Youthful Beginnings - T1492867201Director Rafael Payare present the Proms premiere of Clara Schumann's Piano Concerto, performed here by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mariam Batsashvili. Begun when the then Clara Wieck was just 13 years old, it's a work whose mellow mood and lyrical melodies conceal no little technical intricacy and formal innovation. Sunny good humour also runs through both Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 Performer Mariam Batsashvili (piano). Company Ulster Orchestra. Conductor Rafael Payare.
|18 Aug 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Grieg's Piano Concerto - T805408263A concert with a Nordic flavour from Paavo Jarvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra (making its Proms debut) pairs music by Grieg and Sibelius with Estonia's own national composer, Arvo Part. Celebrated Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili - a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist - performs one of the great Romantic piano concertos. Beloved for its generous melodies and dramatic gestures, Grieg's concerto is matched for sonic drama by Sibelius's stirring Fifth Symphony. Arvo Part's eclectic Third Symphony, with its echoes of Renaissance polyphony and Orthodox chant, opens the concert.Performer Khatia Buniatishvili (piano). Company Estonian Festival Orchestra. Conductor Paavo Jarvi.
|13 Aug 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Les Siecles and Francois-Xavier Roth - T1170283431Fran?ois Xavier-Roth and Les Siecles present a programme inspired by the East, from the fragrant Indian gardens of Delibes's Lakme to the sensual charge of a Bacchanal. C?dric Tiberghien is the soloist for Saint-Saens's 'Egyptian' Piano Concerto.Performer Cedric Tiberghien (piano). Company Les Siecles. Conductor Francois-Xavier Roth.
|16 Aug 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Sixteen sing Bach and Part - T0888818336In this Late Night Prom Harry Christophers and his vocal group The Sixteen present a selection of J. S. Bach's rigorous yet deeply spiritual motets written in Leipzig in the 1720s, placing them against the resounding purity of sacred choral works by contemporary Estonian composer Arvo P?rt, including his Nunc dimittis, a cautious but luminous vision of eternity. An enlightening juxtaposition from one of the world's leading ensembles.Company The Sixteen. Conductor Harry Christophers.
|16 Aug 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 3&4 - T1416507837The Proms' Sibelius symphony cycle continues with the concise, intricately wrought Third and the darker Fourth - once described by conductor Herbert Blomstedt as 'an essay in trying to be happy which fails - on purpose'. These are paired with the composer's popular Violin Concerto with Lithuanian soloist Julian Rachlin. Conductor Ilan Volkov is a passionate champion of contemporary music and here premieres a new Sibelius-inspired work by Michael Finnissy - a composer whose music, though fascinatingly complex, finds real connection with politics, society and culture. Finish time approx. 22:15Performer Julian Rachlin (violin). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Ilan Volkov.
|16 Aug 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Lest We Forget - T01884391103Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad reflects a world on the brink of collapse while Vaughan Williams's Pastoral Symphony is a vision of war-ravaged France. Like Butterworth, both Rudi Stephan and Frederick Kelly were killed in the First World War; the latter's exquisite Elegy for strings was performed at his own memorial concert. Stephan's Music for Orchestra (1912) finds a desperate intensity in its Expressionist colours.Performer Allan Clayton (tenor). Performer Roderick Williams (baritone). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Manze.
|17 Aug 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Janacek, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky - T1366833948This summer's Tchaikovsky symphony cycle continues as Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the dance-infused Third Symphony, written in the summer of 1875 and dubbed the 'Polish' following its 1899 London premiere in the Crystal Palace. Leeds International Piano Competition-winner Sunwook Kim makes his Proms debut in Beethoven's dramatic Piano Concerto No. 3 in a concert that begins with the dazzling brass fanfares and bustling street-life of Brno as translated into music in Janacek's 1926 Sinfonietta. Finish time: 21:25Performer Sunwook Kim (piano). Company Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Kirill Karabits.
|14 Aug 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Prokofiev, Neuwirth & Bartok - T0784322600Susanna Malkki returns to the Proms with two genre-defining 20th-century favourites. Revisiting the doomed love of Verona's most romantic couple, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet effectively revivified the evening-length ballet, just as Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra cemented the potential of an apparently contradictory title. Between these classics, Lawrence Power joins the Philharmonia Orchestra to tackle the fiendishly difficult solo part in Olga Neuwirth's recent work for viola and orchestra, comprising five breathtaking, seething, allusion-rich movements. Finish time approx. 21:35Performer Lawrence Power (viola). Company Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor Susanna Malkki.
|13 Aug 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - T01838550213Valery Gergiev has often come to the Proms with music from his native land and in 2008 it was the turn of The Sleeping Beauty. This year the maestro brings his Russian-based ensemble with another of Tchaikovsky's three great ballet scores: Swan Lake, whose lyricism and full-blown drama featured in the recent Oscar-winning Black Swan. The plot concerns a Prince who is expected to choose a bride from among the guests at a forthcoming ball. Instead he falls in love with Odette, the Swan Queen, whose swan subjects revert to human form between midnight and dawn. Early spectators were puzzled by the symphonic proportions and sheer depth of feeling Tchaikovsky brings to the tale, qualities brought into fuller focus when all of this glorious score is heard. There will be one interval. Finish time: approx. 22:05Company Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. Performer Valery Gergiev.
