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Part of the BBC Proms.

Archive listings for Prom 52

Work type: Concert.

Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky - T0667755076

Arranging four pieces by Mozart in his Suite No. 4, Tchaikovsky pays homage to the composer he regarded as a Performer Paul Lewis (piano). Company Britten Sinfonia. Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth (piano).
28 Aug 19The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Edward Gardner & Bergen Philharmonic - T420317720

A concert with a Nordic flavour from Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra climaxes in Sibelius's Second Symphony, whose folk-like melodies are a musical celebration of Finnish life and identity. Violinist Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in Norwegian composer Rolf Wallin's concerto - the second of two new violin concertos premiered this season (see also Prom 47). And the evening opens with Wagner's propulsive overture to The Flying Dutchman, an opera set along the coast of Norway from the orchestra's base in Bergen.Performer Alina Ibragimova (violin). Company Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Edward Gardner.
21 Aug 18The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1091436499

Beyond the Score: Dvorak's New World Symphony - T01393132724

Presenter Gerard McBurney takes you 'Beyond the Score?' in a multimedia concert that explores the history of Dvorak's enduringly popular 'New World' Symphony. Afterwards, Sir Mark Elder and the Halle give a complete performance of the work.
23 Aug 17The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01650161065

Sao Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra - T2100074693

Immediately following the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra's evening Prom, its string players and Principal Conductor Marin Alsop are joined by members of the S?o Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra for a landmark celebration of Brazilian popular-music from the past 100 years. Few countries can boast such an ingrained and individual popular music tradition as Brazil, and this feel-good Late Night Prom will take you from the Africaninfluenced rhythms and Chopinesque chromaticism of Brazilian street music to the outlandish constructions of the so-called S?o Paulo avant-garde - all from the best Brazilian players in the business.Company Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra. Company Sao Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Marin Alsop.
24 Aug 16The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01017996716

Thierry Escaich - T1624179267

Bach and beyond - a fascinating musical journey with Thierry Escaich, renowned organist of the church of Saint-?tienne-du-Mont in Paris (where he is a successor to Maurice Durufl?), and an ambassador of the great French School of improvisation. Finish time approx. 21:30Performer Thierry Escaich (organ).
23 Aug 15The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01951308150

Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra - T1525811005

A programme of orchestral showpieces as we welcome back the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Sparkling Strauss dances are matched by a selection of Brahms's colourful Hungarian Dances, and Kodaly's sweeping Dances of Galanta are balanced by the crisp Classical textures of Mozart's March in D major. At the centre is Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony, with its mood-swings and elusive harmonies. Finish time approx. 21:40Company Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor Ivan Fischer.
25 Aug 14The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0301300308

Vir, Sibelius, Bantock & Elgar - T1550545603

Dedicated to the late Jonathan Harvey, Param Vir's Cave of Luminous Mind is inspired by the mindfulness of Tibetan Buddhism and the story of Buddhist master Milarepa's penitential progress on the Diamond Path. Chief Conductor and Elgar Medalwinner Sakari Oramo directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Vir's work, Elgar's ?Enigma' Variations and Granville Bantock's 1940 Celtic Symphony for strings and six harps. Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili plays Sibelius's exhilarating Violin Concerto, a work she recorded in 2008 to rave reviews.Performer Lisa Batiashvili (violin). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
21 Aug 13The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Prokofiev - Cinderella - T0258284413

A rare opportunity to hear Prokofiev's generously melodic fairy-tale ballet score in its full glory. The composer began work on Cinderella in the spring of 1940 but, with the onset of war, his compositional priorities changed and he did not tackle the orchestration for another four years. It proved to be one of the music's most original features, evoking an alluringly strange, ?silvery' sound-world. There will be one interval. Finish time approx. 21:15Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Valery Gergiev.
22 Aug 12The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01220380214

Prokofiev & Dutilleux - T2068433406

Tonight's concert features two composers central to the musical lives of their respective countries. Birthday composer Henri Dutilleux is represented by the nocturnal imaginings of the violin concerto he wrote for Isaac Stern plus there's a chance to hear his birthday tribute to one of Prokofiev's most ardent supporters, the late Mstislav Rostropovich. Flanking these are Prokofiev's entrancing 'Classical' Symphony and his Fifth, a different, grander kind of utterance reflecting the soul of war-torn Moscow and the greatness of the human spirit. Finish time: approx. 21:40Performer Leonidas Kavakos (violin). Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Valery Gergiev.
23 Aug 11The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1296966929

Sydney Symphony - T571888597

The Sydney Symphony returns to the Proms for the first time in 15 years, with its Music Director Vladimir Ashkenazy, a frequent guest here for more than 45 years. French-born pianist Hélène Grimaud, a Last Night soloist in 2008, plays the vivacious, blues-tinged concerto by Ravel. While the popular suite from Strauss's waltz-infused Der Rosenkavalier conjures up mid-18th-century Vienna, the intoxicating whirl of Scriabin's Symphony No. 3 relates to a cosmic dance between the human spirit and the universe. Finish time: 21:45 with intervalConductor Vladimir Ashkenazy. Performer Helene Grimaud (piano). Company Sydney Symphony.
24 Aug 10The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0236930140

