From the Royal Albert Hall. Presented by Tom Service. The BBCNOW's Prom continues, with a performance of Berlioz's Symphonie funebre et triomphale.
From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Tom Service.
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales' Prom continues, as the Royal Albert Hall is filled with 33 wind players, 36 brass and 20 percussionists to give full dramatic effect to Berlioz's Symphonie funebre et triomphale. Written to commemorate the fallen heroes of the French Revolution of 1830, Berlioz himself conducted it with a military band of 200 (though that was for the open air). It begins with a funeral march followed by a funeral oration given by a solo trombone, before the final hymn of praise.
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Francois Leleux (oboe)
Paul Meyer (clarinet)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer (conductor)
Berlioz: Symphonie funebre et triomphale.