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Cherubini, Schumann, Holt, Strauss - Part 1

BBC Proms, 2010 Season, Prom 13 Episode 1 of 2

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 26 July 2010


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Principal conductor Thierry Fischer directs the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a programme full of drama, excitement and the unexpected, opening with an overture of dark and stormy tensions.

Schumann's optimistic first symphony then launches a complete cycle at the 2010 BBC Proms, marking the bicentenary of the composer's birth.

Simon Holt's percussion concerto is scored for a collection of instruments laid out on a table, in much the same fashion that Holt's great uncle, a taxidermist, laid out the tools of his trade.

Finally, music based on the exploits of a mischievous villain from German folklore. Merry Till Eulenspiegel cavorts through life, until he must answer for his crimes and trumpets and drums herald his journey to the scaffold, where his pranks are ended.

Cherubini: Médée - overture

Colin Currie (percussion)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 29th July at 2pm.


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