Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena in the London premiere of Mark Simpson's oratorio The Immortal and Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall: The BBC Philharmonic conducted by Juanjo Mena in the London premiere of Mark Simpson's 'The Immortal' and Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' Symphony.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Mark Simpson: The Immortal
8.10 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Composer Mark Simpson talks to presenter Kate Molleson. Highlights of a discussion recorded at the Imperial College Union earlier this evening.
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, 'Pathétique'
Christopher Purves (baritone)
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
Life and death collide in a concert that explores what lies beyond the limits of human existence. In his passionate Sixth Symphony, which Tchaikovsky described as 'the best thing I ever composed or shall compose', he re-imagined what the symphony could be, daring to face death with uncertainty. The BBC Philharmonic's Composer in Association, a former BBC Young Musician winner and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Mark Simpson, also looks to the afterlife in his critically acclaimed oratorio 'The Immortal'. Inspired by Victorian seances, he conjures up eerie visions of a world beyond.