Proms 2017 Repeats

Episodes

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Mahan Esfahani and the Academy of Ancient Music play The Art of Fugue20171221

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and the Academy of Ancient Music perform Bach's Art of Fugue

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani joins the Academy of Ancient Music to perform Bach's Art of Fugue in a new instrumental arrangement by Esfahani himself. In doing so he revives the informal spirit of Bach's Leipzig coffee house concerts, in which the composer would direct his own band of musicians.

Based on a single melody and consisting of 14 Fugues and 4 Canons, Bach explores the possibilities of what can be written by weaving the line of the melody against and around itself. Bach himself didn't stipulate the instrument (or instruments) for which he envisaged the work - the original manuscript is written in four voices on four separate lines and though Esfahani feels sure the work was undoubtedly written for a keyboard instrument, he says "it doesn't mean we can't explore another side of the music".

J S Bach: The Art of Fugue (arr. Mahan Esfahani)

Academy of Ancient Music
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord/director)

This concert is a repeat of a Proms Saturday Matinee from July 2012.

Mahan Esfahani and the Academy of Ancient Music play The Art of Fugue20171221

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and the Academy of Ancient Music perform Bach's Art of Fugue

Broadcasts of concerts from the 2017 season of the BBC Proms

Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani joins the Academy of Ancient Music to perform Bach's Art of Fugue in a new instrumental arrangement by Esfahani himself. In doing so he revives the informal spirit of Bach's Leipzig coffee house concerts, in which the composer would direct his own band of musicians.

Based on a single melody and consisting of 14 Fugues and 4 Canons, Bach explores the possibilities of what can be written by weaving the line of the melody against and around itself. Bach himself didn't stipulate the instrument (or instruments) for which he envisaged the work - the original manuscript is written in four voices on four separate lines and though Esfahani feels sure the work was undoubtedly written for a keyboard instrument, he says "it doesn't mean we can't explore another side of the music".

J S Bach: The Art of Fugue (arr. Mahan Esfahani)

Academy of Ancient Music
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord/director)

This concert is a repeat of a Proms Saturday Matinee from July 2012.

Prom 13: Malcolm Sargent's 500th Prom2017072420171227 (R3)

The BBC Symphony Orchestra perform, conducted by Sir Andrew Davies.

Broadcasts of concerts from the 2017 season of the BBC Proms

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, with pianist Beatrice Rana in Schumann's Piano Concerto, recreate Malcolm Sargent's 1966 500th Prom.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Trad: The National Anthem (arr. Wood)
Berlioz: Overture 'Le carnaval romain'
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Elgar: Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)'
Walton: Façade, Suite No. 1; Façade Suite No. 2 - Popular Song
Holst: The Perfect Fool, Op 39
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Beatrice Rana (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Malcolm Sargent, chief conductor of the Proms from 1947 until his death in 1967, Sir Andrew Davis recreates Sargent's 500th Prom from 1966, highlighting his work as a champion of English music.

Prom 13: Malcolm Sargent's 500th Prom20171227

The BBC Symphony Orchestra perform, conducted by Sir Andrew Davies.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, with pianist Beatrice Rana in Schumann's Piano Concerto, recreate Malcolm Sargent's 1966 500th Prom.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Trad: The National Anthem (arr. Wood)
Berlioz: Overture 'Le carnaval romain'
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Elgar: Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)'
Walton: Façade, Suite No. 1; Façade Suite No. 2 - Popular Song
Holst: The Perfect Fool, Op 39
Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Beatrice Rana (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Malcolm Sargent, chief conductor of the Proms from 1947 until his death in 1967, Sir Andrew Davis recreates Sargent's 500th Prom from 1966, highlighting his work as a champion of English music.

Prom 25: Sir John Eliot Gardiner And The Monteverdi Choir20171220

The Monteverdi Choir marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

From the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Georgia Mann

Schütz: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, SWV 41
Nicht uns, Herr, sondern deinem Namen, SWV 43
Danket dem Herren, denn er ist freundlich, SWV 45
Bach: Cantata No. 79, 'Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild'
Cantata No. 80, 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Bach's austere and beautiful Lutheran cantatas stand in contrast to the lively rhythms and rich textures of Schütz's music.

Producer Anthony Sellors.

