BBC Proms 2013 schedule in full

 

Here are the listings of the BBC Proms season 2013 in full:

Proms Plus In Tune

Fri 12 July 2013, 4.30pm, Royal College of Music

Suzy Klein presents a live Proms edition of BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, featuring artists from the season.

Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

Fri 12 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Julian Anderson - Harmony (c4 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' (17 mins)

Sergey Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (23 mins)

Witold Lutosławski - Variations on a Theme by Paganini (8 mins)

Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony (66 mins)

Proms Plus Storytime

Sat 13 July 2013, 11.30am, Royal College of Music

Hannah Conway presents stories and music based on Oliver Jeffers’s Lost and Found.

Proms Plus Intro

Sat 13 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Doctor Who enthusiast Matthew Sweet looks back over 50 years of the BBC series.

Prom 2: Doctor Who Prom

Sat 13 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Murray Gold - Music from the Doctor Who series (120 mins)

Prom 3: Doctor Who Prom

Sun 14 July 2013, 10.30am, Royal Albert Hall

Murray Gold - Music from the Doctor Who series (120 mins)

Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

Sun 14 July 2013, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

Join the Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus in creating its own Doctor Who soundtrack. 

Proms Plus Intro

Sun 14 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

A discussion on the history of French ballet from Lully to Stravinsky and an examination of The Rite of Spring, 100 years after its premiere, with Jane Pritchard, Dance Historian at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Prom 4: Les Siècles – The Rite of Spring

Sun 14 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Jean-Baptiste Lully - Le bourgeois gentilhomme (11 mins)

Jean-Philippe Rameau - Les Indes galantes (16 mins)

Léo Délibes - Coppélia (15 mins)

Jules Massenet - Le Cid (13 mins)

Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring (35 mins)

Proms Chamber Music 1: Ravel, Mozart & Lutosławski

Mon 15 July 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Maurice Ravel - Violin Sonata (17 mins)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Sonata in G major, K379 (20 mins)

Witold Lutosławski - Partita (15 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Mon 15 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Conductor Kenneth Woods introduces a selection of readings about Gustav Mahler, including the composer’s letters, reviews and biographies. Rana Mitter presents.

Prom 5: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Mon 15 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Helmut Lachenmann - Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied (c36 mins)

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (73 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Tue 16 July 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

Louise Fryer speaks to David Matthews about his new commission and Daniel Grimley gives an introduction to Nielsen and his ‘Inextinguishable’ Symphony No. 4.

Prom 6: David Matthews, Rachmaninov & Nielsen

Tue 16 July 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

David Matthews - A Vision of the Sea (c20 mins)

Sergey Rachmaninov - Concerto for Piano No. 2 in C minor, Op 18 (35 mins)

Carl Nielsen - Symphony No. 4, 'Inextinguishable' (36 mins)

Prom 7: Gospel Prom

Tue 16 July 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

The London Adventist Chorale, London Community Gospel Choir, People’s Christian Fellowship Choir, Muyiwa & Riversongz and Pastor David Daniel raise the roof of the Royal Albert Hall in a late-night celebration of gospel music’s powerful songs of praise and passion.

Proms Plus Literary

Wed 17 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Writer Eva Hoffman talks to Rana Mitter about the proliferation of contemporary literature and visual arts created by Polish artists.

Prom 8: Britten, Lutosławski & Thomas Adès

Wed 17 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Benjamin Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem (20 mins)

Witold Lutosławski - Cello Concerto (24 mins)

Thomas Adès - Totentanz (c45 mins)

Proms Plus Family

Thu 18 July 2013, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

Join Rachel Leach on an epic climb up an Alpine mountain, from twilight to nightfall with every tiny detail described along the way. 

Prom 9: Stenhammar, Szymanowski & R. Strauss

Thu 18 July 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Wilhelm Stenhammar - Excelsior! (13 mins)

Karol Szymanowski - Symphony No. 3, 'The Song of the Night' (25 mins)

Richard Strauss - An Alpine Symphony (50 mins)

Proms Plus Late

Thu 18 July 2013, 9.20pm, Royal Albert Hall

Proms Plus Intro

Fri 19 July 2013, 4.45pm, Royal College of Music

Louise Fryer is joined by composer and musicologist William Mival to discuss Rachmaninov and his Symphony No. 2.

Prom 10: Mozart, Schumann & Rachmaninov

Fri 19 July 2013, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385, 'Haffner' (20 mins)

Robert Schumann - Concerto for Piano in A minor (30 mins)

Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2 in E minor (60 mins)

Prom 11: Stockhausen

Fri 19 July 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gesang der Jünglinge (14 mins)

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Mittwoch aus 'Licht' – Welt-Parlament (40 mins)

Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

Sat 20 July 2013, 11.00am, Royal College of Music

Join the Proms Family Orchestra and Chorus.

Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Handel in Rome

Sat 20 July 2013, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 1 (12 mins)

George Frideric Handel - Cantata 'Pensieri notturni di Filli' (7 mins)

Giovanni Valentini - Concerto grosso in A major for four violins, Op. 7 No. 1 (20 mins)

George Frideric Handel - Cantata 'Tra le fiamme' (17 mins)

Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6 No. 12 (11 mins)

Proms Plus Sing

Sat 20 July 2013, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

Experience some of the vocal writing of Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces with Mary King.

Prom 12: Viva Verdi!

Sat 20 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Giuseppe Verdi - String Quartet (version for orchestra) (arr. C.Hermann) (23 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - Ave Maria (1880) (5 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - Requiem – Libera me (original version) (12 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - Four Sacred Pieces (40 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Sun 21 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Sean Shepherd talks about his new commission and working with the NYO-USA. Gerard McBurney introduces Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.

Prom 13: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

Sun 21 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Sean Shepherd - Magiya (10 mins)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto (33 mins)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93 (45 mins)

Proms Chamber Music 2: 'Praise to Thee, O Lord!'

Mon 22 July 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Anonymous - Chwała tobie, Gospodzinie (3 mins)

Anonymous - Cracovia civitas (5 mins)

Johannes Wanning - Dixit angelus ad Petrum (5 mins)

Johannes Wanning - Et valde mane (5 mins)

Mikołaj Zieleński - Mihi autem nimis (4 mins)

Johann Christoph Demantius - Neue lieblich Intraden und frölichen Polnischen Täntzen (10 mins)

Luca Marenzio - Lamentabatur Jacob (4 mins)

Luca Marenzio - Solo e pensos i più dersti campi (5 mins)

Krzysztof Klabon - Tryumfuj, wierny poddany (4 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Mon 22 July 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

Proms Plus Intro

Tue 23 July 2013, 3.15pm, Royal College of Music

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Elaine Padmore for an introduction to Die Walküre.

Proms Plus Literary

Wed 24 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

What makes Falstaff so irresistible to writers and composers? Timothy West talks about his experiences of playing one of Shakespeare's greatest characters.

Prom 16: Elgar, Bantock, Walton & Tchaikovsky

Wed 24 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Edward Elgar - Falstaff, Op 68 (33 mins)

Granville Bantock - Sapphic Poem (15 mins)

William Walton - Henry V (5 mins)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F minor (42 mins)

Proms Plus Family

Thu 25 July 2013, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

Step into the heat of Spain as Rachel Leach re-tells the story of Falla's most popular ballet, featuring a beautiful lady, an angry husband and a man with a three-cornered hat!

Prom 17: The Apotheosis of the Dance

Thu 25 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

John McCabe - Joybox (c7 mins)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op 92 (40 mins)

Manuel de Falla - The Three-Cornered Hat (35 mins)

Maurice Ravel - Boléro (15 mins)

Proms Plus Late

Thu 25 July 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Proms Plus Intro

Fri 26 July 2013, 3.15pm, Royal College of Music

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Mark Berry (Royal Holloway, University of London) for an introduction to tonight's opera, Siegfried.

Proms Plus Literary

Sat 27 July 2013, 3.15pm, Royal College of Music

Wagner's sets are notoriously challenging: giant dragons, underwater singing, storms, horses and destruction by raging fires. Desinger Peter Mumford talks to Anne McElvoy about staging solutions in the 21st century.

Proms Plus Intro

Sun 28 July 2013, 2.45pm, Royal College of Music

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Sarah Lenton for an introduction to Götterdämmerung.

Prom 20: Wagner – Götterdämmerung

Sun 28 July 2013, 4.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Richard Wagner - Götterdämmerung (259 mins)

Proms Chamber Music 3: Britten Up-Close

Mon 29 July 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Benjamin Britten - Canticle I 'My beloved is mine' (8 mins)

Benjamin Britten - A Charm of Lullabies (13 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Night Piece (Notturno) (5 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Songs from the Chinese (10 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Canticle II 'Abraham and Isaac' (16 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Master Kilby (2 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Mon 29 July 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

John le Carré, one of the greatest spy novelists, celebrates 50 years since the publication of his groundbreaking Cold War espionage novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, with Anne McElvoy.

Prom 21: Colin Matthews, Prokofiev & Shostakovich

Mon 29 July 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Colin Matthews - Turning Point (18 mins)

Sergey Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor (27 mins)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 11, 'The Year 1905' (55 mins)

Prom 22: Naturally 7

Mon 29 July 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Fresh from their residency at the O2, the inimitable vocalists of Naturally 7 build on the gospel legacy in a Late Night Prom of a cappella soul with a hip hop tang. Drums, harmonica, brass, turntable ‘scratching’ and electric guitars are all in the mix – recreated with nothing more than the human voice.

