Proms 2014 Repeats

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AO3Prom 10: Elgar, Walton, Moeran and David Horne20140727

AO3Prom 10: Elgar, Walton, Moeran and David Horne20140727

The BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena, recorded on Friday at the BBC Proms, perform works by Walton, Moeran, David Horne and Elgar.

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Walton: Variations on a Theme by Hindemith

Moeran: Violin Concerto

David Horne: Daedalus in Flight (London premiere)

Elgar: 'Enigma' Variations

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

A concert of 20th-century English music begins and ends with works exploring musical friendships - Walton's Hindemith Variations pay homage to a beloved colleague; Elgar's Enigma Variations paint evocative portraits of friends and family. Tasmin Little joins the BBC Philharmonic for Moeran's lyrical concerto which meshes the composer's English heritage with his love of the Irish landscape. British music is brought right up to date with the shifting soundscapes of David Horne's Daedalus in Flight.

First broadcast 25th July 2014.

AO3Prom 12: Bach - St John Passion20140728

AO3Prom 12: Bach - St John Passion20140728

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Bach's St John Passion recorded on Saturday at the BBC Proms

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Few classical works have the urgency and dramatic immediacy of Bach's St John Passion. Here it is vividly realised by a cast led by tenor James Gilchrist. The finest Evangelist of his generation, Gilchrist sings the role at the Proms for the first time, under conductor Sir Roger Norrington, 80 this year.

J S Bach: St John Passion (sung in German)

Evangelist - James Gilchrist (tenor)

Christus - Neal Davies (bass-baritone)

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Clint van der Linde (countertenor) - Proms debut artist

Joshua Ellicott (tenor)

Hanno Müller-Brachmann (baritone)

Zürcher Sing-Akademie

Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

In the first of two Proms appearances, leading Bach interpreter Sir Roger Norrington (celebrating his 80th birthday this year) directs his Zurich Chamber Orchestra in the St John Passion - a work noted for its dramatic sweep and emotional immediacy in the recounting of events leading to the crucifixion of Christ.

First broadcast on Saturday 26 July 2014.

AO3Prom 14: Durufle, Ravel and Simon Holt20140729

AO3Prom 14: Durufle, Ravel and Simon Holt20140729

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thierry Fischer recorded on Sunday at the BBC Proms. Music by Ravel, Duruflé's Requiem and Simon Holt's new flute concerto for Emmanuel Pahud.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales

Simon Holt: Morpheus Wakes (BBC commission: world premiere)

Ravel: La valse

Duruflé: Requiem

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)

Ruby Hughes (soprano)

Gerald Finley (baritone)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

National Youth Choir of Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thierry Fischer (conductor)

Ravel's La Valse turns the Viennese waltz into a darkly tinged rhapsody, while his Valses nobles et sentimentales reflects the iconic dance in softer tones. Duruflé's Requiem is the musical cousin of Fauré's more familiar setting and anchors its warm 20th-century harmonies even more strongly in arching plainchant melody. Flute virtuoso Emmanuel Pahud joins the orchestra for the world premiere of Simon Holt's flute concerto Morpheus Wakes - written for Pahud himself, who represents the god of dreaming 'as if slowly waking from a deep, troubled sleep'.

First broadcast on Sunday 27th July 2014.

AO3Prom 15: Mozart, Ravel and Jonathan Dove20140731

AO3Prom 15: Mozart, Ravel and Jonathan Dove20140731

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Monday evening's concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Josep Pons at the BBC Proms. Introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Jonathan Dove explores Gaia Theory, Ingrid Fliter in Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 and Ravel revels in Daphnis and Chloe, joined by the BBC Symphony Chorus.

Jonathan Dove: Gaia Theory (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë

Ingrid Fliter (piano)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Josep Pons (conductor)

Turbulent mythical love and poised Classical elegance come together in a concert that shifts from Jonathan Dove's large-scale orchestral work Gaia Theory to the intimacy of the Viennese salon in Mozart's ever-popular Piano Concerto No. 23, performed by former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Ingrid Fliter.

Commissioned by Serge Diaghilev, Ravel's ballet Daphnis and Chloe is rich in all the colours and rhythms of turn-of-the-century Paris - an orchestral masterpiece that announced its composer as a force with which to be reckoned,

Inspired by the work of James Lovelock and continuing Dove's concern to address environmental issues in his music, Gaia Theory takes as its starting point Lovelock's idea that the Earth behaves as a self-regulating organism, and his description of all the inter-related processes maintaining the earth in the optimum conditions for life as a kind of dance. Dove says, "I was struck by James Lovelock's observation that, since life on earth began, the sun has got perhaps 30% hotter, and yet the earth has not. For hundreds of millions of years, the impact of the sun's heat has been moderated by cloud cover, the atmosphere, the albido of the polar ice-sheets and so on, all affected by the behaviour of microscopic organisms as well as by animal and ultimately by human activity, not to mention the respiration of plants and trees and innumerable processes all, as Lovelock describes, "locked in a sort of dance in which everything changes together.""

First broadcast 28th July 2014.

AO3Prom 16: Oriental Promise20140730

AO3Prom 16: Oriental Promise20140730

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded last night at the Royal Albert Hall, making their BBC Proms debut with music by Mozart, Handel, Respighi, Balakirev and Holst.

Presented by Martin Handley

Balakirev, orch. Lyapunov: Islamey - oriental fantasy

Holst: Beni Mora

Gabriel Prokofiev: Violin Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail - overture

Handel, arr. Beecham: Solomon - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Respighi: Belkis, Queen of Sheba

Daniel Hope (violin)

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra

Sascha Goetzel (conductor)

Violinist Daniel Hope joins the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, which makes its Proms debut with a classical celebration of the Orient. Sneak into Mozart's harem, witness the magnificent Queen of Sheba in portraits by both Handel and Respighi, and enjoy the insistent rhythms and swaying hips of Balakirev's oriental fantasy Islamey. The concert also features a new violin concerto from Gabriel Prokofiev, commemorating the First World War centenary.

