The Proms salutes a crime-fighting violin virtuoso who wrote a pioneering study of Dutch sacred music, tussled with a contralto from the Warsaw Opera and used Offenbach to outwit a pair of jewel thieves.
This Proms matinee celebrates music that conjures up the world of Sherlock Holmes: works by Paganini, Lassus and Wagner which Conan Doyle tells us Holmes loved, and the film and TV scores written for him – from Miklós Rózsa’s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes to David Arnold’s music from the BBC’s Sherlock series starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Special guests include Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss, as well as mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, who explores the repertoire of Holmes’s nemesis, the opera singer Irene Adler.
Music reflecting the personal tastes of Sherlock Holmes and drawn from TV and film scores associated with him – including works by Orlande de Lassus, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Miklós Rózsa and Patrick Gowers.
Mark Gatiss actor
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Jack Liebeck violin
Matthew Sweet presenter
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth conductor
There will be one interval