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Prom 72 (part 2): Nielsen and Ives

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Conclusion of a Prom featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra, choirs and conductor Andrew Litton. With Charles Ives's Symphony No 4, plus music by Webster, Zeuner, Marsh and Mason.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, massed choirs and conductor Andrew Litton, live at the BBC Proms. There's Charles Ives' 4th Symphony and Henning Kraggerud plays Nielsen's Violin Concerto.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Fiona Talkington

Nielsen: Springtime on Funen
Nielsen: Violin Concerto

8.30 pm INTERVAL

8.50 pm
Webster: In the Sweet By and By
Zeuner: Ye Christian Heralds
Marsh: Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Mason: Nearer, My God, to Thee

Ives: Symphony No. 4

Henning Kraggerud (violin)
Malin Christensson (soprano)
Ben Johnson (tenor)
Neal Davies (bass-baritone)
William Wolfram (piano)
Tiffin Boys' Choir
Tiffin Girls' Choir
BBC Singers
Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor)
Fergus Macleod (sub-conductor)

Ives's thrilling Fourth Symphony demands massive orchestral and choral forces, and it quotes from his own earlier works as well as from traditional American hymns. Completing this year's Nielsen concerto cycle at the BBC Proms is the Violin Concerto - a work that wears its technical demands with great delicacy. Nielsen also provides the concert opener, the folk-inspired choral cantata Springtime on Funen - Funen (Fyn) being the Danish island where the composer was born and grew up.

1 hour, 25 minutes

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Wed 9 Sep 2015 20:50

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Music Played

  • Webster, Zeuner, Marsh, Mason

    Four American Hymns

    Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
  • Charles Ives

    Symphony No 4

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
  • Franz Schmidt

    Piano Quintet in G major

    Performer: Leon Fleisher - piano, Joseph Silverstein - violin, Joel Smirnoff - violin, Michael Tree - viola, Yo-yo Ma - cello.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Singers


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