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Masterworks: Six Pieces of Britain

Episode 3: William Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Michael Berkeley puts William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast in the context of his life, from Oldham upbringing to the Italian island of Ischia. Show more

Sacred Music

Series 2

Episode 3: Gorecki and Part

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Simon Russell Beale visits Poland and Estonia to discover why the music of the spiritual composers Gorecki and Part strikes such a chord in today's hectic world. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Highlights from the prestigious competition in Leeds, presented by Petroc Trelawny. Five finalists from around the world go head to head. 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

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

BBC Proms

2011

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A performance of Beethoven's late masterpiece, the Missa Solemnis, as Sir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and a stellar line-up of soloists. Show more

BBC Proms

2014

Friday Night at the Proms: Ravel's Left Hand Piano Concerto

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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

French pianist Alexandre Tharaud performs Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Conductor Juanjo Mena also leads the BBC Philharmonic in Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Show more

BBC Proms

2016

Ravel and Rachmaninov

Duration: 2 hours

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

Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in three popular classics - Ravel's Bolero, Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier and Rachmaninov's third piano concerto. Show more

BBC Proms

2016

Mozart Requiem

Duration: 2 hours

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

Three works by Mozart, all written during the final months of his life - the concert aria Per questa bella mano, the Clarinet Concerto in A major, and the Requiem. Show more

BBC Proms

2009

Prom 73: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Charles Hazlewood presents as the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra bring Haydn's Symphony No 98 in B-flat and Schubert's 'Great' Symphony No 9 in C to the Proms. Show more

Contributors

BBC Proms

2013

Britten at the Proms

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Janine Jansen performs Britten's Violin Concerto, plus Arvo Part's Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, Berlioz's overture Le Corsaire and Saint-Saens's Organ Symphony. 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: Orchestras of the World - Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

From the Royal Albert Hall, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky's fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet, Wagner's Wesendonck Leider and Prokofiev's 5th Symphony. Show more

BBC Proms

2017

Classical Music of India and Pakistan

Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes

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

Prom representing the three great traditions - the Hindustani music of north India, the Carnatic music of the south, and devotional Sufi qawwali from Pakistan. Show more

BBC Proms

2021

John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists

Duration: 2 hours

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

Available for 17 days

Marking his sixtieth Prom, Sir John Eliot Gardiner directs the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists in a celebration of the early works of Handel and Bach. Show more

BBC Proms

2013

Proms on Four: 20th Century Classics - BBC Symphony Orchestra

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Composer Thomas Adès conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme which features his own new work Totentanz, Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem and Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto. Show more

BBC Proms

2018

Elgar Cello Concerto

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Tom Service presents a performance of Elgar's much-loved Cello Concerto, composed in the wake of the First World War, with French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras as soloist. Show more

BBC Proms

2009

Prom 53: Composers of the Year

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

A prom celebrating the four major composers whose anniversaries are being marked throughout the year: Purcell, Handel, Haydn and Mendelssohn. Show more