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Charles Hazlewood introduces tonight's Prom, live from the Royal Albert Hall in London. In keeping with the theme of this year's season, this concert has a predominantly Spanish flavour. The Orquestra de Barcelona make their debut appearance at the Proms with music by Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge and Gerhard, with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore. Before the interval, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto features virtuoso Russian soloist Viktoria Mullova.
Lawrence Foster is in charge of the baton.

(Also broadcast on Radio 3 and BBCi)

Contributors

Presenter:
Charles Hazlewood
Musicians:
Orquestra de Barcelona
Mezzo-Soprano:
Jennifer Larmore
Violinist:
Viktoria Mullova
Conductor:
Lawrence Foster

Based on the writings of Booker Prize winner JM Coetzee, this powerful dramatisation is directed by Alexander Harvey. It follows Elizabeth Costello, to whom the idea of human cruelty to animals is so abhorrent that she can no longer look another person in the eye. Her compassion leads her to believe that humans - and especially meat-eaters - are conspiring in a crime on an appalling scale. Starring Eileen Atkins, Paul Rhys and Lia Williams.

Contributors

Directed By:
Alexander Harvey.
Unknown:
Elizabeth Costello
Unknown:
Eileen Atkins
Unknown:
Paul Rhys
Unknown:
Lia Williams.

**** Neorealist satire directed by Luis Garcia Berlanga, and starring Lolita Sevilla and Manolo Moran. After hearing that North American people are visiting their Spanish village, the citizens of Villar del Rio prepare to welcome them. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Contributors

Directed By:
Luis Garcia Berlanga
Unknown:
Lolita Sevilla
Unknown:
Villar Del Rio

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