First broadcast on Tuesday 29 July 2014.

AO3Prom 17: Rameau - Grands Motets20140806

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain

Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, recorded last Tuesday night at the BBC Proms, in three of Rameau's sacred motets with orchestra - masterpieces of the French Baroque repertoire.

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

Rameau: Deus noster refugium

Rameau: Quam dilecta tabernacula

Rameau: In convertendo Dominus

Rachel Redmond (soprano)

Katherine Watson (soprano)

Reinoud Van Mechelen (high tenor)

Cyril Auvity (tenor)

Marc Mauillon (baritone)

Cyril Costanzo (bass)

Les Arts Florissants

William Christie (conductor)

Remembered today as the composer of some of the most glorious operas of the entire Baroque period, it's easy to forget that two thirds of Jean-Philippe Rameau's musical career was spent as a composer not for the stage but for the church. In this late-night Prom, William Christie - the American conductor who has made the music of 18th-century France his life's work - directs three of Rameau's large-scale sacred motets. These rarely-heard pieces, accompanied by orchestra, are infused with all the characteristics of the French baroque repertoire - elegance, wit, sophistication and charm.

First broadcast 29th July 2014.

AO3Prom 18: Mahler, Ravel And Harrison Birtwistle20140801

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

The BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena, recorded Wednesday night at the BBC Proms, perform works by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Ravel and Mahler.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Harrison Birtwistle: Night's Black Bird

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Mahler: Symphony No 5

Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

The intense, contrasting moods of Mahler's Fifth Symphony make this one of the great orchestral showpieces, a journey from darkness to light. Before the interval, the BBC Philharmonic is joined by Alexandre Tharaud making his Proms debut in Ravel's virtuosic Left Hand Piano Concerto. The programme opens with the first of several works at this year's Proms celebrating Harrison Birtwistle's 80th birthday, his atmospheric Night's Black Bird.

First broadcast 30th July 2014.

AO3Prom 19: Strauss and Elgar20140804

AO3Prom 19: Strauss And Elgar20140804

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko recorded last Thursday at the BBC Proms, performing Richard Strauss's Deutsche Motette and Four Last Songs (with Inger Dam-Jensen), and Elgar's 2nd Symphony

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London

R Strauss: Festival Prelude

R Strauss: Deutsche Motette

R Strauss: Four Last Songs

Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat major

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Suzanne Shakespeare (soprano)

Tara Erraught (mezzo soprano)

Adrian Dwyer (tenor)

Brindley Sherratt (bass)

BBC Singers

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

Two rarely heard works continue our 150th-anniversary celebration of Richard Strauss. Scored for organ and an orchestra calling for no fewer than 10 trumpets (six offstage), the Festival Prelude packs symphonic weight into its brief duration.

It is matched for impact by the Deutsche Motette - a concerto for choir by any other name: its vocal lines trace the same expansive arcs and arabesques as the composer's exquisite, autumnal Four Last Songs. Maintaining the mood of late-Romantic nostalgia, Elgar's Second Symphony delights in flexible chromaticism, its shifting moods coloured in delicate shades.

First broadcast 31 July 2014.

AO3Prom 19: Strauss and Elgar20140804

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko recorded last Thursday at the BBC Proms, performing Richard Strauss's Deutsche Motette and Four Last Songs (with Inger Dam-Jensen), and Elgar's 2nd Symphony

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London

R Strauss: Festival Prelude

R Strauss: Deutsche Motette

R Strauss: Four Last Songs

Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat major

Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)

Suzanne Shakespeare (soprano)

Tara Erraught (mezzo soprano)

Adrian Dwyer (tenor)

Brindley Sherratt (bass)

BBC Singers

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

Two rarely heard works continue our 150th-anniversary celebration of Richard Strauss. Scored for organ and an orchestra calling for no fewer than 10 trumpets (six offstage), the Festival Prelude packs symphonic weight into its brief duration.

It is matched for impact by the Deutsche Motette - a concerto for choir by any other name: its vocal lines trace the same expansive arcs and arabesques as the composer's exquisite, autumnal Four Last Songs. Maintaining the mood of late-Romantic nostalgia, Elgar's Second Symphony delights in flexible chromaticism, its shifting moods coloured in delicate shades.

First broadcast 31 July 2014.

AO3Prom 2: Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Liszt20140721

Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear Saturday night's Prom, when East met West as the China Philharmonic Orchestra launched the season's series of global orchestras making their debuts at the 2014 Proms.

Presented at the Royal Albert Hall by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G major

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major

Haochen Zhang (piano)

Qigang Chen: Joie éternelle (BBC co-commission: UK premiere)

Alison Balsom (trumpet)

Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

China Philharmonic Orchestra

Long Yu (conductor)

The China Philharmonic Orchestra makes its Proms debut, launching this season's global orchestras strand. East meets West in a colourful programme featuring Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4, Liszt's First Piano Concerto and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Britain's own queen of the trumpet, Alison Balsom, joins them in Shanghai-born Qigang Chen's new trumpet concerto, a work co-commissioned by the KT Wong Foundation, China Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC, alongside Dutch and German partners.

First broadcast 19th July 2014.

AO3Prom 20: Walton, Gurney and Sally Beamish20140805

AO3Prom 20: Walton, Gurney And Sally Beamish20140805

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins recorded last Friday at the BBC Proms. Music by Ivor Gurney commemorating 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, plus Sally Beamish & Walton.

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

Gurney: War Elegy

Sally Beamish: The Singing

Walton: Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor

James Crabb (accordion)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The BBC Symphony Orchestra explores responses to conflict across the generations. Gassed while fighting in the trenches in 1917, Gurney never fully recovered. His War Elegy (1920) is a characteristically personal lament - heavy with bittersweet sadness and regret. While not explicitly programmatic, the slow movement of Walton's First Symphony is among the 20th century's most poignant orchestral cries of grief - an echo in the 1930s, perhaps, of horrors past, and a foreshadow of horrors yet to come.