Proms Plus Intro

Tue 30 July 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

James Jolly explores Mozart's life in Vienna and the city's influences on the music in tonight's programme.

Prom 23: Mozart, Schumann & Sibelius

Tue 30 July 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Masonic Funeral Music, K477 (6 mins)

Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2 in C major (38 mins)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503 (33 mins)

Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op 105 (23 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Wed 31 July 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

Writers Simon Heffer and Andrew O'Hagan celebrate the halcyon days of light music at the BBC with Matthew Sweet.

Prom 24: British Light Music

Wed 31 July 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Granville Bantock - Pierrot of the Minute (12 mins)

Edward Elgar - Nursery Suite (22 mins)

Malcolm Arnold - Concerto for two pianos (three hands) (13 mins)

William Walton - Crown Imperial (7 mins)

Eric Coates - The Three Elizabeths (20 mins)

Malcolm Arnold - English Dances, Set I, Op. 27 (13 mins)

Gordon Langford - Medley ‘Say it with Music’ (7 mins)

Prom 25: Zappa – The Adventures of Greggery Peccary

Wed 31 July 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Frank Zappa - The Adventures of Greggery Peccary (25 mins)

Conlon Nancarrow - Study for Player Piano No. 7 (arr. Yvar Mikhashoff) (10 mins)

Philip Glass - Symphony No. 10 (27 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Thu 1 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Rana Mitter introduces an anthology of readings about Michael Tippett, including his letters, autobiography, talks for Radio 3 and reviews.

Prom 26: Henze, Stravinsky & Tippett

Thu 1 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Hans Werner Henze - Barcarola (20 mins)

Igor Stravinsky - Concerto for piano and wind instruments (19 mins)

Igor Stravinsky - Movements (10 mins)

Michael Tippett - Symphony No. 2 (32 mins)

Proms Plus Portrait

Fri 2 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Naresh Sohal, in conversation with Andrew McGregor, discusses his BBC commission and introduces his chamber works.

Prom 27: Naresh Sohal, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky

Fri 2 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Naresh Sohal - The Cosmic Dance (c45 mins)

Sergey Rachmaninov - Concerto for Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op 30 (41 mins)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor (45 mins)

Proms Plus Late

Fri 2 Aug 2013, 10.45pm, Royal Albert Hall

Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Britten, Tippett, Holst & L. Berkeley

Sat 3 Aug 2013, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Benjamin Britten - Prelude and Fugue (10 mins)

Gustav Holst - St Paul's Suite (13 mins)

Lennox Berkeley - Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila (14 mins)

Michael Tippett - Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli (19 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Phaedra (15 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Sat 3 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Robert Crawford and Fiona Stafford discuss how the Romantic movement linked Beethoven with the poetry of Scottish writers such as Burns, James Macpherson and Walter Scott.

Prom 28: J. Strauss II, James MacMillan & Beethoven

Sat 3 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Johann II Strauss - By the Beautiful Blue Danube – waltz (10 mins)

James MacMillan - Violin Concerto (25 mins)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture 'Coriolan' (8 mins)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor (33 mins)

Proms Plus Storytime

Sun 4 Aug 2013, 11.30am, Royal Albert Hall

Hannah Conway presents stories and music based on Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back.

Proms Plus Sing

Sun 4 Aug 2013, 2.00pm, Royal College of Music

Sing extracts from Tannhäuser with Mary King.

Proms Plus Intro

Sun 4 Aug 2013, 4.15pm, Royal College of Music

An introduction to Wagner's Tannhäuser, with James Jolly.

Proms Chamber Music 4: tenThing

Mon 5 Aug 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Edvard Grieg - Holberg Suite (3 mins)

Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces (2 mins)

Edvard Grieg - 19 Norwegian Folk Songs (2 mins)

Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces (4 mins)

Diana Burrell - Blaze (10 mins)

Kurt Weill - The Threepenny Opera – suite (18 mins)

Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion (3 mins)

Bizet - Carmen – Suite No. 2 (6 mins)

Proms Plus Portrait

Mon 5 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Edward Cowie discusses his BBC commission with Andrew McGregor prior to its world premiere and introduces performances of his chamber works.

Prom 30: Borodin, Prokofiev, Edward Cowie & Tchaikovsky

Mon 5 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Alexander Borodin - Prince Igor (24 mins)

Sergey Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor (32 mins)

Edward Cowie - Earth Music I – The Great Barrier Reef (c9 mins)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Little Russian' (35 mins)

Proms Plus Family

Tue 6 Aug 2013, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

Create your own coronation music in the style of two British greats - Rubbra and Walton - with Rachel Leach and professional musicians. 

Prom 31: Walton, Rubbra, Bruch & Korngold

Tue 6 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

William Walton - March 'Orb and Sceptre' (7 mins)

Edmund Rubbra - Ode to the Queen (13 mins)

Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (24 mins)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Symphony in F sharp minor (50 mins)

Proms Plus Inspire

Wed 7 Aug 2013, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

The Aurora Orchestra, under Nicholas Collon, performs the winning entries in this year's BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers' Competition.

Prom 32: Lutosławski & Holst

Wed 7 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Witold Lutosławski - Symphonic Variations (9 mins)

Gustav Holst - Egdon Heath (12 mins)

Witold Lutosławski - Piano Concerto (25 mins)

Gustav Holst - The Planets (50 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Thu 8 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath and the publication of her novel The Bell Jar, Lavinia Greenlaw and Sarah Churchwell look back on the legacy of a remarkable poet.

Prom 33: Beethoven, Berlioz

Thu 8 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto for Piano No. 4 in G major, Op 58 (35 mins)

Hector Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique (50 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Fri 9 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

Norman Lebrecht and Jeremy Barham discuss Mahler's conversion from Judaism to Christianity, spirituality and the social context of the 'Resurrection' Symphony.

Prom 35: Mahler – 'Resurrection' Symphony

Fri 9 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection' (85 mins)

Prom 36: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Bach

Fri 9 Aug 2013, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

J. S. Bach - Easter Oratorio (38 mins)

J. S. Bach - Ascension Oratorio (32 mins)

Proms Plus Sing

Sat 10 Aug 2013, 11.30am, Royal College of Music

Mary King explores Britten's mastery of word-setting in his vocal writing.

Proms Saturday Matinee 3: Camerata Ireland

Sat 10 Aug 2013, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Benjamin Britten - Young Apollo (8 mins)

Lennox Berkeley - Serenade for strings (13 mins)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings (Piano Concerto No. 1) (21 mins)

Priaulx Rainier - Movement for strings (6 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge (27)

Proms Plus Intro

Sat 10 Aug 2013, 6.15pm, Royal College of Music

An introduction to tonight's Urban Classic Prom.

Prom 37: Urban Classic Prom

Sat 10 Aug 2013, 8.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 3, Jules Buckley leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a collision of Fazer, Henze, Laura Mvula, Mosolov and Maverick Sabre, with guest artists from the worlds of urban and contemporary classical music.

Proms Plus Late

Sat 10 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Proms Plus Intro

Sun 11 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Helen Wallace and Amanda Glauert discuss Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and its link with the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Prom 38: Free Prom – Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Sun 11 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Vaughan Williams - Toward the Unknown Region (11 mins)

Mark-Anthony Turnage - Frieze (15 mins)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (70 mins)

Proms Chamber Music 5: Holst & Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Mon 12 Aug 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Gustav Holst - Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (14 mins)

Imogen Holst - Hallo, my fancy, whither wilt thou go? (7 mins)

Sir Harrison Birtwistle - The Moth Requiem (20 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Mon 12 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

Louise Fryer talks to Stephen Johnson and musicologist Kate Kennedy about Vaughan Williams and introduces A London Symphony.

Prom 39: Holst, Nishat Khan & Vaughan Williams

Mon 12 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Gustav Holst - Indra (12 mins)

Nishat Khan - The Gate of the Moon (Sitar Concerto No. 1) (40 mins)

Vaughan Williams - A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2) (45 mins)

Prom 40: 6 Music Prom

Mon 12 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Cerys Matthews, Laura Marling and The Stranglers join London Sinfonietta for an eclectic Late Night Prom including 20th-century classics by John Adams, Berio and Varèse, plus a live remix mash-up by composer Anna Meredith.

Proms Plus Family

Tue 13 Aug 2013, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

Take an imaginary stroll through an art gallery with Rachel Leach and hear 15 pictures brought to life as music. 

Prom 41: Borodin, Glazunov, Gubaidulina & Mussorgsky

Tue 13 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Alexander Borodin - Symphony No. 2 in B minor (28 mins)

Alexander Glazunov - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B major (20 mins)

Sofia Gubaidulina - The Rider on the White Horse (13 mins)

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel) (32 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Wed 14 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

Ian Skelly talks to Marina Frolova-Walker and Rosamund Bartlett about Tchaikovsky and his world, looking at the influences in his life at the time of writing his Third Symphony.

