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Prom 56 - Goehr, Knussen, Grime, Debussy

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 September 2012

With Jonathan Swain

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

Alexander Goehr: Metamorphosis/Dance
Oliver Knussen: Symphony No.3
Helen Grime: Night Songs (BBC commission: world premiere)
Debussy: The Martyrdom of St Sebastian (complete, without narration)

Presented by Louise Fryer

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).

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