Mahler & Britten - T1047639347Claudia Mahnke and Stuart Skelton are the soloists in Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. This sweeping orchestral song-cycle is a powerful, personal statement of loss, orchestrated with infinite variety and skill. It's paired with another mould-breaking work Britten's Piano Concerto. Premiered at the Proms in 1938 with the 24-year-old composer as soloist, the work is as much a celebration of orchestral texture as pianistic bravura, bursting with youthful energy and invention. Norwegian pianist and Proms regular Leif Ove Andsnes is the soloist.Performer Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Performer Claudia Mahnke (mezzo-soprano). Performer Stuart Skelton. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Edward Gardner.
|1 Aug 19||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2011441978
Currentzis conducts Beethoven - T2097390404This is Beethoven, but not as you know it. One of the boldest, most exhilarating new voices in classical music, Greek-Russian conductor Teodor Currentzis, and his period-instrument ensemble MusicAeterna are together ripping up the classical rulebook with thrilling, award-winning results. In the ensemble's hands a classic programme of Beethoven symphonies - the vivacious, 'smiling' Second and the emotionally charged Fifth - becomes something altogether more punk and provocative.Company MusicAeterna. Conductor Teodor Currentzis.
|28 Jul 18||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sirens and Scheherazade - T01461613508James Gaffigan and the BBC Symphony Orchestra take you on a journey from the exotic oceans of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade to the Siren-filled waters of Homer's Odyssey and the stormy seas of Korngold's stirring film score for The Sea Hawk.Performer Hannah Holgersson (soprano). Performer Ida Falk Winland (soprano). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor James Gaffigan.
|28 Jul 17||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2066343175
Mahler - Symphony No. 3 - T742035176On the shores of the Attersee in Upper Austria, the hut still stands in which Gustav Mahler set about creating one of the most overwhelming visions of nature in all art. The composer's Third Symphony harnessed the expanse that surrounded him. Horns bray and trombones growl in the face of nature's primeval power; human voices move from grief to hope before, as Mahler declared, 'nature in its totality rings and resounds'. In the 50th-anniversary year of his first appearance at the Proms, Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler's almighty nature symphony.Performer Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano). Company London Symphony Chorus (women's voices). Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink.
|29 Jul 16||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0232887837
Katia and Marielle Labeque - T01835480560Sisters Katia and Marielle Labeque perform Mozart's Concerto for two pianos as a complement to our focus on the composer's late piano concertos. Written in the 1770s for Mozart and his own sister ?Nannerl' to perform, it's a work that delights in the interplay of dialogue, with a slow movement that is a tender conversation between friends. Intimacy gives way to epic gestures in Shostakovich's sprawling ?Leningrad' Symphony - one of the giants of the symphonic repertoire, and a passionate musical testament to the 25 million Soviet citizens killed in the Second World War. Finish time approx 21:15Performer Katia Labeque (piano). Performer Marielle Labeque (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Semyon Bychkov.
|31 Jul 15||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mahler, Ravel & Sir Harrison Birtwistle - T1328435647The intense, contrasting moods of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 - the bitter solemnity of its funeral march, the violence of its second movement and the tenderness of the famous Adagietto - make this one of the great orchestral showpieces. In his Proms concerto debut, French pianist Alexandre Tharaud performs Ravel's atmospheric and virtuosic Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, and the concert opens with the first of several works at this year's Proms celebrating Sir Harrison Birtwistle's 80th birthday - an atmospheric plunge into mossy, melancholic darkness, lightened only by the call of birds. Finish time approx. 22:05Performer Alexandre Tharaud (piano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Juanjo Mena.
|30 Jul 14||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Wagner - Siegfried - T11745620Concert performance; sung in German. Daniel Barenboim's survey of Wagner's epic tetralogy reaches its third instalment, introducing the naive hero Siegfried. Lance Ryan sings the role of the dragon-slaying innocent who only learns fear when he falls in love with Br?nnhilde (Nina Stemme). There will be two intervals of 30 minutes. Finish time: approx. 22:20Music Wagner. Performer Lance Ryan (tenor - Siegfried). Performer Nina Stemme (soprano - Brunnhilde). Performer Terje Stensvold (baritone - Wanderer). Performer Peter Bronder (tenor - Mime). Performer Johannes Martin Kranzle (baritone - Alberich). Performer Eric Halfvarson (bass - Fafner). Performer Rinnat Moriah (soprano - Woodbird). Performer Anna Larsson (mezzo-soprano - Erda). Company Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor Daniel Barenboim.
|26 Jul 13||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Beethoven Cycle - Symphony No 9 'Choral' - T118673489Daniel Barenboim's Beethoven cycle reaches its climax with a youthful take on the traditional annual Proms performance of the Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in Western art music. An impressive team of soloists joins the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra to project the finale's inclusive vision of hope, reconciliation and hard-won triumph. What better to mark today's opening of the London 2012 Olympics than Beethoven's ultimate hymn to universal brotherhood? There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 19:55Performer Anna Samuil (soprano). Performer Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano). Performer Peter Seiffert (tenor). Performer Rene Pape (bass). Company National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Company West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor Daniel Barenboim.
|27 Jul 12||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Beethoven/Dalbavie and Carter - T0688658409Thierry Fischer and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales play Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and No.7, framed by a pair of premiere flute concertos from distinguished flutist Emmanuel Pahud. Finish time: approx. 21:25Performer Emmanuel Pahud (flute). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thierry Fischer.