Prom 42: Janáček, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

Wed 14 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Janáček - Sinfonietta (24 mins)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor (36 mins)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 3 in D major, 'Polish' (46 mins)

Prom 43: Tallis Scholars

Wed 14 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

John Tavener - Kyrie 'Leroy' (4 mins)

Carlo Gesualdo - Ave, dulcissima Maria (4 mins)

Carlo Gesualdo - Ave, regina caelorum (4 mins)

Carlo Gesualdo - Maria, mater gratiae (4 mins)

John Tavener - Missa 'Gloria tibi Trinitas' (42 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Thu 15 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Dame Monica Mason, former direcor of the Royal Ballet, who partnered Rudolf Nureyev in Hamlet, celebrates his life and legacy.

Prom 44: Stravinsky, Penderecki, Debussy & Ravel

Thu 15 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Igor Stravinsky - Fireworks (4 mins)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Concerto grosso (37 mins)

Claude Debussy - La mer (24 mins)

Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe – Suite No. 2 (17 mins)

Proms Plus Late

Thu 15 Aug 2013, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Proms Plus Intro

Fri 16 Aug 2013, 4.45pm, Royal College of Music

Louise Fryer talks to Oliver Soden about Tippett's own libretto for The Midsummer Marriage and the influence on the opera of poet T. S. Eliot.

Prom 45: Tippett – The Midsummer Marriage

Fri 16 Aug 2013, 6.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Michael Tippett - The Midsummer Marriage (160 mins)

Proms Plus Sing

Sat 17 Aug 2013, 11.00am, Royal College of Music

Explore the vocal writing in Brahms's A German Requiem with Mary King. Suitable for singers familiar with the work who want to get some vocal tips!

Prom 46: Dvořák, Verdi, Tchaikovsky & Strauss

Sat 17 Aug 2013, 3.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 8 in G major (38 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - Otello ‒ Willow Song; Ave Maria (14 mins)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin, Op 24 (17 mins)

Johann II Strauss - Emperor Waltz (11 mins)

Johann II Strauss - Thunder and Lightening ‒ Polka (3 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Sat 17 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Laura Tunbridge looks at Brahms and the works performed in tonight's concert.

Prom 47: Brahms – A German Requiem

Sat 17 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Johannes Brahms - Tragic Overture (14 mins)

Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor (28 mins)

Johannes Brahms - A German Requiem (68 mins)

Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

Sun 18 Aug 2013, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

Create a piece of music together with your family, inspired by the music in this evening's Prom.

Proms Plus Intro

Sun 18 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Louise Fryer presents an introduction to tonight's programme with a focus on Stravinsky's The Firebird.

Prom 48: Ravel, Matthias Pintscher & Stravinsky

Sun 18 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Maurice Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole (15 mins)

Matthias Pintscher - Chute d'étoiles (20 mins)

Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird (46 mins)

Proms Chamber Music 6: London Conchord Ensemble

Mon 19 Aug 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Francis Poulenc - Sextet (18 mins)

Imogen Holst - Phantasy Quartet (10 mins)

Peter Warlock - The Curlew (23 mins)

F Couperin - Les barricades mistérieuses (arr. T. Adès) (3 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Mon 19 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

Kenneth Hamilton, concert pianist and Professor of Music at Cardiff University, looks at the story of the Romantic piano concerto, and at Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G minor.

Prom 49: Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bach & Beethoven

Mon 19 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Hector Berlioz - Overture 'King Lear' (16 mins)

Felix Mendelssohn - Concerto for Piano No. 1 in G minor, Op 25 (21 mins)

J. S. Bach - The Art of Fugue – Canon and Fugue (orch. G. Benjamin) (8 mins)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica', Op 55 (50 mins)

Prom 50: White, Barry, Rzewski & Feldman

Mon 19 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

John White - Chord-Breaking Machine (10 mins)

Gerald Barry - No other people. (12 mins)

Frederic Rzewski - Piano Concerto (20 mins)

Morton Feldman - Coptic Light (28 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Tue 20 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Benjamin Britten's compositions were inspired by the work of many poets and novelists. Actor Samuel West and writer Alexandra Harris explore the relationship between Britten's words and music.

Prom 51: Tippett, Britten & Sibelius

Tue 20 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Michael Tippett - The Mask of Time ‒ Fanfare No. 5 (5 mins)

Michael Tippett - Concerto for Double String Orchestra (23 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Les illuminations (25 mins)

Jean Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D major (40 mins)

Proms Plus Portrait

Wed 21 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

Param Vir discusses Cave of Luminous Mind with Andrew McGregor prior to its world premiere and introduces performances of his chamber works given by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

Prom 52: Vir, Sibelius, Bantock & Elgar

Wed 21 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Param Vir - Cave of Luminous Mind (20 mins)

Jean Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor (33 mins)

Granville Bantock - Celtic Symphony (20 mins)

Edward Elgar - 'Enigma' Variations (28 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Thu 22 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

James Jolly talks to Fiona McKnight, Archivist of the Serge Prokofiev Archive at Goldsmiths, University of London, about Prokofiev and his Fifth Symphony.

