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Prom 14: The Planets and Vaughan Williams

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Wilson perform Holst's The Planets, with the CBSO Youth Chorus joining for the ethereal ending.

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Wilson, perform Holst's The Planets, with the CBSO Youth Chorus joining for the ethereal ending.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.9

c. 7.05pm INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Martin Handley talks to the musicologist Kate Kennedy and film director Tony Palmer about tonight's music, and the relationship between Vaughan Williams and Holst. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union.

c. 7.25pm
Holst: The Planets

CBSO Youth Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor

Proms favourite, John Wilson, makes his first appearance at the Proms as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's new Associate Guest Conductor. Here he swaps Hollywood and Broadway classics for another of his personal passions: the great British symphonic classics. Holst's galactic suite conjures up the epic scope of a movie blockbuster in luminous music of infinite vistas, while Vaughan Williams's enigmatic final symphony also revels in an augmented sound-world: it's a piece Wilson sees as a suitably radical counterpart to The Planets.

2 hours, 15 minutes

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Music and featured items

  • Part 1

    Duration: 36:31

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No. 9 in E minor

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer: John Wilson.
  • Interval

    Proms Extra: Kate Kennedy and Tony Palmer discuss the music in tonight's concert.

    Duration: 21:18

  • Part 2

    Duration: 59:58

  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: John Wilson. Choir: CBSO Youth Chorus (female voices).
  • Post-concert

    Duration: 15:11

  • POST-CONCERT

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      A Vision of Aeroplanes

      Performer: James McVinnie. Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Singer: Raphaela Papadakis. Conductor: Timothy Brown.
      • Vaughan Williams: Sacred Choral Music.
      • Naxos.
      • 12.

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Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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