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: Proms on Four

Mark Elder conducts the Halle orchestra in a live performance of the overture to Berlioz's opera Benvenuto Cellini, followed by the composer's cantata La mort de Cleopatre featuring mezzo Susan Graham. The second half of the programme features a performance of Mendelssohn's Symphony No 2 in B flat (Lobgesang). Petroc Trewlawny and Miranda Krestovnikoff present.
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Conductor: Mark Elder
Musicians: The Halle Orchestra
Mezzo: Susan Graham
Presenter: Petroc Trewlawny
Presenter: Miranda Krestovnikoff

: Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me

A look at the composer's attempts to reconcile his Christian and Jewish roots, presented by Sheila Hayman - a descendant of Mendelssohn's sister Fanny - with help from cellist Steven Isserlis , who shows how Mendelssohn's struggle between his two faiths can be heard in his music. Featuring German conductor Kurt Masur, who was forbidden to listen to Mendelssohn, and Hayman's cousin Cecile, an adolescent in the Third Reich, who describes how it felt to be a "mischling" - belonging with neither Jews nor Aryans - in a world where being a Mendelssohn had become shameful and dangerous.


Presenter: Sheila Hayman
Cellist: Steven Isserlis
Subject: Kurt Masur

: Wallander: 5/13: The Overdose

When an abandoned baby is discovered in a car, Wallander oversees an operation to find the missing father, while dealing with a personal health scare. It soon becomes apparent the case is linked to a girl who has taken an overdose at a school where Linda is educating pupils on the dangers of drug use.
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: Later.... with Jools Holland


Presenter: Jools Holland

: Proms on Four

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