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Last Night of the Proms


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Live in stereo from the Royal Albert Hall , television and radio join to relay the entire concert, with its unique blend of musical integrity and end-of-season festivity. The
Italian emphasis that has marked the 1986 season continues in both halves of tonight's programme with the BBC Symphony Chorus director GARETH MORRELL BBC Symphony Orchestra leader RODNEY FRIEND conducted by Raymond Leppard
Introduced by Richard Baker Parti
The Italian theme is acknowledged in two rarely-heard works by the youthful Puccini.
Preludio sinfonico, a rapt homage to Wagner, was written when Puccini was an 18-year-old student.
Messa di gloria was Puccini's graduation exercise four years later; already his masterly touch foreshadows the great operas. With soloists
David Rendall (tenor) David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Matthew Best (bass)
(Part 2 is on BBC1 at 8.55pm)
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound andposition their speakers on either side of the screen, butafew feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Unknown: Albert Hall
Director: Gareth Morrell
Leader: Rodney Friend
Conducted By: Raymond Leppard
Introduced By: Richard Baker
Tenor: David Rendall
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Bass: Matthew Best

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