Prom 51 repeat: Strauss, Wagner and Per Nørgård
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard, performs 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
Per Nørgård: Symphony No 3
Malin Byström (soprano)
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.