Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (I) - T0833272349In a year that marks both his 90th birthday and the 65th anniversary of his conducting debut, Bernard Haitink conducts the first of the Vienna Philharmonic's two concerts this season. Making his first Proms appearance since 2012, legendary American pianist Murray Perahia is the soloist in Beethoven's revolutionary Piano Concerto No. 4 - written by the composer as his own farewell to the performing stage. A farewell of a different kind runs through Bruckner's Symphony No. 7. Completed shortly after Wagner's death, the work's heartfelt slow movement, with its poignant closing elegy, pays homage to the man and mentor Bruckner described as his 'dearly beloved Master'.Performer Murray Perahia (piano). Company Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor Bernard Haitink.
|3 Sep 19||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Marin Alsop & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - T01816504009Marin Alsop, a prot?g?e of Leonard Bernstein, returns to the Proms with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a politically charged climax to our bank-holiday Bernstein weekend. The concert culminates in Shostakovich's ambiguous Fifth Symphony, whose triumphant finale can be heard either as political protest or capitulation to Stalin's Soviet regime. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the orchestra for Bernstein's ?The Age of Anxiety' ? a musical quest for faith in a broken, post-war world ? and the evening opens with the boisterous Slava!, a ?political overture' dedicated to cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.Performer Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano). Company Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Marin Alsop.
|27 Aug 18||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Stravinsky, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich - T379332987Vasily Petrenko conducts the Oslo Philharmonic in an all-Russian programme, featuring Stravinsky's The Firebird suite, Rachmaninov's Fourth Piano Concerto with Leif Ove Andsnes as soloist and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12.Performer Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Company Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Vasily Petrenko.
|29 Aug 17||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Johann Sebastian Bach - T0286468312Death laid its hand on Anton Bruckner as he laboured over the incomplete last movement of his final symphony. But as life was leaving Bruckner, vision and faith were only strengthening in him. Even in its incompleteness, Bruckner's Ninth carries with it an inspiring optimism in the face of death. 'Art had its beginning in God,' believed Bruckner, 'and so it must lead back to God.' Appropriate sentiments given it is preceded by Bach's cantata of resignation and acceptance 'Ich habe genug' from the thrilling bass-baritone of Christian Gerhaher.Performer Christian Gerhaher (bass-baritone). Company Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Conductor Philippe Jordan.
|30 Aug 16||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mahler - Symphony No. 1 - T551401706It has been almost a decade since the San Francisco Symphony visited the Proms. The orchestra is joined by its Music Director of more than 20 years, Michael Tilson Thomas, and by American pianist Jeremy Denk in the latter's second concert of the season. Here Denk tackles an American rarity - Henry Cowell's extraordinary Piano Concerto, whose primitive textures require the soloist to pound the piano with fists and forearms. It is paired with Mahler's First Symphony, an ebullient youthful work filled with hints of the mature composer to come, and Schoenberg's imaginative Theme and Variations, heard in the composer's own orchestral arrangement. Finish time approx. 21:45Performer Jeremy Denk (piano). Company San Francisco Symphony. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.
|30 Aug 15||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Roman Holiday - T0455458518Veteran conductor Charles Dutoit takes up an Italian theme with Berlioz's intoxicating Roman Carnival overture and Respighi's Roman trilogy. Rarely heard in full, this triptych of flamboyant orchestral showpieces paints a vivid picture of life in the 'Eternal City'. Respighi takes us down into the catacombs where plainchant fills the air, through the streets where children play, and we watch as the sun rises and sets over the city's seven hills. Danny Driver joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as soloist in Walton's early Sinfonia concertante - a piano concerto in all but name. Finish time approx. 21:45Performer Danny Driver (piano). Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Charles Dutoit.
|1 Sep 14||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Britten - Billy Budd - T798882666Semi Staged. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the cast and chorus of Glyndebourne Festival's production of Britten's Billy Budd. Adapted by E. M. Forster and Eri Crozier from Herman Melville's unfinished novella, Britten's 1951 opera on the persecution and destruction of pure-hearted sailor Billy by a predatory master-at-arms is a tragedy of 'sexual discharge gone evil' in the Napoleonic Wars. Jacques Imbrailo sings the title-role, with Brindley Sherratt as the sinister Claggart and Mark Padmore as the rule-bound Pontius Pilate figure, Captain 'Starry' Vere. There will be one interval. Finish time: approx. 22:15Performer Jacques Imbrailo (baritone - Billy Budd). Performer Mark Padmore (tenor - Captain Vere). Performer Brindley Sherratt (bass - John Claggart). Performer Stephen Gadd (baritone - Mr Redburn). Performer David Soar (bass - Mr Flint). Performer Darren Jeffery (bass-baritone - Lieutenant Radcliffe). Performer Alasdair Elliott (tenor - Red Whiskers). Performer John Moore (baritone - Donald). Performer Jeremy White (bass - Dansker). Performer Peter Gijsbertsen (tenor - The Novice). Performer Colin Judson (tenor - Squeak). Performer Richard Mosley-Evans (bass - Bosun). Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).
