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Royal Albert Hall

July 27, 2012

Opening Night at the Proms

Every summer in London, the world's biggest summer music festival, the BBC Proms, gets underway. It features eight weeks of daily concerts with some of the biggest names in classical music. This year for the first time, PT is streaming every single Proms concert live on the PT home page, www.performancetoday.org. And we'll be featuring highlights from many of the performances in the show. Coming up today, highlights from opening night at the Proms, two weeks ago in London.

Today's Playlist

Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.

hour 1

  • Max Reger
    Bacchanale, from Four Tone Poems after Arnold Bocklin, Op. 128
    The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Trio Sonata No. 12 in D Minor, Op. 1, RV 63, (La Follia)
    Sooyun Kim, flute, Alessio Bax, harpsichord, Yehonatan Berick, violin, Eric Kim, cello
    Music@Menlo, Atherton, California
  • John Williams
    Olympic Fanfare and Theme
    The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams, conductor
  • Vangelis
    Chariots of Fire Main Theme
    The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams, conductor
  • Joaquin Rodrigo
    Concierto de Aranjuez
    Petrit Ceku, guitar, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, Buffalo, New York

hour 2

  • Bent Sorensen
    Lullabies
    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
    Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, California
  • Edward Elgar
    Excerpts from Coronation Ode
    The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, soloists, Edward Gardner, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Edward Elgar
    Overture Cockaigne (In London Town)
    The BBC Symphony Orchestra, Roger Norrington, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Frederic Chopin
    Etude No. 10 in B Minor, Op. 25
    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
  • Ferruccio Busoni
    Berceuse Elegiaque
    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano, and friends
    Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, California
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