: Duo, Op.

7

Joe Zawinul, Arr.

Barley: Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat

Matthew Barley: Yura

Barley: The Peasant

DuOud, Arr.

Barley: For Nedim (for Nadia)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

Matthew Barley (cello)

Julian Joseph (piano)

Paul Clarvis (percussion)

Sam Walton (percussion).

Viktoria Mullova, Matthew Barley and friends play folk, gypsy and jazz-inspired music.

2011461 - Viktoria Mullova, Matthew Barley20110818

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

A concert celebrating the special partnership of Russian-born violinist Viktoria Mullova and her husband, British cellist Matthew Barley.

Together with three friends they explore folk, gypsy and jazz-inpired music that encompasses a masterpiece by the Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly and the worlds of the Modern Jazz Quartet and the American jazz-rock group Weather Report.

As well as making an intriguing programme, the music in the concert says something about Viktoria Mullova herself.

According to her husband, she 'loves simplicity and emotional directness and power, as well as virtuosity that comes from the heart and for the heart (as opposed to showing off)'.

Bratsch, Arr.

Barley: Bi Lovengo

John Lewis/Bratch, Arr.

Barley: Django

Kodaly: Duo, Op.

7

Joe Zawinul, Arr.

Barley: Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat

Matthew Barley: Yura

Barley: The Peasant

DuOud, Arr.

Barley: For Nedim (for Nadia)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)

Matthew Barley (cello)

Julian Joseph (piano)

Paul Clarvis (percussion)

Sam Walton (percussion).

Viktoria Mullova, Matthew Barley and friends play folk, gypsy and jazz-inspired music.

2011551 - Rinaldo - Act 120110825

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Glyndebourne Festival Opera makes its annual visit to the Proms with a new production of Handel's Rinaldo.

Handel sets the action in the first Crusade, giving ample opportunity for battle scenes, a love story, abduction, magic, disguise and ultimately, a gracious conquering hero.

For Handel this was his first opera written for the London stage, so he was out to impress, filling it with vivid, exciting and poignant arias, including the famous 'Lascia ch'io pianga'.

The young knight Rinaldo is in love with Almirena, daughter of Goffredo, the leader of the Crusade.

They are laying seige to the Saracens in Jerusalem, who are led by Argante.

Argante's lover Armida is a powerful sorceress, and she attacks Rinaldo's forces and abducts Almirena.

The period performance specialist Ottavio Dantone directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a superb cast including Sonia Prina in the title role.

Handel: Rinaldo (semi-staged; sung in Italian) Act I

Sonia Prina (Rinaldo)

Varduhi Abrahamyan (Goffredo)

Annett Fritsch (Almirena)

Brenda Rae (Armida)

Luca Pisaroni (Argante)

Tim Mead (Eustazio)

William Towers (A Christian Magician)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Ottavio Dantone (director).

Glyndebourne Festival Opera in Act 1 of a new semi-staged production of Handel's Rinaldo.

2011551 - Rinaldo - Act 120110825

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Glyndebourne Festival Opera makes its annual visit to the Proms with a new production of Handel's Rinaldo.

Handel sets the action in the first Crusade, giving ample opportunity for battle scenes, a love story, abduction, magic, disguise and ultimately, a gracious conquering hero.

For Handel this was his first opera written for the London stage, so he was out to impress, filling it with vivid, exciting and poignant arias, including the famous 'Lascia ch'io pianga'.

The young knight Rinaldo is in love with Almirena, daughter of Goffredo, the leader of the Crusade.

They are laying seige to the Saracens in Jerusalem, who are led by Argante.

Argante's lover Armida is a powerful sorceress, and she attacks Rinaldo's forces and abducts Almirena.

The period performance specialist Ottavio Dantone directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a superb cast including Sonia Prina in the title role.

Handel: Rinaldo (semi-staged; sung in Italian) Act I

Sonia Prina (Rinaldo)

Varduhi Abrahamyan (Goffredo)

Annett Fritsch (Almirena)

Brenda Rae (Armida)

Luca Pisaroni (Argante)

Tim Mead (Eustazio)

William Towers (A Christian Magician)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Ottavio Dantone (director).

Glyndebourne Festival Opera in Act 1 of a new semi-staged production of Handel's Rinaldo.

2011552 - Rinaldo - Act 220110825

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Glyndebourne Festival Opera makes its annual visit to the Proms with a new production of Handel's Rinaldo.

Handel sets the action in the first Crusade, giving ample opportunity for battle scenes, a love story, abduction, magic, disguise and ultimately, a gracious conquering hero.

For Handel this was his first opera written for the London stage, so he was out to impress, filling it with vivid, exciting and poignant arias, including the famous 'Lascia ch'io pianga'.

The young knight Rinaldo is in love with Almirena, daughter of Goffredo, the leader of the Crusade.

