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Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms

The Last Night of the Proms from 2013, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, violinist Nigel Kennedy and the BBC Symphny Orchestra and Chorus under Marin Alsop.

Marin Alsop takes charge of her first Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

The 2013 Last Night began with a celebratory new work by Anna Clyne and includes a rare performance of Britten's 1967 overture for chorus and orchestra, The Building of The House, a touch of Broadway magic and the sound of a glass ceiling being broken as Marin Alsop took charge of her first Last Night. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a transatlantic flavour.

Presented by Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

Anna Clyne: Masquerade (BBC commission: world premiere)
Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - overture
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Britten: The Building of the House
Bernstein: Candide - 'Make Our Garden Grow'
Massenet: Chérubin - 'Je suis gris! je suis ivre!'
Handel: Xerxes - 'Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù'
Rossini: La donna del lago - 'Tanti affetti in tal momento!'

Part 2
Bernstein: Candide - overture
Verdi: Nabucco - 'Va, pensiero' (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
Arlen: Over the Rainbow
Monti: Csárdás
Trad. arr. Chris Hazell: Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Rodgers: Carousel - 'You'll never walk alone'
Bantock: The Sea Reivers
Lloyd: HMS Trinidad March
Arne: Rule, Britannia!
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')
Parry orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
Britten: National Anthem

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Nigel Kennedy (violin)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop (conductor)

First broadcast in September 2013.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Anna Clyne

    Masquerade

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Harold Arlen

    Over the rainbow

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Thomas Arne

    Rule, Britannia

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Richard Wagner

    Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester psalms

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark ascending

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Carousel - You'll never walk alone

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Jules Massenet

    Je suis gris! from Cherubin

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • George Lloyd

    HMS Trinidad march

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Va, pensiero, sull'ali from Nabucco

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ombra mai fu from Serse

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Hubert Parry

    Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Tanti affetti in tal momento from La Donna del lago

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra

    The National anthem

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten.
  • Vittorio Monti

    Czardas no. 1 in D minor/major

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Make our garden grow from Candide

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance marches Op.39

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Trad.

    Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Music Arranger: Chris Hazell.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Building of the house - overture Op.79

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Overture 'Candide'

    Orchestra: Radio Symfonie Orkest. Conductor: Richard Dufallo.
    • NLNOS.

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