Proms 2016 Repeats

Episodes

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Prom 27: Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky And Stravinsky20160814

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard with violinist Pekka Kuusisto perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Stravinsky's Petrushka.

Presented by Tom Service from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Helen Grime: Two Eardley Pictures (I - Catterline in Winter)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major

Stravinsky: Petrushka

Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

This Prom marks the first instalment of all three of Stravinsky's landmark ballets for the Ballet Russes company, all performed this weekend by Scottish orchestras. In the vivid folk tale of a puppet springing to life, Stravinsky had the starting point for his stylistic breakthrough, Petrushka, a ballet that would depict Russia with 'quick tempos, smells of Russian food, sweat and glistening leather boots'.

The first part of a BBC commission from Scottish composer Helen Grime - a two-part work whose complementary second 'Picture' can be heard in Prom 30 - prefaces this concert's arrival in Russia via all the despair, passion and determination of Tchaikovsky's heart-rending Violin Concerto.

First broadcast live, 5th August 2016.

Prom 27: Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky20160814

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard with violinist Pekka Kuusisto perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Stravinsky's Petrushka.

Presented by Tom Service from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Helen Grime: Two Eardley Pictures (I - Catterline in Winter)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major

Stravinsky: Petrushka

Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

This Prom marks the first instalment of all three of Stravinsky's landmark ballets for the Ballet Russes company, all performed this weekend by Scottish orchestras. In the vivid folk tale of a puppet springing to life, Stravinsky had the starting point for his stylistic breakthrough, Petrushka, a ballet that would depict Russia with 'quick tempos, smells of Russian food, sweat and glistening leather boots'.

The first part of a BBC commission from Scottish composer Helen Grime - a two-part work whose complementary second 'Picture' can be heard in Prom 30 - prefaces this concert's arrival in Russia via all the despair, passion and determination of Tchaikovsky's heart-rending Violin Concerto.

First broadcast live, 5th August 2016.

Proms 2016 Repeats - Prom 39: Haydn, Charlotte Bray and Mahler20160828

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo at the BBC Proms in Mahler's 5th Symphony, Haydn's Symphony No 34 and Charlotte Bray's Falling in the Fire, with cellist Guy Johnston.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall in London

Haydn: Symphony No 34 in D minor

Charlotte Bray: Falling in the Fire (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor

Guy Johnston, cello

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

The latest in the series of Proms cello concertos is a powerful new work from Charlotte Bray, an expression of 'moral outrage' at the destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, last summer, after which 'everything changed' in the composer's compositional outlook.

Similarly, something changed in Mahler when he came to write his Fifth Symphony. Not only had he survived a haemorrhage that had nearly killed him, but he had also met and fallen in love with Alma Schindler, for whom the Fifth Symphony's ardent Adagietto is a love song. Before that, Haydn's Symphony No 34 makes its first appearance at the Proms.

(First broadcast 14/08/2016).

Proms 2016 Repeats - Prom 39: Haydn, Charlotte Bray And Mahler20160828

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo at the BBC Proms in Mahler's 5th Symphony, Haydn's Symphony No 34 and Charlotte Bray's Falling in the Fire, with cellist Guy Johnston.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall in London

Haydn: Symphony No 34 in D minor

Charlotte Bray: Falling in the Fire (BBC commission: world premiere)

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor

Guy Johnston, cello

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

The latest in the series of Proms cello concertos is a powerful new work from Charlotte Bray, an expression of 'moral outrage' at the destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, last summer, after which 'everything changed' in the composer's compositional outlook.

Similarly, something changed in Mahler when he came to write his Fifth Symphony. Not only had he survived a haemorrhage that had nearly killed him, but he had also met and fallen in love with Alma Schindler, for whom the Fifth Symphony's ardent Adagietto is a love song. Before that, Haydn's Symphony No 34 makes its first appearance at the Proms.

(First broadcast 14/08/2016).

AO3Prom 03: Mozart, Haydn and Faure20160718

AO3Prom 03: Mozart, Haydn and Faure20160718

With Verity Sharp.

Another chance to hear the Choir of King's College Cambridge with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in classic choral works including Fauré's Requiem and Haydn's Mass in Time of War.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall

2pm:

Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate

2.15pm:

Haydn: Mass in C major 'Paukenmesse'

3pm:

Fauré: Pavane (choral version)

3.05pm:

Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine

3.15pm:

Faure: Requiem

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Paula Murrihy (mezzo-soprano)

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

3.55pm:

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 03: Mozart, Haydn and Faure20160718

With Verity Sharp.

Another chance to hear the Choir of King's College Cambridge with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in classic choral works including Fauré's Requiem and Haydn's Mass in Time of War.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall

2pm:

Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate

2.15pm:

Haydn: Mass in C major 'Paukenmesse'

3pm:

Fauré: Pavane (choral version)

3.05pm:

Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine

3.15pm:

Faure: Requiem

Lucy Crowe (soprano)

Paula Murrihy (mezzo-soprano)

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

3.55pm:

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 04: Ravel, Rachmaninov, Ustvolskaya and Strauss20160719

AO3Prom 04: Ravel, Rachmaninov, Ustvolskaya and Strauss20160719

With Verity Sharp.

Another chance to hear Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra play Ravel, Ustvolskaya and Strauss. The young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov is the soloist in Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 and the concert closes with a suite from Richard Strauss's waltz-filled opera Der Rosenkavalier.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm:

Ravel: Boléro

2.15pm:

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor

3pm:

Galina Ustvolskaya: Symphony No 3 'Jesus Messiah, save us!'

3.15pm:

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Alexei Petrenko, reciter

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Valery Gergiev, conductor

3.55pm:

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 04: Ravel, Rachmaninov, Ustvolskaya and Strauss20160719

With Verity Sharp.

Another chance to hear Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra play Ravel, Ustvolskaya and Strauss. The young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov is the soloist in Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 and the concert closes with a suite from Richard Strauss's waltz-filled opera Der Rosenkavalier.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm:

Ravel: Boléro

2.15pm:

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor

3pm:

Galina Ustvolskaya: Symphony No 3 'Jesus Messiah, save us!'

3.15pm:

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Alexei Petrenko, reciter

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Valery Gergiev, conductor

3.55pm:

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 05: Beethoven's Missa solemnis20160720

AO3Prom 05: Beethoven's Missa solemnis20160720

With Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda in Beethoven's Missa solemnis from the BBC Proms

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall, London

In 1819 Ludwig van Beethoven was stirred by a new creative energy. Sketched over the next four years, on specially enlarged sheets of paper, was the work Beethoven himself came to admire above all others: his grand solemn mass, the Missa solemnis. Using every means of musical imagery available, Beethoven demonstrated his supreme mastery of the orchestral-choral model in this musical glimpse of heaven. The BBC Philharmonic, along with the Hallé Choir and Manchester Chamber Choir, bring Beethoven's vision to life under the orchestra's dynamic Conductor Laureate, Gianandrea Noseda.

2pm

Beethoven: Missa solemnis

Camilla Nylund (soprano)

Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano)

Stuart Skelton (tenor)

Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass)

Hallé Choir

Manchester Chamber Choir

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

AO3Prom 05: Beethoven's Missa solemnis20160720

With Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda in Beethoven's Missa solemnis from the BBC Proms

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch from the Royal Albert Hall, London

In 1819 Ludwig van Beethoven was stirred by a new creative energy. Sketched over the next four years, on specially enlarged sheets of paper, was the work Beethoven himself came to admire above all others: his grand solemn mass, the Missa solemnis. Using every means of musical imagery available, Beethoven demonstrated his supreme mastery of the orchestral-choral model in this musical glimpse of heaven. The BBC Philharmonic, along with the Hallé Choir and Manchester Chamber Choir, bring Beethoven's vision to life under the orchestra's dynamic Conductor Laureate, Gianandrea Noseda.

2pm

Beethoven: Missa solemnis

Camilla Nylund (soprano)

Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano)

Stuart Skelton (tenor)

Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass)

Hallé Choir

Manchester Chamber Choir

BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

AO3Prom 07: Poulenc, Stravinsky and Faure20160721

AO3Prom 07: Poulenc, Stravinsky and Faure20160721

Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Singers, Marc Minkowski, Julie Fuchs and Julien Behr in Poulenc's Stabat Mater, Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Fauré's Shylock.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Fauré: Shylock

2.15pm

Stravinsky:Pulcinella Suite

2.40pm

Poulenc: Stabat Mater

Julie Fuchs, soprano

Julien Behr, tenor

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Marc Minkowski conductor

Paris was at the centre of the quest for new clarity and order in music around the start of the 20th century, and tonight's Prom presents some of the most delicious fruits of that quest. Our Shakespeare anniversary celebrations continue with a suite drawn from Fauré's incidental music for The Merchant of Venice.

