Proms Artist Focus

Episodes

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20070723

A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. James Ehnes begins the programme with excerpts from Paganini's Caprices for solo violin, Op 1. With Ian Skelly.

20070724

A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. James Ehnes begins with Kreisler's Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani. With Ian Skelly.

20070726

A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. James Ehnes begins the programme with Chausson's Poeme, Op 25. With Ian Skelly.

20070730

With Jonathan Swain. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. Anne Sofie von Otter begins the programme with songs by Schumann.

20070801

With Jonathan Swain. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. Anne Sofie von Otter sings Strauss's The Presentation of the Rose from Der Rosenkavalier.

20070802

With Jonathan Swain. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. Anne Sofie von Otter begins with Elgar's Angel's Farewell from The Dream of Gerontius.

20070806

With Ian Skelly.
A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way.
Masaaki Suzuki directs Bach Collegium Japan in Bach's cantata Es ist ein trotzig und verzagt Ding. With soprano Yukari Nonoshita, countertenor Robin Blaze and bass Peter Kooij.

20070808

With Ian Skelly. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. Masaaki Suzuki wears his harpsichord hat, playing Bach's Italian Concerto, BWV971.

20070809

With Ian Skelly.
A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way.
Masaaki Suzuki plays Sweelinck's Echo Fantasia in C on the 2002 Marc Garnier organ of Shinko-Kyokai, Kobe.

20070813

With Jonathan Swain.

A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way.

Tenor Philip Langridge sings an aria from Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito in a performance conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

20070814

With Jonathan Swain. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. Tenor Philip Langridge performs songs by Schubert with pianist Graham Johnson.

20070815

With Jonathan Swain.
A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way.
Tenor Philip Langridge sings the title role in Britten's Peter Grimes, in a recording conducted by Richard Hickox.

20070820

With Alexandra Wilson. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. The programme begins with pianist Olli Mustonen performing Balakirev's Islamey.

20070821

With Alexandra Wilson. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. Pianist Olli Mustonen performs Preludes and Fugues by Bach and Shostakovich.

20070822

With Alexandra Wilson.
A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way.
Pianist Olli Mustonen and cellist Steven Isserlis perform Messiaen's Louange a l'eternite de Jesus (Quartet for the End of Time).

20070823

With Alexandra Wilson. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. Pianist Olli Mustonen performs Beethoven's Variations in C minor.

20070827

With John Shea. A sequence of music with a Proms performer leading the way. Valery Gergiev conducts the World Orchestra for Peace in Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

20070828

With John Shea. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. Valery Gergiev conducts the Kirov Orchestra in the Prelude to Mussorgsky's opera Khovanshchina.

20070830

With John Shea. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way. Valery Gergiev conducts the Kirov Orchestra in the Prelude to Verdi's La forza del destino.

20070904

With John Shea. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way.
Daniel Barenboim first appeared at the Bayreuth Festival in 1981 and soon became a favourite there with audiences and critics.
Wagner: Die Walkure (excerpts)
Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

20070905

With John Shea. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way.
Excerpts from a concert celebrating pianist Daniel Barenboim's 50 years on the concert stage, released on DVD in 2004.
Schumann: Des Abends; Aufschwung (Fantasiestucke, Op 12).

20070906

With John Shea. A sequence of music with a featured Proms performer leading the way.
Daniel Barenboim performs with his late wife, cellist Jacqueline Du Pre.
Beethoven: Variations in E flat, Op 44
Pinchas Zukerman (violin)
Jacqueline Du Pre (cello)
Daniel Barenboim (piano).

20080728

The featured artists are the vocal ensemble I Fagiolini, who perform music by a selection of British Renaissance composers including Thomas Morley, Thomas Weelkes and John Bennett.

20080729

The featured artists are the vocal ensemble I Fagiolini, who are heard in music by William Byrd

20080731

The featured artists are the vocal ensemble I Fagiolini, who are heard in a selection of Italian music, including Gabrieli and Monteverdi.

20080804

Featuring Gramophone magazine 2008's artist of the year, violinist Julia Fischer, who is heard in a selection of music by Bach.

20080806

The featured artist is violinist Julia Fischer, who is heard in a selection of music by Mendelssohn.

20080807

The featured artist is violinist Julia Fischer, who is heard in a selection of music by Mozart.

20080811

Featuring Paul Hillier, founder of both the Hilliard Ensemble and Theatre of Voices. Including music by Palestrina.

20080813

Featuring Paul Hillier, conductor, singer and founder of the Hilliard Ensemble. He also established the vocal group the Theatre of Voices, who appear in the programme.

20080818

The featured Proms artist is mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager, who is heard in songs by Mahler.

20080819

The featured Proms performer is mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirschlager, who is heard in music by Bach.

20080820

The featured Proms performer is mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager, who is heard in music by Handel.

20080821

The featured Proms performer is mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager, who is heard in music including songs by Korngold.

20080825

The featured Proms performer is Chinese pianist Lang Lang, who is heard in a selection of music including Scriabin's Etudes, Op 8.

20080828

The featured Proms performer is Chinese pianist Lang Lang, who is heard in a selection of music including Erik Satie's Gnossienne No 1.

20080902

Featuring the Berlin Philharmonic, who are heard in performances conducted by Simon Rattle

20080903

Featuring the Berlin Philharmonic, who are heard in performances conducted by Herbert Von Karajan.

20080908

Ahead of his appearance as conductor of the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, the featured artist is Roger Norrington, who conducts music by Mozart.

20080909

Ahead of his appearance as conductor of the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, the featured artist is Roger Norrington, who conducts music by Vaughan Williams.

Roger Norrington20080910

Ahead of his appearance as conductor of the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, the featured artist is Roger Norrington, who conducts music by Purcell.

Roger Norrington20080911

Ahead of his appearance as conductor of the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, the featured artist is Roger Norrington, who conducts music by Beethoven.