Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra live in performances of his own Horn Concerto, with soloist Martin Owen, and a Proms debut for Helen Grime's Virga, which depicts the electric atmosphere immediately before a storm. The programme also features the second part of Respighi's Roman trilogy, Fountains of Rome, along with Stravinksy's Jeu de Cartes and Balakirev's Casella. Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Suzy Klein.
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Archive footage of blues performances from the past 50 years. Featuring famous songs by Son House, The Kinks, BB King, John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton, plus lesser-known tracks by Freddie King, Delaney and Bonnie, and Long John Baldry.
Charting the British love of the musical genre over a 20-year period from the 1950s. Contributors including Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Mick Fleetwood and Paul Jones comment on the inspiration provided by American artists such as Muddy Waters, and how young white audiences came to love the music.
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