Proms 2012 Repeats

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AO3Prom 02 Repeat: My Fair Lady20120717

The John Wilson Orchestra performs the classic musical My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe.

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore.

Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical 'My Fair Lady' - a second chance to hear last Saturday's Prom performance from the Royal Albert Hall introduced by Petroc Trelawny.

Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well-born lady in Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical 'My Fair Lady' performed complete by the John Wilson Orchestra.

Anthony Andrews as Professor Henry Higgins and Annalene Beechey as Eliza Doolittle lead an all-star cast in the John Wilson Orchestra's first ever recreation of a complete musical. As conductor John Wilson says "this really is the perfect light opera, flawless in its construction, book, lyrics, the way the songs weave in and out of, and develop the narrative - it's a joy." Although a Broadway classic it's also the archetypal London show with its roots in George Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' and so it fits neatly into the London theme running through this year's Proms. For this semi-staged performance, Wilson has dusted down the orchestrations for the 1964 film version of the work, rather than the original stage orchestration, to let the full-bodied sound of an orchestra of 70 fill the Royal Albert Hall in what promises to be one of the highlights of the season.

Lerner & Loewe: My Fair Lady.

Anthony Andrews (Professor Henry Higgins)

Annalene Beechey (Eliza Doolittle)

Alun Armstrong (Doolittle)

James Fleet (Colonel Pickering)

Sian Phillips (Mrs Higgins)

Jenny Galloway (Mrs Pearce)

Julian Ovenden (Freddie)

John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson (Conductor)

Shaun Kerrison (Stage director).

AO3Prom 02 Repeat: My Fair Lady20120717

The John Wilson Orchestra performs the classic musical My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe.

The John Wilson Orchestra performs the classic musical My Fair Lady by Lerner and Loewe.

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore.

Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical 'My Fair Lady' - a second chance to hear last Saturday's Prom performance from the Royal Albert Hall introduced by Petroc Trelawny.

Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well-born lady in Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical 'My Fair Lady' performed complete by the John Wilson Orchestra.

Anthony Andrews as Professor Henry Higgins and Annalene Beechey as Eliza Doolittle lead an all-star cast in the John Wilson Orchestra's first ever recreation of a complete musical. As conductor John Wilson says "this really is the perfect light opera, flawless in its construction, book, lyrics, the way the songs weave in and out of, and develop the narrative - it's a joy." Although a Broadway classic it's also the archetypal London show with its roots in George Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' and so it fits neatly into the London theme running through this year's Proms. For this semi-staged performance, Wilson has dusted down the orchestrations for the 1964 film version of the work, rather than the original stage orchestration, to let the full-bodied sound of an orchestra of 70 fill the Royal Albert Hall in what promises to be one of the highlights of the season.

Lerner & Loewe: My Fair Lady.

Anthony Andrews (Professor Henry Higgins)

Annalene Beechey (Eliza Doolittle)

Alun Armstrong (Doolittle)

James Fleet (Colonel Pickering)

Sian Phillips (Mrs Higgins)

Jenny Galloway (Mrs Pearce)

Julian Ovenden (Freddie)

John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson (Conductor)

Shaun Kerrison (Stage director).

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore.

Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical 'My Fair Lady' - a second chance to hear last Saturday's Prom performance from the Royal Albert Hall introduced by Petroc Trelawny.

Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well-born lady in Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical 'My Fair Lady' performed complete by the John Wilson Orchestra.

Anthony Andrews as Professor Henry Higgins and Annalene Beechey as Eliza Doolittle lead an all-star cast in the John Wilson Orchestra's first ever recreation of a complete musical. As conductor John Wilson says "this really is the perfect light opera, flawless in its construction, book, lyrics, the way the songs weave in and out of, and develop the narrative - it's a joy." Although a Broadway classic it's also the archetypal London show with its roots in George Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' and so it fits neatly into the London theme running through this year's Proms. For this semi-staged performance, Wilson has dusted down the orchestrations for the 1964 film version of the work, rather than the original stage orchestration, to let the full-bodied sound of an orchestra of 70 fill the Royal Albert Hall in what promises to be one of the highlights of the season.

Lerner & Loewe: My Fair Lady.

Anthony Andrews (Professor Henry Higgins)

Annalene Beechey (Eliza Doolittle)

Alun Armstrong (Doolittle)

James Fleet (Colonel Pickering)

Sian Phillips (Mrs Higgins)

Jenny Galloway (Mrs Pearce)

Julian Ovenden (Freddie)

John Wilson Orchestra

John Wilson (Conductor)

Shaun Kerrison (Stage director).

AO3Prom 04 Repeat: Juilliard And Ram Orchestras20120718

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear Monday night's Prom in which leading West Coast composer-conductor, John Adams launched this year's celebration of young orchestras and choirs as two major music colleges from either side of the Atlantic shared the Royal Albert Hall stage. In a suitably continent-crossing programme Adams conducts them in Respighi's exuberantly cinematic survey of the festivals of Rome, the eternal city, and ends with his own symphonic triptych evoking the mood of 1950s Los Angeles. Ravel's vivacious, blues-tinged concerto elegantly bridges the two worlds.

Presented by Katie Derham.

Respighi: Roman Festivals

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

John Adams: City Noir

Imogen Cooper (piano)

Juilliard Orchestra

Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music

John Adams (conductor).

AO3Prom 04 Repeat: Juilliard And Ram Orchestras20120718

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear Monday night's Prom in which leading West Coast composer-conductor, John Adams launched this year's celebration of young orchestras and choirs as two major music colleges from either side of the Atlantic shared the Royal Albert Hall stage. In a suitably continent-crossing programme Adams conducts them in Respighi's exuberantly cinematic survey of the festivals of Rome, the eternal city, and ends with his own symphonic triptych evoking the mood of 1950s Los Angeles. Ravel's vivacious, blues-tinged concerto elegantly bridges the two worlds.

Presented by Katie Derham.

Respighi: Roman Festivals

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

John Adams: City Noir

Imogen Cooper (piano)

Juilliard Orchestra

Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music

John Adams (conductor).

AO3Prom 04 Repeat: Juilliard and RAM Orchestras20120718

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear Monday night's Prom in which leading West Coast composer-conductor, John Adams launched this year's celebration of young orchestras and choirs as two major music colleges from either side of the Atlantic shared the Royal Albert Hall stage. In a suitably continent-crossing programme Adams conducts them in Respighi's exuberantly cinematic survey of the festivals of Rome, the eternal city, and ends with his own symphonic triptych evoking the mood of 1950s Los Angeles. Ravel's vivacious, blues-tinged concerto elegantly bridges the two worlds.

Presented by Katie Derham.

Respighi: Roman Festivals

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

John Adams: City Noir

Imogen Cooper (piano)

Juilliard Orchestra

Orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music

John Adams (conductor).

AO3Prom 06 Repeat: BBC SO, Belohlávek20120720

With Penny Gore

Another chance to hear Wednesday night's Prom from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Fung Lam's "Endless Forms" is inspired by the last sentence of Darwin's "The Origin of Species", and "celebrates an insight into the diversity of life", explains the composer. "The title also relates to Buddhism's view of life as endless cycles of forms: birth, death, rebirth. The subject of spiritual enlightenment is a recurring theme in my output."

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Fung Lam: Endless Forms (BBC commission: world premiere)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor

Kirill Gerstein (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor).

AO3Prom 06 Repeat: Bbc So, Belohlvek20120720

With Penny Gore

Another chance to hear Wednesday night's Prom from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Fung Lam's "Endless Forms" is inspired by the last sentence of Darwin's "The Origin of Species", and "celebrates an insight into the diversity of life", explains the composer. "The title also relates to Buddhism's view of life as endless cycles of forms: birth, death, rebirth. The subject of spiritual enlightenment is a recurring theme in my output."

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Fung Lam: Endless Forms (BBC commission: world premiere)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor

Kirill Gerstein (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor).

AO3Prom 06 Repeat: Bbc So, Belohlvek20120720

With Penny Gore

Another chance to hear Wednesday night's Prom from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Fung Lam's "Endless Forms" is inspired by the last sentence of Darwin's "The Origin of Species", and "celebrates an insight into the diversity of life", explains the composer. "The title also relates to Buddhism's view of life as endless cycles of forms: birth, death, rebirth. The subject of spiritual enlightenment is a recurring theme in my output."

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Fung Lam: Endless Forms (BBC commission: world premiere)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor

Kirill Gerstein (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor).

AO3Prom 07 - Handel20120725

With Louise Fryer.

Handel's music for royal occasions heard at the Proms last week in a performance by the French period instrument ensemble Le Concert Spirituel and conductor Hervé Niquet

Both the Water Music suites and the Music for the Royal Fireworks were originally performed outside, in Green Park and on the river Thames, with a large group of players required. Here, Le Concert Spirituel is expanded to an ensemble of 80 musicians, to recreate the resplendent atmosphere of these festive occasions.

Presented by Katie Derham

Handel: Water music - suite in F major

Handel: Water music - suite in D major

Handel: Water music - suite in G major

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Le Concert Spirituel

Hervé Niquet (conductor).

Le Concert Spirituel and Hervé Niquet perform music by Handel at the BBC Proms.

AO3Prom 07 - Handel20120725

With Louise Fryer.

Handel's music for royal occasions heard at the Proms last week in a performance by the French period instrument ensemble Le Concert Spirituel and conductor Hervé Niquet

Both the Water Music suites and the Music for the Royal Fireworks were originally performed outside, in Green Park and on the river Thames, with a large group of players required. Here, Le Concert Spirituel is expanded to an ensemble of 80 musicians, to recreate the resplendent atmosphere of these festive occasions.

Presented by Katie Derham

Handel: Water music - suite in F major

Handel: Water music - suite in D major

Handel: Water music - suite in G major

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Le Concert Spirituel

Hervé Niquet (conductor).

Le Concert Spirituel and Hervé Niquet perform music by Handel at the BBC Proms.

With Louise Fryer.

Handel's music for royal occasions heard at the Proms last week in a performance by the French period instrument ensemble Le Concert Spirituel and conductor Hervé Niquet

Both the Water Music suites and the Music for the Royal Fireworks were originally performed outside, in Green Park and on the river Thames, with a large group of players required. Here, Le Concert Spirituel is expanded to an ensemble of 80 musicians, to recreate the resplendent atmosphere of these festive occasions.

Presented by Katie Derham

Handel: Water music - suite in F major

Handel: Water music - suite in D major

Handel: Water music - suite in G major

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Le Concert Spirituel

Hervé Niquet (conductor).

Le Concert Spirituel and Hervé Niquet perform music by Handel at the BBC Proms.

AO3Prom 08 - Judas Maccabaeus20120723

With Louise Fryer.

Another chance to hear last week's BBC Proms performance of Handel's Judas Maccabaeus

Handel's dramatic oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus, tells of the struggle for liberty and peace in second century Judea. It was a great success at its first performance in 1747 - proving even more popular than Messiah. Handel's triumphant score includes the famous Chorus "See, the conqu'ring hero comes!" and is celebratory and direct in its impact.Distinguished Handelian, Laurence Cummings is joined by a starry line-up of soloists.

Presented by Donald Macleod

Handel: Judas Maccabaeus (1750 version)

John Mark Ainsley (Judas Maccabaeus)

Alastair Miles (Simon/Eupolemus)

Rosemary Joshua (Israelitish Woman)

Christine Rice (Israelitish Man)

Tim Mead (Israelitish messenger/priest)

Choir of the Enlightenment

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Laurence Cummings (director).

With Louise Fryer.

Another chance to hear last week's BBC Proms performance of Handel's Judas Maccabaeus

Handel's dramatic oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus, tells of the struggle for liberty and peace in second century Judea. It was a great success at its first performance in 1747 - proving even more popular than Messiah. Handel's triumphant score includes the famous Chorus "See, the conqu'ring hero comes!" and is celebratory and direct in its impact.Distinguished Handelian, Laurence Cummings is joined by a starry line-up of soloists.

Presented by Donald Macleod

Handel: Judas Maccabaeus (1750 version)

John Mark Ainsley (Judas Maccabaeus)

Alastair Miles (Simon/Eupolemus)

Rosemary Joshua (Israelitish Woman)

Christine Rice (Israelitish Man)

Tim Mead (Israelitish messenger/priest)

Choir of the Enlightenment

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Laurence Cummings (director).

Handel's oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

AO3Prom 08 - Judas Maccabaeus20120723

With Louise Fryer.

Another chance to hear last week's BBC Proms performance of Handel's Judas Maccabaeus

Handel's dramatic oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus, tells of the struggle for liberty and peace in second century Judea. It was a great success at its first performance in 1747 - proving even more popular than Messiah. Handel's triumphant score includes the famous Chorus "See, the conqu'ring hero comes!" and is celebratory and direct in its impact.Distinguished Handelian, Laurence Cummings is joined by a starry line-up of soloists.

Presented by Donald Macleod

Handel: Judas Maccabaeus (1750 version)

John Mark Ainsley (Judas Maccabaeus)

Alastair Miles (Simon/Eupolemus)

Rosemary Joshua (Israelitish Woman)

Christine Rice (Israelitish Man)

Tim Mead (Israelitish messenger/priest)

Choir of the Enlightenment

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Laurence Cummings (director).

