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Proms 2019 Prom 32: An Alpine Symphony

Prom 32
Prom 32: An Alpine Symphony
11:00 Sun 11 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall
The sumptuous beauty of Berlioz’s song-cycle Les nuits d’été is set against the craggy drama of Strauss’s monumental An Alpine Symphony. The National Youth Orchestra of the USA is joined by Sir Antonio Pappano and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.
The sumptuous beauty of Berlioz’s song-cycle Les nuits d’été is set against the craggy drama of Strauss’s monumental An Alpine Symphony. The National Youth Orchestra of the USA is joined by Sir Antonio Pappano and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

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Celebrated American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is reunited with regular collaborator Sir Antonio Pappano to mark the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death with a performance of the composer’s sumptuous orchestral song-cycle Les nuits d’été – a musical journey from springtime love to cruellest loss.

The National Youth Orchestra of the USA undertakes a journey of quite a different kind in Strauss’s monumental An Alpine Symphony, whose vast orchestral forces and massive soundscapes conjure up the craggy drama of the Bavarian Alps.

The concert opens with a new work, by Benjamin Beckman, one of the NYO-USA’s two Apprentice Composers.

Approx. end time: 13:10

Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 16 August

Image: Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly