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Prom 14: Sibelius, Schubert and Zimmermann

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Philharmonic and Chief Guest Conductor John Storgards are joined by soprano Elizabeth Watts and pianist Louis Lortie.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Philharmonic and its Chief Guest Conductor John Storgards are joined by Elizabeth Watts and Louis Lortie.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, presented by Sarah Walker.

Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - overture
Schubert orch. Lizst: Die junge Nonne, Gretchen am Spinnrade, Lied der Mignon, Erlkönig
Zimmermann: Symphony in One Movement

8.15
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8.45
Schubert orch Liszt: Fantasy in C, D760, 'Wanderer'
Sibelius Symphony No 7 in C major

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Louis Lortie (piano)
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor)

Sibelius's genre-bending Seventh unfolds in a continuous musical gesture of expansive, if characteristically enigmatic, nobility. Centenary composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Symphony in One Movement is another assault on tradition that kicks against Wagner's rousing overture to The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. Four popular Schubert songs and his formidable 'Wanderer' Fantasy get a colourful orchestral upscaling.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Wagner

    The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die junge Nonne

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gretchen am Spinnrade

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Franz Schubert

    Lied der Mignon

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Franz Schubert

    Erlkönig

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann

    Symphony in One Movement

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Franz Schubert

    Fantasy in C major, D760, 'Wanderer' (orch. Liszt)

    Featured Artist: Louis Lortie. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 7 in C major

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in G, H.16.40

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.

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Performer BBC Philharmonic

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