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BBC Proms 1994


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The "first 100 years" theme continues with this re-creation of a Wagner night, a regular feature of the Proms' early years. It's given by the BBC National
Orchestra of Wales under their principal conductor Tadaaki Otaka.

Highlights of the concert given last night open with the stirring Tannhauser overture, the most performed work in the history of the Proms, and the Venusberg Music from the same opera. One of Wagner's Wesendonck Songs follows, in which the soloist is Anne Evans, and the concert reaches its climax with two excerpts from Gotterdammerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music and Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene.

"Singing at the Proms is always a wonderful occasion," says the Welsh soprano, "but bringing back the Wagner night is particularly exciting- a great and much loved tradition. After singing Brunnhilde for four years at Bayreuth it will be fun to bring her to London as a prelude to next year's Ring at Covent
Garden. It's simply the most marvellous scene to sing - like taking off and sitting on a cloud." Introduced by James Naughtie.
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Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka.
Unknown: Venusberg Music
Unknown: Anne Evans
Presenter: James Naughtie
Director: Bob Coles
Series Editor: Peter Maniura

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