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Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

The First Night of the 2015 Proms, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and choral groups under Sakari Oramo performing music by Nielsen, Gary Carpenter, Mozart, Sibelius and Walton.

Another chance to hear the opening concert from the 2015 BBC Proms last Friday. The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo perform Walton's Belshazzar, and they are joined by pianist Lars Vogt in Mozart.

Recorded at 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
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)

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.

Followed by great recordings from some of this week's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Nielsen

    Overture to Maskarade

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Gary Carpenter

    Dadaville

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor K466

    Performer: Lars Vogt. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Jean [1865-1957] Sibelius

    Belshazzar's Feast -Suite

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

    Belshazzar's Feast

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Singer: Christopher Maltman.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata in C Hob XVI: 50

    Performer: Lars Vogt.
    • EMI.

Credits

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

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