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UE at the Proms

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 30 April 2014

The BBC have recently revealed the programme for the 2014 BBC Proms season, which runs from 18 July to 13 September. We are very proud to see that 15 works from the UE catalogue have found their way into the programme. The full details of the season are available on the website of the BBC Proms 2014. The booking opens on 17 May.

All concerts will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Proms 2014 (c) BBC Proms 2014

Leoš Janáček: Glagolitic Mass
for soloists, mixed choir, organ and orchestra | 45'
24.07.2014, Royal Albert Hall; Mlada Khudoley, s; Yulia Matochkina, ms; Mikhail Vekua, t; Yuri Vorobiev, b; London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, cond. Valery Gergiev

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9
for orchestra | 75'
04.08.2014, Royal Albert Hall; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; cond. Donald Runnicles

Luciano Berio: Sinfonia
for 8 voices and orchestra | 35'
05.08.2014, Royal Albert Hall; London Voices; European Union Youth Orchestra, cond. Semyon Bychkov

Harrison Birtwistle: Endless Parade
for trumpet, strings and vibraphone | 17'
09.08.2014, Cadogan Hall; Håkan Hardenberger, tpt; Lapland Chamber Orchestra, cond. John Storgårds

Leoš Janáček: Overture to the opera “From the House of the Dead
for orchestra | 6'
24.08.2014, Royal Albert Hall; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Jiří Bělohlávek

Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
for violin, viola, violoncello and piano | 10'
25.08.2014, Cadogan Hall; Louis Schwizgebel, pno; Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka, vla; Marcin Zdunik, vc; members of the Royal String Quartet

Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galánta
for orchestra | 13'
25.08.2014, Royal Albert Hall; Budapest Festival Orchestra, cond. Iván Fischer

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2
for soli, mixed choir and orchestra | 80'
29.08.2014, Royal Albert Hall; Kate Royal, s; Christianne Stotijn, ms; Swedish Radio Choir; Philharmonia Chorus; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Daniel Harding

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1
for orchestra | 50'
04.09.2014, Royal Albert Hall; BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Marin Alsop

Harrison Birtwistle: Verses for Ensembles
for 3 instrumental ensembles | 28'
Harrison Birtwistle: Dinah and Nick's Love Song
for 3 melody instruments and harp | 5'
Harrison Birtwistle: Meridian
for mezzo-soprano, 2 female choirs and instruments | 27'
06.09.2014, Cadogan Hall; Christine Rice, ms; Exaudi; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, cond. Oliver Knussen

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3
for alto, boys’ choir, female choir and orchestra | 90'
11.09.2014, Royal Albert Hall; Gerhild Romberger, ms; Leipzig Opera and Gewandhaus Choir; Leipzig Gewandhaus Childrens Choir; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, cond. Riccardo Chailly

Friedrich Cerha: Paraphrase on the Opening of Beethovens Symphony No. 9
for orchestra | 14'
12.09.2014, Royal Albert Hall; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, cond. Riccardo Chailly

Aram Khachaturian: Säbeltanz [Sabre Dance]
for orchestra | 3'
13.09.2014, Royal Albert Hall; BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Sakari Oramo

UE at the BBC Proms 2012

Posted on 20 April 2012 (comments: 1)

BBC Proms 2012

The BBC has launched its programme for the 2012 Proms.

The music of Pierre Boulez is featured in a number of concerts, including Dérive 2, Messagesquisse, Anthèmes 2, and Le Marteau sans maître. Daniel Barenboim and Boulez himself conduct.

Schönberg’s Gurrelieder are conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek, with Angela Denoke and Simon O’Neill as the main soloists.

Look out also for Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto and Luciano Berio’s Sequenza V for trombone.

See the full programme here. All programmes are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and many on BBC Television.

UE at the BBC Proms 2011

Posted on 15 April 2011

BBC PromsThe BBC has just released the programme for the Proms 2011 Festival, and once again there’s lots of UE to be seen and heard.

We’re there already at the First Night of the Proms on 15 July with Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, right through to the Last Night of the Proms on 10 September, with Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin.

Amongst the other works performed are:

Bartók’s Piano Concertos 1 and 2 (Proms 15 and 43)
Richard Rodney Bennett’s Jazz Calendar with the London Sinfonietta
(Proms Saturday Matinee 1)
Alban Berg: Der Wein (Prom 19)
Harrison Birtwistle: Narration: A Description of the Passing of a Year
(Proms Saturday Matinee 3)
Braunfels: Fantastic Appearances of a Theme of Hector Berlioz (Prom 68)
Kodály: Dances of Galánta (Prom 15)
Kodály: Háry János (Prom 65)
Wolfgang Rihm: Gesungene Zeit (Prom 69)
Steve Reich: Clapping Music (Prom 36)
Webern: Passacaglia, Op. 1 (Prom 62)

and lots of Mahler:
Symphony No. 9
(Prom 14)
Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' (Prom 29)
Das klagende Lied (original version) (Prom 32)
Blumine and Symphony No. 1 in D major (Prom 63)

The full Proms programme is on the BBC website.