BBC Proms
9 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 33 Prom 33: Mark Simpson, Dutilleux and Elgar

Prom 33

Played

19:30 Tuesday 9 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Mark Simpson b.1988
  • Israfel
    London premiere (12 mins)
  • Henri Dutilleux 1916–2013
  • 'Tout un monde lointain ...' 'Tout un monde lointain ...' Also known as: Tout un monde lointain... (28 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Edward Elgar 1857–1934
  • Symphony No 1 in A flat major Symphony No 1 in A flat major Also known as: Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55 (51 mins)

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 …’.

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