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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 23: Mozart - Requiem

Sunday 3 August 2014 - 8:00 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 23 Carolyn Sampson © Marco Borggreve

Scheduled end time: 10:15pm

John McLeod
The Sun Dances 13'
London premiere

Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major 35'

interval

Mozart, compl. Robert D. Levin
Requiem in D minor 50'

Carolyn Sampson soprano
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Ovenden tenor
Neal Davies bass

National Youth Choir of Scotland
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles
conductor

Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra are joined by the National Youth Choir of Scotland for Mozart's ever-popular Requiem – the composer's poignant and prescient anticipation of his own death.

Scottish composer John McLeod's The Sun Dances is a glowing, iridescent work inspired by an Easter folk legend from the West of Scotland.

At the centre of the programme is Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, its muscular, structural elegance wound around a boisterous scherzo.