Bach Night - T422641915Bach specialist John Butt and his period-instrument Dunedin Consort continue our series of composer themed nights as a tribute to Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood. They pair Bach's four Orchestral Suites with four newly commissioned works taking inspiration from the suites' dance movements - providing both companions and contrasts.Company Dunedin Consort. Conductor John Butt.
|11 Sep 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique perform Berlioz - T991023051Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique continue their cycle of Berlioz performances, which will reach its climax next season in the 150th-anniversary year of the composer's death. Some of Berlioz's most colourful and dramatic works come together here in a programme that draws not only from concert works including the filmic overture Le corsaire and the magnificent symphony with solo viola Harold in Italy, but also from Berlioz's great opera The Trojans. Star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joins the orchestra to sing Dido's heartbreaking final scene.Performer Antoine Tamestit (viola). Performer Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano). Company Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner (Sir).
|5 Sep 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Stravinsky, Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich - T803814291The LPO marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution with Prokofiev's 'Mendelssohnian' First Violin Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11. Stravinsky's Funeral Song, lost for over a century and rediscovered in 2015, opens the concert.Performer Alina Ibragimova (vioin). Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski.
|6 Sep 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann and Daniil Trifonov - Mozart and Bruckner - T01594492654In the first of two Proms in which Christian Thielemann displays his credentials as an interpreter of the Austro-German repertoire, he focuses on Bruckner's Third Symphony, the composer's symphonic monument to his idol Wagner - a monolithic memorial that feels at the same time intimate and personal. Before that, one of the most sought-after of today's pianists, Daniil Trifonov, is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 - whose ebullient finale contrasts with the seraphic slow movement made famous by the 1967 film Elvira Madigan.Performer Daniil Trifonov (piano). Company Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor Christian Thielemann.
|7 Sep 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra - T084598139German violinist Julia Fischer joins the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra for its second concert, as soloist in Tchaikovsky's much-loved Violin Concerto - a work in which concert-hall sophistication balances rustic folk-simplicity, overflowing with tunes and climaxing in a dazzling rondo finale. Big tunes - or, at least, one big tune - also dominate Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations, his affectionate musical portrait of friends and acquaintances. The concert opens with one of Rimsky-Korsakov's finest scores, the 'three symphonic pictures' adapted from his 1907 opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh - a work sometimes nicknamed ?the Russian Parsifal'. Finish time approx. 21:35Performer Julia Fischer (violin). Company St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (c. 1925-91 Leningrad Philharmonicc Orchestra). Conductor Yuri Temirkanov.
|8 Sep 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Americana - T02114921951It's American Night at the Proms, courtesy of the BBC Concert Orchestra and its New York State-born Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart. Toes will be tapping in a concert that starts with folk songs and dances - joyously orchestrated and reworked by Aaron Copland - and ends in Chris Brubeck's distinctive blend of classical, jazz, blues and country music. Take an exhilarating musical journey with the UK premiere of ?his Travels in Time for Three - a thrill-ride concerto composed for virtuoso string trio and orchestra. Finish time approx. 21:40Company Time for Three. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Keith Lockhart.
|9 Sep 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Gorecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky - T01484830153A series of farewells as Osmo Vanska conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme concluding the season's focus on Polish music and premiering Anthony Payne's orchestration of Vaughan Williams's Four Last Songs. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Ruby Hughes and Jennifer Johnston are the soloists, Hughes singing the three Polish texts of Henryk Gorecki's 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs', Johnston singing Procris, Menelaus, Tired and Hands, Eyes and Heart in the Vaughan Williams. Tchaikovsky's ?Path?tique' is the penultimate instalment of this summer's cycle of his symphonies. Finish time: approx. 22:05Performer Ruby Hughes (soprano). Performer Jennifer Johnston (mezzo soprano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Osmo Vanska.
|4 Sep 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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St Louis Symphony - T0812249462Accompanied by an acclaimed ensemble appearing at the Proms for the first time, frequent guest Christian Tetzlaff revisits the demanding Beethoven concerto. David Robertson has devised what might seem an unlikely second-half pairing but Schoenberg and Gershwin, both talented painters and tennis aficionados, became firm friends when relocated to Hollywood. And we begin with Brahms, whom Schoenberg venerated, here at his most impassioned. Finish time approx. 21:45Performer Christian Tetzlaff (violin). Company St Louis Symphony. Conductor David Robertson.
