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Prom 40: Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Ades

Thomas Ades conducts the Britten Sinfonia. Beethoven: Symphony No 8. Francisco Coll: Four Iberian Miniatures. Thomas Ades: Lieux retrouves. Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 'Classical'.

Live at the BBC Proms: Thomas Adès conducts the Britten Sinfonia in his own music with cellist, Steven Isserlis and violinist, Augustin Hadelich in Beethoven, Francisco Coll and Prokofiev.

Presented by Penny Gore
Beethoven: Symphony No 8 in F major
Francisco Coll: Four Iberian Miniatures

8.00pm INTERVAL: Proms Extra - An Introduction to Beethoven's Eighth Symphony
Sarah Walker delves into Beethoven's Eighth Symphony with the musicologist John Deathridge.
Recorded earlier today at the Concert Hall of Imperial College Union.

8.20pm
Thomas Adès: Lieux retrouvés (UK premiere of version with orchestra)
Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 in D major, Classical

Augustin Hadelich (violin)
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès (conductor)

Thomas Adès's Lieux retrouvés was inspired by the cello's 'haunting sense of time and place'. Here, Steven Isserlis performs it in its new cello-and-orchestra guise. Francisco Coll's piquant Iberian miniatures for violin and orchestra contrast with 'Classical' symphonies by Prokofiev and Beethoven.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 8 in F major

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Francisco Coll

    Four Iberian Miniatures

    Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Thomas Adès

    Lieux retrouvés

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 1 in D major, 'Classical'

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 117

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Thomas Adès.
    • HYPERION.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Paganini Variations, Book 1

    Performer: Julius Katchen.
    • DECCA.

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