Sally Beamish's accordion concerto 'The Singing' will replace the earlier billed Violin Concerto, which has been cancelled due to performer illness. Originally premiered in 2006 by tonight's soloist, James Crabb, the piece commemorates the Highland Clearances. Meditating on the displacement of Scottish Highland communities in the 19th century to far shoreside allotments, and the emigration of yet others to the New World, Beamish uses Gaelic psalm and working songs, bagpipe pibrochs and birdsong to give voice to the story.

First broadcast 1st August 2014.

AO3Prom 20: Walton, Gurney and Sally Beamish20140805

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins recorded last Friday at the BBC Proms. Music by Ivor Gurney commemorating 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, plus Sally Beamish & Walton.

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

Gurney: War Elegy

Sally Beamish: The Singing

Walton: Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor

James Crabb (accordion)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The BBC Symphony Orchestra explores responses to conflict across the generations. Gassed while fighting in the trenches in 1917, Gurney never fully recovered. His War Elegy (1920) is a characteristically personal lament - heavy with bittersweet sadness and regret. While not explicitly programmatic, the slow movement of Walton's First Symphony is among the 20th century's most poignant orchestral cries of grief - an echo in the 1930s, perhaps, of horrors past, and a foreshadow of horrors yet to come.

Sally Beamish's accordion concerto 'The Singing' will replace the earlier billed Violin Concerto, which has been cancelled due to performer illness. Originally premiered in 2006 by tonight's soloist, James Crabb, the piece commemorates the Highland Clearances. Meditating on the displacement of Scottish Highland communities in the 19th century to far shoreside allotments, and the emigration of yet others to the New World, Beamish uses Gaelic psalm and working songs, bagpipe pibrochs and birdsong to give voice to the story.

First broadcast 1st August 2014.

AO3Prom 23: Mozart - Requiem20140807

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Donald Runnicles recorded on Sunday at the BBC Proms in a new work by John McLeod, Beethoven's 4th Symphony and Mozart's Requiem with the NYCoS

Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal Albert Hall, London

John McLeod: The Sun Dances

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major

Mozart, compl. Robert D Levin: Requiem in D minor, K626

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Jeremy Ovenden (tenor)

Neal Davies (bass)

National Youth Choir of Scotland

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

The dark majesty of Mozart's Requiem is explored by the youthful voices of the National Youth Choir of Scotland and a quartet of exceptional vocal soloists. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor Donald Runnicles begin their concert with a London Premiere, The Sun Dances by Scottish composer John McLeod, and continue with Beethoven's essay in abstract drama, his Fourth Symphony.

First broadcast 3rd August 2014.

AO3Prom 24: Vaughan Williams and Mahler20140808

AO3Prom 24: Vaughan Williams And Mahler20140808

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Donald Runnicles recorded on Monday at the BBC Proms in Mahler and Vaughan Williams.

Presented by Christopher Cook at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

Mahler's Ninth Symphony represents the composer's ultimate achievement in orchestral music. At around 80 minutes in length the Symphony is epic, seeming to encompass the very span of life and death itself. Described by Leonard Bernstein as 'terrifying, and paralyzing', tonight Donald Runnicles - chief conductor of the BBC SSO and music director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin - brings his affinity with musical drama to this mighty testament.

And to precede the vast symphony the strings of the orchestra evoke the haunting nostalgia of Vaughan Williams' reflection on the past: his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.

First broadcast 4th August 2014.

AO3Prom 24: Vaughan Williams and Mahler20140808

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Donald Runnicles recorded on Monday at the BBC Proms in Mahler and Vaughan Williams.

Presented by Christopher Cook at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

Mahler's Ninth Symphony represents the composer's ultimate achievement in orchestral music. At around 80 minutes in length the Symphony is epic, seeming to encompass the very span of life and death itself. Described by Leonard Bernstein as 'terrifying, and paralyzing', tonight Donald Runnicles - chief conductor of the BBC SSO and music director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin - brings his affinity with musical drama to this mighty testament.

And to precede the vast symphony the strings of the orchestra evoke the haunting nostalgia of Vaughan Williams' reflection on the past: his Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.

First broadcast 4th August 2014.

AO3Prom 26: Shostakovich and Berio20140811

AO3Prom 26: Shostakovich And Berio20140811

Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp

European Union Youth Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko, recorded last Tuesday at the BBC Proms, in Berio's witty Sinfonia, contrasted with Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony

Presented by Tom Service at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Berio: Sinfonia

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43

London Voices

European Union Youth Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

A contemporary classic opens this concert from the European Union Youth Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko. Berio's Sinfonia is a witty, whistle-stop tour through centuries of Western culture - a high-water mark of 1960s experimentalism, with musical references extending from Bach and Brahms to Boulez and The Beatles. The orchestra and eight amplified soloists muse their way through an intricate and joyous web of quotations that frustrate interpretation even as they invite it.

Shostakovich's embattled Fourth Symphony asks the same questions as Berio, trying to reconcile the same conflicts and contradictions and finding only Babel and madness in one of the composer's most confrontational works.

First broadcast 5th August 2014.

AO3Prom 26: Shostakovich and Berio20140811

Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp

European Union Youth Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko, recorded last Tuesday at the BBC Proms, in Berio's witty Sinfonia, contrasted with Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony

Presented by Tom Service at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Berio: Sinfonia

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43

London Voices

European Union Youth Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

A contemporary classic opens this concert from the European Union Youth Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko. Berio's Sinfonia is a witty, whistle-stop tour through centuries of Western culture - a high-water mark of 1960s experimentalism, with musical references extending from Bach and Brahms to Boulez and The Beatles. The orchestra and eight amplified soloists muse their way through an intricate and joyous web of quotations that frustrate interpretation even as they invite it.

