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Proms 2015 Prom 62: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs Brahms

Prom 62
Prom 62: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs Brahms
19:30 Tue 1 Sep 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Marin Alsop conducts an all-Brahms programme which opens with the 'Academic Festival Overture' and closes with his First Symphony. American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is the soloist in the 'Alto Rhapsody'.
Marin Alsop conducts an all-Brahms programme which opens with the 'Academic Festival Overture' and closes with his First Symphony. American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is the soloist in the 'Alto Rhapsody'.

Programme

      • Academic Festival Overture(11 mins)
      • Alto Rhapsody(13 mins)
      • Triumphlied(25 mins)
        • interval
        • Symphony No 1 in C minor(45 mins)
        • Hungarian Dance for orchestra no. 21 in E minor(2 mins)

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    About this event

    Proms favourite Marin Alsop returns prior to her second Last Night appearance for an all-Brahms evening. The Academic Festival Overture is an ebullient work the composer himself described as ‘a very boisterous potpourri of student songs’, and there’s also a rare opportunity to hear the epic Triumphlied – celebrating German victories in the Franco-Prussian War in choral settings of striking power and vividness. American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, winner of the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, is the soloist in Brahms’s glorious Alto Rhapsody, and completing the concert is Brahms’s First Symphony – a work nicknamed ‘Beethoven’s 10th’ for its obvious debt to the elder composer.

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