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An interview with conductor Vasily Petrenki
An interview with conductor Vasily Petrenki

Duration: 01:00

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s dynamic Conductor Vasily Petrenki describes his ambitions to Katie Derham.

 
Approaches to composition
Approaches to composition

Duration: 04:52

Composer Errollyn Wallen discusses some of the compositional ideas in her piece 'Mondrian' - performed here by Ensemble X.

 
Carmen at the Opera House - Toreador Song
Carmen at the Opera House - Toreador Song

Duration: 03:50

Escamillo sings the toreador song from Bizet's opera Carmen. The performance is from a grand production on stage in an opera house accompanied by a full orchestra, cast and chorus.

 
Classical music and its cultural package
Classical music and its cultural package

Duration: 04:04

Proms Director Roger Wright launches the 2010 season of the BBC Proms with presenter: Katie Derham and violinist: Nicola Benedetti.

 
Gustav Mahler – a message for our times
Gustav Mahler – a message for our times

Duration: 04:06

A conductor and a writer reflect on the importance of Gustav Mahler on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth.

 
Land of Hope and Glory – the last night of the proms.
Land of Hope and Glory – the last night of the proms.

Duration: 02:40

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek perform Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 at the last night of the Proms 2010. The audience is shown singing Land of Hope and Glory.

 
Minesota Orchestra’s horn player Michael Gast talks about his career.
Minesota Orchestra’s horn player Michael Gast talks about his career.

Duration: 05:04

Minesota Orchestra’s principal horn player Michael Gast talks to Jon Jacob about his career.

 
New music from Mozart
New music from Mozart

Duration: 00:43

A previously unknown piece of music by Mozart has been performed for the first time in public.

 
Performance of J S Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor transcribed for orchestra
Performance of J S Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor transcribed for orchestra

Duration: 02:07

J S Bach’s Toccata and Fugue orchestrated by Stokowski, is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Andrew Litton.

 
Preparing to sing Opera
Preparing to sing Opera

Duration: 08:05

Staff and students at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester describe their production of Mozart's opera “La Clemenza di Tito”. The video includes extracts from rehearsals and the second performance.

 
Puccini's comic opera 'Gianni Schicchi'
Puccini's comic opera 'Gianni Schicchi'

Duration: 02:52

Together with scenes from a grand operatic production, conductor Antonio Pappano appraises Puccini's one act comic opera 'Gianni Schicchi'.

 
Puccini's Opera 'La Boheme' appraised by Antonio Pappano
Puccini's Opera 'La Boheme' appraised by Antonio Pappano

Duration: 04:03

Conductor Antonio Pappano and opera singer Renata Scotto explain and perform extracts from Puccini's Opera La Boheme accompanied by scenes from an opera house production.

 
Rossini's Opera 'The Barber of Seville'
Rossini's Opera 'The Barber of Seville'

Duration: 03:30

Conductor Antonio Pappano apprises Rossini's opera buffa 'The Barber of Seville'. Together with opera star Pietro Spagnoli who plays Figaro, Pappano and the baritone explain and perform extracts from the score that exemplify some of Rossini's exceptional compositional devices that made the Barber of Seville one of the most successful operas ever.

 
Sir John Eliot Gardiner on the performance challenges of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos
Sir John Eliot Gardiner on the performance challenges of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

Duration: 03:51

Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner explains the importance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto’s and talks about how using modern instruments presents challenges of balance, that are not so evident when using period instruments.

 

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