Proms 2013 Repeats

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AO3Prom 41: Borodin, Glazunov, Gubaidulina & Mussorgsky20130816

Jonathan Swain with a second chance to hear the LSO and Valery Gergiev at the BBC Proms with music by Borodin, Glazunov, Gubaidulina and Musorgsky

Presented at the Royal Albert Hall by Martin Handley

Borodin: Symphony No 2 in minor

Glazunov: Piano Concerto No 2 in B

Sofia Gubaidulina: The Rider on the White Horse

Musorgsky, orch Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

Daniil Trifonov (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev conducts the LSO in a feast of Russian music, with another chance to hear what was the UK premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's The Rider on the White Horse, plus Ravel's celebrated orchestration of Musorgsky's great Pictures at an Exhibition. Daniil Trifonov, who hit the headlines when he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 performs Glazunov's rarely heard Piano Concerto No 2, premiered in the first concert in Petrograd (St Petersburg) after the 1917 Revolution.

Plus Spanish music from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

AO3Prom 44: Stravinsky, Penderecki, Debussy & Ravel20130819

with Louise Fryer. And a second chance to hear conductor Charles Dutoit and the RPO at the BBC Proms in music by Stravinsky, Debussy, Penderecki and Ravel.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Stravinsky: Fireworks

Krzysztof Penderecki: Concerto grosso

at c. 2.40pm

Debussy: La mer

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No. 2

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)

Daniel Müller-Schott (cello)

Arto Noras (cello)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

The RPO's Prom opens with Stravinsky's short but brilliant Fireworks, and is followed by the Concerto Grosso by Krzyzstof Penderecki, who is 80 this year, featuring a trio of cellists Leonard Elschenbroich, Daniel Müller-Schott and Arto Noras. The concerto plays with Baroque forms, the cellists playing against choirs of woodwind. The work was written in 2000 and has been championed by Dutoit in Japan, Philadelphia and Chicago. The second half of the concert features two French scores: Debussy's sensuous orchestrations in La Mer, and - to conclude - the second suite from Ravel's stunningly beautiful Daphnis and Chloe.

AO3Prom 45: Tippett - The Midsummer Marriage20130820

with Louise Fryer - and a second chance to hear Tippett's great opera The Midsummer Marriage with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage: Act 1

at c. 3pm

Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage: Act 2

at c. 4.05pm

Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage: Act 3

Mark - Paul Groves

Jenifer - Erin Wall

King Fisher - David Wilson Johnson

Bella - Ailish Tynan

Jack - Allan Clayton

Sosotris - Catherine Wyn-Rogers

He-Ancient - David Soar

She-Ancient - Madeleine Shaw

Stage Director - Kenneth Richardson

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

Last heard at the Proms in 1977, The Midsummer Marriage is Tippett's answer to Mozart's The Magic Flute, an opera rich in symbolism and psychology, trials and transformations. Paul Groves and Erin Wall are Mark and Jenifer, Ailish Tynan and Allan Clayton, Bella and Jack, two couples tested by a series of supernatural interventions on the shortest night of the year.

One of today's leading Tippett exponents, Sir Andrew Davis conducts the centrepiece of this summer's Proms focus on Tippett's music alongside Britten's centenary.

AO3Prom 46: Dvorak, Verdi, Tchaikovsky & J Strauss Ii20130822

with Lousie Fryer - The City of Birmingham SO under Andris Nelsons at the BBC Proms with Kristine Opolais singing music by Verdi and Tchaikovsky. Also orchestral works by Dvorak and Strauss.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major

at c. 2.40pm

Verdi: Otello - Willow Song; Ave Maria

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin - Polonaise; Letter Scene

Johann Strauss II: Emperor Waltz

Johann Strauss II: Thunder and Lightning - polka

Kristine Opolais (soprano)

Orchestra City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons (conductor)

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under its Music Director, conductor Andris Nelsons, accompany soprano Kristine Opolais in the Willow Song and Ave Maria from Verdi's Otello, as well as in the Letter Scene from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. But first Dvorak's Symphony No. 8, and at the end two orchestral pieces by Johann Strauss II: the Emperor Waltz and the Thunder and Lightning polka.

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.

AO3Prom 47: Brahms's A German Requiem20130823

with Louise Fryer and another chance to hear Rachel Harnisch and Henk Neven joining the OAE and Marin Alsop at the BBC Proms with one of the greats of the choral repertoire - Brahms's German Requiem - and orchestral works by Brahms and Schumann.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill at the Royal Albert Hall, London

and that's followed at approx 3.55pm by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra's recent BBC Proms performance of Sibelius's Seventh Symphony conducted by Daniel Harding.

