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Prom 32 repeat: An Alpine Symphony

Another chance to hear the National Youth Orchestra of the USA with Sir Antonio Pappano perform Strauss's Alpine Symphony and, with Joyce DiDonato, Berlioz's Les nuits d'été.

Another chance to hear 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

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Benjamin Beckman
Occidentalis

Hector Berlioz
Les nuits d'été, Op 7

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 'Occidentalis' a new work, by Benjamin Beckman, one of the NYO-USA’s two Apprentice Composers.

2 hours left to listen

2 hours, 13 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

    Orchestra: The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Joyce DiDonato.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Rinaldo (Lascia Ch'Io Pianga)

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: Il Pomo d’Oro. Conductor: Maxim Emelyanychev.
    • In War & Peace - Harmony through Music.
    • Erato.
    • 7.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 10 in E minor Op.93

    Orchestra: The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Sean Shepherd

    Magiya For Orchestra

    Orchestra: The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Richard Strauss

    Eine Alpensinfonie Op.64

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra Of Usa. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Edward Elgar

    Nimrod from the Enigma Variations

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra Of Usa. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in F, Op 54

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.

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