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Wagner, Davies, Bruckner - Part 1

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From the Royal Albert Hall. Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the Prelude to Act 3 of Wagner's Lohengrin and the world premiere of Tansy Davies's Wild Card.

BBC PROMS 2010

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Bruckner, like his hero Wagner, composed on a vast scale. The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor, Jiri Belohlávek, pairs the festive prelude from Act 3 of Wagner's 'swan knight' romance with the most overarching and open-hearted of Bruckner's nine symphonies - a work whose slow movement was composed in the shadow of Wagner's death and enshrines Bruckner's musical memorial to the man he revered as the 'Master'. Always a composer of vivid and funky surprises, Tansy Davies promises in her new work to take us on a journey through the Tarot pack.

Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude (Act 3)
Tansy Davies: Wild Card (BBC Commission; World Premiere)

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlávek (conductor).

30 minutes

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Wed 8 Sep 2010 19:00

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