Prom 41 repeat: Edward Gardner conducts Elgar & Vaughan Williams
The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Edward Gardner perform music by Vaughan Williams and Lili Boulanger and Jean-Guihen Queyras joins them in Elgar's Cello Concerto
Afternoon Concert with Fiona Talkington.
Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Edward Gardner perform music by Vaughan Williams and Lili Boulanger. Jean-Guihen Queyras joins them in Elgar's Cello Concerto.
Presented by Martin Handley at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Lili Boulanger: Pour les funerailles d'un soldat
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op 85
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem
Alexandre Duhamel (baritone)
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
Sophie Bevan (soprano)
Neal Davies (bass-baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)
War casts its long shadow over this Prom given by Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus – part of this season’s musical survey suggested by the centenary of the end of the First World War.
A precursor to Britten’s War Requiem (see Prom 72), Vaughan Williams’s cantata Dona nobis pacem is a heartbreakingly beautiful exploration of the violence of war, its expansive lyricism a natural foil for the compressed drama of Lili Boulanger’s choral miniature Pour les funérailles d’un soldat.
Elgar’s much-loved Cello Concerto, composed in the wake of the conflict, completes this emotive concert, with French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras as soloist.