In his ballet score Pulcinella, Stravinsky dusted down Baroque melodies then believed to be by Pergolesi, lending them an ear-teasing bite.

Spare simplicity and urbane wit usually meet in the works of Poulenc; but in his Stabat mater - a portrait of the mother of Christ beholding her crucified son - Poulenc finds a mode of disarming tenderness and contemplation.

(First broadcast on Wednesday 20th July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 07: Poulenc, Stravinsky and Faure20160721

Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Singers, Marc Minkowski, Julie Fuchs and Julien Behr in Poulenc's Stabat Mater, Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Fauré's Shylock.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Fauré: Shylock

2.15pm

Stravinsky:Pulcinella Suite

2.40pm

Poulenc: Stabat Mater

Julie Fuchs, soprano

Julien Behr, tenor

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Marc Minkowski conductor

Paris was at the centre of the quest for new clarity and order in music around the start of the 20th century, and tonight's Prom presents some of the most delicious fruits of that quest. Our Shakespeare anniversary celebrations continue with a suite drawn from Fauré's incidental music for The Merchant of Venice.

In his ballet score Pulcinella, Stravinsky dusted down Baroque melodies then believed to be by Pergolesi, lending them an ear-teasing bite.

Spare simplicity and urbane wit usually meet in the works of Poulenc; but in his Stabat mater - a portrait of the mother of Christ beholding her crucified son - Poulenc finds a mode of disarming tenderness and contemplation.

(First broadcast on Wednesday 20th July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 08: Strictly Prom20160722

Afternoon on 3 - with Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear the BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland. The Strictly Prom, with host Katie Derham, and dance stars from the popular BBC TV programme.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Styne Gypsy: Overture

Erik Satie arr. Debussy Gymnopédie No.1

Bizet Farandole from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2

arr. Paul Hart Roaring Twenties Medley

J.Strauss II Die Fledermaus Overture

Walter Earle Brown, arr Balcombe If I Can Dream

Richard Rodney Bennett Murder on Orient Express Suite: Overture, Waltz, Finale

Ginastera Estancia: Four Dances - Malambo

2.50pm

Harry Warren, arr Balcombe 42nd Street

Kachaturian Masquerade Suite: Mazurka

George Antheil Archipelago

Piazzolla, arr Glyn Libertango

Tchaikovsky Grand Pas de Deux in G (Adagio) from Nutcracker

Ary Barroso, arr Wasson Aquarela do Brasil

de Falla Ritual Fire Dance

Irving Berlin arr. Langford and Sutherland Selection from Top Hat

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland

Presenter/Dancer: Katie Derham

Strictly Dancers:

Joanne Clifton

Karen Clifton

Kevin Clifton

Janette Manrara

Giovanni Pernice

Aljaž Skorjanec

Choreographer: Jason Gilkison

Katie Derham dons her dance shoes and ball gown once more, joined by some of your favourite professionals from Strictly Come Dancing, who will whisk us from Vienna to Latin America and back in the company of the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Gavin Sutherland.

(First broadcast on Thursday 21st July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 08: Strictly Prom20160722

Afternoon on 3 - with Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear the BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland. The Strictly Prom, with host Katie Derham, and dance stars from the popular BBC TV programme.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Styne Gypsy: Overture

Erik Satie arr. Debussy Gymnopédie No.1

Bizet Farandole from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2

arr. Paul Hart Roaring Twenties Medley

J.Strauss II Die Fledermaus Overture

Walter Earle Brown, arr Balcombe If I Can Dream

Richard Rodney Bennett Murder on Orient Express Suite: Overture, Waltz, Finale

Ginastera Estancia: Four Dances - Malambo

2.50pm

Harry Warren, arr Balcombe 42nd Street

Kachaturian Masquerade Suite: Mazurka

George Antheil Archipelago

Piazzolla, arr Glyn Libertango

Tchaikovsky Grand Pas de Deux in G (Adagio) from Nutcracker

Ary Barroso, arr Wasson Aquarela do Brasil

de Falla Ritual Fire Dance

Irving Berlin arr. Langford and Sutherland Selection from Top Hat

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland

Presenter/Dancer: Katie Derham

Strictly Dancers:

Joanne Clifton

Karen Clifton

Kevin Clifton

Janette Manrara

Giovanni Pernice

Aljaž Skorjanec

Choreographer: Jason Gilkison

Katie Derham dons her dance shoes and ball gown once more, joined by some of your favourite professionals from Strictly Come Dancing, who will whisk us from Vienna to Latin America and back in the company of the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Gavin Sutherland.

(First broadcast on Thursday 21st July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

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Afternoon on 3 presented by Penny Gore

Another chance to hear Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, conductor Jérémie Rhorer and soprano Rosa Feola at the BBC Proms in symphonies and concert arias by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E flat major, K543

c.2.30pm

Mendelssohn: Concert aria 'Infelice'

c.2.40pm

Mozart: Concert aria 'Ah, lo previdi', K272

c.2.50pm

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 in A major, 'Italian'

Rosa Feola, soprano

Le Cercle de l'Harmonie

conductor Jérémie Rhorer

Jérémie 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

(first broadcast on Friday 22nd July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

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Le Cercle de l'Harmonie and soprano Rosa Feola in music by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

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Le Cercle de l'Harmonie and soprano Rosa Feola in music by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Afternoon on 3 presented by Penny Gore

Another chance to hear Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, conductor Jérémie Rhorer and soprano Rosa Feola at the BBC Proms in symphonies and concert arias by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E flat major, K543

c.2.30pm

Mendelssohn: Concert aria 'Infelice'

c.2.40pm

Mozart: Concert aria 'Ah, lo previdi', K272

c.2.50pm

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 in A major, 'Italian'

Rosa Feola, soprano

Le Cercle de l'Harmonie

conductor Jérémie Rhorer

Jérémie 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

(first broadcast on Friday 22nd July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

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AO3Prom 1120160726

Afternoon on 3 presented by Penny Gore

Another chance to hear Mark Wigglesworth conduct the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales in Tippett's A Child of Our Time and the final scene of Wagner's opera Die Walkure from the BBC Proms

Presented by Donald Macleod from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Wagner: Die Walküre - final scene

c.2.30pm

Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Tamara Wilson (soprano)

Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano)

Peter Hoare (tenor)

James Creswell (bass)

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

Mark Wigglesworth conductor

As Europe slipped towards Fascism, Michael Tippett felt solidarity with the downtrodden. Then, in 1938, a young Polish Jew, whose parents had been deported by the Nazis, shot a German diplomat in Paris. Tippett had the central figure for his 'oratorio of contemplation', A Child of Our Time - inspired by Bach's Passions, Handel's Messiah and American spirituals.

Mark Wigglesworth also explores the theme of parent-child relationships in the final scene of Wagner's opera Die Walküre, culminating in Wotan's poignant farewell to his daughter.

(First broadcast on Saturday 23rd July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

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Mark Wigglesworth conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Wagner and Tippett.

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Mark Wigglesworth conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Wagner and Tippett.

Afternoon on 3 presented by Penny Gore

Another chance to hear Mark Wigglesworth conduct the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales in Tippett's A Child of Our Time and the final scene of Wagner's opera Die Walkure from the BBC Proms

Presented by Donald Macleod from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Wagner: Die Walküre - final scene

c.2.30pm

Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Tamara Wilson (soprano)

Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano)

Peter Hoare (tenor)

James Creswell (bass)

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

Mark Wigglesworth conductor

As Europe slipped towards Fascism, Michael Tippett felt solidarity with the downtrodden. Then, in 1938, a young Polish Jew, whose parents had been deported by the Nazis, shot a German diplomat in Paris. Tippett had the central figure for his 'oratorio of contemplation', A Child of Our Time - inspired by Bach's Passions, Handel's Messiah and American spirituals.

Mark Wigglesworth also explores the theme of parent-child relationships in the final scene of Wagner's opera Die Walküre, culminating in Wotan's poignant farewell to his daughter.

(First broadcast on Saturday 23rd July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

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Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear Vladimir Jurowski conducting the London Philharmonic in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its concluding "Ode to Joy". Plus a world premiere by Magnus Lindberg.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Magnus Lindberg: Two Episodes (world premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor ('Choral')

Miah Persson (soprano),

Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano),

John Daszak (tenor),

Christopher Purves (bass),

London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra,

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

Beethoven helped change the European musical landscape but in his final symphony he imagined the most startling transformation of all: from a brutal, joyless world to one of uplifting and embracing brotherhood. He did it by writing his most vivid music yet and employing a chorus, proclaiming Friedrich Schiller's uplifting 'Ode to Joy'.

