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Prom 71 (part 1): Gorecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky

BBC Proms, 2013 Season, Prom 71 Episode 1 of 2

Duration:
2 hours, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 September 2013

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

The BBC Symphony Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä live at the BBC Proms. Gorecki's famous 3rd Symphony, Vaughan Williams' Four Last Songs, & Tchaikovsky's great and final 6th Symphony.

A series of farewells as Osmo Vänskä conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme concluding the season's focus on Polish music and premiering Anthony Payne's orchestration of Vaughan Williams's Four Last Songs. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Ruby Hughes and Jennifer Johnston are the soloists, Hughes singing the three Polish texts of Henryk Górecki's 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs', Johnston singing Procris, Menelaus, Tired and Hands, Eyes and Heart in the Vaughan Williams. Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' is the penultimate instalment of this summer's cycle of his symphonies.

Górecki: Symphony No. 3, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'

8.30pm Interval

8.50pm Vaughan Williams Orch. A. Payne: Four Last Songs (BBC commission: world premiere)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'

Ruby Hughes (soprano)
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä (conductor).

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