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Prom At The Palace - Concert With Te Kanawa, Alagna, Gheorghiu

Roberto Alagna
Release Date: 11/18/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 0856  
Composer:  Sir William WaltonGeorge Frideric HandelGeorges BizetGeorge Gershwin,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaJulian BlissAshley WassMstislav Rostropovich,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard WatererSir Andrew DavisKen Burton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Her Majesty's Royal Marines BandBBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All-time classical favorites from the first ever public concert held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Broadcast live on BBC Television, June 1st 2002.

Opera fans are in for a particular treat with Dame Kiri te Kanawa (singing Bizet and Gershwin), Sir Thomas Allen (Rossini and Sir Edward German), and Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu (Puccini and Verdi) sharing the honours. Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich also makes a rare guest appearance with the cello section of the London Symphony Orchestra playing Villa-Lobos. Artists include: Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Sir Thomas Allen, The London Adventist Chorale, Julian Bliss, Ashley Wass, Roberto Bolle, Zenaida
Read more Yanowsky, Mstislav Rostropovich with cello section LSO, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, featuring music by Walton, Handel, Bizet, Gershwin, Holst, Tchaikovsky, Rossini, German, Arnold, Mendelsohn, Puccini, Verdi, Elgar and Arne.

Reviews
"...some of the world’s finest classical artists gave their all. ...The whole atmosphere even before the concert was great. It doesn’t get better than this." -- The Mail on Sunday

"This is a souvenir d’occasion of the first ever public concert held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace… Bob Coles’s slick direction captures the spirit of the evening… undoubtedly gives us – the uninvited millions – a better view and sound mix than that which those present experienced. …[an] unmissable turn was the astonishing 12-year-old clarinettist Julian Bliss in Messager’s Solo de concours." -- BBC Music Magazine

Awards & Accolades:
SPECIAL MENTION Golden Prague awards 2003:
The Jury commends the scale, ambition and superb execution of this large event which reached a huge global audience, in honour of the Queen´s Golden Jubilee.

Featuring:
Roberto Alagna
Angela Gheorghiu
Mstislav Rostropovich
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
The London Adventist Chorale
Sir Thomas Allen
Julian Bliss
Ashley Wass
Roberto Bolle
Zenaida Yanowsky
The band of her majesty’s royal marines
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis

Featuring Music of Walton, Handel, Bizet, Gershwin, Holst, Tchaikovsky, Rossini, German, Arnold, Puccini, Verdi

PLUS:
Special performances from The Magnificent Ballroom and the Music Room of Buckingham Palace

Region: All
Running Time: 125 minutes
Format: NTSC, Color, LPCM Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: English
Subitles: English
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Works on This Recording

1.
Anniversary Fanfare by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Richard Waterer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
3.
Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
4.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
5.
Jubilee by Traditional
Conductor:  Ken Burton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Adventist Chorale
Written: USA 
6.
Solo de concours by André Messager
Performer:  Julian Bliss (Clarinet), Ashley Wass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1899; France 
7.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 20a, Act 3 - Pas de deux by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
8.
Bachianas brasileiras no 1 for 8 Cellos: Prelúdio "Modinha" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Cellos
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Brazil 
9.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Jupiter by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
10.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
11.
Merrie England: The Yeomen of England by Edward German
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; England 
12.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
13.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
14.
La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
15.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: Excerpt(s) by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
16.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
17.
God Save the King by Thomas Augustine Arne
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band,  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1745; England 
18.
Irish Dances (4), Op. 126: no 1, Allegro con energico by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
19.
Scottish Dances (4), Op. 59: no 3, Allegretto by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
20.
Welsh Dances (4), Op. 138: no 3, Vivace by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
21.
Scottish Dances (4), Op. 59: no 4, Con brio by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 

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