Vladimir Jurowski returns to the Proms, opening with a new work from one of the finest orchestral craftsmen of our time, Magnus Lindberg.

(First broadcast on the 24th July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

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From the 2016 Proms, the London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Lindberg and Beethoven.

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From the 2016 Proms, the London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Lindberg and Beethoven.

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear Vladimir Jurowski conducting the London Philharmonic in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its concluding "Ode to Joy". Plus a world premiere by Magnus Lindberg.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Magnus Lindberg: Two Episodes (world premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor ('Choral')

Miah Persson (soprano),

Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano),

John Daszak (tenor),

Christopher Purves (bass),

London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra,

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

Beethoven helped change the European musical landscape but in his final symphony he imagined the most startling transformation of all: from a brutal, joyless world to one of uplifting and embracing brotherhood. He did it by writing his most vivid music yet and employing a chorus, proclaiming Friedrich Schiller's uplifting 'Ode to Joy'.

Vladimir Jurowski returns to the Proms, opening with a new work from one of the finest orchestral craftsmen of our time, Magnus Lindberg.

(First broadcast on the 24th July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

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AO3Prom 1520160728

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus, violinist Ray Chen all conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in Bruch's Violin Concerto, an Anthony Payne premiere, Tchaikovsky's the Tempest, and Vaughan Williams' s Toward the Unknown Region.

Presented by Penny Gore from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm:

Tchaikovsky: The Tempest

2.20pm:

Anthony Payne: Of Land, Sea and Sky

(BBC commission: world premiere)

2.40pm:

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

3.05pm:

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region

Ray Chen, violin

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Vaughan Williams's Toward the Unknown Region was his first large-scale masterpiece, setting the visionary words of Walt Whitman. Sir Andrew Davis also conducts Tchaikovsky's swashbuckling The Tempest and the first performance of Anthony Payne's Of Land, Sea and Sky. Bruch's radiant First Violin Concerto completes the programme.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms artists.

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From Proms 2016, BBC SO in Tchaikovsky, Anthony Payne, Bruch and Vaughan Williams.

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From Proms 2016, BBC SO in Tchaikovsky, Anthony Payne, Bruch and Vaughan Williams.

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus, violinist Ray Chen all conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in Bruch's Violin Concerto, an Anthony Payne premiere, Tchaikovsky's the Tempest, and Vaughan Williams' s Toward the Unknown Region.

Presented by Penny Gore from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm:

Tchaikovsky: The Tempest

2.20pm:

Anthony Payne: Of Land, Sea and Sky

(BBC commission: world premiere)

2.40pm:

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

3.05pm:

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region

Ray Chen, violin

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Vaughan Williams's Toward the Unknown Region was his first large-scale masterpiece, setting the visionary words of Walt Whitman. Sir Andrew Davis also conducts Tchaikovsky's swashbuckling The Tempest and the first performance of Anthony Payne's Of Land, Sea and Sky. Bruch's radiant First Violin Concerto completes the programme.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 16: Dukas, Michael Berkeley, Prokofiev20160729

From Proms 2016, Jac van Steen conducts the BBC NOW in Dukas, M Berkeley and Prokofiev.

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Jac van Steen with Chloë Hanslip play Michael Berkeley's Violin Concerto and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm:

Dukas: La Péri

2.20pm:

Michael Berkeley: Violin Concerto

(BBC commission)

2.40pm:

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

Chloë Hanslip (violin)

Diego Espinosa (tabla)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Jac van Steen (conductor)

Paul Dukas's brief, intoxicating ballet La Péri opens tonight's Prom, before Chloë Hanslip gives the world premiere of a new Violin Concerto by Michael Berkeley.

Jac van Steen conducts excerpts from one of the most dramatic and colourfully scored of all ballets, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, a highlight of our series marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 17: Berlioz, Beethoven, Brahms20160801

From Proms 2016, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR in Berlioz, Beethoven, Brahms.

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, performing Berlioz and Brahms. They are joined by Robert Levin for Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto.

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict - overture

2.10pm

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major

2.45pm

Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor

Robert Levin, piano

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

New sounds always emerge from Sir Roger Norrington's historically informed adventures with his old friends from Stuttgart. In this BBC Prom, first broadcast on Thursday 28 July, he turns his attention to the joyous overture from Berlioz's Shakespearean comedy Beatrice and Benedict and two works central to the Austro-German tradition: Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto and Brahms's First Symphony

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 17: Berlioz, Beethoven, Brahms20160801

From Proms 2016, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR in Berlioz, Beethoven, Brahms.

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, performing Berlioz & Brahms. They are joined by Robert Levin for Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto.

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict - overture

2.10pm

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major

2.45pm

Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor

Robert Levin, piano

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

New sounds always emerge from Sir Roger Norrington's historically informed adventures with his old friends from Stuttgart. In this BBC Prom, first broadcast on Thursday 28 July, he turns his attention to the joyous overture from Berlioz's Shakespearean comedy Beatrice and Benedict and two works central to the Austro-German tradition: Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto and Brahms's First Symphony

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 1820160802

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear Bernard Haitink conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's longest symphony, the Third, with mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D minor

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano),

London Symphony Chorus (women's voices),

Tiffin Boys' Choir,

London Symphony Orchestra,

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

On the shores of the Attersee in Upper Austria, the hut still stands in which Gustav Mahler set about creating one of the most overwhelming visions of nature in all art. The composer's Third Symphony harnessed the expanse that surrounded him. Horns bray and trombones growl in the face of nature's primeval power; human voices move from grief to hope before, as Mahler declared, 'nature in its totality rings and resounds'.

In the 50th-anniversary year of his first appearance at the Proms, Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler's mighty nature symphony.

(First broadcast on Friday 29th July)

Followed by recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

A Prom in which Bernard Haitink conducts the LSO in Mahler's Symphony No 3.

AO3Prom 1820160802

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear Bernard Haitink conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's longest symphony, the Third, with mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D minor

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano),

London Symphony Chorus (women's voices),

Tiffin Boys' Choir,

London Symphony Orchestra,

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

On the shores of the Attersee in Upper Austria, the hut still stands in which Gustav Mahler set about creating one of the most overwhelming visions of nature in all art. The composer's Third Symphony harnessed the expanse that surrounded him. Horns bray and trombones growl in the face of nature's primeval power; human voices move from grief to hope before, as Mahler declared, 'nature in its totality rings and resounds'.

In the 50th-anniversary year of his first appearance at the Proms, Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler's mighty nature symphony.

(First broadcast on Friday 29th July)

Followed by recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

A Prom in which Bernard Haitink conducts the LSO in Mahler's Symphony No 3.

AO3Prom 20: Berlioz's Romeo And Juliet20160804

John Eliot Gardiner conducts Berlioz's epic Romeo and Juliet.

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear Sir John Eliot Gardiner conduct the Monteverdi Choir, National Youth Choir of Scotland and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in Berlioz's epic Dramatic Symphony Romeo and Juliet.

Presented by Penny Gore from the Royal Albert Hall, London..

2pm

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet (sung in French)

Julie Boulianne (mezzo-soprano),

Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor),

Laurent Naouri (bass),

Monteverdi Choir,

National Youth Choir of Scotland,

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique,

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

When Hector Berlioz got his first taste of Shakespeare in 1827, he not only fell for "the whole heaven of art" in the Bard's verse, he also fell madly in love with the actress Harriet Smithson. Shakespeare inspired a string of works from this most literary and dramatic of composers, including the ardent choral symphony Romeo and Juliet.

(First broadcast on Saturday 30th July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 20: Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet20160804

John Eliot Gardiner conducts Berlioz's epic Romeo and Juliet.

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear Sir John Eliot Gardiner conduct the Monteverdi Choir, National Youth Choir of Scotland and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in Berlioz's epic Dramatic Symphony Romeo and Juliet.

Presented by Penny Gore from the Royal Albert Hall, London..

2pm

Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet (sung in French)

Julie Boulianne (mezzo-soprano),

Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor),

Laurent Naouri (bass),

Monteverdi Choir,

National Youth Choir of Scotland,

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique,

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

When Hector Berlioz got his first taste of Shakespeare in 1827, he not only fell for "the whole heaven of art" in the Bard's verse, he also fell madly in love with the actress Harriet Smithson. Shakespeare inspired a string of works from this most literary and dramatic of composers, including the ardent choral symphony Romeo and Juliet.

(First broadcast on Saturday 30th July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 21: Rihm, Strauss, Mozart20160803

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear the Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon in Wolfgang Rihm and Mozart's Symphony No 41 'Jupiter', and François Leleux joins for Strauss's Oboe Concerto.

