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In 1956, Elvis tops the charts, and Duke Ellington recaptures the nation at the Newport Jazz Festival. New artists emerge, pushing jazz in new directions. Trumpeter Miles Davis and saxophonist Sonny Rollins release the seminal album Kind of Blue in 1959.

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Musician:
Duke Ellington
Subject:
Miles Davis
Subject:
Sonny Rollins

A musical retrospective featuring Sally Beamish's first Proms commission, Knotgrass Elegy, Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto (played by Canadian violinist James Ehnes); and Stravinsky's Firebird suite. Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Contributors

Composer:
Sally Beamish
Violinist:
James Ehnes
Conductor:
Andrew Davis
Musicians:
BBC Symphony Orchestra

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