august, 2018

20aug7:30 pmBBC Proms - Prom 51: Strauss, Wagner & Per Nørgård; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra7:30 pm Royal Albert Hall


Event Details

Premiered in 1976, Per Nørgård’s Third Symphony is one of the great contemporary symphonies – a Danish classic that has never before been performed in the UK.

Suffused with glowing microtones and thick, textural beauty, the eclectic score draws on everything from plainchant to Latin-American rhythms to spin its extraordinary narrative.

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra preface it with two works of equal sonic breadth: Wagner’s exquisite musical meditation, the Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal, and the autumnal warmth of Strauss’s Four Last Songs, sung by Swedish soprano Malin Byström.

Performing with
Malin Byström, soprano;
London Voices;
The National Youth Chamber Choir;
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Richard Wagner: Parsifal – Prelude to Act I(12 mins)
Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs(22 mins)
Per Nørgård: Symphony No 3(50 mins)UK premiere




Royal Albert Hall