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Prom 55: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the CBSO. Mozart: Overture (The Magic Flute). Hans Abrahamsen: Let me tell you. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4.

Live at the BBC Proms: The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla play Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Mozart: The Magic Flute - Overture
Hans Abrahamsen: let me tell you (London premiere)

8.15: INTERVAL Proms Extra
Ian Skelly discusses Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony with writer Rosamund Bartlett and Russian music expert Marina Frolova-Walker. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union.

8.35: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F minor

Barbara Hannigan, soprano
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, conductor

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra makes its first London appearance with young Lithuanian Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, who becomes the orchestra's Music Director next season. While Mozart's overture combines infectious energy with Masonic symbolism, Tchaikovsky's dramatic Fourth Symphony explores the shadow cast by Fate. Hans Abrahamsen's Grawemeyer Award-winning song-cycle for Barbara Hannigan centres on Shakespeare's Ophelia, using only words allotted to her in Hamlet.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    the Magic Flute - Overture

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
  • Hans Abrahamsen

    Let me tell you

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 4 in F minor

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo in G major, Op 51 No 2

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • Beethoven: Eroica Variations, Fur Elise: Louis Lortie.
    • Chandos.
    • 26.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in A flat, Op posth

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in C major, Op 10 No 1

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in A flat major, Op 25 No 1

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • Chandos.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude No.7 in A major & No.20 in C minor

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • Chandos.

Broadcast

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