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Prom 51: Strauss, Wagner & Per Nørgård

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Wagner and Per Norgard’s Third Symphony. Soprano Malin Bystrom sings Strauss's Four Last Songs.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard at the BBC Proms with soprano Malin Byström.

Presented by Kate Molleson at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Wagner: Parsifal – Prelude to Act I
Strauss: Four Last Songs

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Interval: Proms Plus. Tom Service discusses the life and works of Per Norgard, ahead of the UK's premiere of his 3rd Symphony at this Prom, with broadcaster and lecturer Stephen Johnson and musicologist Prof. Daniel Grimley.

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Per Nørgård: Symphony No 3

Malin Byström (soprano)
London Voices
The National Youth Chamber Choir
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Premiered in 1976, Per Nørgård’s Third Symphony is one of the great contemporary symphonies – a Danish classic that has never before been performed in the UK. Suffused with glowing microtones and thick, textural beauty, the eclectic score draws on everything from plainchant to Latin-American rhythms to spin its extraordinary narrative.

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra preface it with two works of equal sonic breadth: Wagner’s exquisite musical meditation, the Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal, and the autumnal warmth of Strauss’s Four Last Songs, sung by Swedish soprano Malin Byström.

2 hours, 15 minutes

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Music Played

  • Richard Wagner

    Parsifal (Prelude to Act 1)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Richard Strauss

    Four Last Songs

    Performer: Malin Byström. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Per Nørgård

    Symphony No 3

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    A Child's Prayer

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Veljo Tormis

    The Bishop and the Pagan

    Conductor: Paul Hillier. Choir: Estonian Philhamonric Chamber Choir.
    • Baltic Runes.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 006.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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