Shostakovich's embattled Fourth Symphony asks the same questions as Berio, trying to reconcile the same conflicts and contradictions and finding only Babel and madness in one of the composer's most confrontational works.

First broadcast 5th August 2014.

AO3Prom 27: Wagner, Elgar and Mathias20140812

AO3Prom 27: Wagner, Elgar And Mathias20140812

Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp

BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Mark Wigglesworth, recorded last Wednesday at the BBC Proms, in Elgar's richly orchestrated First Symphony and the London premiere of the Violin Concerto by Welsh composer William Mathias.

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Wagner: Das Liebesverbot - Overture

Mathias: Violin Concerto

Elgar: Symphony No.1 in A flat major, Op. 55

Matthew Trusler (violin)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

Mark Wigglesworth was Music Director with BBC NOW from 1996 to 2000. Now he returns to conduct the orchestra in the exuberently rhythmic overture to Wagner's early comedy Das Liebesverbot, and Elgar's First Symphony, a work that's steeped in the Germanic tradition of Wagner, Brahms and Beethoven. Yet it still embodies the essence of England, and according to Mark Wigglesworth it's full of nostalgia but never sentimental, which makes for a fine line to tread.

Exciting young British violinist Matthew Trusler continues this Proms season selection of rarely heard violin concertos with William Mathias's neglected work from 1991.

When Mathias died at the age of only 57, Wales lost a key figure who had immersed himself in all aspects of the country's music-making. He was already seriously ill when he wrote the Violin Concerto, yet rather than any sense of declining skills it possesses a remarkable drive, cut through with elegiac writing that perhaps shows Mathias was only too aware that this could be his own swansong. Matthew Trusler gave the first performance since 1991 with BBC NOW just a year ago to great acclaim, and now this virtuosic celebration of song and dance receives its London premiere.

First broadcast 6th August 2014.

AO3Prom 27: Wagner, Elgar and Mathias20140812

Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp

BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Mark Wigglesworth, recorded last Wednesday at the BBC Proms, in Elgar's richly orchestrated First Symphony and the London premiere of the Violin Concerto by Welsh composer William Mathias.

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Wagner: Das Liebesverbot - Overture

Mathias: Violin Concerto

Elgar: Symphony No.1 in A flat major, Op. 55

Matthew Trusler (violin)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

Mark Wigglesworth was Music Director with BBC NOW from 1996 to 2000. Now he returns to conduct the orchestra in the exuberently rhythmic overture to Wagner's early comedy Das Liebesverbot, and Elgar's First Symphony, a work that's steeped in the Germanic tradition of Wagner, Brahms and Beethoven. Yet it still embodies the essence of England, and according to Mark Wigglesworth it's full of nostalgia but never sentimental, which makes for a fine line to tread.

Exciting young British violinist Matthew Trusler continues this Proms season selection of rarely heard violin concertos with William Mathias's neglected work from 1991.

When Mathias died at the age of only 57, Wales lost a key figure who had immersed himself in all aspects of the country's music-making. He was already seriously ill when he wrote the Violin Concerto, yet rather than any sense of declining skills it possesses a remarkable drive, cut through with elegiac writing that perhaps shows Mathias was only too aware that this could be his own swansong. Matthew Trusler gave the first performance since 1991 with BBC NOW just a year ago to great acclaim, and now this virtuosic celebration of song and dance receives its London premiere.

First broadcast 6th August 2014.

AO3Prom 29: Chopin, Franck, Saint-saens And Casella20140814

Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp

The BBC Philharmonic and their Conductor Laureate, Gianandrea Noseda, recorded last Friday at the BBC Proms, in works by Casella, Chopin, Franck and Saint-Saëns. The orchestra is joined by a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.

Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Casella: Elegia eroica

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Franck: Symphonic Variations

Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ', Op.78

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

David Goode (organ)

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Casella's powerful "Heroic Elegy", dedicated to the "unknown soldier", opens the concert and continues this year's Proms series of works written in the shadow of the First World War. Former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Benjamin Grosvenor joins the orchestra for Chopin's lyrical but virtuosic First Piano Concerto and, after the interval, returns as soloist in Franck's Symphonic Variations. Saint-Saëns's thrilling journey from darkness to blazing light, the "Organ" Symphony, closes the programme.

First broadcast 8th August 2014.

AO3Prom 3: BBC Sport Prom20140723

AO3Prom 3: BBC Sport Prom20140723

Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp

Gabby Logan presents music with a sporting theme in an action replay of the BBC Sport Prom, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall last Sunday morning.

Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Concert Orchestra

Rebecca Miller (conductor)

In a busy summer of sport that included the World Cup, Wimbledon and soon the Commonwealth Games, comes the first ever BBC Sport Prom. Gabby Logan hosts a concert combining classical favourites recalling great sporting events with memorable TV themes. Sporting celebrities select their favourite classical items and we relive unforgettable sporting moments.

Music includes Orff's O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet, and Josef Strauss's Sport Polka, alongside favourite TV themes, including Match of the Day and Wimbledon.

First broadcast 20th July 2014.

AO3Prom 31: Elgar, Beethoven, Berlioz And Helen Grime20140815

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain

Alice Coote, the Hallé and Sir Mark Elder at the BBC Proms last Saturday in music inspired by the sea: Berlioz, Elgar, Beethoven, and the London premiere of a work by Helen Grime.

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall

Berlioz: Overture 'Le corsaire'

Elgar: Sea Pictures

Helen Grime: Near Midnight (London premiere)

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

Alice Coote (Mezzo)

Hallé

Sir Mark Elder (Conductor)

The sea lies the centre of this concert from Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé. The sunshine glitters on the waves of Berlioz's swashbuckling overture Le corsaire, written while the composer was holidaying in Nice.

