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Prom 41: Sherlock Holmes - A Musical Mind

Sunday 16 August 2015 - 3:30 PM

Christine Rice © Rob Moore

Approximate end time: 5:30pm

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Music reflecting the personal tastes of Sherlock Holmes and drawn from TV and film scores associated with him – including works by Orlande de Lassus, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Miklós Rózsa and Patrick Gowers.

Mark Gatiss actor
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Jack Liebeck violin
Matthew Sweet presenter

Stile Antico
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth

There will be one interval

The Proms salutes a crime-fighting violin virtuoso who wrote a pioneering study of Dutch sacred music, tussled with a contralto from the Warsaw Opera and used Offenbach to outwit a pair of jewel thieves.

This Proms matinee celebrates music that conjures up the world of Sherlock Holmes: works by Paganini, Lassus and Wagner which Conan Doyle tells us Holmes loved, and the film and TV scores written for him – from Miklós Rózsa's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes to David Arnold's music from the BBC's Sherlock series starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Special guests include Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss, as well as mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, who explores the repertoire of Holmes's nemesis, the opera singer Irene Adler.

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