Presented by Tom Service at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Wolfgang Rihm: Gejagte Form (2002 version)

Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D major

c.2.40pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C major, 'Jupiter'

It's difficult to imagine how Mozart could have followed his final symphony, the 'Jupiter' - a work of such scale, majesty and intensity. Tom Service and Nicholas Collon unpick Mozart's continuous stream of joy and invention, allowing us to get under the skin of this great work, which the Aurora Orchestra plays from memory.

Before it, one of the world's leading oboists, François Leleux, plays Strauss's twisting, singing Oboe Concerto - itself preceded by Wolfgang Rihm's Hunted Form, whose animal energy suggests a pursuit more physical than a search merely for musical structure.

(First broadcast on Sunday 31st July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

A Prom featuring the Aurora Orchestra in music by Wolfgang Rihm, Strauss and Mozart.

AO3Prom 21: Rihm, Strauss, Mozart20160803

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear the Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon in Wolfgang Rihm and Mozart's Symphony No 41 'Jupiter', and François Leleux joins for Strauss's Oboe Concerto.

Presented by Tom Service at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Wolfgang Rihm: Gejagte Form (2002 version)

Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D major

c.2.40pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C major, 'Jupiter'

It's difficult to imagine how Mozart could have followed his final symphony, the 'Jupiter' - a work of such scale, majesty and intensity. Tom Service and Nicholas Collon unpick Mozart's continuous stream of joy and invention, allowing us to get under the skin of this great work, which the Aurora Orchestra plays from memory.

Before it, one of the world's leading oboists, François Leleux, plays Strauss's twisting, singing Oboe Concerto - itself preceded by Wolfgang Rihm's Hunted Form, whose animal energy suggests a pursuit more physical than a search merely for musical structure.

(First broadcast on Sunday 31st July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

A Prom featuring the Aurora Orchestra in music by Wolfgang Rihm, Strauss and Mozart.

AO3Prom 22: Ravel, Auerbach, Debussy20160805

From Proms 2016, BBC Symphony Orchestra in Debussy, Ravel, and a new work by Lera Auerbach

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Vadim Gluzman, Andrew Watts, and Edward Gardner in Debussy's La mer, Ravel's Ma mere l'oye and a new work by Lera Auerbach.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

Lera Auerbach: The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie (Symphony No. 3)

(BBC co-commission with the Bergen Philharmonic and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: UK premiere)

c.2.45pm

Claude Debussy: Music for King Lear

Fanfare d'ouverture

Le sommeil de Lear

Claude Debussy: La mer

Vadim Gluzman violin

Andrew Watts counter-tenor

Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner conductor

A new choral-orchestral work by Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach is surrounded by Ravel's shimmering fairy-tale suite, Debussy's glinting portrait of the sea and - in this Shakespeare anniversary year - Debussy's aborted incidental music for King Lear.

(First broadcast on Sunday 31st July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 22: Ravel, Auerbach, Debussy20160805

From Proms 2016, BBC Symphony Orchestra in Debussy, Ravel, and a new work by Lera Auerbach

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Vadim Gluzman, Andrew Watts, and Edward Gardner in Debussy's La mer, Ravel's Ma mere l'oye and a new work by Lera Auerbach.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

Lera Auerbach: The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie (Symphony No. 3)

(BBC co-commission with the Bergen Philharmonic and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: UK premiere)

c.2.45pm

Claude Debussy: Music for King Lear

Fanfare d'ouverture

Le sommeil de Lear

Claude Debussy: La mer

Vadim Gluzman violin

Andrew Watts counter-tenor

Crouch End Festival Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner conductor

A new choral-orchestral work by Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach is surrounded by Ravel's shimmering fairy-tale suite, Debussy's glinting portrait of the sea and - in this Shakespeare anniversary year - Debussy's aborted incidental music for King Lear.

(First broadcast on Sunday 31st July)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 23: Widmann, Schumann, Sibelius And Nielsen20160808

Afternoon on 3, presented by Penny Gore

Another chance to hear John Storgards conduct the BBC Philharmonic at the BBC Proms in the UK premiere of Jörg Widmann's Armonica and Nielsen Symphony No. 5. They're joined by soloist Thomas Zehetmair for Schumann's Violin Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Redmond

2pm

Jörg Widmann: Armonica (UK premiere)

c.2.15pm

Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor

c.2.45pm

Sibelius: The Tempest - Prelude

c.2.55pm

Nielsen: Symphony No.5

Christa Schönfeldinger (glass harmonica)

Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion)

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgards (conductor)

John Storgards was the first Finnish violinist to record Schumann's unusual Violin Concerto, but he now steps to the podium, making way for Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair. Surrounding Schumann's gem of a concerto are the first UK performance of Jörg Widmann's ethereal Armonia, the storm-tossed prelude from Sibelius's eerie depiction of Shakespeare's island realm and Carl Nielsen's landmark symphonic vision of good's triumph over evil.

(First broadcast on Monday 1st August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 23: Widmann, Schumann, Sibelius and Nielsen20160808

Afternoon on 3, presented by Penny Gore

Another chance to hear John Storgards conduct the BBC Philharmonic at the BBC Proms in the UK premiere of Jörg Widmann's Armonica and Nielsen Symphony No. 5. They're joined by soloist Thomas Zehetmair for Schumann's Violin Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Redmond

2pm

Jörg Widmann: Armonica (UK premiere)

c.2.15pm

Schumann: Violin Concerto in D minor

c.2.45pm

Sibelius: The Tempest - Prelude

c.2.55pm

Nielsen: Symphony No.5

Christa Schönfeldinger (glass harmonica)

Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion)

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgards (conductor)

John Storgards was the first Finnish violinist to record Schumann's unusual Violin Concerto, but he now steps to the podium, making way for Austrian violinist Thomas Zehetmair. Surrounding Schumann's gem of a concerto are the first UK performance of Jörg Widmann's ethereal Armonia, the storm-tossed prelude from Sibelius's eerie depiction of Shakespeare's island realm and Carl Nielsen's landmark symphonic vision of good's triumph over evil.

(First broadcast on Monday 1st August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 24: Ginastera, Britten And Schubert20160809

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Philharmonic with Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena in music by Ginastera and Schubert. They are joined by Steven Osborne for Britten's Piano Concerto.

Presented by Tom Redmond at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Ginastera: Ollantay

Britten: Piano Concerto

c.2.45pm

Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C major 'Great'

Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

In his bittersweet Piano Concerto, Britten set out to exploit the piano's 'enormous compass, percussive qualities and suitability for figuration'. The result is a true bravura piece whose razor-sharp edge conceals a gregarious smile. Alongside the first London performance of Alberto Ginastera's very Argentine view of the symphony orchestra comes the inexorable momentum of Schubert's most invigorating symphony, his 'Great' Ninth.

(First broadcast on Tuesday 2nd August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 24: Ginastera, Britten and Schubert20160809

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Philharmonic with Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena in music by Ginastera and Schubert. They are joined by Steven Osborne for Britten's Piano Concerto.

Presented by Tom Redmond at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Ginastera: Ollantay

Britten: Piano Concerto

c.2.45pm

Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C major 'Great'

Steven Osborne (piano)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

In his bittersweet Piano Concerto, Britten set out to exploit the piano's 'enormous compass, percussive qualities and suitability for figuration'. The result is a true bravura piece whose razor-sharp edge conceals a gregarious smile. Alongside the first London performance of Alberto Ginastera's very Argentine view of the symphony orchestra comes the inexorable momentum of Schubert's most invigorating symphony, his 'Great' Ninth.

(First broadcast on Tuesday 2nd August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 25: Dvorak, Bartok20160811

Afternoon on 3 - With Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit, with Alban Gerhardt (cello). Dvorak's Cello Concerto and Bartok's opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

2pm

Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor

c.2.35pm

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Alban Gerhardt (cello)

Ildikó Komlósi (soprano -Judith)

John Relyea (bass - Duke Bluebeard)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

The gothic horror story of Duke Bluebeard prompted some of the most imaginative, descriptive and shocking music Bartók would write. With its huge orchestra, underpinned in this concert performance by the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ, Bartók's score speaks of the darkness of Bluebeard's vast castle and the cold-blooded murder of his six wives.

Under Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conjures up Bartók's unsettling realm after Dvorák's Cello Concerto, which the composer believed 'outstrips the other two concertos of mine'.

