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Last Night of the Proms

Join us Saturday, September 11, 2010 as we broadcast the last night of the 2010 BBC Proms live, hosted by Brian Newhouse. The live broadcast begins at 1 p.m. CDT and runs until 5 p.m.

This broadcast is available in DTS Neural Surround Sound. Find out more

Program Highlights

Renée Fleming soprano
Maxim Rysanov viola

BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jirí Belohlávek conductor

Jonathan Dove: A Song of Joys (BBC commission: world premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
Tchaikovsky, arr. Rysanov: Rococo Variations
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens
R. Strauss:
  Verführung, Op. 33 No. 1
  Freundliche Vision, Op. 48 No. 1
  Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2
  Winterweihe, Op. 48 No. 4
  Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1


Chabrier: Joyeuse marche
Smetana: Dalibor — 'Dobrá! Já mu je dám! ... Jak je mi?'
Dvorák: Rusalka — Song to the Moon
Vaughan Williams: Suite for viola and small orchestra — Prelude; Galop
Wagner: Lohengrin — Bridal Chorus
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Carousel — 'You'll never walk alone'
Trad, arr. Nic Raine: Fisher's Hornpipe
Arne: Rule, Britannia!
Parry, orch. Elgar: Jerusalem
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory')
The National Anthem

The audience at the Last Night of the Proms, 2003

A Primer on English Culture

Britishness is a political idea...an identity which was formed when England and Scotland...Wales doesn't count for the purposes of this argument because they've really not got a sufficiently defined sense of their own identity...I'm waiting therefore to be thumped by any Welshman that may be listening...
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