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Prom 50 archivePart of the BBC Proms.

Archive listings for Prom 50

Work type: Concert.

Orchestre De Paris - T1545393336

Daniel Harding and the Orchestre de Paris. Scored for a 90-strong orchestra, JCompany Orchestre de Paris. Conductor Daniel Harding.
26 Aug 19The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L630896883

Mozart's Clarinet Concerto & Mahler's Fifth Symphony - T0325584574

Recreating a Proms concert conducted by Leonard Bernstein in 1987, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard pair two of the best-loved and most beautiful works in the repertoire. Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, with its sublime slow movement, is the composer at his sunniest and most mellow, despite the fact that he was to die two months after its completion. Mahler's Fifth Symphony, by contrast, is the urgent work of a composer starting a new adventure, charged with new musical possibilities and a new love, expressed with impossible tenderness in its famous Adagietto.Performer Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard.
19 Aug 18The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01432797211

Beethoven, Stravinsky and Gerald Barry - T051390654

After a triumphant Proms debut with the CBSO last year, Mirga Gra?inyte-Tyla returns with a programme that sets Beethoven's Fifth Symphony against a world premiere by Gerald Barry. Leila Josefowicz is the soloist in Stravinsky's Violin Concerto.Performer Leia Josefowicz (violin). Performer Allan Clayton (tenor). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla.
21 Aug 17The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L57234917

Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev - T561086531

In 1919 Prokofiev started work on his opera The Fiery Angel, a touching love story set against the backdrop of demonic possession. He recast much of the opera's most impactful music into his Third Symphony. Alexander Vedernikov conducts it here after Stephen Hough plays Rachmaninov's devilish and ever-entertaining 'Paganini' Variations, and the final instalment of fellow Russian Tchaikovsky's three Shakepeare overtures.Performer Stephen Hough (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Alexander Vedernikov.
23 Aug 16The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L909810826

Bach - Goldberg Variations - T01965171328

Grammy Award-winning pianist Sir Andr?s Schiff is a titan of the keyboard, bringing his distinctive blend of clarity and authority to repertoire from Bach to Bart?k. Tonight he continues his long association with Bach's music in a performance of the composer's ?Goldberg' Variations ? a monumental work composed, according to its title-page, ?for the refreshment of the spirits'. The resulting Aria and variations are a compositional wonder, a sequence of musical miniatures unequalled in all Bach's output. Finish time approx. 23:30Performer Andras Schiff (piano).
22 Aug 15The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01098716709

Dvorak, Beethoven & Janacek - T095748524

Recent recordings of the Elgar and Dvorak cello concertos have propelled young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein into a fully fledged musical star. She makes her second visit to the Proms with the Dvorak - one of the great Romantic concertos. The composer sets his soloist against an unusually prominent orchestra, here the forces of the Czech Philharmonic, returning under Chief Conductor Jiri Belohlavek. After the interval Belohlavek directs Beethoven's 'apotheosis of the dance' - Wagner's expression referring to the rhythmic verve of the Seventh Symphony. The evening opens with the authentic Czech soundscape of Janacek, in the overture from his final opera From the House of the Dead. Finish time approx. 21:50Performer Alisa Weilerstein (cello). Company Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek.
24 Aug 14The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01667578241

White, Barry, Rzewski & Feldman - T0271761013

Inspired by ancient textiles seen in the Louvre Museum, Morton Feldman's Coptic Light glows heavily in the air, stopping time. Ilan Volkov directs the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in this late masterpiece from the American modernist and the world premiere of Frederic Rzewski's Piano Concerto, with the composer as soloist. English experimentalist John White's Chord-Breaking Machine opens a Late Night Prom of unusual orchestral textures in which the Irish composer Gerald Barry's 2008 work No other people. receives its UK premiere. There will be no interval. Finish time: approx. 23:30Performer Frederic Rzewski (piano). Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Ilan Volkov.
19 Aug 13The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0956286990

Beethoven, Mozart, Delius & Nielsen - T0796248205

Osmo Vanska conducts exhilarating musical invention from Beethoven and Nielsen, both celebrating the human ability to find hope in the face of oppression and suffering. Between them Mozart's lyrical classic is played by a clarinettist of the first order and there's a neglected tone-poem, Eventyr, evoking the colour and spirit of Norwegian folk tales, from one of this year's anniversary composers. Delius's amanuensis, Eric Fenby, saw the piece as the very apex of the composer's skill yet, surprisingly, it has only appeared once previously at the Proms. Finish time approx. 21:45Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Osmo Vanska. Performer Michael Collins (basset clarinet).
20 Aug 12The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L02106040710

Britten/Colin Matthews & Mozart - T0331754013

Britten's Variations is one of many British pieces championed by the late Richard Hickox, two of whose distinguished vocal collaborators, Ian Bostridge and Roderick Williams, are featured in Colin Matthews's new work, which Hickox commissioned. The Requiem was recently voted the Nation's Favourite Mozart by Radio 3 listeners.Performer Emma Bell (soprano). Performer Renata Pokupic (mezzo-soprano). Performer Ian Bostridge (tenor). Performer Roderick Williams (baritone). Performer James Rutherford (bass). Company Polyphony. Company City of London Sinfonia. Conductor Stephen Layton.
21 Aug 11The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1407085738

