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Thomas Dausgaard conducts a Prom with an expansive group of pieces. Ligeti: Night; Morning. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto. Langgaard: Music of the Spheres. Sibelius: Symphony No 5.

With Penny Gore

Thomas Dausgaard conducts his Danish orchestra and choirs in an expansive, almost cosmic, programme. Three short choral pieces by György 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. Plus Tchaikovsky's captivating concerto and Sibelius's Fifth Symphony, overwhelming in its nobly expansive final-movement 'Swan Hymn' climax. Presented by Andrew McGregor

Ligeti: Night
Ligeti: Morning
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Ligeti: Lux aeterna
Langgaard: Music of the Spheres (UK premiere)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major

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

Followed by highlights from last year's Edinburgh International Festival, including:

Schumann: Five Poems of Queen Mary Stuart
Lisa Milne (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano).

3 hours

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