Live at BBC Proms: Richard Farnes conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Musgrave's Phoenix Rising and are joined by the Symphony Chorus and soloists in Brahms's A German Requiem.
Live at BBC Proms, Richard Farnes conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Thea Musgrave's Phoenix Rising. The BBC Symphony Chorus and soloists join for Brahms's German Requiem.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Thea Musgrave: Phoenix Rising
Interval: Proms Plus:
Presenter Ian Skelly introduces Brahms' 'A German Requiem', together with Reverend Lucy Winkett. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union.
Brahms: A German Requiem
Golda Schultz (soprano)
Johan Reuter (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Richard Farnes (conductor)
Inspired by the death of his mother, Brahms's tender, consoling A German Requiem couldn't be further from Verdi's and Berlioz's settings of the standard Latin Mass text. It's the first of three Requiems this season marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Richard Farnes makes his Proms debut directing the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, along with soloists Golda Schultz and Johan Reuter.
Thea Musgrave's Phoenix Rising (marking the composer's 90th birthday this year) also traces a journey from darkness to light -enacting the conflict both spatially and musically- in some of the composer's most dramatic writing.