They are laying seige to the Saracens in Jerusalem, who are led by Argante.

Argante's lover Armida is a powerful sorceress, and she attacks Rinaldo's forces and abducts Almirena.

The period performance specialist Ottavio Dantone directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a superb cast including Sonia Prina in the title role.

Handel: Rinaldo Act II

Sonia Prina (Rinaldo)

Varduhi Abrahamyan (Goffredo)

Annett Fritsch (Almirena)

Brenda Rae (Armida)

Luca Pisaroni (Argante)

Tim Mead (Eustazio)

William Towers (A Christian Magician)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Ottavio Dantone (director).

Martin Handley presents Glyndebourne Festival Opera in Act 2 of Handel's Rinaldo.

2011552 - Rinaldo - Act 220110825

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Glyndebourne Festival Opera makes its annual visit to the Proms with a new production of Handel's Rinaldo.

Handel sets the action in the first Crusade, giving ample opportunity for battle scenes, a love story, abduction, magic, disguise and ultimately, a gracious conquering hero.

For Handel this was his first opera written for the London stage, so he was out to impress, filling it with vivid, exciting and poignant arias, including the famous 'Lascia ch'io pianga'.

The young knight Rinaldo is in love with Almirena, daughter of Goffredo, the leader of the Crusade.

They are laying seige to the Saracens in Jerusalem, who are led by Argante.

Argante's lover Armida is a powerful sorceress, and she attacks Rinaldo's forces and abducts Almirena.

The period performance specialist Ottavio Dantone directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a superb cast including Sonia Prina in the title role.

Handel: Rinaldo Act II

Sonia Prina (Rinaldo)

Varduhi Abrahamyan (Goffredo)

Annett Fritsch (Almirena)

Brenda Rae (Armida)

Luca Pisaroni (Argante)

Tim Mead (Eustazio)

William Towers (A Christian Magician)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Ottavio Dantone (director).

Martin Handley presents Glyndebourne Festival Opera in Act 2 of Handel's Rinaldo.

2011553 - Rinaldo - Act 320110825

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Glyndebourne Festival Opera makes its annual visit to the Proms with a new production of Handel's Rinaldo.

Handel sets the action in the first Crusade, giving ample opportunity for battle scenes, a love story, abduction, magic, disguise and ultimately, a gracious conquering hero.

For Handel this was his first opera written for the London stage, so he was out to impress, filling it with vivid, exciting and poignant arias, including the famous 'Lascia ch'io pianga'.

The young knight Rinaldo is in love with Almirena, daughter of Goffredo, the leader of the Crusade.

They are laying seige to the Saracens in Jerusalem, who are led by Argante.

Argante's lover Armida is a powerful sorceress, and she attacks Rinaldo's forces and abducts Almirena.

The period performance specialist Ottavio Dantone directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a superb cast including Sonia Prina in the title role.

Handel: Rinaldo Act III

Sonia Prina (Rinaldo)

Varduhi Abrahamyan (Goffredo)

Annett Fritsch (Almirena)

Brenda Rae (Armida)

Luca Pisaroni (Argante)

Tim Mead (Eustazio)

William Towers (A Christian Magician)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Ottavio Dantone (director).

Martin Handley presents Glyndebourne Festival Opera in Act 3 of Handel's Rinaldo.

2011553 - Rinaldo - Act 320110825

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Glyndebourne Festival Opera makes its annual visit to the Proms with a new production of Handel's Rinaldo.

Handel sets the action in the first Crusade, giving ample opportunity for battle scenes, a love story, abduction, magic, disguise and ultimately, a gracious conquering hero.

For Handel this was his first opera written for the London stage, so he was out to impress, filling it with vivid, exciting and poignant arias, including the famous 'Lascia ch'io pianga'.

The young knight Rinaldo is in love with Almirena, daughter of Goffredo, the leader of the Crusade.

They are laying seige to the Saracens in Jerusalem, who are led by Argante.

Argante's lover Armida is a powerful sorceress, and she attacks Rinaldo's forces and abducts Almirena.

The period performance specialist Ottavio Dantone directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and a superb cast including Sonia Prina in the title role.

Handel: Rinaldo Act III

Sonia Prina (Rinaldo)

Varduhi Abrahamyan (Goffredo)

Annett Fritsch (Almirena)

Brenda Rae (Armida)

Luca Pisaroni (Argante)

Tim Mead (Eustazio)

William Towers (A Christian Magician)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Ottavio Dantone (director).

Martin Handley presents Glyndebourne Festival Opera in Act 3 of Handel's Rinaldo.

2011591 - Hooray For Hollywood20110829

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

John Wilson and his Orchestra are joined by starry soloists and the Maida Vale Singers to celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood film Musicals, from the earliest days through to the 1960s.

Back in the mid 20th century the Hollywood studios attracted the best composers, lyricists and orchestrators to write for their stars.

The results are what John Wilson calls "miniature works of art" which were played by orchestras composed of virtuoso players.

Matching that, the John Wilson Orchestra is made up of the cream of Britain's orchestral musicians who have wowed Proms audiences with the passion and sheer vivacity of their playing.

They perform classics from the 1930s onwards, from films starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers including the title numbers from 'Shall We Dance' and 'Top Hat', through the 40s and 50s with numbers from 'Strike up the Band' and 'Guys and Dolls', through to hit musical films from the 60s including 'Gypsy' and 'West Side Story'.

Hooray for Hollywood, part 1

Caroline O'Connor (vocalist)

Clare Teal (vocalist)

Annalene Beechey (vocalist)

Matthew Ford (vocalist)

Sarah Fox (vocalist)

Charles Castronovo (vocalist)

The Maida Vale Singers

The John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson (conductor).

John Wilson and his orchestra celebrate the golden age of Hollywood film musicals.

2011591 - Hooray For Hollywood20110829

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

John Wilson and his Orchestra are joined by starry soloists and the Maida Vale Singers to celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood film Musicals, from the earliest days through to the 1960s.

Back in the mid 20th century the Hollywood studios attracted the best composers, lyricists and orchestrators to write for their stars.

The results are what John Wilson calls "miniature works of art" which were played by orchestras composed of virtuoso players.

Matching that, the John Wilson Orchestra is made up of the cream of Britain's orchestral musicians who have wowed Proms audiences with the passion and sheer vivacity of their playing.

They perform classics from the 1930s onwards, from films starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers including the title numbers from 'Shall We Dance' and 'Top Hat', through the 40s and 50s with numbers from 'Strike up the Band' and 'Guys and Dolls', through to hit musical films from the 60s including 'Gypsy' and 'West Side Story'.

Hooray for Hollywood, part 1

Caroline O'Connor (vocalist)

Clare Teal (vocalist)

Annalene Beechey (vocalist)

Matthew Ford (vocalist)

Sarah Fox (vocalist)

Charles Castronovo (vocalist)

The Maida Vale Singers

The John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson (conductor).

John Wilson and his orchestra celebrate the golden age of Hollywood film musicals.

2011592 - Hooray For Hollywood20110829

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

John Wilson and his Orchestra are joined by starry soloists and the Maida Vale Singers to celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood film Musicals, from the earliest days through to the 1960s.

Back in the mid 20th century the Hollywood studios attracted the best composers, lyricists and orchestrators to write for their stars.

The results are what John Wilson calls "miniature works of art" which were played by orchestras composed of virtuoso players.

Matching that, the John Wilson Orchestra is made up of the cream of Britain's orchestral musicians who have wowed Proms audiences with the passion and sheer vivacity of their playing.

They perform classics from the 1930s onwards, from films starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers including the title numbers from 'Shall We Dance' and 'Top Hat', through the 40s and 50s with numbers from 'Strike up the Band' and 'Guys and Dolls', through to hit musical films from the 60s including 'Gypsy' and 'West Side Story'.

Hooray for Hollywood, part 2

Caroline O'Connor (vocalist)

Clare Teal (vocalist)

Annalene Beechey (vocalist)

Matthew Ford (vocalist)

Sarah Fox (vocalist)

Charles Castronovo (vocalist)

The Maida Vale Singers

The John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson (conductor).

John Wilson and his orchestra celebrate the golden age of Hollywood film musicals.

2011592 - Hooray For Hollywood20110829

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

John Wilson and his Orchestra are joined by starry soloists and the Maida Vale Singers to celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood film Musicals, from the earliest days through to the 1960s.

Back in the mid 20th century the Hollywood studios attracted the best composers, lyricists and orchestrators to write for their stars.

The results are what John Wilson calls "miniature works of art" which were played by orchestras composed of virtuoso players.

Matching that, the John Wilson Orchestra is made up of the cream of Britain's orchestral musicians who have wowed Proms audiences with the passion and sheer vivacity of their playing.

They perform classics from the 1930s onwards, from films starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers including the title numbers from 'Shall We Dance' and 'Top Hat', through the 40s and 50s with numbers from 'Strike up the Band' and 'Guys and Dolls', through to hit musical films from the 60s including 'Gypsy' and 'West Side Story'.

Hooray for Hollywood, part 2

Caroline O'Connor (vocalist)

Clare Teal (vocalist)

Annalene Beechey (vocalist)

Matthew Ford (vocalist)

Sarah Fox (vocalist)

Charles Castronovo (vocalist)

The Maida Vale Singers

The John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson (conductor).

John Wilson and his orchestra celebrate the golden age of Hollywood film musicals.

2011611 - Fitkin20110831

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Featured artist Yo-Yo Ma takes centre stage with a new work conceived especially for him by British composer Graham Fitkin.

After the interval, the BBC SO's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, directs the traditional annual Proms performance of Beethoven's Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in the symphonic canon.

An impressive team of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Chorus to project the finale's optimistic vision of hard-won triumph over adversity.

Graham Fitkin: Cello Concerto

Christine Brewer (soprano)

Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Philharmonia Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 2 September at 2.30pm.

Yo-Yo Ma and the BBC Symphony Orchestra under David Robertson in Fitkin: Cello Concerto.

2011611 - Fitkin20110831

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Featured artist Yo-Yo Ma takes centre stage with a new work conceived especially for him by British composer Graham Fitkin.

After the interval, the BBC SO's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, directs the traditional annual Proms performance of Beethoven's Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in the symphonic canon.

An impressive team of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Chorus to project the finale's optimistic vision of hard-won triumph over adversity.

Graham Fitkin: Cello Concerto

Christine Brewer (soprano)

Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Philharmonia Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 2 September at 2.30pm.

Yo-Yo Ma and the BBC Symphony Orchestra under David Robertson in Fitkin: Cello Concerto.

2011612 - Beethoven20110831

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Featured artist Yo-Yo Ma takes centre stage with a new work conceived especially for him by British composer Graham Fitkin.

After the interval, the BBC SO's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, directs the traditional annual Proms performance of Beethoven's Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in the symphonic canon.

An impressive team of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Chorus to project the finale's optimistic vision of hard-won triumph over adversity.

Beethoven: Symphony No.

9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Christine Brewer (soprano)

Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Philharmonia Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 2 September at 2.30pm.

David Robertson conducts soloists and the BBC SO and Chorus in Beethoven's Symphony No 9.

2011612 - Beethoven20110831

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Featured artist Yo-Yo Ma takes centre stage with a new work conceived especially for him by British composer Graham Fitkin.

After the interval, the BBC SO's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, directs the traditional annual Proms performance of Beethoven's Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in the symphonic canon.

An impressive team of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Chorus to project the finale's optimistic vision of hard-won triumph over adversity.

Beethoven: Symphony No.

9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Christine Brewer (soprano)

Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Philharmonia Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 2 September at 2.30pm.

David Robertson conducts soloists and the BBC SO and Chorus in Beethoven's Symphony No 9.

2011621 - Webern, Bruch20110901

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and its conductor-for-life Zubin Mehta bring a colourful programme to the Proms.

They begin with an early score by Webern and are then joined by Gil Shaham for Bruch's ever-popular 1st Violin Concerto.

They end their concert in Spain, seen through both native and Russian eyes.

The Israel Philharmonic is 75 years old this year and Bombay-born Zubin Mehta has been the orchestra's Music Director for the last 40 of those years.

Their Prom programme reflects his wide musical interests, from the music of 20th-century Vienna (where he was educated) to colourful music that he has always conducted so well.

The concert's second half certainly falls into this category, with pieces by Albeniz describing scenes from his native Spain.

They were originally written for piano and have now been given glittering orchestral colours.

The sparkle continues with Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Spanish Caprice', based on Spanish folksong and with the orchestra evoking the sounds of guitars and rustic revelry.

Webern: Passacaglia, Op.

1

Bruch: Violin Concerto No.

1 in G minor

Gil Shaham (violin)

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Zubin Mehta (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 7 September at 2.30pm.

Israel Philharmonic/Zubin Mehta in Webern: Passacaglia.

Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1.

2011621 - Webern, Bruch20110901

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and its conductor-for-life Zubin Mehta bring a colourful programme to the Proms.

They begin with an early score by Webern and are then joined by Gil Shaham for Bruch's ever-popular 1st Violin Concerto.

They end their concert in Spain, seen through both native and Russian eyes.

The Israel Philharmonic is 75 years old this year and Bombay-born Zubin Mehta has been the orchestra's Music Director for the last 40 of those years.

Their Prom programme reflects his wide musical interests, from the music of 20th-century Vienna (where he was educated) to colourful music that he has always conducted so well.

The concert's second half certainly falls into this category, with pieces by Albeniz describing scenes from his native Spain.

They were originally written for piano and have now been given glittering orchestral colours.

The sparkle continues with Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Spanish Caprice', based on Spanish folksong and with the orchestra evoking the sounds of guitars and rustic revelry.

Webern: Passacaglia, Op.

1

Bruch: Violin Concerto No.

1 in G minor

Gil Shaham (violin)

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Zubin Mehta (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 7 September at 2.30pm.

Israel Philharmonic/Zubin Mehta in Webern: Passacaglia.

Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1.

2011622 - Albeniz, Rimsky-korsakov20110901

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and its conductor-for-life Zubin Mehta bring a colourful programme to the Proms.

They begin with an early score by Webern and are then joined by Gil Shaham for Bruch's ever-popular 1st Violin Concerto.

They end their concert in Spain, seen through both native and Russian eyes.

The Israel Philharmonic is 75 years old this year and Bombay-born Zubin Mehta has been the orchestra's Music Director for the last 40 of those years.

Their Prom programme reflects his wide musical interests, from the music of 20th-century Vienna (where he was educated) to colourful music that he has always conducted so well.

The concert's second half certainly falls into this category, with pieces by Albeniz describing scenes from his native Spain.

They were originally written for piano and have now been given glittering orchestral colours.

The sparkle continues with Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Spanish Caprice', based on Spanish folksong and with the orchestra evoking the sounds of guitars and rustic revelry.

Albeniz: Iberia - Fête-Dieu à Séville; El Puerto; Triana

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol

Gil Shaham (violin)

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Zubin Mehta (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 7 September at 2.30pm.

Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Albeniz and Rimsky-Korsakov.

2011622 - Albeniz, Rimsky-korsakov20110901

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and its conductor-for-life Zubin Mehta bring a colourful programme to the Proms.

They begin with an early score by Webern and are then joined by Gil Shaham for Bruch's ever-popular 1st Violin Concerto.

They end their concert in Spain, seen through both native and Russian eyes.

The Israel Philharmonic is 75 years old this year and Bombay-born Zubin Mehta has been the orchestra's Music Director for the last 40 of those years.

Their Prom programme reflects his wide musical interests, from the music of 20th-century Vienna (where he was educated) to colourful music that he has always conducted so well.

The concert's second half certainly falls into this category, with pieces by Albeniz describing scenes from his native Spain.

They were originally written for piano and have now been given glittering orchestral colours.

The sparkle continues with Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Spanish Caprice', based on Spanish folksong and with the orchestra evoking the sounds of guitars and rustic revelry.

Albeniz: Iberia - Fête-Dieu à Séville; El Puerto; Triana

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol

Gil Shaham (violin)

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Zubin Mehta (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 7 September at 2.30pm.

Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Albeniz and Rimsky-Korsakov.

201164Audience Choice20110902

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

An Audience Choice Late Night Prom.

The Budapest Festival Orchestra and Music Director Ivan Fischer have a wide repertoire - and in the second of their two Proms tonight they're letting the audience in the Royal Albert Hall choose precisely what they want to hear.

So tune in and be surprised!

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer (conductor).

The Budapest Festival Orchestra plays music chosen by the audience.

201164Audience Choice20110902

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

An Audience Choice Late Night Prom.

The Budapest Festival Orchestra and Music Director Ivan Fischer have a wide repertoire - and in the second of their two Proms tonight they're letting the audience in the Royal Albert Hall choose precisely what they want to hear.

So tune in and be surprised!

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer (conductor).

The Budapest Festival Orchestra plays music chosen by the audience.

201165AElgar, M Berkeley20110903

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen bring two dazzling concertos to the Proms.

Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin displays his virtuosity in Rachmaninov's ever popular Rhapsody, and Proms featured organist David Goode plays Michael Berkeley's demanding concerto, which receives its London premiere.

The programme includes two musical pictures: Elgar's Edwardian soundscape of Old London Town, and Kodály's suite Háry János, which brings to life the unlikely exploits of an old Hungarian hero.

Michael Berkeley had the cavernous space of Westminster cathedral in mind with his organ concerto, he was a choirboy there.

A central theme is of fire, a force that cleanses and obliterates all in its path.

The Royal Albert Hall, with its immense Henry Willis organ and generous acoustic should prove an ideal venue.

A sense of ritual and religious theatre also comes from offstage trumpets, high in the gallery.

Soloist David Goode has already delighted promenaders twice this season, in Janacek's Glagolitic Mass and Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony.

An exceptional talent, he remains undaunted by the challenges of the concerto.

Marc-André Hamelin has won great critical acclaim for his "jaw dropping technique" and "probing musicianship".

He's been a tireless advocate of less familiar concertos, and he also is a composer.

Here he brings his formidable talents to bear on a great favourite of the piano repertoire.

Rachmaninov's Rhapsody is one of the most brilliant works for piano and orchestra, though with an underlying sense of devilry.

Elgar: Overture Cockaigne (In London Town)

Michael Berkeley: Organ Concerto (London premiere)

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

David Goode (organ)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Monday 5 September at 2.00pm.

Jac van Steen conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Elgar and Michael Berkeley

201165AElgar, M Berkeley20110903

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen bring two dazzling concertos to the Proms.

Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin displays his virtuosity in Rachmaninov's ever popular Rhapsody, and Proms featured organist David Goode plays Michael Berkeley's demanding concerto, which receives its London premiere.