Handel's oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

AO3Prom 09 - Beethoven, Boulez20120724

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the first of 5 Beethoven Proms.

AO3Prom 09 - Beethoven, Boulez20120724

With Louise Fryer.

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Another chance to hear the opening concert of their Proms Beethoven complete symphony cycle - one of the landmarks of this year's BBC Proms.

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the opening concert of their five-part Beethoven symphony cycle, one of the highlights of this year's Proms season. Founded in 1999 with the aim of bringing together Arab and Israeli players, WEDO has gone far beyond the symbolic in its goal of building bridges through music, to become one of the world's most dynamic orchestras. Each of the five concerts also offers the opportunity to hear the music of Pierre Boulez - like Beethoven, one of the great musical revolutionaries.

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major

Boulez: Dérive 2

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

AO3Prom 09 - Beethoven, Boulez20120724

With Louise Fryer.

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Another chance to hear the opening concert of their Proms Beethoven complete symphony cycle - one of the landmarks of this year's BBC Proms.

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the opening concert of their five-part Beethoven symphony cycle, one of the highlights of this year's Proms season. Founded in 1999 with the aim of bringing together Arab and Israeli players, WEDO has gone far beyond the symbolic in its goal of building bridges through music, to become one of the world's most dynamic orchestras. Each of the five concerts also offers the opportunity to hear the music of Pierre Boulez - like Beethoven, one of the great musical revolutionaries.

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major

Boulez: Dérive 2

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

With Louise Fryer.

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Another chance to hear the opening concert of their Proms Beethoven complete symphony cycle - one of the landmarks of this year's BBC Proms.

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the opening concert of their five-part Beethoven symphony cycle, one of the highlights of this year's Proms season. Founded in 1999 with the aim of bringing together Arab and Israeli players, WEDO has gone far beyond the symbolic in its goal of building bridges through music, to become one of the world's most dynamic orchestras. Each of the five concerts also offers the opportunity to hear the music of Pierre Boulez - like Beethoven, one of the great musical revolutionaries.

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major

Boulez: Dérive 2

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the first of 5 Beethoven Proms.

AO3Prom 1 Repeat: Bbc Symphony First Night Of The Proms 201220120716

Another chance to hear the the celebratory opening to the 2012 Proms.

Afternoonon 3 wIth Penny Gore.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with the First Night of the 2012 Proms. In the year of the London Olympics four British conductors pass the baton in an all-English programme.

Expect proceedings to get off to a bang with Mark-Anthony Turnage's punchy brass and percussion fanfare. After that London itself is celebrated with Elgar's pen portrait of the city at the turn of the 20th century and described by the composer as 'cheerful and Londony'. Yorkshireman Frederick Delius was born 150 years ago and will be celebrated throughout the season with some of his major works, tonight it's his setting of Walt Whitman's poem Sea Drift, an exploration of the experience of bereavement through a seabird's loss of his mate.

With this year also being Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, it's music with royal connections that makes up the second half: Michael Tippett's joyous and lyrical Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles and Elgar's Coronation Ode, which brings the concert to a rousing climax.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Mark Anthony Turnage: Canon Fever (*)

Elgar: Overture 'Cockaigne' (In London Town) (+)

Delius: Sea Drift ()

Tippett: Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles (#)

Elgar: Coronation Ode (1911 version) (*)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Gerald Finley (bass-baritone)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

(*) Edward Gardner (conductor)

(+) Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

() Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

(#) Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

AO3Prom 1 Repeat: Bbc Symphony First Night Of The Proms 201220120716

Another chance to hear the the celebratory opening to the 2012 Proms.

Afternoonon 3 wIth Penny Gore.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with the First Night of the 2012 Proms. In the year of the London Olympics four British conductors pass the baton in an all-English programme.

Expect proceedings to get off to a bang with Mark-Anthony Turnage's punchy brass and percussion fanfare. After that London itself is celebrated with Elgar's pen portrait of the city at the turn of the 20th century and described by the composer as 'cheerful and Londony'. Yorkshireman Frederick Delius was born 150 years ago and will be celebrated throughout the season with some of his major works, tonight it's his setting of Walt Whitman's poem Sea Drift, an exploration of the experience of bereavement through a seabird's loss of his mate.

With this year also being Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, it's music with royal connections that makes up the second half: Michael Tippett's joyous and lyrical Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles and Elgar's Coronation Ode, which brings the concert to a rousing climax.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Mark Anthony Turnage: Canon Fever (*)

Elgar: Overture 'Cockaigne' (In London Town) (+)

Delius: Sea Drift ()

Tippett: Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles (#)

Elgar: Coronation Ode (1911 version) (*)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Gerald Finley (bass-baritone)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

(*) Edward Gardner (conductor)

(+) Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

() Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

(#) Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

AO3Prom 1 Repeat: BBC Symphony First Night of the Proms 201220120716

Another chance to hear the the celebratory opening to the 2012 Proms.

Afternoonon 3 wIth Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear the the celebratory opening to the 2012 Proms .

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with the First Night of the 2012 Proms. In the year of the London Olympics four British conductors pass the baton in an all-English programme.

Expect proceedings to get off to a bang with Mark-Anthony Turnage's punchy brass and percussion fanfare. After that London itself is celebrated with Elgar's pen portrait of the city at the turn of the 20th century and described by the composer as 'cheerful and Londony'. Yorkshireman Frederick Delius was born 150 years ago and will be celebrated throughout the season with some of his major works, tonight it's his setting of Walt Whitman's poem Sea Drift, an exploration of the experience of bereavement through a seabird's loss of his mate.

With this year also being Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, it's music with royal connections that makes up the second half: Michael Tippett's joyous and lyrical Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles and Elgar's Coronation Ode, which brings the concert to a rousing climax.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Mark Anthony Turnage: Canon Fever (*)

Elgar: Overture 'Cockaigne' (In London Town) (+)

Delius: Sea Drift ()

Tippett: Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles (#)

Elgar: Coronation Ode (1911 version) (*)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Robert Murray (tenor)

Gerald Finley (bass-baritone)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

(*) Edward Gardner (conductor)

(+) Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

() Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

(#) Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

AO3Prom 10 - Beethoven, Boulez20120726

Afternoon on 3 with Louise Fryer.

Another chance to hear Daniel Barenboim conducting the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the second concert of their five-part Beethoven symphony cycle, one of the highlights of this year's Proms season. Founded in 1999 with the aim of bringing together Arab and Israeli players, WEDO has gone far beyond the symbolic in its goal of building bridges through music, to become one of the world's most dynamic orchestras. The groundbreaking electronics of IRCAM, Pierre Boulez's revolutionary powerhouse under the streets of Paris, are heard in his Dialogue de I'ombre double.

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major

Pierre Boulez: Dialogue de I'ombre double

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica'

Jussef Eisa (clarinet)

IRCAM (live electronics)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

AO3Prom 10 - Beethoven, Boulez20120726

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven and Boulez.

AO3Prom 10 - Beethoven, Boulez20120726

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven and Boulez.

Afternoon on 3 with Louise Fryer.

Another chance to hear Daniel Barenboim conducting the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the second concert of their five-part Beethoven symphony cycle, one of the highlights of this year's Proms season. Founded in 1999 with the aim of bringing together Arab and Israeli players, WEDO has gone far beyond the symbolic in its goal of building bridges through music, to become one of the world's most dynamic orchestras. The groundbreaking electronics of IRCAM, Pierre Boulez's revolutionary powerhouse under the streets of Paris, are heard in his Dialogue de I'ombre double.

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major

Pierre Boulez: Dialogue de I'ombre double

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica'

Jussef Eisa (clarinet)

IRCAM (live electronics)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

Afternoon on 3 with Louise Fryer.

Another chance to hear Daniel Barenboim conducting the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the second concert of their five-part Beethoven symphony cycle, one of the highlights of this year's Proms season. Founded in 1999 with the aim of bringing together Arab and Israeli players, WEDO has gone far beyond the symbolic in its goal of building bridges through music, to become one of the world's most dynamic orchestras. The groundbreaking electronics of IRCAM, Pierre Boulez's revolutionary powerhouse under the streets of Paris, are heard in his Dialogue de I'ombre double.

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major

Pierre Boulez: Dialogue de I'ombre double

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica'

Jussef Eisa (clarinet)

IRCAM (live electronics)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

AO3Prom 12 - Beethoven, Boulez20120727

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra perform Beethoven's Symphonies Nos 5 and 6.

AO3Prom 12 - Beethoven, Boulez20120727

With Louise Fryer

Another chance to hear the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim perform two of Beethoven's iconic symphonies alongside two sparkling twentieth miniatures by Pierre Boulez.

Beethoven's Symphonies No 6 in F major 'Pastoral' and No. 5 in C minor both broke new ground and have exerted influence on musical greats from Brahms to Berlioz. In his 'Pastoral' Symphony Beethoven evokes the Austrian countryside. During the Second World War the Fifth's opening rhythmic figure became synonymous with 'V for victory' (Morse code's three dots and a dash), the call sign used by the BBC to occupied Europe.

Boulez's Mémoriale was written in memory of a young flautist colleague, while Messagesquisse spotlights the virtuosity of the orchestra's cellos.

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, 'Pastoral'

Pierre Boulez: Mémoriale ('...explosante-fixe...'Originel)

Pierre Boulez: Messagesquisse

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Guy Eshed (flute)

Hassan Moataz El Molla (cello)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

AO3Prom 12 - Beethoven, Boulez20120727

With Louise Fryer

Another chance to hear the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim perform two of Beethoven's iconic symphonies alongside two sparkling twentieth miniatures by Pierre Boulez.

Beethoven's Symphonies No 6 in F major 'Pastoral' and No. 5 in C minor both broke new ground and have exerted influence on musical greats from Brahms to Berlioz. In his 'Pastoral' Symphony Beethoven evokes the Austrian countryside. During the Second World War the Fifth's opening rhythmic figure became synonymous with 'V for victory' (Morse code's three dots and a dash), the call sign used by the BBC to occupied Europe.

Boulez's Mémoriale was written in memory of a young flautist colleague, while Messagesquisse spotlights the virtuosity of the orchestra's cellos.

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, 'Pastoral'

Pierre Boulez: Mémoriale ('...explosante-fixe...'Originel)

Pierre Boulez: Messagesquisse

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Guy Eshed (flute)

Hassan Moataz El Molla (cello)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

With Louise Fryer

Another chance to hear the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim perform two of Beethoven's iconic symphonies alongside two sparkling twentieth miniatures by Pierre Boulez.

Beethoven's Symphonies No 6 in F major 'Pastoral' and No. 5 in C minor both broke new ground and have exerted influence on musical greats from Brahms to Berlioz. In his 'Pastoral' Symphony Beethoven evokes the Austrian countryside. During the Second World War the Fifth's opening rhythmic figure became synonymous with 'V for victory' (Morse code's three dots and a dash), the call sign used by the BBC to occupied Europe.

Boulez's Mémoriale was written in memory of a young flautist colleague, while Messagesquisse spotlights the virtuosity of the orchestra's cellos.

Presented by Tom Service

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, 'Pastoral'

Pierre Boulez: Mémoriale ('...explosante-fixe...'Originel)

Pierre Boulez: Messagesquisse

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Guy Eshed (flute)

Hassan Moataz El Molla (cello)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra perform Beethoven's Symphonies Nos 5 and 6.

AO3Prom 13 - Beethoven, Boulez20120730

With Penny Gore

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim continues its Beethoven cycle with two dramatic symphonies: the tightly-coiled Eighth and the Seventh, famously dubbed 'the apotheosis of dance'. It was the last piece conducted by Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood. This ebulliant symphonic music is contrasted with Pierre Boulez's beautifully serene Anthèmes 2, scored for violin and live electronics.

Presented by Tom Service.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Pierre Boulez: Anthèmes 2

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Michael Barenboim (violin)

IRCAM (live electronics)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven and Boulez.

AO3Prom 13 - Beethoven, Boulez20120730

With Penny Gore

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim continues its Beethoven cycle with two dramatic symphonies: the tightly-coiled Eighth and the Seventh, famously dubbed 'the apotheosis of dance'. It was the last piece conducted by Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood. This ebulliant symphonic music is contrasted with Pierre Boulez's beautifully serene Anthèmes 2, scored for violin and live electronics.

Presented by Tom Service.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Pierre Boulez: Anthèmes 2

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Michael Barenboim (violin)

IRCAM (live electronics)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

With Penny Gore

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim continues its Beethoven cycle with two dramatic symphonies: the tightly-coiled Eighth and the Seventh, famously dubbed 'the apotheosis of dance'. It was the last piece conducted by Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood. This ebulliant symphonic music is contrasted with Pierre Boulez's beautifully serene Anthèmes 2, scored for violin and live electronics.

Presented by Tom Service.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Pierre Boulez: Anthèmes 2

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Michael Barenboim (violin)

IRCAM (live electronics)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in Beethoven and Boulez.

AO3Prom 15: Smetana, Prokofiev, Dvorak20120731

With Penny Gore.

Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Dvorak's passionate 7th symphony and Vadim Gluzman makes his debut at the Proms as the soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1.

George Szell's orchestration of Smetana's autobiographical and poignant first string quartet, 'From My Life' makes its first appearance at the Proms tonight, as does tonight's tonight's artist, Vadim Gluzman. He joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform Prokofiev's magical first Violin Concerto. And from the fairy-tale romance of the latter to the dark passion of Dvorak's Seventh Symphony - its premiere was directed here in London by the composer himself.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Smetana, Orch. Szell: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, 'From My Life'.

