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Prom 72: Nielsen and Ives

A Prom with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Andrew Litton. Nielsen: Springtime on Funen; Violin Concerto. Plus music by Webster, Zeuner, Marsh, Mason and Ives.

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

From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Nielsen: Springtime on Funen
Nielsen: Violin Concerto
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.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Carl Nielsen

    Springtime on Funen

    Choir: Tiffin Boys’ Choir. Choir: Tiffin Girls' Choir. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Henning Kraggerud. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
  • Henning Kraggerud

    Postlude No.10 in B flat minor for solo violin from Equinox

    Performer: Henning Kraggerud.
  • Richard Webster

    In the Sweet By and By

    Performer: Crouch End Festival Chorus.
  • Zeuner

    Ye Christian Heralds

    Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus.
  • The Don Marsh Orchestra

    Jesus, Lover of My Soul

    Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus.
  • Lowell Mason

    Nearer, My God, to Thee

    Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus.
  • Charles Ives

    Symphony No.4

    Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
  • Enrique Granados

    Valses poéticos

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.

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