Brahms: Tragic Overture (op. 81)

Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor

at c. 2.50pm

Brahms: A German Requiem

Rachel Harnisch (soprano)

Henk Neven (baritone)

Choir of the Enlightenment

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Marin Alsop (conductor)

at c. 3.55pm A second chance to hear the concluding work in the Mahler Chamber Orchestra's Prom given at the RAH on 31 July.

Sibelius Symphony no 7 in C major

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor).

with Louise Fryer and another chance to hear Rachel Harnisch, Henk Neven joining the OAE and Marin Alsop at the BBC Proms with one of the greats of the choral repertoire - Brahms's German Requiem - and orchestral works by Brahms and Schumann.

Inspired by the death of his own mother, the German Requiem of Johannes Brahms is famously a piece which sets out to console the living, rather than commending to eternity the souls of the dead. With texts assembled by Brahms himself from the Lutheran Bible, its deliberate avoidance of Christian theology was a source of concern at early performances, but the premiere of the complete work in 1868 was a triumphant turning-point in Brahms' career. Tonight's performance, using period instrument and choral forces of the sort and size Brahms himself would have known, places his masterwork in the context of his relationship with friends and fellow-composers Robert and Clara Schumann - including performances of Schumann's masterly Fourth Symphony and Brahms' own Tragic Overture.

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.

AO3Prom 48: Ravel, Matthias Pintscher & Stravinsky20130821

with Louise Fryer - and a second chance to hear Tine Thing Helseth, Marco Blaauw, BBC SSO and Matthias Pintscher at the BBC Proms in a dance inspired music by Stravinsky and Ravel alongside Pintscher's Double Trumpet Concerto.

Presented by Penny Gore from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Matthias Pintscher: Chute d'étoiles (London premiere)

at c. 2.40

Stravinsky: The Firebird

Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet)

Marco Blaauw (trumpet)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Matthias Pintscher (conductor)

Composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher combines his twin roles as he joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to perform his own music alongside that of composers who have inspired him.

Proms featured artist Tine Thing Helseth joins Marco Blaauw as the pair of virtuoso soloists in the London premier of Matthias Pintscher?s Double Trumpet Concerto, ?Chute d?etoiles.? A dramatic and multi-layered work it takes inspiration from the sculptures of Anslem Kiefer and Stravinsky?s ?Rite of Spring.? The piece is painted in vivid colours, richly textured, and pushes the techniques of soloists and orchestra to shattering effect.

The concerto is sandwiched between two works which also combine a sense of drama with exquisite and masterfully orchestrated surfaces. Ravel?s turn-of-the-century exploration of Spanish dance forms, ?Rapsodie Espagnole? and Stravinsky?s ballet based on Russian folktales, ?The Firebird.?

AO3Prom 51: Tippett, Britten & Elgar20130826

With Penny Gore - Another chance to hear Ian Bostridge, the London Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding at the BBC Proms in a concert honouring the memory of Sir Colin Davis through music by Britten, Tippett and Elgar.

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

Tippett: The Mask of Time - Fanfare no. 5

Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra

Britten: Les illuminations

Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat major

Ian Bostridge (tenor)

London Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Harding (conductor)

What was to have been the latest Proms appearance by Sir Colin Davis becomes, following his death earlier this year, a concert honouring his memory. Taking over as conductor, Daniel Harding performs music by the modern British composer with whom Sir Colin was perhaps most associated - Michael Tippett - including in his programme Tippett's wonderfully vigorous, energetic and inventive Concerto for strings. This year's Britten centenary is marked in his white-hot 1940 song-cycle to words by the precocious teenage poet, surrealist and libertine Arthur Rimbaud. Concluding the concert, the magisterial Second Symphony by the grandfather of 20th-century English music, Edward Elgar.

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.

AO3Prom 52: Vir, Sibelius, Bantock & Elgar20130827

With Penny Gore - Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo perform Elgar's Enigma Variations and Sibelius's Violin Concerto, with soloist Lisa Batiashvili, at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Param Vir: Cave of Luminous Mind (BBC commission: world premiere)

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor

c.2.55

Bantock: Celtic Symphony

Elgar: 'Enigma' Variations

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Dedicated to the late Jonathan Harvey, Param Vir's Cave of Luminous Mind is inspired by the mindfulness of Tibetan Buddhism and the story of Buddhist master Milarepa's penitential progress on the Diamond Path.

Chief Conductor and Elgar Medalwinner Sakari Oramo directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Vir's work, Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations and Granville Bantock's 1940 Celtic Symphony for strings and six harps. Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili plays Sibelius's exhilarating Violin Concerto, a work she recorded in 2008 to rave reviews.

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.

