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Prom 28 (part 1): Beethoven and Stravinsky

BBC Proms, 2014 Season, Prom 28 Episode 1 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Stravinsky's Oedipus rex and an electric violin concerto by Brett Dean. Great soloists, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Singers, and conductor Sakari Oramo live at the BBC Proms.

Beethoven: Egmont - overture, Op. 84
Brett Dean: Electric Preludes

8.10pm Interval

Stravinsky: Oedipus rex

Francesco d'Orazio (electric violin)

Oedipus ..... Allan Clayton (tenor)
Jocasta ..... Hilary Summers (mezzo soprano)
Creon ..... Juha Uusitalo (bass-baritone)
Tiresias ..... Brindley Sherratt (bass)
Messenger ..... Duncan Rock (bass-baritone)
Shepherd ..... Samuel Boden (tenor)
Rory Kinnear (speaker)
BBC Singers (men's voices)
BBC Symphony Chorus (men's voices)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Sakari Oramo conducts one of the great 20th-century dramatic showpieces - Stravinsky's opera-oratorio Oedipus rex. Driving with powerful inevitability to its climax, this monumental work matches Sophocles's tragedy in its visceral horror.

Brett Dean is the BBC Symphony Orchestra's new Artist in Association. His Electric Preludes for electric violin and string orchestra were commissioned for Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and were inspired by visual stimuli, including art by native Aboriginal artists and the internet.

The Prom opens with Beethoven's powerful Egmont Overture.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 7 Aug 2014 19:30


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PerformerBBC Symphony Chorus
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