The programme includes two musical pictures: Elgar's Edwardian soundscape of Old London Town, and Kodály's suite Háry János, which brings to life the unlikely exploits of an old Hungarian hero.

Michael Berkeley had the cavernous space of Westminster cathedral in mind with his organ concerto, he was a choirboy there.

A central theme is of fire, a force that cleanses and obliterates all in its path.

The Royal Albert Hall, with its immense Henry Willis organ and generous acoustic should prove an ideal venue.

A sense of ritual and religious theatre also comes from offstage trumpets, high in the gallery.

Soloist David Goode has already delighted promenaders twice this season, in Janacek's Glagolitic Mass and Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony.

An exceptional talent, he remains undaunted by the challenges of the concerto.

Marc-André Hamelin has won great critical acclaim for his "jaw dropping technique" and "probing musicianship".

He's been a tireless advocate of less familiar concertos, and he also is a composer.

Here he brings his formidable talents to bear on a great favourite of the piano repertoire.

Rachmaninov's Rhapsody is one of the most brilliant works for piano and orchestra, though with an underlying sense of devilry.

Elgar: Overture Cockaigne (In London Town)

Michael Berkeley: Organ Concerto (London premiere)

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

David Goode (organ)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Monday 5 September at 2.00pm.

Jac van Steen conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Elgar and Michael Berkeley

201165BRachmaninov, Kodaly20110903

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen bring two dazzling concertos to the Proms.

Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin displays his virtuosity in Rachmaninov's ever popular Rhapsody, and Proms featured organist David Goode plays Michael Berkeley's demanding concerto, which receives its London premiere.

The programme includes two musical pictures: Elgar's Edwardian soundscape of Old London Town, and Kodály's suite Háry János, which brings to life the unlikely exploits of an old Hungarian hero.

Michael Berkeley had the cavernous space of Westminster cathedral in mind with his organ concerto, he was a choirboy there.

A central theme is of fire, a force that cleanses and obliterates all in its path.

The Royal Albert Hall, with its immense Henry Willis organ and generous acoustic should prove an ideal venue.

A sense of ritual and religious theatre also comes from offstage trumpets, high in the gallery.

Soloist David Goode has already delighted promenaders twice this season, in Janacek's Glagolitic Mass and Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony.

An exceptional talent, he remains undaunted by the challenges of the concerto.

Marc-André Hamelin has won great critical acclaim for his "jaw dropping technique" and "probing musicianship".

He's been a tireless advocate of less familiar concertos, and he also is a composer.

Here he brings his formidable talents to bear on a great favourite of the piano repertoire.

Rachmaninov's Rhapsody is one of the most brilliant works for piano and orchestra, though with an underlying sense of devilry.

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini

Kodály: Háry János - suite

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

David Goode (organ)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Monday 5 September at 2.00pm.

Jac van Steen conducts the BBC NOW in music by Rachmaninov and Kodaly.

201165BRachmaninov, Kodaly20110903

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen bring two dazzling concertos to the Proms.

Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin displays his virtuosity in Rachmaninov's ever popular Rhapsody, and Proms featured organist David Goode plays Michael Berkeley's demanding concerto, which receives its London premiere.

The programme includes two musical pictures: Elgar's Edwardian soundscape of Old London Town, and Kodály's suite Háry János, which brings to life the unlikely exploits of an old Hungarian hero.

Michael Berkeley had the cavernous space of Westminster cathedral in mind with his organ concerto, he was a choirboy there.

A central theme is of fire, a force that cleanses and obliterates all in its path.

The Royal Albert Hall, with its immense Henry Willis organ and generous acoustic should prove an ideal venue.

A sense of ritual and religious theatre also comes from offstage trumpets, high in the gallery.

Soloist David Goode has already delighted promenaders twice this season, in Janacek's Glagolitic Mass and Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony.

An exceptional talent, he remains undaunted by the challenges of the concerto.

Marc-André Hamelin has won great critical acclaim for his "jaw dropping technique" and "probing musicianship".

He's been a tireless advocate of less familiar concertos, and he also is a composer.

Here he brings his formidable talents to bear on a great favourite of the piano repertoire.

Rachmaninov's Rhapsody is one of the most brilliant works for piano and orchestra, though with an underlying sense of devilry.

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini

Kodály: Háry János - suite

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

David Goode (organ)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Monday 5 September at 2.00pm.

Jac van Steen conducts the BBC NOW in music by Rachmaninov and Kodaly.

2011691 - Wagner, Rihm20110906

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns for the second of two concerts with its Music Director Manfred Honeck.

Mahler's turbulent Fifth Symphony is the main work.

Written whilst he was recuperating from a sudden life-threatening illness, it is full of nostalgia.

The famous Adagietto leads into a wonderfully transformative final movement.

