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Prom 62 (part 2): Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs Brahms

Episode 2 of 2

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's Prom under conductor Marin Alsop concludes with a performance of Brahms's Symphony No 1 in C minor.

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
Brahms: Triumphlied

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.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op.68

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
  • Tammas Slater

    The Most Lamentable Comedy of Pyramus and Thisbe

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Tammas Slater

    The Most Lamentable Comedy of Pyramus and Thisbe

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.

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