Prom 42: Lest We Forget
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Sunday 17 August
7.30pm – c9.25pm
Royal Albert Hall
- Music for Orchestra (1912) (18 mins)
- Elegy for strings, in memoriam Rupert Brooke (9 mins)
- Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' (orch. P. Brookes) (12 mins)
- Pastoral Symphony (37 mins)
- Allan Clayton tenor
- Roderick Williams baritone
- BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
- Andrew Manze conductor
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About this event
Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad reflects a world on the brink of collapse while Vaughan Williams’s Pastoral Symphony is a vision of war-ravaged France. Like Butterworth, both Rudi Stephan and Frederick Kelly were killed in the First World War; the latter’s exquisite Elegy for strings was performed at his own memorial concert. Stephan’s Music for Orchestra (1912) finds a desperate intensity in its Expressionist colours.