BBC Proms - The World's Greatest Classical Music Festival (Radio Broadcasts)

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The BBC Proms is a classical music festival held every summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and in recent years has explored new venue spaces through the innovative Proms at... series of events. Its aim: to bring the best in classical music to the widest possible audience, which remains true to founder-conductor Henry Wood's original vision in 1895. Whether you are a classical connoisseur or think 'classical music is not for me' there is surely something for everyone in the 8 week stretch of concerts.

 

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With music by Handel, Vivaldi, Bach and Avison. (Audio available to play until October 10th, 2020)
 
The cavernous Royal Albert Hall auditorium is an ideal space to explore the clean harmonies and decorative melodies of the Baroque concerto. Period-instrument ensemble the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is joined by leading violinist Nicola Benedetti to perform double violin concertos by Vivaldi and Bach. In addition to one of only three concertos Vivaldi wrote for two oboes, we hear concerti grossi by Handel and Newcastle-born Charles Avison.
 
 

Musical greats - from the past and the present - brought together in one extraordinary Proms Season

From Bernstein to Benedetti, Haitink to Hvorostovsky ... Not the Proms as we know them, the Proms as we need them.

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In the year that the Proms turns 125 years old, the 2020 season brings the spirit of the Proms to music-lovers at home with treasures from the archive and incredible live performances.

In challenging times, the BBC Proms continues its annual festival consisting of 8 weeks of world-class performances by the world's greatest classical musicians of the past, present and future.

Complete archive concerts will be available live on BBC Radio 3 and on demand on BBC Sounds.

In the final 2 weeks of the season performances live from the Royal Albert Hall will be available on BBC Four and streamed directly to Radio 3 and BBC Sounds.

The season comprises of six weeks of concerts from previous seasons of the BBC Proms with a final two weeks of live performances from London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Find the full detailed version of the 2020 Season Guide: HERE

 
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The full annual season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, founded in 1895, audio transmitted and on demand through BBC Sounds featuring orchestral classical music and centred round the Royal Albert Hall in London.