Live at the BBC Proms. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius's Symphony No 5, Mussorgsky, Weir and the UK premiere of Louis Andriessen's The Only One.
Live at BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the final version of Sibelius's 5th Symphony. Plus works by Mussorgsky, Weir and Louis Andriessen - The Only One (UK premiere).
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore
Modest Mussorgsky (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov): A Night on the Bare Mountain
Louis Andriessen: The Only One (UK premiere)
BBC co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and NTR ZaterdagMatinee
Interval Proms Plus
Witchcraft, witch-trials and the image of the witch are explored by historian Professor Suzannah Lipscomb and Dr Thomas Waters. Hosted by New Generation Thinker Fern Riddell. Dr Thomas Waters is the author of Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times. Suzannah Lipscomb has presented a Channel 5 TV programme on witchcraft and written a Ladybird Expert Book on the topic. Produced by Luke Mulhall
Judith Weir: Forest
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat major (final version, 1919)
Nora Fischer (singer)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)
A Prom celebrating Nature in all her moods. A flight of 16 swans was the catalyst for Sibelius’s stirring Fifth Symphony, with its ambiguous, mysterious ending. We hear the composer's final 1919 version - after the thrilling UK premiere of the original 1915 version performed at the BBC Proms earlier this season by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. While for Judith Weir it was nature’s process – forests sprouting outwards from a single seed, endlessly growing and multiplying – that offered inspiration.
Nature turns menacing in Mussorgsky’s vivid tone poem A Night on the Bare Mountain. Boundary-breaking singer Nora Fischer is the soloist in the UK premiere of The Only One by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, who turned 80 this year, setting texts by the Flemish poet Delphine Lecompte.