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Prom 41 - Edward Gardner conducts Elgar & Vaughan Williams archivePart of the BBC Proms. War casts its long shadow over this Prom given by Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - part of this season's musical survey suggested by the centenary of the end of the First World War. A precursor to Britten's War Requiem (see Prom 72), Vaughan Williams's cantata Dona nobis pacem is a heartbreakingly beautiful exploration of the violence of war, its expansive lyricism a natural foil for the compressed drama of Lili Boulanger's choral miniature Pour les fun?railles d'un soldat. Elgar's much-loved Cello Concerto, composed in the wake of the conflict, completes this emotive concert, with French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras as soloist.
Performers Sophie Bevan (soprano), Neal Davies (bass-baritone), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello).
Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Edward Gardner.

Prom 41 - Edward Gardner conducts Elgar & Vaughan Williams

Prom 41 - Edward Gardner conducts Elgar & Vaughan Williams (Concert) production archive for QTIX code T0947705067. Details of all Prom 41 - Edward Gardner conducts Elgar & Vaughan Williams archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5972

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12 Aug 18The Royal Albert Hall
Inner London
Greater London

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