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Prom 24 - Elgar, Grainger, Strauss

With Penny Gore.

Louise Fryer presents Tasmin Little perform Elgar's great Violin Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. And to mark the 50th anniversary of Grainger's death, his In a Nutshell Suite receives a first outing at the Proms.

The Violin Concerto is preceded by the BBC Singers performing one of Elgar's most radical part-songs, notated in two keys simultaneously in a manner which might be said to parallel the incorrigible experiments of the Australian composer Percy Grainger. Grainger's orchestral suite reaches its grand finale - called the Gum Suckers' March - by way of some unpredictable and darkly complex invention. And to round off the Prom there's music by Richard Strauss: once considered dangerously radical itself, his perky symphonic poem documents the adventures of a purely mythical rascal.

Elgar: There is sweet music
Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Grainger:Suite 'In a Nutshell'
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 Aug 2011 14:00
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