London Symphony Orchestra - T1261096646

Valery Gergiev returns at the helm of the LSO to conduct the most devastatingly bleak of Shostakovich's three 'war symphonies'. Composed at the time of the Battle of Stalingrad, the Eighth is paired with the belated UK premiere of Schnittke's early, Orff-influenced oratorio, an agonised expression of solidarity with the victims of the second atomic bomb, dropped on the city of Nagasaki the day before Japan's surrender. Heavily criticised by the Soviet Composers' Union, it only received its 1959 broadcast premiere (on Moscow World Service Radio) after Shostakovich's recommendation, and was not publicly performed until 2006. Approx finish time: 21:45. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3.Performer Elena Zhidkova (mezzo-soprano). Company London Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Valery Gergiev.
24 Aug 09The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Bach Day - Cello Suites - T01122244545

Finish time approx. 23:15Music J.S. Bach (19 mins)). Music J.S. Bach (23 mins)). Music J.S. Bach (24 mins)). Performer Jian Wang (cello).
24 Aug 08The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1396588022


Finish time approx. 21:45Conductor Gottfried von der Goltz (violin/director). Company Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor Rachel Podger (violin/director). Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Performer Kate Royal (soprano). Performer Ian Bostridge (tenor). Music Handel (Concerto in F major for two horns). Music Purcell (arr. Catherine Mackintosh - Set of Favourite Airs Fantasies and Dances). Music Handel (Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne 'Eternal source of light divine'/Acis and Galatea - 'Love sounds th'alarm/LAllegro Il Penserose ed il Moderato - 'As steals the morn'/Acis and Galatea - 'Happy we!'). Music Telemann (Suite) in G minor for Strings 'La changeante'). Music Handel (Music for the Royal Fireworks).
23 Aug 07The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
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Finish time approx. 23:20Conductor HK Gruber (chansonnier). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Company BBC Singers. Performer Daniel Hyde (organ). Music HK Gruber (Hidden Agenda - UK premiere). Music Weill (Kiddush). Music Eisler (Liturgie vom Hauch Op 21 No 1). Music Weill (Berlin Requiem - Zu Potsdam unter den Eichen). Music Eisler (Uber das Toten Op 21 No 2). Music Weill (Berlin Requiem - Legende vom toten Soldaten). Music Eisler (Ferner Streiken: 50000 Holzarbeiter Op 19 No 1). Music HK Gruber (Frankenstein!!).
22 Aug 06The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01529552769

Julius Caesar - T01741913412

semi-staged; sung in ItalianMusic Handel. Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Company Glyndebourne Festival Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor William Christie. Performer Sarah Connolly (Caesar). Performer Patricia Bardon (Cornelia). Performer Angelika Kirchschlager (Sextus). Performer Rosemary Joshua (Cleopatra). Performer Christophe Dumaux (Ptolemy). Performer Christopher Maltman (Achillas). Performer Rachid ben Abdeslam (Nirenus). Performer Alexander Ashworth (Curius).
23 Aug 05The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01725086329


Finish time approx. 21:20Music Glinka (Ruslan and Lyudmila - dances). Music Musorgsky (Songs and Dances of Death). Music Rakhmaninov (Symphonic Dances). Performer Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone). Company St Petersburg Philharmonic. Conductor Yuri Temirkanov.
24 Aug 04The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0567177465


Music Nielsen (Pan and Syrinx). Music Brahms (Violin Concerto in D major). Music Tchaikovsky (Manfred). Performer Vadim Repin (violin). Company City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sakari Oramo.
28 Aug 03The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L722528205


Company Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor Riccardo Chailly. Performer Michelle De Young (mezzo soprano). Company London Symphony Chorus (women's voices). Company Trinity Boys Choir. Music Mahler (Symphony No 3 in D minor).
28 Aug 02The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L0265000042


Music Lambert (Prize Fight). Music Finzi (Farewell to Arms; Romance). Music Britten (Nocturne). Music Lambert (orch. Easterbrook and Shipley - Piano Concerto 1924). Performer Ian Bostridge (tenor). Performer Philip Fowke (piano). Company Britten Sinfonia. Conductor Nicholas Cleobury.
29 Aug 01The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L1815516886


Music Haydn (Symphony No 44 in E minor Trauer). Music Mozart (Vanne t'affretta...Ah se il crudel periglio from Lucio Silla; Vorrei spiegarvi oh Dio K418). Music Mozart (Traurigkeit and Martern aller Arten from Die Enfuhrung aus dem Serail). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 8 in F major). Performer Natalie Dessay (soprano). Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment). Conductor Louis Langree.
24 Aug 00The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L019021481


Music Beethoven (Violin Concerto in D major). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 15). Performer Christian Tetzlaff (violin). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Mark Wigglesworth.
27 Aug 99The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L354040350


Music Wolfgang Rihm (In-Schrift; London premiere). Music Schumann (Piano Concerto in A minor). Music Brahms (Symphony No 3 in F major). Performer Maria Joao Pires (piano). Conductor Claudio Abbado. Company Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
28 Aug 98The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221
listing details L01598616170

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