BBC Proms
26 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 54 Prom 54: Collegium Vocale Gent and the Budapest Festival Orchestra

Prom 54

Played

19:30 Friday 26 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
  • Aria 'Per questa bella mano' Aria 'Per questa bella mano' Also known as: Aria 'Per questa bella mano', K 612 (8 mins)
  • Clarinet Concerto in A major Clarinet Concerto in A major Also known as: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K 622 (28 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Requiem in D minor (compl. Süssmayr) Requiem in D minor (compl. Süssmayr) Also known as: Requiem, K 626 (Süssmayr completion) (55 mins)

The story of Mozart’s last months is almost as remarkable as the string of masterpieces he produced during them. Who was the cloaked figure rumoured to have commissioned Mozart to write the Requiem? We’ll never know, but the deathly tread, furious fight and radiant hope of the music remain unparalleled.

Iván Fischer brings his equally exceptional Budapest Festival Orchestra to the Proms, joined by one of Europe’s leading choirs for the Requiem, alongside the autumnal shades of Mozart’s late Clarinet Concerto.

Neal Davies, the advertised bass, has had to withdraw from tonight’s performance. The BBC Proms is very grateful to Hanno Müller-Brachmann for taking his place at short notice.

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