Live at the BBC Proms: the World Orchestra for Peace and conductor Donald Runnicles perform Beethoven's Symphony No 9, Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem and Eriks Esenvalds's Shadow.
Live at BBC Proms: World Orchestra for Peace and conductor Donald Runnicles perform Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Britten Sinfonia da Requiem and Eriks Esenvalds Shadow
Presented by Penny Gore
Eriks Esenvalds: Shadow (BBC commission, world premiere)
Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
c8.00pm Interval: Proms Plus
The Narrative Voice: Dr Sarah Dillon is joined by the novelist Richard Beard, whose memoir The Day That Went Missing was published to great acclaim last year. They'll be discussing the literary voice: first, third or rarely seen second person narrators, comic narrators and slippery unreliable narrators. Illustrated with a selection of readings, Sarah and Richard will investigate some of the best voices in fiction. The reader is Fenella Woolgar.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral'
Erin Wall (soprano)
Judit Kutasi (mezzo-soprano)
Russell Thomas (tenor)
Franz-Josef Selig (baritone)
BBC Proms Youth Choir
World Orchestra for Peace
Simon Halsey (conductor)
Donald Runnicles (conductor)
In the centenary year of the end of the First World War, the World Orchestra for Peace - founded by Georg Solti as an expression of international musical harmony - returns to the Proms with one of classical music's most potent statements of brotherhood and fellowship, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
Composed in the shadow of the Second World War, Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem adds its own emotive warning against war. The concert opens with a new, First World War-themed work by Latvian composer Ä’riks EÅ¡envalds, commissioned for the talented young singers of the BBC Proms Youth Choir.