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor

Vadim Gluzman (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor).

With Penny Gore.

Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Dvorak's passionate 7th symphony and Vadim Gluzman makes his debut at the Proms as the soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1.

George Szell's orchestration of Smetana's autobiographical and poignant first string quartet, 'From My Life' makes its first appearance at the Proms tonight, as does tonight's tonight's artist, Vadim Gluzman. He joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform Prokofiev's magical first Violin Concerto. And from the fairy-tale romance of the latter to the dark passion of Dvorak's Seventh Symphony - its premiere was directed here in London by the composer himself.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Smetana, Orch. Szell: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, 'From My Life'.

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor

Vadim Gluzman (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor).

Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC SO in music by Smetana, Prokofiev and Dvorak.

AO3Prom 15: Smetana, Prokofiev, Dvorak20120731

With Penny Gore.

Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Dvorak's passionate 7th symphony and Vadim Gluzman makes his debut at the Proms as the soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1.

George Szell's orchestration of Smetana's autobiographical and poignant first string quartet, 'From My Life' makes its first appearance at the Proms tonight, as does tonight's tonight's artist, Vadim Gluzman. He joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform Prokofiev's magical first Violin Concerto. And from the fairy-tale romance of the latter to the dark passion of Dvorak's Seventh Symphony - its premiere was directed here in London by the composer himself.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Smetana, Orch. Szell: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, 'From My Life'.

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 in D minor

Vadim Gluzman (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor).

Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC SO in music by Smetana, Prokofiev and Dvorak.

AO3Prom 16: Elgar, Hugh Wood, Ravel, Debussy20120802

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the BBC NOW in music by Elgar, Hugh Wood, Ravel and Debussy.

AO3Prom 16: Elgar, Hugh Wood, Ravel, Debussy20120802

With Penny Gore.

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in an Entente Cordiale of British and French music. Joanna MacGregor, widely acclaimed as one of the world's most innovative musicians, is the soloist in Hugh Wood's jazz-influenced Piano Concerto. Hugh Wood celebrates his 80th birthday this year.

Elgar's warm and sunny overture In the South opens the programme, a musical postcard from a happy holiday in Mediterranean Italy.

The watery influence seeps into the French second half, which concludes with Debussy's revolutionary seascape La Mer, a sparkling of light at play on the ocean, forever associated with Hokusai's famous woodprint of the Great Wave. Around the same time, Ravel turned his attention to depicting a boat setting sail, fighting with wind and ocean's current. Originally one of his piano pieces, he later scored "Une barque sur l'ocean" with great precision for full orchestral colour. Henry Wood, founder of the Proms, was an early champion of Debussy in England, so it's fitting that Debussy's most popular piano pieces, La cathedrale engloutie, is heard in a rarely heard orchestration by Wood himself.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Elgar: In the South (Alassio)

Hugh Wood: Piano Concerto

Ravel: Une barque sur l'océan

Debussy, orch. Henry Wood: La cathédrale engloutie

Debussy: La mer

Joanna MacGregor (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor).

AO3Prom 16: Elgar, Hugh Wood, Ravel, Debussy20120802

With Penny Gore.

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in an Entente Cordiale of British and French music. Joanna MacGregor, widely acclaimed as one of the world's most innovative musicians, is the soloist in Hugh Wood's jazz-influenced Piano Concerto. Hugh Wood celebrates his 80th birthday this year.

Elgar's warm and sunny overture In the South opens the programme, a musical postcard from a happy holiday in Mediterranean Italy.

The watery influence seeps into the French second half, which concludes with Debussy's revolutionary seascape La Mer, a sparkling of light at play on the ocean, forever associated with Hokusai's famous woodprint of the Great Wave. Around the same time, Ravel turned his attention to depicting a boat setting sail, fighting with wind and ocean's current. Originally one of his piano pieces, he later scored "Une barque sur l'ocean" with great precision for full orchestral colour. Henry Wood, founder of the Proms, was an early champion of Debussy in England, so it's fitting that Debussy's most popular piano pieces, La cathedrale engloutie, is heard in a rarely heard orchestration by Wood himself.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Elgar: In the South (Alassio)

Hugh Wood: Piano Concerto

Ravel: Une barque sur l'océan

Debussy, orch. Henry Wood: La cathédrale engloutie

Debussy: La mer

Joanna MacGregor (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor).

With Penny Gore.

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in an Entente Cordiale of British and French music. Joanna MacGregor, widely acclaimed as one of the world's most innovative musicians, is the soloist in Hugh Wood's jazz-influenced Piano Concerto. Hugh Wood celebrates his 80th birthday this year.

Elgar's warm and sunny overture In the South opens the programme, a musical postcard from a happy holiday in Mediterranean Italy.

The watery influence seeps into the French second half, which concludes with Debussy's revolutionary seascape La Mer, a sparkling of light at play on the ocean, forever associated with Hokusai's famous woodprint of the Great Wave. Around the same time, Ravel turned his attention to depicting a boat setting sail, fighting with wind and ocean's current. Originally one of his piano pieces, he later scored "Une barque sur l'ocean" with great precision for full orchestral colour. Henry Wood, founder of the Proms, was an early champion of Debussy in England, so it's fitting that Debussy's most popular piano pieces, La cathedrale engloutie, is heard in a rarely heard orchestration by Wood himself.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Elgar: In the South (Alassio)

Hugh Wood: Piano Concerto

Ravel: Une barque sur l'océan

Debussy, orch. Henry Wood: La cathédrale engloutie

Debussy: La mer

Joanna MacGregor (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor).

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the BBC NOW in music by Elgar, Hugh Wood, Ravel and Debussy.

AO3Prom 18: Beethoven20120801

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

AO3Prom 18: Beethoven20120801

With Penny Gore.

As the Olympic Games open in London, Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra reach the climax of their Beethoven Cycle with the iconic Ninth Symphony - a hymn to universal brotherhood.

An impressive team of soloists joins the orchestra and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain to project the finale's epic vision of hope, reconciliation and triumph.

Presented by Tom Service.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Anna Samuil (soprano)

Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano)

Michael König (tenor)

René Pape (bass)

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

AO3Prom 18: Beethoven20120801

With Penny Gore.

As the Olympic Games open in London, Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra reach the climax of their Beethoven Cycle with the iconic Ninth Symphony - a hymn to universal brotherhood.

An impressive team of soloists joins the orchestra and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain to project the finale's epic vision of hope, reconciliation and triumph.

Presented by Tom Service.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Anna Samuil (soprano)

Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano)

Michael König (tenor)

René Pape (bass)

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

With Penny Gore.

As the Olympic Games open in London, Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra reach the climax of their Beethoven Cycle with the iconic Ninth Symphony - a hymn to universal brotherhood.

An impressive team of soloists joins the orchestra and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain to project the finale's epic vision of hope, reconciliation and triumph.

Presented by Tom Service.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Anna Samuil (soprano)

Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano)

Michael König (tenor)

René Pape (bass)

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

AO3Prom 19: Langgaard, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky20120803

BBC SO/Thomas Dausgaard in Langgaard, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

AO3Prom 19: Langgaard, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky20120803

With Penny Gore.

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony, contemporary Danish music and Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto with soloist Daniel Muller-Schott.

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Symphony Orchestra present a night of firsts. Making its UK premiere is maverick Rued Langgaard's tuba-rich 11th Symphony of 1945. There's also the UK premiere of octogenarian Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's Incontri. Daniel Muller-Schott makes his Proms debut as the soloist in Shostakovich's hyper-concentrated 1st Cello Concerto. And the Prom ends with Tchaikovsky's radical and deeply emotional 6th Symphony.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Langgaard: Symphony No. 11 'Ixion' (UK Premiere)

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Incontri (UK Premiere)

Shostakovich: Cello concerto No. 1 in E flat major

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor 'Pathetique'

Daniel Muller-Schott (cello)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor).

AO3Prom 19: Langgaard, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky20120803

With Penny Gore.

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony, contemporary Danish music and Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto with soloist Daniel Muller-Schott.

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Symphony Orchestra present a night of firsts. Making its UK premiere is maverick Rued Langgaard's tuba-rich 11th Symphony of 1945. There's also the UK premiere of octogenarian Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's Incontri. Daniel Muller-Schott makes his Proms debut as the soloist in Shostakovich's hyper-concentrated 1st Cello Concerto. And the Prom ends with Tchaikovsky's radical and deeply emotional 6th Symphony.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Langgaard: Symphony No. 11 'Ixion' (UK Premiere)

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Incontri (UK Premiere)

Shostakovich: Cello concerto No. 1 in E flat major

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor 'Pathetique'

Daniel Muller-Schott (cello)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor).

With Penny Gore.

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony, contemporary Danish music and Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto with soloist Daniel Muller-Schott.

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Symphony Orchestra present a night of firsts. Making its UK premiere is maverick Rued Langgaard's tuba-rich 11th Symphony of 1945. There's also the UK premiere of octogenarian Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's Incontri. Daniel Muller-Schott makes his Proms debut as the soloist in Shostakovich's hyper-concentrated 1st Cello Concerto. And the Prom ends with Tchaikovsky's radical and deeply emotional 6th Symphony.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Langgaard: Symphony No. 11 'Ixion' (UK Premiere)

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Incontri (UK Premiere)

Shostakovich: Cello concerto No. 1 in E flat major

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor 'Pathetique'

Daniel Muller-Schott (cello)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor).

BBC SO/Thomas Dausgaard in Langgaard, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

AO3Prom 22 - Mozart, Knussen, Mahler20120806

Prom featuring the BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda in Mozart, Knussen and Mahler.

AO3Prom 22 - Mozart, Knussen, Mahler20120806

With Louise Fryer

The BBC Philharmonic and their Conductor Laureate Gianandrea Noseda open with Mozart's famous Don Giovanni Overture and celebrate Oliver Knussen's 60th Birthday with his Second symphony. Gillian Keith is the soloist giving stratospheric voice to this setting of poems by Georg Trakl and Sylvia Plath.

Mahler described his Seventh Symphony as 'light-hearted' and it is said to be the work that convinced Schoenberg of Mahler's greatness. Sometimes seen as the Cinderella of Mahler's symphonies, its rich orchestration and imaginative use of unusual instruments, like guitar and mandolin, make it a compelling listen.

Presented by Suzy Klein

Mozart: Don Giovanni - Overture

Oliver Knussen: Symphony No. 2

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Gillian Keith (soprano), BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

AO3Prom 22 - Mozart, Knussen, Mahler20120806

With Louise Fryer

The BBC Philharmonic and their Conductor Laureate Gianandrea Noseda open with Mozart's famous Don Giovanni Overture and celebrate Oliver Knussen's 60th Birthday with his Second symphony. Gillian Keith is the soloist giving stratospheric voice to this setting of poems by Georg Trakl and Sylvia Plath.

Mahler described his Seventh Symphony as 'light-hearted' and it is said to be the work that convinced Schoenberg of Mahler's greatness. Sometimes seen as the Cinderella of Mahler's symphonies, its rich orchestration and imaginative use of unusual instruments, like guitar and mandolin, make it a compelling listen.

Presented by Suzy Klein

Mozart: Don Giovanni - Overture

Oliver Knussen: Symphony No. 2

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Gillian Keith (soprano), BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

With Louise Fryer

The BBC Philharmonic and their Conductor Laureate Gianandrea Noseda open with Mozart's famous Don Giovanni Overture and celebrate Oliver Knussen's 60th Birthday with his Second symphony. Gillian Keith is the soloist giving stratospheric voice to this setting of poems by Georg Trakl and Sylvia Plath.

Mahler described his Seventh Symphony as 'light-hearted' and it is said to be the work that convinced Schoenberg of Mahler's greatness. Sometimes seen as the Cinderella of Mahler's symphonies, its rich orchestration and imaginative use of unusual instruments, like guitar and mandolin, make it a compelling listen.

Presented by Suzy Klein

Mozart: Don Giovanni - Overture

Oliver Knussen: Symphony No. 2

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Gillian Keith (soprano), BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

Prom featuring the BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda in Mozart, Knussen and Mahler.

AO3Prom 23 - Vaughan Williams, Tallis, Ireland, Delius20120807

An all-English Prom, featuring music by Vaughan Williams, Tallis, Ireland and Delius.

AO3Prom 23 - Vaughan Williams, Tallis, Ireland, Delius20120807

With Catriona Young

A vibrantly colourful all-English Prom with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and conductor Laureate Tadaaki Otaka - a notable advocate of British music.

The programme opens with Vaughan Williams's Tallis Fantasia, which uses the hidden spaces of the Royal Albert Hall acoustic to full effect. The first of two oratorios marks the 50th anniversary of the death of John Ireland, organist, choirmaster and Professor of Composition at the Royal College of Music. These Things Shall Be was commissioned by the BBC for the coronation of King George VI in 1937, setting a utopian text. The bass-baritone soloist is former Radio 3 new Generation Artist Jonathan Lemalu, who also takes the commanding role in Walton's dramatic retelling of the Biblical story, Belshazzar's Feast. With full orchestra and chorus augmented by two brass bands, it promises to raise the roof. Delius is another Proms anniversary for 2012, celebrated here with the Walk to the Paradise Garden from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet.

