Rachmaninov & Prokofiev - T01624064364Rachmaninov's mighty Symphony No. 2 sits at the centre of this concert given by Cristian Macelaru and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. From a brooding opening it moves through a lovely slow movement to an ecstatic close - one of the most triumphant in the repertoire. There's more drama and still greater virtuosity in Prokofiev's demanding Piano Concerto No. 2, performed here by 2015 Chopin International Piano Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho. The concert opens with the folk-inspired Three Pieces for strings by the Romanian composer-conductor Constantin Silvestri, who defected to the West in 1956 and died in London 50 years ago.Performer Seong-Jin Cho (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Cristian Macelaru.
|24 Aug 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts L'enfant et les sortileges - T0248677528Simon Rattle, the London Symphony Orchestra and an all-star cast, including Magdalena Kozena and Patricia Bardon, present Ravel's magical opera L'enfant et les sortil?ges. Ravel's fairy-tale ballet Mother Goose and sensuous song-cycle Sheherazade complete the programme.Performer Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano). Performer Patricia Bardon (Mother/Shepherd/Dragonfly). Performer Jane Archibald (Fire/Nightingale/Princess). Performer Anna Stephany (Chair/White Cat/Chinese Cup/Squirrel). Performer Elizabeth Watts (Shepherdess/Bat/Owl). Performer Gavan Ring (Grandfather Clock/Black Cat). Performer David Shipley (Tree/Armchair). Company London Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Simon Rattle (Sir).
|18 Aug 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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A Patchwork Passion - T212581671The BBC Singers and the City of London Sinfonia tell the Passion story as never before. Music from five centuries of Passion settings comes together, including works by Sch?tz, J. S. Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Arvo P?rt and Sir James MacMillan.Company BBC Singers. Company City of London Sinfonia. Conductor Sofi Jeannin.
|20 Aug 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Matthias Pintscher and Mendelssohn - T1474722674Narcissus, the Thespian hunter who fell in love with his own image, inspired Matthias Pintscher to compose his own reflection on 'the interaction of different groups and their mirror images', a work for cello and orchestra. Pintscher conducts Reflections on Narcissus here before a semi-staged performance of Mendelssohn's incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream. Mendelssohn's delicate, mercurial and strident music is interspersed with excerpts from Shakespeare's text to form a centrepiece of this season's celebrations of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary.Performer Katherine Brodeerick (soprano). Performer Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano). Performer Alisa Weilerstein (cello). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Matthias Pintscher. Director Bijan Sheibani.
|21 Aug 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Late-night Bach - T2076972566Bach's much-loved Magnificat, bright with fanfares and lively with dance rhythms, is paired with the composer's Mass in G minor in this Late Night Prom by the BBC Singers and the Academy of Ancient Music. Though sometimes overlooked, Bach's Lutheran Masses are a treasure-trove of melody, borrowing their themes from the best of Bach's own cantatas. Completing the programme is the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, with its muscular textures and brilliant brass and wind colours. Finish time approx. 23:30Performer Sophie Bevan (soprano). Performer Rebecca Evans (soprano). Performer Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor). Performer Nicky Spence (tenor). Performer Roderick Williams (baritone). Company BBC Singers. Company Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor David Hill.
|21 Aug 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Classical Tectonics - T30744714Ilan Volkov directs the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (of which he is Music Director) in the ensemble's Proms debut. Together they bring works from two major Icelandic composers, both inspired by the power and drama of their native country's geology. There's a slow-growing, primal force to Leifs's Geysir that balances the shifting tectonics of Tomasson's Magma. Jonathan Biss makes his second appearance this season with Schumann's Piano Concerto, written for the composer's wife Clara, and the concert closes with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, whose darkness-to-light scenario culminates in a blaze of glory. Finish time approx. 22:00Performer Jonathan Biss (piano). Company Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Ilan Volkov.
|22 Aug 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Ravel, Matthias Pintscher & Stravinsky - T0561331750Trumpeters Tine Thing Helseth and Marco Blaauw are the soloists in the London premiere of Matthias Pintscher's Chute d'etoiles with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. The composer makes his Proms conducting debut in his explosive musical homage to the great German artist Anselm Kiefer's 2007 installation in the Grand Palais, Paris, a grand experiment in weight and movement conjuring a shower of falling stars. The Basque melodies of Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole and Stravinsky's first Ballet Russes commission The Firebird complete a programme of daring orchestral innovations. Finish time: approx. 21:30Performer Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet). Performer Marco Blaauw (trumpet). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Matthias Pintscher.
|18 Aug 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Weber, Mahler & Tchaikovsky - T0248536443After the overture to the first important German Romantic opera, Weber's take on the folk legend of a marksman's contract with the devil, featured artist Alice Coote returns to tackle Mahler's folk-influenced song-cycle, inspired by the conclusion of an unhappy love affair. Tchaikovsky's Manfred, a full-length fusion of tone-poem and symphonic form, makes passionate use of Byron's dramatic poem with supernatural elements which held so many 19th-century artists in thrall. This powerfully driven masterpiece is a favourite of tonight's conductor. Finish time approx. 21:30Performer Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano). Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski.
