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Ligeti, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius - Part 2

Episode 2 of 3

With Andrew McGregor. Thomas Dausgaard's Prom with his Danish orchestra and choirs continues with Ligeti's Lux aeterna and the UK premiere of Rued Langgard's Music of the Spheres.


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Thomas Dausgaard conducts his Danish orchestra and choirs in an expansive, almost cosmic, programme.

Three short choral pieces by Gy├Ârgy Ligeti - including Lux aeterna, heard in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey - take us to ethereal heights, while Ligeti himself recognised the mesmeric, free-floating character of Rued Langgaard's 1918 Music of the Spheres as prefiguring his own style.

Tchaikovsky's captivating concerto and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony, overwhelming in its nobly expansive final-movement 'Swan Hymn' climax, complete the evening.

Ligeti: Lux aeterna
Langgaard: Music of the Spheres (UK premiere)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)
Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)
Danish National Concert Choir
Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 16th August at 2pm.

55 minutes


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