Tadaaki Otaka enjoys a long and prosperous relationship with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, first as Principal Conductor (1987-95) and since as Laureate. In 2000 he was awarded the Elgar Medal for his services to British music.

Presented by Katie Derham

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Ireland: These Things Shall Be

Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone)

London Brass

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).

AO3Prom 23 - Vaughan Williams, Tallis, Ireland, Delius20120807

With Catriona Young

A vibrantly colourful all-English Prom with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and conductor Laureate Tadaaki Otaka - a notable advocate of British music.

The programme opens with Vaughan Williams's Tallis Fantasia, which uses the hidden spaces of the Royal Albert Hall acoustic to full effect. The first of two oratorios marks the 50th anniversary of the death of John Ireland, organist, choirmaster and Professor of Composition at the Royal College of Music. These Things Shall Be was commissioned by the BBC for the coronation of King George VI in 1937, setting a utopian text. The bass-baritone soloist is former Radio 3 new Generation Artist Jonathan Lemalu, who also takes the commanding role in Walton's dramatic retelling of the Biblical story, Belshazzar's Feast. With full orchestra and chorus augmented by two brass bands, it promises to raise the roof. Delius is another Proms anniversary for 2012, celebrated here with the Walk to the Paradise Garden from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet.

Tadaaki Otaka enjoys a long and prosperous relationship with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, first as Principal Conductor (1987-95) and since as Laureate. In 2000 he was awarded the Elgar Medal for his services to British music.

Presented by Katie Derham

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Ireland: These Things Shall Be

Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone)

London Brass

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).

With Catriona Young

A vibrantly colourful all-English Prom with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and conductor Laureate Tadaaki Otaka - a notable advocate of British music.

The programme opens with Vaughan Williams's Tallis Fantasia, which uses the hidden spaces of the Royal Albert Hall acoustic to full effect. The first of two oratorios marks the 50th anniversary of the death of John Ireland, organist, choirmaster and Professor of Composition at the Royal College of Music. These Things Shall Be was commissioned by the BBC for the coronation of King George VI in 1937, setting a utopian text. The bass-baritone soloist is former Radio 3 new Generation Artist Jonathan Lemalu, who also takes the commanding role in Walton's dramatic retelling of the Biblical story, Belshazzar's Feast. With full orchestra and chorus augmented by two brass bands, it promises to raise the roof. Delius is another Proms anniversary for 2012, celebrated here with the Walk to the Paradise Garden from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet.

Tadaaki Otaka enjoys a long and prosperous relationship with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, first as Principal Conductor (1987-95) and since as Laureate. In 2000 he was awarded the Elgar Medal for his services to British music.

Presented by Katie Derham

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Ireland: These Things Shall Be

Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone)

London Brass

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tadaaki Otaka (conductor).

An all-English Prom, featuring music by Vaughan Williams, Tallis, Ireland and Delius.

AO3Prom 25 - Ives, Barber, Zimmermann, Tippett20120809

A Prom in which David Robertson leads the BBC SO in Ives, Barber, Zimmermann and Tippett.

AO3Prom 25 - Ives, Barber, Zimmermann, Tippett20120809

With Louise Fryer

The BBC SO perform Ives, Barber and Zimmermann's jazz-influenced trumpet concerto with Hakan Hardenberger.

And the BBC Proms Youth Choir debuts in Tippett's great oratorio A Child of Our Time. David Robertson conducts.

Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, conducts two iconic American pieces before turning to works in which the emotive force of the African American spiritual is harnessed by composers of the old world.

In Child of our time, Tippett drew on five spirituals to reaffirm the indispensable human values of compassion and brotherhood. Star trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger returns and an impressive array of international singing talent features alongside tonight's newly formed youthful chorus.

Presented by Catherine Bott

Ives: The Unanswered Question

Barber: Adagio for strings

Zimmermann: Nobody knows de trouble I see

Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)

Sally Matthews (soprano)

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Paul Groves (tenor)

Jubilant Sykes (bass-baritone)

BBC Proms Youth Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

AO3Prom 25 - Ives, Barber, Zimmermann, Tippett20120809

With Louise Fryer

The BBC SO perform Ives, Barber and Zimmermann's jazz-influenced trumpet concerto with Hakan Hardenberger.

And the BBC Proms Youth Choir debuts in Tippett's great oratorio A Child of Our Time. David Robertson conducts.

Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, conducts two iconic American pieces before turning to works in which the emotive force of the African American spiritual is harnessed by composers of the old world.

In Child of our time, Tippett drew on five spirituals to reaffirm the indispensable human values of compassion and brotherhood. Star trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger returns and an impressive array of international singing talent features alongside tonight's newly formed youthful chorus.

Presented by Catherine Bott

Ives: The Unanswered Question

Barber: Adagio for strings

Zimmermann: Nobody knows de trouble I see

Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)

Sally Matthews (soprano)

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Paul Groves (tenor)

Jubilant Sykes (bass-baritone)

BBC Proms Youth Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

With Louise Fryer

The BBC SO perform Ives, Barber and Zimmermann's jazz-influenced trumpet concerto with Hakan Hardenberger.

And the BBC Proms Youth Choir debuts in Tippett's great oratorio A Child of Our Time. David Robertson conducts.

Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, conducts two iconic American pieces before turning to works in which the emotive force of the African American spiritual is harnessed by composers of the old world.

In Child of our time, Tippett drew on five spirituals to reaffirm the indispensable human values of compassion and brotherhood. Star trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger returns and an impressive array of international singing talent features alongside tonight's newly formed youthful chorus.

Presented by Catherine Bott

Ives: The Unanswered Question

Barber: Adagio for strings

Zimmermann: Nobody knows de trouble I see

Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)

Sally Matthews (soprano)

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Paul Groves (tenor)

Jubilant Sykes (bass-baritone)

BBC Proms Youth Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson (conductor).

A Prom in which David Robertson leads the BBC SO in Ives, Barber, Zimmermann and Tippett.

AO3Prom 26 - Bach's B Minor Mass20120810

Leading soloists and the English Concert under Harry Bicket perform Bach's B Minor Mass.

AO3Prom 26 - Bach's B Minor Mass20120810

With Louise Fryer

Nobody knows why it was written - it's one of the great mysteries of Bach's life. Why did he spend so much of his last two years reworking religious music he'd already written into an enormous setting of the Catholic Mass, in Latin? It's tempting to see the B minor Mass as a drawing-together-of-threads, the great composer's last religious will and testament, a monumental summation of his decades of work for the church... albeit usually for the Protestant Church, in German. The English Concert, conductor Harry Bicket and their starry lineup of soloists bring their performance to the Royal Albert Hall fresh from Leipzig, where they closed the 2012 Bachfest with the B minor Mass - in Bach's own church, the Thomaskirche.

Presented by Donald Macleod

J S Bach: Mass in B minor

Joélle Harvey (soprano)

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)

Ed Lyon (tenor)

Matthew Rose (bass)

Choir of the English Concert

The English Concert

Harry Bicket conductor.

AO3Prom 26 - Bach's B Minor Mass20120810

With Louise Fryer

Nobody knows why it was written - it's one of the great mysteries of Bach's life. Why did he spend so much of his last two years reworking religious music he'd already written into an enormous setting of the Catholic Mass, in Latin? It's tempting to see the B minor Mass as a drawing-together-of-threads, the great composer's last religious will and testament, a monumental summation of his decades of work for the church... albeit usually for the Protestant Church, in German. The English Concert, conductor Harry Bicket and their starry lineup of soloists bring their performance to the Royal Albert Hall fresh from Leipzig, where they closed the 2012 Bachfest with the B minor Mass - in Bach's own church, the Thomaskirche.

Presented by Donald Macleod

J S Bach: Mass in B minor

Joélle Harvey (soprano)

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)

Ed Lyon (tenor)

Matthew Rose (bass)

Choir of the English Concert

The English Concert

Harry Bicket conductor.

With Louise Fryer

Nobody knows why it was written - it's one of the great mysteries of Bach's life. Why did he spend so much of his last two years reworking religious music he'd already written into an enormous setting of the Catholic Mass, in Latin? It's tempting to see the B minor Mass as a drawing-together-of-threads, the great composer's last religious will and testament, a monumental summation of his decades of work for the church... albeit usually for the Protestant Church, in German. The English Concert, conductor Harry Bicket and their starry lineup of soloists bring their performance to the Royal Albert Hall fresh from Leipzig, where they closed the 2012 Bachfest with the B minor Mass - in Bach's own church, the Thomaskirche.

Presented by Donald Macleod

J S Bach: Mass in B minor

Joélle Harvey (soprano)

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)

Ed Lyon (tenor)

Matthew Rose (bass)

Choir of the English Concert

The English Concert

Harry Bicket conductor.

Leading soloists and the English Concert under Harry Bicket perform Bach's B Minor Mass.

AO3Prom 27 - Wagner, Bruckner20120813

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Wagner and Bruckner.

AO3Prom 27 - Wagner, Bruckner20120813

With Penny Gore

Renowned for conducting Wagner and Bruckner, Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles plays the first of this season's BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Proms in repertoire close to his heart.

Presented by Martin Handley

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (ed. Nowak, 1955)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

AO3Prom 27 - Wagner, Bruckner20120813

With Penny Gore

Renowned for conducting Wagner and Bruckner, Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles plays the first of this season's BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Proms in repertoire close to his heart.

Presented by Martin Handley

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (ed. Nowak, 1955)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

With Penny Gore

Renowned for conducting Wagner and Bruckner, Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles plays the first of this season's BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Proms in repertoire close to his heart.

Presented by Martin Handley

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (ed. Nowak, 1955)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Wagner and Bruckner.

AO3Prom 28 - Chabrier, Mozart, Elaine Agnew20120808

The Ulster Youth Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra perform Chabrier, Mozart and Elaine Agnew.

AO3Prom 28 - Chabrier, Mozart, Elaine Agnew20120808

With Louise Fryer

As part of this year''s celebration of youth at the BBC Proms, young performers from the Ulster Youth Orchestra join the Ulster Orchestra in a concert brimming with orchestral colour. The Ulster Orchestra's Principal Conductor, JoAnn Falletta, makes her Proms, debut while virtuoso flautist, Sir James Galway, makes a welcome return to the Proms.

The members of the Ulster Youth Orchestra showcase their talent in a piece sparkling with Spanish dance rhythms and folk-like tunes - Chabrier's España is a musical postcard marking the composer's visit to Spain in 1882. Sir James Galway joins the Ulster Orchestra to perform Mozarts's Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K314, a work which began life as an oboe concerto and was adapted for flute by the composer in Mannheim in 1798. Dark Hedges for double orchestra and solo flute is a BBC commission for the BBC Proms by Elaine Agnew. The work is inspired by an avenue of over-arching beech trees planted near Armoy in 1750, close to the composer's home in Co. Antrim.

The concert ends with music from Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird. It tells the story of a prince who, with the help of a mysterious firebird, breaks a spell cast by the evil magician, King Kashei.

Chabrier: España

Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K314

Elaine Agnew: Dark Hedges (BBC commission, world premiere)

Stravinsky: The Firebird - suite (1911)

James Galway (flute)

Ulster Youth Orchestra

Ulster Orchestra

JoAnn Falletta (conductor).

AO3Prom 28 - Chabrier, Mozart, Elaine Agnew20120808

With Louise Fryer

As part of this year''s celebration of youth at the BBC Proms, young performers from the Ulster Youth Orchestra join the Ulster Orchestra in a concert brimming with orchestral colour. The Ulster Orchestra's Principal Conductor, JoAnn Falletta, makes her Proms, debut while virtuoso flautist, Sir James Galway, makes a welcome return to the Proms.

The members of the Ulster Youth Orchestra showcase their talent in a piece sparkling with Spanish dance rhythms and folk-like tunes - Chabrier's España is a musical postcard marking the composer's visit to Spain in 1882. Sir James Galway joins the Ulster Orchestra to perform Mozarts's Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K314, a work which began life as an oboe concerto and was adapted for flute by the composer in Mannheim in 1798. Dark Hedges for double orchestra and solo flute is a BBC commission for the BBC Proms by Elaine Agnew. The work is inspired by an avenue of over-arching beech trees planted near Armoy in 1750, close to the composer's home in Co. Antrim.

The concert ends with music from Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird. It tells the story of a prince who, with the help of a mysterious firebird, breaks a spell cast by the evil magician, King Kashei.

Chabrier: España

Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K314

Elaine Agnew: Dark Hedges (BBC commission, world premiere)

Stravinsky: The Firebird - suite (1911)

James Galway (flute)

Ulster Youth Orchestra

Ulster Orchestra

JoAnn Falletta (conductor).

With Louise Fryer

As part of this year''s celebration of youth at the BBC Proms, young performers from the Ulster Youth Orchestra join the Ulster Orchestra in a concert brimming with orchestral colour. The Ulster Orchestra's Principal Conductor, JoAnn Falletta, makes her Proms, debut while virtuoso flautist, Sir James Galway, makes a welcome return to the Proms.