|28 Jul 11||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01749533650
Australian Youth Orchestra - T079609324Sir Mark Elder, who returns next week with his Halle orchestra, here introduces the first of the summer's youth orchestras. In his 10th Symphony Shostakovich embedded motto themes relating both to himself and to the young woman with whom he was infatuated, while for Mahler the German folk-poetry collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn ('The Youth's Magic Horn') proved a rich source of inspiration. Australian composer (and former Berlin Philharmonic viola player) Brett Dean based his orchestral fantasy on the description in a German children's book of a ruined Roman amphitheatre. Finish time: approx. 21:35Conductor Mark Elder (Sir). Company The Australian Youth Orchestra. Performer Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo-soprano).
|30 Jul 10||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mozart/Bruckner - T279126259In a wide-ranging Austro-German programme, Bruckner's 'Wagner' Symphony - dedicated to the man he revered as 'the Master' - is prefaced by a Beethoven-inspired orchestral showpiece by rising young German composer Jörg Widmann and by the third of Mozart's five violin concertos, in which the multi-award-winning young German violinist Arabella Steinbacher makes her eagerly awaited Proms debut. Approx. end time: 21:45Music Jorg Widmann (Con brio - 12 mins - UK premiere). Music Mozart (Violin Concerto No 3 in G major K216 - 24 mins). Music Bruckner (Symphony No 3 in D minor - 58 mins). Performer Arabella Steinbacher (violin). Company Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jonathan Nott.
|29 Jul 09||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Coronation of Poppaea - T0360462910Approx. finish time 22:30. Semi Staged. Sung in ItalianMusic Monteverdi (The Coronation of Poppaea). Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Performer Sonya Yoncheva (Fortune). Performer Simona Mihai (Virtue). Performer Amy Freston (Cupid). Performer Iestyn Davies (Otho). Performer Alice Coote (Nero). Performer Danielle De Niese (Poppaea). Performer Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Amalta). Performer Tamara Mumford (Octavia). Performer Marie Arnet (Drusilla). Performer Paolo Battaglia (Seneca). Performer Trevor Scheunemann (Mercury/Consul). Performer Patrick Schramm (Lictor/Consul). Performer Dominique Visse (Nurse/Friend). Performer Claire Ormshaw (Lady-in-Waiting). Performer Lucia Cirillo (Page). Performer Andrew Tortise (Lucan/Soldier 1/Tribune/Friend). Performer Peter Gijsbertsen (Liberto/Soldier 2/Tribune). Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Emmanuelle Haim.
|31 Jul 08||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1957465701
|Andrew Davis (Sir). Performer Daniel Hope (violin). Performer Philip Dukes (viola). Performer Christian Poltera (cello). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Music Delius (Proms Firsts World Premiere 1931). Music Tippett (Triple Concerto - Proms Firsts World Premiere 1980). Music Vaughan Williams (Symphony No 5 - Proms Firsts World Premiere 1943).|
|26 Jul 07||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0913317782
|Jonathan Nott. Performer Helene Grimaud (piano). Performer Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano). Music Wolfgang Rihm (Verwandlung - UK premiere). Music Schumann (Piano Concerto in A minor). Music Mahler (Symphony No 4 in G major).|
|27 Jul 06||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0272430541
|Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Marin Alsop. Performer Joshua Bell (violin). Music John Adams (The Chairman Dances). Music John Corigliano (Violin Concerto - The Red Violin - UK premiere). Music Prokofiev (Romeo and Juliet - excerpts).|
|28 Jul 05||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01787874822
|Martinu (The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca). Music Mozart (Piano Concerto No 23 in A major K488). Music Mahler (Kindertotenlieder). Music Janacek (Taras Bulba). Performer Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano). Performer Paul Lewis (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).|
|29 Jul 04||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L929235496
|Gyorgy Ligeti (Lontano). Music Mozart (Violin Concerto No 5 in A major K219 - Turkish). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 6 in F major - Pastoral). Performer Antje Weithaas (violin). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Christian Gansch.|
|31 Jul 03||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0963610699
|BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Music Granados (Goyescas - sung in Spanish). Performer Angela Marambio (Rosario). Performer Sarah Connolly (Pepa). Performer Marius Brenciu (Fernando). Performer Natale de Carolis (Paquiro). Company BBC Singers. Music Ravel (L'Heure espagnole - sung in French). Performer Sarah Connolly (Concepcion). Performer Charles Castronovo (Gonzalve). Performer Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (Torquemada). Performer Natale de Carolis (Ramiro). Performer Peter Ross (Don Inigo Gomez).|
|2 Aug 02||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Varese (Arcana). Music Bernstein (Serenade). Music Bernstein (orch. Brohn West Side Story - suite UK premiere). Music Ravel (Bolero). Performer Joshua Bell (violin). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier.|
|3 Aug 01||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01385005444
|Busoni (Berceuse elegiaque). Music Gerald Barry (Wiener Blut - London premiere). Music Varese (Ecuatorial). Music Weill (Berlin Requiem). Performer HK Gruber (chansonnier). Company European Voices. Company Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Conductor Thomas Ades.|
|27 Jul 00||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L86106105
|Charpentier (Extremum Dei judicium). Music Bouzignac (O mors ero mors tua - Ecce Aurora - In pace in idipsum). Music Lalande (Dies irae). Performer Carolyn Sampson (soprano). Performer Paul Agnew (tenor). Performer Jonathan Gunthorpe (bass). Performer James Mustard (bass). Performer Robert Clarke (bass). Company Ex Cathedra. Company Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra. Conductor Jeffrey Skidmore.|
|29 Jul 99||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01753997465
|Stravinsky (Jeu de cartes). Music Britten (Double Concerto - London premiere). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 5 in D minor). Performer Tasmin Little (violin). Performer Lars Anders Tomter (viola). Conductor Danield Gatti. Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.|
|31 Jul 98||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1336755557