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Season 2018 / Episode 15 and airs on 19 August 2018 19:30
BBC Proms is the world's greatest classical music festival.
The Rev Richard Coles introduces a performance of Brahms's tender and consoling A German Requiem, inspired by the death of the composer's mother. Richard Farnes conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with soloists Golda Schultz, making her Prom debut, and Johan Reuter. The evening starts by marking Thea Musgrave's ninetieth birthday with her dramatic and mysterious single-movement piece Phoenix Rising.
An eclectic mix of musicians with rich New York roots join Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the changing soundscape of the Big Apple. Folk indie rocker Sharon Van Etten, nu-disco dance project Hercules and Love Affair and progressive pop artist serpentwithfeet take us from pagan-gospel and disco-punk to feminist rap and DIY indie in one of this season's most distinctive Proms.
The awe-inspiring orchestra of teenagers returns to the Royal Albert Hall with a packed bill of popular masterpieces, including Mussorgsky's A Night on the Bare Mountain and Debussy's La Mer. Renowned British composer George Benjamin conducts the concert, which also features his own colourful Dance Figures and Gyorgy Ligeti's Lontano. Pianist Tamara Stefanovich performs Ravel's dazzling Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.
Tom Service presents as Grieg and Sibelius anchor this Proms debut performance by the Estonian Festival Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Jarvi. Pianist and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Khatia Buniatishvili takes on Grieg's much-loved Piano Concerto, and Sibelius's soaring Fifth Symphony closes the concert. The curtain-raiser is Estonian national composer Arvo Part's Third Symphony.
Performances of two of the best-loved works in the repertoire. The concert starts with Mozart's ever popular Clarinet Concerto, written two months before his death. Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with the Belgian clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe as soloist. In the second half of the night, Mahler is the star with his Fifth Symphony and its beautiful Adagietto, arguably his most famous single piece of music.
Hungary's folk rhythms beat through the heart of this concert as the Budapest Festival Orchestra and founder and conductor Ivan Fischer return to the Proms with an ode to their homeland. Joining them on stage is a trio of the country's folk musicians, and together they showcase why these tunes have been such a rich source of inspiration to composers across history. The Royal Albert Hall resounds with a selection of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies and Brahms's Hungarian Dances, and concludes with Brahms's dramatic First Symphony.
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