Prom 53: Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Prokofiev

Thu 22 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet' (21 mins)

Richard Wagner - Wesendonck-Lieder (21 mins)

Sergey Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (40 mins)

Prom 54: World Routes Prom

Thu 22 Aug 2013, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

London-Azerbaijani World Routes Academy protégée Fidan Hajiyeva, Azerbaijani mugham mentor Gochaq Askarov, Malian blues musicians Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba and Grammy Award-winning Touareg guitar group Tinariwen appear in the late-night World Routes Prom.

Proms Plus Intro

Fri 23 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Andrew McGregor talks to Nick Reyland about Lutosławski, Panufnik and their place in the history of Polish culture.

Prom 55: Lutosławski, Shostakovich & Panufnik

Fri 23 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Witold Lutosławski - Concerto for Orchestra (30 mins)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major (19 mins)

Andrzej Panufnik - Tragic Overture (9 mins)

Andrzej Panufnik - Lullaby (8 mins)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 6 in B minor (35 mins)

Proms Plus Late

Fri 23 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra

Sat 24 Aug 2013, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Purcell - Chacony (arr. Britten) (7 mins)

Witold Lutosławski - Paroles tissées (15 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Serenade for tenor, horn and strings (25 mins)

Proms Plus Family

Sat 24 Aug 2013, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

Join Rachel Leach and professional musicians to discover the hidden stories within the music of tonight’s Prom. Bring your instrument and join in! 

Prom 56: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Sat 24 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Richard Wagner - Rienzi ‒ overture (12 mins)

Maurice Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major (22 mins)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 in D minor (49 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Sun 25 Aug 2013, 2.45pm, Royal College of Music

Martin Handley presents an introduction to Wagner’s epic and final opera, Parsifal, with Stephen Johnson.

Prom 57: Wagner – Parsifal

Sun 25 Aug 2013, 4.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Richard Wagner - Parsifal (235 mins)

Proms Chamber Music 7: Maconchy & Brahms

Mon 26 Aug 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Maconchy - String Quartet No. 3 (11 mins)

Johannes Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor (40 mins)

Proms Plus Sing

Mon 26 Aug 2013, 2.30pm, Royal College of Music

Join Mary King for a sing through some great tunes from musicals and movies to get you in the toe-tapping mood for this afternoon’s Light Organ Prom! Suitable for all.

Prom 58: Light Organ Prom

Mon 26 Aug 2013, 4.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Eric Coates - March 'Sound and Vision' (4 mins)

Arthur Sullivan - Mikado Memories (arr. R. Hills) (7 mins)

John Ireland - Miniature Suite - Villanella (4 mins)

Billy Mayerl - Four Aces Suite - Ace of Hearts (3 mins)

Edward German - Three Dances from Nell Gywn (12 mins)

Fats Waller - A Handful of Keys (3 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Mon 26 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Film composer Debbie Wiseman and writer David Benedict talk to Matthew Sweet about the ways in which film-makers have created mood with music from the very first days of silent film to the contemporary CGI blockbuster.

Prom 59: Hollywood Rhapsody Prom

Mon 26 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

The John Wilson Orchestra returns to the BBC Proms with a programme of Golden Age film music from Edward Newman’s ‘Street Scene’ (from How to Marry a Millionnaire) to Erich Korngold’s swashbuckling suite from Robin Hood and Franz Waxman’s A Place in the Sun.

Proms Plus Literary

Tue 27 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

Writers Philip Hoare and Kate Mosse talk to Rana Mitter about the themes of good and evil, justice and the law in Melville’s novella Billy Budd.

Proms Plus Portrait

Wed 28 Aug 2013, 5.15pm, Royal College of Music

Charlotte Seither discusses her commisssion with Andrew McGregor and introduces performances of her chamber works given by musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Prom 61: Stravinsky, Brahms & Charlotte Seither

Wed 28 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Igor Stravinsky - Scherzo à la russe (4 mins)

Igor Stravinsky - Ave Maria (2 mins)

Igor Stravinsky - Pater Noster (2 mins)

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major (40 mins)

Charlotte Seither - Language of Leaving (18 mins)

Igor Stravinsky - Petrushka (1947 version) (30 mins)

Prom 62: A Celebration of Charlie Parker

Wed 28 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Django Bates - The Study of Touch (10 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Thu 29 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Stephen Johnson talks about Peter Eötvös’s DoReMi and introduces Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7

Prom 63: Mozart, Peter Eötvös & Bruckner

Thu 29 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Der Schauspieldirektor - Overture (4 mins)

Peter Eötvös - DoReMi (21 mins)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 in E major (70 mins)

Proms Plus Family

Fri 30 Aug 2013, 5.30pm, Royal College of Music

Find out the real meaning of Strauss’s epic Also sprach Zarathustra, along with the stories behind The Witch of Atlas and Pohjola’s Daughter in this introductory talk for families with Rachel Leach.