AO3Prom 53: Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Prokofiev20130829

With Penny Gore - Another chance to hear the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the BBC Proms with music by Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Prokofiev.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'

Wagner, orch. Mottl: Wesendonck-Lieder

c. 2.45

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Anna Caterina Antonacci (soprano)

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor)

The Rotterdam Philharmonic's Prom opens with a tale of doomed love in Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet', conducted by the orchestra's charismatic Canadian Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. They are then joined by Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci for Wagner's 'Wesendonck Lieder', a song-cycle written by the composer while he was infatuated with Mathilde Wesendonck, the author of the poems, and the wife of Wagner's patron. The second half of the concert is devoted to Prokofiev's bright and energetic Fifth Symphony in B flat major.

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.

AO3Prom 55: Lutoslawski, Shostakovich & Panufnik20130830

With Penny Gore - Another chance to hear Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra play Lutoslawski and Panufnik, with Alexander Melnikov in Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major

c.2.50

Panufnik: Tragic Overture

Panufnik: Lullaby

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 in B minor

Alexander Melnikov (piano)

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Antoni Wit (conductor)

Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra make their Proms debuts as the festival continues its focus on Polish music during Lutoslawski's centenary year. Written for the Warsaw Philharmonic in 1954, Lutoslawski's virtuosic folk-inflected Concerto for Orchestra creates a unique sound-world. Lauded for his recording of Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues, pianist Alexander Melnikov is the soloist in the composer's buoyant Piano Concerto No. 2. Andrzej Panufnik's Tragic Overture and Lullaby and Shostakovich's Sixth Symphony paint a vivid picture of two nations in parallel periods of anxiety.

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.

AO3Prom 61: Stravinsky, Brahms & Charlotte Seither20130902

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and Josep Pons at the BBC Proms. Stravinsky's Petrushka, a new work by Seither, and Frank Peter Zimmerman plays Brahms's much-loved Violin Concerto. From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

German composer Charlotte Seither adapts the words of the 17th-century poet Francesco de Lemene in a new work for the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, using voices and syllables as spots of 'human colour'. Josep Pons conducts this world premiere alongside the 1947 version of Stravinsky's Petrushka, the a cappella motets Ave Maria and Pater noster, and the four-minute novelty Scherzo à la russe, written in Hollywood for the bandleader Paul Whiteman.

Another German, the distinguished violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, plays the concerto that Johannes Brahms composed for his great friend, Joseph Joachim.

2pm

Stravinsky: Scherzo à la Russe

Stravinsky: Ave Maria

Stravinsky: Pater noster

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major

2.55pm

Charlotte Seither: Language of Leaving (BBC Commission: world premiere)

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947)

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Josep Pons (conductor)

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.

AO3Prom 63: Mozart, Peter Eotvos And Bruckner20130903

Another chance to hear the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen at the BBC Proms with the UK Premiere of Peter Eötvös's DoReMi, and Bruckner's mighty Symphony no.7. Presented from the Royal Albert Hall, London by by Donald Macleod

Presented by Louise Fryer

2pm

Mozart: Der Schauspieldirektor - Overture

Peter Eötvös: DoReMi (UK premiere)

c.2.25pm

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major

Midori (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

This afternoon's Prom repeat features the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's second violin concerto, titled DoReMi, and described by soloist Midori as "so rhapsodic and so individual". The Philharmonia under Esa-Pekka Salonen then perform Bruckner's tribute to Wagner, his mighty Seventh Symphony, complete with Wagner tubas.

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.

AO3Prom 64: Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius & Strauss20130905

Another chance to hear the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski at the BBC Proms in music by Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius and Richard Strauss. Presented by Christopher Cook from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Louise Fryer

2pm

Bantock: The Witch of Atlas

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major

c.2.45pm

Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter

R Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Anika Vavic (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

This afternoon's Prom repeat traces the development of the tone-poem in music inspired by Nietzsche, Shelley and the Finnish epic, the Kalevala. The concert opens with Granville Bantock's 1902 tone-poem 'The Witch of Atlas', based on Shelley's eponymous poem. The Serbian-born pianist Anika Vavic joins the LPO, making her Proms debut in Prokofiev's virtuosic Piano Concerto No 3. The second half of the concert starts with Sibelius's dark fantasy 'Pohjola's Daughter', and concludes with the great sunrise of Richard Strauss's thrilling 'Also Sprach Zarathustra'.

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.

AO3Prom 67: Arvo Part, Britten, Berlioz & Saint-saens20130906

Another chance to hear Arvo Pärt, Britten, Berlioz and Saint-Saëns performed by the Orchestre de Paris and Paavo Järvi live at the BBC Proms with Janine Jansen as soloist in Britten's Violin Concerto

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

2pm

Pärt: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

Britten: Violin Concerto

c.2.45pm

Berlioz: Overture 'Le corsaire'

Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ'

Janine Jansen (violin)

Thierry Escaich (organ)

Orchestre de Paris

Paavo Järvi (conductor)

The Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten was written by Arvo Pärt in response to his sense of loss for a composer he had never met but whose music he describes as possessing the "unusual purity" he himself sought as a composer. Britten's own Violin Concerto was written during the composer's war-time years in New York, "I feel so deeply about this piece...one experiences the incredible strength of it" says tonight's soloist Janine Jansen. In the second half of the concert Paavo Järvi leads his Orchestre de Paris in two French works: firstly the Mediterranean swagger of Berlioz's overture 'Le corsaire' and then the weight of full orchestra and organ in Saint-Saëns 'Third Symphony' which concludes a concert that journeys from Estonian introspection to Gallic extrovert display.