Prom 25: Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir20171220

The Monteverdi Choir marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Broadcasts of concerts from the 2017 season of the BBC Proms

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

From the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Georgia Mann

Schütz: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, SWV 41
Nicht uns, Herr, sondern deinem Namen, SWV 43
Danket dem Herren, denn er ist freundlich, SWV 45
Bach: Cantata No. 79, 'Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild'
Cantata No. 80, 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Bach's austere and beautiful Lutheran cantatas stand in contrast to the lively rhythms and rich textures of Schütz's music.

Producer Anthony Sellors.

Prom 27: Ella And Dizzy: A Centenary Tribute20171229

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Concert Orchestra/John Mauceri, with James Morrison and Dianne Reeves

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Mauceri, with singer Dianne Reeves and trumpeter James Morrison in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie in their centenary year.

Presented by Katie Derham from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Gershwin: Manhattan Rhapsody
Gershwin: A Foggy Day
Noble: Cherokee
Monk: Round Midnight
Gershwin: Embraceable You
Ellington: Harlem
Lecuona: Jungle Drums
Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm
Gillespie/Pozo/Fuller: Manteca
Ellington/Tizol: Caravan
Reeves: Tango du Jour
Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia
Shearing: Lullaby of Birdland

Dianne Reeves (singer), James Morrison (trumpet)
Victor Sangiorgio (piano)
BBC Concert Orchestra
John Mauceri, conductor

Described by The New York Times as 'the most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday', Dianne Reeves is joined by virtuoso trumpeter James Morrison to pay a double tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie in the centenary year of their births.
Conducted by Broadway musical and Hollywood movie-score legend John Mauceri, the celebrations contrast the Great American Songbook, which played a key role in Fitzgerald's live and recording career, with the bebop and Afro-Latin sounds in which Gillespie excelled.

Prom 35: John Wilson Conducts Oklahoma!2017081120171225 (R3)

John Wilson conducts Oklahoma! Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1943 hit.

Broadcasts of concerts from the 2017 season of the BBC Proms

John Wilson conducts 'Oklahoma!', Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1943 hit musical

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II: Oklahoma!

Aunt Eller - Belinda Lang
Curly - Nathaniel Hackmann
Laurey - Scarlett Strallen
Will Parker - Robert Fairchild
Jud Fry - David Seadon-Young
Ado Annie - Lizzy Connolly
Ali Hakim - Marcus Brigstocke
John Wilson Orchestra, conductor John Wilson

Bursting not just with tunes but emotions, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! brought new dramatic depth to the Broadway musical. John Wilson and his orchestra bring their signature energy and swagger to this much-loved classic.

Prom 35: John Wilson Conducts Oklahoma!20171225

John Wilson conducts Oklahoma! Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1943 hit.

John Wilson conducts 'Oklahoma!', Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1943 hit musical

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II: Oklahoma!

Aunt Eller - Belinda Lang
Curly - Nathaniel Hackmann
Laurey - Scarlett Strallen
Will Parker - Robert Fairchild
Jud Fry - David Seadon-Young
Ado Annie - Lizzy Connolly
Ali Hakim - Marcus Brigstocke
John Wilson Orchestra, conductor John Wilson

Bursting not just with tunes but emotions, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! brought new dramatic depth to the Broadway musical. John Wilson and his orchestra bring their signature energy and swagger to this much-loved classic.

Prom 41: Philip Glass And Ravi Shankar20171229

Live at BBC Proms: Britten Sinfonia, Anoushka Shankar and Karen Kamensek.

Britten Sinfonia with conductor Karen Kamensek and sitar player Anoushka Shankar in Passages by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass: Passages

Britten Sinfonia
Anoushka Shankar, sitar
Karen Kamensek, conductor

In the mid-1960s a rising star of Western classical music met the 'Godfather' of the Indian classical tradition. The result was a collision of musical worlds and - some 25 years later - a studio album that combined Glass's American Minimalism with Shankar's sitar and the traditions of Hindustani classical music. A hypnotic flow of sound, blending cello, saxophone and other Western instruments with the glittering pulse of the sitar, Passages is presented here in its first complete live performance. The Britten Sinfonia and Karen Kamensek are joined by Shankar's daughter, sitar virtuoso Anoushka
Shankar.

Prom 49: Bach's St John Passion20171218

From the Albert Hall, John Butt and the Dunedin Concert perform JS Bach's St John Passion.

John Butt and the Dunedin Concert with Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Sophie Bevan, Tim Mead, Andrew Tortise and Konstantin Wolff in JS Bach's St John Passion from this year's BBC Proms.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245

Nicholas Mulroy, tenor (Evangelist)
Matthew Brook, bass (Jesus)
Sophie Bevan, soprano
Tim Mead, countertenor
Andrew Tortise, tenor
Konstantin Wolff, bass
Dunedin Consort
John Butt, conductor

A complete performance of Bach's St John Passion. 'More daring, forceful and poetic' than the St Matthew Passion, according to Schumann, this is a work of almost operatic vividness that brings both a humanity and a painful immediacy to the Passion narrative. Bach specialist John Butt and his Dunedin Consort make their Proms debut in a performance that offers the audience the chance to join in the chorale-singing, reflecting how the work might originally have been heard in a church setting.

Prom 49: Bach's St John Passion20171218

From the Albert Hall, John Butt and the Dunedin Concert perform JS Bach's St John Passion.

Broadcasts of concerts from the 2017 season of the BBC Proms

John Butt and the Dunedin Concert with Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Sophie Bevan, Tim Mead, Andrew Tortise and Konstantin Wolff in JS Bach's St John Passion from this year's BBC Proms.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245

Nicholas Mulroy, tenor (Evangelist)
Matthew Brook, bass (Jesus)
Sophie Bevan, soprano
Tim Mead, countertenor
Andrew Tortise, tenor
Konstantin Wolff, bass
Dunedin Consort
John Butt, conductor

A complete performance of Bach's St John Passion. 'More daring, forceful and poetic' than the St Matthew Passion, according to Schumann, this is a work of almost operatic vividness that brings both a humanity and a painful immediacy to the Passion narrative. Bach specialist John Butt and his Dunedin Consort make their Proms debut in a performance that offers the audience the chance to join in the chorale-singing, reflecting how the work might originally have been heard in a church setting.

Prom 62: Chineke!2017083020171228 (R3)

Chineke! - the UK's first Black and Minority Ethnic orchestra in their Proms debut.

Broadcasts of concerts from the 2017 season of the BBC Proms

Live at BBC Proms: Chineke! - Kevin John Edusei conducts the UK's first BME orchestra in their Proms debut, featuring 2016 BBC Young Musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason on cello.

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

Hannah Kendall: The Spark Catchers (BBC commission: world premiere)
Dvořák: Rondo in G minor, Op 94
David Popper, orch M. Schlegel: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op 68
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Handel: 'Da tempeste il legno infranto' (from Julius Caesar)
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint?Georges, orch Mauricio Rodriguez: 'Au penchant qui nous entrâine'
Handel: 'Rejoice greatly' (from Messiah)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op 34

Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)
Jeanine De Bique (soprano)
Chineke!
Kevin John Edusei (conductor)

Hailed by critics as 'fresh' and 'brilliant', the UK's first BME orchestra Chineke! makes its Proms debut in a programme including works by Pulitzer Prize-winning George Walker and young British composer Hannah Kendall, whose The Spark Catchers takes inspiration from the urgent energy of Lemn Sissay's poem of the same name.
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, soprano Jeanine De Bique and conductor Kevin John Edusei all make their Proms debuts too.

Prom 62: Chineke!20171228

Chineke! - the UK's first Black and Minority Ethnic orchestra in their Proms debut.

Live at BBC Proms: Chineke! - Kevin John Edusei conducts the UK's first BME orchestra in their Proms debut, featuring 2016 BBC Young Musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason on cello.

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

Hannah Kendall: The Spark Catchers (BBC commission: world premiere)
Dvořák: Rondo in G minor, Op 94
David Popper, orch M. Schlegel: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op 68
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Handel: 'Da tempeste il legno infranto' (from Julius Caesar)
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint‐Georges, orch Mauricio Rodriguez: 'Au penchant qui nous entrâine'
Handel: 'Rejoice greatly' (from Messiah)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op 34

Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)
Jeanine De Bique (soprano)
Chineke!
Kevin John Edusei (conductor)

Hailed by critics as 'fresh' and 'brilliant', the UK's first BME orchestra Chineke! makes its Proms debut in a programme including works by Pulitzer Prize-winning George Walker and young British composer Hannah Kendall, whose The Spark Catchers takes inspiration from the urgent energy of Lemn Sissay's poem of the same name.
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, soprano Jeanine De Bique and conductor Kevin John Edusei all make their Proms debuts too.

Prom 67: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado2017090320171227 (R3)

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra perform an all-Mendelssohn programme.

