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Helen Grime, Debussy

BBC Proms, 2012 Season, Prom 56 Episode 2 of 2

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 25 August 2012

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Louise Fryer

Oliver Knussen celebrates his 60th birthday with the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing his own 3rd Symphony, works by Alexander Goehr, Helen Grime and Debussy's The Martyrdom of St Sebastian.

Alexander Goehr's 80th birthday is marked by a revival of his imaginary ballet, and there's the world premiere of Helen Grime's Night Songs. Debussy's exquisite and refined incidental music for a mystery play appears complete for the first time at the Proms - with the BBC National Chorus of Wales and the New London Chamber Choir joining the three British soloists.

Helen Grime: Night Songs (BBC commission: world premiere)
Debussy: The Martyrdom of St Sebastian

Claire Booth (soprano)
Polly May (mezzo-soprano)
Clare McCaldin (mezzo-soprano)
BBC National Chorus of Wales
New London Chamber Choir
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 6 September at 2pm.

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