BBC Proms 2010

by admin on April 22, 2010 · 2 comments

in Audiophilia Top Tens, Misc

by Anthony Kershaw

‘The world’s greatest classical music festival’ has published the programming for its orchestral love in from July 16 to September 11, 2010. There are 76 Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall and 13 chamber concerts at Cadogan Hall. All concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, available online.

The programming looks very exciting, with premieres and works from medieval times to the present day. Visiting orchestras include French National, Berlin Phil, Rotterdam, Cologne Radio Symphony, Danish Radio Symphony and the the Minnesota Orchestra.

Dates and details of all the Proms can be found at the BBC Proms website.

My top ten Proms not to be missed are:

1. Prom 2
Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
Bryn Terfel
Amanda Roocroft
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Lothar Koenigs, conductor

2. Prom 26
Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G major
Mahler: Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor
Camilla Tilling
World Orchestra for Peace
Valery Gergiev, conductor

3. Prom 29
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Julian Anderson: Fantasias
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Semyon Bychkov, conductor

4. Prom 32
Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Janaček: Taras Bulba
Berlioz: Harold in Italy
Maxim Rysanov, viola
European Union Youth Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis, conductor

5. Prom 35
Ligeti: Night
Ligeti: Morning
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Ligeti: Lux aeterna
Langgaard: Music of the Spheres
Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E flat major
Inger Dam-Jensen, soprano
Henning Kraggerud, violin
Danish National Vocal Ensemble
Danish National Concert Choir
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

6. Prom 41
Scriabin: Symphony No.1 in E major
Stravinsky: The Firebird
Nadezhda Serdiuk, mezzo-soprano
Sergei Skorokhodov, tenor
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor

7. Prom 42
Arvo Pärt: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from ‘Peter Grimes’
Huw Watkins: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 in D minor
Alina Ibragimova,violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner, conductor

8. Prom 54
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Hammered Out (BBC co-commission with LA Philharmonic: world premiere)
Barber: Violin Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D major
Gil Shaham, violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, conductor

9. Prom 58
Dvořák: Overture ‘Carnival’
Martinu: Fantaisies symphoniques (Symphony No.6)
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
Janáček: The Ballad of Blaník
Dvořák: Symphony No.8 in G major
Lars Vogt, piano
Czech Philhamonic Orchestra
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

10. Prom 75
Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610
Monterverdi Choir
London Oratory Junior Choir
Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
English Baroque Soloists
His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

marvin fox 04.24.10 at 6:45 pm

Very enjoyable music to hear.

admin 04.24.10 at 9:44 pm

The festival is really incredible.

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