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A Week at the Proms20200823An exploration of the coming week's Proms.

Georgia Mann and a panel of experts explore the coming week's Proms archive concerts.

A Week At The Proms - Programme 120200719Starting a series of six weekly programmes, Georgia Mann explores the coming week's Proms together with a group of guests, including Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre; Gillian Moore, Director of Music at Southbank Centre, and Helen Wallace, Artistic Director at Kings Place. As Radio 3 opens its rich archives during the summer, the guests offer tips, recommendations and rediscoveries in a unique chance to hear some historic and memorable recordings. The most significant people and events coming up in the week ahead are put under a spotlight, and the guests react to both archive interviews and fresh material recorded especially for the programme.

Georgia Mann and a panel of experts explore the coming week's Proms archive concerts.

A Week At The Proms - Programme 220200726In the second programme of this series Georgia Mann explores the coming week's Proms concerts with guests Nigel Simeone, Fiona Maddocks and Edward Seckerson as they react to archive performances, hear fresh interviews and select recommendations. Among the topics in discussion are Roger Norrington performing Beethoven Symphony No. 2 with the London Classical Players; Steven Sondheim's 80th birthday celebration Prom; Murray Perahia playing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink; and Janacek's 'The Makropulos Affair' with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Jiri Belohlavek, starring Karita Mattila - we hear an interview with her, recorded for the programme, on portraying the diva Emilia Marty and about performing at the Proms in this critically acclaimed performance.

Georgia Mann explores the coming week's Proms concerts with guests.

Georgia Mann and a panel of experts explore the coming week's Proms archive concerts.

A Week At The Proms - Programme 320200802In the third programme of this series Georgia Mann explores the coming week's Proms concerts with guests Nicholas Kenyon, Gillian Moore and Roderick Williams as they react to archive performances, hear fresh interviews and select recommendations. Among the topics in discussion are Simon Rattle's 2014 visit to the Proms with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Stravinsky's The Firebird suite and Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances; Neville Marriner and the Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields performing symphonies by Haydn and Beethoven, among other things, from a Prom dating back to 1994; Richard Hickox and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Symphony Chorus and London Brass in an all-English Prom dating from 2006 including music by Elgar, Bliss and Walton's mighty cantata Belshazzar's Feast with Bryn Terfel; and the London Contemporary Orchestra with music by Suzanne Ciani, Shiva Feshareki and James Bulley from a 2018 Prom.

Georgia Mann explores the coming week's Proms concerts with guests.

Georgia Mann and a panel of experts explore the coming week's Proms archive concerts.

In the third programme of this series Georgia Mann explores the coming week's Proms concerts with a panel including Nicholas Kenyon and Roderick Williams as they react to archive performances, hear fresh interviews and select recommendations. Among the topics in discussion are Simon Rattle's 2014 visit to the Proms with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Stravinsky's The Firebird suite and Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances; Neville Marriner and the Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields performing symphonies by Haydn and Beethoven, among other things, from a Prom dating back to 1994; Richard Hickox and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Symphony Chorus and London Brass in an all-English Prom dating from 2006 including music by Elgar, Bliss and Walton's mighty cantata Belshazzar's Feast with Bryn Terfel; and the London Contemporary Orchestra with music by Suzanne Ciani, Shiva Feshareki and James Bulley from a 2018 Prom.

Georgia Mann explores the coming week's Proms concerts with guests.

Georgia Mann and a panel of experts explore the coming week's Proms archive concerts.

A Week At The Proms - Programme 420200809Georgia Mann explores the coming week's Proms, in the company of Flora Willson, Nigel Simeone and Roderick Williams. In a week featuring Renée Fleming singing Strauss, a new work by Colin Matthews and a whole host of concerts from Scottish ensembles, they react to archive performances and select recommendations.

An exploration of the coming week's Proms

Georgia Mann and a panel of experts explore the coming week's Proms archive concerts.

A Week At The Proms - Programme 520200816In the Fifth programme of this series Georgia Mann explores the coming week's Proms concerts with guests Katy Hamilton and Fiona Maddocks, as they react to archive performances, hear fresh interviews and select recommendations. Among the topics in discussion are a 1996 performance of Verdi’s opera, Don Carlos, with conductor Bernard Haitink and forces from the Royal Opera (Covent Garden) – of which he was Music Director at the time – and a cast including Olga Borodina and Dmitri Hvorostovsky; we reflect on the 2008 performance of Stockhausen’s Stimmung with Theatre of Voices and director Paul Hillier; and describe the magic that Colin Davis brought to the London Symphony Orchestra during its 2001 rendition of Beethoven’s "Pastoral" Symphony.

Georgia Mann explores the coming week's Proms concerts with guests.

Georgia Mann and a panel of experts explore the coming week's Proms archive concerts.

A Week At The Proms - Programme 620200823An exploration of the coming week's Proms

Georgia Mann and a panel of experts explore the coming week's Proms archive concerts.