Proms Plus Intro - 2013

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Introduction To Das Rheingold20130722

Recorded at the Royal College of Music, London

Sara Mohr-Pietsch begins her inquiry into Wagner's Ring Cycle, with Nicholas Baragwanath and Mike Ashman joining her to discuss the background to Das Rheingold.

Introduction To Die Walkure20130723

Sara Mohr-Pietsch continues her survey of Wagner's Ring Cycle, with Elaine Padmore and Patrick Carnegie joining her for an introduction to Die Walküre.

Recorded at the Royal College of Music, London.

Introduction To Gotterdammerung20130728

(part of Wagner 200)

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by opera historian Sarah Lenton and writer and critic Philip Hensher for an introduction to tonight's opera, Götterdämmerung, the fourth and last in Wagner's Ring cycle.

Recorded earlier today at the Royal College of Music.

Introduction To Parsifal20130825

Martin Handley talks to Stephen Fry and Stephen Johnson about Wagner's epic and final opera, Parsifal.

Introduction To Siegfried20130726

Wagner 200

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Mark Berry, from Royal Holloway, University of London, and the BBC's Paul Mason, for an introduction to the third opera in Wagner's Ring cycle, Siegfried.

Recorded earlier today at the Royal College of Music.

Introduction To Tannhauser20130804

Wagner 200

James Jolly discusses Wagner's Tannhäuser with Peggy Reynolds and Simon Rees. Recorded earlier this evening at the Proms Plus event in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall of the Royal College of Music.

Mozart And Vienna20130730

Nicholas Till and Richard Wigmore join James Jolly to explore Mozart's Vienna, seat of the Hapsburgs, administrative capital of a growing empire and centre of the musical world.

It was less than a century before Mozart's birth that the Viennese and their allies drove the Turks from the gates of Vienna and pushed south creating a large empire. By the time Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven were walking its streets it had become a vibrant cosmopolitan city where the aristocracy lived in close proximity to the lower classes and catholic German speakers rubbed shoulders with immigrants from across the empire. With the ideas of the enlightenment being discussed in every coffee house and a population with money to spend, the scene was set for the composer of The Marriage of Figaro, Die Entfuhrung and The Magic Flute to entertain them.

Recorded earlier this evening at the Royal College of Music.