- Harmony(4 mins)BBC commission: world premiere
- Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes(17 mins)
- Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini(23 mins)
- Variations on a Theme by Paganini(8 mins)
- A Sea Symphony (Symphony No. 1)(66 mins)
About this event
The 2013 Proms begins with a surge of natural energy in sea-inspired works by Britten and Vaughan Williams (the latter combining the 300-strong Proms Youth Choir and the BBC Symphony Chorus). A world premiere from Julian Anderson and two sets of Paganini variations by Rachmaninov and featured composer Lutosławski add pianistic stardust.
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