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Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

Live at the BBC Proms. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and choral forces, conducted by Karina Canellakis, in music by Dvořák, Janáček and a world premiere by Zosha Di Castri.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Symphony Orchestra and choral forces, conducted by Karina Canellakis in music by Dvorak, Janacek, and a World Premiere by Zosha Di Castri

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Georgia Mann and Petroc Trelawny

Zosha Di Castri: Long Is the Journey – Short Is the Memory
(BBC commission: world premiere)
Dvorak: The Golden Spinning Wheel

c.8.10pm
Interval: On the opening night of the 2019 BBC Proms, Georgia Mann and Petroc Trelawny look forward to two months of world-class music-making in the company of guests, and go backstage to chat to some of the performers in tonight's Prom.

Janacek: Glagolitic Mass

Asmik Grigorian, soprano
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano
Ladislav Elgr, tenor
Jan Martiník, bass
Peter Holder, organ
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, conductor

The BBC’s Our Classical Century series concludes with a new work that marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the Moon.

Janáček’s monumental Glagolitic Mass, steeped in Moravian rhythms, is heard alongside Dvořák’s fairy-tale tone-poem The Golden Spinning Wheel.
Karina Canellakis conducts the massed forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and BBC Singers in one of the 20th century’s great choral masterpieces.

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Zosha Di Castri

    Long Is the Journey - Short Is the Memory

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Golden Spinning Wheel

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.
  • Leos Janáček

    Glagolitic Mass

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Sonatina in G major, Op 100

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Eduard Laurel.
    • ANALEKTA.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns, Op 52 No 6

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Decca.

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