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.

AO3Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra20130828

With Penny Gore.

Britten 100: The English Chamber Orchestra performs two works written for the tenor Peter Pears, including Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. Plus a set of variations by multiple composers which marked the Queen's coronation in 1953.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill at Cadogan Hall, London.

Purcell, arr. Britten: Chacony

Lutoslawski: Paroles tissées

Berkeley, Britten, Oldham, Searle, Tippett & Walton: Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (Sellinger's Round)

Tansy Davies & John Woolrich: Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (Sellinger's Round) - new variations (BBC commission: world premiere)

Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings

Ben Johnson (tenor)

Richard Watkins (horn)

English Chamber Orchestra

Paul Watkins (conductor)

To mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten, the English Chamber Orchestra focus on his evocative Serenade, together with one of his Purcell arrangments. The other two works in the programme are a set of songs which Lutoslawski composed for Peter Pears, and a set of Variations written collectively for the 1953 coronation. Britten contributed one variation, and the other composers were Lennox Bereley, Arthur Oldham, Humphrey Searle, Michael Tippett and William Walton. For this performance there are two special new additions to the set, by Tansy Davies and John Woolrich.

AO3PSM 5: Camerata Nordica20130904

Another chance to hear string music by Britten, Tippett and Walton performed by the Camerata Nordica and Terje Tønnesen at the BBC Proms. Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill from Cadogan Hall.

Presented by Louise Fryer

2pm

Britten: Simple Symphony

Tippett: Little Music for strings

c.2.30pm

Britten: Elegy for strings (world premiere)

Britten: Lachrymae

Walton: Sonata for strings

Catherine Bullock (viola)

Terje Tønnesen (violin/director)

Camerata Nordica

The Proms focus on Britten and contemporaries continues with the world premiere of his Elegy for strings. Written six years before the Simple Symphony, this early miniature is contrasted with works by Britten's contemporaries Tippett and Walton. Violinist Terje Tønnesen directs the Swedish ensemble Camerata Nordica in their Proms debut. They are joined by viola player Catherine Bullock who is the soloist in Britten's Lachrymae.

AO301Prom 01: First Night Of The Proms20130715

Penny Gore introduces another chance to experience the First Night of the BBC Proms, a sea-inspired programme given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo of music by Britten, Rachmaninov and Vaughan Williams

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall

Julian Anderson: Harmony (BBC commission: world premiere)

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

Sally Matthews (soprano)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Stephen Hough (piano)

BBC Proms Youth Choir

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

The 2013 Proms began with a surge of natural energy in sea-inspired works by Britten and Vaughan Williams, the latter combining the 300-strong forces of the Proms Youth Choir and the BBC Symphony Chorus. Julian Anderson's new commission sets some lines concerning nature and time by the 19th-century mystical writer Richard Jefferies. Stephen Hough performs one of the best-loved works in the repertory, which kicked off a season in which the piano concerto will loom large. And 100 years after his birth, Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski is celebrated alongside the music of his compatriots.

AO302Prom 02: Doctor Who Prom20130716

With Penny Gore - and a second chance to hear Doctor Who's return to the BBC Proms as the popular series celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Presented by Louise Fryer at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Programme to include Murray Gold's music from the Doctor Who series

and other music from the series by Bizet, Debussy and Bach

London Philharmonic Choir

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ben Foster (conductor)

Doctor Who returned to the Proms to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular BBC series. As well as showcasing Murray Gold's music from the past eight years, the concert also journeyed back to the early days of Doctor Who and the groundbreaking work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Featuring special guests from the series, big screens and a host of monsters ready to invade the Royal Albert Hall, this is not the year to be exterminated!

Plus highlights from last year's Cheltenham Festival.

AO303Prom 04: Les Sicles - The Rite Of Spring20130717

Penny Gore presents this second chance to hear Sunday night's Prom when Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth celebrated the 100th anniversary of The Rite of Spring with a programme of French dance music from the court of Louis XIV to the Ballets Russes. Including the first ever period-instrument perfomance at the Proms of Stravinsky's earth-shattering ballet score

Presented at the Royal Albert Hall, London by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Lully: Le bourgeois gentilhomme - overture and dances

Rameau: Les Indes galantes - dances

Delibes: Coppélia - excerpts

Massenet: Le Cid - ballet music (excerpts)

at approx 2.50pm

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Les Siècles

François-Xavier Roth (conductor).

AO304Prom 05: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra20130718

Penny Gore introduces this second chance to hear Monday night's BBC Prom given by the the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Arditti Quartet and Jonathan Nott.

Presented by Christopher Cook at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Helmut Lachenmann: Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied (UK premiere)

Arditti Quartet

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan Nott (conductor)

at approx. 2.35pm

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Written over the summers of 1901 and 1902, Mahler's Fifth remains one of the best-loved symphonies in the repertory, its famous Adagietto a love-letter to his wife, Alma. Before it, the brilliantly virtuosic Arditti Quartet joined the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for Helmut Lachenmann's Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied, an abrasive, unsettling example of the composer's 'musique concrète instrumentale', whose metallic timbres and subtle textures promise to transfix and enthrall.

Plus highlights from last year's Cheltenham Festival.

AO305Prom 06: David Matthews, Rachmaninov & Nielsen20130719

Penny Gore introduces this second chance to hear Tuesday's evening's Prom in which the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena performed David Matthews's 'A Vision of the Sea', Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 and Nielsen's Symphony No 4.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

David Matthews: A Vision of the Sea (BBC commission: world premiere)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

at approx 3pm

Nielsen: Symphony No 4, 'Inextinguishable'

Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Juanjo Mena conducts the world premiere of David Matthews' 'A Vision of the Sea', inspired by Shelley's poetry, the pull of the tide on the Kent coast and an evocation of sunrise. Nobuyuki Tsujii, who played to packed houses on his recent tour of Japan with the BBC Philharmonic, makes his proms debut in Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto before the orchestra performs Nielsen's irrepressible 'Inextinguishable' Fourth Symphony, music brimming with optimism and the sheer joy of living.

Plus highlights from last year's Cheltenham Festival.

AO307Prom 9: Stenhammer, Szymanowski And R Strauss20130722

with Jonathan Swain - and a second chance to hear the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thomas Søndergård at last Thursday night's BBC Proms with three of the most colourful orchestral scores in the repertory

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Stenhammar: Excelsior!

Szymanowski: Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night'

approx 2.40pm

R Strauss: An Alpine Symphony

Michael Weinius (tenor)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Søndergård (conductor)

Imogen Cooper (piano)

Evocations of Nordic forests, Persian gardens and snow-capped mountains featured in Thomas Søndergård's first Prom as Principal Conductor of the BBC NOW. Stenhammar's joyful Excelsior! is an upbeat to the opulent, exotic sound-world of Szymanowski's Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night'. And Strauss's epic Alpine Symphony is as much a statement of the composer's personal philosophy as a description of the natural world at its most dramatic.

Plus highlights from the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.

AO30820130723

with Jonathan Swain - and another chance to hear the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome and Antonio Pappano live at last Friday night's the BBC Proms

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor

approx 2.55pm

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor

Jan Lisiecki (piano)

Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome

Antonio Pappano (conductor)

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts his Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, in a programme featuring two major symphonies as bookends. First, Mozart's Symphony 35, 'Haffner', which started life as a serenade, and at the end, Rachmaninov's lyrical Symphony No. 2. In the middle, Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, a masterpiece of the romantic concerto, with young virtuoso Jan Lisiecki as soloist, making his Proms debut.

Plus highlights from the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.

AO309Psm1: Handel In Rome20130724

with Jonathan Swain - and another chance to hear the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr from the BBC Proms in a concert that celebrated Handel's visit to Rome to hear the music of Arcangelo Corelli

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill at Cadogan Hall, London

Corelli: Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 1

Handel: Cantata 'Pensieri notturni di Filli'

Valentini: Concerto grosso in A minor for four violins, Op. 7 No. 11

Handel: Cantata 'Tra le fiamme'

Corelli: Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6 No. 12

Sophie Bevan (soprano)

The Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr (conductor)

Before settling in Britain Handel visited to Rome to hear the famous Italian violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli. Unable to write operas - which were temporarily banned in the Papal states - Handel turned his hand to writing sacred music. In this first of five Proms Saturday Matinees, Richard Egarr, Sophie Bevan and the Academy of Ancient Music examined Handel's vivacious Italian cantatas in the context of virtuosic concerti grossi and harpsichord music by Corelli and his compatriots.

AO310Prom 13: National Youth Orchestra Of The United States Of America20130725

with Jonathan Swain - and another chance to hear the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and Valery Gergiev at Sunday night BBC Prom with a programme of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and a new work by Sean Shepherd.

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Sean Shepherd: Magiya (BBC co-commission with Carnegie Hall: European premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Joshua Bell (violin)

Approx 2.45pm

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

The UK debut last Sunday night of the newly-formed National Youth Orchestra of the USA under conductor Valery Gergiev. The concert opened with the European premiere of American composer Sean Shepherd's Magiya, inspired by Russian musical traditions. Violinst Joshua Bell is soloist in Tchaikovsky's ever-popular Violin Concerto, and the Prom ended with Shostakovich's mighty 10th Symphony.

Plus highlights from the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.

AO311Prom 16: Elgar, Bantock, Walton And Tchaikovsky20130726

Another chance to hear the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Jac van Steen launch the Proms Tchaikovsky cycle. Plus works from Elgar, Walton and Bantock.

AO312Prom 17: The Apotheosis Of The Dance20130729

with Penny Gore - and another chance to hear the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena at the BBC Proms in a joyful programme where the spirit of dance is never far off.

John McCabe: Joybox (BBC commission: world premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major

at approx 2.50

Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat (complete)

Ravel: Boléro

Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano)

Compañía Antonio Márquez (dance company)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

The world premiere of John McCabe's 'Joybox' opened a concert of music inspired by or written for dance, from the Bohemian stamp and whirl of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony to the slow-burn crescendo of Ravel's 'Boléro'. Mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz and the Compañía Antonio Márquez join conductor Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic in Falla's colourful Ballets Russes commission 'The Three-Cornered Hat', a tale of intrigue and jealousy shot through with the spirit of Spanish folk dances.

followed by highlights from the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.

AO313Prom 21: Colin Matthews, Prokofiev And Shostakovich20130730

with Penny Gore - and second chance to hear yesterday evening's Prom when the BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Thomas Søndergård played Russian masterpeices by Prokofiev and Shostakovich plus a UK premiere by Colin Matthews

Presented by Katie Derham at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Colin Matthews: Turning Point (UK premiere)

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor

at approx 2.55pm

Shostakovich Symphony No. 11, 'The Year 1905'

Daniel Hope (violin)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Søndergård (conductor)

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales return to the BBC Proms with Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård with the UK premiere of Colin Matthews's mercurial Turning Point. The overall impression is, as Matthews puts it "of complex momentum countered by expressive simplicity".

British violinist Daniel Hope has toured the world as a virtuoso soloist for many years. Acclaimed by critics as adventurous and brilliant, of probing intellect and commanding style. Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto was a landmark in the composer's search for a new simplicity and a directness of expression. The flinty beauty of the concerto stands in sharp contrast to the granite heft of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11, 'The Year 1905' written four years after the death of Joseph Stalin and studded through with revolutionary songs.

Plus highlights from the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.

AO314Prom 23: Mozart, Schumann And Sibelius20130731

With Penny Gore. Another chance to hear pianist Paul Lewis, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding at Tuesday night's BBC Prom in a programme which included one of Mozart's most elegant piano concertos.

Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music, K477

Schumann: Symphony No 2 in C

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503

Paul Lewis (piano)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Daniel Harding (conductor)

Daniel Harding returns to the Proms after ten years, directing the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with which he has a long association, in a programme exploring the subtly different properties of the keys of C major and C minor. Paul Lewis is the soloist in Mozart's majestic C major piano concerto, which contrasts with the composer's austerely beautiful Masonic Funeral Music.

AO315Prom 24: British Light Music20130801

with Penny Gore - and a second chance to hear last night's BBC Prom when the BBC Concert Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth celebrated British music with a programme which included pieces written by Walton and Coates used at the coronation of her Majesty the Queen in 1953.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny and Ken Bruce at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Bantock: Pierrot of the Minute

Elgar: Nursery Suite

Arnold: Concerto for two pianos (three hands)

c. 2.55pm

Walton: Crown Imperial

Coates: The Three Elizabeths

Arnold: Four English Dances, Set 1, Op. 27

Langford: Medley 'Say it with Music'

Noriko Ogawa (piano)

Kathryn Stott (piano)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

The BBC Concert Orchestra and their Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth demonstrate their versatility in a mixed programme celebrating British music of different styles, including pieces written by Walton and Coates used to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 60 years ago, and Elgar's Nursery Suite, dedicated in 1931 to the Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth and their mother Elizabeth. The orchestra are joined by pianists Noriko Ogawa and Kathryn Stott in Malcolm Arnold's unashamedly attractive concerto and the programme ends with a celebration of old BBC radio signature tunes woven together in a medley by master arranger Gordon Langford.

Plus highlights from the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.

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with Penny Gore and a second chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Oliver Knussen at last night's BBC Proms in music by Henze, Stravinsky and Tippett.

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Henze: Barcarola

Stravinsky: Concerto for piano and wind instruments

c. 2.40pm

Stravinsky: Movements

Tippett: Symphony No. 2

Peter Serkin (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen (conductor)

Composer-conductor Oliver Knussen directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Tippett's Symphony No. 2, inspired by the rhythmic energy of a Vivaldi bassline and the first in a series of works by Tippett to be featured at the 2013 BBC Proms in parallel with the Britten centenary.

