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Proms 2015: Eric Whitacre conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Jonathan Swain presents a concert given at the 2015 Proms, featuring music by Eric Whitacre, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.

Jonathan Swain presents a concert from the 2015 BBC Proms of music by Eric Whitacre, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.

12:31 AM
Copland, Aaron (1900-1990)
Quiet City
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Whitacre (conductor)

12:42 AM
Whitacre, Eric (b.1970)
The River Cam
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Whitacre (conductor)

12:55 AM
Whitacre, Eric (b.1970)
Cloudburst
BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, Percussion from Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Whitacre (conductor)

1:05 AM
Gershwin, George (1898-1937)
Rhapsody in Blue
Martin James Bartlett (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Whitacre (conductor)

1:25 AM
Whitacre, Eric (b.1970)
Equus
BBC Symphony Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Whitacre (conductor)

1:35 AM
Whitacre, Eric (b.1970)
Deep Field
BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Whitacre (conductor)

1:58 AM
Raitio, Väinö (1891-1945)
Moonlight on Jupiter (Kuutamo Jupiterissa) (Op.24)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

2:11 AM
Mozetich, Marjan (b.1948)
Postcards from the Sky' - for string orchestra (1997)
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

2:31 AM
Nielsen, Carl (1865-1931)
String Quartet no.2 in F minor, Op.5
Danish String Quartet - Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (violin), Frederik Øland (violin), Asbjørn Nørgaard (viola), Fredrik Schøyen Sjölln (cello)

3:00 AM
Hartmann, Johan Peter Emilius (1805-1900)
Etudes Instructives, Op.53
Nina Gade (piano)

3:10 AM
Weyse, Christoph Ernst Friedrich (1774-1842)
Symphony No.6 in C minor
The Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

3:38 AM
Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)
Choral Dances from Gloriana - Coronation opera for Elizabeth II (Op.53) (1953)
The King's Singers

3:44 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
12 Variations for piano in B flat (K.500)
Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)

3:54 AM
Erkel, Ferenc (1810-1893)
Overture to Névtelen hosök (Unknown Heroes), a comic opera
Hungarian Radio Orchestra, András Kórodi (conductor)

3:59 AM
Tormis, Veljo (b.1930)
Spring Sketches
Lyudmila Gerova (soloist), Polyphonia, Ivelin Dimitrov (conductor)

4:04 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Concerto for violin and string orchestra No.1 in A minor (BWV.1041)
Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (violin and conductor)

4:15 AM
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von (1664-1704)
Kyrie from Missa Sancti Henrici, for 5 soloists, 5-part chorus, 5 trumpets, timpani, 2 violins, 3 violas, violone, and organ (1701)
Unknown boy soloists from Regensburger Domspatzen, James Griffett (tenor), Michael Schopper (bass), Regensburger Domspatzen, Collegium Aureum, Herbert Metzger (organ), Georg Ratzinger (conductor)

4:23 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Overture from Don Giovanni - Opera in 2 acts (K.527)
Danish Radio Sinfonietta, Adám Fischer (Conductor)

4:31 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Divertimento (K.138) in F major
Brussels Chamber Orchestra

4:42 AM
Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759)
Suite No.2 in F major (HWV.427)
Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)

4:51 AM
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (c.1525-1594)
Agnus Dei - super ut-re-mi-fa-sol-la (for 6 and 7 voices)
Huelgas Ensemble; Paul van Nevel (director)

4:58 AM
Telemann, Georg Philipp (1681-1767)
Concerto in D major for flute, 2 violins, viola and continuo
Musica Antiqua Köln

5:11 AM
Dvorák, Antonín (1841-1904)
Romance for violin and orchestra in F minor (Op.11)
Jela Spitkova (violin), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard (conductor)

5:23 AM
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk (1778-1837)
Piano Quintet in E flat major/minor (Op.87) (1825)
Tobias Ringborg (violin), Ingegard Kierkegaard (viola), John Ehde (cello), Håkan Ehrén (double bass), Stefan Lindgren (piano)

5:43 AM
Stenhammar, Wilhelm (1871-1927)
Excelsior! - symphonic overture (Op.13)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

5:56 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)
Première rapsodie arr. for clarinet and orchestra
Kari Kriikku (clarinet), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

6:04 AM
Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)
Symphony no. 43 in E flat major H.1.43 (Mercury)
Orchestra Libera Classica, Hidemi Suzuki (conductor).

6 hours

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    "La Cheminée du Roi René" (excerpt from Madrigal-Nocturne)

    Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • GBBBC.
  • Aaron Copland

    Quiet City

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
  • Eric Whitacre

    The River Cam

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Cloudburst

    Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in blue

    Performer: Martin James Bartlett. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Equus

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Deep Field

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
  • Väinö Raitio

    Moonlight on Jupiter (Kuutamo Jupiteressa), Op 24

    Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • FIYLE.
  • Marjan Mozetich

    "Postcards from the Sky" for string orchestra (1997)

    Orchestra: CBC Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Mario Bernardi.
    • CACBC.
  • Carl Nielsen

    String Quartet no.2 in F minor, Op.5

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
  • Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann

    Etudes instructives, Op 53. 1851

    Performer: Nina Gade.
    • DKDR.
  • Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse

    Symphony No 6 in C minor

    Orchestra: Danish Radio Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • DKDR.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Choral Dances from Gloriana - Coronation opera for Elizabeth II (Op.53)

    Choir: The King’s Singers. Singer: David Hurley.
    • DEWDR.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    12 Variations for piano in B flat major K.500

    Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.
    • GBBBC.
  • Erkel Ferenc

    Overture to Névtelen hosök (Unknown Heroes) a comic opera [1880]

    Orchestra: Hungarian Radio Orchestra. Conductor: András Kórodi.
    • HUMR.
  • Veljo Tormis

    Spring Sketches [words, Jaan Kaplinski]

    Performer: Lyudmila Gerova. Conductor: Ivelin Dimitrov. Choir: Polyphonia.
    • BGBNR.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in A minor (BWV.1041)

    Performer: Reinhard Goebel. Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • DKDR.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Kyrie from Missa Sancti Henrici (1701)

    Performer: Herbert Metzger. Singer: James Griffett. Singer: Michael Schopper. Choir: Regensburger Domspatzen. Ensemble: Collegium Aureum. Conductor: Georg Ratzinger.
    • DEWDR.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni K 527 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • DKDR.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento (K.138) in F major

    Orchestra: Brussels Chamber Orchestra.
    • NONRK.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite No 2 in F, HWV427

    Performer: Christian Ihle Hadland.
    • GBBBC.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Agnus Dei - super ut-re-mi-fa-sol-la (for 6 and 7 voices)

    Ensemble: Huelgas Ensemble. Director: Paul Van Nevel.
    • DEWDR.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in D major for flute, 2 violins, viola and continuo

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln.
    • NLNPO.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Romance for violin and orchestra in F minor, Op 11

    Performer: Jela Špitková. Orchestra: Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd.
    • SKSR.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Piano Quintet in E flat major/minor, Op 87 (1825)

    Performer: Tobias Ringborg. Performer: Ingegerd Kierkegaard. Performer: John Ehde. Performer: Håkan Ehrén. Performer: Stefan Lindgren.
    • SESR.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Excelsior! Op 13

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • NONRK.
  • Claude Debussy

    Premiere rapsodie arr. for clarinet and orchestra (orig. clarinet and piano)

    Performer: Kari Kriikku. Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.
    • FIYLE.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 43 in E flat major, Hob.1.43, 'Mercury'

    Orchestra: Orchestra Libera Classica. Conductor: Hideimi Suzuki.
    • PLPR.

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