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Prom 01 (part 2): First Night of the Proms

Episode 2 of 2

The conclusion of the First Night of the 2015 BBC Proms, with BBC vocal groups and the BBC SO under Sakari Oramo. Sibelius: Suite (Belshazzar's Feast). Walton: Belshazzar's Feast.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra with conductor Sakari Oramo in Nielsen, Mozart, Sibelius and Walton launch this year's BBC Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Nielsen: Overture to Maskarade
Gary Carpenter: Dadaville (BBC commission: world premiere)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466

8.30pm Interval

8.50pm
Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast suite
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast

Lars Vogt (piano)
Christopher Maltman (baritone)
BBC Singers
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London. Lars Vogt, Christopher Maltman, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo launch this year's BBC Proms.
Two Nordic anniversaries launch this year's BBC Proms: Denmark's Carl Nielsen and Finland's Jean Sibelius both celebrate their 150th-birthday years.
Two exotic musical retellings of the story of the Babylonian king Belshazzar include the first of this summer's feast of choral works.
Celebrated German pianist Lars Vogt is soloist in the first of six late great Mozart piano concertos, and British composer Gary Carpenter spearheads the 32 premieres this season - a musical taste of things to come.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Fri 17 Jul 2015 20:50

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Belshazzar's Feast – suite

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • William Walton

    Belshazzar’s Feast

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Nielsen

    Undrudne er de gamle dage (Gone are the days, they'#e past and olden)

    Choir: Ars Nova Copenhagen, Michael Bojesen (conductor).

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Singers
Performer BBC National Chorus of Wales
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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