Prom 64: Bantock, Prokofiev, Sibelius & R. Strauss

Fri 30 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Granville Bantock - The Witch of Atlas (15 mins)

Sergey Prokofiev - Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C major (28 mins)

Jean Sibelius - Pohjola's Daughter (14 mins)

Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra (32 mins)

Proms Plus Late

Fri 30 Aug 2013, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Proms Saturday Matinee 5: Camerata Nordica

Sat 31 Aug 2013, 3.00pm, Cadogan Hall

Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony (17 mins)

Michael Tippett - Little Music for Strings (11 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Elegy for strings (8 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Lachrymae (15 mins)

William Walton - Sonata for Strings (27 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Sat 31 Aug 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Matthew Sweet considers the ways in which film composers have risen to the challenge of capturing the sound of dark matter and distant planets.

Prom 65: Film Music Prom

Sat 31 Aug 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Richard Addinsell - Warsaw Concerto (10 mins)

William Alwyn - The True Glory – March (3 mins)

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett - Lady Caroline Lamb – suite (17 mins)

Leighton Lucas - Ice Cold in Alex – March (3 mins)

William Walton - The Battle of Britain (11 mins)

Proms Plus Family Orchestra & Chorus

Sun 1 Sept 2013, 1.00pm, Royal College of Music

Create, explore and play music inspired by today’s Family Prom with a team of professional musicians. Suitable for all the family.

Prom 66: Family Matinee: The Big Proms Bear Hunt

Sun 1 Sept 2013, 4.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Poet, author and national treasure Michael Rosen spins a story with illustrator Tony Ross, with music by Mussorgsky, Stravinsky and Grieg performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and 160 young singers and orchestral musicians from Liverpool.

Proms Plus Intro

Sun 1 Sept 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Martin Handley talks to Paul Kildea about Britten and his place in 20th-century music.

Prom 67: Arvo Pärt, Britten, Berlioz & Saint-Saëns

Sun 1 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Arvo Pärt - Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten (6 mins)

Benjamin Britten - Violin Concerto (36 mins)

Hector Berlioz - Overture 'Le corsaire' (10 mins)

Camille Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ' (36 mins)

Proms Chamber Music 8: Dowland

Mon 2 Sept 2013, 1.00pm, Cadogan Hall

John Dowland - The King of Denmark's Galliard (2 mins)

John Dowland - Can she excuse my wrongs (The Earl of Essex's Galliard) (4 mins)

John Dowland - Flow, my tears (Lachrimae antiquae) (4 mins)

John Dowland - My thoughts are winged with hopes (Sir John Souch's Galliard) (4 mins)

John Dowland - Farewell Fancy (Chromatic fantasia) (5 mins)

John Dowland - Sorrow, stay, lend true repentent tears (4 mins)

John Dowland - Come again, sweet love doth now invite (3 mins)

John Dowland - Mr John Langton's Pavan (5 mins)

John Dowland - I saw my lady weep (6 mins)

John Dowland - Lachrimae amantis (3 mins)

John Dowland - If my complaints could passions move (Captain Digorie Piper's Galliard) (4 mins)

John Dowland - Lachrimae tristes (5 mins)

John Dowland - In darkness let me dwell (3 mins)

John Dowland - Shall I strive with words to move (Sir Henry Noel's Galliard) (3 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Mon 2 Sept 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate, and poet Paul Farley discuss one of the most influential of the Thirties Poets, Louis MacNeice, who worked with Benjamin Britten during his time as a BBC producer.

Prom 68: Tchaikovsky, Szymanowski & Rachmaninov

Mon 2 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1 in G minor 'Winter Daydreams' (44 mins)

Karol Szymanowski - Violin Concerto No. 1 (24 mins)

Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances (36 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Tue 3 Sept 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

An introduction to Bruckner the man, and his influences and inspirations at the time of writing the ‘Romantic’ Symphony.

Prom 69: Beethoven & Bruckner

Tue 3 Sept 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major (29 mins)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 in E flat major 'Romantic' (70 mins)

Prom 70: Britten & Lloyd

Tue 3 Sept 2013, 10.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Benjamin Britten - A Boy was Born (30 mins)

George Lloyd - Requiem (52 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Wed 4 Sept 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Join Proms Director Roger Wright and Chris Cotton, Chief Executive of the Royal Albert Hall, as they look back over the 2013 season with Petroc Trelawny.