(First broadcast on Wednesday 3rd August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 25: Dvorak, Bartok20160811

Afternoon on 3 - With Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit, with Alban Gerhardt (cello). Dvorak's Cello Concerto and Bartok's opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

2pm

Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor

c.2.35pm

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Alban Gerhardt (cello)

Ildikó Komlósi (soprano -Judith)

John Relyea (bass - Duke Bluebeard)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

The gothic horror story of Duke Bluebeard prompted some of the most imaginative, descriptive and shocking music Bartók would write. With its huge orchestra, underpinned in this concert performance by the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ, Bartók's score speaks of the darkness of Bluebeard's vast castle and the cold-blooded murder of his six wives.

Under Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conjures up Bartók's unsettling realm after Dvorák's Cello Concerto, which the composer believed 'outstrips the other two concertos of mine'.

(First broadcast on Wednesday 3rd August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 26: Brahms, Reinbert De Leeuw20160812

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear: Oliver Knussen conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra - Reinbert de Leeuw's symphonic poem The Night Wanderer and Brahms' Piano Concerto No.2 with Peter Serkin.

Presented by Penny Gore from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op.83

2.55pm

Reinbert De Leeuw: Der nächtliche Wanderer ('The Night Wanderer') (UK premiere)

Peter Serkin, piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen, conductor

When Brahms came to write his Second Piano Concerto more than two decades after his First, out went the confident swagger of a man in his prime and in came a feeling of intimacy and expectation.

Oliver Knussen balances the Brahms with the far-flung world of Der nächtliche Wanderer ('The Night Wanderer') by Dutch composer and conductor Reinbert de Leeuw. This deftly coloured symphonic poem has been described as 'a bath of beauty' and 'a high-density monument in music'.

(First broadcast on Thursday 4th August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 26: Brahms, Reinbert de Leeuw20160812

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear: Oliver Knussen conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra - Reinbert de Leeuw's symphonic poem The Night Wanderer and Brahms' Piano Concerto No.2 with Peter Serkin.

Presented by Penny Gore from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op.83

2.55pm

Reinbert De Leeuw: Der nächtliche Wanderer ('The Night Wanderer') (UK premiere)

Peter Serkin, piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen, conductor

When Brahms came to write his Second Piano Concerto more than two decades after his First, out went the confident swagger of a man in his prime and in came a feeling of intimacy and expectation.

Oliver Knussen balances the Brahms with the far-flung world of Der nächtliche Wanderer ('The Night Wanderer') by Dutch composer and conductor Reinbert de Leeuw. This deftly coloured symphonic poem has been described as 'a bath of beauty' and 'a high-density monument in music'.

(First broadcast on Thursday 4th August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 29: Iris ter Schiphorst, Strauss, Holst20160815

AO3Prom 29: Iris ter Schiphorst, Strauss, Holst20160815

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conducted by Edward Gardner, play Holst, Strauss and a new piece by Iris ter Schiphorst.

Presented by Tom Redmond at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Iris ter Schiphorst: Gravitational Waves (BBC co-commission with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain: London premiere)

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

c.2.45pm

Holst: The Planets (incl. Colin Matthews's Pluto, the Renewer)

CBSO Youth Chorus

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Edward Gardner, conductor

Film directors have reached for these works by Strauss and Holst in their attempts to explain the human condition against the infinite background of space.

The depiction of astrological characters in The Planets, from the cheeky game-play of Mercury to the shattering impact of Mars, could be made for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall. The power of Strauss?s Also sprach Zarathustra is no less cinematic.

(First broadcast on Saturday 6th August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 29: Iris ter Schiphorst, Strauss, Holst20160815

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conducted by Edward Gardner, play Holst, Strauss and a new piece by Iris ter Schiphorst.

Presented by Tom Redmond at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Iris ter Schiphorst: Gravitational Waves (BBC co-commission with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain: London premiere)

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

c.2.45pm

Holst: The Planets (incl. Colin Matthews's Pluto, the Renewer)

CBSO Youth Chorus

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Edward Gardner, conductor

Film directors have reached for these works by Strauss and Holst in their attempts to explain the human condition against the infinite background of space.

The depiction of astrological characters in The Planets, from the cheeky game-play of Mercury to the shattering impact of Mars, could be made for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall. The power of Strauss?s Also sprach Zarathustra is no less cinematic.

(First broadcast on Saturday 6th August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 30: Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky20160816

AO3Prom 30: Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky20160816

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear: the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, conducted by Ilan Volkov, play Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and a new piece by Helen Grime.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Helen Grime: Two Eardley Pictures (II - Snow) - BBC commission: world premiere

2.10pm

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G major

2.50pm

Stravinsky: The Firebird

Pavel Kolesnikov, piano

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

Ilan Volkov, conductor

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland frames the turbulent and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky with the final part of Helen Grime's new two-part work for orchestra and the second of this weekend's trio of Stravinsky ballet scores.

With The Firebird of 1910, Stravinsky was immediately recognised as the most important musical voice of the new century. His relentless rhythmic drive and hypnotising orchestral colours are heard to full advantage in a performance of the complete ballet under the charismatic Ilan Volkov.

(First broadcast on Sunday 7th August)

Followed by recordings of this weeks Prom's Artists.

AO3Prom 30: Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky20160816

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear: the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, conducted by Ilan Volkov, play Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and a new piece by Helen Grime.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Helen Grime: Two Eardley Pictures (II - Snow) - BBC commission: world premiere

2.10pm

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 in G major

2.50pm

Stravinsky: The Firebird

Pavel Kolesnikov, piano

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

Ilan Volkov, conductor

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland frames the turbulent and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky with the final part of Helen Grime's new two-part work for orchestra and the second of this weekend's trio of Stravinsky ballet scores.

With The Firebird of 1910, Stravinsky was immediately recognised as the most important musical voice of the new century. His relentless rhythmic drive and hypnotising orchestral colours are heard to full advantage in a performance of the complete ballet under the charismatic Ilan Volkov.

(First broadcast on Sunday 7th August)

Followed by recordings of this weeks Prom's Artists.

AO3Prom 31: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky And Stravinsky20160818

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain.

Another chance to hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Daugaard with pianist Kirill Gerstein, in music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall, London by Petroc Trelawny

2pm:

Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

2.20pm:

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (original version, 1879)

2.55pm:

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Kirill Gerstein (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Designate Thomas Dausgaard round off this weekend's Stravinsky/Scottish series with the work that changed music for ever. In The Rite of Spring rhythm was shockingly prioritised over harmony - and pounding, jagged, brutal rhythm at that.

One of The Rite's most impactful relatives is the Scythian Suite by Stravinsky's compatriot Prokofiev, a blazing orchestral canvas that forms the perfect foil to the heartfelt beauty of Tchaikovsky's charming First Piano Concerto, performed by Kirill Gerstein in a new critical edition which, he says, 'allows us to return to Tchaikovsky's original intentions'.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 31: Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky20160818

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain.

Another chance to hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Daugaard with pianist Kirill Gerstein, in music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall, London by Petroc Trelawny

2pm:

Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

2.20pm:

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor (original version, 1879)

2.55pm:

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Kirill Gerstein (piano)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Designate Thomas Dausgaard round off this weekend's Stravinsky/Scottish series with the work that changed music for ever. In The Rite of Spring rhythm was shockingly prioritised over harmony - and pounding, jagged, brutal rhythm at that.

One of The Rite's most impactful relatives is the Scythian Suite by Stravinsky's compatriot Prokofiev, a blazing orchestral canvas that forms the perfect foil to the heartfelt beauty of Tchaikovsky's charming First Piano Concerto, performed by Kirill Gerstein in a new critical edition which, he says, 'allows us to return to Tchaikovsky's original intentions'.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 32: Schoenberg, Dutilleux and Mahler20160819

AO3Prom 32: Schoenberg, Dutilleux and Mahler20160819

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear The Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen play Schoenberg, Dutilleux and Mahler at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw

2.10pm

Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time

2.40pm

Mahler Symphony No 1 in D major

Philharmonia Voices (men's voices)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Mahler's First Symphony isn't just the opening chapter of the composer's spiritual autobiography, it's also an awakening in itself. From hushed strings and woodwind cuckoos, it breaks into a forthright stride towards, eventually, a blazing affirmation of camaraderie and confidence.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the symphony here with his own Philharmonia Orchestra, following meditations on loss from Arnold Schoenberg and centenary composer Henri Dutilleux, whose The Shadows of Time was inspired by the diaries of Anne Frank and written to mark 50 years since the end of the Second World War.

(First broadcast on Monday 8th August)

Followed by recordings of this week's Prom's Artists.