BBC Symphony Orchestra - T01715496303

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, makes the first of two appearances this season. Between Mozart's final operatic overture and the most determinedly optimistic of Haydn's 'London' symphonies come two contrasting works by Bartók: the unusually mellow and good-humoured Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring distinguished pianist Richard Goode, and the compact burst of fierce vocal virtuosity in which Bartók retells the Romanian coming-of-age parable of nine young hunters fleeing their roost. Finish time: approx. 21:30Conductor David Robertson. Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer Richard Goode (piano). Performer Alan Oke (tenor). Performer Ashley Holland (baritone).
22 Aug 10The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0669339952

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - T1077957644

Our celebration of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra's 10th anniversary ends with Beethoven's only foray into the operatic form. Fidelio is at once a passionate protest against political injustice and a paean to the power of human love. Conducted by Daniel Barenboim, it is sung in German by an international cast, using the English narration written by the orchestra's co-founder, the late Edward Said, in which the opera's heroine describes the events of the day in which she single-handedly rescued her husband from illegal incarceration and summary execution. There will be one interval. Approx finish time: 22:15. Broadcast at 20:10 on BBC Two and live on BBC Radio 3.Performer Waltraud Meier (Leonore). Performer Simon O'Neill (Florestan). Performer Peter Mattei (Don Pizarro). Performer John Tomlinson (Sir - Rocco). Performer Adriana Kucerova (Marzelline). Performer Stephen Rugamer (Jacquino). Performer Viktor Rud (Don Fernando). Company BBC Singers. Company Geoffrey Mitchell Choir. Company West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor Daniel Barenboim.
22 Aug 09The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01491599849

Bach Day - Simon Preston - T501078285

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (9 mins). Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel Hoch' BWV,769 (11 mins). Prelude in E flat major, BWV 552/1 (9 mins). Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 682 (7 mins). Aus tiefer Not, BWV687 (7 mins). Duetto No.2 in F major, BWV 803 (3 mins). Fugue in E flat major 'St Anne', BWV 552/2 (6 mins)Music J.S. Bach. Performer Simon Preston (organ).
24 Aug 08The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L542773436


Finish time approx. 21:35Conductor John Adams. Performer Olli Mustonen (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Music Copland (Billy the Kid - Suite - Proms Firsts UK Premiere 1942). Music John Adams (Doctor Atomic Symphony - BBC co-commission: world premiere).
21 Aug 07The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L757730396


Finish time approx. 21:45Conductor Colin Davis (Sir). Company London Symphony Orchestra. Music Berlioz (Overture Les francs-juges). Music James MacMillan (The Confession of Isobel Gowdie). Music Elgar (Symphony No 2 in E flat major).
21 Aug 06The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1573651277


Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek. Performer Llyr Williams (piano). Music Novak (Eternal Longing). Music Schumann (Piano Concerto in A minor). Music Stravinsky (The Firebird - suite 1945).
21 Aug 05The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01678262635


Finish time approx. 21:05Music Glinka (Valse-Fantaisie in B minor). Music Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor). Music Tchaikovsky (Symphony No 5 in E minor). Performer Yefim Bronfman (piano). Company St Petersburg Philharmonic. Conductor Yuri Temirkanov.
23 Aug 04The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L866186261


Music Wagner (Tannhauser - Overture and Venusberg Music). Music Berg (Seven Early Songs). Music Brahms (Symphony No 1 in C minor). Performer Christine Brewer (soprano). Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Mark Wigglesworth.
27 Aug 03The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0786827893


Company Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor Riccardo Chailly. Performer Sonia Ganassi (mezzo soprano). Performer Kenneth Tarver (tenor). Performer Michele Pertusi (bass). Music Stravinsky (Pulcinella - complete). Music Rossini (arr Respighi - La boutique fantasque). Music Resighi (The Pines of Rome).
27 Aug 02The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1242628956


Music Wagner (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Prelude to Act 3). Music Schoenberg (Pelleas and Melisande). Music Skryabin (Prometheus: The Poem of Fire). Music Wagner (Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music from 'Die Walkure'). Performer Alexander Toradze (piano). Performer Vladimir Vaneev (baritone). Company Kirov Orchestra. Conductor Valery Gergiev.
28 Aug 01The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1244608668


17:30 Pre-Prom Talk [Christopher Hailey] on [Mozart]'s Figaro.Music Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro - semi-staged sung in Italian). Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Performer Peter Mattei (Figaro). Performer Christine Oelze (Susanna). Performer Mariusz Kwiecien (Count Almaviva). Performer Maria Costanza Nocentini (Countess Almaviva). Performer Andrew Shore (Bartolo). Performer Diana Montague (Marcelina). Performer Marina Comparato (Cherubino). Performer Ryland Davies (Don Basilo). Performer David Gwynne (Antonio). Performer Andrew Forbes-Lane (Don Curzio). Company Glyndebourne Chorus. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis.
22 Aug 00The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L739568027


Music Beethoven (Overture Leonore No 3). Music Mahler (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen). Music Strauss (Ein Heldenleben). Performer Bo Skovhus (baritone). Company Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Mariss Jansons.
25 Aug 99The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01889800592


Music Schoenberg (Pierrot lunaire. Chamber Symphony No 1). Performer Christine Schafer (soprano). Conductor Daniel Harding. Company Scharoun Ensemble Berlin.
26 Aug 98The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L741835671

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