Today at the Proms - Proms 29 & 30


Continuing our daily coverage of what's on at The Proms 2018, Susan Omand has a quick look at the programme for Proms 29 & 30: Brandenburg Concertos Project  ...

Reminder - Watch Prom 15: Paul Lewis plays Beethoven's 'Emperor' concerto on BBC Four tonight


Now this is a very interesting idea. Take the pomp and pageantry of Bach's six Brandenburg concertos, now widely regarded as the most famous of his works, and pair each one with a newly composed, specially commissioned companion piece, each by a different composer. It will make an utterly fascinating musical cycle to see how one is inspired by the other and how the two vastly different eras mix.

We get Brandenburgs 1, 3 and 5 in the first prom and 2, 4 and 6 in the second each with a UK premiere of the new companion work to go with it. I can pretty much guarantee though that none of them will look as pretty as this one.




Here's the full programme for this evening's Prom which you can listen to live on Radio 3 or on the iPlayer

Prom 29 - 15:00
Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F major, BWV 1046(20 mins)

Mark-Anthony Turnage
Maya(12 mins)UK premiere

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048(10 mins)

Anders Hillborg
Bach Materia(18 mins)UK premiere

INTERVAL

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D major, BWV 1050(21 mins)

Uri Caine
Hamsa(28 mins)UK premiere


Prom 30 - 19:30

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G major, BWV 1049(15 mins)

Olga Neuwirth
Aello - ballet mécanomorphe(18 mins)UK premiere

Brett Dean
Approach – Prelude to a Canon(18 mins)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051(17 mins)

INTERVAL

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F major, BWV 1047 (arr. Felix Mottl)(12 mins)

Steven Mackey
Triceros(18 mins)UK premiere


Image - Photo © Chris Christodoulou