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Mark Elder and the Hallé

Works inspired by the sea and night-time, plus Beethoven’s barnstorming ‘Eroica’ Symphony - Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in a classic BBC Prom from August 2014.

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Works inspired by the sea and night-time, plus Beethoven’s barnstorming ‘Eroica’ Symphony - Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in a classic BBC Prom from August 2014.
The sunshine glitters on the waves in Berlioz’s overture Le corsaire, while the ocean ebbs and flows in Elgar’s Sea Pictures. Human rather than natural drama is what drives Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony, however – a stirring musical meditation on heroism and valour. Presented by Hannah French.

Berlioz: Overture ‘Le corsaire’
Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op. 37
with Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)
Helen Grime: Near Midnight (London premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat major, ‘Eroica'
Hallé
Sir Mark Elder

(From BBC Proms 2014, 9 August)

The sea lies the centre of tonight’s concert from Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé. Berlioz composed his swashbuckling overture Le corsaire on holiday by the Mediterranean Sea in Nice.

A celebrated Elgar champion, Elder is joined by British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote for Sea Pictures: Elgar’s only orchestral song-cycle, which explores the fascination and fear inspired by the sea. While Helen Grime’s Near Midnight explores a nocturnal theme, Beethoven created a storm of human drama in his ‘Eroica’ Symphony.

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Overture Le Corsaire, Op.21

    Performer: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sea Pictures, Op.37

    Performer: Hallé. Singer: Alice Coote. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Helen Grime

    Near Midnight

    Performer: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.55 'Eroica'

    Performer: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Nils Frahm

    Merry

    Performer: Nils Frahm.
    • Solo.
    • Erased Tapes.
    • 4.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Send in the clowns (A Little Night Music)

    Singer: Judi Dench. Orchestra: Royal National Theatre Band. Conductor: Paddy Cunneen.
    • TRING.
  • Edward Elgar

    Froissart - concert overture Op.19

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka.

Broadcast

  • Thu 30 Jul 2020 19:30

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