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Prom 40: Queen Victoria's 200th Anniversary

Live BBC Proms. Stephen Hough, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Ádám Fischer, and Alessandro Fisher play music by Sullivan, Mendelssohn and Prince Albert.

Live at BBC Proms: Stephen Hough joins the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Ádám Fischer, then accompanies Alessandro Fisher to celebrate Queen Victoria's birth

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Hannah French

Part 1
Sullivan: Victoria and Merrie England - ballet suite No 1
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 25

8.15
Interval - Proms Plus
With Queen Victoria’s piano centre-stage in tonight’s concert, historians Lee Jackson and Kathryn Hughes discuss what kept Her Majesty’s subjects amused indoors and outdoors. Lee Jackson is the author of Palaces of Pleasure. Kathryn Hughes has written about George Eliot, Mrs Beeton, and Victorians Undone: Tales of Flesh in the Age of Decorum. Hosted by Rana Mitter. Produced by Fiona McLean.

8.35 Part 2
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha: Gruss aus der Ferne; Standchen; Gruss an den Bruder; Aus Wilhelm Meister; Lebewohl
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 56 (Scottish)

Stephen Hough (piano)
Alessandro Fisher (tenor)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Ádám Fischer (conductor)

The Proms celebrates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth with a glimpse into the monarch’s musical life.

The programme features music by her favourite composer, Mendelssohn, including his lively ‘Scottish’ Symphony and First Piano Concerto, which will be performed by Stephen Hough on Victoria’s own piano, loaned by HM The Queen from the Royal Collection.

The concert also includes a suite from Arthur Sullivan’s ballet Victoria and Merrie England, composed to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, as well as songs by Prince Albert.

27 days left to listen

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Arthur Sullivan

    Victoria and Merrie England - Suite

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Victoria and Merrie England - Suite

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
  • Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

    Songs

    Performer: Alessandro Fisher. Performer: Stephen Hough.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No. 3 in A minor, 'Scottish'

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Octet in E flat major, Op 20 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Primavera Chamber Ensemble.
    • ASV.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Hymn to the Virgin

    Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: Matthew Halls.

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