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Purcell

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The conclusion of a Prom re-creating an all-Britten concert conducted in 1963 by the composer. Mark Wigglesworth conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the Spring Symphony.

BBC PROMS 2011

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Christopher Cook

Continuing Proms Choral Sundays: Mark Wigglesworth conducts a recreation of an all-Britten concert originally conducted in 1963 by the composer, but with a contemporary twist provided by Joby Talbot, revisiting Britten's great hero Purcell. For Britten, the Spring Symphony represented 'the reawakening of the earth and life', while the Cantata Misericordium tells the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan.

Britten: Spring Symphony

Amanda Roocroft (soprano)
Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)
Alan Oke (tenor)
Leigh Melrose (baritone)
Trinity Boys Choir
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Wednesday 17th August at 2.15pm.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Aug 2011 20:20

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Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Spring symphony Op.44.

    Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth Performer: Amanda Roocroft - Soprano Performer: Christine Rice - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Alan Oke - Tenor Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra Performer: BBC Singers Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus Performer: Trinity Boys' Choir

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