Symphonie Fantastique (Repeat) - T588484541A diabolical witches' sabbath, a riotous ball, a march to the gallows and an unrequited passion make up the hallucinatory narrative of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. Inspired by the composer's own romantic infatuation with a young actress, the score is a cinematic fantasy full of tragedy and passion, a work teeming with orchestral drama - by turns gorgeous and grotesque. Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra perform this grandiose work from memory, in a specially devised production incorporating elements of design, lighting and choreography, as well as Berlioz's own words about his music.Performer Mathew Baynton (actor). Company Blind Summit Theatre. Company Aurora Orchestra. Conductor Nicholas Collon.
|12 Sep 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Before the Ending of the Day - T0425848819Before the fanfares and celebrations of the Last Night of the Proms comes a late-night moment of contemplation led by Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars. Recreating the Christian office of Compline, the final service of the church day, they weave together a sung meditation spanning over 1,000 years of sacred music. The delicate tracery of Renaissance polyphony by Padilla and Gallus gives way to the 21st-century ?Spiritual' Minimalism of Arvo P?rt, and at the centre of it all sits Allegri's exquisite Miserere. There will be no interval.Company Tallis Scholars. Director Peter Phillips.
|6 Sep 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sir Andras Schiff performs Bach's The Well Tempered Clavier - T805992112The two volumes of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier together represent a wealth of musical invention, ingenuity and delight. Eminent Bach-specialist Sir Andr?s Schiff here performs Book I ? concluding the cycle next year with Book 2.Performer Andras Schiff (piano).
|7 Sep 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L0886876725
Handel - Coronation Anthems - T0157731172On 11 October 1727, George II was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. The House of Hanover's favourite composer was the natural choice to provide the music. Handel wrote four majestic Coronation Anthems for the occasion, the most famous, Zadok the Priest, designed to unleash its blazing choral entry just as George stepped into the Abbey's chancel. The Academy of Ancient Music returns to the Proms to fill the Royal Albert Hall with all the regal splendour of Handel's Coronation Anthems and with Leopold Stokowski's equally grandiose upholstering of music by Bach and Purcell. There will be no intervalCompany Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor Richard Egarr.
|8 Sep 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Vienna Philharmonic - T1632485879The first of two consecutive nights with the Vienna Philharmonic under two different conductors. Here, Semyon Bychkov showcases Franz Schmidt's neglected Second Symphony - a work he has passionately championed. A bold piece of Brucknerian ambition, it has more than a hint of Richard Strauss about it. It's paired with Brahms's Third Symphony - the work that saw the composer finding his true musical identity, stepping out from behind his influences to create something lyrical yet strangely unresolved. Finish time approx. 21:10Company Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Semyon Bychkov.
|10 Sep 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra - T01112794445'The world will never have heard the likes of my symphony!' A bold claim by any composer, but one more than justified by Mahler's Third Symphony. This epic, unorthodox work unfolds over six movements, painting a musical portrait ?of nature'' very essence. Pagan gods and Christian saints, flower meadows and silent forests, instruments and voices all come together in a work that moves beyond the confines of programme music. Celebrated Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly returns to conduct this masterpiece in the first of his two Proms with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 20:50Performer Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano). Company Leipzig Opera and Gewandhaus Choir (women's voices). Company Leipzig Gewandhaus Childrens Choir. Company Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Conductor Riccardo Chailly.
|11 Sep 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis play Schubert - T01556464359Pianists Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis return for the final Late Night Prom of the festival. Cooper plays Schubert's late, great Piano Sonata in C minor, its scherzo still informed by the Rossinian joie de vivre of the early symphonies, the surrounding movements infused with the sorrow and resignation of the song-cycles Winterreise and Schwanengesang. Published posthumously, the symphonically conceived 'Grand Duo' dates from the summer of 1824, when the composer was engaged as music master to Maria and Caroline Esterhazy in the family's Slovakian estate. Finish time: approx. 23:30Performer Imogen Cooper (piano). Performer Paul Lewis (piano).
|5 Sep 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven & Bruckner - T01069319084Murray Perahia and Bernard Haitink have a long-standing musical rapport, most recently demonstrated at the Proms in 2008. Tonight they are reunited in Beethoven's most daringly personal concerto, remarkable for its outer tenderness and underlying intensity. After the interval, Bruckner's symphonic swansong is performed by the ensemble he himself considered ?the most superior', under a conductor who helped reignite contemporary interest in this profoundly spiritual music. Haitink gives the Ninth in its three-movement form, ending as its great Adagio fades into silence, seemingly on the verge of the inexpressible. Finish time approx. 21:20Performer Murray Perahia (piano). Company Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Bernard Haitink.
