29 Jul 2012, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2012 Prom 21: Aldeburgh World Orchestra

Prom 21: Aldeburgh World Orchestra
Prom 21: Aldeburgh World Orchestra
20:00 Sun 29 Jul 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Stravinsky’s iconic The Rite of Spring is the highlight of the Aldeburgh World Orchestra’s Prom under Sir Mark Elder.
Stravinsky’s iconic The Rite of Spring is the highlight of the Aldeburgh World Orchestra’s Prom under Sir Mark Elder.

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In the second of four appearances this season (see Proms 1, 36 & 37) Sir Mark Elder directs an orchestra of young musicians brought together from every continent.

The programme begins with Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem, both a private memorial to his parents and a reaction to the developing menace of war. Next we sample Mahler’s big-boned lyricism, an idiom Britten particularly esteemed. The world premiere of a BBC commission from a young composer to watch is followed by the iconic work whose unveiling provoked a scandal for Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes.

 

Discover the Music Download a 3 minute audio guide to a key work in tonight's Prom: Tom Service talks about Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

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Proms 2012

Music Played

Symphony No 10 in F sharp minor, 1. Adagio (Proms 2012)
Gustav Mahler & Aldeburgh World Orchestra & Sir Mark Elder
COMPOSER: Gustav Mahler
ORCHESTRA: Aldeburgh World Orchestra
CONDUCTOR: Sir Mark Elder
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