Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra II - T0934534217The second concert from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Proms founder conductor Henry Wood. A passionate champion of new music, Wood gave the UK premieres of many major works featured this season, including both Sibelius's turbulent Symphony No. 1 and Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto - played here by Georgian soloist Lisa Batiashvili - whose initial simplicity and directness give way to spiky virtuosity in the finale. The concert closes in Vienna, with the waltz-filled and lushly orchestrated suite from Richard Strauss's popular opera Der Rosenkavalier.Performer Lisa Batiashvili (violin). Company Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Mariss Jansons.
|31 Jul 19||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Parry, Vaughan Williams & Holst - T01128371367As well as being the composer of that Last Night favourite, Jerusalem, Hubert Parry (died 1918) was in many ways the father of contemporary English music, teaching both Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. Tonight's celebration of his legacy features Parry's own hope-filled Fifth Symphony alongside Vaughan Williams's elegiac The Lark Ascending and two memorials inspired by the First World War: Holst's Ode to Death and Vaughan Williams's Pastoral Symphony.Performer Tai Murray (violin). Performer Francesca Chiejina (soprano). Performer Ashley Riches (bass-baritone). Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Martyn Brabbins.
|27 Jul 18||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Tchaikovsky's Pathetique - T01423499919Life and death collide in a Prom that explores what lies beyond human existence. Tchaikovsky's passionate final symphony dares to face death with hope, while Mark Simpson's critically acclaimed The Immortal takes inspiration from Victorian seances.Performer Christopher Purves (baritone). Company London Voices. Company Crouch End Festival Chorus. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Juanjo Mena.
|27 Jul 17||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Roger Norrington conducts Berlioz, Beethoven and Brahms - T01617412627New sounds always emerge from Sir Roger Norrington's historically informed adventures with his old friends from Stuttgart. Tonight he turns his attention to the joyous overture from Berlioz's Shakespearean comedy Beatrice and Benedict and two works central to the Austro-German tradition: Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto and Brahms's First Symphony.Performer Robert Levin (piano). Company Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR). Conductor Roger Norrington (Sir).
|28 Jul 16||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Halle - Debussy, Vaughan Williams and Elgar - T01723045003Sir Mark Elder and the Hall? champion Vaughan Williams's neglected oratorio Sancta civitas - an ecstatic vision of post-apocalyptic salvation. It's a piece made for the huge space of the Royal Albert Hall, where its heavenly trumpets and choirs can swell to full force. Described by Elgar's wife as ?vast in design and supremely beautiful', his Second Symphony took a while to win public affection, but is now almost as cherished as Debussy's evocative tone-poem depicting the lascivious thoughts of a sleepy faun - a work the composer Pierre Boulez has hailed as signalling the beginning of modern music. Finish time approx 21:30Performer Robin Tritschler (tenor). Performer Iain Paterson (baritone). Company Halle Youth Choir. Company Trinity Boys Choir. Company Halle Choir. Company London Philharmonic Choir. Company Halle. Conductor Mark Elder.
|30 Jul 15||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Rameau - Grands Motets - T962131976In its second Proms appearance this year, the Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants returns at full strength with its conductor William Christie. While its earlier Proms Chamber Music concert marked 250 years since Rameau's death with the composer's small-scale chamber works, in this Late Night Prom the Royal Albert Hall is transformed into the gilded splendour of the Chapel Royalin Versailles, combining choir, orchestra and soloists for Rameau's grands motets. Most celebrated for his theatrical works, here Rameau proves his skill at sacred drama. Exuberant choruses give way to the meditative lyricism of solo movements, chromatic embellishments keeping the music constantly poised between joy and sadness. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 23:15Performer Rachel Redmond (soprano). Performer Katherine Watson (soprano). Performer Reinoud Van Mechelen (high tenor). Performer Cyril Auvity (tenor). Performer Marc Mauillon (baritone). Performer Cyril Costanzo (bass). Company Les Arts Florrisants. Conductor William Christie.
|29 Jul 14||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Apotheosis of the Dance - T0970862807The world premiere of John McCabe's BBC commission Joybox opens a concert of music inspired by or written for dance, from the Bohemian stamp and whirl of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony to the slow-burning ostinato of Ravel's Bol?ro. Mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz joins 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. Finish time: approx. 21:55Performer Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Juanjo Mena.
|25 Jul 13||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Beethoven & Boulez - T679776018After Beethoven's Quintet for piano and winds, written soon after his arrival in Vienna, Pierre Boulez himself directs his breakthrough piece, Le marteau sans ma?tre (?The Hammer without a Master'), arguably the single most influential composition of the 1950s. By interlocking settings of three poems by the Surrealist poet Rene Char with commentaries from specific sub-groups of its ensemble, Boulez established a new kind of rapport between text and music through unsuspected continuities of timbre - a labyrinth of exotic sound at once tightly organised and delirious. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 23:30Performer Hilary Summers (mezzo soprano). Company West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor Pierre Boulez.
|26 Jul 12||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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World Routes Academy - T1301603840The latest graduate of BBC Radio 3’s World Routes Academy young veena virtuoso Hari Sivanesan shares an evening with his mentor Aruna Sairam, widely regarded as the leading South Indian female vocalist of her generation. Finish time approx: 23:15
|27 Jul 11||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra - T01527677719Celebrating his 85th birthday this year, Sir Charles Mackerras presides over a late-night pairing of two composers who conjured luscious sounds for wind ensembles, and (as one of the leading interpreters of Czech music) teases out a Dvorak thread following the symphony of this evening's earlier Prom. Sir Charles brings members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra - of which is now Conductor Laureate, having served as Principal Guest Conductor from 1992 to 1995. His long association with the ensemble has produced acclaimed recordings of repertoire from Mozart operas to Brahms symphonies. Finish time: approx. 23:30Conductor Douglas Boyd. Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
|29 Jul 10||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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J.S. Bach:Motets - T868046316Even while Bach's great Passions languished unheard for almost a century after his death (until revived by Mendelssohn), his motets continued to be sung by the Leipzig choirs for which they were written. Few modern performers know Bach's music as intimately as Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his hand-picked ensemble and choir. There will be no interval. Approx. end time: 23:30Music J.S. Bach (Jesu Komm! BWV 229 - 10 mins). Music J.S. Bach (Furchte dich nicht BWV 228 - 10 mins). Music J.S. Bach (Jesu meine Frude BWV 227 - 22 mins). Music J.S. Bach (Singet dem Herm ein neues Lied BWV 225 - 18 mins). Company Monteverdi Choir. Company English Baroque (soloists). Conductor John Eliot Gardiner (Sir).
|28 Jul 09||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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World Music Celebration - T01748682977Approx .finish time 22:45Performer Mayra Andrade (Cape Verde). Performer Juldeh Camara (Gambia). Performer Justin Adams (UK). Performer Bassekou Kouyate (Mali). Performer Sa Dingding (China). Performer Son de la Frontera (Spain).
|30 Jul 08||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Richard Hickox. Performer Susan Gritton (soprano). Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo-soprano). Performer Mark Padmore (tenor). Performer James Gilchrist (tenor). Performer Matthew Rose (bass). Music Hummel (Alma virgo). Music Schubert (Mass in E flat major D950).|
|25 Jul 07||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Great Venetians - T1700739517Finish time approx. 23:45Conductor John Eliot Gardiner (Sir). Company His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Company Monteverdi Choir. Company English Baroque Soloists. Music Giovanni Gabrieli (Plaudite omnis terra a 12; Dulcis lesu patris imago). Music Monteverdi (Missa a 4 voci da cappella; Laetatus sum a 5). Music Cavalli (Salve regina a 3). Music Grandi. Music Rovetta. Music Rigatti. Music Rosenmuller.
|26 Jul 06||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Manchester Camerata. Conductor Douglas Boyd. Performer Kate Royal (soprano). Music Beethoven (The Creatures of Prometheus - overture). Music Tippett (Divertimento on Sellinger's Round). Music Mozart (Concert arias: Bella mia fiamma - Chi sa chi sa qual sia). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 8 in F major).|
|27 Jul 05||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Britten (Curlew River). Company Birmingham Opera Company. Performer Mark Wilde (The Madwoman). Performer Rodney Clarke (The Ferryman). Performer Iain Paterson (The Traveller). Performer Keel Watson (The Abbot). Company Birmingham Opera Company Chorus. Company Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Director Graham Vick.|
|28 Jul 04||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Anniversary of Her Majesty's Coronation - T0573533201Music The National Anthem. Music Walton (Coronation Te Deum). Music Elgar (Sea Pictures). Music Grainger (Molly on the Shore; Shepherd's Hey). Music Mark-Anthony Turnage (Momentum). Music Tippett (Dance Clarion Air). Music Bax (November Woods). Music Britten (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra). Performer Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo soprano). Company Choristers of Winchester Cathedral). Company Winchester College Quiristers. Company Members of Eton College Chapel Choir. Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).
|30 Jul 03||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir). Performer Louis Lortie (piano). Music Debussy (Prelude a L'apres-midi d'un faune). Music Mark-Anthony Turnage (Uninterrupted Sorrow - BBC commission: world premeire). Music Ravel (Piano Concerto for the Left Hand). Music Vaughan Williams (Job: A Masque for Dancing).|
|1 Aug 02||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Schoenberg (Variations for Orchestra Op 31). Music Rakhmaninov (Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor). Music Weill (Royal Palace - sung in German). Performer Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Performer Janice Watson (Dejanira). Performer Stephen Richardson (Husband). Performer Ashley Holland (Yesterday's Lover). Performer Timothy Robinson (Young Fisherman). Performer Clive Bayley (Old Fisherman). Performer Camilla Tilling (Off-Stage Voice). Company Apollo Voices. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).|
|2 Aug 01||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Bernstein (On the Waterfront - symphonic suite). Music Mahler (Kindertotenlieder). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 5 in D minor). Performer Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone). Company Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Yakov Kreizberg.|
|27 Jul 00||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Nielsen (Springtime on Funen). Music H K Gruber (Aerial - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Tobias (Two Sacred Choruses). Music Nielsen (Aladdin - suite). Performer Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet). Performer Lisa Milne (soprano). Performer Toby Spence (tenor). Performer Neal Davies (bass). Company Finchley Children's Music Group Philharmonia Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Neeme Jarvi.|
|29 Jul 99||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Martinu (Memorial to Lidice). Music Dvorak (Piano Concerto in G major). Music Janacek (Piano Sonata '1.x.1905'). Music Brahms (Symphony No 2 in D major). Performer Andras Schiff (piano). Conductor Jiri Belohlavek. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra.|
|30 Jul 98||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0658688220