Before this the orchestra are joined by the celebrated German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for 'Time Chant' - a never ending aria by her compatriot, Wolfgang Rihm.

Wagner's ethereal Prelude to Lohengrin opens the programme.

Wagner: Lohengrin (Prelude, Act 1)

Wolfgang Rihm: Gesungene Zeit

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Manfred Honeck (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 9 September at 2.30pm.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Wagner: Lohengrin (Act 1 prelude).

Rihm: Gesungene Zeit.

2011691 - Wagner, Rihm20110906

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns for the second of two concerts with its Music Director Manfred Honeck.

Mahler's turbulent Fifth Symphony is the main work.

Written whilst he was recuperating from a sudden life-threatening illness, it is full of nostalgia.

The famous Adagietto leads into a wonderfully transformative final movement.

Before this the orchestra are joined by the celebrated German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for 'Time Chant' - a never ending aria by her compatriot, Wolfgang Rihm.

Wagner's ethereal Prelude to Lohengrin opens the programme.

Wagner: Lohengrin (Prelude, Act 1)

Wolfgang Rihm: Gesungene Zeit

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Manfred Honeck (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 9 September at 2.30pm.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Wagner: Lohengrin (Act 1 prelude).

Rihm: Gesungene Zeit.

2011692 - Mahler20110906

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns for the second of two concerts with its Music Director Manfred Honeck.

Mahler's turbulent Fifth Symphony is the main work.

Written whilst he was recuperating from a sudden life-threatening illness, it is full of nostalgia.

The famous Adagietto leads into a wonderfully transformative final movement.

Before this the orchestra are joined by the celebrated German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for 'Time Chant' - a never ending aria by her compatriot, Wolfgang Rihm.

Wagner's ethereal Prelude to Lohengrin opens the programme.

Mahler: Symphony No.

5 in C sharp minor

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Manfred Honeck (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 9 September at 2.30pm.

Manfred Honeck conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No 5.

2011692 - Mahler20110906

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns for the second of two concerts with its Music Director Manfred Honeck.

Mahler's turbulent Fifth Symphony is the main work.

Written whilst he was recuperating from a sudden life-threatening illness, it is full of nostalgia.

The famous Adagietto leads into a wonderfully transformative final movement.

Before this the orchestra are joined by the celebrated German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for 'Time Chant' - a never ending aria by her compatriot, Wolfgang Rihm.

Wagner's ethereal Prelude to Lohengrin opens the programme.

Mahler: Symphony No.

5 in C sharp minor

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Manfred Honeck (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 9 September at 2.30pm.

Manfred Honeck conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No 5.

2011701 - Bridge, Birtwistle20110907

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Head into outer space with Holst's planetary survey.

Plus Sir Harrison Birtwistle's new Violin

Concerto - his first for a stringed instrument - and Frank Bridge's Keats-inspired symphonic poem Isabella.

Frank Bridge is at his most romantic and Lisztian in this symphonic poem , given its world premiere at the Proms by founder-conductor Henry Wood.

Birtwistle's Violin Concerto was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Christian Tetzlaff and unveiled by him in March to rave reviews.

The composer himself studied the clarinet, although he says, 'I had some violin lessons at school, so I have a memory of the physical feel of the instrument, in a sense.

It's rather like remembering how to bowl a leg break in cricket, even if I couldn't do it now.'

Holst's The Planets displays astonishing verve in its orchestration and in the radicalism of much of its content for its time.

Bridge: Isabella

Harrison Birtwistle: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (UK Premiere)

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)

Holst Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 11 September at 2pm.

David Robertson conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Bridge and Birtwistle.

2011701 - Bridge, Birtwistle20110907

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Head into outer space with Holst's planetary survey.

Plus Sir Harrison Birtwistle's new Violin

Concerto - his first for a stringed instrument - and Frank Bridge's Keats-inspired symphonic poem Isabella.

Frank Bridge is at his most romantic and Lisztian in this symphonic poem , given its world premiere at the Proms by founder-conductor Henry Wood.

Birtwistle's Violin Concerto was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Christian Tetzlaff and unveiled by him in March to rave reviews.

The composer himself studied the clarinet, although he says, 'I had some violin lessons at school, so I have a memory of the physical feel of the instrument, in a sense.

It's rather like remembering how to bowl a leg break in cricket, even if I couldn't do it now.'

Holst's The Planets displays astonishing verve in its orchestration and in the radicalism of much of its content for its time.

Bridge: Isabella

Harrison Birtwistle: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (UK Premiere)

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)

Holst Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 11 September at 2pm.

David Robertson conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Bridge and Birtwistle.

2011702 - Holst20110907

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Head into outer space with Holst's planetary survey.

Plus Sir Harrison Birtwistle's new Violin

Concerto - his first for a stringed instrument - and Frank Bridge's Keats-inspired symphonic poem Isabella.

