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Gershwin, Messiaen, Elgar and Sibelius

Gershwin's An American in Paris and Messiaen's epic Turangalila Symphony recorded at the BBC Proms, plus works by Elgar and Sibelius

Gershwin's An American in Paris and Messiaen's epic Turangalila Symphony recorded at the BBC Proms, plus works by Elgar and Sibelius

2.00pm
Relive one of the highlights of the 2018 BBC Proms season with two very different key works of the twentieth century. Gershwin's An American in Paris simply oozes great tunes, while Messiaen's vast Turangalila is a highly personal, extravagant exploration of love and death.
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphonie
Angela Hewitt, piano
Cynthia Millar, ondes martenot
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor

3.30pm
Elgar: The Spirit of England
Andrew Staples, tenor
BBC Symphony Chorus and Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis, conductor

1610
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Aleksey Semenenko, violin
Ulster Orchestra
Tito Munoz, conductor

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris (edited Mark Clague)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Turangalila Symphony

    Performer: Angela Hewitt. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Spirit of England

    Singer: Andrew Staples. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Concerto in D minor Op.47 for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Tito Muñoz.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

    Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.

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