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Prom 32: An Alpine Symphony

Live at the BBC Proms. Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the National Youth Orchestra of the USA in Strauss's Alpine Symphony and, with mezzo Joyce DiDonato, Berlioz's Les nuits d'été.

Live at BBC Proms: The National Youth Orchestra of the USA with Sir Antonio Pappano and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato: Berlioz's Les nuits d'été and Strauss's Alpine Symphony

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Benjamin Beckman
New work

Hector Berlioz
Les nuits d'été, Op 7

11.35am
interval: Andrew McGregor looks at the work of the NYO USA and meets some of its players.

Richard Strauss
An Alpine Symphony

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Brass of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor)

Celebrated American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is reunited with regular collaborator Sir Antonio Pappano to mark the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death with a performance of the composer’s sumptuous orchestral song-cycle Les nuits d’été – a musical journey from springtime love to cruellest loss.

The National Youth Orchestra of the USA undertakes a journey of quite a different kind in Strauss’s monumental An Alpine Symphony, whose vast orchestral forces and massive soundscapes conjure up the craggy drama of the Bavarian Alps.

The concert opens with a new work, by Benjamin Beckman, one of the NYO-USA’s two Apprentice Composers.

21 days left to listen

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Beckman

    Occidentalis

    Orchestra: The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les nuits d'ete, Op 7

    Performer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.
  • Richard Strauss

    An Alpine Symphony

    Orchestra: The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Edward Elgar

    Nimrod

    Orchestra: The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • TELDEC.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Passacaglia from Peter Grimes, Op 33b

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • TELDEC.

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