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28 Aug 2013, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2013 Prom 61: Stravinsky, Brahms & Charlotte Seither

Prom 61: Stravinsky, Brahms & Charlotte Seither
Prom 61: Stravinsky, Brahms & Charlotte Seither
19:00 Wed 28 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Josep Pons conducts the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Charlotte Seither’s Language of Leaving. Frank Peter Zimmermann plays Brahms’s Violin Concerto in a concert that contrasts Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka with a cappella motets.
Josep Pons conducts the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Charlotte Seither’s Language of Leaving. Frank Peter Zimmermann plays Brahms’s Violin Concerto in a concert that contrasts Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka with a cappella motets.

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German composer Charlotte Seither adapts the words of the 17th-century poet Francesco de Lemene in a new work for the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, using voices and syllables as spots of ‘human colour’.

Josep Pons conducts this world premiere alongside the 1947 version of Stravinsky’s Petrushka, the a cappella motets Ave Maria and Pater noster, and the four-minute novelty Scherzo à la russe, written in Hollywood for the bandleader Paul Whiteman. Frank Peter Zimmermann is the soloist in Brahms’s much-loved Violin Concerto.