About this event
Venetian polychoral motets, Northumbrian bagpipe melodies and the blues can be heard in Tippett’s most popular orchestral work, completed, like Britten’s flamboyant sequence of Rimbaud settings, in 1939 and performed tonight by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Fanfare No. 5, from Tippett’s vast, humanist oratorio of 1980–82, The Mask of Time, opens a concert that ends with Elgar's elegiac Second Symphony.
Please note this event contains an update to the concert programme from that in the 2013 BBC Proms Guide.
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