AO3Prom 32: Schoenberg, Dutilleux and Mahler20160819

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear The Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen play Schoenberg, Dutilleux and Mahler at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw

2.10pm

Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time

2.40pm

Mahler Symphony No 1 in D major

Philharmonia Voices (men's voices)

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Mahler's First Symphony isn't just the opening chapter of the composer's spiritual autobiography, it's also an awakening in itself. From hushed strings and woodwind cuckoos, it breaks into a forthright stride towards, eventually, a blazing affirmation of camaraderie and confidence.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the symphony here with his own Philharmonia Orchestra, following meditations on loss from Arnold Schoenberg and centenary composer Henri Dutilleux, whose The Shadows of Time was inspired by the diaries of Anne Frank and written to mark 50 years since the end of the Second World War.

(First broadcast on Monday 8th August)

Followed by recordings of this week's Prom's Artists.

AO3Prom 33: Mark Simpson, Dutilleux, Elgar20160822

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Philharmonic at the Proms with Juanjo Mena in Elgar and Dutilleux, and the London premiere of 'Israfel' by the orchestra's Composer in Association, Mark Simpson.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Tom Redmond.

2pm:

Mark Simpson: Israfel (London premiere)

2.10pm:

Dutilleux: 'Tout un monde lointain...'

2.40pm:

Elgar: Symphony No.1 in A flat, Op.55

Johannes Moser (cello)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

In his First Symphony, unveiled in Manchester in 1911, Edward Elgar saw beyond the recession in which Britain was languishing to express a 'massive hope for the future'. The symphony's noble main tune appears fragile at first, but when it returns at the end, it's carried home by an ecstatic orchestra filled with a spirit of uplifting optimism. The BBC Philharmonic and its Chief Conductor also present the London premiere of a work by its Composer in Association, Mark Simpson, and the marriage of modernity and beauty that is Dutilleux's cello concerto 'Tout un monde lointain...'.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 34: Dutilleux, HK Gruber and Beethoven20160823

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Prom, with Sakari Oramo and Håkan Hardenberger, in Beethoven's Symphony No.5, HK Gruber's Busking, and Dutilleux's Timbres, espace, movement.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Henri Dutilleux: Timbres, espace, mouvement

2.20pm

HK Gruber: Busking

2.50pm

Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

Mats Bergström, banjo

Claudia Buder, accordion

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo, conductor

Two centuries on, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony has lost none of its shattering power. A tirade against destiny, it remains one of the most compelling yet perfect musical arguments ever created. Sakari Oramo conducts it here, after the pulsating drive of HK Gruber's Busking, performed by Håkan Hardenberger, the soloist for whom it was created. But, to start, music of pictorial delicacy: Henri Dutilleux's sonic reproduction of the cosmic, whirling effect of Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 34: Dutilleux, Hk Gruber And Beethoven20160823

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Prom, with Sakari Oramo and Håkan Hardenberger, in Beethoven's Symphony No.5, HK Gruber's Busking, and Dutilleux's Timbres, espace, movement.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Henri Dutilleux: Timbres, espace, mouvement

2.20pm

HK Gruber: Busking

2.50pm

Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

Mats Bergström, banjo

Claudia Buder, accordion

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo, conductor

Two centuries on, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony has lost none of its shattering power. A tirade against destiny, it remains one of the most compelling yet perfect musical arguments ever created. Sakari Oramo conducts it here, after the pulsating drive of HK Gruber's Busking, performed by Håkan Hardenberger, the soloist for whom it was created. But, to start, music of pictorial delicacy: Henri Dutilleux's sonic reproduction of the cosmic, whirling effect of Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 35: Bartok, Malcolm Hayes and Dvorak20160825

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear: the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard play Bartok, Dvorak and Malcolm Hayes.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

2pm

Bartok: Dance Suite

2.20pm

Malcolm Hayes: Violin Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

2.45pm

Dvorak: Symphony No.7 in D minor

Tai Murray (violin)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

When the London Philharmonic Society asked Dvorak for a new symphony in 1884, the composer knew he had to deliver something special. In the resulting Seventh, the doubts and frustrations Dvorak experienced as a composer are defeated by music that triumphs compellingly over its own nervous energy, bursting into radiant brightness in the final bars. Tonight, Dvorak's most fascinating symphony is heard after Malcolm Hayes's new concerto, a work inspired by the mood and atmosphere of the Outer Hebrides and played by former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Tai Murray. The solo line soars in the outer sections as a life-form in flight in this concerto with an open-air spirit. Bartok's colourful Dance Suite, featuring Hungarian and Arabic folk melodies, opens the concert.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 37: Walton, Huw Watkins, Webern and Brahms20160826

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear: the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard play Walton, Webern and Brahms's Fourth Symphony, plus a new cello concerto from Huw Watkins for his brother, Paul.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm:

Walton: Partita

2.15pm

Huw Watkins: Cello Concerto (BBC commission: world premiere)

2.40pm

Webern: Passacaglia

2.55pm

Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor

Paul Watkins (cello)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Sondergard (Principal Conductor)

Thomas Sondergard conducts his BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a Prom exploring the idea of the orchestral 'passacaglia' and some of the most delicious and subtle sonorities ever conjured. Brahms's fourth and final symphony feels like the composer's supreme achievement for orchestra; its finale, a radiant passacaglia, is the summation of the composer's quest to wed discipline and emotion. After Walton's boisterous Partita comes the world premiere of the latest Proms cello concerto, a piece written by Huw Watkins and played by his brother, Paul. It's a work that stems from the brothers' long experience of performing chamber music together. "I'm biased of course," says Huw, "but there's no cellist I know who makes a more expressive and beautiful sound."

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 40: Beethoven, Coll, Ades and Prokofiev20160829

Afternoon on 3 - with Ian Skelly

Another chance to hear Thomas Adès conduct Prokofiev, Coll and Beethoven. He is joined by cellist Steven Isserlis for the UK premiere of the orchestral version of his piece Lieux retrouvés

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Penny Gore.

2pm

Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F major

2.30pm

Francisco Coll: Four Iberian Miniatures

2.40pm

Thomas Adès: Lieux retrouvés (UK premiere of version with orchestra)

3.00pm

Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 in D major, Classical

Augustin Hadelich (violin)

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Britten Sinfonia

Thomas Adès (conductor)

(First broadcast on Monday 15th August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 40: Beethoven, Coll, Ades And Prokofiev20160829

Afternoon on 3 - with Ian Skelly

Another chance to hear Thomas Adès conduct Prokofiev, Coll and Beethoven. He is joined by cellist Steven Isserlis for the UK premiere of the orchestral version of his piece Lieux retrouvés

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Penny Gore.

2pm

Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F major

2.30pm

Francisco Coll: Four Iberian Miniatures

2.40pm

Thomas Adès: Lieux retrouvés (UK premiere of version with orchestra)

3.00pm

Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 in D major, Classical

Augustin Hadelich (violin)

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Britten Sinfonia

Thomas Adès (conductor)

(First broadcast on Monday 15th August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 41: Berlioz, Colin Matthews And Elgar20160830

Afternoon on 3, with Ian Skelly

Another chance to hear the Hallé under Mark Elder who are joined by soloists Alice Coote, Gregory Kunde and Leonard Elschenbroich to perform Berlioz, Matthews and Mahler.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

2pm

Berlioz: Overture 'King Lear'

2.15pm

Colin Matthews: Berceuse for Dresden (London premiere)

2.30pm

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)

Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)

Gregory Kunde (tenor)

Hallé

Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

Berlioz's King Lear overture was admired by the King of Hanover: 'How you have portrayed (Cordelia) - her humility and tenderness! It is heart-rending, and so beautiful!'

Continuing our focus on the cello this summer, Colin Matthews's Berceuse for Dresden takes inspiration from the eight bells of the Dresden church at which it was premiered.

In Mahler's exploration of darkness and radiance in his culminating synthesis of song and symphony, Das Lied von der Erde, he altered the parameters of vocal and orchestral expression for ever.

(First broadcast on Tuesday 16 August)

Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 41: Berlioz, Colin Matthews and Elgar20160830

Afternoon on 3, with Ian Skelly

Another chance to hear the Hallé under Mark Elder who are joined by soloists Alice Coote, Gregory Kunde and Leonard Elschenbroich to perform Berlioz, Matthews and Mahler.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

2pm

Berlioz: Overture 'King Lear'

2.15pm

Colin Matthews: Berceuse for Dresden (London premiere)

2.30pm

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)

Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)

Gregory Kunde (tenor)

Hallé

Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

Berlioz's King Lear overture was admired by the King of Hanover: 'How you have portrayed (Cordelia) - her humility and tenderness! It is heart-rending, and so beautiful!'

Continuing our focus on the cello this summer, Colin Matthews's Berceuse for Dresden takes inspiration from the eight bells of the Dresden church at which it was premiered.

In Mahler's exploration of darkness and radiance in his culminating synthesis of song and symphony, Das Lied von der Erde, he altered the parameters of vocal and orchestral expression for ever.

