Strauss, Brahms and Bostrom - T02008146466The mischievous escapades of the irrepressible Till Eulenspiegel - Germany's beloved folk hero - introduce a concert that celebrates the dramatic power of the orchestra. Markus Stenz conducts the BBC NOW in its first concert of the season, pairing Strauss's lively tone-poem with Brahms's turbulent Symphony No. 1 - the work that announced him as the 'heir to Beethoven'. Trumpeters Hakan Hardenberger and Jeroen Berwaerts are rival soloists in a rhythmically charged new double concerto by Swedish composer Tobias Brostr?m.Performer Jeroen Berwaerts (trumpet). Performer Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Markus Stenz.
|25 Jul 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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War & Peace - T0316272875In the centenary year of the end of the First World War, the World Orchestra for Peace - founded by Georg Solti as an expression of international musical harmony - returns to the Proms with one of classical music's most potent statements of brotherhood and fellowship, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Composed in the shadow of the Second World War, Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem adds its own emotive warning against war. The concert opens with a new, First World War-themed work by Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds, commissioned for the talented young singers of the BBC Proms Youth Choir.Performer Erin Wall (soprano). Performer Judit Kutasi (mezzo-soprano). Performer Russell Thomas (tenor). Performer Franz-Josef Selig (baritone). Company BBC Proms Youth Choir. Company World Orchestra for Peace. Conductor Simon Halsey. Conductor Donald Runnicles.
|21 Jul 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Beethoven - Fidelio - T01299400204Beethoven's only opera is a passionate musical protest against political oppression that premiered in the wake of the French Revolution. Stuart Skelton stars as the imprisoned Florestan, with soprano Ricarda Merbeth as Leonore. Juanjo Mena conducts.Performer Stuart Skelton (Florestan). Performer Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore). Performer Brindley Sherratt (Rocco). Performer Louise Alder (Marzelline). Performer Benjamin Hulett (Jaquino). Performer Detlef Roth (Don Pizarro). Performer David Soar (David Soar (Don Dernando). Performer Orfeon Donostiarra. Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Juanjo Mena.
|21 Jul 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Le Cercle de I'Harmonie - T418495924Jeremie Rhorer's energetic period-instrument ensemble makes its Proms debut along with fast-rising soprano Rosa Feola. The orchestra opens with Mozart's vigorous Symphony No. 39, the first of the composer's final trilogy. Just like Mozart, Mendelssohn had an uncanny way of balancing head and heart in complex musical arguments, as heard in the thrusting brilliance of his Fourth Symphony, the ?Italian', tinged with poetry and romance.Performer Rosa Feola (soprano). Company Le Cercle de I'Harmonie. Conductor Jeremie Rhorer.
|22 Jul 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Leif Ove Andsnes and The Mahler Chamber Orchestra 1 - T152223005Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes embarks on his Proms cycle of Beethoven piano concertos (see also Proms 10 & 12), directing the dynamic Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Each concert features a work by Stravinsky (in this case the composer's classically inspired ballet Apollon musagete ('Apollo, Leader of the Muses') - music, the impresario Diaghilev claimed, 'not of this world, but of somewhere above'. Finish time: approx 21:45Company Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Director Leif Ove Andsnes (piano).
|23 Jul 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Brahams & Janacek - T695886976'In the tenor solo I hear a high priest,' Janacek said of his Glagolitic Mass, 'in the soprano solo a girlish angel and in the chorus our people.' These elements,combined with organ and orchestra, yield a huge, passionate secular oratorio celebrating life, nationhood and peace. In the first half Barry Douglas, whose relationship with the Proms goes back almost 20 years, returns with Brahms's elemental First Piano Concerto - a work that distils all the conflict of the composer's relationship with the troubled Robert Schumann and his wife Clara. Finish time approx. 21:45Performer Barry Douglas (piano). Performer Mlada Khudoley (soprano). Performer Yulia Matochkina (mezzo-soprano). Performer Mikhail Vekua (tenor). Performer Yuri Vorobiev (bass). Company London Symphony Chorus. Company London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Valery Gergiev.
|24 Jul 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Stenhammar, Szymanowski & R Strauss - T0293567985Evocations of Nordic forests, Persian gardens and snow-capped mountains feature in Thomas Sondergard's first Prom as Principal Conductor of tonight's orchestra. Wilhelm Stenhammar's 1896 symphonic overture Excelsior! leads into the opulent sound-world of Karol Syzmanowski's Symphony No. 3, ?The Song of the Night'. A journey from dusk to dawn and on into the night, Richard Strauss's Alpine Symphony is a much a statement of the composer's personal philosophy as a description of the natural world at its most dramatic. Finish time: approx. 21:05Performer Michael Weinius (tenor). Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Thomas Sondergard.
|18 Jul 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Beethoven Cycle - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 - T01059159329Daniel Barenboim directs his first Beethoven symphony cycle in London - and becomes the first conductor since Henry Wood in 1942 to survey all nine symphonies in a single Proms season. His dynamic West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - famously bringing together Arab and Israeli players to form less 'an orchestra for peace' than 'an orchestra against ignorance' - goes far beyond the symbolic in its goal of building bridges through music. Expect further fireworks as Barenboim pairs Beethoven's revolutionary classics with music by one of today's senior musical figures, the ever-innovative composer-conductor Pierre Boulez, with whom Barenboim first collaborated in the mid-1960s. Finish time: approx. 21:55Company West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor Daniel Barenboim.
|20 Jul 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Sibelius/Bartok and Janacek - T01199157896Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé are joined by András Schiff in a mixed programme of 20th-century masters. Finish time approx: 21:45Performer Andras Schiff (piano). Company Halle. Conductor Mark Elder (Sir).
|21 Jul 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Philharmonic - T02016672677'Stress', 'Love', 'Play', 'Now!'. The movement titles of Parry's last symphony hint at hidden autobiographical significance, and celebrate a composer rarely noticed beyond the Last Night (see also Prom 31 and Prom 68). It is paired with the most famous autobiographical symphony of all, Tchaikovsky's heroic attempt to outrun and finally confront despair. At the centre of the BBC Philharmonic's first appearance this season is the early, Chopin-tinged piano concerto by another great Russian (whose works we feature this season), with much-admired Argentinian soloist Nelson Goerner. Finish time: approx. 21:45Conductor Vassily Sinaisky. Company BBC Philharmonic.
|23 Jul 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Moeran (Symphony in G minor - 45 mins). Music Finzi (Grand Fantasia and Toccata - 15 mins). Music Elgar (Symphony No 2 in E flat major - 55 mins). Performer Leon McCawley (piano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Vassily Sinaisky.|
|23 Jul 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Symphony Orchestra - T0215234900A Proms reprise of a programme first given in 1958, featuring two German composers who managed to retain Classical poise in the face of burgeoning Romanticism. Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony celebrates the sounds and colours of Italy, while Brahms’s Second is the most ‘pastoral’ of his symphonies, a work of carefree high spirits. In between comes the colossal Second Piano Concerto with which Brahms blurs the boundaries between symhony and concerto; the soloist is Lars Vogt, whose reputation is similarly built on a mastery of the Classical repertoire. Mendelssohn’s spirited curtain-raiser is based on the Victor Hugo play in which the commoner Ruy Blas is forced to dishonour the Queen of Spain by winning her affections. Finish time approx. 22:05Performer Lars Vogt (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek. Music Mendelssohn (8mins)). Music Mendelssohn (28mins)). Music Brahms (48mins)). Music Brahms (40mins)).
|23 Jul 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Thierry Fischer. Performer Roger Muraro (piano). Company Choristers from Eton College Chapel Choir. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Music Henri Dutilleux (The Shadows of Time - Proms Firsts UK Premiere 1998). Music Ravel (Piano Concerto for the Left Hand - Proms Firsts UK Premiere 1932). Music Berlioz (Symphonie fantastique).|
|20 Jul 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Thomas Zehetmair (violin). Company Northern Sinfonia. Music Gyorgy Ligeti (Ramifications). Music Schumann (Symphony No 4 in D minor - original version). Music Brahms (Violin Concerto in D major).|
|21 Jul 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi. Performer Christian Tetzlaff (violin). Music Mozart (Violin Concerto No 3 in G major K216). Music Mahler (Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor).|
|22 Jul 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|De Grigny (orch. Benjamin - Palimpsest I and II). Music Messiaen (Des canyons aux etoiles). Performer Ueli Wiget (piano). Performer Simon Breyer (horn). Performer Rumi Ogawa (xylorimba). Performer Rainer Romer (glockenspiel). Company Ensemble Modern. Conductor George Benjamin.|
|23 Jul 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|James MacMillan (Symphony No 3 - Silence - BBC/NHK co-commission European premiere). Music R.Strauss (Four Last Songs). Music Beethoven (Symphony No 5 in C minor). Performer Barbara Frittoli (soprano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor James MacMillan (Symphony No 3 - Silence). Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.|
|24 Jul 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The Oriana Collection - T1647791175And other selections from 'The Triumphs of Oriana' interspersed with new works (to specially commissioned poems) by: Joe Duddell (Gracie Nichols), Howard Goodall (U.A. Fanthorpe), John Harle (Ian Sinclair), John McCabe (Jo Shapcott), Dominic Muldowney (Simon Armitage), Jocelyn Pook (Andrew Motion), Joby Talbot (Kathleen Jamie). BBC/King's Singers commission: world premiere.Group/Band King's Singers. Music Bennet (All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded). Music Weelkes (As Vesta was from Latmos Hill Descending). Music Johnson (Come Blessed Bird).
|25 Jul 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Britten (Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes). Music Peter Maxwell Davies (Symphony No 7 - BBC commission: London premiere). Music Vaughan Williams (The Lark Ascending). Music Elgar (Enigma Variations). Performer Tasmin Little (violin). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies. Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier.|
|21 Jul 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Boulez (Notations I-IV). Music Ravel (Sheherazade). Music Messiaen (Eclairs sur l'au-dela). Performer Jean Rigby (mezzo soprano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Sir Andrew Davis.|
|22 Jul 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
listing details L2039629825
|Gyorgy Ligeti (Chamber Concerto). Music Wolfgang Rihm (Gejagte Form). Music John Adams (Gnarly Buttons). Performer Michael Collins (clarinet). Conductor Markus Stenz.|
|23 Jul 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|27 Jul 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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