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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

2.45pm
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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Lili Boulanger

    Pour les funérailles d'un soldat

    Singer: Alexandre Duhamel. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Dona nobis pacem - cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra

    Singer: Sophie Bevan. Singer: Neal Davies. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Béla Bartók

    Hungarian Sketches for orchestra (Swineherd's Dance)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Choir: Magyar Rádió és Televízió énekkara. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bartok: Orchestral Works Vol.1: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Philips.
    • 7.

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