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Marin Alsop

To mark International Women's Day, the first female conductor of Last Night of the Proms Marin Alsop introduces a selection of pieces that illustrate her life in music.

In 2013, Marin Alsop made history by becoming the first female conductor of the famous Last Night of the Proms. To mark International Women's Day on 8 March, Marin guides us through a selection of pieces that have defined her life in music so far, including works by Bernstein, Mahler, Brahms and Beethoven.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 7 Mar 2015 14:00

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances: mvt 1

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : SMK47529.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Wie Lieblich

    Conductor: Marin Alsop. Choir: MDR Leipzig Chorus. Orchestra: MDR Leipzig Orchestra.
    • NAXOS : 8.5572996.
    • NAXOS.
    • 4.
  • Christopher Rouse


    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Alan Gilbert.
    • BIS : CD1586.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Cavatina from String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 130

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • DECCA : 4708492.
    • DECCA.
    • 9.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Adagio from Symphony No. 9

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • CBS : M3K42200.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Forest of the Amazons: Epilogo

    Conductor: John Neschling. Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.
    • BIS : SACD1660.
    • BIS.
    • 23.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Make our Garden Grow

    Performer: David Glen Eisley. Performer: Erie Mills. Choir: New York City Opera Chorus. Conductor: John Mauceri. Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra.
    • NEW WORLD : NW3403412.
    • NEW WORLD.
    • 12.
  • James P. Johnson

    Victory Stride

    Orchestra: The Concordia Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • NIMBUS : NI2745.
    • Nimbus.
    • 1.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    Symphonic Serenade (Finale)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez.
    • Chandos.
  • Sally Beamish

    Lullaby To Owain

    Performer: Grace Francis.
  • Francesca Caccini

    Rendi alle mie speranze il verdi

    Performer: Shannon Mercer. Performer: Sylvain Bergeron. Performer: Amanda Keesmaat. Performer: Luc Beauséjour.
    • Analekta.