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Symphony

Episode 3: New Nations and New Worlds

Duration: 1 hour

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

Simon Russell Beale discovers how nationalist voices such as Tchaikovsky and Dvorak brought the symphony to wider audiences in the late 19th century. Show more

Symphony

Episode 4: Revolution and Rebirth

Duration: 1 hour

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

Simon Russell Beale investigates the symphonic world of the Soviet Union composer Shostakovich, and how Ives and Copland were creating a new American sound. Show more

Front Row

Ricky Gervais, The Secret, Mark Elder, The return of the repertory company

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Ricky Gervais on his new film Special Correspondents, Sir Mark Elder on the Halle Orchestra's Dvorak Festival, a review of ITV's The Secret, and the return of rep theatre company. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Ricky Gervais
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny McCartney
Interviewed Guest:
Lyn Gardner
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Elder

BBC Proms

2012

An Evening with Ivor Novello

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

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

A tribute to the music of Ivor Novello. Narrated by Simon Callow on stage, with Sir Mark Elder conducting the Halle, and soloists Toby Spence and Sophie Bevan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Katie Derham
Conductor:
Mark Elder
Orchestra:
Halle
Narrator:
Simon Callow
Performer:
Toby Spence

Music Matters

Folk Connections; Chabrier

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Tom Service. Including a portrait of Emmanuel Chabrier and, for Radio 3's Folk Connections weekend, a discussion about appropriating folk tunes in classical music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Hewitt
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Elder
Interviewed Guest:
Francois le Roux
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Howat
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Sandra Kerr
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Bohlman
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Moore
Producer:
Janet Tuppen

Music Matters

Mark Elder

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Mark Elder talks to Petroc Trelawny about his career as a conductor, from his time at English National Opera, plus his early mentors and his ongoing relationship with the Halle. Show more

BBC Proms

2012

First Night of the Proms

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

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

The 118th BBC Proms season gets under way with a programme of English music, including Elgar, Delius, Tippett and Mark-Anthony Turnage, and four conductors in action. Show more

Taking Note

Verdi's Requiem

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Conductor Mark Elder, choral director Simon Halsey and Verdi expert Roger Parker discuss Verdi's iconic Requiem. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Elder
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Halsey
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Parker

Start the Week

The Building Blocks of Life and Intelligence

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy talks to the developmental biologist Alison Woollard, surgeon Roger Kneebone, psychologist Kathryn Asbury and conductor Sir Mark Elder. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Woollard
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Kneebone
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Elder
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Symphony

Episode 1: Genesis and Genius

Duration: 1 hour

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

Simon Russell Beale's series looking at the history of the symphony begins with Haydn's arrival in England in 1791 and continues with Mozart and Beethoven. Show more

Symphony

Episode 2: Beethoven and Beyond

Duration: 1 hour

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

Simon Russell Beale looks at Beethoven's revolutionary later symphonies and the works of Franz Schubert, Hector Berlioz and the flamboyant Franz Liszt. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Profile exploring the many paradoxes in the life and music of the controversial, enigmatic Herbert von Karajan, the most successful conductor in the history of classical music. Show more

Contributors

Director:
John Bridcut
Executive Producer:
Philip Armstrong-Dampier
Editor:
Riaz Meer
Production Company:
1212 Productions
Participant:
Placido Domingo
Participant:
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Participant:
Jessye Norman
Participant:
James Galway
Participant:
Mark Elder
Participant:
Neville Marriner
Participant:
Ernst Wild
Participant:
Kathleen Sturdy
Participant:
Michael Hampe
Participant:
Sir Simon Rattle
Participant:
Lore Salzburger
Participant:
Peter Alward
Participant:
Andreas Blau
Participant:
Gunther Breest
Participant:
Clemens Hellsberg
Participant:
Gillian Eastwood
Participant:
Humphrey Burton
Participant:
Pierrette Galeone
Participant:
Peter Carter
Participant:
David Bell
Participant:
Klaus Stoll

BBC Proms

2010

Paul Lewis Plays Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto

Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Paul Lewis continues his cycle of Beethoven piano concertos with the Hallé and their music director Sir Mark Elder. Includes Strauss's popular tone poem Ein Heldenleben. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Zebedee Soanes
Conductor:
Mark Elder
Producer:
Dominic Best
Director:
David Stevens

BBC Proms

2008

Hallé: 150th Anniversary

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Highlights from the Prom event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Halle orchestra, with performances of Bruch's Violin Concerto and Til Eulenspiegel. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Producer:
Dominic Best
Participant:
Mark Elder
Participant:
Janine Jansen
Participant:
Halle

BBC Proms

2014

Friday Night at the Proms: Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Beethoven's Eroica Symphony is preceded by Berlioz's overture Le corsaire and Elgar's Sea Pictures, an orchestral song-cycle exploring the fascination and fear inspired by the sea. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Producer:
Peter Jones
Director:
John Kirby
Orchestra:
Halle
Conductor:
Mark Elder

BBC Proms

2016

Mark Elder Conducts the Halle

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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

The Halle perform works including Berlioz's overture King Lear, the London premiere of Colin Matthews's Berceuse for Dresden, and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Hannah French
Producer:
Joe McCulloch
Director:
John Kirby
Conductor:
Mark Elder
Orchestra:
Halle

BBC Proms

2015

BBC Proms Sunday Symphony: Pastoral Symphonies

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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

Sir Mark Elder introduces Australian composer Brett Dean's Pastoral Symphony. The Aurora Orchestra also perform Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and Anna Meredith's Smatter Hauler. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Elder
Presenter:
Katie Derham
Producer:
Peter Jones
Director:
Kerry Clark
Conductor:
Nicholas Collon

BBC Proms

2015

BBC Proms Sunday Symphony: Mahler's Ninth

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Sir Mark Elder conducts the National Youth Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony and provides an in-depth, movement-by-movement guide to the symphony. Show more

BBC Proms

2015

BBC Proms Sunday Symphony: Prokofiev's Fifth

Duration: 1 hour

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

Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Sergei Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony. Sir Mark Elder provides a movement-by-movement guide to the symphony. Show more