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Prom 31 (part 1): Elgar, Beethoven, Berlioz and Helen Grime

BBC Proms, 2014, Prom 31 Episode 1 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Martin Handley

Alice Coote joins the Hallé with Sir Mark Elder live at the BBC Proms in music inspired by the sea by Berlioz, Elgar, Beethoven, and the London premiere of a work by Helen Grime.

Berlioz: Overture 'Le corsaire'
Elgar: Sea Pictures

8.05pm Interval

Helen Grime: Near Midnight (London premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica'

Alice Coote (Mezzo-soprano)
Hallé (Orchestra)
Sir Mark Elder (Conductor)

The sea lies the centre of tonight's concert from Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé. The sunshine glitters on the waves of Berlioz's swashbuckling overture Le corsaire, written while the composer was holidaying in Nice.

A celebrated Elgar champion, Elder is joined by British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote for Sea Pictures: Elgar's only orchestral song-cycle, which ebbs and flows evocatively as it explores the fascination and fear inspired by the sea. While Helen Grime's Near Midnight explores a nocturnal theme, Beethoven created a storm of human drama in his 'Eroica' Symphony - a stirring musical meditation on heroism and valour.

Prom 31 Repeat, Friday 15th August 1400-1630.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 9 Aug 2014 19:30

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