The celebrated American pianist Peter Serkin makes his Proms debut in Stravinsky's neo-Classical Concerto for piano and winds and compact serialist conceit Movements. Written in memory of his friend Paul Dessau, the late Hans Werner Henze's 1979 Barcarola opens this programme of 20th-century masterpieces.

Plus highlights from the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.

AO317Prom 28: J Strauss Ii, Macmillan, Beethoven20130805

With Louise Fryer- a second chance to hear violinist, Vadim Repin, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Donald Runnicles at the BBC Proms. Music includes a performance of James MacMillan's Violin Concerto.

Presented at the Royal Albert Hall by Petroc Trelawny

Johann Strauss II: By the Beautiful Blue Danube - waltz

James MacMillan: Violin Concerto

at c. 2.40pm

Beethoven: Overture 'Coriolan'

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Vadim Repin (violin)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

A renowned interpreter of Austro-German repertoire, Donald Runnicles opened this concert with arguably the most famous waltz in the world - The Blue Danube - and this Proms ends with the symphony which has one of the most recognisable openings of all time, Beethoven's Fifth.

James MacMillan's Violin Concerto, which was premiered by Vadim Repin in 2010, is the centrepiece of the concert. The concerto is influenced strongly by Scottish traditional music, as the composer says "Fiddle music has long been under my skin, and in writing a violin concerto it is inevitable that it would rise up to the surface. Its roots are in song and dance, and these most ancient modes of expression and storytelling are at the heart of my new work."

Plus Igor Levit performs Beethoven's 'Hammerklavier' Piano Sonata no.29 in B flat major, Op.106.

AO318Prom 30: Borodin, Prokofiev, Cowie, Tchaikovsky20130806

with Louise Fryer - a second chance to hear the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda heard at the BBC Proms in Borodin, Edward Cowie and Tchaikovsky and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet joins them for Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 2

Presented at the Royal Albert Hall, London by Katie Derham

Borodin: Overture and Polovtsian Dances from 'Prince Igor'

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2

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Edward Cowie: Earth Music 1: The Great Barrier Reef (BBC commission: world premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2 in C minor, 'Little Russian'

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Borodin's overture to 'Prince Igor' opens a programme celebrating the 70th birthday of composer Edward Cowie and the close musical relationship between the BBC Philharmonic, their Conductor Laureate Gianandrea Noseda and pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Bavouzet plays Prokofiev's brilliant Second Piano Concerto, its original score destroyed in the Russian Revolution and revised by the composer in Paris in 1923. The fragile beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is the subject of Edward Cowie's Earth Music 1, while the 'Little Russian' continues the season's Tchaikovsky symphony cycle.

Plus Igor Levit performs Beethoven's Piano Sonata no.30 in E major. Op.109.

AO319Psm 02: Britten, Tippett, Holst And L Berkeley20130807

Britten 100

with Louise Fryer - a second chance to hear Sarah Connolly, the Britten Sinfonia and Sian Edwards at Cadogan Hall, London in music by Britten and his peers, Holst, Lennox Berkeley and Tippett.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill at Cadogan Hall

Britten: Prelude and Fugue

Holst: St Paul's Suite

at c. 2.25pm

Lennox Berkeley: Four Poems of St.Teresa of Avila

Tippett: Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli

at c. 3.00pm

Britten: Phaedra

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Britten Sinfonia

Sian Edwards (conductor)

Last Saturday's Proms Saturday Matinee featured mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly in two great British works for voice and string orchestra - Britten's final vocal work Phaedra, and a rare chance to hear Lennox Berkeley's Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila. Plus the Britten Sinfonia perform some staples of the string repertoire - Holst's St Paul's Suite and Tippett's Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli.

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with Louise Fryer - a second chance to hear the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds Tuesday's BBC Proms in Walton's 'Orb and Sceptre', Rubbra's 'Ode to the Queen', Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1 and Korngold's Symphony.

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Walton: March 'Orb and Sceptre'

Rubbra: Ode to the Queen

at c. 2.20pm

Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor

at c. 2.50pm

Korngold: Symphony in F sharp minor

Vilde Frang (violin)

Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano)

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgårds (conductor)

The BBC Philharmonic and its Principal Guest Conductor return to the Royal Albert Hall for the first Proms performance of Korngold's Symphony. Dedicated to the memory of Franklin D Roosevelt, the symphony refers back to Korngold's score for the 1939 Errol Flynn and Bette Davis romance 'The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex'. Rubbra's 'Ode to the Queen' and Walton's 'Orb and Sceptre' celebrate the 60th anniversary of H.M. the Queen's coronation, while Vilde Frang joins Storgårds and the orchestra for Bruch's ever-popular Violin Concerto.

Plus Igor Levit performs Beethoven's Piano Sonata no.32 in C minor, Op. 111.

