Live at the BBC Proms: The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla play Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Mozart: The Magic Flute - Overture
Hans Abrahamsen: let me tell you (London premiere)
8.15: INTERVAL Proms Extra
Ian Skelly discusses Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony with writer Rosamund Bartlett and Russian music expert Marina Frolova-Walker. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union.
8.35: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F minor
Barbara Hannigan, soprano
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, conductor
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra makes its first London appearance with young Lithuanian Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, who becomes the orchestra's Music Director next season. While Mozart's overture combines infectious energy with Masonic symbolism, Tchaikovsky's dramatic Fourth Symphony explores the shadow cast by Fate. Hans Abrahamsen's Grawemeyer Award-winning song-cycle for Barbara Hannigan centres on Shakespeare's Ophelia, using only words allotted to her in Hamlet.