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Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Johannes BrahmsAcademic Festival Overture, Op.80
Johannes BrahmsAlto Rhapsody, Op.53
Johannes BrahmsTriumphlied, Op.55
~ Interval ~
Johannes BrahmsSymphony no.1 in C minor, Op.68


Marin Alsop – Conductor
Jamie Barton – mezzo-soprano
Benjamin Appl – baritone

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Choir of the Enlightenment

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Programme Note

Proms favourite Marin Alsop returns prior to her second Last Night appearance for an all-Brahms evening. The Academic Festival Overture is an ebullient work the composer himself described as ‘a very boisterous potpourri of student songs’, and there’s also a rare opportunity to hear the epic Triumphlied - celebrating German victories in the Franco-Prussian War in choral settings of striking power and vividness. American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, winner of the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, is the soloist in Brahms’s glorious Alto Rhapsody, and completing the concert is Brahms’s First Symphony - a work nicknamed ‘Beethoven’s 10th’ for its obvious debt to the elder composer.

Prom 62: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs Brahms

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