(First broadcast on Tuesday 16 August)

Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 42: Bach and Part20160824

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear: Harry Christophers directs The Sixteen in sacred choral works by JS Bach and Arvo Pärt.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229

2.10pm

Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis

2.18pm

Bach: Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225

2.33pm

Arvo Pärt: Triodion

2.48pm

Bach: Jesu meine Freude, BWV 227

Harry Christophers and his vocal group The Sixteen present a selection of JS Bach's rigorous yet deeply spiritual motets written in Leipzig in the 1720s, placing them against the resounding purity of sacred choral works by contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, including his Nunc dimittis, a cautious but luminous vision of eternity. An enlightening juxtaposition from one of the world's leading ensembles.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 42: Bach And Part20160824

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear: Harry Christophers directs The Sixteen in sacred choral works by JS Bach and Arvo Pärt.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill from the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229

2.10pm

Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis

2.18pm

Bach: Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225

2.33pm

Arvo Pärt: Triodion

2.48pm

Bach: Jesu meine Freude, BWV 227

Harry Christophers and his vocal group The Sixteen present a selection of JS Bach's rigorous yet deeply spiritual motets written in Leipzig in the 1720s, placing them against the resounding purity of sacred choral works by contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, including his Nunc dimittis, a cautious but luminous vision of eternity. An enlightening juxtaposition from one of the world's leading ensembles.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 43: Liszt And Wagner20160901

Afternoon on 3 - with Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear Martha Argerich and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Proms with Daniel Barenboim, in a programme of Liszt, Wagner and Widmann.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Sara Mohr-pietsch.

2pm:

Jörg Widmann: Con brio

2.15pm:

Liszt: Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major

2.35pm:

Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture

2.50pm:

Götterdämmerung - Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey; Funeral March

3.10pm:

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Overture

Martha Argerich (piano)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Daniel Barenboim returns with his orchestra of young Arabs and Israelis, and with another iconic musician, the pianist Martha Argerich. Composer Jörg Widmann harnessed the energy of Beethoven's fast movements in the 'exercise in fury and rhythmic insistence' that is his Con brio.

After Liszt's thunderously virtuosic First Piano Concerto, Daniel Barenboim - who conducted Wagner's Ring cycle at the Proms in 2013 - concludes with powerful excerpts from three of the composer's operas.

(First broadcast on 17 August)

Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 43: Liszt and Wagner20160901

Afternoon on 3 - with Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear Martha Argerich and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Proms with Daniel Barenboim, in a programme of Liszt, Wagner and Widmann.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

2pm:

Jörg Widmann: Con brio

2.15pm:

Liszt: Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major

2.35pm:

Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture

2.50pm:

Götterdämmerung - Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey; Funeral March

3.10pm:

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Overture

Martha Argerich (piano)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Daniel Barenboim returns with his orchestra of young Arabs and Israelis, and with another iconic musician, the pianist Martha Argerich. Composer Jörg Widmann harnessed the energy of Beethoven's fast movements in the 'exercise in fury and rhythmic insistence' that is his Con brio.

After Liszt's thunderously virtuosic First Piano Concerto, Daniel Barenboim - who conducted Wagner's Ring cycle at the Proms in 2013 - concludes with powerful excerpts from three of the composer's operas.

(First broadcast on 17 August)

Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 46: Grisey, Mahler and Mozart20160902

AO3Prom 46: Grisey, Mahler And Mozart20160902

Afternoon on 3 - with Verity Sharp.

Another chance to hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov perform Mahler's Rückert-Lieder (with mezzo Tanja Ariane Baumgartner), Mozart's Mass in C Minor and Grisey's extraordinary rarity 'Dérives'

Presented at London's Royal Albert Hall by Penny Gore.

2pm

Grisey: Dérives

2.15pm

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder *

2.30pm

Mozart: Mass in C Minor, K427

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, mezzo-soprano *

Louise Alder, soprano

Carolyn Sampson, soprano

Benjamin Hulett, tenor

Matthew Rose, bass

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov, conductor

This afternoon's broadcast contrasts Gérard Grisey's classic Dérives, a striking exploration of the interiors of sounds, with Mahler's tender Rückert-Lieder.

Mozart's unfinished Mass in C minor is a mix of the chamber and the operatic, the dancing and the devotional - a work ripe for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall.

(First broadcast on Saturday 20th August)

Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 46: Grisey, Mahler and Mozart20160902

Afternoon on 3 - with Verity Sharp.

Another chance to hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov perform Mahler's Rückert-Lieder (with mezzo Tanja Ariane Baumgartner), Mozart's Mass in C Minor and Grisey's extraordinary rarity 'Dérives'

Presented at London's Royal Albert Hall by Penny Gore.

2pm

Grisey: Dérives

2.15pm

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder *

2.30pm

Mozart: Mass in C Minor, K427

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, mezzo-soprano *

Louise Alder, soprano

Carolyn Sampson, soprano

Benjamin Hulett, tenor

Matthew Rose, bass

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov, conductor

This afternoon's broadcast contrasts Gérard Grisey's classic Dérives, a striking exploration of the interiors of sounds, with Mahler's tender Rückert-Lieder.

Mozart's unfinished Mass in C minor is a mix of the chamber and the operatic, the dancing and the devotional - a work ripe for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall.

(First broadcast on Saturday 20th August)

Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 46: Grisey, Mahler and Mozart20160902

Afternoon on 3 - with Verity Sharp.

Another chance to hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov perform Mahler's Rückert-Lieder (with mezzo Tanja Ariane Baumgartner), Mozart's Mass in C Minor and Grisey's extraordinary rarity 'Dérives'

Presented at London's Royal Albert Hall by Penny Gore.

2pm

Grisey: Dérives

2.15pm

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder *

2.30pm

Mozart: Mass in C Minor, K427

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, mezzo-soprano *

Louise Alder, soprano

Carolyn Sampson, soprano

Benjamin Hulett, tenor

Matthew Rose, bass

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov, conductor

This afternoon's broadcast contrasts Gérard Grisey's classic Dérives, a striking exploration of the interiors of sounds, with Mahler's tender Rückert-Lieder.

Mozart's unfinished Mass in C minor is a mix of the chamber and the operatic, the dancing and the devotional - a work ripe for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall.

(First broadcast on Saturday 20th August)

Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 48: Pintscher, Mendelssohn20160906

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC SSO perform Matthias Pintscher's Reflections on Narcissus with cellist Alisa Weilerstein plus music from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Matthias Pintscher: Reflections on Narcissus

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Matthias Pintscher (conductor)

2.40pm

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture and Incidental Music, Op 61

Bottom - Mark Benton

Oberon/Theseus - Alex Hassell

Puck - Simon Manyonda

Hermia/Fairy/Mistress Quince - Sinead Matthews

Lysander/Snout/Philostrate - Sam Swann

Titania/Hippolyta - Michelle Terry

Bijan Sheibani (stage director)

Katherine Broderick (soprano)

Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano)

Finchley Children's Music Group

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Matthias Pintscher (conductor)

Narcissus, the Thespian hunter who fell in love with his own image, inspired Matthias Pintscher to compose his own reflection on 'the interaction of different groups and their mirror images', a work for cello and orchestra. Pintscher conducts Reflections on Narcissus here before a semi-staged performance of Mendelssohn's incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Mendelssohn's delicate, mercurial and strident music is interspersed with excerpts from Shakespeare's text to form a centrepiece of this season's celebrations of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary.

(First broadcast on Sunday 21st August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 48: Pintscher, Mendelssohn20160906

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC SSO perform Matthias Pintscher's Reflections on Narcissus with cellist Alisa Weilerstein plus music from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Matthias Pintscher: Reflections on Narcissus

Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Matthias Pintscher (conductor)

2.40pm

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture and Incidental Music, Op 61

Bottom - Mark Benton

Oberon/Theseus - Alex Hassell

Puck - Simon Manyonda

Hermia/Fairy/Mistress Quince - Sinead Matthews

Lysander/Snout/Philostrate - Sam Swann

Titania/Hippolyta - Michelle Terry

Bijan Sheibani (stage director)

Katherine Broderick (soprano)

Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano)

Finchley Children's Music Group

Narcissus, the Thespian hunter who fell in love with his own image, inspired Matthias Pintscher to compose his own reflection on 'the interaction of different groups and their mirror images', a work for cello and orchestra. Pintscher conducts Reflections on Narcissus here before a semi-staged performance of Mendelssohn's incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Mendelssohn's delicate, mercurial and strident music is interspersed with excerpts from Shakespeare's text to form a centrepiece of this season's celebrations of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary.

