BBC Proms
12 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 37 Prom 37: BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thomas Søndergård

Prom 37

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19:30 Friday 12 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • William Walton 1902–1983
  • Huw Watkins b.1976
  • Cello Concerto
    BBC commission: world premiere (25 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Anton Webern 1883–1945
  • Passacaglia Passacaglia Also known as: Passacaglia, Op 1 (11 mins)
  • Johannes Brahms 1833–1897
  • Symphony No 4 in E minor Symphony No 4 in E minor Also known as: Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98 (39 mins)

Thomas Søndergård 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 orchestral sonorities ever conjured.

Brahms’s fourth and final symphony feels like the composer’s supreme orchestral achievement; 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.

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