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Proms 2014 Prom 31: Elgar, Beethoven, Berlioz & Helen Grime

Prom 31: Elgar, Beethoven, Berlioz & Helen Grime
Prom 31: Elgar, Beethoven, Berlioz & Helen Grime
19:30 Sat 9 Aug 2014 Royal Albert Hall
The sea lies at the centre of this concert from Mark Elder and the Hallé. The sunshine glitters on the waves in Berlioz’s overture Le corsaire, while the ocean ebbs and flows in Elgar’s Sea Pictures, sung here by mezzo-soprano Alice Coote. Human rather than natural drama is what drives Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony, however – a stirring musical meditation on heroism and valour.
The sea lies at the centre of this concert from Mark Elder and the Hallé. The sunshine glitters on the waves in Berlioz’s overture Le corsaire, while the ocean ebbs and flows in Elgar’s Sea Pictures, sung here by mezzo-soprano Alice Coote. Human rather than natural drama is what drives Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony, however – a stirring musical meditation on heroism and valour.

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The sea lies the centre of tonight’s concert from Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé. The sunshine glitters on the waves of Berlioz’s swashbuckling overture Le corsaire, written while the composer was holidaying in Nice.

A celebrated Elgar champion, Elder is joined by British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote for Sea Pictures: Elgar’s only orchestral song-cycle, which ebbs and flows evocatively as it explores the fascination and fear inspired by the sea. While Helen Grime’s Near Midnight explores a nocturnal theme, Beethoven created a storm of human drama in his ‘Eroica’ Symphony – a stirring musical meditation on heroism and valour.

 

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