The members of the Ulster Youth Orchestra showcase their talent in a piece sparkling with Spanish dance rhythms and folk-like tunes - Chabrier's España is a musical postcard marking the composer's visit to Spain in 1882. Sir James Galway joins the Ulster Orchestra to perform Mozarts's Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K314, a work which began life as an oboe concerto and was adapted for flute by the composer in Mannheim in 1798. Dark Hedges for double orchestra and solo flute is a BBC commission for the BBC Proms by Elaine Agnew. The work is inspired by an avenue of over-arching beech trees planted near Armoy in 1750, close to the composer's home in Co. Antrim.

The concert ends with music from Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird. It tells the story of a prince who, with the help of a mysterious firebird, breaks a spell cast by the evil magician, King Kashei.

Chabrier: España

Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K314

Elaine Agnew: Dark Hedges (BBC commission, world premiere)

Stravinsky: The Firebird - suite (1911)

James Galway (flute)

Ulster Youth Orchestra

Ulster Orchestra

JoAnn Falletta (conductor).

The Ulster Youth Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra perform Chabrier, Mozart and Elaine Agnew.

AO3Prom 29 - Varese, Muhly, Messiaen, Anna Meredith20120814

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in Varese, Muhly, Messiaen and Anna Meredith.

AO3Prom 29 - Varese, Muhly, Messiaen, Anna Meredith20120814

With Penny Gore

One of the highlights of this year's celebration of youth at the BBC Proms is the appearance by the brilliant National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain as they scale the heights in Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony, an ecstatic song of love.

The huge orchestral forces and soaring solos for the ondes martenot in Messiaen's Tristan-inspired symphony will surely fill the Royal Albert Hall with glorious sounds. Messiaen's twentieth century classic is framed by a BBC commission from one of America's rising talents and Anna Meredith's acclaimed tour de force of clapping, stamping, singing and body percussion, first performed earlier this year by NYO members and commissioned for the PRS for Music Foundation's New Music 20x12 programme as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Varèse: Tuning Up

Nico Muhly: Gait - BBC Commission, London Premiere

Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony

Anna Meredith: HandsFree

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)

Joanna MacGregor (piano)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Vasily Petrenko (conductor).

AO3Prom 29 - Varese, Muhly, Messiaen, Anna Meredith20120814

With Penny Gore

One of the highlights of this year's celebration of youth at the BBC Proms is the appearance by the brilliant National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain as they scale the heights in Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony, an ecstatic song of love.

The huge orchestral forces and soaring solos for the ondes martenot in Messiaen's Tristan-inspired symphony will surely fill the Royal Albert Hall with glorious sounds. Messiaen's twentieth century classic is framed by a BBC commission from one of America's rising talents and Anna Meredith's acclaimed tour de force of clapping, stamping, singing and body percussion, first performed earlier this year by NYO members and commissioned for the PRS for Music Foundation's New Music 20x12 programme as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Varèse: Tuning Up

Nico Muhly: Gait - BBC Commission, London Premiere

Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony

Anna Meredith: HandsFree

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)

Joanna MacGregor (piano)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Vasily Petrenko (conductor).

With Penny Gore

One of the highlights of this year's celebration of youth at the BBC Proms is the appearance by the brilliant National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain as they scale the heights in Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony, an ecstatic song of love.

The huge orchestral forces and soaring solos for the ondes martenot in Messiaen's Tristan-inspired symphony will surely fill the Royal Albert Hall with glorious sounds. Messiaen's twentieth century classic is framed by a BBC commission from one of America's rising talents and Anna Meredith's acclaimed tour de force of clapping, stamping, singing and body percussion, first performed earlier this year by NYO members and commissioned for the PRS for Music Foundation's New Music 20x12 programme as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Varèse: Tuning Up

Nico Muhly: Gait - BBC Commission, London Premiere

Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony

Anna Meredith: HandsFree

Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot)

Joanna MacGregor (piano)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Vasily Petrenko (conductor).

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in Varese, Muhly, Messiaen and Anna Meredith.

AO3Prom 31 - MacMillan, Wagner, Bruch, Strauss, Musgrave, Respighi20120816

BBC SSO and National Youth Orchestra of Scotland in MacMillan, Wagner, Bruch and Strauss.

AO3Prom 31 - MacMillan, Wagner, Bruch, Strauss, Musgrave, Respighi20120816

With Penny Gore

Continuing the focus on the UK's musical youth, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Donald Runnicles are joined by the young players of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and former NYOS Leader Nicola Benedetti in a sparkling programme orchestral showpieces.

A celebration of Scottish musical talent, this Prom includes music by two of Scotland's finest composers, including the London premiere of James MacMillan's Fanfare Upon One Note and the world premiere of Thea Musgrave's Loch Ness: a Postcard from Scotland.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

James MacMillan: Fanfare Upon One Note (London premiere)

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Overture

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy

R. Strauss: Don Juan

Thea Musgrave: Loch Ness - a Postcard from Scotland (BBC commission; world premiere)

Respighi: Pines of Rome

Nicola Benedetti (violin)

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

AO3Prom 31 - MacMillan, Wagner, Bruch, Strauss, Musgrave, Respighi20120816

With Penny Gore

Continuing the focus on the UK's musical youth, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Donald Runnicles are joined by the young players of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and former NYOS Leader Nicola Benedetti in a sparkling programme orchestral showpieces.

A celebration of Scottish musical talent, this Prom includes music by two of Scotland's finest composers, including the London premiere of James MacMillan's Fanfare Upon One Note and the world premiere of Thea Musgrave's Loch Ness: a Postcard from Scotland.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

James MacMillan: Fanfare Upon One Note (London premiere)

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Overture

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy

R. Strauss: Don Juan

Thea Musgrave: Loch Ness - a Postcard from Scotland (BBC commission; world premiere)

Respighi: Pines of Rome

Nicola Benedetti (violin)

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

With Penny Gore

Continuing the focus on the UK's musical youth, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Donald Runnicles are joined by the young players of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and former NYOS Leader Nicola Benedetti in a sparkling programme orchestral showpieces.

A celebration of Scottish musical talent, this Prom includes music by two of Scotland's finest composers, including the London premiere of James MacMillan's Fanfare Upon One Note and the world premiere of Thea Musgrave's Loch Ness: a Postcard from Scotland.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

James MacMillan: Fanfare Upon One Note (London premiere)

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Overture

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy

R. Strauss: Don Juan

Thea Musgrave: Loch Ness - a Postcard from Scotland (BBC commission; world premiere)

Respighi: Pines of Rome

Nicola Benedetti (violin)

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

BBC SSO and National Youth Orchestra of Scotland in MacMillan, Wagner, Bruch and Strauss.

AO3Prom 32 - Bernstein Mass20120817

A host of young Welsh musical talent joins the BBC NOW to perform Bernstein's Mass.

AO3Prom 32 - Bernstein Mass20120817

Bernstein devised his Mass not as a religious setting, but as 'a theatre piece for singers, players and dancers. It has courted controversy ever since it was first performed at the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington in 1971. There will be over 250 young people from across Wales and beyond joining members of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales to perform it with charismatic conductor Kristjan Jarvi.

The young performers come from the National Youth Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Wales, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 120 young choristers from primary schools across South Wales, and the award -winning choir Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal - as well as a rock band and over 100 kazoos.

Bernstein fuses a kaleidoscopic mix of musical, political and theological colours in a work which takes us through the movements of the mass, as the presiding celebrant gradually loses control of first his congregation and then his own mind. Elements of jazz, rock, Latin and blues rub shoulders with counterpoint, avant garde and the best of Bernstein's Broadway melodies. The 1970s world was deeply disturbed by the realities of the Cold War and Vietnam, confused sexualities and blurred moral boundaries. All the frustrations and all the anger are penned up in this explosive mix, bound by Bernstein's eclectic score and period lyrics from the composer and Stephen Schwartz, plus a rhyming couplet by Paul Simon. At the height of the cacophony, the celebrant smashes the chalice, seemingly destroying any hope that his god actually exists. But from the following silence, a soft hymn emerges, singing God a secret yet a simple song. As the final prayer dies, a warm and reassuring voice from the quadraphonic tape which interlaces the score declares 'The Mass is ended: go in peace'.

Presented by Katie Derham

Bernstein: Mass

Morten Frank Larsen (bass-baritone)

Julius Foo (treble)

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pwll Coch, Caerdydd

Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Gymraeg, Llantrisant

Ysgol Gynradd Dolau, Llanharan

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg, Rhydaman

National Youth Choir of Wales

Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal

Musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

National Youth Orchestra of Wales

Kristjan Järvi (conductor)

Thomas Kiemleb (stage director).

AO3Prom 32 - Bernstein Mass20120817

Bernstein devised his Mass not as a religious setting, but as 'a theatre piece for singers, players and dancers. It has courted controversy ever since it was first performed at the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington in 1971. There will be over 250 young people from across Wales and beyond joining members of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales to perform it with charismatic conductor Kristjan Jarvi.

The young performers come from the National Youth Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Wales, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 120 young choristers from primary schools across South Wales, and the award -winning choir Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal - as well as a rock band and over 100 kazoos.

Bernstein fuses a kaleidoscopic mix of musical, political and theological colours in a work which takes us through the movements of the mass, as the presiding celebrant gradually loses control of first his congregation and then his own mind. Elements of jazz, rock, Latin and blues rub shoulders with counterpoint, avant garde and the best of Bernstein's Broadway melodies. The 1970s world was deeply disturbed by the realities of the Cold War and Vietnam, confused sexualities and blurred moral boundaries. All the frustrations and all the anger are penned up in this explosive mix, bound by Bernstein's eclectic score and period lyrics from the composer and Stephen Schwartz, plus a rhyming couplet by Paul Simon. At the height of the cacophony, the celebrant smashes the chalice, seemingly destroying any hope that his god actually exists. But from the following silence, a soft hymn emerges, singing God a secret yet a simple song. As the final prayer dies, a warm and reassuring voice from the quadraphonic tape which interlaces the score declares 'The Mass is ended: go in peace'.

Presented by Katie Derham

Bernstein: Mass

Morten Frank Larsen (bass-baritone)

Julius Foo (treble)

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pwll Coch, Caerdydd

Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Gymraeg, Llantrisant

Ysgol Gynradd Dolau, Llanharan

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg, Rhydaman

National Youth Choir of Wales

Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal

Musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

National Youth Orchestra of Wales

Kristjan Järvi (conductor)

Thomas Kiemleb (stage director).

Bernstein devised his Mass not as a religious setting, but as 'a theatre piece for singers, players and dancers. It has courted controversy ever since it was first performed at the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington in 1971. There will be over 250 young people from across Wales and beyond joining members of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales to perform it with charismatic conductor Kristjan Jarvi.

The young performers come from the National Youth Orchestra and National Youth Choir of Wales, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 120 young choristers from primary schools across South Wales, and the award -winning choir Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal - as well as a rock band and over 100 kazoos.

Bernstein fuses a kaleidoscopic mix of musical, political and theological colours in a work which takes us through the movements of the mass, as the presiding celebrant gradually loses control of first his congregation and then his own mind. Elements of jazz, rock, Latin and blues rub shoulders with counterpoint, avant garde and the best of Bernstein's Broadway melodies. The 1970s world was deeply disturbed by the realities of the Cold War and Vietnam, confused sexualities and blurred moral boundaries. All the frustrations and all the anger are penned up in this explosive mix, bound by Bernstein's eclectic score and period lyrics from the composer and Stephen Schwartz, plus a rhyming couplet by Paul Simon. At the height of the cacophony, the celebrant smashes the chalice, seemingly destroying any hope that his god actually exists. But from the following silence, a soft hymn emerges, singing God a secret yet a simple song. As the final prayer dies, a warm and reassuring voice from the quadraphonic tape which interlaces the score declares 'The Mass is ended: go in peace'.

Presented by Katie Derham

Bernstein: Mass

Morten Frank Larsen (bass-baritone)

Julius Foo (treble)

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pwll Coch, Caerdydd

Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Gymraeg, Llantrisant

Ysgol Gynradd Dolau, Llanharan

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg, Rhydaman

National Youth Choir of Wales

Aelwyd y Waun Ddyfal

Musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

National Youth Orchestra of Wales

Kristjan Järvi (conductor)

Thomas Kiemleb (stage director).

A host of young Welsh musical talent joins the BBC NOW to perform Bernstein's Mass.

AO3Prom 34 - Schubert, Dubugnon, Strauss20120820

BBC SO/Semyon Bychkov in Schubert, Strauss. Plus the Labeque sisters in music by Dubugnon.

AO3Prom 34 - Schubert, Dubugnon, Strauss20120820

With Louise Fryer

Schubert's Unfinished 8th Symphony and Strauss's thrilling Ein Heldenleben frame the witty Piano Concerto by Richard Dubugnon. The Labeque sisters are the soloists and Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Making a welcome return to the Proms following their three appearances in 2009, Katia and Marielle Labeque perform a dramatic piece designed to bring out their contrasting personalities. The Battlefield Concerto was specially written for them by French-Swiss composer and double bassist Richard Dubugnon - who was inspired by the painting The Battle of San Romano by the Florentine artist Paolo Uccelo (1397-1475).

Semyon Bychkov also conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two great classics - the most famous of all unfinished symphonies, and the glorious autobiography (with battle scene) of a composer who lived long in difficult times - A Hero's Life.

Presented by Penny Gore

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished'

Richard Dubugnon: Battlefield Concerto (UK Premiere)

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Semyon Bychkov (conductor).