|6 Sep 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Weber arr. Berlioz - Der Freischutz - T715002398Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his team have recently been staging Berlioz's rarely performed take on Weber's Der Freischütz at the Opéra Comique in Paris. As originally composed, the work has spoken dialogue in German but, for the Paris production of 1841, Berlioz replaced the dialogue with recitative as well as adding the ballet expected by French audiences at the time. This is the most familiar part of his revision today, an orchestration of Weber's Invitation to the Dance. Tonight's rendition of the complete opera in Berlioz's reconfiguration is its first outing at the Proms. Finish time: approx. 22:25. There will be one interval.Performer Andrew Kennedy (tenor - Max). Performer Sophie Karthauser (soprano - Agathe). Performer Gidon Saks (bass - Kaspar). Performer Virginie Pochon (soprano - Annchen). Performer Matthew Brook (bass-bairtone - Kuno). Company Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. Performer John Eliot Gardiner (Sir).
|9 Sep 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L997441969
Penguin Cafe - T1885662085To end the season's Late Night series we celebrate a band of musicians popular for two generations. Penguin Cafe's quietly insidious blends of catchy material, sophisticated skill and slightly surreal unpredictability have long been familiar to listeners who may never have registered the names of performers or music. Originally dreamt up and fronted by Simon Jeffes until his death in 1997 - and also prompting David Bintley's successful ballet 'Still Life' at the Penguin Cafe - the group's music has reappeared on the scene thanks to Jeffes's son Arthur, who has added new pieces to the menu. Joining them is star Northumbrian smallpiper Kathryn Tickell, a past guest of the original Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Finish time: approx. 23:30Performer Kathryn Tickell (Northumbrian smallpipes).
|8 Sep 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - T23188257Period-performance pioneer Nikolaus Harnoncourt here makes his first ever Proms appearance in front of a modern symphony orchestra, conducting the incomparable Vienna Philharmonic in this season's last symphony by the 'father' of the form, 'Papa' Haydn (the bicentenary of whose death we mark this year). One of the first set of 12 'London' Symphonies, No.97 was composed and premiered on Haydn's first visit to England in 1791-2. Only ever given a rough run-through in Vienna during the composer's all-too-short lifetime, Schubert's 'Great' C major was eventually accorded its posthumous premiere by another of this year's bicentenarians, Felix Mendelssohn, in 1839. Approx finish time: 21:30. Broadcast Live on BBC Four and BBC Radio 3. There will be an interval.Company Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
|10 Sep 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Symphony Orchestra - T1624076576Finish time approx. 21:50Music Vaughan Williams (42 mins)). Music Xenakis (44 mins)). Music Holst (52 mins)). Performer Elizabeth Watts (soprano). Company 4-Mality. Company O Duo. Company Holst Singers (women's voices). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Martyn Brabbins.
|10 Sep 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Last Night of the Proms 2006 - T0810671553+ The National Anthem and Auld Lang Syne. Finish time approx. 22:35. Broadcast on BBC Two (Part 1) and BBC One (Part 2)Conductor Mark Elder. Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone). Performer Viktoria Mullova (violin). Music Shostakovich (Festive Overture). Music Borodin (Prince Igor - No Sleep no rest). Music Verdi (Ernani - Gran dio!... Oh de' verd'anni miei). Music Rubinstein (Nero - Epithalamium). Music Colin Matthews (Vivo). Music Prokofiev (Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor). Music Wagner (Tannhauser - Entry of the Guests). Music Coates (March 'Calling All Workers'). Music Bizet (Carmen - Toreador's Song). Music Soloviev-Sedoy (Moscow Nights - violin solo arr. Matthew Barley - world premiere). Music Elgar (Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D major - Land of Hope and Glory). Music Henry Wood (Fantasia on British Sea-Songs - with additional numbers arr. Bob Chilcott). Music Parry (orch. Elgar - Jerusalem).