|4 Sep 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Tribute to Stan Kenton - T01196643292Enjoy a late-night centenary tribute to Stan Kenton, whose orchestra, during the late 1940s and early 1950s, was the biggest jazz attraction in the world, embracing in its ranks many soloists and arrangers who went on to have brilliant careers of their own. One of the most creative of all bandleaders, Kenton's penchant for complex and highly structured work could run counter to the expectations of critics and audiences alike. Still, he kept on moving between dissonance and convention, and tonight the BBC Big Band celebrates his legacy, including some of his classical arrangements, with guest vocalist Claire Martin. Finish time: approx 23:30. There will be no intervalPerformer Claire Martin (vocalist). Company BBC Big Band. Conductor Jiggs Whigham.
|7 Sep 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Orchestre National de France - T0303679229In its first visit to the UK since Daniele Gatti became Music Director, the Orchestre National de France presents three great works linked to France and its capital city. Dating from a decade before his symphony of seascapes, La mer, Debussy's poetic Prélude made its composer's name when it was premiered in 1894, and created controversy when Nijinsky danced his erotic choreography of it for the Ballets Russes in 1912. A year later the Paris premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring prompted an even more sensational succès de scandale for Diaghilev's company, causing the most famous riot in musical history. Finish time: approx. 21:15 with intervalConductor Daniele Gatti. Company Orchestre National de France.
|7 Sep 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - T0382370177Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has written choral works throughout his career. To celebrate his 75th birthday today, the BBC Singers and their Chief Conductor David Hill devote their Late Night Prom exclusively to his music. The virtuosic and technically challenging Westerlings, premiered by the BBC Singers in 1977, consists of four songs to texts by the Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown, interspersed with wordless seascapes and capped by a concluding prayer in Old Norse, the ancient language of Sir Peter's adopted Orkney home. Also setting texts by Brown, Solstice of Light is a major cantata with organ, charting the whole history of the Orkneys and ending in an invocation to St Magnus, the islands' patron saint. Approx finish time: 23:15. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3. There will be no interval.
|8 Sep 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra - T0507371850Finish time approx. 21:45Music Mark-Anthony Turnage (c14 mins)). Music Mahler (85 mins)). Company Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink.
|8 Sep 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|James Levine. Company Boston Symphony Orchestra. Music Elliott Carter (Three Illusions - UK Premiere). Music Bartok (Concerto for Orchesta). Music Brahms (Symphony No 1 in C minor).|
|7 Sep 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Daniele Gatti. Company Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer Joshua Bell (violin). Music Bruch (Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 10 in E minor).|
|7 Sep 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Vienna Philharmoinc Orchestra. Conductor Zubin Mehta. Performer Katarina Dalayman (soprano). Music Haydn (Symphony No 103 in E flat major; Drumroll). Music Berg (Three Fragments from Wozzeck). Music Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring).|
|7 Sep 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Peter Maxwell Davies (Sir - Fantasia and a Ground on Two Pavans after Purcell). Music Peter Maxwell Davies (Sir - Missa super L'homme arme). Music Stravinsky (Ragtime). Music Peter Maxwell Davies (Sir - Linguae ignis). Music Stravinsky (Renard). Music Stravinsky (Psappha).|
|8 Sep 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|R.Strauss (Don Juan). Music Elgar (Cello Concerto in E minor). Music Musorgsky (orch Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition). Performer Yo-Yo Ma (cello). Company Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. Conductor David Zinman.|
|11 Sep 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink. Music Haydn (Symphony No 96 in D major - Miracle). Music Bruckner (Symphony No 4 in E flat major - Romantic).|
|12 Sep 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Sibelius (The Oceanides). Music Tippett (The Rose Lake). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 6 in F major 'Pastora'). Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Colin Davis (Sir).|
|13 Sep 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Debussy (Le mer). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 7 in C major Leningrad). Company World Orchestra for Peace. Conductor Valery Gergiev.|
|8 Sep 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Mozart (Overture La clemenza di Tito - Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat major K595). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 9 in D minor Choral). Performer Alfred Brndel (piano). Performer Janice Watson (soprano). Performer Petra Lang (mezzo soprano). Performer Robert Dan Smith (tenor). Performer Marcus Jupither (bass). Company London Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sir Colin Davis.|
|10 Sep 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L5591203
|Stravinsky (Scherzo fantastique). Music Szymanowski (Songs of a Fairy-Tale Princess). Music Debussy (Jeux). Music Holst (The Planets). Performer Valdine Anderson (soprano). Conductor Mark Elder. Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales.|
|10 Sep 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L137075721