Rimsky Korsakove, Rachmaninov & Glazunov - T01269140443Vladimir Jurowski conducts an all-Russian concert of works whose world or UK premieres were given by Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood. It features Rimsky-Korsakov's dance-filled suite from his opera Mlada, Rachmaninov's ebullient early piano concerto, a trio of colourful tone-poems by Lyadov and Glazunov's heroic Fifth Symphony.Performer Alexander Ghindin (piano). Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski.
|17 Aug 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Edward Gardner conducts Elgar & Vaughan Williams - T0947705067War 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.Performer Sophie Bevan (soprano). Performer Neal Davies (bass-baritone). Performer Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Edward Gardner.
|12 Aug 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar - T613384528Blending Glass's American Minimalism with traditional Hindustani classical music, sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar joins the Britten Sinfonia for the first complete live performance of Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar's 1964 concept album Passages.Performer Anoushka Shankar (sitar). Company Britten Sinfonia. Conductor Karen Kamensek.
|15 Aug 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Halle - Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde - T0289060987Berlioz's King Lear overture was admired by the King of Hanover: 'How you have portrayed [Cordelia] - her humility and tenderness! It is heart-rending, and so beautiful!' Continuing our focus on the cello this summer, Colin Matthews's Berceuse for Dresden takes inspiration from the eight bells of the Dresden church at which it was premiered. In Mahler's exploration of darkness and radiance in his culminating synthesis of song and symphony, Das Lied von der Erde, he altered the parameters of vocal and orchestral expression for ever.Performer Leonard Elschenbroich (cello). Performer Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano). Performer Gregor Kunde (tenor). Company Halle. Conductor Sir Mark Elder.
|16 Aug 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sherlock Holmes - A Musical Mind - T547134286The Proms salutes a crime-fighting violin virtuoso who wrote a pioneering study of Dutch sacred music, tussled with a contralto from the Warsaw Opera and used Offenbach to outwit a pair of jewel thieves. This Proms matinee celebrates music that conjures up the world of Sherlock Holmes: works by Paganini, Lassus and Wagner which Conan Doyle tells us Holmes loved, and the film and TV scores written for him - from Mikl?s R?zsa's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes to David Arnold and Michael Price's music from the BBC's Sherlock series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Special guests include Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss, as well as mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, who explores the repertoire of Holmes's nemesis, the opera singer Irene Adler. Finish time approx. 17:30Performer Mark Gatiss (actor). Performer Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano). Performer Jack Liebeck (violin). Performer Matthew Sweet (presenter). Performer Stile Antico. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Barry Wordsworth.
|16 Aug 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Aurora Orchestra - T01617359294Admired by Schumann for its 'Grecian light and grace', Mozart's evergreen Symphony No. 40 combines rhythmic verve and dance-like elegance, streaked with stormy drama. For a performance in Vienna, the composer added parts for two clarinets - an instrument at the time still largely absent from the orchestra. Bulgarian-born Dobrinka Tabakova goes one further in her recent Spinning a Yarn, in which the rustic hurdy-gurdy takes a solo role alongside the violin. Benedict Mason experiments with much more besides in his BBC commission, Meld - at once an enigma and a spectacle, that confounds what we think of as an orchestra, of a concert, and even of music itself. Prepare to be surprised... ! There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 23:30Performer Alexandra Wood (violin). Performer Stevie Wishart (hurdy-gurdy). Company Chantage. Company Aurora Orchestra. Conductor Nicholas Collon.
|16 Aug 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Borodin, Glazunov, Gubaidulina & Mussorgsky - T0753212207Valery Gergiev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a concert that justaposes the UK premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's The Rider on the White Horse with Ravel's celebrated orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Works by Mussorgsky's contemporary Alexander Borodin and by Alexander Glazunov, whose career as composer and conductor began in Tsarist Russia and ended in exile in Paris, add further colour to a programme steeped in history. Daniil Trifonov makes his Proms debut in Glazunov's rarely heard Piano Concerto No. 2, premiered in the first concert in Petrograd (St Petersburg) after the 1917 Revolution. Finish time: approx. 21:50Performer Daniil Trifonov (piano). Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Valery Gergiev.
|13 Aug 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Schoenberg - Gurrelieder - T01760892159Following Beethoven's ?Choral' Symphony on the opening night of the London Olympics (Prom 18), the closing night sees another choral blockbuster. Schoenberg's medieval love-tragedy is an early masterpiece in which his late-Romantic voluptuousness attains a radiant C major sunrise apotheosis. Augmenting substantial BBC forces, Jiri Belohlavek welcomes two guest choirs. An impressive international solo line-up is headed by New Zealand tenor Simon O'Neill as Waldemar, the cursed king. German soprano Angela Denoke makes her Proms debut as Tove and Swedish mezzo-soprano Katarina Karneus returns as the voice of the Wood-Dove. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 21:50Performer Angela Denoke (soprano). Performer Simon O'Neill (tenor/Waldemar). Performer Katarina Karneus (mezzo soprano/Wood-Dove). Performer Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (tenor/Klaus the Fool). Performer Neal Davies (bass-baritone/Peasant). Performer Wolfgang Schone (speaker). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company Crouch End Festival Chorus. Company New London Chamber Choir. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek.
