Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the conclusion of a Prom featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Susanna Malkki. With a performance of Holst's The Planets.
Susanna Mälkki conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Boulez's Notations and Holst's The Planets. Leila Josefowicz joins for the UK premiere of Luca Francesconi's Violin Concerto.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Christopher Cook
Pierre Boulez: Notations 1-4 & 7
Luca Francesconi: Duende - The Dark Notes (BBC co-commission) (UK premiere)
Holst: The Planets
Leila Josefowicz (violin)
Elysian Singers (women's voices)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki conductor
Once an irascible enfant terrible, Pierre Boulez was born 90 years ago. The Proms celebrations continue with one of his earliest works. Originally a series of 12 brilliant miniatures for piano, Notations is gradually being expanded by the composer into an orchestral cycle. Holst's The Planets brings musical imagery of a different kind. Violinist Leila Josefowicz makes a welcome return to the Proms, with the UK premiere of a concerto composed specially for her by one of Italy's greatest living composers.
[This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 30th July at 2pm].
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