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BBC Proms

2018

Pioneers of Sound

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

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

First transmitted in 2018. British composer Anna Meredith presents this special tribute to the pioneers of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, including Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram Show more

BBC Proms

2015

BBC Proms Sunday Symphony: James MacMillan Premiere

Duration: 1 hour

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

A new work from Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan, whose Fourth Symphony was written for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and dedicated to their conductor Donald Runnicles. Show more

BBC Proms

2018

Marin Alsop Conducts Bernstein

Duration: 2 hours

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

Conductor Marin Alsop returns to the Royal Albert Hall with a pair of masterpieces by her mentor Leonard Bernstein in the American cultural giant's centenary year. Show more

BBC Proms

2019

Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique

Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

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

Mathew Baynton, Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra present Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique from memory, in a specially devised production incorporating theatre, lighting and choreography. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Presenter:
Jess Gillam
Conductor:
Nicholas Collon
Director:
John Williams
Producer:
Cat Dixon

BBC Proms

2015

Concerto at the BBC Proms: Mark Simpson Plays Nielsen

Duration: 1 hour

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

Former BBC Young Musician winner Mark Simpson is the soloist in the Clarinet Concerto by Carl Nielsen, followed by the world premiere of Hugh Wood's Epithalamion. Show more

BBC Proms

2012

Gilbert and Sullivan

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Under the baton of the inimitable Jane Glover, the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers perform Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, The Yeomen of the Guard. Show more

BBC Proms

2019

Public Service Broadcasting

Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes

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

Cult band Public Service Broadcasting join the Multi-Story Orchestra and London Contemporary Voices to perform a specially commissioned new arrangement of their 2015 album The Race for Space. Show more

BBC Proms

2019

Sheku Plays Elgar

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

BBC 2016 Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs Elgar's passionate Cello Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and their music director Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla. Show more

BBC Proms

2020

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO with a programme of unmissable music featuring star pianist Mitsuko Uchida playing Beethoven, works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams, and a new composition by Thomas Adès. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Available for 3 months

Petroc Trelawny presents highlights of performances by five outstanding young pianists from the finals of one of the world’s most coveted music prizes, the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

British rapper Rodney P tells the extraordinary story of how Grime rose from the council estates of East London to become the most important British musical movement since punk. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Jaimie D'Cruz
Director:
John Williams
Camera Operator:
Nicky Lessware
Assistant Producer:
Nicky Lessware
Colourist:
Mark Slobodian
On-line editing:
Tristan Lancey
Sound Mixer:
Joe Cochrane
Production Coordinator:
Emma Garvie
Production Company:
Acme Films

Rock 'n' Roll America

Episode 3: Be My Baby

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

In the years bookended by Buddy Holly's death in 1959 and The Beatles landing at JFK in 1964, rock 'n' roll calmed down, went uptown and got spun into teen pop. Show more

50s Britannia

Episode 2: Trad Jazz Britannia

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary looking at Britain's postwar infatuation with old New Orleans jazz, featuring Acker Bilk, Chris Barber and interviews with Humphrey Lyttelton and George Melly. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

'Whispering' Bob Harris journeys to America's country music capital to reveal why Nashville became Music City USA, with exclusive performances and interviews with major artists. Show more

Later... with Jools Holland

The A-Z of Later... with Jools Holland: From Adele to ZZ Top

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A journey through the show's history, stories and stars from its 25 years. Contributors include Ed Sheeran, Norah Jones, Dizzee Rascal, Chrissie Hynde, Rag'n'Bone Man and more. Show more

BBC Proms

2021

First Night of the Proms: Part 2

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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

Available for 30 days

Katie Derham presents the first Prom of the 2021 season, featuring conductor Dalia Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Sibelius’s Second Symphony. Show more

BBC Proms

2021

First Night of the Proms: Part 1

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 30 days

Dalia Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra kick off a six-week season with Vaughan Williams’s ravishing Serenade to Music and Poulenc’s dazzling Organ Concerto. Show more

BBC Proms

2021

Moses Sumney Meets Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

Available for 2 months

Genre-defying Ghanaian-American musician Moses Sumney makes his Proms debut with conductor Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Show more

BBC Proms

2014

BBC Proms Masterworks: Maxwell Davies and Birtwistle

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

An 80th birthday celebration of two of Britain's greatest living composers, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Sir Harrison Birtwistle, who changed the landscape of British music. Show more