|15 Aug 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Symphony Orchestra - T01025677875Having conducted Britten's Peter Grimes last year as Music Director of English National Opera, Edward Gardner joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the four evocative Sea Interludes from the opera. The heartrending strings and tolling bell of the Cantus by Arvo Pärt (75 this year) forms a hypnotic tribute to Britten; and the programme ends with the Fifth Symphony by one of Britten's great friends - a work which brought Shostakovich back into favour with Soviet authorities. Former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alina Ibragimova performs the new concerto by Huw Watkins, who, as a pianist, often appears with her in recital. Finish time: approx. 21:15Conductor Edward Gardner. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer Alina Ibragimova (violin).
|17 Aug 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Indian Voices Day - Bollywood - T1719995256Following the afternoon of free music-making and dance at Indian Voices in the Park, Kensington Gardens, our Proms Indian Voices celebration culminates in an all-singing, all-dancing Bollywood extravaganza fronted by the popular Indian TV talent show host and award-winning singer Shaan and his band, plus the Bollywood moves of Honey's Dance Academy. There will be one interval. Approx finish time: 22:00. Live on BBC Radio 3.Performer Shaan (vocalist). Performer The Groove. Company Honey's Dance Academy.
|16 Aug 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Jennifer Bate - T946140681Finish time approx. 17:15Music Messiaen (10 mins)). Music Messiaen (57 mins)). Performer Jennifer Bate (organ).
|17 Aug 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Osmo Vanska. Performer Helena Juntunen (soprano). Performer Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo soprano). Performer Juha Hostikka (tenor). Performer Petri Lehto (tenor). Performer Ville Rusanen (baritone). Company Dominante. Company Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Music Sibelius (The Tempest - complete incidental music - sung in Finnish). Music Sibelius (Songs with Orchestra/Symphony No 7 in C major).|
|15 Aug 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Sakari Oramo. Company Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Performer Soile Isokoski (soprano). Music Sibelius (The Oceanides). Music R. Strauss (Four Last Songs). Music Bartok (Concerto for Orchestra).|
|14 Aug 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera. Conductor Vassily Sinaisky. Performer Nuccia Focile (Iolanta). Performer Elizabeth Donovan (Brigitta). Performer Camilla Roberts (Laura). Performer Clare Shearer (Martha). Performer Peter Hoare (Vaudemont). Performer Ilya Bannik (King Rene). Performer Vladimir Moroz (Robert). Performer Pavel Baransky (Ebn-Hakir). Performer David Soar (Bertrand). Performer Ian Yemm (Almeric). Music Tchaikovsky (The Nutcracker - excerpts). Music Tchaikovsky (Iolanta - concert performance sung in Russian).|
|15 Aug 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Mosorgsky (Night on Bare Mountain). Music Rimsky-Korsakov (Mlada - Act 3). Music Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring). Company Apollo Voices. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Valery Gergiev.|
|16 Aug 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Beethoven (Overture 'The Consecration of the House'). Music Berlioz (La mort de Cleopatre). Music Prokofiev (Symphonic Song; Scythian Suite). Performer Olga Borodina (mezzo soprano). Company Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Valery Gergiev.|
|20 Aug 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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John Williams and Friends - Impressions of Africa - T1701059269And music by [Francis Bebey]Performer John Williams (guitar). Performer John Etheridge (acoustic steel-strung guitar). Performer Richard harvey (flutes/whistles). Performer Chris Laurence (double bass). Performer Paul Clarvis (hand-drums and percussion). Music Trad. (Mazava - Madagascar). Music John Williams (Musha musiki - Zimbabwe). Music Djessou Mory Kante (Djandjon - Mali). Music John Williams (Malinke guitars - Senegal). Music Trad. (Cuban danzon).
|20 Aug 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Copland (El salon Mexico). Music Barber (Adagio for Strings). Music Bernstein (Symphony No 1 'Jeremiah'). Music Rakhmaninov (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini). Music Stravinsky (Symphony in Three Movements). Performer Susan Bickley (mezzo soprano). Performer Stephen Hough (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin.|
|21 Aug 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Mozart (Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat major K482). Music Mahler (Symphony No 9). Performer Emanuel Ax (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis.|
|15 Aug 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Wagner (Good Friday Music from Parsifal). Music Mozart (Clarinet Concerto in A major). Music Bruckner (Symphony No 9 in D minor). Performer Charles Neidich (clarinet). Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Daniele Gatti.|
|19 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Vaughan Williams (Overture 'The Wasps'). Music Simon Bainbridge (Ad ora incerta). Music Walton (Symphony No 1 in B flat minor). Performer Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano). Performer Kim Walker (bassoon). Conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Company BBC Philharmonic.|
|20 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2093220065