|18 Aug 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Brahms & Schumann - T1248608977Angela Hewitt picks up the Brahms thread from the early evening Prom and launches this Late Night Prom that takes in an unjustly neglected score by Brahms's mentor, Robert Schumann, before observing the composer through the prism of an admirer, Arnold Schoenberg. Andrew Manze, conducting his first Prom as Associate Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, sees Brahms as a misunderstood figure, full of warmth. He will bring his own insights to an increasingly popular arrangement in which Schoenberg incorporates some surprising 20th-century effects. Don't miss the Gypsy-style finale! There will be no interval. Finish time: approx. 23:15Performer Angela Hewitt (piano). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Manze.
|19 Aug 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - T1229047151Making its first Proms appearance with its new young Music Director, the Rotterdam Philharmonic continues the season's Wagner series with the sweeping overture to one of his early epic dramas. They are joined by one of Britain’s most sought-after singers in Mahler’s affecting selection of Rückert poems on the subjects of life, love and death. Initially dedicated to Napoleon (until he declared himself Emperor), Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony made a lasting revolutionary impact of its own, sustaining its heroic drama within a new scale of dramatic expression. Finish time: approx. 21:35Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Company Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer Simon Keenlyside (baritone).
|21 Aug 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor Daniel Barenboim.|
|21 Aug 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Gurzenich Orchester - T01128554293Finish time approx. 22:20Music Mahler (74 mins)). Music Stockhausen (27 mins)). Music Schubert (6 mins)). Music Schubert (2 mins)). Music Schubert (4 mins)). Music Schubert (5 mins)). Performer Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano). Company Apollo Voices. Company Gurzenich Orchestra. Conductor Markus Stenz.
|22 Aug 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Gustavo Dudamel. Company Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 10 in E minor). Music Bernstein (West Side Story - Symphonic Dances).|
|19 Aug 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Valery Gergiev. Company Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera). Performer Bass soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre. Performer Vadim Repin (violin). Music Lyadov (From the Apocalypse). Music Sibelius (Violin Concerto in D minor). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 13 in B flat minor - Babi Yar).|
|19 Aug 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Scottish Ensemble. Director Clio Gould. Music Elgar (Serenade for Strings). Performer Li-Wei (cello). Music Stuart MacRae (Hamartia - Cello Concerto - London premiere). Music Nicholas Maw (Life Studies - Nos 3//6/8). Music Shostakovich (arr Rudolf Barshai Chamber Symphony Op 110a).|
|19 Aug 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Janacek (Our Father - sung in Czech). Music Mark-Anthony Turnage (Calmo - BBC commission: world premiere). Music James MacMillan (Le tombeau de Georges Rouault). Music Holst (Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda - Group 3). Music Petr Eben (Sunday Music - Moto ostinato). Music Judith Bingham (The Secret Garden - BBC commission: world premiere). Performer Thomas Walker (tenor). Performer Sioned Williams (harp). Performer Thomas Trotter (organ). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor Stephen Jackson.|
|21 Aug 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Trojans: Part 2 - The Trojans at Carthage - T547333561Sung in FrenchPerformer Michelle DeYoung (Dido). Performer Ben Heppner (Aeneas). Performer Sara Mingardo (Anna). Performer Robert Lloyd (Narbal). Performer Kenneth Tarver (Iopas). Performer Toby Spence (Hylas). Performer Tigran Martirossian (Panthus). Performer Pamela Helen Stephen (Ascanius). Performer Darren Jeffery (Trojan Sentry 1). Performer Roderick Earle (Trojan Sentry 2). Performer Petra Lang (Ghost of Cassandra). Performer Baritone TBA (Ghost of Corebus). Performer Jonathan Lemalu (Ghost of Hector). Performer Clive Bayley (Ghost of Priam). Performer Leigh Melrose (Mercury). Company London Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Colin Davis (Sir).
|25 Aug 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Kirov Orchestra. Conductor Valery Gergiev. Performer Alexander Toradze (piano). Music Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No 4 in C major). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 4 in C minor).|
|25 Aug 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Stravinsky (Symphony of Psalms). Music Ravel (Daphnis and Chloe). Company Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Company Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink.|
|26 Aug 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Schmidt (The Book with Seven Seals - sung in German). Performer Stig Andersen (St John). Performer Laszlo Polgar (The Voice of the Lord). Performer Christiane Oelze (soprano). Performer Cornelia Kallisch (mezzo-soprano). Performer Lothar Odinius (tenor). Performer Rudolf Hartmann (baritone). Performer Timothy Bond (organ). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Franz Welser-Most.|
|20 Aug 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Mahler (Symphony No 3 in D minor). Performer Michelle De Young (mezzo soprano). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink.|
|23 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|23 Aug 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Rimsky-Korsakov (The Golden Cockerel - suite). Music Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor). Music Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition). Performer Evgeny Kissin (piano). Conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Company St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.|
|25 Aug 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0353588186