Mozart Requiem - T035233511Love and loss, life and death collide in an emotionally charged concert given by Nathalie Stutzmann and the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. Turbulent shifts of mood characterise Brahms's Tragic Overture, and their ripples continue through the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner's powerful operatic exploration of forbidden love,Tristan and Isolde. At the heart of the programme is Mozart's Requiem - the composer's final work, left unfinished at his early death, and his own musical epitaph. Soloists include former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Fatma Said and Kathryn Rudge.Performer Fatma Said (soprano). Performer Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano). Performer Sunnyboy Dladla (tenor). Performer David Shipley (bass). Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC National Orechestra of Wales. Conductor Nathalie Stutzmann.
|7 Aug 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Late Night Serpent and Fire - T01744076851Austrian soprano Anna Prohaska joins Italy's leading early music ensemble for a programme that takes inspiration from two great queens, Cleopatra and Dido, who proved endlessly fascinating to Baroque composers. Operatic arias are framed by some of the period's most vital instrumental works. There will be no intervalPerformer Anna Prohaska (soprano). Company Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor Giovanni Antonini.
|2 Aug 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mozart and Brahms - T0452677145The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonic Bremen returns to the Proms for the first time since 2010, performing Brahms's sunny Second Symphony under Paavo J?rvi. Vilde Frang and Lawrence Power join them as soloists for Mozart's Sinfonia concertante.Company Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor Paavo Jarvi. Performer Vilde Frang (violin). Performer Lawrence Power (viola).
|3 Aug 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Symphony Orchestra and Oliver Knussen - T1693655502When Brahms came to write his Second Piano Concerto more than two decades after his First, out went the confident swagger of a man in his prime and in came a feeling of intimacy and expectation. Oliver Knussen balances the Brahms with the far-flung world of Der n?chtliche Wanderer (?The Night Wanderer') by Dutch composer and conductor Reinbert de Leeuw. This deftly coloured symphonic poem has been described as ?a bath of beauty' and 'a high-density monument in music'.Performer Peter Serkin (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Oliver Knussen.
|4 Aug 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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British Composers - T1168768292Elgar's Froissart overture throbs with national pride and swagger, while Walton's Second Symphony sustains an altogether darker, more contemplative mood. British violinist Chlo? Hanslip is the soloist in Vaughan Williams's rarely heard Concerto accademico - a work whose lyrical slow movement and dancing finale are anything but 'academic'. The concert also features Welsh composer Grace Williams's ecstatic, neo-Straussian Fairest of Stars for soprano and orchestra, a musical celebration of Milton's poetry. Finish time approx 20:45Performer Chloe Hanslip (violin). Performer Ailish Tynan (soprano). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Tadaaki Otaka.
|5 Aug 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Shostakovich & Berio - T1048426817A contemporary classic opens this concert from the European Union Youth Orchestra and Semyon Bychkov. Berio's Sinfonia is a witty, whistle-stop tour through centuries of Western culture - a high-water mark of 1960s experimentalism, with musical references extending from Bach and Brahms to Boulez and The Beatles. The orchestra and eight amplified soloists muse their way through an intricate and joyous web of quotations that frustrate interpretation even as they invite it. Shostakovich's embattled Fourth Symphony asks the same questions as Berio, trying to reconcile the same conflicts and contradictions and finding only Babel and madness in one of the composer's most confrontational works. Finish time approx. 21:50Company London Voices. Company European Union Youth Orchestra (before 1995 European Community YO). Conductor Semyon Bychkov.
|5 Aug 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Henze, Stravinsky & Tippett - T01388128095Composer-conductor Oliver Knussen directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Tippett's Symphony No. 2, inspired by the rhythmic energy of a Vivaldi bassline and the first in a series of works by Tippett to be featured in parallel with the Britten centenary. The revered American pianist Peter Serkin makes his Proms debut in Stravinsky's neo-Classical Concerto for piano and winds and compact serialist conceit Movements. Written in memory of his friend Paul Dessau, the late Hans Werner Henze's 1979 Barcarola opens this programme of 20th-century masterpieces. Finish time: approx. 21:45Performer Peter Serkin (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Oliver Knussen.
|1 Aug 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Bach - Mass in B minor - T1832090161Having restored choral music to the forefront of his ensemble's recent activities, Baroque specialist Harry Bicket returns to the Proms hotfoot from the 2012 Leipzig Bachfest with one of music's great milestones. Since its rediscovery by 19th-century Romantics, Bach's Mass in B minor has been continually reimagined, most recently with an injection of period-style agility and buoyancy. Still the mysteries remain, as befits a testament through which the composer seemingly intended to carve out his unique place in cultural history. There will be one interval. Finish time approx. 21:55Performer Joelle Harvey (soprano). Performer Malin Christensson (soprano). Performer Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor). Performer Ed Lyon (tenor). Performer Matthew Rose (bass). Company Choir of the English Concert. Company The English Concert. Conductor Harry Bicket.
|2 Aug 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Debussy Dutilleux & Ravel - T0570666261Returning to the Proms for the first time since 1988, cellist Lynn Harrell celebrates the 95th-birthday year of Henri Dutilleux with a performance of one of his best-loved works, plus Donald Runnicles BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform work by Debussy and Ravel’s ever popular Bolero. Finish time: approx. 21:55Performer Lynn Harrell (cello). Company Edinburgh Festival Chorus. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Donald Runnicles.
