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Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A dazzling music tribute to the Man with the Golden Flute, Sir James Galway. Features archive performances across 40 years of television including The Chieftains, Cleo Laine and Sir James himself. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sir Antonio Pappano, the Royal Opera House's music director, tells the story of the epic composition which changed opera and the theatre for ever - Wagner's Ring of the Nibelungen. Show more

BBC Proms

2019

Schumann, Schoenberg and Mozart

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Suzy Klein introduces the BBC Philharmonic and Omer Meir Wellber in a performance of works by Ben-Haim, Schumann, Schoenberg and, with Yeol Eum Son, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat, K450. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Musician:
Yeol Eum Son
Producer:
Cat Dixon

BBC Proms

2019

Rachmaninov and Shostakovich

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by John Storgårds, performs Rachmaninov's The Isle of the Dead, Shostakovich’s Symphony No 11 and the world premiere of Outi Tarkiainen’s Midnight Sun Variations. Show more

Sacred Music

Series 1

Episode 2: Palestrina and the Popes

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Simon Russell Beale explores Western sacred music. He uncovers links between the papal intrigues of Renaissance Rome and the work of composer Palestrina. Show more

BBC Proms

2017

Ades Conducts Stravinsky

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain under Thomas Ades perform Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, the London premiere of Mural by Francisco Coll and Ades's own work Polaris. Show more

BBC Proms

2017

Haitink's Mozart

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, as Isabelle Faust plays Mozart's Third Violin Concerto, paired with his Prague Symphony. Plus, Schumann's Second Symphony. Show more

BBC Proms

2012

Bernstein's Mass

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

First transmitted in 2012. A musical ensemble from across Wales including orchestras, choirs and choruses perform Leonard Bernstein's Mass. Show more

BBC Proms

2012

Haitink Conducts the Vienna Philharmonic

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

At the Royal Albert Hall the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of Bernard Haitink, perform Haydn's 104th and final symphony, followed by Richard Strauss's Alpine Symphony. Show more

BBC Proms

2013

Proms on Four: 20th Century Classics - New Music at the Proms

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

New sounds from the Proms including the premieres of John McCabe's Joybox and Mark-Anthony Turnage's Frieze, plus Murray Gold's new composition to mark Doctor Who's 50th birthday. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Executive Producer:
Helen Mansfield
Producer:
Serena Cross

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa explores the physical and artistic demands of being an international soprano, and explains the qualities that separate the great from the merely good. Show more

BBC Proms

2018

National Youth Orchestra

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain led by conductor George Benjamin performs Mussorgsky's A Night on the Bare Mountain and Debussy's La Mer. Show more

BBC Proms

2018

English Elegy

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Petroc Trelawny presents a Prom featuring Hubert Parry's Symphony No 5, Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending and Pastoral Symphony, and Gustav Holst's Ode to Death. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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Simon Russell Beale tells the story behind Allegri's Miserere, one of the most popular pieces of sacred music ever written. Features a full performance by the Sixteen. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Tom Service presents a tribute to British composer Sir John Tavener, whose music reflects the life of a man who saw music as a form of prayer. Show more

BBC Proms

2018

Rattle Conducts Ravel

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The LSO led by Sir Simon Rattle perform works by Maurice Ravel, including the one-act opera The Child and the Spells, the ballet score Mother Goose and the song cycle Sheherazade. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary providing unique insights into the working life of one of the world's most acclaimed musicians, celebrated conductor Sir Simon Rattle. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Sir Simon Rattle
Interviewed Guest:
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Sellars
Interviewed Guest:
Thomas Ades
Interviewed Guest:
Roderick Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Padmore
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Kenyon
Orchestra:
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Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper
Executive Producer:
Helen Mansfield

Simon Rattle: London 2015

Episode 1: Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

From London's Barbican, Kirsty Wark introduces Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic as they perform Sibelius's 5th, 6th and 7th symphonies, to conclude the complete cycle. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Simon Russell Beale visits Italy, Britain, Germany and Austria to see how the sound of Christmas has evolved in response to changing ideas about the Nativity. Show more