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Prom 40: Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Ades

Live at the BBC Proms: Thomas Adès conducts the Britten Sinfonia in his own music with cellist, Steven Isserlis and violinist, Augustin Hadelich in Beethoven, Francisco Coll and Prokofiev.

Presented by Penny Gore
Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F major
Francisco Coll: Four Iberian Miniatures

8.00pm INTERVAL: Proms Extra - An Introduction to Beethoven's Eighth Symphony
Sarah Walker delves into Beethoven's Eighth Symphony with the musicologist John Deathridge.
Recorded earlier today at the Concert Hall of Imperial College Union.

8.20pm
Thomas Adès: Lieux retrouvés (UK premiere of version with orchestra)
Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 in D major, Classical

Augustin Hadelich (violin)
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès (conductor)

Thomas Adès's Lieux retrouvés was inspired by the cello's 'haunting sense of time and place'. Here, Steven Isserlis performs it in its new cello-and-orchestra guise. Francisco Coll's piquant Iberian miniatures for violin and orchestra contrast with 'Classical' symphonies by Prokofiev and Beethoven.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 15 Aug 2016 19:30

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