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Prom 8: Youthful Beginnings

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC NOW, conducted by Thomas Sondergard, perform Schumann's Symphony No 4 and are joined by Bertrand Chamayou for Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC NOW with Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård in Schumann's Symphony No 4, plus the pianist Bertrand Chamayou performs Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore

Boulanger: D'un matin de printemps
Boulanger: D'un soir triste
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor

c. 8.15pm Interval: Proms Plus: Rhian Davies, Artistic Director of the Gregynog Festival, and the music critic and journalist Steph Power, discuss the life and music of Morfydd Owen. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

8.35pm
Morfydd Owen: Nocturne
Schumann: Symphony No 4 in D minor

Bertrand Chamayou (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Søndergård (conductor)

In his final season as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales's Principal Conductor, Thomas Søndergård explore the music of two 20th-century female composers whose early deaths cut their careers tragically short: Prix de Rome winner Lili Boulanger and Wales's Morfydd Owen, whose Nocturne showcases a sensuous and utterly original musical voice. Bertrand Chamayou makes his Proms debut in Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto - composed when Mendelssohn was just 22 - while Schumann's jubilant Fourth Symphony is also the work of a composer exploring new musical maturity.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Lili Boulanger

    D'un matin de printemps

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Lili Boulanger

    D'un soir triste

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Auf Flügeln des Gesanges

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou.
  • Interval

    Proms Plus: Rhian Davies and Steph Power discuss the life and music of Morfydd Owen.

    Duration: 22:10

  • Morfydd Llwyn Owen

    Nocturne

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony No 4 in D minor

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Septet in E flat major, Op 65

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • HYPERION.
  • Claude Debussy

    Rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestra

    Performer: George Pieterson. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Debussy: Preludes Books I & II: Zoltan Kocsis.
    • Philips.
    • 7.

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