Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Plays Mozart Requiem

Friday, August 08, 2014

Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

This week's broadcast features Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, along with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, peforming Mozart’s ever-popular Requiem — the composer’s poignant and prescient anticipation of his own death.

Scottish composer John McLeod’s The Sun Dances is described as "a glowing, iridescent work inspired by an Easter folk legend from the West of Scotland." At the center of the program is Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, its muscular, structural elegance wound around a boisterous scherzo.

Program details:

John McLeod: The Sun Dances (London premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major
Mozart: Requiem in D minor (compl. Robert D. Levin)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Ovenden, tenor
Neal Davies, bass
National Youth Choir of Scotland
Donald Runnicles, conductor

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Comments [2]

Why is the host/announcer's name, Clemency Burton-Hill, nowhere to be found?

Aug. 08 2014 10:43 PM
Bob from New York, NY

Broadcasting the Proms is fantastic! I've listened to them for years - so nice to be able to get them locally! Thank you!

Aug. 06 2014 06:13 PM

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