|3 Aug 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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World Orchestra for Peace - T01547074272In the first of his two appearances this season (see Prom 41) Valery Gergiev - who led a memorable Mahler cycle with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2007/8 - conducts a highlight of our celebrations marking the composer's 150th anniversary. Making its third Proms visit, the World Orchestra for Peace was conceived by Georg Solti as an assembly of first-rate players from around the world to promote peace. Mahler's Fourth Symphony continues the idealistic vision of its predecessor, performed last night, while the Fifth is an all-too-human journey through storm and stress, enshrining his love for his wife Alma in the heartrending Adagietto, and propelling glimpses of glory towards a stirring finale. Finish time: approx. 22:10Conductor Valery Gergiev. Company World Orchestra for Peace. Performer Camilla Tilling (soprano).
|5 Aug 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC National Orchestra of Wales - T01189337831In the second of his two Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Swiss-born Thierry Fischer introduces a new work by another of his compatriots: celebrating his 70th birthday this year, oboist-composer Heinz Holliger's punningly entitled (S)irató is an 'angry' lament for his teacher, the Hungarian composer Sándor Veress. We continue our Mendelssohn bicentenary celebrations with a pairing of his rarely heard First Symphony (completed when he was only 15, and later dedicated to the London Philharmonic Society) and his ever-popular Violin Concerto, played by Isabelle Faust in her Proms debut. To end, a selection from Prokofiev's richly Romantic Shakespearean ballet, Romeo and Juliet.Performer Isabelle Faust (violin). Conductor Thierry Fischer.
|4 Aug 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The King's Singers - T582760812The King's Singers return to the Proms, marking their 40th anniversary with a wide-ranging Anglo-French selection.Music Poulenc (11 mins)). Music John McCabe (9 mins)). Music French Renaissance madrigals (17 mins). Music Lassus (Dessus le marche d'Arras). Music Passereau (Il est bel et bon). Music Janequin (La guerre). Music Victorian Part-Songs (13 mins). Music Rogers (Hears not my Phyllis). Music Hobbs (arr S.E. Lovatt - The Little Green Lane). Music Bridge (The Goslings). Music English folk songs (13 mins). Music Trad. (arr. B. Chilcott - Greensleeves). Music Trad. (arr G Langford - Blow away the morning dew). Music Trad. (arr P Lawson - The Turtle Dove). Music Trad (arr. G Langford - Widdicombe Fair).
|5 Aug 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Ilan Volkov. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Music Gyorgy Kurtag (Stele - Proms Firsts UK Premiere 1996). Music Mahler (Symphony No 9 in D).|
|1 Aug 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Andrew Davis. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer Nicole Cabell (soprano). Performer Evgeny Kissin (piano). Performer Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet). Music Prokofiev (Symphony No 1 in D major - Classical). Music Britten (Les illuminations). Music Elgar. Music Payne (Pomp and Circumstance March No 6 in G minor - world premiere). Music J.S. Bach (orch. Andrew Davis - Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582). Music Shostakovich (Concerto for Piano Trumpet and Strings - Piano Concerto No 1).|
|2 Aug 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|London Sinfonietta Voices. Company London Sinfonietta. Conductor Diego Masson. Music Weill (Kleine Dreigroschenmusik). Music Berio (Coro).|
|2 Aug 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Zelenka (Overture a 7 in F major ZWV 188). Music Biber (Battalia). Music Zelenka (Concerto No 8 in G major ZWV 186). Music Bach (Orchestral Suite No 1 in C major BWV 1066). Company Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor Gottfried von der Goltz.|
|3 Aug 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L366275760
|Judity Weir (The Welcome Arrival of Rain - UK premiere). Music Schumann (Cello Concerto in A minor). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 10 in E minor). Performer Heinrich Schiff (cello). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Ilan Volkov.|
|7 Aug 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L201049629
|London Voices. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Enrique Diemecke. Performer Pilar Rioja (flamenco dancer/castanets). Performer Alfonso Cid (flamenco singer). Performer Jose Luis Negrete (flamenco guitar). Performer Antonio Munoz (flamenco guitar). Performer Veronica Villarroel (Salud). Performer Felicity Palmer (Grandmother). Performer Jorge Pita (Paco). Performer Edgaras Montvidas (Voice in the Forge). Performer Leigh Melrose (Manuel). Performer Neal Davies (Uncle Sarvaor). Music Revueltas (La noche de los mayas). Music Falla (La vida breve - sung in Spanish).|
|8 Aug 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Haydn (The Seasons - sung in German). Performer Susan Gritton (soprano). Performer John Mark Ainsley (tenor). Performer Neal Davies (bass). Company Wiener Singakademie. Company Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra. Conductor Adam Fischer.|
|8 Aug 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Vocal Sampling. Performer Los Van Van.|
|3 Aug 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Varese (Octandre). Music Stravinsky (Octer). Music Sir Harrison Birtwistle (Harrison's Clocks - London premiere). Music Varese (Integrales). Music Galina Ustvolskaya (Octet). Performer Joanna MacGregor (piano). Conductor Odaline de la Martinez.|
|5 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01879582501
|Dancers and Musicians from STSI Surakarta. Company South Gamelan Players.|
|6 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L015597317
|6 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L517463974