Tuesday 2 August 2011
7.00pm – c9.15pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and singing events, Classical for starters

  • Edward Elgar

    There is sweet music (4 mins)
    • BBC Singers
    • Sir Andrew Davis conductor
  • Edward Elgar

    Violin Concerto (50 mins)
    • Tasmin Little violin
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Sir Andrew Davis conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Grainger

    Irish Tune from County Derry (4 mins)
    • BBC Singers
    • Sir Andrew Davis conductor
  • Grainger

    Suite 'In a Nutshell' (20 mins)
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Sir Andrew Davis conductor
  • Richard Strauss

    Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (15 mins)
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Sir Andrew Davis conductor

About this event

Tasmin Little and Sir Andrew Davis tackle a favourite concerto which the violinist has only recently felt ready to commit to disc.

It is preceded by one of Elgar's most radical part-songs, notated in two keys simultaneously in a manner which might be said to parallel the incorrigible experiments of Percy Grainger.

To mark the 50th anniversary of that composer's death, his In a Nutshell suite receives a first outing at the Proms, reaching its popular march finale by way of some unpredictable and darkly complex invention. Once considered dangerously radical itself, Strauss's perky symphonic poem documents the adventures of a purely mythical rascal.

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