Prom 62 (part 1): Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs Brahms
Mezzo Jamie Barton and baritone Benjamin Appl with the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment under Marin Alsop. Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; Alto Rhapsody; Triumphlied.
Jamie Barton, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Marin Alsop, live at the BBC Proms, in an all-Brahms programme including the Alto Rhapsody and the First Symphony
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
8.25 pm INTERVAL
8.45 pm Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor
Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano)
Benjamin Appl (baritone)
Choir of the Enlightenment
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Marin Alsop (conductor)
Proms favourite Marin Alsop returns prior to her second Last Night appearance for an all-Brahms evening. The Academic Festival Overture is an ebullient work the composer himself described as 'a very boisterous pot-pourri of student songs', and there's also a rare opportunity to hear the epic Triumphlied - celebrating German victories in the Franco-Prussian War in choral settings of striking power and vividness. American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, winner of the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, is the soloist in Brahms's glorious Alto Rhapsody, and completing the concert is Brahms's First Symphony - a work nicknamed 'Beethoven's 10th' for its obvious debt to the elder composer.
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