A celebrated Elgar champion, Elder is joined by British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote for Sea Pictures, Elgar's only orchestral song-cycle, which ebbs and flows evocatively as it explores the fascination and fear inspired by the sea. While Helen Grime's Near Midnight explores a nocturnal theme, Beethoven created a storm of human drama in his 'Eroica' Symphony - a stirring musical meditation on heroism and valour.

First broadcast 9th August 2014.

AO3Prom 33: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain20140818

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Edward Gardner at the BBC Proms in music by Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, and Prokofiev's First Piano Concerto, with Louis Schwizgebel.

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 version)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Sonance Severance 2000

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra

Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Edward Gardner (conductor)

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain makes its annual visit to the Proms with a fiery and virtuosic programme of 20th-century orchestral showpieces, conducted by Proms regular Edward Gardner.

A Russian first half sees BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel take the lead in Prokofiev's youthful First Piano Concerto. Written while the composer was still a student, it brims with the same audacious energy that pulses through Stravinsky's great ballet Petrushka. Lutoslawski's vivacious Concerto for Orchestra closes the evening with still more primary-coloured, folkloric brilliance and drama.

First broadcast 10th August.

AO3Prom 34: Strauss, Mozart And Nielsen20140819

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård recorded last week at the BBC Proms with music by Richard Strauss, including his Burleske with pianist Francesco Piemontesi, and Nielsen's Fifth Symphony.

Presented by Christopher Cook at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op 24

Richard Strauss: Burleske

Mozart: Rondo in A major for piano and orchestra, K386

Nielsen: Symphony No. 5

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Søndergård (conductor)

In the first of his two concerts with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård directs Nielsen's Fifth Symphony, shaped by the conflicts and oppositions of the First World War and touching on a bleak nostalgia that is also at the core of Strauss's tone poem Death and Transfiguration - a musical dramatisation of the roaming thoughts of a dying artist. Profundity is balanced by virtuosity in the 'complicated nonsense' of Strauss's youthful Burleske and Mozart's sunny Rondo in A major, both featuring former New Generation Artist Francesco Piemontesi.

First broadcast 11th August 2014.

AO3Prom 35: Sibelius, Walton, Peter Maxwell Davies20140821

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The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thomas Søndergård live at the BBC Proms with music by Sibelius, Peter Maxwell Davies and James Ehnes plays the Walton Violin Concerto.

Presented by Christopher Cook at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Caroline Mathilde - suite from Act 2

Walton: Violin Concerto

Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major

Mary Bevan (soprano)

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano) (Proms debut artist & New Generation Artist)

James Ehnes (violin)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Søndergård (conductor)

Commissioned by Jascha Heifetz, Walton's concerto extended the possibilities of what could be achieved on the violin, while at the same time maintaining a striking intimacy and emotional directness. Thomas Søndergård and BBC NOW open with a suite from Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's ballet Caroline Mathilde, in which the English princess is sent to an unhappy marriage in Denmark. Caroline Mathilde was written for The Danish Royal Ballet and premiered in 1991 in Copenhagen, with tonight's conductor playing percussion at the back of the orchestra in the pit. Sibelius had a painting of a flight of swans hung on the wall of his study, and these birds inspired the two great orchestral canvases in this concert - in the majestic 'swan theme' which appears at the culmination of his Fifth symphony, and in a more serene and mystical way in the Swan of Tuonela.

First broadcast 12th August 2014.

AO3Prom 36: Vaughan Williams and Alwyn20140822

AO3Prom 36: Vaughan Williams and Alwyn20140822

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The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo at the BBC Proms 2014. Music by Vaughan Williams, including The Lark Ascending with soloist Janine Jansen, and by William Alwyn.

Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Vaughan Williams: The Wasps - overture

Alwyn: Symphony No. 1

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Vaughan Williams: Job: A Masque for Dancing

Janine Jansen (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Following his thrilling performance of A Sea Symphony at last year's First Night of the Proms, Sakari Oramo - a longtime champion of English music - returns with more Vaughan Williams. Ahead of her Last Night appearance, violinist Janine Jansen joins Oramo for that quintessentially English work The Lark Ascending, its dreamy pastoralism balanced by the jaunty charm and vigour of The Wasps overture. Job continues this season's thread of great 20th-century ballet scores, while William Alwyn's rarely heard First Symphony adds to the evening's nostalgia with the endless melody of its slow movement.

First broadcast 13th August 2014.

AO3Prom 39: Strauss, Rameau, Mozart And Bernard Rands20140826

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Markus Stenz recorded earlier this month at the BBC Proms in an eclectic mix of music climaxing with Strauss's heroic tone poem Ein Heldenleben.

Presented by Tom Service at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Markus Stenz conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in an eclectic mix of music climaxing with Strauss's heroic tone poem Ein Heldenleben

Rameau: Les Indes galantes - suite

Bernard Rands: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (UK premiere)

Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, K16

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Jonathan Biss (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Markus Stenz (conductor)

Markus Stenz is a conductor with a far-reaching and wide-ranging musical appetite, and this Prom embodies his searching musical personality as he conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in an eclectic mix of music ranging from the early 18th century to the present day.

The first half juxtaposes music from a master of the French baroque, Rameau's Les Indes galantes, with a colourful work by the Anglo-American composer Bernard Rands. His Piano Concerto is heard for the first time in the UK, played by former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Jonathan Biss.

The second half begins with the elegant classicism of Mozart's first numbered symphony. And - as the BBC Proms continues to mark the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss's birth - reaches a suitably heroic climax, with that composer's vibrant tone poem Ein Heldenleben.

First broadcast 15th August 2014.

AO3Prom 40: Bernard Haitink And The London Symphony Orchestra20140827

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Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra recorded earlier this month at the BBC Proms in symphonies by Schubert and Mahler

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major

Camilla Tilling (soprano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

The London Symphony Orchestra returns to the Proms, joined by noted Mahlerian Bernard Haitink, for the composer?s Fourth Symphony. Opening with one of Mahler's most charming melodies, lit by sleigh-bells, it closes with a song offering a child's-eye view of heaven, delivered here by soprano Camilla Tilling.