AO3Prom 34 - Schubert, Dubugnon, Strauss20120820

With Louise Fryer

Schubert's Unfinished 8th Symphony and Strauss's thrilling Ein Heldenleben frame the witty Piano Concerto by Richard Dubugnon. The Labeque sisters are the soloists and Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Making a welcome return to the Proms following their three appearances in 2009, Katia and Marielle Labeque perform a dramatic piece designed to bring out their contrasting personalities. The Battlefield Concerto was specially written for them by French-Swiss composer and double bassist Richard Dubugnon - who was inspired by the painting The Battle of San Romano by the Florentine artist Paolo Uccelo (1397-1475).

Semyon Bychkov also conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two great classics - the most famous of all unfinished symphonies, and the glorious autobiography (with battle scene) of a composer who lived long in difficult times - A Hero's Life.

Presented by Penny Gore

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished'

Richard Dubugnon: Battlefield Concerto (UK Premiere)

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Semyon Bychkov (conductor).

With Louise Fryer

Schubert's Unfinished 8th Symphony and Strauss's thrilling Ein Heldenleben frame the witty Piano Concerto by Richard Dubugnon. The Labeque sisters are the soloists and Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Making a welcome return to the Proms following their three appearances in 2009, Katia and Marielle Labeque perform a dramatic piece designed to bring out their contrasting personalities. The Battlefield Concerto was specially written for them by French-Swiss composer and double bassist Richard Dubugnon - who was inspired by the painting The Battle of San Romano by the Florentine artist Paolo Uccelo (1397-1475).

Semyon Bychkov also conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two great classics - the most famous of all unfinished symphonies, and the glorious autobiography (with battle scene) of a composer who lived long in difficult times - A Hero's Life.

Presented by Penny Gore

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished'

Richard Dubugnon: Battlefield Concerto (UK Premiere)

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Semyon Bychkov (conductor).

BBC SO/Semyon Bychkov in Schubert, Strauss. Plus the Labeque sisters in music by Dubugnon.

AO3Prom 35 - Sibelius, Delius, Grieg, Norgard20120821

John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Sibelius, Delius, Grieg and Norgard.

AO3Prom 35 - Sibelius, Delius, Grieg, Norgard20120821

With Louise Fryer

The BBC Philharmonic is joined by John Storgårds for his first Prom as Principal Guest Conductor in a celebration of Nordic composers with just a dash of British. Two symphonies by Sibelius frame the concert. Grieg's only complete Piano Concerto is played by Steven Osborne, and two composer anniversaries are celebrated with music by Per Nørgård and a rarity by Frederick Delius.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sibelius: Symphony No. 6

Delius: Cynara

Grieg: Piano Concerto

Per Nørgård: Symphony No. 7 (UK Premiere)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgårds (conductor).

AO3Prom 35 - Sibelius, Delius, Grieg, Norgard20120821

With Louise Fryer

The BBC Philharmonic is joined by John Storgårds for his first Prom as Principal Guest Conductor in a celebration of Nordic composers with just a dash of British. Two symphonies by Sibelius frame the concert. Grieg's only complete Piano Concerto is played by Steven Osborne, and two composer anniversaries are celebrated with music by Per Nørgård and a rarity by Frederick Delius.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sibelius: Symphony No. 6

Delius: Cynara

Grieg: Piano Concerto

Per Nørgård: Symphony No. 7 (UK Premiere)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgårds (conductor).

With Louise Fryer

The BBC Philharmonic is joined by John Storgårds for his first Prom as Principal Guest Conductor in a celebration of Nordic composers with just a dash of British. Two symphonies by Sibelius frame the concert. Grieg's only complete Piano Concerto is played by Steven Osborne, and two composer anniversaries are celebrated with music by Per Nørgård and a rarity by Frederick Delius.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sibelius: Symphony No. 6

Delius: Cynara

Grieg: Piano Concerto

Per Nørgård: Symphony No. 7 (UK Premiere)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgårds (conductor).

John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Sibelius, Delius, Grieg and Norgard.

AO3Prom 36 - Ivor Novello Celebration20120822

Mark Elder conducts the Halle orchestra in a Prom celebrating Ivor Novello.

AO3Prom 36 - Ivor Novello Celebration20120822

With Louise Fryer

The Hallé Orchestra and conductor Mark Elder 'keep the home fires burning' in this Prom celebrating the work of Ivor Novello: actor, playwright, composer and raconteur. With singers Sophie Bevan and Toby Spence, and actor Simon Callow.

Novello was the most consistently successful composer of British musicals before Andrew Lloyd Webber, but is now somewhat neglected. The Hallé is joined by soprano Sophie Bevan and tenor Toby Spence to sing through the Novello songbook, and they're helped along the way by Simon Callow as master of ceremonies.

Presented by Katie Derham

Ivor Novello:

Till The Boys Come Home (Keep the Home Fires Burning)

Glamorous Night: Overture

Glamorous Night: Fold Your Wings

Crest of the Wave: Why Isn't It You?

The Dancing Years: I Can Give You the Starlight

The Dancing Years: My Life Belongs To You

Muranian Rhapsody

The Dancing Years: My Dearest Dear

King's Rhapsody: Someday My Heart Will Awake

King's Rhapsody: The Violin Began to Play

Glamorous Night: Shine Through My Dreams

Pray for Me

Careless Rapture: Love Made the Song

'We'll gather Lilacs'

Sophie Bevan (soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Simon Callow (actor)

Hallé

Mark Elder (conductor).

AO3Prom 36 - Ivor Novello Celebration20120822

With Louise Fryer

The Hallé Orchestra and conductor Mark Elder 'keep the home fires burning' in this Prom celebrating the work of Ivor Novello: actor, playwright, composer and raconteur. With singers Sophie Bevan and Toby Spence, and actor Simon Callow.

Novello was the most consistently successful composer of British musicals before Andrew Lloyd Webber, but is now somewhat neglected. The Hallé is joined by soprano Sophie Bevan and tenor Toby Spence to sing through the Novello songbook, and they're helped along the way by Simon Callow as master of ceremonies.

Presented by Katie Derham

Ivor Novello:

Till The Boys Come Home (Keep the Home Fires Burning)

Glamorous Night: Overture

Glamorous Night: Fold Your Wings

Crest of the Wave: Why Isn't It You?

The Dancing Years: I Can Give You the Starlight

The Dancing Years: My Life Belongs To You

Muranian Rhapsody

The Dancing Years: My Dearest Dear

King's Rhapsody: Someday My Heart Will Awake

King's Rhapsody: The Violin Began to Play

Glamorous Night: Shine Through My Dreams

Pray for Me

Careless Rapture: Love Made the Song

'We'll gather Lilacs'

Sophie Bevan (soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Simon Callow (actor)

Hallé

Mark Elder (conductor).

With Louise Fryer

The Hallé Orchestra and conductor Mark Elder 'keep the home fires burning' in this Prom celebrating the work of Ivor Novello: actor, playwright, composer and raconteur. With singers Sophie Bevan and Toby Spence, and actor Simon Callow.

Novello was the most consistently successful composer of British musicals before Andrew Lloyd Webber, but is now somewhat neglected. The Hallé is joined by soprano Sophie Bevan and tenor Toby Spence to sing through the Novello songbook, and they're helped along the way by Simon Callow as master of ceremonies.

Presented by Katie Derham

Ivor Novello:

Till The Boys Come Home (Keep the Home Fires Burning)

Glamorous Night: Overture

Glamorous Night: Fold Your Wings

Crest of the Wave: Why Isn't It You?

The Dancing Years: I Can Give You the Starlight

The Dancing Years: My Life Belongs To You

Muranian Rhapsody

The Dancing Years: My Dearest Dear

King's Rhapsody: Someday My Heart Will Awake

King's Rhapsody: The Violin Began to Play

Glamorous Night: Shine Through My Dreams

Pray for Me

Careless Rapture: Love Made the Song

'We'll gather Lilacs'

Sophie Bevan (soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Simon Callow (actor)

Hallé

Mark Elder (conductor).

Mark Elder conducts the Halle orchestra in a Prom celebrating Ivor Novello.

AO3Prom 37 - Elgar's The Apostles20120823

Mark Elder conducts the Halle orchestra in Elgar's dramatic oratorio The Apostles.

AO3Prom 37 - Elgar's The Apostles20120823

With Louise Fryer

Mark Elder conducts the Hallé and a distinguished cast of singers in one of the English choral tradition's major works: Elgar's dramatic and Biblical oratorio The Apostles. Elgar explores the inner feelings of Judas Iscariot with dramatic intensity, and Christ's anguished cry from the cross becomes a wordless lament.

Elgar conceived the idea for The Apostles as a schoolboy, but the project came to fruition only in 1903 - after both The Dream of Gerontius and a visit to Bayreuth to hear Wagner's The Ring and Parsifal.

Presented by Martin Handley

Elgar: The Apostles

Rebecca Evans (Soprano - The Angel Gabriel / The Blessed Virgin Mary)

Alice Coote (Mezzo-Soprano - Mary Magdalene / Narrator 2)

Paul Groves (Tenor - St John / Narrator 1)

Jacques Imbrailo (Baritone - Jesus)

Clive Bayley (Bass - Judas)

David Kempster (Baritone - St Peter)

Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester (Chorus of Apostles)

Hallé Choir

Hallé Youth Choir

London Philharmonic Choir

Hallé

Mark Elder (Conductor).

AO3Prom 37 - Elgar's The Apostles20120823

With Louise Fryer

Mark Elder conducts the Hallé and a distinguished cast of singers in one of the English choral tradition's major works: Elgar's dramatic and Biblical oratorio The Apostles. Elgar explores the inner feelings of Judas Iscariot with dramatic intensity, and Christ's anguished cry from the cross becomes a wordless lament.

Elgar conceived the idea for The Apostles as a schoolboy, but the project came to fruition only in 1903 - after both The Dream of Gerontius and a visit to Bayreuth to hear Wagner's The Ring and Parsifal.

Presented by Martin Handley

Elgar: The Apostles

Rebecca Evans (Soprano - The Angel Gabriel / The Blessed Virgin Mary)

Alice Coote (Mezzo-Soprano - Mary Magdalene / Narrator 2)

Paul Groves (Tenor - St John / Narrator 1)

Jacques Imbrailo (Baritone - Jesus)

Clive Bayley (Bass - Judas)

David Kempster (Baritone - St Peter)

Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester (Chorus of Apostles)

Hallé Choir

Hallé Youth Choir

London Philharmonic Choir

Hallé

Mark Elder (Conductor).

With Louise Fryer

Mark Elder conducts the Hallé and a distinguished cast of singers in one of the English choral tradition's major works: Elgar's dramatic and Biblical oratorio The Apostles. Elgar explores the inner feelings of Judas Iscariot with dramatic intensity, and Christ's anguished cry from the cross becomes a wordless lament.

Elgar conceived the idea for The Apostles as a schoolboy, but the project came to fruition only in 1903 - after both The Dream of Gerontius and a visit to Bayreuth to hear Wagner's The Ring and Parsifal.

Presented by Martin Handley

Elgar: The Apostles

Rebecca Evans (Soprano - The Angel Gabriel / The Blessed Virgin Mary)

Alice Coote (Mezzo-Soprano - Mary Magdalene / Narrator 2)

Paul Groves (Tenor - St John / Narrator 1)

Jacques Imbrailo (Baritone - Jesus)

Clive Bayley (Bass - Judas)

David Kempster (Baritone - St Peter)

Musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester (Chorus of Apostles)

Hallé Choir

Hallé Youth Choir

London Philharmonic Choir

Hallé

Mark Elder (Conductor).

Mark Elder conducts the Halle orchestra in Elgar's dramatic oratorio The Apostles.

AO3Prom 39 - Berlioz's Requiem20120815

Berlioz's monumental Requiem with massive forces in the vast Royal Albert Hall acoustic.

AO3Prom 39 - Berlioz's Requiem20120815

When Berlioz wrote his massive Requiem or "Grande mess des morts" in 1837, it took him just 3 months to write. Composing for truly overwhelming forces including four brass bands and first performed in the imposing church of Les Invalides in Paris, it was the dramatic possibilities of the text that excited the composer. A suitably augmented BBC National Orchestra of Wales is joined by 500 choral voices in the cavernous acoustic of the Royal Albert Hall for this concert, the final time that Thierry Fischer will conduct the orchestra as Principal Conductor.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Berlioz: Requiem (Grande messe des morts)

Toby Spence (tenor)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Huddersfield Choral Society

London Symphony Chorus

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor).

AO3Prom 39 - Berlioz's Requiem20120815

When Berlioz wrote his massive Requiem or "Grande mess des morts" in 1837, it took him just 3 months to write. Composing for truly overwhelming forces including four brass bands and first performed in the imposing church of Les Invalides in Paris, it was the dramatic possibilities of the text that excited the composer. A suitably augmented BBC National Orchestra of Wales is joined by 500 choral voices in the cavernous acoustic of the Royal Albert Hall for this concert, the final time that Thierry Fischer will conduct the orchestra as Principal Conductor.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Berlioz: Requiem (Grande messe des morts)

Toby Spence (tenor)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Huddersfield Choral Society

London Symphony Chorus

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor).