Frank Bridge is at his most romantic and Lisztian in this symphonic poem , given its world premiere at the Proms by founder-conductor Henry Wood.

Birtwistle's Violin Concerto was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Christian Tetzlaff and unveiled by him in March to rave reviews.

The composer himself studied the clarinet, although he says, 'I had some violin lessons at school, so I have a memory of the physical feel of the instrument, in a sense.

It's rather like remembering how to bowl a leg break in cricket, even if I couldn't do it now.'

Holst's The Planets displays astonishing verve in its orchestration and in the radicalism of much of its content for its time.

Holst: The Planets

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)

Holst Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 11 September at 2pm.

BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Holst Singers under David Robertson in Holst's The Planets.

2011702 - Holst20110907

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

Head into outer space with Holst's planetary survey.

Plus Sir Harrison Birtwistle's new Violin

Concerto - his first for a stringed instrument - and Frank Bridge's Keats-inspired symphonic poem Isabella.

Frank Bridge is at his most romantic and Lisztian in this symphonic poem , given its world premiere at the Proms by founder-conductor Henry Wood.

Birtwistle's Violin Concerto was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Christian Tetzlaff and unveiled by him in March to rave reviews.

The composer himself studied the clarinet, although he says, 'I had some violin lessons at school, so I have a memory of the physical feel of the instrument, in a sense.

It's rather like remembering how to bowl a leg break in cricket, even if I couldn't do it now.'

Holst's The Planets displays astonishing verve in its orchestration and in the radicalism of much of its content for its time.

Holst: The Planets

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)

Holst Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 11 September at 2pm.

BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Holst Singers under David Robertson in Holst's The Planets.

201171Stan Kenton Tribute20110907

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Jez Nelson

A Late Night centenary tribute to the great American band leader Stan Kenton whose orchestra during the late 1940s and early 1950s was the biggest jazz attraction in the world.

Drawing to its ranks the cream of America's soloists and arrangers his famous 'wall of sound' is still hugely influential on the big bands today.

The BBC Big Band celebrates his legacy in a programme that includes some of his classical arrangements with special guest vocalist Claire Martin.

Kenton: Artistry in Rhythm (excerpt)

Sampson (arr.

Bill Holman): Stompin' At The Savoy

Strouse: (arr.

Bill Holman): Lot Of Livin' To Do

Greer (arr.

Kenton): All About Ronnie

Warren (arr.

Kenton): Jeepers Creepers

Johnston (arr Paich): My Old Flame

Kenton: Concerto To End All Concertos

Lecuona (arr.

Bill Holman): Malaguena

Burke (arr.

Kenton): Black Coffee

Strayhorn (arr.

Niehaus): Daydream

Richards: Cuban Fire Suite

Claire Martin (vocalist)

BBC Big Band

Jiggs Whigham (conductor).

The BBC Big Band with vocalist Claire Martin perform a tribute to Stan Kenton.

201171Stan Kenton Tribute20110907

2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Jez Nelson

A Late Night centenary tribute to the great American band leader Stan Kenton whose orchestra during the late 1940s and early 1950s was the biggest jazz attraction in the world.

Drawing to its ranks the cream of America's soloists and arrangers his famous 'wall of sound' is still hugely influential on the big bands today.

The BBC Big Band celebrates his legacy in a programme that includes some of his classical arrangements with special guest vocalist Claire Martin.

Kenton: Artistry in Rhythm (excerpt)

Sampson (arr.

Bill Holman): Stompin' At The Savoy

Strouse: (arr.

Bill Holman): Lot Of Livin' To Do

Greer (arr.

Kenton): All About Ronnie

Warren (arr.

Kenton): Jeepers Creepers

Johnston (arr Paich): My Old Flame

Kenton: Concerto To End All Concertos

Lecuona (arr.

Bill Holman): Malaguena

Burke (arr.

Kenton): Black Coffee

Strayhorn (arr.

Niehaus): Daydream

Richards: Cuban Fire Suite

Claire Martin (vocalist)

BBC Big Band

Jiggs Whigham (conductor).

The BBC Big Band with vocalist Claire Martin perform a tribute to Stan Kenton.

2011-PCPProms Composer Portraits, Pascal Dusapin20110727

Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal College of Music.

Pascal Dusapin discusses his chamber music with Andrew McGregor, and introduces performances of his String Quartet No.6, 'Hinterland', and Trio Rombach by musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Pascal Dusapin discusses his chamber music with Andrew McGregor.

2011-PCPProms Composer Portraits, Pascal Dusapin20110727

Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal College of Music.

Pascal Dusapin discusses his chamber music with Andrew McGregor, and introduces performances of his String Quartet No.6, 'Hinterland', and Trio Rombach by musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Pascal Dusapin discusses his chamber music with Andrew McGregor.