Broadcasts of concerts from the 2017 season of the BBC Proms

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in Mendelssohn's 'Hebrides' Overture, Fifth Symphony and Violin Concerto with soloist Isabelle Faust.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Mendelssohn: Overture 'The Hebrides' (Fingal's Cave)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)

Isabelle Faust (violin)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado

The dynamic Freiburg Baroque Orchestra brings authentic period-instrument colour to three of Mendelssohn's best-loved orchestral works in a Proms matinee directed by rising young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.

Violinist Isabelle Faust makes her second appearance this season, as soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - the composer's last completed orchestral work, and perhaps the loveliest of all the Romantic violin concertos.

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation continues to be marked with Mendelssohn's Fifth Symphony, whose final movement quotes movingly from Luther's chorale 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott', while the concert opens with the composer's glorious overture The Hebrides, inspired by a visit to Fingal's Cave on the Scottish Isle of Staffa.

Prom 67: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra And Pablo Heras-casado20171227

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra perform an all-Mendelssohn programme.

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in Mendelssohn's 'Hebrides' Overture, Fifth Symphony and Violin Concerto with soloist Isabelle Faust.

Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Mendelssohn: Overture 'The Hebrides' (Fingal's Cave)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)

Isabelle Faust (violin)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado

The dynamic Freiburg Baroque Orchestra brings authentic period-instrument colour to three of Mendelssohn's best-loved orchestral works in a Proms matinee directed by rising young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.

Violinist Isabelle Faust makes her second appearance this season, as soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - the composer's last completed orchestral work, and perhaps the loveliest of all the Romantic violin concertos.

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation continues to be marked with Mendelssohn's Fifth Symphony, whose final movement quotes movingly from Luther's chorale 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott', while the concert opens with the composer's glorious overture The Hebrides, inspired by a visit to Fingal's Cave on the Scottish Isle of Staffa.

Prom 71: Stravinsky, Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich2017090620171228 (R3)

The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

Broadcasts of concerts from the 2017 season of the BBC Proms

The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski in Shostakovich's Symphony No 11, plus Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto with soloist Alina Ibragimova.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Stravinsky: Funeral Song
arr. Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 in D
Britten: Russian Funeral
Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 in G minor (The Year 1905)

Alina Ibragimova (violin)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Alina Ibragimova joins Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a Russian themed programme. The Proms pays tribute to the centenary of the Russian Revolution with Prokofiev's lyrical First Violin Concerto, composed amid the growing turmoil of 1917.

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 harks back to another crisis, the failed revolution of 1905; its brooding cinematic landscapes are punctuated by bright flecks of instrumental colour. The concert opens with Stravinsky's youthful Funeral Song, lost for over a century and given its first modern performance only last year.

Prom 71: Stravinsky, Britten, Prokofiev And Shostakovich20171228

The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski in Shostakovich's Symphony No 11, plus Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto with soloist Alina Ibragimova.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Stravinsky: Funeral Song
arr. Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 in D
Britten: Russian Funeral
Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 in G minor (The Year 1905)

Alina Ibragimova (violin)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Alina Ibragimova joins Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a Russian themed programme. The Proms pays tribute to the centenary of the Russian Revolution with Prokofiev's lyrical First Violin Concerto, composed amid the growing turmoil of 1917.

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 harks back to another crisis, the failed revolution of 1905; its brooding cinematic landscapes are punctuated by bright flecks of instrumental colour. The concert opens with Stravinsky's youthful Funeral Song, lost for over a century and given its first modern performance only last year.

Prom 72: Vienna Philharmonic - Mahler's Sixth Symphony20180101

The Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Daniel Harding in Mahler's Symphony No.6.

The Vienna Philharmonic with conductor Daniel Harding perform Mahler's Sixth Symphony.

Presented by Tom Service from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Mahler: Symphony No 6 in A minor

Vienna Philharmonic
conductor Daniel Harding

If the Ninth Symphony is Mahler's musical 'dark night of the soul', then the Sixth is the afternoon, dark with storm clouds, that preceded it. Although written at the happiest time of the composer's life, the work builds gradually into a shattering frenzy of despair. 'The hero,' wrote Mahler, 'is assaulted by three hammer-blows of fate, the last of which fells him as a tree is felled.' It was a musical vision that was to prove all too prescient for a composer who would soon suffer a series of life-changing personal heartbreaks.

Prom 73: Sir Andras Schiff performs Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier20171222

Sir Andras Schiff performs Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.

Live at BBC Proms: Sir András Schiff performs Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.
The master pianist plays nearly two hours of music that for many represents both the foundation and one of the summits of the entire keyboard literature.