When Berlioz wrote his massive Requiem or "Grande mess des morts" in 1837, it took him just 3 months to write. Composing for truly overwhelming forces including four brass bands and first performed in the imposing church of Les Invalides in Paris, it was the dramatic possibilities of the text that excited the composer. A suitably augmented BBC National Orchestra of Wales is joined by 500 choral voices in the cavernous acoustic of the Royal Albert Hall for this concert, the final time that Thierry Fischer will conduct the orchestra as Principal Conductor.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Berlioz: Requiem (Grande messe des morts)

Toby Spence (tenor)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Huddersfield Choral Society

London Symphony Chorus

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor).

Berlioz's monumental Requiem with massive forces in the vast Royal Albert Hall acoustic.

AO3Prom 41 - Schoenberg's Gurrelieder20120824

Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts the BBC SO in Schoenberg's rarely-performed Gurrelieder.

AO3Prom 41 - Schoenberg's Gurrelieder20120824

With Louise Fryer

Schoenberg's rarely-performed choral blockbuster Gurrelieder. Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts the BBC SO, a stellar line-up of soloists, and a massed choir of some 300 voices.

Based on the poetry of Jens Peter Jacobsen, the cantata traces the ill-fated relationship between Danish king, Waldemar Atterdag, and his mistress Tove. The medieval love-tragedy is an early masterpiece in which Schoenberg's late-Romantic voluptuousness attains a radiant C major sunrise apotheosis.

Presented by Penny Gore

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder

Waldemar.....Simon O'Neil (tenor)

Tove.....Angela Denoke (soprano)

Wood Dove.....Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano)

Peasant.....Neal Davies (bass-baritone)

Klaus the Fool.....Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts (tenor)

Speaker.....Wolfgang Schoene

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

Crouch End Festival Chorus

New London Chamber Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor).

AO3Prom 41 - Schoenberg's Gurrelieder20120824

With Louise Fryer

Schoenberg's rarely-performed choral blockbuster Gurrelieder. Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts the BBC SO, a stellar line-up of soloists, and a massed choir of some 300 voices.

Based on the poetry of Jens Peter Jacobsen, the cantata traces the ill-fated relationship between Danish king, Waldemar Atterdag, and his mistress Tove. The medieval love-tragedy is an early masterpiece in which Schoenberg's late-Romantic voluptuousness attains a radiant C major sunrise apotheosis.

Presented by Penny Gore

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder

Waldemar.....Simon O'Neil (tenor)

Tove.....Angela Denoke (soprano)

Wood Dove.....Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano)

Peasant.....Neal Davies (bass-baritone)

Klaus the Fool.....Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts (tenor)

Speaker.....Wolfgang Schoene

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

Crouch End Festival Chorus

New London Chamber Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor).

With Louise Fryer

Schoenberg's rarely-performed choral blockbuster Gurrelieder. Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts the BBC SO, a stellar line-up of soloists, and a massed choir of some 300 voices.

Based on the poetry of Jens Peter Jacobsen, the cantata traces the ill-fated relationship between Danish king, Waldemar Atterdag, and his mistress Tove. The medieval love-tragedy is an early masterpiece in which Schoenberg's late-Romantic voluptuousness attains a radiant C major sunrise apotheosis.

Presented by Penny Gore

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder

Waldemar.....Simon O'Neil (tenor)

Tove.....Angela Denoke (soprano)

Wood Dove.....Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano)

Peasant.....Neal Davies (bass-baritone)

Klaus the Fool.....Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts (tenor)

Speaker.....Wolfgang Schoene

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

Crouch End Festival Chorus

New London Chamber Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor).

Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts the BBC SO in Schoenberg's rarely-performed Gurrelieder.

AO3Prom 43 - Delius, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky20120828

A Prom featuring the Royal Philharmonic in Delius, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky.

AO3Prom 43 - Delius, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky20120828

With Penny Gore

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit perform a French and Russian themed programme and are joined by young English pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for Saint-Saens's sparkling concerto.

Charles Dutoit is a noted interpreter of French music but begins this Prom with an Englishman's impression of Paris: in his150th anniversary year, Frederick Delius' evocation of the city in which he lived for almost a decade receives its first Proms performance since 1984. For much of the 19th century Paris was also home to Camille Saint-Saens: his virtuosic and popular Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor is performed by twenty-year-old pianist Benjamin Grosvenor following his acclaimed First Night Proms debut in 2011. This Proms ends not in Paris but in St Petersburg with Tchaikovsky's rousing Symphony No 5.

Presented by Katie Derham

Delius: Paris (The Song of a Great City)

Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor).

AO3Prom 43 - Delius, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky20120828

With Penny Gore

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit perform a French and Russian themed programme and are joined by young English pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for Saint-Saens's sparkling concerto.

Charles Dutoit is a noted interpreter of French music but begins this Prom with an Englishman's impression of Paris: in his150th anniversary year, Frederick Delius' evocation of the city in which he lived for almost a decade receives its first Proms performance since 1984. For much of the 19th century Paris was also home to Camille Saint-Saens: his virtuosic and popular Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor is performed by twenty-year-old pianist Benjamin Grosvenor following his acclaimed First Night Proms debut in 2011. This Proms ends not in Paris but in St Petersburg with Tchaikovsky's rousing Symphony No 5.

Presented by Katie Derham

Delius: Paris (The Song of a Great City)

Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor).

With Penny Gore

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit perform a French and Russian themed programme and are joined by young English pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for Saint-Saens's sparkling concerto.

Charles Dutoit is a noted interpreter of French music but begins this Prom with an Englishman's impression of Paris: in his150th anniversary year, Frederick Delius' evocation of the city in which he lived for almost a decade receives its first Proms performance since 1984. For much of the 19th century Paris was also home to Camille Saint-Saens: his virtuosic and popular Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor is performed by twenty-year-old pianist Benjamin Grosvenor following his acclaimed First Night Proms debut in 2011. This Proms ends not in Paris but in St Petersburg with Tchaikovsky's rousing Symphony No 5.

Presented by Katie Derham

Delius: Paris (The Song of a Great City)

Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor).

A Prom featuring the Royal Philharmonic in Delius, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky.

AO3Prom 45 - Dvorak, Copland, Joan Tower, Villa-Lobos20120830

A Prom featuring the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Dvorak, Copland and Villa-Lobos.

AO3Prom 45 - Dvorak, Copland, Joan Tower, Villa-Lobos20120830

With Penny Gore

Marin Alsop & the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra with music from both American hemispheres, including Dvorák's ever-popular New World Symphony and works by Villa-Lobos, Joan Tower and Ginastera.

Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World'

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman

Villa-Lobos: Momoprécoce

Ginastera: Estancia - suite

Presented by Louise Fryer

Nelson Freire (piano)

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop (conductor).

AO3Prom 45 - Dvorak, Copland, Joan Tower, Villa-Lobos20120830

With Penny Gore

Marin Alsop & the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra with music from both American hemispheres, including Dvorák's ever-popular New World Symphony and works by Villa-Lobos, Joan Tower and Ginastera.

Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World'

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman

Villa-Lobos: Momoprécoce

Ginastera: Estancia - suite

Presented by Louise Fryer

Nelson Freire (piano)

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop (conductor).

With Penny Gore

Marin Alsop & the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra with music from both American hemispheres, including Dvorák's ever-popular New World Symphony and works by Villa-Lobos, Joan Tower and Ginastera.

Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, 'From the New World'

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman

Villa-Lobos: Momoprécoce

Ginastera: Estancia - suite

Presented by Louise Fryer

Nelson Freire (piano)

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop (conductor).

A Prom featuring the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Dvorak, Copland and Villa-Lobos.

AO3Prom 46 - Vaughan Williams Symphonies20120831

The BBC SSO under Andrew Manze in Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 4, 5 and 6.

AO3Prom 46 - Vaughan Williams Symphonies20120831

With Penny Gore

In this unusual programme, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with their Associate Guest Conductor Andrew Manze perform three Vaughan Williams symphonies which chronicle our national life in the troubled times of the 1930s and 40s.

Vaughan Williams denied any prophetic statement of gathering European war clouds, but the 4th symphony, written in 1931-34, is still a work full of anger, menace and turbulence. Perhaps influenced by continental composers writing at the same time, Vaughan Williams was, perhaps unknowingly, holding up a mirror to the increasingly troubled times. In stark contrast to that world, and perhaps as a reaction to the Second World War itself, the 5th Symphony (1938-43) is warmly sunlight with mystical lyricism and is a return to the pastoral, nature visionary music that many people associate with Vaughan Williams. One of the greatest of English symphonies, it was premiered at the Proms in 1943 and the serene final cadence comes as near to perfect peace as any 20th century Symphony. The 6th symphony (1944-47) hits you between the eyes, with what is surely reflecting Britain ravaged by war - anguished and explosive. The last movement sinks to timeless, quiet desolation until we sink into oblivion.

Presented by Martin Handley

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Manze (conductor).

AO3Prom 46 - Vaughan Williams Symphonies20120831

With Penny Gore

In this unusual programme, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with their Associate Guest Conductor Andrew Manze perform three Vaughan Williams symphonies which chronicle our national life in the troubled times of the 1930s and 40s.

Vaughan Williams denied any prophetic statement of gathering European war clouds, but the 4th symphony, written in 1931-34, is still a work full of anger, menace and turbulence. Perhaps influenced by continental composers writing at the same time, Vaughan Williams was, perhaps unknowingly, holding up a mirror to the increasingly troubled times. In stark contrast to that world, and perhaps as a reaction to the Second World War itself, the 5th Symphony (1938-43) is warmly sunlight with mystical lyricism and is a return to the pastoral, nature visionary music that many people associate with Vaughan Williams. One of the greatest of English symphonies, it was premiered at the Proms in 1943 and the serene final cadence comes as near to perfect peace as any 20th century Symphony. The 6th symphony (1944-47) hits you between the eyes, with what is surely reflecting Britain ravaged by war - anguished and explosive. The last movement sinks to timeless, quiet desolation until we sink into oblivion.

Presented by Martin Handley

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Manze (conductor).

With Penny Gore

In this unusual programme, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with their Associate Guest Conductor Andrew Manze perform three Vaughan Williams symphonies which chronicle our national life in the troubled times of the 1930s and 40s.

Vaughan Williams denied any prophetic statement of gathering European war clouds, but the 4th symphony, written in 1931-34, is still a work full of anger, menace and turbulence. Perhaps influenced by continental composers writing at the same time, Vaughan Williams was, perhaps unknowingly, holding up a mirror to the increasingly troubled times. In stark contrast to that world, and perhaps as a reaction to the Second World War itself, the 5th Symphony (1938-43) is warmly sunlight with mystical lyricism and is a return to the pastoral, nature visionary music that many people associate with Vaughan Williams. One of the greatest of English symphonies, it was premiered at the Proms in 1943 and the serene final cadence comes as near to perfect peace as any 20th century Symphony. The 6th symphony (1944-47) hits you between the eyes, with what is surely reflecting Britain ravaged by war - anguished and explosive. The last movement sinks to timeless, quiet desolation until we sink into oblivion.

Presented by Martin Handley

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Manze (conductor).

The BBC SSO under Andrew Manze in Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos 4, 5 and 6.

AO3Prom 48 - Weber, Mahler, Tchaikovsky20120829

With Penny Gore

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in one of his favourite symphonies, Tchaikovsky's Manfred. Plus Weber's Overture Der Freischütz and Mahler songs with Alice Coote.

The London Philharmonic and their Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski perform three works exploring the relationship between humankind, the natural and the supernatural. They begin with the Overture to Weber's opera Der Freischütz - the story of a marksman who makes a pact with the devil to improve his aim. Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote joins the orchestra for Mahler's first great song cycle, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen - Songs of a Wayfarer: the wayfarer is a young man disappointed in love (as Mahler himself was at the time), wandering the countryside in the attempt to find consolation or oblivion in nature. Byron's Manfred - inspiration for Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony - is in an even worse state. Tortured by guilt over the death of his beloved Astarte, he wanders in the Alps, encountering the local people (symbolic of the 'normal' human life he cannot attain) and supernatural beings - can he find ultimate redemption?

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Weber: Der Freischütz - overture

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Tchaikovsky: Manfred

Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

London Philharmonic under Vladimir Jurowski in music by Weber, Mahler and Tchaikovsky.

AO3Prom 48 - Weber, Mahler, Tchaikovsky20120829

With Penny Gore

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in one of his favourite symphonies, Tchaikovsky's Manfred. Plus Weber's Overture Der Freischütz and Mahler songs with Alice Coote.

The London Philharmonic and their Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski perform three works exploring the relationship between humankind, the natural and the supernatural. They begin with the Overture to Weber's opera Der Freischütz - the story of a marksman who makes a pact with the devil to improve his aim. Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote joins the orchestra for Mahler's first great song cycle, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen - Songs of a Wayfarer: the wayfarer is a young man disappointed in love (as Mahler himself was at the time), wandering the countryside in the attempt to find consolation or oblivion in nature. Byron's Manfred - inspiration for Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony - is in an even worse state. Tortured by guilt over the death of his beloved Astarte, he wanders in the Alps, encountering the local people (symbolic of the 'normal' human life he cannot attain) and supernatural beings - can he find ultimate redemption?

