BBC PROMS 2010
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in this wide-ranging programme, opening with Stockhausen's festive overture from 1977 and continuing with a trio of recent British works, including Colin Matthew's Violin Concerto with soloist Leila Josefowicz. The Proms' Schumann symphony cycle, celebrating the bicentenary of the composer's birth, continues with the Third Symphony. It's the most pictorial, evoking by turns a beer garden by the Rhine and the Gothic magnificence of Cologne Cathedral. A century later Bernd Alois Zimmermann's witty Rhine-Church Festival Dances, celebrated the same German region.
Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Sonance Severance 2000
Colin Matthews: Violin Concerto (London premiere)
Luke Bedford: Outblaze the Sky
Leila Josefowicz (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Monday 2nd August at 2pm.