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Prom 70: Desert Island Discs

The Proms celebrates 70 years of the popular Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs with a celebrity concert. Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Another chance to hear one of the highlights of the 2012 Proms season.

Louise Fryer and Kirsty Young present this Prom celebrating 70 years of the popular Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs. Some castaways make guest appearances explaining their choices, which will be performed by a star-studded line-up of soloists. Music includes excerpts from Beethoven's Emperor Concerto played by Peter Donohoe, Elgar's Cello Concerto with soloist Nicholas Alstaedt, and Eric Coates's Sleepy Lagoon and the Dambusters March.

Ailish Tynan (soprano)
Nicholas Alstaedt (cello)
Peter Donohoe (piano)
Wayne Marshall (organ)
Willard White (bass-baritone)
Huddersfield Choral Society
BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor Keith Lockhart.

2 hours, 35 minutes

Music Played

  • Eric Coates

    By the Sleepy Lagoon

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op.75 for piano

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toaccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

  • Edward Elgar

    Concerto in E minor for cello and orchestra, Op.85

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Scenes from Hiawatha - The Death of Minnehaha, Op.30'2

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Eleanor Rigby

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    The Long and Winding Road

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah - And the glory of god

  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah - Hallelujah

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    'Emperor' Concerto for piano and orchestra

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Tosca - Vissi d'arte

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly - Un bel di vedremo

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Desert Island Hits

  • Eric Coates

    The Dam Busters March

    Orchestra: Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Eric Coates.


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