Prom 71: Górecki, Vaughan Williams & Tchaikovsky

Wed 4 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Henryk Górecki - Symphony No. 3, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' (60 mins)

Vaughan Williams - (orch. A. Payne) Four Last Songs (c12 mins)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (48 mins)

Proms Plus Intro

Thu 5 Sept 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Ian Skelly presents a discussion on Verdi and the orchestra, plus an introduction to Tchaikovsky’s Manfred.

Prom 72: Verdi & Tchaikovsky

Thu 5 Sept 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Giuseppe Verdi - La forza del destino (8 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - Attila – 'O dolore! Ed io vivea' (3 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - I vespri siciliani – 'À toi que j'ai chérie' (4 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - La traviata (4 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - Simon Boccanegra (5 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - Aida – Triumphal March (Act 2) (6 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - Luisa Miller – 'O fede negar potessi ... Quando le sere al placido' (6 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto (3 mins)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Manfred (55 mins)

Prom 73: Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis play Schubert

Thu 5 Sept 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata in C minor, D958 (33 mins)

Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata in C major, D812, 'Grand Duo' (39 mins)

Proms Plus Literary

Fri 6 Sept 2013, 5.45pm, Royal College of Music

Poet Don Paterson and poet and Radio 3 presenter Ian McMillan introduce the winning entries in this year’s Proms Poetry competition.

Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic

Fri 6 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

J. S. Bach - Cantata No. 29, 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir', BWV 29 (5 mins)

J. S. Bach - Chorale Prelude 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr', BWV 662 (8 mins)

J. S. Bach - Chorale Prelude 'Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist', BWV 667 (3 mins)

J. S. Bach - Chorale Prelude 'Vor deinem Thron tret' ich hiermit', BWV 668 (5 mins)

J. S. Bach - Prelude and Fugue in A minor 'The Great', BWV 543 (10 mins)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak) (85 mins)

Proms Plus Late

Fri 6 Sept 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Proms Plus Sing

Sat 7 Sept 2013, 5.00pm, Royal College of Music

A fun workshop with Mary King to get you ready for vocal action at the Last Night singalong.

Proms in the Park, Hyde Park

Sat 7 Sept 2013, 5.15pm, Hyde Park, London

Hosted by Sir Terry Wogan join the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park with a host of musical stars including world-famous tenor Joseph Calleja, the BBC Concert Orchestra and a special appearance from Nigel Kennedy.

Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms

Sat 7 Sept 2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall

Anna Clyne - Masquerade (c5 mins)

Richard Wagner - The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – overture (10 mins)

Leonard Bernstein - Chichester Psalms (19 mins)

Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending (12 mins)

Benjamin Britten - The Building of the House (5 mins)

Leonard Bernstein - Candide – 'Make our Garden Grow' (5 mins)

Jules Massenet - Chérubin – 'Je suis gris! je suis ivre!' (2 mins)

George Frideric Handel - Xerxes – 'Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù' (4 mins)

Rossini - La donna del lago – 'Tanti affetti in tal momento!' (4 mins)

Leonard Bernstein - Candide - overture (5 mins)

Giuseppe Verdi - Nabucco – 'Va, pensiero' (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) (4 mins)

Harold Arlen - Over the Rainbow (5 mins)

Vittorio Monti - Csárdás (6 mins)

Traditional - Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) (4 mins)

Richard Rodgers - Carousel – 'You'll never walk alone' (6 mins)

Granville Bantock - Sea Reivers (4 mins)

George Lloyd - HMS Trinidad March (4 mins)

Arne - Rule, Britannia! (7 mins)

Edward Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major ('Land of Hope and Glory') (6 mins)

Hubert Parry - Jerusalem (orch. Elgar) (4 mins)

Traditional - The National Anthem (arr. Britten) (2 mins)

Prom 60: Britten – Billy Budd

Tue 27 Aug 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Benjamin Britten - Billy Budd (160 mins)

Prom 14: Wagner – Das Rheingold

Mon 22 July 2013, 7.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Richard Wagner - Das Rheingold (160 mins)

Prom 15: Wagner – Die Walküre

Tue 23 July 2013, 5.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Richard Wagner - Die Walküre (225 mins)

Prom 34: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

Thu 8 Aug 2013, 10.15pm, Royal Albert Hall

Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (65 mins)

Prom 18: Wagner – Siegfried

Fri 26 July 2013, 5.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Richard Wagner - Siegfried (238 mins)

Prom 29: Wagner – Tannhäuser

Sun 4 Aug 2013, 6.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Richard Wagner - Tannhäuser (183 mins)

Prom 19: Wagner – Tristan and Isolde

Sat 27 July 2013, 5.00pm, Royal Albert Hall

Richard Wagner - Tristan and Isolde (284 mins)

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