Famously described as a 'pearl of great price', Schubert's Fifth Symphony presents Classical perfection on a miniature scale. This compact symphony glows with melody and is as light on its feet as anything the composer ever wrote.

First broadcast 16th August 2014.

AO3Prom 42: Lest We Forget20140828

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Andrew Manze conducts the BBC SSO in music from WW1 including Vaughan Williams 'Pastoral' Third Symphony. Recorded earlier this month at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Stephan: Music for Orchestra (1912)

Kelly: Elegy for strings, in memoriam Rupert Brooke

Butterworth: Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad'

Vaughan Williams: Pastoral Symphony

Allan Clayton (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Manze (conductor)

The BBC Proms continues to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 with a concert of musical imaginations shattered by the Great War.

Rudi Stephan was born in 1887, and by 1912 his Music for Orchestra seemed to promise a great deal in its mysterious and expressionistic textures. In 1915 he was killed by a shot from a Russian soldier.

Frederick Kelly was a talented musician and Olympic rower. His heartfelt Elegy for Strings is a tribute to poet Rupert Brooke with whom he served at Gallipoli. Kelly was killed in the last days of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. George Butterworth, who is best remembered for his settings of EA Housman's poems A Shropshire Lad, died from a shot in the head during that same battle. His nostalgic songs are performed this evening by Roderick Williams.

And the pastoral fields of Vaughan Williams's Third Symphony are not the rolling hills of England, but those of France, where the composer served in the Royal Army Medical Corps. The rhapsodic symphony, with the wordless voice of tenor Allan Clayton, is performed by Andrew Manze and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and follows their dazzling performance of Symphonies 4, 5 and 6 at the BBC Proms in 2012.

First broadcast 17th August 2014.

AO3Prom 43: Rachmaninov, Stravinsky And Tchaikovsky20140829

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Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs in an all-Russian programme, including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, recorded earlier this month at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Katie Derham at the Royal Albert Hall, London

The concert opens with Stravinsky's fizzing Scherzo fantastique, and includes his neo-classical Violin Concerto - Baiba Skride is the soloist. The BBC Symphony Chorus and Crouch End Chorus and soloists join for Rachmaninov's choral symphony, The Bells, chiming the journey from birth to death. And the concert ends with Tchaikovsky celebrating the defeat of Napoleon in spectacular style!

Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique

Rachmaninov: The Bells Op. 35

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D major

Tchaikovsky: Overture '1812' Op. 49

Baiba Skride (violin)

Albina Shagimuratova (soprano)

Stuart Skelton (tenor)

Mikhail Petrenko (baritone)

Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner (conductor)

First broadcast 18th August 2014.

AO3Prom 43: Rachmaninov, Stravinsky And Tchaikovsky20140829

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs in an all-Russian programme, including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, recorded earlier this month at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Katie Derham at the Royal Albert Hall, London

The concert opens with Stravinsky's fizzing Scherzo fantastique, and includes his neo-classical Violin Concerto - Baiba Skride is the soloist. The BBC Symphony Chorus and Crouch End Chorus and soloists join for Rachmaninov's choral symphony, The Bells, chiming the journey from birth to death. And the concert ends with Tchaikovsky celebrating the defeat of Napoleon in spectacular style!

Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique

Rachmaninov: The Bells Op. 35

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D major

Tchaikovsky: Overture '1812' Op. 49

Baiba Skride (violin)

Albina Shagimuratova (soprano)

Stuart Skelton (tenor)

Mikhail Petrenko (baritone)

Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner (conductor)

First broadcast 18th August 2014.

AO3Prom 46: Daniel Barenboim And The West-eastern Divan Orchestra20140901

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West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim recorded last month at the BBC Proms with music by Mozart, Ravel and two Middle-East composers: Israeli, Ayal Adler and Syrian-born Kareem Roustom.

Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro - overture

Kareem Roustom: Ramal (UK premiere)

Ayal Adler: Resonating Sounds (UK premiere)

8.30pm

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte

Ravel: Boléro

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim return to the BBC Proms with Spanish-infused repertoire, starting with music by Mozart - the overture to his opera The Marriage of Figaro, set in Seville. It's followed by the UK premiere of two compositions by Middle-Eastern composers: Israeli, Ayal Adler and Syrian-born Kareem Roustom. And then it's time for some more Iberian flavours with Ravel's music: his Rapsodie espagnole and Alborada del gracioso, followed by an orchestral version of his Pavane pour une infante défunte and finishing with the mesmerising rhythms of his Bolero.

First broadcast 20th August 2014.

AO3Prom 47: Britten - War Requiem20140902

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The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons recorded last month at the BBC Proms in Benjamin Britten's great musical protest at 'the pity of War' - his heartfelt and passionate War Requiem.

Presented by Suzy Klein at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Britten: War Requiem

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Toby Spence (tenor)

Hanno Müller-Brachmann (baritone)

BBC Proms Youth Choir

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Andris Nelsons (conductor)

Marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1, a Proms performance of the greatest musical piece of anti-war polemic ever composed. Britten's magisterial oratorio was first heard in 1962, performed in a Coventry Cathedral newly-opened after its medieval predecessor had been destroyed by the bombs of WW2. Subtly interleaving the Latin text of the Requiem Mass with the war poems of Wilfred Owen, the 'War Requiem' stands both as one of Britten's most passionate and heartfelt works and a devastating portrayal of what Owen called 'the pity of War'.

First broadcast 21st August 2014.

AO3Prom 48: Classical Tectonics20140904

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The Iceland Symphony Orchestra make their BBC Proms debut with conductor Ilan Volkov performing music by Tómasson, Schumann, Leifs and Beethoven.

