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Prom 62: Bayan Northcott, Mozart and Zemlinsky

Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, BBC Symphony Orchestra under Simone Young. Bayan Northcott: Concerto for Orchestra. Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5. Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony.

Live at BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simone Young. Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony, Baiba Skride in Mozart's Violin Concerto No.5 and a new work by Bayan Northcott.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Bayan Northcott: Concerto for Orchestra (BBC commission: world premiere)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5 in A major, K219, Turkish

20.20 INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Novelist Tahmima Anam, New Generation Thinker Preti Taneja and Rana Mitter discuss Tagore's writing and his poem The Gardener which inspired music by Zemlinksy in tonight's Prom.

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony, Op.18

Baiba Skride, violin
Siobhan Stagg, soprano
Christopher Maltman, baritone
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young, conductor

Simone Young makes her Proms debut with the world premiere of Bayan Northcott's Concerto for Orchestra and Mozart's Eastern-influenced violin concerto. Then, a rare chance to hear Zemlinsky's setting of Hindu poetry by Rabindranath Tagore, an alluring and mysterious slice of late-Romantic lusciousness in which soprano and baritone drape verses over a kaleidoscopic orchestra.

Tonight's Prom features a setting by Zemlinsky of 'The Gardener' by the great Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Novelist Tahmima Anam and New Generation Thinker Preti Taneja, from the University of Cambridge, discuss the poem and Tagore's place in both Bengali and world culture. The discussion is chaired by Rana Mitter who is a regular presenter of Radio 3's Arts and Ideas programme Free Thinking and of Sunday Features.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

2 hours, 30 minutes


Music Played

  • Bayan Northcott

    Concerto for Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Simone Young.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto No 5 in A major, K219 'Turkish'

    Performer: Baiba Skride. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Simone Young.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Lyric Symphony

    Singer: Siobhan Stagg. Singer: Christopher Maltman. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Simone Young.
  • Anton Webern

    2 Pieces for Cello and Piano

    Performer: Nicolas Altstaedt. Performer: Alexander Lonquich.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Schatz-Walzer, Op 418

    Music Arranger: Anton Webern. Ensemble: Boston Symphony Chamber Players.
    • DG.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra


  • Wed 31 Aug 2016 19:30

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