Seasons - 1954 season

Sat 24 July 1954 - Sat 18 Sept 1954

This season marks the Diamond Jubilee of the Proms.

  • Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1954
    Sat 24 July 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Anonymous - National Anthem
    Jeremiah Clarke - The Prince of Denmark's March (arr. Henry Wood)
    John Ireland - A London Overture
    Felix Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61
    Sergey Prokofiev - Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C major
    Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
    William Alwyn - Lyra Angelica
    Maurice Ravel - Boléro

  • Prom 02
    Mon 26 July 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E flat major 'Emperor', Op 73
    Janáček - Sinfonietta
    Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op 35

  • Prom 03
    Tue 27 July 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Johannes Brahms - Tragic Overture
    Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major
    Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 3 in F major
    Alan Rawsthorne - Concerto for Piano No. 2
    Cyril Scott - Two Passacaglias on Irish Themes

  • Prom 04
    Wed 28 July 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63
    Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor
    Béla Bartók - Out of Doors, Sz 81
    Béla Bartók - 14 Bagatelles, Sz 38, Op 6
    Liszt - 12 Études d’exécution transcendante, S 139
    Maurice Ravel - Pavane pour une infante défunte
    Maurice Ravel - Alborada del gracioso

  • Prom 05
    Thu 29 July 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Felix Mendelssohn - Overture 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Op 21
    Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
    Arthur Bliss - A Song of Welcome
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op 39
    Benjamin Britten - Spring Symphony

  • Prom 06
    Fri 30 July 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Egmont, Op 84
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op 36
    Maconchy - Concertino for Bassoon
    Antonín Dvořák - Symphonic Variations, Op 78

  • Prom 07
    Sat 31 July 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims
    Edvard Grieg - Lyric Suite, Op 54
    Sergey Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1 in D major, 'Classical'
    Manuel de Falla - Nights in the Gardens of Spain
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini
    Ernő Dohnányi - Variations on a Nursery Song, Op 25
    Ottorino Respighi - La boutique fantasque (suite)

  • Prom 08
    Mon 2 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Andante cantabile, Op 11a
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Queen of Spades, Op 68
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Capriccio italien, Op 45
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Concerto for Piano No. 1 in B flat minor, Op 23
    Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in E minor, 'From the New World', Op 95

  • Prom 09
    Tue 3 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Carl Maria von Weber - Oberon, J306
    Rossini - Semiramide
    William Walton - Sinfonia concertante
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D major
    Lennox Berkeley - Concerto for Two Pianos, Op 30
    Bax - Tintagel

  • Prom 10
    Wed 4 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade in G major 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik', K 525
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Idomeneo, rè di Creta, K 366
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Violin No. 3 in G major, K 216
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K 543
    Richard Strauss - Vier Letzte Lieder
    Richard Strauss - Tod und Verklärung, Op 24

  • Prom 11
    Thu 5 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 100 in G major 'Military'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat major, K 365
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2)
    Camille Saint-Saëns - Le carnaval des animaux
    Bedřich Smetana - Má vlast

  • Prom 12
    Fri 6 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op 43
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Fidelio, Op 72
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor
    Arthur Benjamin - Symphony No. 1

  • Prom 13
    Sat 7 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Rossini - William Tell
    Charles-François Gounod - Faust
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Concerto for Piano No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op 1
    Franck - Symphony in D minor
    André Jolivet - Concertino for Trumpet and Piano
    Sergey Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf, Op 67
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Sleeping Beauty, Op 66

  • Prom 14
    Mon 9 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
    J. S. Bach - Concerto for Keyboard in A major, BWV 1055 (reconstructed Donald Francis Tovey for oboe d'amore & orchestra)
    J. S. Bach - Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
    Gerald Finzi - White-flowering Days, Op 37
    Alan Rawsthorne - Canzonet
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Silence and Music
    Arthur Bliss - Aubade for Coronation Morning
    Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 102 in B flat major

  • Prom 15
    Tue 10 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Rienzi, WWV 49
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music
    Malcolm Sargent - An Impression on a Windy Day
    Liszt - Hungarian Fantasia, S 123
    Kodály - Háry János - suite
    George Frideric Handel - Concerto for Organ in B flat major 'No. 9' (Handel/Wood)
    J. S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (orch. Henry Wood)

  • Prom 16
    Wed 11 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Jean Sibelius - The Oceanides, Op 73
    Sergey Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor
    William Walton - Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor
    Edvard Grieg - Lyric Piece, Op 54.6 (orchestral version)
    Alexander Borodin - Prince Igor
    Francis Poulenc - Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor

  • Prom 17
    Thu 12 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Antonín Dvořák - 3 Slavonic Rhapsodies, Op 45
    Antonín Dvořák - Concerto for Piano in G minor, Op 33
    Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 8 in G major
    Norman Fulton - Sinfonia Pastorale
    William Walton - Overture 'Scapino'

  • Prom 18
    Fri 13 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture 'Leonore' No. 3, Op 72b
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Adelaide, Op 46 (arr. Louis Spohr)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Fantasia in C minor, Op 80
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op 92
    John Ireland - Concerto for Piano in E flat major
    John Ireland - These Things Shall Be

  • Prom 19
    Sat 14 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Paul Burkhard - Overture 'Der Schuss von der Kanzel'
    Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
    Frederick Delius - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
    Malcolm Arnold - Concerto for Harmonica, Op 46
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Romance
    Roger Quilter - To Julia, Op 8
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'

  • Prom 20 -
    Mon 16 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin, Op 24
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F minor
    Arthur Bliss - Concerto for Piano
    John Gardner - A Scots Overture

  • Prom 21
    Tue 17 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    J. S. Bach - Cantata No. 31, 'Der Himmel lacht! die Erde jubilieret', BWV 31
    J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
    J. S. Bach - Concerto for Keyboard in D minor, BWV 1052
    J. S. Bach - Cantata No. 53, 'Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde', BWV 53
    J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
    Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 4 in E minor

  • Prom 22
    Wed 18 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    George Frideric Handel - Concerto grosso in B flat major 'Hornpipe', HWV 325, Op 6.7
    George Frideric Handel - Concerto for Oboe No. 3 in G minor, HWV 303
    George Frideric Handel - Serse, HWV 40
    George Frideric Handel - Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 292, Op 4.4
    George Frideric Handel - Alexander's Feast, HWV 75
    Igor Stravinsky - Symphonie de psaumes

  • Prom 23
    Thu 19 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Edward Elgar - Introduction and Allegro, Op 47
    Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
    Edward Elgar - 'Enigma' Variations
    Gustav Holst - The Planets

  • Prom 24
    Fri 20 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture 'Coriolan'
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto in C major for Violin, Cello & Piano (Triple Concerto)
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral', Op 68
    Philip Cannon - Spring
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op 52

  • Prom 25
    Sat 21 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ferdinand Hérold - Zampa
    Antonín Dvořák - The Spectre's Bride, Op 69
    Frederick Delius - Brigg Fair
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Concerto for Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op 30
    Hector Berlioz - La damnation de Faust, Op 24
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker, Suite, Op 71a
    Benjamin Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

  • Prom 26
    Mon 23 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Rossini - Semiramide
    Gabriel Fauré - Pelléas et Mélisande, Suite, Op 80
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
    Alessandro Marcello - Concerto for Oboe in C minor
    Igor Stravinsky - L' oiseau de feu (1919 suite)

  • Prom 27
    Tue 24 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Joseph Haydn - L'isola disabitata, Hob. XXVIII:9
    Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 104 in D major, 'London'
    Joseph Haydn - Die Schöpfung
    Johannes Brahms - Concerto in A minor for Violin and Cello (Double Concerto)
    Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 1 in C minor

  • Prom 28
    Wed 25 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Hector Berlioz - Overture 'Le carnaval romain', Op. 9
    Claude Debussy - Prélude à L'après-midi d'un faune
    William Wordsworth - Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op 48
    Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Sinfonia antartica

  • Prom 29
    Thu 26 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Tristan and Isolde
    Richard Strauss - Capriccio, Op 85
    Richard Strauss - Don Juan

  • Prom 30
    Fri 27 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op 43
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op 60
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Violin in D major, Op 61
    Jacques Ibert - Divertissement
    Maurice Ravel - La valse

  • Prom 31
    Sat 28 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Franz Schubert - Die Zauberharfe, D 644
    John Barbirolli - Suite for Strings
    Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D 125
    Johann II Strauss - Der Zigeunerbaron
    Johann II Strauss - Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op 325
    Johann I Strauss - Radetzky March, Op 228
    Johann II Strauss - By the Beautiful Blue Danube – waltz
    Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier, Suite (arrangement attributed to Artur Rodzińsky)

  • Prom 32
    Mon 30 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Felix Mendelssohn - March in D major, Op 108
    Johannes Brahms - Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op 52 (version with piano duet)
    Felix Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op 64
    Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 in A major 'Italian', Op 90
    Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

  • Prom 33
    Tue 31 Aug 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
    Richard Wagner - Siegfried
    Richard Wagner - Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103
    Richard Wagner - Götterdämmerung
    Kenneth Leighton - Concerto for Violin, Op 12
    Claude Debussy - La mer
    Richard Wagner - Tristan and Isolde

  • Prom 34
    Wed 1 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro, K492
    Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished', D 759
    Frederick Delius - Concerto for Piano in C minor
    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Scenes from 'The Song of Hiawatha', Op 30
    George Frideric Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (arr. Hamilton Harty)
    Giuseppe Verdi - Aida – Triumphal March (Act 2)

  • Prom 35
    Thu 2 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    J. S. Bach - Easter Oratorio
    J. S. Bach - Concerto for Keyboard in F minor, BWV 1056
    J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
    Joseph Haydn - Concerto for Cello in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 (arr. François-Auguste Gevaert)
    Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 103 in E flat major 'Drumroll'
    Peter Racine Fricker - Concerto for Piano, Op 19
    Gustav Holst - The Perfect Fool, Op 39

  • Prom 36
    Fri 3 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op 21
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Piano No. 4 in G major, Op 58
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op 93
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op 63

  • Prom 37
    Sat 4 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila
    Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia
    Nikos Skalkottas - 36 Greek Dances
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Concerto for Piano No. 2 in C minor, Op 18
    Alexander Borodin - Symphony No. 2 in B minor
    Eric Coates - Saxo-Rhapsody
    Frederick Delius - A Village Romeo and Juliet
    Emmanuel Chabrier - España

  • Prom 38
    Mon 6 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Hector Berlioz - Benvenuto Cellini, Op 23
    William Walton - Violin Concerto
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op 82
    Richard Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos, Op 60 (second version)
    Gabriel Fauré - Pavane, Op 50
    Manuel de Falla - El sombrero de tres picos, Suite No. 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384

  • Prom 39
    Tue 7 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Richard Wagner - Lohengrin
    Richard Wagner - Das Rheingold
    Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
    Frederick Delius - A Dance Rhapsody No. 1
    Joseph Holbrooke - Byron, Op 39
    Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser

  • Prom 40
    Wed 8 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Engelbert Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel
    Sergey Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    Edward Elgar - Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op 55
    Gerald Finzi - Let us garlands bring, Op 18
    Kodály - Dances of Galánta

  • Prom 41
    Thu 9 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Johannes Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
    Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Job: A Masque for Dancing

  • Prom 42
    Fri 10 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Ludwig van Beethoven - 12 Contredanses, WoO 14
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B flat major, Op 19
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica', Op 55
    Howard Ferguson - Concerto for Piano, Op 12
    Bax - Overture to a Picaresque Comedy

  • Prom 43
    Sat 11 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Carl Maria von Weber - Der Freischütz
    Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock'
    Robert Schumann - Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op 54
    Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe – Suite No. 2
    Aaron Copland - Concerto for Clarinet
    Richard Wagner - Traüme, WWV 91b
    Richard Wagner - Die Walküre

  • Prom 44
    Mon 13 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Die Zauberflöte, K 620
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Piano No. 12 in A major, K 414
    Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 9 in C major 'Great', D 944
    Denis ApIvor - A Mirror for Witches, Op 19a (symphonic suite)
    William Walton - Crown Imperial

  • Prom 45
    Tue 14 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Johannes Brahms - Variations on the St Anthony Chorale, Op 56a
    Johannes Brahms - Vier ernste Gesänge, Op 121 (orch. Malcolm Sargent)
    Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
    Edward Elgar - The Music Makers, Op 69

  • Prom 46
    Wed 15 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Jean Sibelius - En Saga, Op 9
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op 104
    Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor
    Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D 485
    Hector Berlioz - Overture 'Le corsaire'

  • Prom 47
    Thu 16 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 99 in E flat major
    Frederick Delius - Irmelin, Orchestral Suite (arr. Thomas Beecham)
    Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser
    Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op 105
    Bizet - L' Arlésienne, Suite No. 1
    Bizet - L' Arlésienne, Suite No. 2

  • Prom 48
    Fri 17 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Hubert Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'
    J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
    George Frideric Handel - Water Music Suite (arr. Hamilton Harty)

  • Prom 49 - Last Night of the Proms 1954
    Sat 18 Sept 1954, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

    Edward Elgar - Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)'
    Paul Dukas - L' apprenti sorcier
    Franck - Variations symphoniques
    Bizet - Symphony in C major
    Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')
    Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio espagnol, Op 34
    Henry Wood - Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
    Arne - Rule, Britannia!
    Hubert Parry - Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)
    Anonymous - National Anthem

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