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Prom 46 (part 1): Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Fabio Luisi conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Nielsen: Helios Overture. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D (soloist: Nikolaj Znaider).

Violinist Nikolaj Znaider, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Luisi, live at the BBC Proms, in music by Brahms and Nielsen

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Nielsen: Overture 'Helios'
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major

8.35pm
INTERVAL

8.55pm
Nielsen: Three Motets
Nielsen: Hymnus amoris
Nielsen: Symphony No. 2, 'The Four Temperaments'

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)
Anna Lucia Richter (soprano)
David Danholt (tenor)
Choristers of Winchester Cathedral
Danish National Concert Choir
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi (conductor)

The BBC Proms celebration of Nielsen's 150th anniversary continues, with a performance of the Second Symphony by his compatriots from the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Subtitled 'The Four Temperaments', the symphony is an arc of contrasting moods and textures - the 'Temperaments' of the subtitle are the four 'Humours' of Greco-Roman medicine; the building blocks of emotional and physical well-being: Choleric, Phlegmatic, Melancholic and Sanguine.
Nielsen's choral works are less often performed. Tonight's Prom offers the chance to experience the luminescent beauty of Hymnus amoris, inspired by a Titian painting, and the Three Motets that pay homage to Renaissance polyphony.
And in the concert's first half, Danish-Israeli violinist Nikolaj Znaider performs the ever-popular Brahms Violin Concerto, with its warmly romantic central movement and dizzying, gypsy dance-inspired finale.

This prom will be repeated on Friday 4th September at 2pm.

3 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Thu 20 Aug 2015 19:30

Music Played

  • Carl Nielsen

    Overture 'Helios'

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Fabio Luisi.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret.

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