AO321Prom 32: Lutoslawski & Holst20130809

with Louise Fryer - the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Edward Gardner perform music by Holst, including The Planets,at Wednesday's BBC Proms. Louis Lortie is the soloist in Lutoslawski's Piano Concerto.

Presented by Suzy Klein at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Lutoslawski: Symphonic Variations

Holst: Egdon Heath

c. 2.25pm

Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto

c. 2.45pm

Holst: The Planets

Louis Lortie (piano)

BBC Symphony Chorus (women's voices)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner (conductor)

Completed shortly before the occupation of Poland, Lutoslawski's Symphonic Variations is juxtaposed with Holst's rarely heard tribute to Thomas Hardy, Egdon Heath. Louis Lortie is the soloist in Lutoslawski's monumental 1988 Piano Concerto in a concert that closes with Holst's extraordinarily visionary suite, The Planets.

Leading champion of Lutoslawski's music and Music Director of English National Opera, Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme contrasting one each of the Polish composer's earliest and latest works with music by the British composer Gustav Holst.

Plus Igor Levit performs Beethoven's Piano Sonata no.31 in A flat major, Op.110.

AO322Prom 35: Mahler - Resurrection Symphony20130812

with Jonathan Swain - another chance to hear the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir with conductor Mariss Jansons at the BBC Proms in Mahler's transcendental Symphony No 2 'Resurrection'.

Presented by Christopher Cook at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection'

Genia Kühmeier (soprano)

Gerhild Romberger (contralto)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

In the second of their two Proms appearances, Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra are joined by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Choir for Mahler's magnificent 2nd Symphony, the 'Resurrection' Symphony. It begins with a depiction of a funeral procession and opens out into a vision of life after death, with soprano and alto soloists joining for the last two movements and a choral climax making an unmissable impact.

Plus Spanish music from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

AO323Prom 38: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony20130813

With Jonathan Swain - a second chance to hear the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, youth choirs and soloists Lisa Milne, Jennifer Johnston, Toby Spence & Gerald Finley perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the BBC Proms. Plus music by Vaughan Williams and Mark-Anthony Turnage.

Presented at the Royal Albert Hall by Petroc Trelawny

Vaughan Williams: Toward The Unknown Region

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Frieze (BBC Co-Commission With The Royal Philharmonic Society And The New York Philharmonic)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, 'Choral'

Lisa Milne (soprano)

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-sporano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Gerald Finley (bass)

Codetta

Irish Youth Chamber Choir

National Youth Choir of Great Britain

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

A host of youthful performers celebrates the bicentenary this year of the Royal Philharmonic Society with the most famous piece the Society ever played a role in commissioning - and another chance to hear Mark Anthony Turnage's brand new BBC Co-Commission with the RPS. The 'most famous' is surely Beethoven's last completed Symphony, the groundbreaking Choral Symphony - for which the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain are joined by four soloists and three youthful choirs from the UK and Ireland, including from Derry-Londonderry, the UK City of Culture 2013. 'Obsessed' with Beethoven from the age of 8, we hear a new work by British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage. He described being asked by the RPS to write a piece inspired by Beethoven's great Symphony as "...a joy... Beethoven is a towering figure, but I find him more inspiring than intimidating..." Turnage's title refers to the famous Beethoven Frieze created in 1902 by the Viennese artist Gustav Klimt.

Plus Spanish music from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

AO324Psm 03: Camerata Ireland20130814

Jonathan Swain with a second chance to hear trumpeter Alison Balsom, Camerata Ireland, and Barry Douglas play music by Britten and his contemporaries at the BBC proms

Presented at the Cadogan Hall by Clemency Burton-Hill

Britten: Young Apollo

Lennox Berkeley: Serenade For Strings

Shostakovich: Concerto For Piano, Trumpet And Strings (Piano Concerto No. 1)

Priaulx Rainier: Movement For Strings

Britten: Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge

Alison Balsom (trumpet)

Barry Douglas (piano/director)

Camerata Ireland

Pianist Barry Douglas directs Camerata Ireland at their recent Proms debut with a programme featuring the music of Benjamin Britten and his contemporaries. Withdrawn from performance for 40 years after its 1939 premiere, Britten's Young Apollo opens a sequence of works of brittle, edgy beauty, including the world premiere of Priaulx Rainier's 1951 Movement for strings. Lennox Berkeley's Serenade for strings and Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge frame a performance of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, whose witty trumpet part is played by Alison Balsom.

AO325Prom 39: Holst, Nishat Khan & Vaughan Williams20130815

Jonathan Swain with another chance to hear Nishat Khan, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and David Atherton at the BBC Proms.

Presented at the Royal Albert Hall by Suzy Klein

Holst: Indra

Nishat Khan: The Gate Of The Moon (Sitar Concerto No. 1)

Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2)

Nishat Khan (sitar)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

David Atherton (conductor)

Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.