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First Night of the Proms

The 119th BBC Proms season gets underway as Katie Derham introduces music on a sea-inspired theme by Vaughan Williams and Britten and the premiere of Julian Anderson's Harmony.

The greatest classical music festival in the world gets underway from the Royal Albert Hall. Katie Derham introduces music on a sea-inspired theme by English composers Vaughan Williams and Britten and two sets of the well-known Paganini variations by Rachmaninov and Polish composer Lutoslawski. There is also the world premiere of Julian Anderson's Harmony.

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus and the BBC Proms Youth Choir and soloists Stephen Hough (piano), Sally Mathews (soprano) and Roderick Williams (baritone).

2 hours, 35 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Jul 2013 20:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Katie Derham
Director Bridget Caldwell
Executive Producer Helen Mansfield

Broadcast

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Most Proms are broadcast live on Radio 3