Presented by Tom Service at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Haukur Tómasson: Magma (UK premiere)

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54

Leifs: Geysir

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67

Jonathan Biss (piano)

Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

The Iceland Symphony Orchestra make their BBC Proms debut led by Music Director, the Israeli conductor Ilan Volkov. Together they bring works from two major Icelandic composers, both inspired by the power and drama of their native country's geology. There's a slow-growing, primal force to Leifs's Geysir that balances the shifting tectonics of Tómasson's Magma. Virtuoso American pianist Jonathan Biss makes his second appearance this season with Schumann's Piano Concerto, and the concert closes with another central piece in the Classical repertoire: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

First broadcast 22nd August 2014.

AO3Prom 49: Russian Fairy Tales20140905

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The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo at the BBC Proms last month. Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, atmospheric Szymanowski songs and Ravel's Mother Goose ballet.

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Ravel: Mother Goose - ballet

Jukka Tiensuu: Voice verser (UK premiere)

Szymanowski: Songs of a Fairytale Princess (with three additional songs orchestrated by Sakari Oramo - UK premiere)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Anu Komsi (soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Princes, princesses, sailors, a sultan, Tom Thumb and the Sleeping Beauty form some of the cast of this concert based around story-telling. The BBC Symphony Orchestra is joined by soprano Anu Komsi for Szymanowski's Songs of a Fairytale Princess, and Jukka Tiensuu's Voice Verser, a virtuosic challenge for its singer. In Ravel's Mother Goose and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade it's the orchestra that turns storyteller.

First broadcast 23rd August 2014.

AO3Prom 5: Beethoven, Dvorak and Strauss20140722

AO3Prom 5: Beethoven, Dvorak and Strauss20140722

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A second chance to hear last night's Prom featuring violinist Julia Fischer and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra under conductor David Zinman. A vivid journey across Central Europe includes music by Beethoven, Dvorak and Strauss.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch at the Royal Albert Hall

R Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks)

Dvorák: Violin Concerto in A minor

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

Julia Fischer (violin)

Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra

David Zinman (conductor)

From the pastoral landscapes of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 to the vibrant folk scenes of Strauss's tone-poem Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks and Dvorák's Violin Concerto with soloist Julia Fischer, tonight's Prom takes a vivid journey across Central Europe. Celebrated Straussian David Zinman appears in his final concert as Chief Conductor of Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra, stepping down after almost 20 years.

First broadcast 21st July 2014.

AO3Prom 50: Dvorak, Beethoven and Janacek20140908

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The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Jirí Belohlávek live at the BBC Proms with music by Janacek, Beethoven and Dvorak.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Janacek: From the House of the Dead - overture

Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor

Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A major

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

The evening opens with the authentic Czech soundscape of Janácek, in the overture from his final opera From the House of the Dead. Recent recordings of the Elgar and Dvorák cello concertos have propelled young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein into a fully fledged musical star. She makes her second visit to the Proms with the Dvorák - one of the great Romantic concertos. The composer sets his soloist against an unusually prominent orchestra, here the forces of the Czech Philharmonic, returning under Chief Conductor Jirí Belohlávek. After the interval Belohlávek directs Beethoven's 'apotheosis of the dance' - Wagner's expression referring to the rhythmic verve of the Seventh Symphony.

First broadcast 24th August 2014.

AO3Prom 51: Dvorak, Grieg, Bax And Bill Whelan20140909

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The Ulster Orchestra and Jac Van Steen recorded last month at the BBC Proms in a programme bursting with dance rhythms and colour.

Presented by Katie Derham at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 46 No. 1

Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2

Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op. 46 No. 8

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

Bax: Roscatha

Bill Whelan: Riverdance: A Symphonic Suite (UK premiere)

Zhang Zuo (piano)

Ulster Orchestra

Jac Van Steen (conductor)

A trio of Dvorák's colourful, folk-inspired Slavonic Dances opens the concert and Grieg's Piano Concerto, with its lively dance-themed finale and Norwegian folk echoes, continues the mood; the soloist is BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Zhang Zuo, making her Proms debut.

The concert ends in the Ulster Orchestra's Irish musical heartland with Bax's tone-poem Roscatha and Bill Whelan's new Riverdance suite - adapted from his music for the ever-popular stage show.

First broadcast 25th August 2014.

AO3Prom 52: Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra20140911

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The Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, recorded last month at the BBC Proms, with a popular programme of Strauss, Brahms and Schubert favourites.

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

Brahms (orch. I. Fischer): Hungarian Dance No. 14 in D minor; Hungarian Dance No. 7 in A major; Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D major

Mozart: March in D major, K335/1

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

Josef Strauss: Sphären-Klänge - waltz

Johann Strauss II: Vergnügungszug - polka

Dvorák: Legend in B flat minor, Op. 59 No. 10

Johann Strauss II: By the Beautiful Blue Danube - waltz

Johann StraussII: Bandits' Galop

Kodály: Dances of Galánta

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer (conductor)

The Budapest Festival Orchestra returns to the Proms with a programme of orchestral showpieces. Sparkling Strauss dances are matched by a selection of Brahms's colourful Hungarian Dances, and Kodály's sweeping Dances of Galánta are balanced by the crisp Classical textures of Mozart's March in D major. At the centre is Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony, with its mood-swings and elusive harmonies.

First broadcast 25th August 2014.

AO3Prom 53: Brahms Night20140912

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The Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Iván Fischer, play Symphonies Nos 3 and 4 by Brahms. Recorded last month at the BBC Proms.

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

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer (conductor)

The second of two concerts by Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra launches the Proms series of Brahms's symphonies. While the intimate, autumnal Third was inspired by a visit to the Rhine in 1883, the noble stature of the Fourth was dismissed by the composer as 'a few entr'actes and polkas which I happened to have lying about', despite it containing one of the most richly lyrical slow movements Brahms ever wrote.

First broadcast 26th August 2014.