|9 Sep 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Crouch End Festival Chorus. Company Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. Performer Solveig Kringelborn (soprano). Performer Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet). Music Debussy (La mer). Music Mark-Anthony Turnage (From the Wreckage - BBC co-commission with Helsinki Philharmonic and Gothenburg Symphony orchestras: UK premiere). Music Sibelius (Luonnotar). Music Ravel (Daphnis and Chloe - Suites Nos 1 and 2).|
|9 Sep 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Dvorak (The Water Goblin). Music Dvorak (Rusalka - Song to the Moon). Music Puccini (La boheme - Musetta's Waltz Song). Music Puccini (Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo). Music Bellini (I puritani - Mad scene). Music Shostakovich (Symphony No 5 in D minor). Performer Anna Netrebko (soprano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.|
|10 Sep 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Last Night of the Proms 2003 - T670353293Plus The National Anthem and Auld Lang Syne. This concert will be broadcast on BBC2 (Part 1) and BBC1 (Part 2)Performer Berlioz (Overture - Roman Carnival). Music Saint-Saens (Introduction and Rondo capriccioso). Music Faure (Pavane). Music Joseph Phibbs (New Work - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Catalani (La Wally - Ebben? Ne andro Iontana). Music Gounod (Faust - O Dieu! Que de bijoux! - Jewel Song). Music Leoncavallo (Pagliacci - Stridono lassu). Music Vaughan Williams (The Wasps - Overture). Music Borodin (Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances). Music Massenet (Thais - Meditation). Music Bizet (Carmen - L'amour est un oiseau rebelle - Habanera). Music Teodor Grigoriu (Valurile Dun?arii - Muzica). Music Elgar (Pomp and Circumstance March No 1). Music Wood. Music Grainger (arr. John Wilson - Fantasia on British Sea-Songs). Music Parry (orch. Elgar - Jerusalem). Performer Angela Gheorghiu (soprano). Performer Leila Josefowicz (violin). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin.
|13 Sep 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Last Night of the Proms 2002 - T1936474740Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin. Performer Samuel West (speaker). Performer Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Performer Audra McDonald (soprano). Music Walton (Anniversary fanfare; March: Orb and Sceptre). Music Walton (arr Sargent - Henry V Suite with narration). Music Colin Matthews. Music Judith Weir. Music Lukas Foss. Music Poul Rider. Music David Sawer. Music Michael Torke. Music Anthony Payne. Music Magnus Lindberg (Bright Cecilia: Variations on a Theme by Purcell) - BBC Music Magazine commission: world premiere). Music Grieg (Piano Concerto in A minor). Music Elgar (Pomp and Circumstance March No 1). Music Parry (I Was Glad). Music Sullivan (The Yeoman of the Guard - Overture). Music Rodgers (A centenary sequence to include: Cinderella Waltz; Songs). Music Wood (Fantasia on British Sea-Songs). Music Parry (orch. Elgar Jerusalem). Music Britten (arr - The National Anthem).
|14 Sep 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Last Night of the Proms 2001 - T0391620714The second half of The Last Night of the Proms 2001 programme has been changed in the light of the terrorist attacks in America. The amended programme includes Barber's Adagio for Strings and the Finale of Beethoven's 9th.Music Verdi (Overture 'La forza del destino'; Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from 'Nabucco'). Music Finzi (The Fall of the Leaf). Music Ravel (Scheherazade). Music Lambert (The Rio Grande). Music Ives (orch. [Schuman] Variations on 'America'). Music Canteloube (Songs of the Auvergne - selection). Music Sousa (Liberty Bell - march). Music Parry (orch. [Elgar] Jerusalem). Performer Frederica von Stade (mezzo soprano). Performer Alice Coote (mezzo soprano). Performer Paul Lewis (piano). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Leonard Slatkin.
|15 Sep 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L01287045111
|Rossini (Overture and 'Largo al factotum' from 'The Barber of Seville'). Music Verdi ('Di Provenza il mar' from 'La traviata'). Music Hugh Wood (Variations for Orchestra; European premiere). Music Rakhmaninov (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini). Music Bernstein (Overture 'Candide'). Music Parry (Blest Pair of Sirens). Music Gershwin (Nice Work if You Can Get It. Somebody Loves Me. A Foggy Day. Embraceable You. Fascinating Rhythm). Music Thomas Ades (These Premises are Alarmed; London Premiere). Music Elgar (Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D major). Music Henry Wood (Fantasia on British Sea-Songs). Music Arne (Rule Britannia!). Music Parry (orch. Elgar - Jerusalem). Performer Thomas Hampson (baritone). Performer Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano). Company BBC Singers. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis.|
|12 Sep 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L1262915884