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Prom 18 repeat: Sirens and Scheherazade

Another chance to hear James Gaffigan and the BBC Symphony Orchestra take you on a maritime journey. Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Afternoon on 3 - with Fiona Talkington

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Gaffigan perform Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. And Anders Hillborg's Sirens with the BBC Symphony Chorus and soloists.

Presented at the Royal Albert Hall, London by Ian Skelly

Korngold: The Sea Hawk - overture
Anders Hillborg: Sirens (UK premiere)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Hannah Holgerrson (soprano)
Ida Falk Winland (soprano)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan (conductor)

First broadcast on Friday, July 28th

James Gaffigan and the BBC Symphony Orchestra take you on a maritime journey from the exotic oceans of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade to the siren-filled waters of Homer's Odyssey as imagined by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg - with two Swedish sopranos and the BBC Symphony Chorus - and the stormy seas of Korngold's stirring film score for The Sea Hawk.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Sea Hawk

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer: James Gaffigan.
  • Anders Hillborg


    Performer: Hannah Holgersson. Performer: Ida Falk Winland. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Gaffigan.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Gaffigan.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Violin Sonata in A major, Op.1 No.10

    Performer: Hiro Kurosaki. Performer: William Christie.
    • ERATO.
  • André Campra

    Exaudiat te Dominus - grand motet

    Singer: Jaël Azzaretti. Singer: Paul Agnew. Singer: Bruno Renhold. Singer: Nicolas Rivenq. Singer: Andrew Foster-Williams. Singer: Arnaud Marzorati. Choir: Les Arts Florissants Chorus. Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants Orchestra. Director: William Christie.
    • Campra Grands Motets.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 18.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Keyboard Sonata in A major Wq.55`4

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus