From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Donald Macleod. Semyon Bychkov conducts the National Youth Orchestra in Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.
BBC PROMS 2010
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Donald Macleod.
The National Youth Orchestra's annual Prom puts the spotlight this year on two brilliantly orchestrated nineteenth century French masterworks: Paul Dukas's thrilling mix of witty narrative and symphonic momentum and the symphony that made the young Hector Berlioz's name.
Both works have a dark side - the Sorcerer's Apprentice summoning the anarchic spirits while his master is out of the way and the opium-fuelled nightmares of a young love-sick artist which include his own execution and a witches Sabbath.
The programme also includes the London premiere of Julian Anderson's own capricious, contrast-packed 'Fantasias' a work which showcases the plentiful talent in each of the NYO's instrumental sections in turn.
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Semyon Bychkov (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 12th August at 2pm.
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