A Prom featuring the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain under Edward Gardner. Iris ter Schiphorst: Gravitational Waves. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra. Holst: The Planets.
Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain
Another chance to hear the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conducted by Edward Gardner, play Holst, Strauss and a new piece by Iris ter Schiphorst.
Presented by Tom Redmond at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Iris ter Schiphorst: Gravitational Waves (BBC co-commission with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain: London premiere)
Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Holst: The Planets (incl. Colin Matthews's Pluto, the Renewer)
CBSO Youth Chorus
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Edward Gardner, conductor
Film directors have reached for these works by Strauss and Holst in their attempts to explain the human condition against the infinite background of space.
The depiction of astrological characters in The Planets, from the cheeky game-play of Mercury to the shattering impact of Mars, could be made for the resonance of the Royal Albert Hall. The power of Strauss?s Also sprach Zarathustra is no less cinematic.
[First broadcast on Saturday 6th August]
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.