|27 Aug 13||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro - T1761938494Semi-staged; sung in Italian. Since its inception, opera at Glyndebourne has been almost synonymous with Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro being the first work to be performed there, in May 1934. Servants outwit their master again in this latest production, new for 2012, which confirms a recent preference for period instruments. There will be one interval. Finish time approx. 22:20Performer Katie Bray (mezzo-soprano//Second Bridesmaid). Performer Ellie Laugharne (First Bridesmaid). Performer Vito Priante (bass/Figaro). Performer Lydia Teuscher (soprano/Susanna). Performer Sally Matthews (soprano/Countess Almaviva). Performer Audun Iversen (baritone/Count Almaviva). Performer Andrew Shore (baritone/Bartolo). Performer Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano/Marcellina). Performer Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano). Performer Alan Oke (tenor/Don Basilio). Performer Nicholas Folwell (baritone/Antonio). Performer Colin Judson (tenor/Don Curzio). Performer Sarah Shafer (soprano/Barbarina). Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Robin Ticciati. Director Michael Grandage.
|28 Aug 12||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mozart & Bruckner - T1451805628In a previous life, as the youngest-ever concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, tonight's conductor (making his Proms debut in that role) played almost all the Bruckner symphonies under some of the great interpreters of an older generation. More recently, at the helm of this versatile Dutch radio orchestra, he has been preparing and recording his own cycle to great acclaim. The Eighth remains a particular challenge, one of the most momentous 'darkness to light' journeys in the whole symphonic repertoire. Before the interval, a Proms debut from the quietly iconoclastic French pianist David Fray, who has already collaborated on disc with van Zweden in the imposing concerto he performs tonight. Finish time: approx. 22:05Performer David Fray (piano). Company Netherlands Radiio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Jaap van Zweden.
|30 Aug 11||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Concert Orchestra - T46559157An evening of English classics and US pizzazz. Finish time: approx. 21:00 with intervalCompany BBC Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor Graham Fitkin. Conductor Lincoln Abbotts. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Keith Lockhart.
|30 Aug 10||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - T720394956Iconic pianist Martha Argerich returns to the Proms to play both Ravel's jazzy G major Concerto (its blue-note harmonies coloured by the composer's visits to Harlem and Hollywood) and Prokofiev's one-movement Concerto No.1 (the 21-year-old's precocious mix of wrong-note modernism, percussive rhythms and post-Romantic rhapsody). Musorgsky's musical memorial to a dead painter friend was known mainly in its original solo piano form before Ravel added the colours of his unrivalled orchestral imagination. In the International Year of Astronomy, Claude Vivier's intriguing exploration of the echoing vastnesses of outer space is brought to the UK by Charles Dutoit, who conducted its 1980 premiere in Montreal. Approx finish time: 21:35. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3. There will be an interval.Performer Martha Argerich (piano). Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Charles Dutoit.
|30 Aug 09||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Lang Lang - T1832748970Finish time approx. 17:30Music Mozart (20 mins)). Music Rachmaninov (9 mins)). Music Debussy (8 mins)). Music Schubert (18 mins)). Music Chopin (14 mins)). Music Liszt (10 mins)). Performer Lang Lang (piano). Performer Marc Yu (piano).
|31 Aug 08||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Mariss Jansons. Company Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Music R.Strauss (Also sprach Zarathustra). Music Sibelius (Symphony No 2 in D major).|
|29 Aug 07||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Kurt Masur. Company Orchestra National de France. Music Hans Werner Henze (Five Messages for the Queen of Sheba - London premiere). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 7 in C major - Leningrad).|
|29 Aug 06||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor Franz Welser-Most. Company Trinity Boys' Choir. Company Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Performer Yvonne Naef (mezzo soprano). Music Mahler (Symphony No 3 in D minor).|
|30 Aug 05||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Debussy (Prelude a L'apres-midi d'un faune). Music Andre Previn (Violin Concerto). Music Prokofiev (Symphony No 5 in B flat major). Performer Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin). Company Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Andre Previn.|
|30 Aug 04||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Michael Berkeley (Secret Garden). Music Bridge (Oration - Concerto elegiaco for cello and orchestra). Music Holst (The Planets). Performer Steven Isserlis (cello). Company BBC Singers (women's voices). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Richard Hickox.|
|4 Sep 03||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Richard Hickox. Performer James Ehnes (violin). Music Brahms (Violin Concerto in D major). Music Walton (Symphony No 1).|
|4 Sep 02||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Faure (Pelleas and Melisande). Music Henri Dutilleux (Tout un monde lointain...). Music Roussel (Bacchus and Ariadne - Suite No 2). Music Debussy (La mer). Performer Steven Isserlis (cello). Company Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy.|
|4 Sep 01||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Ruggles (Sun-Treader). Music Schumann (Piano Concerto in A minor). Music Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring). Performer Martha Argerich (piano). Company San Francisco Symphony. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.|
|30 Aug 00||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Glinka (Overture Rusland and Lyudmila). Music Rimsky-Korsakov (The Three Wonders from The Tale of Tsar Saltan). Music Tchaikovsky (Introduction to Act 2 Waltz and Final Scene from Eugene Onegin). Music Rakhmaninov (Aleko). Performer Elena Prokina (soprano). Performer Vassily Gerello (baritone). Performer Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor). Performer Peter Rose (bass). Company Chorus of Opera North. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Vassily Sinaisky.|
|1 Sep 99||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Harrison Birtwistle (Exody; European premiere). Music Mahler (Symphony No 5). Conductor Daniel Berenboim. Company Chicago Symphony Orchestra.|
|3 Sep 98||Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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