Presented by Ian Skelly

Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 1
Sir András Schiff (piano)

The two volumes of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier together represent one of Western music's greatest achievements.

Once described as the 'Old Testament' of the keyboard repertoire, these two sequences of 24 Preludes and Fugues - one in every key - represent a wealth of musical invention, ingenuity and delight. A supreme technical challenge for any performer, they also offer an astonishing experience for every listener.

Sir András Schiff, whose discography includes Bach's complete keyboard repertoire, here performs Book I - embarking upon a cycle that he will conclude next year with Book 2.

Prom 73: Sir Andras Schiff performs Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier20171222

Sir Andras Schiff performs Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.

Broadcasts of concerts from the 2017 season of the BBC Proms

Live at BBC Proms: Sir András Schiff performs Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.
The master pianist plays nearly two hours of music that for many represents both the foundation and one of the summits of the entire keyboard literature.

Presented by Ian Skelly

Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 1
Sir András Schiff (piano)

The two volumes of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier together represent one of Western music's greatest achievements.

Once described as the 'Old Testament' of the keyboard repertoire, these two sequences of 24 Preludes and Fugues - one in every key - represent a wealth of musical invention, ingenuity and delight. A supreme technical challenge for any performer, they also offer an astonishing experience for every listener.

Sir András Schiff, whose discography includes Bach's complete keyboard repertoire, here performs Book I - embarking upon a cycle that he will conclude next year with Book 2.

Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic - Brahms, Mozart And Beethoven20171231

Live at BBC Proms: Vienna Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas and Emanuel Ax.

Live at BBC Proms: the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas in Brahms and Beethoven, and joined by Emanuel Ax in Mozart's Piano Concerto K449.

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

Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat K449

c.8.15pm Interval: Proms Extra:
Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill discusses the cultural context of Vienna during the 18th and 19th centuries with Austrian expert Gavin Plumley and Professor David Wyn Jones, author of the book 'Music in Vienna: 1700, 1800, 1900'.

c.8.35pm
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A

Emanuel Ax (piano)
Vienna Philharmonic
Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

Michael Tilson Thomas and pianist Emanuel Ax join the Vienna Philharmonic for the orchestra's second concert this season - a programme filled with song and dance.

Wagner famously described Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 as 'the apotheosis of the dance', and it's hard to hear the breathless Scherzo or exuberant finale without becoming swept up in the work's restless energy.

That energy also invigorates Brahms's Variations, taking a theme once thought to be by Haydn and transforming it by turns into a graceful sicilienne and a swaying, syncopated dance.

For Mozart it is song that offers the inspiration for his dramatic Piano Concerto No. 14, with its arching melodies and almost operatic musical dialogues between soloist and orchestra.

Prom 75: Last Night Of The Proms20171231

The Last Night of the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo

The Last Night of the Proms from the Royal Albert Hall. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers and Chorus, and soloists headed by star soprano Nina Stemme in a Last Night that weaves together many of this season's musical strands into this exuberant celebration.

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill and Petroc Trelawny

Lotta Wennakoski: Flounce (BBC commission: world premiere)
Kodaly:Budavari Te Deum
Sargent:An Impression on a Windy Day
Sibelius: Finlandia
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod
John Adams: Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance (London premiere)
Weill: Selection of Songs
Gershwin: Selection of Songs
Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
Arne arr. Sargent: Rule, Britannia!
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D ('Land of Hope and Glory')
Parry orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
The National Anthem (arr. Bliss)

Nina Stemme, soprano
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Ben Johnson, tenor
John Relyea, bass
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor

Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra weave together many of this season's musical strands into the exuberant celebration that is the Last Night of the Proms.
They mark the 50th anniversaries of the deaths of composers Zoltán Kodály and Malcolm Sargent (better known as the longtime chief conductor of the Proms), and celebrate John Adams's 70th birthday with the London premiere of his exhilarating Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance.
Music by Sibelius marks the 100th anniversary of Finnish Independence, and Nina Stemme, arguably the world's greatest living Wagnerian soprano, leads the end-of-season festivities.

Prom 8: Celebrating John Williams2017072020171226 (R3)

The BBC Concert Orchestra perform the film music of John Williams.

Broadcasts of concerts from the 2017 season of the BBC Proms

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart, Jamal Aliyev (cello), Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet), Jess Gillam (alto sax), Haringey Vox and Islington Music Centre celebrate the music of legendary film composer John Williams.