|12 Aug 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Joby Talbot & Britten - T02064766444A recreation of an all-Britten concert conducted in 1963 by the composer, but with a contemporary twist provided by Joby Talbot. For Britten, the Spring Symphony represented 'the reawakening of the earth and life'. Finish time: approx. 21:15Performer Amanda Roocroft (soprano). Performer Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano). Performer John Mark Ainsley (tenor). Performer Christopher Maltman (baritone). Company Trinity Boys Choir. Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek.
|14 Aug 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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London Symphony Orchestra - T01650432738Valery Gergiev and the LSO perform Stravinsky's scintillating first ballet score for the Ballets Russes (composed 100 years ago), based on the Russian folk tale of the exotic Firebird imprisoned by the evil magician Kashchey. Scriabin was nothing if not ambitious: he began his symphonic output with a massive work in six movements, complete with a choral finale in praise of art and including two solo vocal roles, taken tonight by members of Gergiev's Mariinsky Theatre. Finish time: approx. 21:40Conductor Valery Gergiev. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Orchestra. Performer Nadezhda Serdiuk (mezzo-soprano). Performer Sergei Skorokhodov (tenor).
|16 Aug 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Indian Voices Day - Khyal and Kerala - T01142661571Our Proms Indian Voices day begins with a concert of north Indian classical khyal singing, featuring Pandit Ram Narayan, the greatest living sarangi (short-necked fiddle) player; Manjiri Asnare Kelkar, the rising star of the Jaipur–Gwalior khyal school; the two Mishra brothers, the foremost exponents of the virtuoso Varanasi vocal style; and Asima, an iconoclastic, boundary-breaking young ensemble from Kerala. There will be one interval. Approx finish time 13:30. Live on BBC Radio 3.Performer Pandit Ram Narayan (sarangi). Performer Manjiri Asnare Kelkar (khyal singer). Performer Pandits Rajan (shyal singer). Performer Sajan Mishra (khyal singer). Performer Asima. Performer Aruna Narayan (sarangi). Performer Akbar Latif (tabla). Performer Babar Latif (tabla). Performer Sudhir Nayak (harmonium).
|16 Aug 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Handel's Belshazzar - T1383453418Finish time approx. 22:00Performer Paul Groves (Belshazzar). Performer Rosemary Joshua (Nitocris). Performer Bejun Mehta (Cyrus). Performer Iestyn Davies (Daniel). Performer Robert Gleadow (Gobrias). Company Choir of the Enlightenment. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Charles Mackerras (Sir).
|16 Aug 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Robert Spano. Performer Marcus Roberts (piano). Group/Band Marcus Roberts Trio. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Music Stravinsky (Petrushka). Music Bernstein (On the Town - Three Dance Episodes). Music Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue - with additional improvisation).|
|14 Aug 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Esa-Pekka Salonen. Company Philharmonia Orchestra. Performer Francois-Frederic Guy (piano). Music Steven Stucky (Second Concerto for Orchestra - UK premiere). Music Ravel (Piano Concerto in G major). Music Musorgsky (orch. Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition).|
|13 Aug 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor Daniel Barenboim. Music Mozart (Sinfonia concertante in E flat major for oboe clarinet bassoon and horn K297b). Music Mahler (Symphony No 1 in D major).|
|14 Aug 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Bach (Mass in B minor). Performer Katharine Fuge (soprano). Performer Renata Pokupic (soprano). Performer Sara Mingardo (mezzo-soprano). Performer Mark Padmore (tenor). Performer Dietrich Henschel (baritone). Company Monteverdi Choir. Company English Baroque Soloists. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner (Sir).|
|15 Aug 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Barber (Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance). Music Chen Yi (Percussion Concerto - European premiere). Music Ravel (Daphnis and Chloe). Performer Evelyn Glennie (percussion). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin.|
|19 Aug 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Barry Wordsworth. Performer Ramon Vargas (tenor). Music Gershwin (Cuban Overture). Music Copland (Latin American Sketches). Music Rossini (Arias from The Barber of Seville). Music Mozart (Arias from Don Giovanni). Music Bizet (Arias from Carmen). Music Turina (Danzas fantasticas). Music Revueltas (Sensemaya). Music Lara (Granada). Music Copland (El salon Mexico).|
|20 Aug 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Bach (arr. Stravinsky Chorale Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch'). Music Stravinsky (Canticum sacrum). Music Xenakis (Polla ta dhina). Music Kenneth Hesketh (Circling Canopy of Light). Music Hans Werner Henze (Symphony No 1). Performer Christopher Gillett (tenor). Performer David Wilson-Johnson (bass baritone). Company London Sinfonietta Chorus. Company London Sinfonietta. Conductor Oliver Knussen.|
|20 Aug 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Bach (The Art of Fugue - excerpts). Music Gyorgy Kurtag (Microludes; Officium breve; Aus der Ferne III). Company Keller Quartet.|
|14 Aug 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Mahler (Symphony No 7). Company European Union Youth Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink.|
|18 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Beethoven (Overture 'Fidelio'). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 3 'The First of May'). Music Kalevi Aho (Rejoicing of the Deep Waters: UK premiere). Music Brahms (Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor). Performer Stephen Kovacevich (piano). Conductor Osmo Vanska. Company London Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.|
|19 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2108904408