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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)
Theme (Anon.)
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

c.2.50pm
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.

c.3.20pm
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 Singers
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.

6 days left to listen

3 hours

Music Played

  • Various Artists

    Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B.

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade to Music

    Singer: Nadine Benjamin. Singer: Idunnu Münch. Singer: William Morgan. Singer: David Ireland. Choir: ENO Chorus. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)

    Choir: ENO Chorus. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Edward Elgar

    'Enigma' Variations

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Daniel Liu

    Melodie

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Duncan Ward.
  • Will Harmer

    Voyage of the Soul

    Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: Anna Lapwood.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 arr Avital

    Performer: Avi Avital. Performer: Shalev Ad-El. Performer: Ophira Zakai. Performer: Ira Givol. Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam.
    • Avi Avital Bach.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.

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