(First broadcast on Sunday 21st August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 50: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev20160831

Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Vedernikov with Stephen Hough in Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Prokofiev's Symphony No.3, and Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture 'Hamlet'.

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Hamlet'

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

c.2.40

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op.44

Stephen Hough, piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Vedernikov conductor

In 1919 Prokofiev started work on his opera The Fiery Angel, a touching love story set against the backdrop of demonic possession. He recast much of the opera's most impactful music into his Third Symphony. Alexander Vedernikov conducts it here after Stephen Hough plays Rachmaninov's devilish and ever-entertaining 'Paganini' Variations, and the final instalment of fellow Russian Tchaikovsky's three Shakepeare overtures.

(First broadcast on Tuesday 23rd August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 50: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov And Prokofiev20160831

Afternoon on 3 with Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Vedernikov with Stephen Hough in Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Prokofiev's Symphony No.3, and Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture 'Hamlet'.

Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Hamlet'

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

c.2.40

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op.44

Stephen Hough, piano

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Vedernikov conductor

In 1919 Prokofiev started work on his opera The Fiery Angel, a touching love story set against the backdrop of demonic possession. He recast much of the opera's most impactful music into his Third Symphony. Alexander Vedernikov conducts it here after Stephen Hough plays Rachmaninov's devilish and ever-entertaining 'Paganini' Variations, and the final instalment of fellow Russian Tchaikovsky's three Shakepeare overtures.

(First broadcast on Tuesday 23rd August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 51: Marlos Nobre, Grieg, Rachmaninov20160908

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop in dances from Russia and Latin America, with pianist Gabriela Montero in Grieg's Piano Concerto.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Marlos Nobre: Kabbalah

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

c.2.40

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 4 - Prelude

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Gabriela Montero, piano

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop, conductor

This year's Proms focus on Latin America in the year when the Olympic Games go to Rio de Janeiro heats up with a visit from the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, under its chief conductor Marin Alsop. Their concert is bookended by infectious, furious dances from Marlos Nobre and Rachmaninov. In between comes music from the doyen of South American composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto for which the orchestra is joined by Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero.

(First broadcast on Wednesday 24th August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 51: Marlos Nobre, Grieg, Rachmaninov20160908

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop in dances from Russia and Latin America, with pianist Gabriela Montero in Grieg's Piano Concerto.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

2pm

Marlos Nobre: Kabbalah

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

c.2.40

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No 4 - Prelude

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Gabriela Montero, piano

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop, conductor

This year's Proms focus on Latin America in the year when the Olympic Games go to Rio de Janeiro heats up with a visit from the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, under its chief conductor Marin Alsop. Their concert is bookended by infectious, furious dances from Marlos Nobre and Rachmaninov. In between comes music from the doyen of South American composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto for which the orchestra is joined by Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero.

(First broadcast on Wednesday 24th August)

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

AO3Prom 52: Sao Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra20160907

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear the Late Night Prom from the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, joined by guest players from the São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra for a celebration of Brazilian popular music.

Presented from Royal Albert Hall, London by Katie Derham

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop, conductor

The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra's musicians and Principal Conductor Marin Alsop are joined by members of the São 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 Prom will take you from the African influenced rhythms and Chopinesque chromaticism of Brazilian street music to the outlandish constructions of the so-called São Paulo avant-garde - all from the best Brazilian players in the business.

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Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear the Late Night Prom from the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, joined by guest players from the São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra for a celebration of Brazilian popular music.

Presented from Royal Albert Hall, London by Katie Derham

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop, conductor

The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra's musicians and Principal Conductor Marin Alsop are joined by members of the São 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 Prom will take you from the African influenced rhythms and Chopinesque chromaticism of Brazilian street music to the outlandish constructions of the so-called São Paulo avant-garde - all from the best Brazilian players in the business.

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Afternoon on 3, presented by Penny Gore

The RLPO and conductor Vasily Petrenko in Rachmaninov's Third Symphony, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No.1 and Torus by Emily Howard

Presented at London's Royal Albert Hall by Martin Handley

2pm

Emily Howard: Torus (Concerto for Orchestra) - BBC co-commission with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: world premiere

2.20pm

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major

2.50pm

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 in A minor

Alexey Stadler, cello

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko conductor

'A composer's music should express his love affairs, his religion, the books that have influenced him, the pictures he loves.' So said Rachmaninov, whose Third Symphony does just that through irrepressible yearning and longing. It forms the culmination of this Prom in which the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its Russian Chief Conductor perform Shostakovich's disquieting First Cello Concerto.

A brand-new work by Liverpool-born composer Emily Howard opens.

(First broadcast on Thursday 25th August)

Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.

AO3Prom 53: Emily Howard, Shostakovich And Rachmaninov20160909

Afternoon on 3, presented by Penny Gore

The RLPO and conductor Vasily Petrenko in Rachmaninov's Third Symphony, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No.1 and Torus by Emily Howard

Presented at London's Royal Albert Hall by Martin Handley

2pm

Emily Howard: Torus (Concerto for Orchestra) - BBC co-commission with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: world premiere

2.20pm

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major

2.50pm

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 in A minor

Alexey Stadler, cello

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko conductor

'A composer's music should express his love affairs, his religion, the books that have influenced him, the pictures he loves.' So said Rachmaninov, whose Third Symphony does just that through irrepressible yearning and longing. It forms the culmination of this Prom in which the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its Russian Chief Conductor perform Shostakovich's disquieting First Cello Concerto.

A brand-new work by Liverpool-born composer Emily Howard opens.

(First broadcast on Thursday 25th August)

Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.

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Afternoon on 3- with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe in music by Purcell, Blow and Matthew Locke.

Presented from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe by Georgia Mann

Purcell: Timon of Athens - Curtain Tune

I Spy Celia

I See She Flies Me

Blow: Venus and Adonis - Excerpts

Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Excerpts

Locke: The Tempest - Curtain Tune

Draghi: The Tempest - Dance of the Fantastick Spirits

Purcell (attrib): The Tempest - Excerpts

Katherine Watson (soprano)

Samuel Boden (tenor)

Callum Thorpe (bass)

Arcangelo

Jonathan Cohen (harpsichord/organ/director)

From one of London's biggest auditoria to one of its smallest - the Proms moves east for a celebration of Restoration theatre music at the intimate jewel-box that is the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe on London's Bankside.

This performance offers a chance to get up close with leading performers and Jonathan Cohen's crack Baroque ensemble, Arcangelo, which makes its Proms debut in works by Purcell, Blow, Locke and Draghi - including music for Shakespeare's The Tempest.

AO3Proms at...Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe20160817

Afternoon on 3- with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe in music by Purcell, Blow and Matthew Locke.

Presented from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe by Georgia Mann

Purcell: Timon of Athens - Curtain Tune

I Spy Celia

I See She Flies Me

Blow: Venus and Adonis - Excerpts

Purcell: The Fairy Queen - Excerpts

Locke: The Tempest - Curtain Tune

Draghi: The Tempest - Dance of the Fantastick Spirits

Purcell (attrib): The Tempest - Excerpts

Katherine Watson (soprano)

Samuel Boden (tenor)

Callum Thorpe (bass)

Arcangelo

Jonathan Cohen (harpsichord/organ/director)

From one of London's biggest auditoria to one of its smallest - the Proms moves east for a celebration of Restoration theatre music at the intimate jewel-box that is the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe on London's Bankside.

This performance offers a chance to get up close with leading performers and Jonathan Cohen's crack Baroque ensemble, Arcangelo, which makes its Proms debut in works by Purcell, Blow, Locke and Draghi - including music for Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Singers and Chief Conductor David Hill perform Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle in the stunning Old Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

2pm

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor)

"One of the sins of my old age" was how Rossini described his Short Solemn Mass - which, famously, is neither short nor solemn, and so influenced by the music of the opera house that even to call it a Mass seems out of place. Elaborate choruses, fabulously operatic solo writing - by turns dramatic, expressive and humorous - have made this extraordinary piece one of the icons of the 19th-century choral repertoire.

The BBC Singers and their Chief Conductor David Hill perform the work in the stunning Old Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

(First broadcast on Saturday 6th August).

AO3Proms at...The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College20160810

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Singers and Chief Conductor David Hill perform Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle in the stunning Old Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

2pm

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor)

"One of the sins of my old age" was how Rossini described his Short Solemn Mass - which, famously, is neither short nor solemn, and so influenced by the music of the opera house that even to call it a Mass seems out of place. Elaborate choruses, fabulously operatic solo writing - by turns dramatic, expressive and humorous - have made this extraordinary piece one of the icons of the 19th-century choral repertoire.

The BBC Singers and their Chief Conductor David Hill perform the work in the stunning Old Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

(First broadcast on Saturday 6th August).