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Wednesday - James Jolly

With James Jolly. Chabrier: Gwendoline Overture. Berlioz: Les Troyens (excerpts). Saint-Saens: Caprice sur des airs danois et russes. Wagner: Siegfried's Funeral March.

This week James Jolly spotlights the talented young artists of their generation, who appear at this year's Proms; performers who have the potential to be the Barenboims, Kennedys and Karajans of the future.

Today, Edward Gardner, Music Director of English National Opera, performs the music of Britten, following on from his successes at ENO and Glyndebourne, and violinist Chloe Hanslip who is already an artist of international distinction, performs Shostakovich.

Also today our Wednesday Award-winner features the Halle Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder performing Wagner.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier - Gwendoline: Overture

    Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray (conductor)

  • Hector Berlioz

    Royal Hunt and Storm (Les Troyens)

    Performers: Beecham Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham (conductor)

    • EMI 90932-2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Caprice sur des airs danois et russes, Op.79

    Performers: The Nash Ensemble

    • Hyperion CDA67431/2.
  • The Wednesday Award-winner

    • Richard Wagner - Siegfried's Funeral March (Gotterdammerung)

      Performers: Halle Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

  • Henry Purcell

    The Frost Scene (King Arthur)

    Performers: Cupid: Susannah Waters (soprano), Cold Genius: Petteri Salomaa (baritone), Les Arts Florrisants, William Christie (conductor)

    • ERATO 4509 98535-2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Courtly Dances from Gloriana

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Edward Gardner (conductor). Edward Gardner conducts at the Proms on Sunday 7th August and at the Last Night on Friday 10th September.

    • Chandos CHAN10658.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Valse-Scherzo, Op.34

    Performers: Chloe Hanslip (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Paul Mann (conductor). Chloe Hanslip appears at the Proms on Friday 12th August.

    • WARNER 8573-88655-2.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Dies natalis, Op.8

    Performers: Susan Gritton (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)

    • Chandos CHAN 10590.