Presented by Katie Derham from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Overture to Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Raider's March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Main Theme from Jaws
March from Superman

Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha - Sayuri's Theme
Viktor's Tale from The Terminal
Dartmoor, 1912 from War Horse

Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A Child's Tale: Suite from The BFG
Flying Theme from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Theme from J.F.K
Prayer for Peace from Munich
Dry Your Tears, Afrika from Amistad
Devil's Dance, from The Witches of Eastwick
Escapades (No. 3) for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me if You Can

March of the Resistance from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rey's Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Main Title from Star Wars: A New Hope

BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Winner of five Academy Awards, 22 Grammy Awards and seven BAFTAs, John Williams is among the greatest of film composers. His scores for Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the Indiana Jones films have made him a household name.
The BBC Proms celebrates his extraordinary achievements in a concert to mark Williams's 85th birthday. Keith Lockhart - a long-time colleague of Williams at the Boston Pops Orchestra - conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an evening featuring excerpts from the composer's best-loved scores, as well as some lesser-known gems.

Prom 8: Celebrating John Williams20171226

The BBC Concert Orchestra perform the film music of John Williams.

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart, Jamal Aliyev (cello), Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet), Jess Gillam (alto sax), Haringey Vox and Islington Music Centre celebrate the music of legendary film composer John Williams.

Presented by Katie Derham from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Overture to Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Raider's March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Main Theme from Jaws
March from Superman

Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha - Sayuri's Theme
Viktor's Tale from The Terminal
Dartmoor, 1912 from War Horse

Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A Child's Tale: Suite from The BFG
Flying Theme from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Theme from J.F.K
Prayer for Peace from Munich
Dry Your Tears, Afrika from Amistad
Devil's Dance, from The Witches of Eastwick
Escapades (No. 3) for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from Catch Me if You Can

March of the Resistance from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rey's Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Main Title from Star Wars: A New Hope

BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Winner of five Academy Awards, 22 Grammy Awards and seven BAFTAs, John Williams is among the greatest of film composers. His scores for Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the Indiana Jones films have made him a household name.
The BBC Proms celebrates his extraordinary achievements in a concert to mark Williams's 85th birthday. Keith Lockhart - a long-time colleague of Williams at the Boston Pops Orchestra - conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an evening featuring excerpts from the composer's best-loved scores, as well as some lesser-known gems.

Proms At... Wilton's Music Hall2017090220171226 (R3)

Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

Broadcasts of concerts from the 2017 season of the BBC Proms

Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in music by John Luther Adams, Peter Maxwell Davies, Handel. Messiaen and Rebecca Saunders.

Presented by Tom Service from Wilton's Music Hall in East London

John Luther Adams: songbirdsongs (excerpts)
Olivier Messiaen: Le merle noir
Handel: Augelletti, che cantate (Rinaldo)
Rebecca Saunders: Molly's Song 3
Peter Maxwell Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King

Jennifer France (soprano
Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Sian Edwards (conductor)

Dating from the mid-19th century, Wilton's is the world's oldest surviving music hall. With its tumbledown beauty and colourful history, it's the perfect space for a staged performance of Peter Maxwell Davies's Eight Songs for a Mad King - a dramatic monologue exploring the crazed fantasies and crumbling visions of George III.
The fluttering and chattering of the king's pet bullfinches which run through the work find an echo in bird-inspired pieces by Messiaen and Handel, as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Luther Adams.
Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with exciting young British soloists Jennifer France and Marcus Farnsworth.

Proms At... Wilton's Music Hall20171226

Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in music by John Luther Adams, Peter Maxwell Davies, Handel. Messiaen and Rebecca Saunders.

Presented by Tom Service from Wilton's Music Hall in East London

John Luther Adams: songbirdsongs (excerpts)
Olivier Messiaen: Le merle noir
Handel: Augelletti, che cantate (Rinaldo)
Rebecca Saunders: Molly's Song 3
Peter Maxwell Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King

Jennifer France (soprano
Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Sian Edwards (conductor)

Dating from the mid-19th century, Wilton's is the world's oldest surviving music hall. With its tumbledown beauty and colourful history, it's the perfect space for a staged performance of Peter Maxwell Davies's Eight Songs for a Mad King - a dramatic monologue exploring the crazed fantasies and crumbling visions of George III.
The fluttering and chattering of the king's pet bullfinches which run through the work find an echo in bird-inspired pieces by Messiaen and Handel, as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Luther Adams.
Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with exciting young British soloists Jennifer France and Marcus Farnsworth.