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Prom 9 (part 2): Stenhammar, Szymanowski and R Strauss

BBC Proms, 2013 Season, Prom 09 Episode 2 of 2

Duration:
1 hour, 5 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 18 July 2013

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thomas Søndergård live at the BBC Proms with three of the most colourful orchestral scores in the repertory.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Stenhammar: Excelsior!
Szymanowski: Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night'

7.50pm Interval

8.10pm
R Strauss: An Alpine Symphony

Michael Weinius (tenor)
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Søndergård (conductor)

Evocations of Nordic forests, Persian gardens and snow-capped mountains feature in Thomas Søndergård's first Prom as Principal Conductor of the BBC NOW. Stenhammar's joyful Excelsior! is an upbeat to the opulent, exotic sound-world of Szymanowski's Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night'. And Strauss's epic Alpine Symphony is as much a statement of the composer's personal philosophy as a description of the natural world at its most dramatic.

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 22nd July at 2pm.

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