AO3Prom 54: Beethoven - Missa Solemnis20140903

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The Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner in a performance of Beethoven's great Missa solemnis recorded last Tuesday at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Beethoven: Missa solemnis

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)

Michael Spyres (tenor)

Matthew Rose (bass)

Monteverdi Choir

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Monteverdi Choir returns to the Proms with its founder-conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner for one of the greatest of all choral works - Beethoven's mighty setting of the Mass. It's a work the choir has performed throughout its history, and has made two acclaimed recordings of. The unique atmosphere of a Late Night Prom is the perfect setting for this tumultuous spiritual journey, in which we are invited to acknowledge doubt and search for redemption.

First broadcast 26th August 2014.

AO3Prom 57: Mahler - Symphony No 2 (resurrection)20140910

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The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding live at the BBC Proms, in a performance of Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

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

Kate Royal (soprano)

Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano)

Swedish Radio Choir

Philharmonia Chorus

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Harding (conductor)

In a symphony that took over six years to complete, Mahler wrestles with the essential questions of all humanity. Birth, death and the fragile stages in between are the subject of this grand musical exploration that culminates in a glowing, transcendent choral finale.

At the head of tonight's huge musical forces is Daniel Harding. Following his two Proms performances last year, he appears for the first time as Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is joined by soloists Christianne Stotijn and Kate Royal, who also sang the role of the Marschallin in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier earlier in this Proms festival.

First broadcast 29th August 2014.

AO3Prom 7: Shostakovich, Bartok and Tavener20140724

AO3Prom 7: Shostakovich, Bartok and Tavener20140724

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The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jirí Belohlávek at last night's BBC Proms. Shostakovich's 10th Symphony, Isabelle Faust in Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto and a John Tavener premiere.

Presented by Penny Gore at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Tavener: Gnosis (BBC commission; world premiere)

Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Michael Cox (alto flute)

Isabelle Faust (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jirí Belohlávek (conductor)

Isabelle Faust's association with Bartók extends back to her very first recording. Now, fresh from an acclaimed disc of both the composer's violin concertos, she joins the BBC SO and Conductor Laureate Jirí Belohlávek for Bartók's Second Violin Concerto. Written under the threat of Fascism, it's a passionate national statement, lively with folk rhythms.

By the early 1950s and Shostakovich's 10th Symphony, threat had become reality. This violent, despairing work paints a vivid portrait of the horrors of Stalin's Russia. The evening opened with the first of two posthumous premieres this season from the late John Tavener - some of the last works from England's great musical mystic. Gnosis, written for mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly with solo alto flute, strings and percussion.

First broadcast 23rd July 2014.

AO3Prom 9: Brahms and Janacek20140725

AO3Prom 9: Brahms and Janacek20140725

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Last night's BBC Prom when the London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra and Valery Gergiev performed Janacek's Glagolitic Mass. And before that, Barry Douglas joined the LSO for Brahms's First Piano Concerto.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor

with Barry Douglas (piano)

Janácek: Glagolitic Mass (original version, reconstr. P. Wingfield)

Mlada Khudoley (soprano)

Yulia Matochkina (mezzo-soprano)

Mikhail Vekua (tenor)

Yuri Vorobiev (bass)

Thomas Trotter (organ)

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev (conductor)

One of choral music's greatest works, Janácek's Glagolitic Mass is a passionate outpouring of love for the world of nature. By contrast, conflict is to the fore in Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1, a work that distils the drama of the composer's relationship with Schumann and his wife Clara. Valery Gergiev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, with soloist Barry Douglas.

First broadcast 24th July 2014.

AO3Psm 01: Armonia Atenea - Greek Myths20140813

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Greek ensemble Armonia Atenea and George Petrou, recorded on 2nd August at the BBC Proms with music from Baroque operas with appropriately classical storylines.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill from Cadogan Hall, London

Handel: Alessandro - overture

Handel: Arianna in Creta - 'Se nel bosco'

Hasse: Artemisia - sinfonia

Paisiello: Olimpiade - 'E mi lasci così?'...'Ne' giorni tuoi felici'

Lully: Phaeton - suite

Vivaldi: Giustino - 'Vedrò con mio diletto'

Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice - Dance of the Blessed Spirits; Dance of the Furies

Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide - 'Ma fille, Jupiter'

Paisiello: Olimpiade - 'Sciogli, oh Dio! le sue catene'

Myrsini Margariti (soprano)

Irini Karaianni (mezzo soprano)

Armonia Atenea

George Petrou (conductor)

The first Greek orchestra ever to appear at the Proms, Armonia Atenea is joined by its Artistic Director George Petrou to present a programme with an appropriately classical flavour. Greek myths form the thread through a Baroque labyrinth of arias and overtures from French, German and Italian operas, including Gluck's Orphée, Handel's Arianna in Creta and Lully's Phaeton. Furies rage, sons defy their fathers and heroines bewail their fate in what promises to be a concert of high drama.

First broadcast 2nd August 2014.

AO3Psm 02: Lapland Chamber Orchestra20140820

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John Storgårds and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra, recorded on last week at the BBC Proms, with music including Harrison Birtwistle's concerto Endless Parade with trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger.

Presented by Clemency Burton Hill at Cadogan Hall, London

CPE Bach: Symphony in B minor, 'Hamburg'

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Endless Parade

Honegger: Pastorale d'été

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Sinfonia

Sibelius: Rakastava

Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)

Lapland Chamber Orchestra

John Storgårds (Conductor)

John Storgårds directs his Lapland Chamber Orchestra - the most northerly professional orchestra in the EU - making its Proms debut.

Contemporary music forms a key role in the ensemble's work, and here the group celebrates the 80th birthdays of two major British composers - Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger is the soloist in Birtwistle's concerto Endless Parade, whose dark, maze-like landscape is matched by the languorous vistas of Honegger.

The anniversary celebrations of CPE Bach continue with the spiky, brooding textures of his Symphony in B minor.

First broadcast 9th August 2014.