Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, the BBC NOW and Chorus conducted by Thomas Sondergard. Poulenc: Organ Concerto (soloist: James O'Donnell). Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms.
Organist James O'Donnell, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and Thomas Søndergård live at the BBC Proms in music by Stravinsky, Haydn and Mozart, and Poulenc's organ concerto
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Poulenc: Organ Concerto
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
J Haydn: Te Deum in C major, Hob. XXIII
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'
James O'Donnell (organ)
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Søndergård (conductor)
The Royal Albert Hall's great organ is showcased in a series of Proms this year, starting with Poulenc's Baroque-inspired Organ Concerto - all Gothic flourishes and grand gestures. Also gazing back to the Baroque, Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms is a devout musical gesture, reimagining religious rituals on a symphonic scale. The second half pairs two Classical masterpieces: Haydn's cheery Te Deum and Mozart's enduringly popular 'Jupiter' Symphony.
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