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Prom 33 repeat: Brahms's A German Requiem

Richard Farnes conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in Musgrave's Phoenix Rising and with the the Symphony Chorus and soloists in Brahms's A German Requiem.

Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear Richard Farnes conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Thea Musgrave's Phoenix Rising at the BBC Proms. The BBC Symphony Chorus and soloists join for Brahms's German Requiem.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall.

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)

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

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.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Thea Musgrave

    Phoenix Rising for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Farnes.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ein Deutsches Requiem Op 45

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Farnes.
  • Georges Bizet

    Symphony in C

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite (1st mvt, Praeludium)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • DECCA.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Romantic Pieces Op. 75 (B150)

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili.
  • Gustav Holst


    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus