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Proms 2013 Prom 51: Tippett, Britten & Elgar

Prom 51: Tippett, Britten & Elgar
Prom 51: Tippett, Britten & Elgar
19:30 Tue 20 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall
The Fanfare No. 5 from Tippett’s The Mask of Time opens tonight's survey of 20th-century greats with the London Symphony Orchestra and Ian Bostridge, from Tippett’s Concerto for Double String Orchestra and Britten’s Les illuminations to Elgar’s Second Symphony.
The Fanfare No. 5 from Tippett’s The Mask of Time opens tonight's survey of 20th-century greats with the London Symphony Orchestra and Ian Bostridge, from Tippett’s Concerto for Double String Orchestra and Britten’s Les illuminations to Elgar’s Second Symphony.

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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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