BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the Proms Prom 42: Lest We Forget, Prom 42: Lest We Forget

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Stephan
  • Music for Orchestra (1912)
  • Kelly
  • Elegy for strings, in memoriam Rupert Brooke
  • Butterworth
  • Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad'
    orch. P. Brookes
  • Vaughan Williams
  • Pastoral Symphony

Concert Information

Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad reflects a world on the brink of collapse while Vaughan Williams’s Pastoral Symphony is a vision of war-ravaged France. Like Butterworth, both Rudi Stephan and Frederick Kelly were killed in the First World War; the latter’s exquisite Elegy for strings was performed at his own memorial concert. Stephan’s Music for Orchestra (1912) finds a desperate intensity in its Expressionist colours.

Image © Pietro Spagnoli

17 Aug 2014, 7.30pm

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