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Weber: Der Freischütz - overture

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Tchaikovsky: Manfred

Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

With Penny Gore

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in one of his favourite symphonies, Tchaikovsky's Manfred. Plus Weber's Overture Der Freischütz and Mahler songs with Alice Coote.

The London Philharmonic and their Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski perform three works exploring the relationship between humankind, the natural and the supernatural. They begin with the Overture to Weber's opera Der Freischütz - the story of a marksman who makes a pact with the devil to improve his aim. Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote joins the orchestra for Mahler's first great song cycle, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen - Songs of a Wayfarer: the wayfarer is a young man disappointed in love (as Mahler himself was at the time), wandering the countryside in the attempt to find consolation or oblivion in nature. Byron's Manfred - inspiration for Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony - is in an even worse state. Tortured by guilt over the death of his beloved Astarte, he wanders in the Alps, encountering the local people (symbolic of the 'normal' human life he cannot attain) and supernatural beings - can he find ultimate redemption?

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Weber: Der Freischütz - overture

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Tchaikovsky: Manfred

Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

London Philharmonic under Vladimir Jurowski in music by Weber, Mahler and Tchaikovsky.

AO3Prom 5 Repeat: Bbc Philharmonic/mena20120719

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear Tuesday night's Prom from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Nietzsche once said that "life without music would be a mistake". There is no danger of that as the BBC Philharmonic and their Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena take to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall for the first of their four Proms this season. Music by Richard Strauss is the focus before the interval with his Nietzsche-inspired symphonic poem "Also sprach Zarathustra" and glorious "Four Last Songs" sung by Anne Schwanewilms. The literary influence continues with Kaija Saariaho's "Laterna magica" which alludes to film director Ingmar Bergman's autobiography. The programme ends with Sibelius's remarkable, single-movement final symphony.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

R Strauss: Four Last Songs

Kaija Saariaho: Laterna magica (UK premiere)

Sibelius: Symphony no.7 in C major

Anne Schwanewilms (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor).

AO3Prom 5 Repeat: Bbc Philharmonic/mena20120719

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear Tuesday night's Prom from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Nietzsche once said that "life without music would be a mistake". There is no danger of that as the BBC Philharmonic and their Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena take to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall for the first of their four Proms this season. Music by Richard Strauss is the focus before the interval with his Nietzsche-inspired symphonic poem "Also sprach Zarathustra" and glorious "Four Last Songs" sung by Anne Schwanewilms. The literary influence continues with Kaija Saariaho's "Laterna magica" which alludes to film director Ingmar Bergman's autobiography. The programme ends with Sibelius's remarkable, single-movement final symphony.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

R Strauss: Four Last Songs

Kaija Saariaho: Laterna magica (UK premiere)

Sibelius: Symphony no.7 in C major

Anne Schwanewilms (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor).

AO3Prom 5 Repeat: BBC Philharmonic/Mena20120719

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear Tuesday night's Prom from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Nietzsche once said that "life without music would be a mistake". There is no danger of that as the BBC Philharmonic and their Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena take to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall for the first of their four Proms this season. Music by Richard Strauss is the focus before the interval with his Nietzsche-inspired symphonic poem "Also sprach Zarathustra" and glorious "Four Last Songs" sung by Anne Schwanewilms. The literary influence continues with Kaija Saariaho's "Laterna magica" which alludes to film director Ingmar Bergman's autobiography. The programme ends with Sibelius's remarkable, single-movement final symphony.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

R Strauss: Four Last Songs

Kaija Saariaho: Laterna magica (UK premiere)

Sibelius: Symphony no.7 in C major

Anne Schwanewilms (soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor).

AO3Prom 51 - Glinka, Emily Howard, Shostakovich20120903

The CBSO under Andris Nelsons in Glinka, Emily Howard and Shostakovich.

AO3Prom 51 - Glinka, Emily Howard, Shostakovich20120903

With Jonathan Swain

Glinka's exuberant overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila heads a programme which also included a fasinating new work by Emily Howard and a monumental, barnstorming symphony by Shostakovich.

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila - Overture

Emily Howard: Calculus of the Nervous System (UK premiere)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, 'Leningrad'

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons (conductor).

AO3Prom 51 - Glinka, Emily Howard, Shostakovich20120903

With Jonathan Swain

Glinka's exuberant overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila heads a programme which also included a fasinating new work by Emily Howard and a monumental, barnstorming symphony by Shostakovich.

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila - Overture

Emily Howard: Calculus of the Nervous System (UK premiere)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, 'Leningrad'

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons (conductor).

With Jonathan Swain

Glinka's exuberant overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila heads a programme which also included a fasinating new work by Emily Howard and a monumental, barnstorming symphony by Shostakovich.

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila - Overture

Emily Howard: Calculus of the Nervous System (UK premiere)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, 'Leningrad'

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons (conductor).

The CBSO under Andris Nelsons in Glinka, Emily Howard and Shostakovich.

AO3Prom 53 - Viadana, Bassano, Gabrieli, Monteverdi20120905

I Fagiolini under Robert Hollingworth performs Viadana, Bassano, Gabrieli and Monteverdi.

AO3Prom 53 - Viadana, Bassano, Gabrieli, Monteverdi20120905

WIth Jonathan Swain

1612 Italian Vespers: Robert Hollingworth conducts his ensemble I Fagiolini in Italian music from 400 years ago - in up to 28 different parts and perfect for the wide open spaces of the Royal Albert Hall.

Presented by Catherine Bott

Viadana: Salmi a quattro chori (1612) - Deus in adiutorium; Dixit Dominus

Bassano: Divisions on Palestrina Introduxit me Rex

Viadana: Salmi a quattro chori (1612) - Laetatus sum

Viadana: O dulcissima Maria

Viadana: Lauda Ierusalem

Grandi: Plorabo die ac nocte

G.Gabrieli (reconstr. Keyte): Magnificat a 20/28 con il 'sicut locutus' (London premiere)

Monteverdi: Salve Regina

G.Gabrieli (reconstr. Keyte): In ecclesiis (world premiere)

I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth (conductor).

AO3Prom 53 - Viadana, Bassano, Gabrieli, Monteverdi20120905

WIth Jonathan Swain

1612 Italian Vespers: Robert Hollingworth conducts his ensemble I Fagiolini in Italian music from 400 years ago - in up to 28 different parts and perfect for the wide open spaces of the Royal Albert Hall.

Presented by Catherine Bott

Viadana: Salmi a quattro chori (1612) - Deus in adiutorium; Dixit Dominus

Bassano: Divisions on Palestrina Introduxit me Rex

Viadana: Salmi a quattro chori (1612) - Laetatus sum

Viadana: O dulcissima Maria

Viadana: Lauda Ierusalem

Grandi: Plorabo die ac nocte

G.Gabrieli (reconstr. Keyte): Magnificat a 20/28 con il 'sicut locutus' (London premiere)

Monteverdi: Salve Regina

G.Gabrieli (reconstr. Keyte): In ecclesiis (world premiere)

I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth (conductor).

WIth Jonathan Swain

1612 Italian Vespers: Robert Hollingworth conducts his ensemble I Fagiolini in Italian music from 400 years ago - in up to 28 different parts and perfect for the wide open spaces of the Royal Albert Hall.

Presented by Catherine Bott

Viadana: Salmi a quattro chori (1612) - Deus in adiutorium; Dixit Dominus

Bassano: Divisions on Palestrina Introduxit me Rex

Viadana: Salmi a quattro chori (1612) - Laetatus sum

Viadana: O dulcissima Maria

Viadana: Lauda Ierusalem

Grandi: Plorabo die ac nocte

G.Gabrieli (reconstr. Keyte): Magnificat a 20/28 con il 'sicut locutus' (London premiere)

Monteverdi: Salve Regina

G.Gabrieli (reconstr. Keyte): In ecclesiis (world premiere)

I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth (conductor).

I Fagiolini under Robert Hollingworth performs Viadana, Bassano, Gabrieli and Monteverdi.

AO3Prom 54 - Maxwell Davies, Delius, Shostakovich20120904

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Vasily Petrenko in Maxwell Davies, Delius and Shostakovich.

AO3Prom 54 - Maxwell Davies, Delius, Shostakovich20120904

With Jonathan Swain

Vasily Petrenko conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in contrasting symphonies by Peter Maxwell Davies and Shostakovich and Tasmin Little performs Delius's rhapsodic Violin Concerto

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No. 9 (London premiere)

Delius: Violin Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor

Tasmin Little (violin)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor).

AO3Prom 54 - Maxwell Davies, Delius, Shostakovich20120904

With Jonathan Swain

Vasily Petrenko conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in contrasting symphonies by Peter Maxwell Davies and Shostakovich and Tasmin Little performs Delius's rhapsodic Violin Concerto

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No. 9 (London premiere)

Delius: Violin Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor

Tasmin Little (violin)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor).

With Jonathan Swain

Vasily Petrenko conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in contrasting symphonies by Peter Maxwell Davies and Shostakovich and Tasmin Little performs Delius's rhapsodic Violin Concerto

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No. 9 (London premiere)

Delius: Violin Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor

Tasmin Little (violin)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor).

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Vasily Petrenko in Maxwell Davies, Delius and Shostakovich.

AO3Prom 56 - Goehr, Knussen, Grime, Debussy20120906

Prom in which Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC SO in Goehr, Knussen, Grime and Debussy.

AO3Prom 56 - Goehr, Knussen, Grime, Debussy20120906

With Jonathan Swain

Oliver Knussen celebrates his 60th birthday with the BBC Symphony Orchestra: his own 3rd Symphony, works by Alexander Goehr, Helen Grime and Debussy's exquisite The Martyrdom of St Sebastian.

Alexander Goehr: Metamorphosis/Dance

Oliver Knussen: Symphony No.3

Helen Grime: Night Songs (BBC commission: world premiere)

Debussy: The Martyrdom of St Sebastian (complete, without narration)

Presented by Louise Fryer

Claire Booth (soprano)

Polly May (mezzo-soprano)

Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

New London Chamber Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor).

AO3Prom 56 - Goehr, Knussen, Grime, Debussy20120906

With Jonathan Swain

Oliver Knussen celebrates his 60th birthday with the BBC Symphony Orchestra: his own 3rd Symphony, works by Alexander Goehr, Helen Grime and Debussy's exquisite The Martyrdom of St Sebastian.

Alexander Goehr: Metamorphosis/Dance

Oliver Knussen: Symphony No.3

Helen Grime: Night Songs (BBC commission: world premiere)

Debussy: The Martyrdom of St Sebastian (complete, without narration)

Presented by Louise Fryer

Claire Booth (soprano)

Polly May (mezzo-soprano)

Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

New London Chamber Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor).

With Jonathan Swain

Oliver Knussen celebrates his 60th birthday with the BBC Symphony Orchestra: his own 3rd Symphony, works by Alexander Goehr, Helen Grime and Debussy's exquisite The Martyrdom of St Sebastian.

Alexander Goehr: Metamorphosis/Dance

Oliver Knussen: Symphony No.3

Helen Grime: Night Songs (BBC commission: world premiere)

Debussy: The Martyrdom of St Sebastian (complete, without narration)

Presented by Louise Fryer

Claire Booth (soprano)

Polly May (mezzo-soprano)

Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

New London Chamber Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor).

Prom in which Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC SO in Goehr, Knussen, Grime and Debussy.

AO3Prom 57 - Wagner, Berg, Strauss, Ravel20120907

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester/Daniele Gatti in music by Wagner, Berg, Strauss and Ravel.

AO3Prom 57 - Wagner, Berg, Strauss, Ravel20120907

With Jonathan Swain

Four works which in different ways reach out beyond the sound-world of late Romanticism.

The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester is one of the great youth orchestras of the world and they make a welcome return with the Italian conductor Daniele Gatti who brings this programme fresh from a tour of the summer festivals of Salzburg, Lucerne and Edinburgh. They are joined in the Berg Violin Concerto by the German Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann who plays a Stradivarius once owned by the great Fritz Kreisler.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude (Act 3) and Good Friday Music

Berg: Violin Concerto

R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - suite

Ravel: La valse

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

AO3Prom 57 - Wagner, Berg, Strauss, Ravel20120907

With Jonathan Swain

Four works which in different ways reach out beyond the sound-world of late Romanticism.

The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester is one of the great youth orchestras of the world and they make a welcome return with the Italian conductor Daniele Gatti who brings this programme fresh from a tour of the summer festivals of Salzburg, Lucerne and Edinburgh. They are joined in the Berg Violin Concerto by the German Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann who plays a Stradivarius once owned by the great Fritz Kreisler.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude (Act 3) and Good Friday Music

Berg: Violin Concerto

R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - suite

Ravel: La valse

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

With Jonathan Swain

Four works which in different ways reach out beyond the sound-world of late Romanticism.

The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester is one of the great youth orchestras of the world and they make a welcome return with the Italian conductor Daniele Gatti who brings this programme fresh from a tour of the summer festivals of Salzburg, Lucerne and Edinburgh. They are joined in the Berg Violin Concerto by the German Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann who plays a Stradivarius once owned by the great Fritz Kreisler.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude (Act 3) and Good Friday Music

Berg: Violin Concerto

R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - suite

Ravel: La valse

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Daniele Gatti (conductor).

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester/Daniele Gatti in music by Wagner, Berg, Strauss and Ravel.