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Proms 2018 Prom 22: A London Symphony

Prom 22
Prom 22: A London Symphony
19:00 Tue 31 Jul 2018 Royal Albert Hall
Symphonies by Haydn and Vaughan Williams offer two contrasting musical portraits of London. Boisterous urban energy pulses through Haydn’s final Symphony, No. 104, while Vaughan Williams shows us the city in more contemplative mood.
Symphonies by Haydn and Vaughan Williams offer two contrasting musical portraits of London. Boisterous urban energy pulses through Haydn’s final Symphony, No. 104, while Vaughan Williams shows us the city in more contemplative mood.

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Following on from the Hallé’s Paris-inspired programme (Prom 16) comes a corresponding focus on London.

Andrew Manze and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra open with Haydn’s lively, assertive final symphony – composed and first performed in London during the composer’s second triumphant residency.

First performed in March 1914, Vaughan Williams’s A London Symphony evokes the chimes of Westminster, a chilly November in Bloomsbury and the bright lights of the Strand in a city that would soon be scarred by war.

Image: Andrew Manze @ Benjamin Ealovega

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