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Prom 52 (part 2): Vir, Sibelius, Bantock & Elgar

Episode 2 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, the conclusion of a Prom in which Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Bantock: Celtic Symphony. Elgar: Enigma Variations.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo perform Elgar's Enigma Variations & Sibelius's Violin Concerto, with soloist Lisa Batiashvili, live at the BBC Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Penny Gore

Param Vir: Cave of Luminous Mind (BBC commission: world premiere)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor

8.35pm Interval

Bantock: Celtic Symphony
Elgar: 'Enigma' Variations

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Dedicated to the late Jonathan Harvey, Param Vir's Cave of Luminous Mind is inspired by the mindfulness of Tibetan Buddhism and the story of Buddhist master Milarepa's penitential progress on the Diamond Path.

Chief Conductor and Elgar Medalwinner Sakari Oramo directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Vir's work, Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations and Granville Bantock's 1940 Celtic Symphony for strings and six harps. Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili plays Sibelius's exhilarating Violin Concerto, a work she recorded in 2008 to rave reviews.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Tuesday 27th August at 2pm.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Wed 21 Aug 2013 20:55

Music Played

  • Granville Bantock

    Celtic Symphony

  • Edward Elgar

    Variations on an Original Theme "Enigma"


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