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Prom 26 (part 1): British Composers

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BBC NOW conducted by Tadaaki Otaka. Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue. Vaughan Williams: Violin Concerto in D minor (soloist: Chloe Hanslip). Grace Williams: Fairest of Stars.

Chloë Hanslip, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Tadaaki Otaka live at the BBC Proms in an all-British programme including music by Walton, Elgar and Grace Williams

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Christopher Cook

Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Vaughan Williams: Concerto accademico
Grace Williams: Fairest of Stars

7.25 pm

7.45 pm
Elgar: Overture 'Froissart', Op 19
Walton: Symphony No. 2

Chloë Hanslip (violin)
Ailish Tynan (soprano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

Elgar's Froissart overture throbs with national pride and swagger, while Walton's Second Symphony sustains an altogether darker, more contemplative mood. British violinist Chloë Hanslip is the soloist in Vaughan Williams's rarely heard Concerto accademico - a work whose lyrical slow movement and dancing finale are anything but 'academic'. The concert also features Welsh composer Grace Williams's ecstatic, neo-Straussian Fairest of Stars for soprano and orchestra, a musical celebration of Milton's poetry.

[This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 11th August at 2pm].

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 5 Aug 2015 18:30

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Music Played

  • William Walton

    Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue

    Composer: William Walton.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Concerto accademico

  • Grace Williams

    Fairest of Stars

  • Grace Williams

    Fairest of Stars

    Performer: Ailish Tynan. Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka.


Role Contributor
Actor BBC National Orchestra of Wales


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