Prom 35 repeat: Enigma Variations
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra celebrates conductor Martyn Brabbins's 60th birthday, with music by Vaughan Williams, Brahms and Elgar's Enigma variations.
Afternoon Concert with Hannah French.
Another chance to hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra celebrates conductor Martyn Brabbins's 60th birthday today in music by Vaughan Williams, Brahms and Elgar's Enigma variations.
Presented by Kate Molleson at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B.
(BBC commission: world premiere)
Var. 1: (Dai Fujikura)
Var. 2: (David Sawer)
Var. 3: (Sally Beamish)
Var. 4: (Colin Matthews)
Var. 5: (Iris ter Schiphorst)
Var. 6: (Brett Dean)
Var. 7: (Wim Henderickx)
Var. 8: (Richard Blackford)
Var. 9: (Harrison Birtwistle)
Var. 10: Sixty Salutations (Judith Weir)
Var. 11: (Gavin Bryars)
Var. 12: (Kalevi Aho)
Var. 13: (Anthony Payne)
Var. 14: Finale: The Art of Beginning (John Pickard)
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Interval: Pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris and scholar Kate Kennedy explore the connections between Brahms, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, composers featured in this concert.
Brahms: Song of Destiny
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Nadine Benjamin, soprano
Idunnu Münch, mezzo-soprano
William Morgan, tenor
David Ireland, bass-baritone
English National Opera Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations is the inspiration for a new work commissioned from 14 living composers as a special birthday tribute to conductor Martyn Brabbins, who turns 60 today.
Elgar’s original set also features, as do Vaughan Williams’s exquisite Serenade to Music and Brahms’s ‘Little Requiem’, the Song of Destiny.
Followed by performances by the Aurora Orchestra of works by winners of the Proms Inspire Competition Daniel Liu and Will Harmer.